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Paintings or objects conservator

May 27, 2015

Employment

Getty Conservation Institute, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Los Angeles CA

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Description
The Getty Conservation Institute is seeking a paintings or objects conservator with experience in the conservation of modern and contemporary art, an interest in scientific research and its application to conservation practice, and a keen interest in education to fill the position of Project Specialist. The Project Specialist will be primarily responsible for implementing a series
of courses, workshops and didactic resources associated with the GCI’s Research into Practice workshop series; these workshops seek to enhance the connection between scientific advances and their application in the field through the timely transfer of research results and analytical processes from the laboratory to the
practicing professional.

The Project Specialist should have a graduate qualification in conservation, with a specialty in paintings or objects, or the equivalent practical conservation experience; a Master’s degree in conservation is preferred. In addition, the Project Specialist must
have a minimum of 5-7 years of conservation work experience which should include modern and contemporary art. The candidate for this position should be able to demonstrate a familiarity with current conservation research, particularly pertaining to modern and contemporary art, experience in teaching and/or the design of training projects, as well as project management capability. The successful candidate will also have strong writing skills and the ability to contribute to and write technical reports and papers.
He/she must also be adept at handling multiple activities at once within a fast-paced and highly visible project. The Project Specialist must be available for frequent travel internationally, including trips that may be several weeks in duration. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred. International candidates welcome. An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience will be provided.
If you have specific questions about the Project Specialist
position, please email gcistaffing<-a t->getty< . >edu

Application deadline
03 July 2015

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Senior Conservation Technician

Employment

University of Cincinnati Libraries, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Cincinnati, OH

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Description
The Preservation Lab, a collaboration between the University of Cincinnati and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, is pleased to announce the following position. This position works in a team environment preserving the collections of the two parent
institutions. The Preservation Lab is on the west campus of the University of Cincinnati.

Three of the lab’s team members will be at the AIC conference in May 2015 and would be happy to discuss the position in-person with interested candidates. If you would like to meet, please contact Holly Prochaska uc< . >edu> to make arrangements.

General Description: The University of Cincinnati Libraries seeks a collaborative, motivated, and skilled individual to preserve and conserve the cultural heritage materials, primarily book and paper, of the two cooperating institutions. The primary responsibilities
of the Senior Conservation Technician include conservation treatment of special collections/medium rare materials, exhibition preparation, and special conservation projects. The lab is an open, hybrid lab environment with a staff of seven, as well as students and volunteers. The lab is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, and is a collaborative lab that is jointly
managed, staffed, and funded by both UC Libraries and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH).

Application deadline
08 June 2015

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Dibner Book Conservator

Employment

Huntington Library, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : San Marino CA

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Description
The Huntington seeks applications for the Dibner Book Conservator. The Dibner Book Conservator is responsible for the physical care, preservation, and conservation treatment of books and works on paper in the history of science and technology collections at the Huntington Library. The position is an exempt, full time, regular
staff position in the Preservation Department’s conservation lab. This professional position is endowed by the Dibner Fund.

Responsibilities: Examines, analyses, and performs both basic and complex book and paper conservation treatments and housing for a range of paper based library materials including books and works on paper in accordance with AIC guidelines. Provides full written and photographic documentation of treatments in accordance with AIC
guidelines. Prepares condition assessments, conducts surveys, and provides other written reports as necessary. Maintains the Dibner History of Science Exhibit in collaboration with the Exhibits Conservator. Participates in departmental activities such as educational programs, emergency response, and environmental control.
Researches and recommends laboratory equipment and supplies. Assists in general organization, maintenance, and management of conservation laboratory. Works closely with the Department Head and Dibner Senior Curator of the History of Science and Technology to set treatment priorities for the history of science collections.
Conducts or assists with workshops, seminars, and other training. May train and supervise interns and volunteers.

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Collections Care Technicians

Employment

New York Academy of Medicine Library, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : New York, NY

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Description
Part-time (20 hours/week), temporary (8 weeks)

$14.00/hr; no benefits package

Start date: approximately June 1, 2015

The New York Academy of Medicine Library seeks qualified candidates for up to three (3) Collections Care Technicians. Under the general supervision of staff in the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory, and following established protocols and workflows, the Collections Care Technicians will assess the physical
condition of 19th-20th century journals to determine suitability for digitization; record characteristics (including size, page count, etc.) of individual volumes in a spreadsheet; work both independently and as part of a team to ensure continuity of workflow and accuracy of recorded data; perform other related duties as
assigned.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree;
knowledge of basic book handling practices, with demonstrated sensitivity to the handling of fragile and/or rare materials; excellent manual dexterity and attention to detail; physical ability to move books and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.; ability to work in an environment in which exposure to dust, dirt and mold is possible; demonstrated technology skills, including a proficiency
with the Microsoft Office suite of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

To apply, please forward cover letter and resume with “Collections Care Technician” in the subject line to hr<-a t->nyam< . >org.

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Conservator, Library and Archives Materials

Employment

Science Museum Group, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Wroughton, England

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Description
Full-time; two year fixed term contract

Salary UKP24,500 to UKP28,500 per annum depending on knowledge and skills

The Science Museum Group at Wroughton is seeking a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Library and Archives materials conservator to provide conservation and collections care support for the development and delivery of Library and Archives functions.

As part of our Masterplan, an ambitious programme of capital projects putting our collections at the heart of everything we do to transform the museum, its buildings and the way our three million visitors experience the Museum’s collection, galleries and facilities, is the development of our site at Wroughton. Site use is changing from storing large objects for the Science Museum to being the main storage facility for the Science Museum Group which includes the Science Museum, including the Library and Archives, the National Railway Museum, the National Media Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.

The Science Museum Library is one of the world’s great research libraries for the history of science and technology. The Science Museum Archives holds archives from some of the most famous and influential individuals and companies in the fields of science, medicine, engineering and industry. The Library and Archives will
support the new Research Centre at the museum in South Kensington, to be opened autumn 2015, which will provide a world-class environment for academic research and a greater connection between our objects, library and archive collections as well as continuing to support in-house exhibitions and loans to other institutions.

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New Icon Internships

Internship

Icon – the Institute of Conservation, United Kingdom

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Description
Icon, the Institute of Conservation is pleased to announce a new internship of 12 months beginning in October 2015. This is funded by National Trust for Scotland /Bute Memorial Fund. This is a preventive conservation internship hosted by National Trust for Scotland and based in Glasgow. Applicants must be able to demonstrate eligibility to live and work in the UK for the duration
of this placement.
Please apply using the application form on the Icon website only.
Interviews will be held the week of 20 July 2015

Contact:

Jayne Sheraton
Training Manager, Institute of Conservation (Icon)
jsheraton<-a t->icon< . >org< . >uk
or
Kath Whittam
Professional Development Support Officer
kwhittam<-a t->icon< . >org< . >uk

Application deadline:
21 June 2015

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Care of Photographs

Course / Cours

fromdu 22 June 2015 toau 14 August 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
Northern States Conservation Center, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Online course

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Description
Description: Photographic materials cover a diverse range,
everything from the daguerreotypes and wet plate negatives of the 19th century to the gelatin silver, chromogenic and inkjet prints of the 20th and now 21st century. Care of Photographs offers a broad introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of these and other photographic materials. Topics include environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials. It is intended to help those caring for photographic materials to gain a better understanding of their collections and how to care for them.

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Online conservation courses

Course / Cours

Organized by:Organisé par :
David Harvey – Senior Conservator and Museum Consultant,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Online course

Description
All courses are structured for busy working professionals, so you do it entirely on your own time and schedule. All courses have three sections so the course runs for three weeks. There is one practical assignment at the end to complete the course. Registration is limited so sign up now.

“Care and Conservation of Historic Copper, Brass, and Bronze”
June 1, 2015
$150
For a description of the course and to register see

“Care and Conservation of Historic Tools”
June 8, 2015
$150
For a description of the course and to register see

“Care and Conservation of Historic Silver”
June 15, 2015
$160
For a description of the course and to register see

“Care and Conservation of Firearms”
June 22, 2015
$160
For a description of the course and to register see

If you have any questions feel free to email me at

cityofangelsconservation<-a t->gmail< . >com

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Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Furniture and Woodwork

May 21, 2015

Fellowship

Philadelphia Museum of Art, United States

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Philadelphia, PA

Description :
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering a Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in the conservation of furniture and woodwork beginning on August 1, 2015 and ending on October 30, 2017. The applicant should be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience. Work will include technical
examination, treatment, research, and preservation activities on European, American, and Asian furniture and architectural woodwork in the Museum’s collections.

Each fellowship includes a yearly stipend of $35,198, health insurance, $3,000 in travel funds and $2,000 for research support.
Applications should be sent electronically and include: pdf files
containing statement of interest, resume, transcripts of graduate courses, and three examples of examination and treatment records with photographs. Please include any published treatments or research.

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