Jobs and other miscellany

Posters from the AIC 2010 meeting have been made available online.

There is a great jobs page from the University of Delaware that includes jobs and internships in all types of conservation. They have an RSS feed, too.

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From yesterday’s PADG listing:

Stanford University has opened the position of Head of Preservation
Department.
Maria Grandinette has served us exceedingly well over the
past two years of her interim assignment, and now [Stanford is] motivated to
find a preservation professional with enthusiasm to work with [their] fine
staff, collections, and ambitions.  Contact Catherine Tierney with questions.

Apply via:  http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
Put job number 38616 in the keyword search box at the bottom
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Book and Library Conservator at Winterthur Museum. Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library seeks a Book and Library Conservator to care for its research library and teach in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program. Responsibilities include preservation administration and conservation of library collections, collaboration with Library and Conservation staff to achieve institutional preservation goals, instruction and mentoring of students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and supervision of staff and volunteers as needed

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Library of Congress, Librarian (Education & Training)

Opening Date: Jun 24, 2010/Closing Date: Jul 19, 2010

The Library of Congress would like to announce a new full time permanent position opening in the Conservation Division within the Preservation Directorate, a GS-1410-9, Librarian (Education and Training) in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. This position works in the areas of preservation outreach, education, training, special projects such as courses or meetings, event planning, and related outreach activities such as tours. The salary range is $51,630-$67,114, which is a GS-9-1410-01 position with promotion potential to a GS-12 level.

Strong candidates should have experience in preservation, education and training, information and materials organization, writing and editing, and consultation and liaison services including tours and as well as with current technology for these areas. Please see the vacancy announcement for further details at:

Interested candidates should apply by July 19, 2010 at

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Preservation Technician, University of Texas, San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries are seeking a versatile and energetic Preservation Technician, UTSA Main Campus/ITC, reporting to the Head of Special Collections. Closing Date:  07/07/2010

For a complete job description and to apply, please use STARS, the Streamlined Applicant Referral System, at https://www.utsajobs.com. Please reference requisition no. 20100267. For additional assistance, please call UTSA Human Resources at (210) 458-4250. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Description of Job Duties:

Evaluates the condition of library print and media materials and determines appropriate conservation methods.

Assesses volumes for internal or external treatment and repair, or determines appropriate vendor services to accommodate methods required.

Performs repairs and treatments, constructs clamshell and phase boxes, maintains appropriate records and documentation of treated items.

Surveys and identifies library archival collections that require treatment and/or isolation for mold, insect activity, or brittle paper acidic paper. Determines and evaluates treatment options and provides recommendations to department head. Prioritizes and coordinates internal treatments and use of vendors.

Monitor environmental conditions in Special Collections and identifies trends and deficiencies. Recommends actions for improvement in short term and long term.

Evaluates conservation practices and assesses general library preservation needs. Collaborates with departmental staff to develop and implement cost-effective solutions.

Provides training to library staff on condition reviews, preservation methods, and environmental monitoring.

Surveys, identifies and makes recommendations for the transfer of various media to digital format with outside vendors.

Monitors and maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies to perform repairs and treatments.

Item level treatment of books and archival material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in History, Conservation, Chemistry, Art History, or a related field.  Knowledge of the history, science and aesthetics of materials and techniques used to produce library materials, the causes of deterioration or damage to library materials, and the range of methods and materials that are used in conservation treatment and the implications of proposed treatment.  One year of library or museum experience post graduation in conservation and/or preservation.

Preferred – Master’s degree or post graduate courses from an accredited institution in Conservation, Restoration Science, Curatorship or Museum Studies.  Formal apprenticeship, paid or unpaid, in preservation and/or conservation providing depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to perform the duties of the position.  Experience with rare books and special collections, photographs, and best practices associated with reformatting of audio-visual materials.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, $37,812 minimum for a 12-month appointment plus benefits package.

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