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Book and Paper Conservation Technician (The Huntington Library)

The Huntington Library seeks applicants for a Book and Paper Conservation Technician position.  The technician will work with the conservation staff in support of the preservation of the Huntington Library collections.  This is a full-time position with benefits and will be open until filled.

Responsibilities:   Performs basic repairs and other conservation treatments determined appropriate by staff conservators on paper based library and archival materials.  Documents work and keeps statistics.  Constructs protective housings such as corrugated boxes, drop-spine boxes, 4-flaps, folders and encapsulations.

Participates in environmental monitoring and disaster preparedness. Assists conservators with housekeeping, surveys and training interns.   Assists conservators with laboratory  maintenance and ordering supplies and equipment.   Performs other duties in support of the preservation of the collections as needed.

Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Huntington website. Please submit letter of application, resume, and three references to:

The Huntington Library

Human Resources Department – Job # 067-10

1151 Oxford Road

San Marino, CA 91108


Paper Conservation Laboratory Fellowships (2 positions)

National Museum of American History

The Paper Conservation Laboratory of Preservation Services, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, is seeking two post graduate conservation fellows to participate in the treatment of Thomas Jefferson’s The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, commonly referred to as the “Jefferson Bible,” and two of its source books.

Reporting to the Senior Paper Conservator, the fellowship appointees serve on a conservation team which will:  examine the books; document the books’ current condition and structure; analyze paper, ink and adhesives; devise a written tool that assists and documents the treatment decision-making; perform the conservation treatment; document in photographic and written form all decisions, materials, and conservation techniques used in the treatment; design and construct long-term protective enclosures for these artifacts; and assist in the digital scanning, and exhibition of the Bible and its two source books.

The fellowship is for one year from September 2010 to September 2011 and provides each fellow with a $35,000 stipend plus $2,400 for health insurance. Application deadline is July 23, 2010.

To apply, please electronically send a cover letter, resume, list of 3 references and portfolio to Janice Stagnitto Ellis: ellisjs [at] si__edu


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