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Job and Internship Announcements

Supervisory Physical Specialist (Chief, Preservation and Research and Testing Division)

Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress (Washington DC)

Opening date: June 3, 2011 / Closing date: July 5, 2011

The Library of Congress is seeking to fill a full time permanent GS-15 supervisory position in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate, located in Washington, DC.

The incumbent operates with full independence in the management of the Preservation Research and Testing Division, which administers a program of scientific research and technological development for the preservation of the entire range of the Library’s varied and extensive collections in their original form, as well as the preservation of their informational content. The incumbent is recognized as an expert authority and leader in a physical science or regulatory specialization area and is responsible for developing, planning, and administering a full-scale, comprehensive program of scientific research and technological development to seek practical solutions for long-standing problems underlying the preservation of the entire range of the Library’s collections.

For additional information and application procedures, see USAJobs .

Dianne van der Reyden, Director

Library of Congress, Preservation Directorate


Book and paper Internship

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington DC)

The Werner Gundersheimer Conservation Lab is offering a one year internship to conservators and advanced students with a minimum of five years training and work experience in the conservation field.

Individuals applying for the Folger program should have well-developed fundamental skills in conservation and should feel comfortable working independently while receiving guidance from the Folger’s conservation staff.

The Conservation Intern will be involved in:

Various treatments on book or paper artifacts including

exhibition preparation and installation

Parchment manuscript, seal conservation and rehousing project of

a 16th-17th English deed collection

Iron gall ink treatment

To apply submit a letter of intent, resume accompanied by three reference letters to:

Renate Mesmer, Acting Head

Werner Gundersheimer Conservation Lab

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol Street SE

Washington DC 20003

Applicants accepted to the program are granted a stipend of $20,800 (Equal Opportunity Employment).

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