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From today’s DistList Instance 25:17

Conservator: Shangri La

Below is a brief job summary for the position; the complete job
description and application instructions are posted on our website.

The Conservator position at Shangri La requires a knowledgeable,
innovative, adaptive and collaborative thinker who can develop and
implement a long-term Conservation Plan that establishes clear
priorities for the treatment of Shangri La’s environmentally-threatened collections.  The Conservator will handle basic object treatments; work closely with the Curator to determine when specialist conservators are critically needed and apply a trained conservator’s discerning eye to all conservation work proposed and performed on Shangri La’s collections. The Conservator
will also serve as a qualified supervisor for graduate-level interns and ongoing training for collections technicians.

An advanced Certificate or Master’s degree in conservation plus 5
years experience as a conservator is required. Candidates must
specialize in the treatment of objects, both portable and embedded,
in a variety of media and be well versed in the AIC Code of Ethics
and Standards of Practice.  Strong computer and Internet skills with
a moderate to high level of experience in MS Office, The Museum
System, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign is ideal.
Friendly, independent and collaborative leaders with excellent
communication skills are encouraged to apply.

Please submit resume with cover letter to slconservator-hr [at] ddcf__org

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 21, 2011

Maja Clark
Collections Manager, Shangri La
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
4055 Papu Circle
Honolulu HI 96816


Guest Lecturer on Issues in Library and Archives Preservation
Art Conservation Department
Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

New, recurring position, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
available Spring Semester, January-May 2012. Full information on the web.

The lecturer will be responsible for presenting long-term
preservation concerns of library and archive collections to graduate
students in paper and rare book conservation, advise us on our
enhanced library and archive conservation program, and participate
in mentoring students in the library and archive specialty.

Lecturer would travel to Buffalo once each spring semester to
lecture and lead two one-day seminars during each visit, in a
two-year rotation. Typically, a lecture of 1-1-2 hours is followed
by a three-hour lab or studio exercise.  These are scheduled on a
Thursday-Friday at the lecturer’s convenience.  Although the
lecturer will have considerable leeway in the presentations, the
goal of the lecturer must be to augment the current rotating lecture
and workshop series on library preservation issues. The current
series cover collection management and preservation of Audio and
Video Materials in Library Collections, and Emergency Planning and
Disaster Response for Library and Archives Collections. Important
topics the lecturer might cover include library institutional
structure, resource management, conservation decisions for
circulating collections, and a conservator’s place in the library.

Compensation includes honorarium, plus travel, accommodations and

Please send questions or letter of interest and a current CV
electronically to walshjc [at] buffalostate__edu, subject line: Lecturer

or by post to:

Judy Walsh, Professor
Art Conservation Department
Buffalo State College – RH 230
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222


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