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Job and Internships Galore!

From DistList instance 26:3

Internship in conservation The Chester Beatty Library

Dublin, Ireland

The Heritage Council of Ireland and The Chester Beatty Library are pleased to offer a twelve month internship in paper conservation. The internship will be based at The Chester Beatty Library and begin   October/November 2012. Deadline for applications is: Friday 27 July 2012.  Interviews will hopefully take place on Monday 20 August 2012.


Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) seeks a creative, energetic, technology-savvy and client-oriented Preservation Specialist to support NEDCC’s consulting, education, and outreach activities.

Click here for a full job description and application directions.


Rare Book Conservator, Preservation and Conservation Program University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Reporting to the Head of Conservation, the Rare Book Conservator is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique bound library materials, generally those requiring individual treatment, as well as keeping written records and photo-documentation of such work. The Conservator will perform complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections materials.


Required:  Bachelor’s degree; Extensive knowledge of book and paper conservation principles and practices; Extensive knowledge of the physical and chemical nature of books and paper, as evidenced by (i) a graduate degree in conservation, or (ii) the completion of a conservation apprenticeship with an established conservator, or (iii) other verifiable certification of advanced training and education; Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments on rare books, as evidenced by a conservation portfolio; Extensive knowledge of the history of bookbinding; Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred:   Two or more years of professional conservation experience; Experience working collaboratively in a research library and/or archives; Undergraduate degree or significant coursework in a related field such as history, art history, library science, museum studies, chemistry, materials science, and/or studio art; Demonstrated experience in dealing with the intellectual issues involved in the use of research library collections; Supervisory experience; Experiences with databases and integrated library systems; Working knowledge and practice of digital photodocumentation; Demonstrable experience working in exhibition preparation of book materials

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at  https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references, and uploaded documentation (including image, PDF, or word-processing files) of three most significant treatments, or provide an external link to these in the cover letter.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by July 2, 2012.

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