(beginning September 2017)
The Morgan Library & Museum announces a one-year fellowship in rare book conservation, renewable for a second year. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an emerging book conservator with a mentored post-graduate opportunity, working under the guidance of an experienced staff of book and paper conservators in an active museum and research library environment with extraordinary holdings of books, manuscripts and works of art on paper. Projects of progressive complexity will develop decision-making and treatment skills as applied to the preservation, repair, rebinding, exhibition and loan of bound materials, both printed and manuscript. The fellow will participate in all Thaw Center activities, including ongoing technical research and materials testing projects. The Thaw Conservation Center is a major resource in New York City for the conservation and technical study of bound materials.
- Applicants should be recent graduates of a recognized graduate-level program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the acquisition of equivalent skills and knowledge through work/life experience.
- A portfolio of treatments and research projects is required of all applicants selected for interviews.
- Candidates should possess strong public speaking and written communication skills.
- Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to conservation, scholarly advancement, and public outreach.
Annual compensation is $38,000 plus health insurance and other benefits.
Deadline for application: May 5, 2017
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the fellowship, including a statement of career goals and areas of particular interest, plus a curriculum vitae and list of references. These materials should be submitted electronically to [email protected]
Three letters of recommendation are also required, and should be provided separately by the referees. All materials should be received by May 5.
This fellowship has been generously underwritten by the Pine Tree Foundation of New York.