Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Internship - Preservation

GRANT FUNDED, Temporary 12 week assignment
Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship

Syracuse University Library is pleased to announce the Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship. This grant funded internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of preservation/conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Interns will learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Department of Preservation and Conservation and will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of Syracuse University Library. The intern will also visit Gaylord Brothers to learn about the archival supply market and see how products are manufactured.

Qualifications The internship provides a $5,000 stipend (taxable) as well as support for attending the AIC Annual Conference. Gaylord will pay all required registration fees and reasonable expenses, including but not limited to hotel, transportation, and meals. In exchange for accepting this support to attend AIC, the intern will assist in staffing the Gaylord Booth at the conference during breaks.

For more information about the Department of Preservation and Conservation log onto:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate bookbinding and conservation skills with actual treatment examples and documentation before the anticipated start date of this internship. Models may be submitted in addition to the actual treatments.

The intern will offer one hands-on workshop of regional interest at Syracuse University Library.

At the end of the internship, the intern will submit a final article/report about their project that can be used in Library and Gaylord publicity.

To apply for the Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship please submit the following items along with your online application: cover letter; current resume; contact information for two professional references (include address, phone number and e-mail address); statement of interest (include projects of interest and your long term professional goals); description of your program including requirements and course descriptions (indicating the classes you have completed).

Responsibilities Applicants should be current students or recent graduates of a program of library/archives preservation administration or conservation, art conservation with some experience in books and paper, or equivalent such as The North Bennet Street School.

Applicants must commit to 12 consecutive weeks of full-time employment as interns. Scheduling of the internship dates is flexible. The internship carries with it a stipend of $5000. 37.5 hours per week; flexible schedule; 12 week assignment .

To apply and view all other HR related details please go to:


Then click on Temporary Opportunities to view the formalities of the listing and to apply.

Applicants will need to provide proof of work eligibility in the US.

Please feel free to contact Peter Verheyen with any questions. Contact information is below.

We welcome your applications.

Peter D. Verheyen
Head of Preservation and Conservation
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244