Friday, February 24, 2012

Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas

Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS
40 hours per week; 8 week assignment (between May and September)
$3000 stipend (taxable)
Deadline for application is March 16, 2012

The University of Kansas is seeking applicants for its 2012 Summer Conservation Internship. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake and complete a conservation project and gain insight into the workings of a dynamic preservation department. Conservation decision-making and documentation for library and archival collections will be stressed. While the specific project will depend on the skills and interest of the successful applicant, treatments may include surface cleaning, humidification and flattening, mending and filling, book treatments, and custom housing design. The focus will be on special collections materials.

Applicants should be current students or recent graduates of a book or paper conservation training program, or an applicant with equivalent experience.

To apply, please submit the following items:

1. Cover letter (including how the internship will help the applicant reach professional goals)
2. Current resume, including list of conservation/preservation classes or completed training
3. Contact information for two references (including phone and email)
4. Two sample treatment reports (with images)

Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens.

To apply, see and reference position number 00007271.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.

Whitney Baker
Head, Conservation Services
University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544