Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fellowship: Conservation of Photographic Materials

Samuel H. Kress Fellowship: Conservation of Photographic Materials: Seeking applicants for a nine-month, post-graduate fellowship in the conservation of photographs at the Chicago History Museum (CHM) to support the preservation of CHM's important collection of Civil War era photographs. The Fellow will survey the collection, prioritize photographic prints for conservation treatment, and provide treatment for some of the most significant and endangered items. This fellowship is available through the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC). The fellowship will begin in the fall of 2012. A stipend of up to $29,000 is available, payable on a monthly basis for the nine-month appointment. This position does not qualify for benefits. The Fellow will be responsible for all taxes. The fellowship is open to US citizens who are recent graduates of a recognized graduate conservation training program in the US or Canada. Additional experience beyond the program in examination and treatment of photographs is desirable. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills to fulfill the objectives of the fellowship, and should have the ability to work independently. The Fellow will be supervised by the Conservator of Paper & Photographs, and will work closely with other staff in Collections and Research departments. Candidate selection is subject to approval by the FAIC. To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and copies of conservation examination and treatment reports with images to Carol Turchan, Conservator Chicago History Museum 1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL. 60614-6038 (312) 799-2073 email: