Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 111
April 1997

Positions Available

Bookbinder / Paper Conservator

The Handbridge Bindery in Austin, Texas is seeking an experienced bookbinder/paper conservator to perform a variety of duties.

Please send resumes to the Handbridge Bindery, 1720 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704.

Women's Studio Workshop

Artists' Fellowships: Women's Studio Workshop is accepting applications for its 1997 Fellowship Programs in intaglio, water-based screenprinting, photography, papermaking and letterpress. Fellowship awards are designed to provide artists with concentrated work time to explore new ideas in a dynamic and cooperative community of women artists in a rural environment. Fellows have unlimited access to the studios and may work in two to eight week sessions, from September through June. The cost of fellowship recipients is $200 per week plus materials, about one third of the actual cost, and includes on-site housing. To apply,send proposal, resume, 10 slides of work, an SASE for their return and proposed dates and length of residency to: WSW, PO Box 489, Rosendale ny 12472, or call 914 658-9133 for more information. Applications must be postmarked by May 15 for September residencies and November 1 for March-June residencies.

Internships: Women's Studio Workshop is looking for three interns for its Summer Arts Institute Session. Interns spend half of their summer taking workshops at no charge and the rest of the time working for WSW. Interns are provided with free housing and access to the printmaking, photography, letterpress and papermaking studios after hours. Applicants should send a resume, 10-20 slides, three current letters of recommendation, a letter of interest and an SASE for the return of slides to the address above. Applications must be postmarked by March 15.

Kress Foundation Internships In Paper Conservation

The New York Botanical Garden Library offers two six-month internships in paper conservation, the first beginning on October 1, 1997; the second on April 1, 1998. These positions, the Kress Foundation Internships in Paper Conservation, will provide experience working with the Library's Botanical Art and Illustration Collection. Working under the supervision of the Garden's Conservation Librarian, the intern will assist with a conservation survey of the collection, stabilization, preservation, and rehousing procedures, carry out an independent research project, and prepare a final report on the project.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or a graduate of, a recognized program in paper, art, or book conservation. These six-month, full-time positions (35 hours per week) offer a stipend of $447.00 per week. There are no fringe benefits, but there will be an allowance of $250.00 to be used during the period of the internship for appropriate outside professional development. On-site interview preferred. Applicants may apply for either internship. They should send a detailed letter of application, a current resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Judith Reed, Conservation Librarian, The New York Botanical Garden Library, Bronx, ny 10458.

Deadline for receipt of a complete application is Monday, June 30, 1997. Notification of the successful applicant will be sent by August 30, 1997.