Monitor Conservation Fellowship, 2009-2010/USS Monitor Conservation Project
The Mariners’ Museum In partnership with the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, is offering a conservation fellowship for treatment of objects excavated from the wreck site of the USS Monitor.
The fellowship is a full-time (35 hours/week) position for one year (July 2009-June 2010) and includes a stipend of $24,000. Additional funding for travel may be available at the discretion of the Museum’s chief conservator. The fellowship entails hands-on treatments of large, industrial, composite objects such as pumps and motors. These objects were submerged in saltwater for 140 years prior to excavation and thus require specialized treatment. The fellow will gain experience in a wide variety of analytical and treatment techniques while working on objects from one of the most significant vessels in naval history.
Eligibility: The successful candidate for the position will be in his/her final year of or have graduated from a recognized conservation graduate or training program. Previous experience working with metal artifacts recovered from a marine environment is preferred. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required.
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Marcie Renner, Chief Conservator The Mariners’ Museum 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 Alternatively, electronic versions of the above-listed information may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information must be received by March 15, 2009.