The mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum is to collect, preserve, research, document, and interpret the maritime history, culture, and environment of coastal North Carolina for diverse, public and specialized audiences to inspire appreciation, encourage discovery, and promote an active, responsible understanding for maritime heritage among present and future generations.
In 1996 an 18th-century shipwreck was discovered adjacent to Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. Based on its location, date, and analysis of the artifact assemblage, the wreck is identified as the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) (1718). The location of the site is in NC state waters; the wreck belongs to the state of North Carolina. NCR is the parent organization responsible for the management, protection, preservation and development of the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) Shipwreck.
This position’s working title is QAR Conservator (IMLS). The position is a two-year, time-limited, permanent position for an archaeological conservator. It is grant funded and part of an IMLS Collections Stewardship Project (MA-30-16-0501-16) for the QAR.