Maryland Archaeological Conservator

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, located at the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, MD, is  recruiting for a full time contractual conservator.
*Main Purpose of Job:* This position will function as Conservator working under the direction of the Lead Conservator on a wide range of archaeological objects from marine and terrestrial excavations, including iron, copper alloy, ceramic, glass, leather, stone, and wood. The position will examine and document objects, perform analytical tests, prepare treatment proposals, perform chemical and mechanical conservation treatments, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage and display, and submit full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the Conservation Program of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab).
*Minimum Qualifications: *Applicant must have a degree in the conservation of Objects, from an accredited conservation degree program. Current students seeking a minimum 12-month internship either post-graduate or as a graduation requirement, are eligible. Equivalent work experience of two years practical conservation of archaeological materials maybe excepted in lieu of a conservation degree.
*Desired or Preferred Qualifications:* The applicant should be able to lift 50 pounds, work on ladders or in crouching positions, have experience with taking and processing photographs, and experience with computers operating the Windows Office Suite (Work, Excel and Access), or other equivalent computer software programs.  Prior training in health and safety and the use of lifting and moving equipment is desired.
The deadline to apply is July 20, 2017. For more information and to apply online, go to:

State of Florida Archaeological Conservator

Closes: 7/28/2017


Supervises collections and conservation staff

Ensures timely completion of assigned work, adheres to collections protocols and timely responses to loan requests, request access, technical assistance, etc.

Supervises artifact processing, conservation and curation

Administers artifact loans for exhibit and research

Reviews underwater artifact salvage divisions

Facilitates collections research

Maintains computerized artifact database and maintains and develops associated software applications

Coordinates archaeological collection accession data with 1A-32 Archaeological Research Permits, Florida Master Site File database and other pertinent databases maintained by the division.

Supervises annual inventory of collections as required by Rule 1A-40.007, Florida Administrative Code.

Produces and presents research on aspects of the artifact collections, as mandated, in 267, Florida Statutes.


Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field. A PhD in these fields in preferred.

At least five years of experience as a professional archaeologist, some of which included archaeological collection management, artifact study and curation

Experience coordinating and facilitating research projects with other researchers

History of research and technical report writing experience in archaeology

Supervisory and leadership experience


Knowledge of Florida prehistory and history, including the types of sites that exist and their general distribution and geographic settings.

Knowledge of prehistoric and historic material culture found in Florida

Proficiency in collections database software

Working knowledge of curation and conservation techniques.

Knowledge of analysis used to study archaeological and historical objects


PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field.

Knowledge of 872.05, Florida Statutes, pertaining to unmarked human remains and NAGPRA

IFB Marine Archeological Survey Equipment for THC

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) issues this Invitation for Bid (IFB) to solicit bids for Marine Archeological Remote-Sensing Survey Equipment for use in detecting and monitoring underwater archeological sites on state public land under the jurisdiction of the Texas Historical Commission. As part of public policy as stated in the Antiquities Code of Texas, Sec. 191.002, it is the mission of the Marine Archeology Program of the Texas Historical Commission to locate, protect, and preserve submerged archeological sites, including shipwrecks. The Geometrics G882 and the Edgetech 4125P are the standard tools used to detect submerged shipwrecks sites and are in compliance with the minimum equipment standards required for archeological survey in state waters Texas Administrative Code, Title 13, Part 2, Chapter 18, Rule §28.6. This equipment is the most successful means, and often the only method, in low visibility waters such as Texas to find, and thus protect, these important and rare archeological sites.