Conservation Intern

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering a 10-week summer internship to
conduct material analysis and conservation assessment of the Spanish
fishing boat *Isabel* (1925) within the Institution’s Collection of 150
small craft from 42 countries. The twenty-two foot long vessel is
constructed from wood and decorated with traditional folk paintings and
other ornamental elements. At present the object has condition issues which
include: structural damage, separation of framing components, and
delamination of paint across multiple surfaces. The internship will focus
on the inventorying and identification of component parts, the
characterization of paint layers and fiber-based materials, and the
identification of wood species of structural elements to enable the
development of a conservation treatment plan.
Techniques available to conduct analysis and imaging during the internship
include photogrammetry, UV-Vis Fluorescence, IR, RTI, PXRF, FT-IR, and PLM
and LM.

Placement dates for the internship are between June 3 and August 16, 2019

Applying candidates should have a minimum of one year of conservation
graduate school training.

Please email a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of
recommendations with one coming from a conservator familiar with the
applicant’s work to: whoffman@MarinersMuseum.org

Stipend Position: $5,000.00

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

For additional information please contact:

Will Hoffman
Director of Conservation & Chief Conservator
Batten Conservation Complex
The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 591-7768

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