Archaeological Conservator

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is seeking a Conservator to work in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab (MAC Lab). JPPM, as the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research, is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility which houses over 8 million artifacts from across the state. (To learn more, go to: http://www.jefpat.org/).

The Conservator surveys, examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, packages or mounts artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus providing preservation care to archaeological collections.