Archaeological Conservator

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) months of part-time paid or volunteer work experience in a conservation lab, museum, repository, archive, or similar institution.
  • Knowledge of techniques required to conserve artifacts recovered from terrestrial and underwater contexts.
  • Experience conserving objects, including applying techniques to conserve historic metal objects.


  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and monitoring.
  • Experience engaging with the public, including in a museum or collections setting.
  • Experience conducting outdoor conservation projects.
  • Knowledge of Florida’s history and prehistory.

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists state conservators with treating objects in the state’s archaeological collections both in the conservation laboratory and in the field.
  • Conducts independent conservation projects and routinely enters treatment updates into the Axiell Collections database.
  • Participates in public outreach events promoting the state’s archaeological collections and the conservation program.
  • Monitors the transfer of objects between the conservation laboratory and the collections facility; ensures that artifacts are correctly located in the Axiell Collections database.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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