Archaeological Conservator, based at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville, NC

The QAR Conservator position at the QAR Lab, within the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB)  in DNCR’s Office of State Archaeology (OSA) is critical to meet the goals of DNCR’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Project (QAR). Duties of this position include conservation, documentation, analysis and research of artifacts, and preparation of the archive (artifacts and records) prior to transfer or loan to the long-term repository NC Maritime Museum. UAB bears primary responsibility for protection and interpretation of thousands of historic shipwrecks and other underwater archaeological sites in our state, including the famous Queen Anne’s Revenge near Beaufort, NC. The position is critical for progressing active treatment of artifacts. The QAR Conservator will be an archaeological conservation professional and will have education and experience in the conservation of archaeological materials from a marine environment from recovery to conservation of collections once transferred to a museum. The employee will work cooperatively with the UAB QAR Project team and with other DNCR staff, partners, and volunteers. The QAR Conservator will undertake all aspects of documentation (including photography and illustration), examination, conservation, analysis, and study of archaeological artifacts recovered from a marine underwater environment, from recovery in the field to conservation as needed after transfer to the museum.

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