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:
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Ashtabula County Underwater Archaeology Survey
The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) seeks professional consultant services for completion of a survey to identify and evaluate marine cultural resources within the Lake Erie waters of Ashtabula County, Ohio. The survey area for this project will include areas of higher potential for submerged cultural resources within an estimated 30 square miles of the approximately 30 linear-mile Ashtabula County shoreline area. To date, three shipwrecks have been previously identified within this area and no professional archaeological survey has been conducted. Results of this project will be used as a model for the planning of future surveys within Lake Erie, the coordination of relevant federal and state projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and for disaster planning in Ohio waters as it relates to marine cultural resources. The available funding for this project, which is supported by Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief funds (CFDA 15.957), is $40,000-$60,000.
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