Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Closing date: August 11 2013
The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a sub-program of the Maryland Historical Trust (Maryland Department of Planning) located at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Calvert County, Maryland, is seeking an entry-level Conservator of archaeological materials.
This is a State of Maryland contractual position for one year (with possible renewal) with no State paid benefits.
The Contractual Conservator will work under the direction of the Head Conservator on a wide range of archaeological objects from various projects, including iron, copper alloy, ceramic, glass, leather, and wood. The Contractual Conservator will examine and document objects, perform analytical tests, prepare treatment proposals, perform conservation treatments, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submit full reports of all activities.
Applicant must have a degree in the conservation of objects from an accredited conservation degree program, or be a current student in such a 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 may be accepted in lieu of a conservation degree. The applicant must 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 applicant must be a US citizen or have a currently valid work visa.
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Online application is *strongly preferred*. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Maryland Department of Planning
301 W. Preston St.
Baltimore MD 21201