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Archaeological Conservator (USS Monitor…

Archaeological Conservator (USS Monitor Project)

Employer: The Mariners' Museum and Park
USA
Job location: Newport News, Virginia
The Mariners' Museum and Park seeks a full-time conservator to undertake the direct treatment and preventive conservation of objects recovered from the wreck of the American Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. This individual will work closely with conservation staff and other museum personnel to conserve artifacts and to prepare them for exhibition and/or long-term storage.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree in conservation from a recognized graduate conservation training program (or equivalent). Applicants must have a minimum of four years of post-graduate conservation experience and familiarity with a wide variety of materials including metals and organics.

About the Mariners' Museum and Park:
The Mariners' Museum was founded in 1930 with the goals of collecting, preserving, and sharing the world's maritime heritage with the community. Since then, the institution has grown to become the steward of a world-class collection of over 32,000 objects, including three dimensional objects, paintings, and art on paper. The museum is also home to the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere, housing over 110,000 books and 1 million pieces of archival material. Along with its own vast collection, the museum is the repository of nearly 210-tons of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the American Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. The Mariners' Museum is situated on a 550 acre park whose trailand lake serve as a beloved community resource.