International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Paper Conservator

Paper Conservator

Employer: The Mariners' Museum and Park
Job location: Newport News, Virginia
The Mariners' Museum and Park seeks to hire a full-time Paper Conservator to carry out the direct treatment and preventive conservation care of works on paper within the collection of the museum including prints, drawings, watercolors, documents, and photographs. This individual will work in conjunction with the Library and Archival Materials Conservator and other conservation staff and museum personnel to plan and carry out treatments for these objects and prepare them for exhibition, long-term storage, loan, and photography etc. The candidate will also participate in the museum's robust public outreach initiative by engaging with visitors through viewing windows in the laboratory space.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree in conservation from a recognized graduate conservation training program. Applicants must have a minimum of four years of post-graduate conservation experience.

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 Mariner's Museum is situated on a 550 acre park whose trail and lake serve as a beloved community resource.