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Subject: Position at Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

Position at Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

From: Nichole Doub <ndoub<-a>
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008
Assistant Objects Conservator
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

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 Assistant Conservator of
archaeological materials. State of Maryland contractual position for
one year (with possible renewal) with no State paid benefits, salary
$15.00/hour. Position to start on or about November 1, 2008.

The Assistant Conservator will work under the direction of the Head
Conservator on a wide range of archaeological objects from the
National Park Service Colonial Jamestown Collection, including iron,
copper alloy, ceramic, glass, leather, and wood. The Assistant
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 a
recognized 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 OS, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, or other
equivalent computer software. 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.

To apply: Submit a CV and letter of interest to:

    Miriam Hensley
    Personnel Officer
    Maryland Historical Trust
    100 Community Place
    Crownsville MD 21032

Closing date: October 21, 2008
Equal Opportunity Employer

Nichole Doub
Head Conservator
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, Maryland 20685
410-586-8577


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