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Subject: Position at Mariners' Museum

Position at Mariners' Museum

From: Curtiss Peterson <cpeterson>
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Mariners' Museum,
Newport News, Virginia USA

The Conservator works directly for the Chief Conservator in the
conservation and maintenance of Museum collections. This individual
works closely with the conservation staff and other Museum staff to
conserve artifacts and to prepare them for exhibition.

Major Job Duties:

    *   Carry out established conservation procedures including
        examination and treatment of artifacts in the museum's
    *   Maintain detailed records of conservation treatments.
    *   Identify conservation problems, initiate requests, implement
        solutions under established conservation guidelines, and
        make recommendations for resolving difficult or unusual
    *   Advise/perform preparation of mounts and installation of
        artifacts in exhibits; also consult on lighting and
        environmental control in exhibits.
    *   Laboratory upkeep, and assisting in the ordering of supplies
        and equipment and maintenance and inventory of materials.
    *   Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education: A bachelor's degree in conservation or related field is
required, advanced degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of two years experience in conservation and
artifact handling.

Special Skills:

    *   Working knowledge of acceptable practices for conservation
        and maintenance of objects.

    *   Continued professional development in the conservation

    *   Familiarity with a wide variety of materials including
        metals and organics; experience with objects from a marine
        environment desirable.

    *   Organizational skills necessary for planning and organizing
        professional seminars, lectures.

    *   Development of educational materials/activities for the

    *   Attention to detail and accuracy.

    *   Familiarity with accepted practices for achieving and
        insuring safety in the workplace.

    *   Working knowledge of computers and databases.

    *   Photographic skills desirable. Creativity:

Description: Develop, improvise, and create solutions related to the
maintenance and care of objects. Administrative Responsibility: Work
closely with the Education Department in coordinating, training, and
supervising docents and volunteers. Internal/External Relationships:
External contacts include vendors, researchers, and the public.
Regular internal contact with Museum staff.

Physical Demands:

    *   Talking (ordinary, oratory, other sounds);
    *   Hearing (ordinary);
    *   Seeing (acuity, good depth perception, color vision);
    *   Sitting and standing;
    *   May need to climb up and down ladders and stairs;
    *   May require bending, stooping, and lifting to move and
        retrieve equipment and artifacts;
    *   Pushing, pulling and carrying equipment and artifacts;
    *   Reaching both above and below shoulder height;
    *   Lifting up to 50 lbs.
    *   Exposure to chemicals and solvents including strong acids
        and bases;
    *   Ability to use various breathing apparatuses including
        possible use of respirators;
    *   Fine motor skills.

This is a full-time position with a starting salary of between
$30,000-$35,000 per year and full benefits package including group
medical and dental insurance, life and long term disability
insurance, retirement plan, paid annual leave, sick leave and

Please send letter of interest and resume to the attention of:

    Human Resources
    The Mariners' Museum
    100 Museum Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606

or apply online at <URL:>.

The Mariner's Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:70
                   Distributed: Sunday, May 23, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-70-032
Received on Thursday, 13 May, 2004

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