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Subject: Position of Historic St. Mary's City

Position of Historic St. Mary's City

From: Lisa Young <conserveit>
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Archaeological Conservation Assistant:
Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland

A conservation assistant is sought to work in a team to perform a
box by box survey of the archaeological collections housed at
Historic St. Mary's City, St. Mary's, Maryland.  The assistant will
be supervised  by the HSMC Laboratory Director and Curator of
Collections.  The survey will include examination of each box,
shelf, and/ or drawer of artifacts and recordation of information
into a prescribed computer database using Microsoft Access.

The assistant will examine the current packaging and condition of
the artifacts, and provide information regarding the future needs of
the collections.  In addition, the assistant will perform a
simultaneous condition survey of the artifacts under supervision of
the Project Conservator, and will record information regarding the
future conservation needs of the collections.  Other duties include
updating the artifact inventory as instructed, repackaging objects
in immediate danger using archivally stable materials, producing
charts and tables from the database, changing silica-gel in
micro-environments if necessary, and coordinating and communicating
with the Project Conservator regarding individual and unique object
needs and conditions.

The assistant may be asked to work with students and/or interns on
the project.  Additionally, the assistant will contribute to both
the final report which will be produced at the end of the project as
well as assist with the creation of an educational brochure on
archaeological conservation which will be published on both the web
and in hard format for distribution to the public, educators,
archaeologists and other museum professionals.

The position will commence in the Fall of 2004 when a qualified
applicant is chosen and will continue for 1507 hours (approximately
37.5 weeks) at $13.50/hour. No benefits are offered, but assistance
finding housing is available. Interested applicants should send a
cover letter outlining any specific collections management and/ or
conservation experience, resume and three professional references

    Silas D. Hurry
    Archaeological Laboratory Director
    Historic St. Mary's City
    PO Box 39
    St. Mary's, MD  20686

For further inquires please send an email to sdhurry [at] smcm__edu  or
call 240-895-4973. Historic St. Mary's City is an Equal Opportunity

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Received on Wednesday, 28 July, 2004

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