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Subject: Position at NCPTT

Position at NCPTT

From: Mary Striegel <striegelm>
Date: Monday, August 30, 2004
Materials Research Program Research Fellow
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
and Northwestern State University seek an architecture or objects
conservator to fill a two-year position (with option for renewal) to
develop new technologies that advance historic preservation.
Experience in scientific analysis and/or cemetery preservation

During the two-year appointment, incumbent will develop or continue
research projects under the direction of the NCPTT Materials
Research Program Manager. The work will focus on developing new
technologies for the preservation of houses of worship and
cemeteries. Hands-on work will include developing and applying
treatments to headstones within cemeteries, and laboratory testing,
evaluation and monitoring of preservation treatments.  The incumbent
will supervise an undergraduate research intern during summer

The successful candidate will demonstrate hands-on expertise and
skills in objects or architectural conservation.  Knowledge of
masonry materials such as stone, brick, mortars, etc is important.
A Masters degree in conservation or preservation is required.  A
minimum of three years hands-on field experience is desired.
Expertise in photo documentation of cultural materials is needed for
the position.  Knowledge includes working operation of both digital
and film-based cameras.  Demonstration of laboratory skills through
course work or practical experience is sought.  Ability to review
appropriate literature, establish new hypotheses, design
experiments, evaluate and analyze data, synthesize research results
and disseminate information through peer-reviewed journals and
electronic media.

We offer the successful candidate a unique opportunity to apply both
conservation and science to the preservation of cultural resources.
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae,
and references to:

    Mary F. Striegel
    645 College Avenue
    Natchitoches LA 71457
    mary_striegel [at] nps__gov


                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:14
                 Distributed: Sunday, September 5, 2004
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Received on Monday, 30 August, 2004

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