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Subject: Position at Mariners' Museum

Position at Mariners' Museum

From: Eric J. Schindelholz <schi0320<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2005
The Mariners' Museum
USS Monitor project
Newport News, VA

The Mariners' Museum seeks a highly motivated and experienced
conservator to join the USS Monitor project.  The conservator will
work closely with the Monitor conservation team, archaeologists, and
others at the museum to research, treat, and care for over 250 tons
of artifacts recently recovered from the Monitor shipwreck site.

Responsibilities include:

    *   Research, documentation, planning, and carrying out
        treatment and stabilization procedures for large-scale iron
        composite artifacts, such as the Monitor's gun turret, steam
        engine, and cannon.

    *   Examination, documentation, treatment of waterlogged organic
        artifacts, such as wood, leather, textile, and rubber.

    *   Care of treated artifacts on display and in storage.

    *   Participation in collaborative conservation research
        projects with other institutions and universities.

    *   Preparation for new laboratory facility scheduled to open in

Candidates should have a degree from a recognized graduate
conservation program (or the equivalent) and at least two years
specialized experience in the conservation of waterlogged
archaeological materials.  Applicants with strong analytical skills
and a chemistry background are desired. Physical demands include
climbing up and down ladders, lifting up to 50lbs., and ability to
work in both indoor and outdoor environments.

This position offers potential for professional growth through
challenging treatments, research, and professional training. Salary
is commensurate with experience.  The position is full-time, full
benefits.  The closing date for applications is September 7, 2005.

Please send C.V. and cover letter to:

    Megan Schoenecker
    Human Resources
    The Mariners' Museum
    Human Resources
    100 Museum Drive
    Newport News 23606

For additional information please see
<URL:> or contact TMM human resources at

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:8
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
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Received on Tuesday, 2 August, 2005

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