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Positions at Mariners' Museum

From: Marcie Renner <mrenner>
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Conservator (2 positions)
The Mariners' Museum
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, is seeking two
highly motivated and experienced candidates for Conservator
positions: an objects conservator for the Museum's core collection
and a conservator for artifacts recovered from the ironclad USS

For the Museum position, the successful candidate will be
responsible for the conservation and maintenance of the Museum's
core collections. Responsibilities involve following established
conservation procedures including examination and treatment of
three-dimensional objects; maintaining treatment documentation;
identifying conservation priorities; participating in conservation
research projects; making recommendations for resolving difficult or
unusual problems; assisting with technical work in preparing and
installing artifacts and exhibits; laboratory upkeep and
maintenance; and assisting in the ordering of supplies and
equipment. Advanced degree in conservation or related field
preferred. Minimum two years experience in conservation required.
Photographic skills required.

For the Monitor position, the primary responsibility is
documentation and treatment of objects recovered from the Monitor.
The successful candidates will be expected to follow established
conservation procedures; participate in collaborative research
projects that involve evaluating current treatments and developing
new ones and examining the state of deterioration of the artifacts
at hand; maintain thorough documentation of treatments; examine,
evaluate, and treat artifacts; make recommendations for proper
storage and exhibition of treated artifacts; assist with
installation of artifacts in exhibits; observe safe laboratory
procedures; and assist with laboratory upkeep. Experience with metal
objects and organic materials from a marine environment required.
Advanced degree in conservation and a minimum of two years
experience in conservation of artifacts from a marine environment

These positions are full-time, with full-benefits including medical,
retirement, and paid leave. The Museum position is permanent; the
Monitor one is grant funded through December 31, 2008 (with the
possibility of extension). Starting salaries ranges from
$35,000-$40,000 (US) depending on experience.

Additional details and application information can be obtained at
<URL:> or by contacting:

    Human Resources
    The Mariners' Museum
    100 Museum Dr.
    Newport News, VA  23606
    hr [at] marinersmuseum__org

For additional information on the positions, please contact me

    Marcie Renner
    Chief Conservator
    The Mariners' Museum
    mrenner [at] marinersmuseum__org

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Received on Tuesday, 14 November, 2006

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