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Archaeological Conservator

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 2, 2012

Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Archaeological Conservator, closes 25 January.

Assists the historic conservator with carrying out conservation of marine and terrestrial archaeological objects – both organic and inorganic. This includes photographic and written documentation, material analysis, transport of heavy objects with a winch system and hydraulic jacks, mechanical and chemical cleaning, processes associated with desalination, and material-specific coating systems.

Performs routine processing and documentation of artifacts and associated materials. This entails tagging, sorting, labeling, cataloging and operating computer software to track object locations and treatment histories.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historical Conservator in implementing procedures to curate and maintain security of artifacts, including elements of preventive conservation.

Assists the Historic Conservator with facility and equipment maintenance to ensure the laboratory workspace remains safe, clean and neat. This entails a weekly cleanup (sweeping, mopping, wiping down counter tops, etc.), a more extensive yearly cleaning of the wet lab facilities, and routine safety inspections (fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, chemical showers, etc.).

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with public outreach programs, including laboratory tours and other speaking engagements.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with outside funding opportunities through contracted work and grant applications.

Assists the Historic Conservator with instructing and training conservation interns and volunteers.

Queries may be forwarded to:

    J. Claire Tindal
    Archaeological Conservator
    Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
    julia.tindal@dos.myflorida.com

Claire Tindal
Conservator
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
R.A. Gray Building, Conservation Lab GR-15
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-6323

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