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Job Announcement: Archaeological Conservator

Posted by: Chuck Meide in Job Opportunities, LAMPosts

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thank you, all of the talented individuals who expressed interest in joining our program.

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program is seeking a qualified person to fill the job of Archaeological Conservator. This is a full-time position with benefits. This individual will oversee LAMP's conservation laboratory spaces and be responsible for processing and treating archaeological objects recovered from research excavations.

The full job description is listed below.

Archaeological Conservator

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum is seeking an Archaeological Conservator specializing in the conservation of waterlogged material culture recovered from shipwreck and other historical maritime archaeological contexts. This employee will manage the day to day administration and organization of LAMP’s conservation laboratory spaces, and oversee the treatment, processing, and curation of artifacts of various materials. Will be responsible for developing and maintaining laboratory safety and organizational protocols to professional and ethical standards. Will also assist with LAMP’s ongoing research, administrative, and public archaeology programs. Applicants must be certified divers with scientific diving and underwater archaeology field experience, and must be able to meet American Academy of Underwater Sciences minimum standards for a scientific diver. Applicants must have formal training in the archaeological conservation of waterlogged artifacts, a BA in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field, and at least three years relevant experience in archaeological conservation laboratory and underwater archaeological fieldwork settings. A Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related fields is strongly desired. Experience with analytic software commonly used in archaeological research, particularly databases, GIS, and Hypack, a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include Paid Time Off and health care insurance.

Interested applicants can contact Kyle Worrell at kworrell@staugustinelighthouse.com or 904-829-0745.

Address: Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, Inc.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave
St. Augustine, Florida 32080 USA

More information on LAMP may be found at www.LAMPmaritime.org.

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