Conservation Assistant- St. Mary's City, Maryland, USA

By Stephanie Whitehead posted 05-09-2019 14:18

Conservation Assistant
St. Mary's City, Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the contingent position of Conservation Assistant.   The Research and Collections Department of Historic St. Mary’s City seeks to hire a temporary full-time archaeological Conservation Assistant to work on the treatment of artifacts collected from ongoing field work. The individual will report to the Conservator and be responsible for completing conservation treatments, packaging of artifacts, and maintaining documentation. Relocation to the southern Maryland region is necessary. Historic St. Mary’s City staff is managing this project in collaboration with St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This is a full-time contingent position with no benefits provided. 

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1700, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

Bachelor’s degree in conservation or a related field (i.e. archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, etc.). Currently working towards or have recently completed a master’s degree in conservation.

Conservation experience while working in museums or archaeology.

Knowledge of conservation treatments and methods for metals and glass.

Strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to maintain concise documentation. 

Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. 

Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address),  and three references and submitted online. Questions may be directed to Stephanie Whitehead at

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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