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Position Summary:

This position is a UK based independent contractor role to document and conserve both organic and inorganic artefacts recovered from a marine archaeological environment for storage, research and exhibition. Artefacts recovered will cover a broad range of material including large bronze cannon. The successful candidate will work under and report to the Project Conservator.

The successful candidate will follow up on conservation treatments and apply policies and industry standards.

The position offers an opportunity to engage in high-status material culture conservation from excavation to storage or display. Interventive conservation documentation may lead to publication

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaises closely with and follows conservation strategy laid out by the Project Conservator.
  • Maintains and manages laboratory equipment, tools and supplies, including handling hazardous substances.
  • Applies conservation methods to stabilise artefacts.
  • Conducts condition assessments.
  • Records results in digital form.
  • Carries out and facilitates conservation duties that include integrated environmental monitoring.
  • Coordinates and liaises with stakeholders for appropriate treatment for artefacts.
  • Documents artefact condition and treatments before and during conservation.
  • Conducts research and analyses where necessary.
  • Collaborates with other conservation professionals of relevant expertise, where necessary.
  • Provides support in outreach programmes and supports tour visits.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Confident self-starter capable of working both as part of a multi-disciplinary team and independently.
  • Good common sense based on past experience to identify problems and solutions.
  • Ability to put forward own ideas confidently.
  • Shares results and information with various stakeholders.

Strong organisational skills highlighted by the following attributes: client focused, efficient and capable of working under pressure to deadlines, proactive, excellent multi-tasking capabilities and communication skills, strong priority and time management skills, ability to respond to special projects on a short notice.


  • Relevant degree of MA level or comparable experience in archaeological or marine archaeological conservation.
  • Proven experience in internships and apprenticeships in museums/conservation.
  • Industry standard qualifications


United Kingdom

Position Type:

Contractor, reports to Project Conservator and Director of Research and Scientific Services


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