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Posted: 09/20/2010

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc., (SEARCH)

Curation / Conservation Director--VA or DC-based
Professional Opportunity
Washington DC or Virginia, VA

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is seeking for immediate hire a Curation and Conservation Director. The position will be based out of the SEARCH office in Williamsburg, Virginia and will include extended travel to collections, museums, curation facilities and laboratories nationwide, but primarily in Washington DC, San Francisco, North Carolina, and the Southeast. Highly qualified applicants that are based in DC are encouraged to apply. The position will be responsible for collections management, conservation, curation preparation, laboratory supervision, provenance research, public interpretation, museum display development, database management, and technical writing.

This will be a senior-level, full-time, salaried position and applicants should have:

--Ph.D. or M.A. in Museum Studies or Anthropology, or a related field

--Minimum of 10 years experience at the Supervisory level

--Command of Federal and DoD cultural resource law, regulations, and recommended practices

--Familiarity with DoD installation protocol

--Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate existing collections and provide conservation services covering an array of historic material types (including but not limited to textiles, clothing metals, leather, wood, ceramics, glass, and small arms)

--Superior technical writing ability

--Superior project management skills

SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. The position will be filled after the successful completion of a drug test and a criminal background check. Applicants should be United States citizens and able to receive government security clearances. Pay will be commensurate with experience. This position is not suitable for applicants with schedule limitations, travel limitations, or those looking for part-time or freelance work.

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How to apply
In Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume, three references, a writing example, salary expectations, and dates of your availability to Bruce Nodine via email to bruce@searchinc.com with a cc: to Debra Wells at debra@searchinc.com. An interview will be arranged for the highest caliber applicants that meet the criteria stated above. SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion.

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