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Posted: 03/21/2016

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Conservation Laboratory

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum opened its doors in 1986. We are a non-profit museum in Vergennes, Vermont with a mission to study, preserve and share the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain. Starting in an original historic stone schoolhouse, LCMM has grown to more than a dozen buildings, and two full-scale wooden replica vessels. Through nautical exploration, hands-on exhibits and learning adventures for all ages, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brings to life the stories of Lake Champlain and its people. Our mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the Lake Champlain region. The Conservation Laboratory at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a year-round artifact treatment facility that is open to the public during the museum season. The lab is currently working on preserving artifacts from a variety of regional archaeology projects. Lake Champlain Museum visitors have the rare opportunity to see conservation as it happens, and to ask questions about the treatment process. In addition to its educational value, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museumís Conservation Laboratory is available to assist institutions in the assessment and stabilization of their historic and archaeological collections. The laboratory is staffed with trained professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to the long-term preservation of historical objects.

Conservation Laboratory Intern
Internship Opportunity
Vergenne, VT

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Conservation Laboratory is pleased to announce that there are two openings for qualified interns during the summer of 2016.

The Conservation Lab is seeking two interns who will be primarily responsible for conservation activities and interpretation of archaeological conservation projects to the general public.One intern will be primarily working with LCMMs Collection Manager on archival arrangement of the Peter Barranco Collection, recently donated to LCMM by one of Lake Champlains most prominent historians.The other intern will primarily be working with the Conservation Technician on projects at the Conservation Lab.†These internships provide experience in artifact documentation, drafting, using PastPerfect Museum software, creating typologies, preparing exhibits or packaging objects for archival storage, collections management, and authoring archaeological reports. Interns may be asked to give presentations to visitors, write blog posts about their experiences, or perform research tasks. Depending on project availability, Lab Staff will also provide instruction in basic conservation treatment methods in a "hands-on" environment, with artifacts recovered from excavations or shipwreck sites throughout the Champlain Valley and New England. For those interested in a career in the museum field, collaboration with other LCMM departments such as Education or the Maritime Research Institute is possible.

Applicants should have some academic background or experience with archaeology, history, and/or museum studies, and a desire to expand their laboratory skills. Interns are expected to work 5 days (40 hours) per week, including one weekend day.Cost of living stipends are available for qualified applicants.Academic credit may be arranged by students through their home institution.

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How to apply
Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and 2 references in either PDF or Word format by email to the attention of Christopher Sabick, Archaeological Director (chriss@lcmm.org), Subject: Conservation Lab Internship.
Christopher Sabick
Phone: 802-475-2022 ext 110
Fax: 802-475-2953
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vergenenes, VT 05491

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