Topic ID #34552 - posted 1/21/2015 8:01 PM

Just Graduated from the University of Sheffield. Looking for Professional Conservator Position




I am a responsible and detailed-orientated individual interested in working in a historical and/or science museum, able to do anything. I am a school and field-trained archaeologist, anthropologist, and osteologist with 5 years and 7 months experience in excavations of modern and ancient artifacts, identifying human and faunal skeletal remains, and finally, military museums and nature preserves. Willing to locate.


Curator                                                                                  SEP 2014-Present

·       Creating the layout of the upcoming NAS Whidbey Memorial Foundation on base

§   Successful outreach coordinator/NAS Whidbey naval base and local library communications

§   Designing layout of displays and WWII artifacts/ acquiring US Naval maps and photographs

§   Holding extensive research of artifacts and photographs from before 1942

§   Generating future ideas for the museum/model warplanes involved with Oak Harbor, research room, library, accessioning and de-accessioning room

Assistant Curator                                                                 JUN 2013-Present

·       With supervision, responsible for designing and creating the World War II room

·     Decided on displays and artifacts and layout of WWII room/favorite room among visitors

·     Conducted extensive and detailed-orientated interviews with WWII veterans and civilians living in Oak Harbor during WWII/recordings are part of tour

·     Accessioned and de-accessioned Civil War era-WWII artifacts such as war paraphernalia, PBY aircraft plane parts, books, etc/over 100 artifacts and uniforms a day


·      Greeted individuals at the door and also gave tours of the museum

·      Knowledgeable of displays and civilian history, such as a 1943 Wurlitzer jukebox


Research Analyst and Archaeological Excavator        APR 2009-September 2011

·       With supervision, worked at the Oakland Nature Preserve and in Windemere, Fla

·      Cleaned and analyzed faunal remains recovered from excavation

·      Assisted in recreating Oakland’s large electronic library/scanned old newspaper articles from the past

·      In Windemere, Fla, excavated the land of the oldest (1800’s) school-house in Florida/ research and development-led excavations

·      Supervised children and adults with the process of finding and cleaning artifacts


Analyst and Surveyor                                                             APR 2011-MAR2 2011

·      Excavated multiple Roman Christian graves/ discovered an unmarked grave

·      Itemized and cleaned human remains/supervised other students with identification

·      Gave a successful presentation on the practice of trephanation/ started a Socaratic discussion on controversial human practices



University of Sheffield                                                                       SEPT 2013-2014              

·      MSc Osteoarchaeology

Extensive knowledge of both human and faunal remains. Faunal remains include: multiple deer species (reindeer, white-tailed deer, and elk), fox, dog, cat, horse, cow, pig, sheep, goat, rabbit, multiple bird species, and fish

Public Speaking and Powerpoint Presentations

Class representative of students in MSc Osteoarchaeological program

Completed Dissertation (advisor Dr. Elizabeth Craig-Atkins): Is the available evidence for cannibalism amongst humans enough to substantiate claims for its existence?  A comparative assessment of evidence from human and faunal remains.

University of Central Florida                                                            SEPT 2008-2010

·      BA Anthropology               

Member of Central Florida Anthropological Society



·      Professional bartender and cook in restaurants and pubs

·      Korean and Spanish-Limited Working Proficiency

·      Teacher/Lecturer-Taught music theory, piano, violin, flute, and singing for all ages; lectured on human and faunal skeletons and human ritual practices such as cannibalism and trephanation, including human and faunal rituals

·      Proficient in Windows and Apple processing systems as well as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Apple’s equivalent: Pages, Keynote, Numbers and using SPSS Statistics and Adobe Photoshop

·      Proficient in PastPerfect Collection Database System

·      Research Writing and Lecturing

·      Curating (sorting artifacts by class, bagging and labeling, inventory, weighing, etc.) and preservation

·      Archaeological Surveys (landscape archaeology)-GIS, GPR, magnetometers, and electrical resistance meters, other archaeological tools: trowels, measuring tools (meters, inches, feet, kilometers), pegs for meter by meter plots, mason lines, photographic equipment, picks, plumb bobs, levels, optical line survey kits, brushes, toothpicks, and shifters

·      Lab equipment and use: microscopes, stable isotope analysis, oxygen isotope measurements, proteins for characterization and sequencing, cleaning/drilling, extraction, as well as the range of basic equipment for preparation and initial analysis (e.g. centrifuges, heating blocks, freeze dryer, ultrasonic baths, sandblaster and a HPLC)



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