Position at Kaman-Kalehöyük excavation 2013

Archaeological Field Conservator

Subject: Position at Kaman-Kalehöyük excavation 2013
From: Alice Boccia Paterakis
Date: October 18, 2012
Archaeological Field Conservator

The Kaman-Kalehöyük archaeological excavation in Central Turkey is seeking a Field Conservator for the months of July, August, September, and October in 2013. The exact dates will be July 2 until October 29, 2013. The excavation is run by the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology that is sponsored by the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan (MECCJ), a research institute based in Tokyo. The Kaman-Kalehoyuk excavation has been running annually since 1986. In 2009 excavation of two new mound sites commenced, Yassıhöyük and Büklükale, located 20-30 km from Kaman. The primary cultural levels are Hittite, Phrygian, and Islamic.

The Field Conservator will manage an active conservation program including the training of two conservation student interns (of 6-week duration), supervision of their laboratory research projects, lifting and first aid operations in the field, processing and treatment of artifacts, digital imaging, database documentation, and artifact condition surveys. The conservation laboratory moved into new facilities in 2009. The well-equipped conservation lab and comfortable living facilities compensate the long workday (starting at 5:00 am). The Field Conservator has the opportunity to collaborate with an international team of archaeologists, osteoarchaeologists, archaeobotanists, etc. In 2013 the Field Conservator may be involved in the relocation of objects from the old storage to new storage. The new Kalehöyük Archaeological Museum opened to the public in July 2010.

Applicants must be fluent in English, have a degree in conservation or the equivalent, and a minimum of two seasons experience on an archaeological excavation. Interested applicants should contact Alice Boccia Paterakis. Information on salary and working conditions will be provided. Please send your Curriculum vitae and a list of three references by November 15, 2012, preferably as attachments to email. Letters of recommendation are not required. A decision will be made in December 2012 at which time visa applications are submitted.

Alice Boccia Paterakis Ph.D
Director of Conservation
Kaman-Kalehöyük Excavation
Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology
email: alicepaterakisyahoo.com