Position at Kaman-Kalehöyük excavation 2014

Archaeological Field Conservator

Subject: Position at Kaman-Kalehöyük excavation 2014
From: Alice Boccia Paterakis
Date: October 26, 2013
Archaeological Field Conservator

The Kaman-Kalehöyük archaeological excavation in Central Turkey is seeking a Field Conservator for the months of July, August, and September in 2014. 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 am). The Field Conservator has the opportunity to collaborate with an international team of archaeologists, osteoarchaeologists, archaeobotanists, etc. 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 the email addresses of three references by the deadline of November 21, 2013. A decision will be made at the end of November since visa applications must be submitted in early December 2013.

Alice Boccia Paterakis Ph.D
Director of Conservation
Kaman-Kalehöyük, Yassıhöyük, and Büklükale, Excavations
Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology
email: alicepaterakisyahoo.com