More on 2008 PAST Foundation Underwater Archaeology in the Florida Keys Field School

23 February 2008

1) Three internships, The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, closes March 10

2) Director of Exhibits/Exhibits Manager, Nauticus Maritime Center, closes March 14

3) Executive Director, Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Inc.
A Non-profit 501c3 Organization
For more information, please see the web site or contact:
Attention: John W. Childs, Secretary Board,
Box 39, 131 N. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone 231 436 4099 (Winter Phone Number)

4) Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami, Maritime Anthropology, Marine Archaeology, closes April 30

5) Exhibit Interpretation and Programming, US Naval Heritage Center, ncd

6) Park Ranger, Charlestown Navy Yard, closes February 28

22 February 2008

2008 Northeast Florida Symposium on Maritime Archaeology, if you are interested in maritime archaeology, plan to attend this event.

Maritime Archaeology in the Florida Keys
27 July through 8 August
Key Largo, Florida

Field schools will open for online application this coming weekend. If you would like to attend or know someone who would please direct them to the PAST website  [New Programs] for more information and electronic application.

The Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History

The Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History is being offered by the Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport.  Since 1989, the Cuffe Fellowship has provided funds to researchers from universities, colleges, and museums who were pursuing research considering the participation of minorities in American maritime affairs.  Topics have included seafaring, shore side work and the make up of shore side communities, entrepreneurship, the fisheries, the merchant marine and navy, Native Americans, African Americans, Cape Verdeans, immigration, comparative studies, gender.  Fellowships support research and writing, a portion of which should normally be carried out in the Mystic, CT area. Deadline March 30, 2008

Inquiries may be addressed to:
Glenn S. Gordinier, Ph.D.
Robert G. Albion Historian
Co-Director, Munson Institute

Mystic Seaport
The Museum of America and the Sea
75 Greenmanville Avenue
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone (860) 572-0711 xt. 5089
Fax (860) 572-5329

Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History

Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History

The Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies is accepting applications for the 2008 summer courses. Students may audit or participate for credit in any of three courses: Maritime History Survey, Maritime History Seminar, and Independent Research, all of which are accredited through Trinity College, and the University of Connecticut.

Housed on the grounds of its parent organization, Mystic Seaport, The Museum of American and the Sea, students will have access to the G. W. Blunt White Library. The Library holds 75,000 volumes and a manuscript collection of approximately 700,000logs, journals, business records, and correspondence. In addition to the library, students have daily access to the museum’s collection of vessels and artifacts. Field seminars to historic seaports round out the studies. Admissions are rolling through May. Visit webpage for application:

or contact:

The Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies

P.O. Box 6000
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355-0990

860 572-0711 ext. 5089

Glenn S. Gordinier, Ph.D.
Robert G. Albion Historian
Co-Director, Munson Institute

860 572 0711 ext. 5089

More information for Los Angeles Maritime Museum

City of Los Angeles – Department of Recreation and Parks Maritime Museum Curator

The City of Los Angeles – Department of Recreation and Parks is currently seeking to fill Maritime Museum Curator position within the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and welcome all interested individuals to explore this great opportunity. 

SALARY:  $47,940 annually

Supervise the care of the Museum’s collection of maritime artifacts and create new educational exhibits for the education of the general public and school groups.  Duties include: evaluation, accession, and conservation of collection, as well as working within the community to identify and acquire appropriate additions to the collection.  Refine and update exhibits as necessary to ensure that subject matter is relevant to Museum’s mission. Maintain an inventory of acquired items and provide for proper storage.  Supervise volunteers and interns working on collection and exhibits.  Work with Museum Director and appropriate staff to create long-term plan for funding, care and display of

Assist with creation of new programs for public and school groups. Duties include: organizing guest speakers, creating hands-on activities for family visitors, training volunteers, and promoting of Museum through newsletter articles.

Assist with operations when needed, including special event staffing and special tours.

Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university is required.  Masters of Arts Degree preferred with concentration in history or Museum studies.  Two years of curatorial and exhibit experience required as well as knowledge of Museum standards and procedures.

Interested candidates must submit both a completed City Application Form and resume.  Please send your completed City Application Form and resume to:

City of Los Angeles
Department of Recreation and Parks
1200 W. 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90017

Attn:  Diane Moore

The City Application Form may be obtained at: