18 February 2008

Jobs, jobs, jobs… 

1) Lecturer in Archaeology, Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley, closes March 1

2) Interpreter, Split Rock Lighthouse, closes March 15

The Department of Maritime Civilizations invites applications with Ph.D. degree for a tenure-track academic position in the field of Maritime History.  Rank and tenure will be dependent on the academic achievements of the applicant, and will be subject to University regulations.  A special interest in the Classical World and its heritage would be an advantage. The applicant is expected to be familiar with the maritime heritage of the Israeli coast, and be willing to carry out most of his or her research into its historical problems.

The position is tenable from October, 2008.  Please send CV with list of publications and three letters of recommendation.  The application deadline is April 1, 2008.

All correspondence will be treated in confidence, and should be addressed to:  Prof. Menahem Mor, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel.  E-mail: mmor@univ.haifa.ac.il.

4) Archives Assistant, The Waterways Trust, closes February 29

5) 16 different jobs open now at the National Maritime Museum

6) Curator, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, closes March 14

7) Jet Boat Tour Guide, Niagra River History, closes March 30

Collections and Research Associate, Mystic Seaport, closes March 30

9) Museum Curator, Steamboat Bertrand Collection, closes February 29

10) Collections Manager New York, NY Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Applications Contact person: Intrepid HR
Application due date: 2008/3/15
Salary range: commensurate with experience
Web Address: www.intrepidmuseum.org
Job description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is seeking a Collections Manager. This person provides initial managerial oversight for the permanent collection of the Museum’s Exhibits Department. The manager will Inventory and research the collection, maintain catalogue and electronic data files on the permanent collection of two and three dimensional objects in a variety of formats and media, label and/or supervise labeling of the collection, organize the storage vaults and boxes, and manage research materials and files. The manager will also serve as liaison between Exhibits staff and other museum departments for collection-related storage and data issues not involving actual aircraft, and the fabric of the ships Growler and Intrepid. This person will also work with the Chief Curator and Curator of History to help determine sources of continued funding for collection cataloguing, storage and conservation.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in History or Library Science and one or more years of museum and collection/archival management or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient computer knowledge, including proficiency with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. Strong organizational skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, write reports, business correspondence, and exhibits materials. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and vendors. Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply concepts of basic algebra. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.
We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history! For consideration e-mail/fax resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org or fax to 212-265-5176. Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
No Phone Calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

11) Curator
The Egan Maritime Foundation, a private operating foundation, of Nantucket, Massachusetts seeks a curator. The Foundation has an extensive collection of contemporary maritime art and artifacts as well as a strong nineteenth century collection of lifesaving artifacts; boats, life-carts, photographs, textiles and art. Typical functions include managing all aspects of these two collections; planning and executing two seasonal exhibitions in the Foundation’s museums; oversight of the two museums and supervising the work of the director of education and interpretation. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred, in art and/or maritime history or of a related field with a minimum of five years experience in collections/registration or equivalent combination of education/experience. Effective written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills required. Application: Please apply in writing to Egan Maritime Foundation, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 or email letter of application and resume to egan@eganmartime.org. The Foundation is a Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.