31 August 2008

1) Assistant Curator of Maritime History, Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes September 18

2) Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State, Office of Oceans Affairs, Bureau of
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, closes September 5

3) Curator, US Naval War College Museum, closes September 8

4) Museum Technician, US Naval Historical Center, closes September 5 (Alternate job link)

5) Visitor Services Coordinator
The Hull Lifesaving Museum is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Coordinator to plan, implement, and organize Museum outreach to the general public. Often the first point of contact, the Visitor Services Coordinator oversees the membership program, recruits and works with volunteers, and schedules and offers guided tours. Will assist Museum Educator in implementing programs and events, as well as lectures and children’s activities. General administrative duties include greeting the public, answering phones, data entry and database management, coordinating membership renewals and gift acknowledgements, and participation in committee work. The position involves working as a member of a team and with the public, having strong communication skills, excellent telephone etiquette, the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to work with groups of people courteously and engagingly. Being highly organized and detail oriented, energetic, creative, adaptable, and proficient with MS Office is essential. This 20-hour per week position requires some evening and weekend time. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org.

6) Research Volunteer/Intern
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking volunteers or interns interested in carrying out a large-scale transcription and research project in the fall and/or spring of 2008-2009. The Museum intends to create a database of British sailors who served on the four ships defeated by Old Ironsides during the War of 1812. Applicants should be familiar with, and have the ability to read, early-nineteenth-century handwriting. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is beneficial but not necessary. Schedule is flexible; may be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); these internships are unpaid. Send letter of interest (please specify availability) and resume to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, PO Box 1812, Charlestown, MA, 02129; or, by email to mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

21 August 2008

1) The Door County Maritime Museum, headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is seeking a person for the position of Executive Director.

The museum operates three facilities, including a year-round museum in Sturgeon Bay and seasonal sites at Gills Rock and Cana Island Lighthouse. Primary responsibilities of the Executive Director will be to execute the organization’s mission and policies through employees and a dedicated volunteer corps; oversee staff and facilities; plan, control and report finances. Applicant should have some marketing skills as well as thrive in a non-profit environment which is dependent on donor development and public support. Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Health and retirement benefits available. Resume review will begin Sept. 1, 2008. For confidential consideration send resume, salary history and references to: Jon Gast Interim Director Door County Maritime Museum 120 N. Madison Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
closes sept 1

2) Executive Director, Nauticus, closes late September

3) 4 jobs, Thames Discovery Programme, 2 community archaeologists, 1 outreach coordinator, and 1 administrative officer, closes 29 August

Experience in inter-tidal archaeology, nautical, maritime and industrial archaeology

Underwater Archaeology classes for the sport diving public

The Marine Archaeological and Research and Conservation group in south Florida is hosting a series of classes on underwater archaeology for the sport diving public. The classes are designed to prepare students to participate in public underwater archaeology projects. For more information see the MARC flyer at:


or their website at: http://www.marinearcheology.org/

Questions can be addressed to: Divemarc@bellsouth.net

2009 NASOH Conference, Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History, Steamship Historical Society of America and National Maritime Historical Society

Hosted by the California Maritime Academy, CSU
Vallejo, California

“Ports, Forts and Sports: Maritime Economy, Defense and Recreation through Time and across Space,” the 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) co-sponsored by the
National Maritime Historical Society and Steamship Historical Society of America, will be hosted by the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California, May 14-17, 2009.  The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for papers and sessions exploring all fields of study related to saltwater or navigable freshwater environments. Suggested areas of research include, but are not restricted to, archeology and
anthropology, arts and sciences, history, and/or museum exhibitions. Proposals that identify the unique characteristics and influence of maritime economy, defense and recreation in the Pacific and other ocean
regions are especially encouraged.

The Program Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers and full sessions, preferring panels with three papers and a chair. Proposals should include a brief abstract of 500 words for each paper,
plus a one-page abstract for proposed panels, and a brief bio of 200 words for each participant, including chairs. Graduate students arestrongly encouraged to submit proposals for presentations. Accommodations for PowerPoint presentations will be provided; however, any other requirements, including audio-visual equipment, special outlets, or accommodations for disabilities should be included in the proposal.  Scholars interested in chairing sessions are welcome to send a brief bio to the Program Committee Co-chairs. Please note that all participants must register for the conference. Specific questions may be directed to Program Committee Co-Chair, Bill Thiesen at thiesen@earthlink.net. The deadline for submissions is December 1st,
2008. For further information, visit NASOH’s web site at www.nasoh.org and click on the “Annual Conference” button.

Send or email submissions to the two Program Committee Co-Chairs listed

Victor T. Mastone       James M. Allan
Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources    Saint Mary’s College of California                     
Commonwealth of Massachusetts   Department of Anthropology, PO Box 4613
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800  1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Boston, MA 02114        Moraga, CA 94556
victor.mastone@state.ma.us      jallan@stmarys-ca.edu

Program Committee:
Timothy G. Lynch, California Maritime Academy, CSU, Conference Coordinator
James M. Allan, Saint Mary’s College of California, Co-Chair
Victor T. Mastone, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Co-Chair
William H. Thiesen, United States Coast Guard, Co-Chair
Catherine M. Green, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
C. Douglas Kroll, College of the Desert
Christopher P. Magra, California State University-Northridge
Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Central Carolina Community College
Amy M. Mitchell-Cook, University of West Florida
James M. Morris, Christopher Newport University (emeritus)
Brian J. Payne, Old Dominion University
Warren C. Riess, University of Maine
Gene Allen Smith, Texas Christian University
Kathleen B. Williams, Cogswell Polytechnical College
Channing M. Zucker, United States Navy (ret.)