28 March 2009

1) Executive Director, Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, closes April 30

2) Museum Learning Intern
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking two energetic summer interns to engage summer camp audiences in an educational program called David’s Story. Come intern in a hands-on, minds-on environment where inter-generational groups seek enjoyable, educational experiences can have fun and learn as they explore history together. Interns will be employed in a variety of capacities including: planning and implementing programs for summer camp groups, interpreting exhibits for museum visitors, engaging the community in public activities, and empowering themselves by developing confidence, public speaking, and leadership skills. Interns work under the supervision of the Outreach Learning Coordinator and are expected to be able to provide 8-10 weeks from June-August. Some weekend work may be required. Training will be provided. Qualifications include: interest in history, excellent spoken and written communication skills, and experience teaching in a variety of settings. Current enrollment in museum studies, education, or history programs is preferred. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and references to Rebecca Crawford, Outreach Learning Coordinator at rcrawford@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or PO Box 1812, Boston, MA 02129. Application deadline April 24. For more information, please call 617-426-1812 x131.

3) USS Constitution Museum Volunteer
All Hands on Deck! The USS Constitution Museum seeks volunteers to help enhance our visitor’s experience. Come volunteer in a hands-on, minds-on environment and directly assist staff in outreach, visitor experiences, or research. We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly people interested in history to help in a variety of tasks including greeting visitors, assisting families in the galleries, staffing special events and much more! Benefits include free parking, training sessions, and discounts at the Museum gift shop. Flexible opportunities for weekday, weekend, and evening schedules are available. Contact Rebecca Crawford, Outreach Learning Coordinator, at 617-426-1812 x131 or rcrawford@ussconstitutionmuseum.org to receive a volunteer application. Volunteer opportunities for Summer 2009 start mid-May ‑ come join our crew!

4) Curatorial Assistant, River & Rowing Museum, closes April 14.

Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History

Each summer graduate-level courses in American Maritime History are offered at Mystic
Seaport, America’s largest maritime museum. Munson Institute courses are available for
transferable academic credit through the University of Connecticut and Trinity College.
The tall ships, historic buildings, and scenic waterfront of Mystic Seaport will be the campus
for both a survey course and a seminar from 22 June through 30 July 2009. Faculty
members will also lead students on field seminars to Coast Guard Station, New London, the
whaling village of Stonington, CT, and colonial Newport, RI. Students also cruise to Long
Island Sound aboard Sabino, America’s only coal-fired passenger steamboat.

Classes are taught by leading experts from a variety of fields, including gender, race and
ethnicity, diplomacy, the Anglo-Atlantic, navies, ocean sciences, marine archeology, the
environment, and the lakes and rivers. The interaction among institute participants, faculty
and guest speakers continue under informal circumstances during the late afternoon and
evening get-togethers.

* Housing is available at Mystic Seaport.
* All matriculated graduate students are eligible for admission.
* Financial aid is available.

Email: munson@mysticseaport.org


860.572.0711, ext. 5089
Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport, Box 6000 Mystic, Ct 06355-0990

MPA Cultural Resources Coordinator (Marine archaeology or maritime history)

National Marine Protected Areas Center Cultural Resources Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

Masters degree in marine archaeology or maritime history. Bachelor degree with comparable work experience may be considered as equivalent.  Ph.D a plus. Open until filled.

Artifact Conservator, Steamboat Bertrand

Museum Specialist, closes 27 March

The incumbent will be required to work as a vital part of the ongoing efforts to conserve artifacts from the Streamboat Bertrand.   Responsibility for entering all pertinent data into a computerized catalog records system known as the Automated National Catalog System, as well as seeing that all museum documents are properly maintained in individual catalog and treatment folders and that all digital photographic records are properly saved, labeled and filed.  Conserve a large and diverse collection of sensitive objects, but with a special emphasis on inventorying, identifying, cleaning, preparing and transporting fragile museum objects from the museum collection that require major conservation treatment.  Upgrade the housing of the objects, assuring the physical security of the collection, conducting routine preventive conservation projects, implement the museum maintenance plan, photographing objects, monitor and document the storage and work environments; maintain the refuge research library, work with interns, volunteers and contractors to accomplish topical projects.