27 June 2009

1) South Street Seaport Museum: The Waterfront Director/Harbor Master reports to the President/CEO and is a key member of South Street Seaport’s executive team. Together, this team provides leadership and management for the Seaport’s collections, including the conservation and utilization of the vessels, for existing programs and for implementation of the mission and the vision for its future initiatives. This position supervises a staff of 18, which includes three full-time captains, one seasonal captain and 15 crew, and interacts with other Museum staff and volunteers. www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
Contact: Linda Sweet/ Louise Kane
Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc.
Email: MgtConArts2@aol.com

2) Administrative Assistant, The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, ncd.

3) Summer Intern
Cape Cod Maritime Museum is looking for interns to help foster the celebration of our long maritime heritage. CCMM is a small nonprofit organization which has 2 full time and 1 part-time employees. Our focus at the museum is maritime history primarily concerned with Cape Cod. Interns would help with the preservation of artifacts, exhibit preparation, family programs and in the gift shop of the museum. They will gain experience in research, customer service and public speaking. Interns will learn basic book keeping, work within a budget to order supplies and other materials for the museum, maintain databases of donors and members, help in grant applications, event planning, and send out mailings duties asked. There is a possibility for compensation for work seen as staff relief. Please send letter of interest and resume to info@capecodmaritimemuseum.org with “Summer Intern” in the title.

 4) Archive Collection Traineeship, The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, closes 7/17/09

Distance Learning MA in British Naval History

Distance Learning MA in British Naval History

The University of Exeter is the only university that offers MAs and PhDs in British Naval History and can call upon a wide range of academic expertise in the subject. Now, it has announced its new MA delivered wholly on-line. Initiated by Professor Nicholas Rodger who continues to be involved, this course allows students who cannot attend seminars at Exeter to pursue a course of study in their own time from home.





Marine Geophysical PhD Project

PhD Project: Testing models of relative sea-level change: a marine geophysical perspective
Supervisor: Dr Robin Edwards, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Applications are invited for a four year PhD position in the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

Project Details:
This PhD project will seek to address the fundamental question of whether the current generation of glacial rebound models (GRM) are capable of accurately simulating the rate and magnitude of relative sea-level (RSL) change that occurs in ice marginal (near-field) contexts when ice sheets are undergoing rapid melting.

This research question will be addressed by examining the nature of RSL change associated with the disintegration of the British-Irish ice sheet at the end of the last glacial period. This region is uniquely positioned to provide critical constraints on GRM parameters and is a major focus for agenda-setting international research in sea level modelling. Despite its central importance, the nature of RSL change around the Irish coastline is contested and the subject of current debate in the international literature. The latest model simulations are incompatible with some field-based reconstructions, indicating that either (or both) are associated with significant error. Progress in resolving this debate has been slow due, in part, to the tendency for views to be polarised according to methodological and disciplinerelated divisions.

This PhD will seek to address this issue by the novel combination and integration of data and approaches from across this methodological divide. Its multi-disciplinary approach will employ a combination of GRM and ground-truthed high resolution marine acoustic surveys to test an explicit hypothesis that arises from the mutually exclusive patterns of RSL change that characterise the current debate.

The student will use recently acquired high-resolution multi-beam bathymetric data and groundtruthed, geo-coded backscatter data, in conjunction with existing topographic and seismostratigraphic data, and targeted seafloor sediment sampling, to examine the inner-shelf morphology adjacent to the north coast of Ireland.

The PhD project will be based at Trinity College Dublin which is one of the top 50 universities in the world and was ranked 13th in Europe by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) university league tables. The student will also have the opportunity to collaborate with, and receive training from, a team of international scientists based in Ireland, the UK and Canada, including Dr Glenn Milne (Ottawa) & Dr Rory Quinn (Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Ulster).

Application Process:
Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of this project, candidates with broad backgrounds in Earth or Ocean Science, Physical Geography or a related subject are welcome to apply. Candidates should have a first or upper second class honours degree and applicants with a relevant MSc or MRes are particularly encouraged to apply. Whilst training will be provided, prior experience in processing marine geophysical data and/or working with marine sediments (sedimentology/micropalaeontology) would be beneficial. The starting salary will be in the region of €20 000 per year.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Robin Edwards (email: edwardsr@tcd.ie)

Applicants should submit a covering letter and Curriculum vitae along with the names and contact details of two academic referees to the address below before Friday 17th July 2009.

Completed applications should be sent to: Dr Robin Edwards, School of Natural Sciences, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland. (Email: edwardsr@tcd.ie)

Rory Quinn
Centre for Maritime Archaeology
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine bt52 1sa
Co. Derry
Northern Ireland


7 June 2009

1) Director, Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes June 30

2) Conservator, National Maritime Museum, closes June 19

3) Project Leader, Development and Production, Old Port of Montreal, closes June 15

4) Museum Assistant, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, ncd

5) Curatorial Assistant, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, closes June 12

6) Audience Development Officer, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, ncd

7) Education Director, Annapolis Maritime Museum, closes June 27