11 July 2009, Multiple Maritime Archaeologist Positions posted

1) Educator, The Mariners Museum, ncd

2) Education Director: GulfQuest, Mobile, AL
Projected to open in 2011 in Mobile, AL, GulfQuest (National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico) will become the premier maritime museum on the Gulf Coast and will be unique among maritime museums in primarily featuring interactive, hands-on exhibits.  GulfQuest is seeking a skilled professional to lead the development of educational programs in preparation for the interactive maritime museum’s opening.
Programs to be planned include school field trip classes; weekend, summer and holiday programs; birthday party demonstrations; overnight camp-ins; and educator workshops. Programs will be developed in consultation with school administrators and educators. The Education Director also will work with NOAA personnel to develop programs and materials for future implementation at GulfQuest and other museums/aquariums.
Once GulfQuest opens, the Education Director will be responsible for conducting programs, supervising staff, training volunteers, and managing departmental resources to provide an array of educational programs that serve both schools and the general public.
A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field and 3-5 years related experience required. A Masters degree and prior museum education experience preferred.
E-mail or send your cover letter/resume by July 27 to: tzodrow@gulfquest.org or Tony Zodrow, Executive Director, GulfQuest, P.O. Box 3005, Mobile, AL 36652-3005.
Website: www.gulfquest.org

3) Education Specialist, NOAA Marine Sanctuaries, ncd

4) Archeologist, Minerals Management Service, closes August 4

Serves as an MMS expert advisor in reforming national legislation to increase protection of submerged cultural resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Status Candidates: Link

5) Archeologist, Minerals Management Service, closes August 4

Status Candidates: Link

6) Manager of Fleet Services, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes July 24

SMH member Dana Cushing is looking for papers for a session about “Maritime History of the Early Crusades (before 1204)” to be presented at the next Kalamazoo conference (May 13-16, 2010).  This is an emerging field, so he would like especially to encourage graduate students and non-medievalists (such as art historians, archaeologists, professional seamen, etc.) to participate.

Please send a one-page Abstract before 25 September 2009 to:
Dana Cushing
PO Box 187
Grand Island, NY 14072
The conference website: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/index.html

Maritime Archaeologist position

The Newport Medieval Ship Project is seeking a maritime archaeologist to assist with the ongoing documentation and research programme.

Applications are invited from archaeologists, preferably with experience in recording and analysing waterlogged wood remains, including ships and shipwrecks.  The focus of the current work includes digital modelling, laser scanning and database work. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in using a range of IT applications, preferably modelling software like Rhino 3D or similar computer aided design programmes, although training and support will be provided

Further information can be found at www.newport.gov.uk/jobs, or by
contacting Ben Jennings (email: benjamin.jennings@newport.gov.uk , tel: 44 (0) 1633 215707.

The closing date for applications is 17th July 2009.

2010 New Researchers in Maritime History Conference

Call for Papers – BCMH New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2010, Exeter, UK.

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2010 University of Exeter 12-13 March 2010 Call for Papers

The eighteenth New Researchers in Maritime History Conference, managed by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, will be hosted by the University of Exeter.

Contact: newresearchers@maritimehistory.org.uk

URL: www.maritimehistory.org.uk