29 November 2009

1) Exhibit Specialist (Graphics), The National Navy Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes Dec 8. Alternate Link here.

2) Marine Geographer, US Department of State, closes December 15

3) Collections Assistant, The Antique Boat Museum, ncd

4) Shipwright, The Australian National Maritime Museum, closes December 4

5) Curator, The Australian National Maritime Museum, closes December 11

6) Head of Objects Conservation, The National Maritime Museum, closes 31 December

23 November 2009

1) Heritage Boatyard Supervisor, The Waterways Trust, closes 25 November

2) USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, CEO, seeks a quality person with substantial organizational and administrative experience for the chief executive position aboard Battleship MASSACHUSETTS and other historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA. Responsibilities include all day-to-day operations, ongoing programs coordination and management of $2.3 million budget.  Successful candidate should be an energetic visionary leader with interpersonal skills, strategic planning experience and the ability to develop and implement an imaginative marketing program. This person should have a track record of effective team building with staff and the board of directors and be a confident broker in uniting and coordinating the efforts of federal, state and local political leadership. Additionally, the successful candidate will be familiar with fund raising and the grant application process. Must be familiar with military traditions, customs and courtesies. Maritime background preferred.
Send resume and cover letter to: execsearch@battleshipcove.org or to Chairman, Search Committee, Battleship MASSACHUSETTS, P.O. Box 111, Fall River, MA 02722

3) Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut, closes March 1, 2010

In Archaeology, the applicant will be an acknowledged senior academic specializing in areas not currently covered by the department, including Egyptology, the archaeology of Mesopotamia and/ or Iran, the archaeology of pre-Islamic Arabia and the Gulf, Islamic, environmental or marine archaeology. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology and theory are particularly welcome.

4) Curator of Maritime History and Deputy Head of Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes 30 November

5) Research Associate in Maritime Zooarchaeology, Mcdonald Institute for Archaeological Research, closes 23 November

6) Marine Licence Manager, Hanson Marine, closes 5 January 2010.

7) Marine Carpenter, Work on board the historic Mayflower II. Primary responsibility is to perform needed repairs and restoration to Mayflower II and other watercraft. Assist with upkeep of rigging including the rigging of Mayflower II each spring and fall. Travel with Mayflower II when she goes to dry dock for haul out. Participate in public programming at Mayflower II site. Research and practice 17th century trades and techniques relating to the work assigned. Participate in sail training aboard Mayflower II as well as take part in sailing trips Mayflower II or other Museum craft. Build and repair reproduction tools and artifacts for Mayflower II and other craft at Museum. Work in costume onboard Mayflower II, or Pilgrim Village, from time to time, while performing 17th century tasks. Must have two years ship or boat carpentry or equivalent. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, climb the ships rigging to the height of 100 feet as well as out to the extremities of the yards. Working from staging on the side of the ship or on a work float in the water may be required. Full-time, year-round. Send cover letter & resume to: shaverstock@plimoth.org or fax 508-747-0884.

* Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Military History, The History Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Military History. Area of specialization is open (ODU has an excellent naval and maritime history program) . Ph.D. in history is required by time of appointment. Teaching experience and publications preferred. We welcome applicants whose research strengthens history department offerings and contributes to other divisions within the College of Arts and Letters. Position begins July 2010. Send letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, writing sample, and proposed syllabus for undergraduate course in military history to Dr. Jane Merritt, Chair, Personnel Committee, History Department, BAL 8000, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0091. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

9) Maritime Historian, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, closes December 4th

Maritime History Symposium

Call For Papers

Walker Maritime History Symposium,

Maine Maritime Museum, April 10, 2010 Maine Maritime Museum invites proposals for papers relating to the largest vessels ever built. We intend a debate regarding the largest wooden ship ever built and need advocates (or critics) for Wyoming, Great Republic, Columbus, Baron of Renfrew, Caligula’s barge, HMS Orlando, HMS Mersey, the Chinese ships of 1421, or any others. Proposals for presentations on non-wood vessels of extreme size and modern ship construction are also welcomed. Informal proposals must be sent by November 30, 2009, to Senior Curator Nathan R. Lipfert, lipfert@MaritimeMe.org, or at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath ME, 04530, USA.

Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington Street Bath, Maine 04530 207-443-1316, ext 328, fax 207-443-1665 www.mainemaritimemuseum.org lipfert@maritimeme.org