23 January 2010

1) Maritime Living History Instructor, Dana Point, ncd

2) Alan Pearsall Postdoc Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, University of London, cloes 16 April

3) The Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History, applications due before October 1

4) Marine Zooarchaeology Research Associate, University of Nottingham, Position starts March 1

5) Trainee Maritime Curator, SS Great Britain, closes 5 February, “A knowledge of maritime history or maritime archaeology.”

6) Head of the Curator Branch, Museums and Collections Division, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 2 February

7) Director of Museum Education and Outreach
Mystic Seaport is recruiting for the position of Director of Museum Education and Outreach. The Museum seeks to expand its formal and informal public history educational programs with significant focus on experiential and digital methods. The Director will take a leadership role with planning and executing strategies to increase the Museum’s educational programs on grounds and in schools while overseeing the day-to-day activities of a dynamic department of 30 staff. The successful candidate will be a recognized leader with a creative vision for museum/school partnerships and a demonstrated commitment of equitable access to museum resources for all students. A working knowledge of current trends in educational theory and practice as well as curriculum development and digital content resources is essential. Requirements include 5-10 years experience, a BA/BS, MA/MS preferred. For an application visit our website www.mysticseaport.org/employment or call Human Resources, 860.572.5346. Please submit letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae and Mystic Seaport application by February 26th to: Mystic Seaport Museum, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355,  Attn: HR. An AA/EOE.

Eight) Norfolk’s Coastal Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk, closes 4 February, “You will have a degree in archaeology, a good working knowledge of British archaeology and an interest in coastal archaeology”.

9) 5 jobs open at the Australian National Maritime Museum, all close on 5 February

10) Assistant Curator, Columbia River Maritime Museum, closes 12 February

11) Anglo Danish Maritime Archaeological Team, 2010 Field School and Volunteer Opps on the Tile Wreck in the Dominican Republic, 3-31 July 2010, apply today.

Call for papers: Meandering through Time and Place: Rivers in American History and Culture

The program committee for the Kentucky Tennessee American Studies Association invites panel and paper proposals for its May 2010 meeting at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, “Meandering through Time and Place: Rivers in American History and Culture.” The committee is especially interested in proposals that address any area of American Studies in keeping with the conference theme: how rivers, real or imaginary, figure into American art, music, history, film, literature, and culture.
Individual papers are welcome and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Panel proposals should be limited either to three papers (commentator optional), or four papers and no commentator. Proposals should include a current c.v. with contact information and a one-paragraph description of the proposed paper. If submitting a panel proposal, please include c.v., contact information, and paper description for each participant. Please indicate any technology requirements at the time of submission.
The conference will be held May 21 and 22nd. Proposals are due by March 16th and may be submitted electronically to program chair, Rebecca McIntyre at bmcintyr@mtsu.edu or in hard copy to:
Rebecca Cawood McIntyre
Program Chair, KTASA
Department of History
Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Rebecca Cawood McIntyre Program Chair, KTASA
Department of History Box 23 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Email: bmcintyr@mtsu.edu
Visit the website at http://ktasa.onefireplace.com/

Road Harbour Shipwreck Project, University of Bristol, 5-19 June, 2010

The Centre for Historical and Maritime Archaeology at the University of Bristol will be offering a 2-week field project on research methods in underwater archaeology at Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Since first sited by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the Virgin Islands have been a refuge for naval ships and merchant shipping. Many of its natural harbours were safe havens for European vessels. Interestingly, these so-called safe havens have revealed dozens of shipwrecks, offering a uniquely confined archaeological study. 

The project begins with practical training sessions in maritime archaeology.  Participants will be introduced to position fixing, survey and recording methods, as well as excavation technique.  We will then spend 10 days on SCUBA, exposing and recording a previously unknown 18th century shipwreck. Additional lectures will detail both the historical and archaeological research methods used on field projects. 

Optional fieldtrips will allow students to visit Tortola’s historic maritime fortifications, explore the various islands by tall ship, and examine the remains of RMS Rhone, a steamer that wrecked in 1867.  The sites are located in shallow, sheltered water, with visibility ranging between one and five meters.  We will require advanced dive certification for participation (PADI Advanced/BSAC Sport Diver/ CMAS 2 star) with a minimum 25 logged dives, diving and travel insurance and a current diving medical.

Total Cost: £ 1200.00 per two week session (Includes accommodation at an oceanfront resort with evening meal, tuition, diving).                                       

Deadline for Applications is 23 April 2010

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact:
Kimberly Monk
Department of Archaeology & Anthropology
University of Bristol
43 Woodland Road
Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1UU
phone: +44 (0) 779 295 0760
e-mail: k.monk@bris.ac.uk
http://www.bris.ac.uk/archanth/