15 January 2010

1) Norfolk Coastal Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, closes 4 February

2) Exhibition Designers (2 posts), Australian National Maritime Museum, closes 18 January

3) Battleship Missouri Memorial History Conference
Date: 27-29 August 2010
Place: Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Theme: Lessons of War and Peace
Coordinator: Dan Parsons, Education Director, Missouri Memorial Association, danp@ussmissouri.org
Web Site: www.ussmissouri.org/conference
Call for Papers: The Missouri Memorial Association is delighted to announce a call for papers for the first history conference hosted by the Missouri Memorial Association on August 28-29, 2010. The conference theme is “Lessons of War and Peace,” and will focus mainly on World War II and the war in the Pacific, although we will readily consider proposals for panels or individual papers on conflicts in other regions and eras. Panel proposals must include a panel title, contact information for all panelists, a brief description of the purpose and theme of the panel, one-paragraph abstracts of each of the three papers, a brief biography for all panelists, including any panel chair/commentator. Proposals for individual papers are welcome and should include a one-paragraph abstract, brief biography and contact information. The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2010. Proposals may be submitted electronically to the conference coordinator, Dan Parsons (conference@ussmissouri.org) or by regular mail to Missouri Memorial Association Education Director, 63 Cowpens St. Honolulu, HI 96818. The program committee will acknowledge receipt of your proposal within two weeks of its submission. If you fail to receive such notice, please contact the conference coordinator.


Education Coordinator, USS Slater

Education Coordinator Albany, New York
Applications Contact person: Timothy Rizzuto
Application due date: 2010/01/29
Web Address: www.ussslater.org

USS Slater seeks an enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated educator or historian to be responsible for development, scheduling, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs held at the ship and off-site; and, for recruitment, training, and professionalism of docents and seasonal staff. The Education Coordinator is a full-time, year-round position.

Minimum BA/BS. Excellent organizational, verbal, and computer skills. Ability to think and work independently and collaboratively and to communicate with diverse audiences. Superior writing skills required. Prior museum or attraction and supervisory experience preferred. Willingness to work nontraditional hours. Strong interest in World War II preferred.

The USS Slater is an historic naval ship owned and operated by the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. She has been restored to her World War II configuration and is open to the public April through November for tours, overnight camping, ship reunions, and other activities. The ship is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany, New York. Please visit the website at www.ussslater.org for detailed information.
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements, postmarked by January 29, 2010, to Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, PO Box 1926, Albany, NY 12201. Or email to info@ussslater.org.

11 January 2010

1) English Heritage NMR Job vacancy: Data Team Modern Wrecks Project Officer

The English National Monuments Record (NMR) is seeking a committed team member with an understanding of Maritime archaeology/history to undertake a desk based recording project on post 1945 shipwrecks to bring the NMR’s maritime component in line with the terrestrial record. The appointment will be for 6 months and will be based at English Heritage’s National Monuments Record Centre in Swindon. The post has been funded by MEDIN (Marine Environmental Data Information Network). For full details including a job description and online application visit https://www.amris.com/wizards/eh_intranet/vacancyView.php?requirementId=961

Closing Date 24/01/10


2) HAER Maritime Documentation Internship, closes February 8

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the HAER Maritime Documentation Internship. The internship permits a student of architecture, engineering, or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project in conjunction with the HABS/HAER/HALS Summer Program.

Research Asst. Historic Seascape Characterisation

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant, to prepare the Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC) of the Irish Sea/North-West England study area…

This project will undertake, using the national method for Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC), a GIS-based characterisation of the English sector of the Irish Sea and adjacent waters and coastal zones, as defined in the project brief. This project forms one ‘lot’ of a broader project which aims to undertake historic characterisation of the whole of England’s coasts, seas and adjacent UK Controlled Waters, creating a national HSC database to inform coastal and marine management and spatial planning.

Applicants should have a first degree, and preferably a postgraduate qualification in Archaeology or another relevant subject. They should have an excellent command of GIS (especially ArcGIS), an in-depth understanding of England’s historic landscape and a working knowledge of the of current planning context for historic and maritime landscapes. Expertise in maritime archaeology and/or history and the archaeology of north-west England will be an advantage.