7 June 2010

1) AAUS Student Scholarships, closes June 30 (The American Academy of Underwater Sciences awards two scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is or will be used as a principal research tool or studying diving science.)

2) Historical Curator, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, ncd

3) Director of Education and Exhibits, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, ncd

4) Education Officer, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes June 20

5) Volunteer and Event Coordinator, Canadian Canoe Museum, closes June 18

6) Archivist, National Museum of the Pacific War, closes June 21

7) Registrar, New Bedford Whaling Museum, ncd

New Horizons in Maritime History Conference, October 15-16, 2010 at King’s College, Cambridge

9) Education Coordinator (AmeriCorps) Coos Bay-North Bend Oregon Coos Historical & Maritime Museum
Applications Contact person: Anne Donnelly
Email: cmuseum@verizon.net
Application due date: 2010/06/21
Salary range: see AmeriCorps website; stipend and tuition credit
Web Address: cooshistory.org
Education Coordinator (AmeriCorps – 11 mos. minimum, up to 22 max)
The Coos Historical & Maritime Museum, on the beautiful southern Oregon coast, seeks an energetic and creative person for its innovative, rapidly expanding schools program. The position requires extensive contact and collaboration with active and retired educational professionals, local tribes, agencies, partner organizations, volunteers, community college students, and serves primarily grade-school students.
Primary Responsibilities:
– Ensure conceptual continuity between program content and classroom learning.
– Develop or revamp lesson plans, supporting materials and field trips as needed, utilizing museum and community resources.
– Assist museum staff in adapting exhibits to support programs.
– Schedule and deliver trainings for teachers and volunteers.
– Coordinate and accomplish program delivery with schools, partner organizations and volunteers.
This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting September, 2010. AmeriCorps provides a stipend for food and housing and a tuition/loan credit of up to $5,350. For more details about terms of AmeriCorps service, please see www. AmeriCorps.gov. Please note that it is not necessary to complete the lengthy AmeriCorps application at this stage; to apply, please see the information provided at the end of this announcement;
The Education Coordinator is expected to maintain a high level of professionalism in all interactions, and to develop familiarity with local cultural history and to some degree with local natural history, with the assistance of museum staff. Coursework in Education, Museum Studies, Social Studies, or similar field; excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work both independently and highly collaboratively, and the capacity to organize and synthesize detailed information. We are looking for someone who can build imaginatively on the existing strong program foundation, and who can recognize and capitalize on new program opportunities.
TO APPLY: Submit a hard copy cover letter and resume to
Education Coordinator Position,
Coos Historical and Maritime Museum
1220 Sherman Avenue
North Bend OR 97459.

10) Writer, The USS Constitution Museum is seeking volunteers or interns to craft biographies of Old Ironsides War of 1812 sailors. Using raw research collected over the past several years, the successful applicant will write one-page biographical narratives of some of the 1,200 men who served on the ship during the war.  Strong writing skills and the ability to craft engaging narratives from disparate sources a must.  Schedule is flexible, and while some writing may be done remotely, writer will need to consult materials in Museum’s library.  May be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); these internships are unpaid.  Send letter of interest (please specify availability), resume and short writing sample to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, P.O. Box 291812, Charlestown, MA, 02129 or email mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

11) Family Programming Intern, The USS Constitution Museum seeks an energetic and creative individual interested in developing interpretive programs for a family audience. The paid Family Programming Intern will create thematic programs and training material for staff and volunteers that combines research material with interpretive techniques, activities, and tips for engaging family audiences. The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS CONSTITUTION, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her.  Come intern in a hands-on, minds-on environment where inter-generational groups seeking enjoyable, educational experiences can have fun and learn as they explore history together. The Family Programming Intern will be engaged in a variety of duties that may include: evaluating source materials for appropriate thematic connections, researching family programming at other institutions, organizing program content, developing interpretive, hands-on, minds-on activities and prototyping and evaluating activities. The Family Programming Intern will work under the direction of the Museum Curator.  The position is full time, starting as soon as possible through July 31st. The Family Programming Intern must be comfortable working with a family audience and have excellent spoken and written communication skills. Current enrollment in museum studies, education, and history programs preferred. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to museumadmin@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or Family Learning Search Committee USS Constitution Museum PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129.

12) Collections Internship, The Naval War College Museum, an official U.S. Navy museum located in Newport, Rhode Island, offers unpaid collections internships available year-round. The museum seeks a dedicated individual to assist in cataloging the artifact collection of swords, uniforms, artwork, ship models and personal items that interpret the history of naval activity in the Narragansett Bay region from the colonial period to the present, and the institutional history of the Naval War College since 1884. The intern will gain experience in artifact handling, archival storage methods, cataloging, artifact photography and other collections management practices. Some filing and data entry will be required. This project’s scope and schedule can be tailored to accommodate the needs of the student’s internship requirements. If you are interested, please contact Curator/Registrar John Pentangelo at 401-841-1296 or via email at john.pentangelo@usnwc.edu.

13) 3 Historian Positions, US Merchant Marine Academy, close June 11

14) Executive Director, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, ncd

15) Maritime Archaeologist, New South Whales, closes soon, apply today.

16) New link for the University of Southern Denmark Maritime Archaeology Program