New York State Underwater Archaeologist

Historic Preservation Specialist (Archaeology), closes October 28.

Documented experience working with submerged sites including shipwrecks strongly encouraged. 

Familiarity with New York State prehistory, history and maritime history encouraged. Familiarity with the interpretation of information gathered including side scan sonar, magnetometer, and sub-bottom profiling.

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Call For Papers

1) Society for the History of Navy Medicine Seeks Panel Members.

2) Call for Papers

39th Annual Maritime History Symposium

Maine Maritime Museum

Topic: “The Navy and Maine”

April 30, 2011

Maine Maritime Museum’s symposium this year will cover a broad range of naval topics with an impact on Maine. Naval vessels built in the state, Maine naval shipyards and duty stations, naval seamen from Maine, the defense of the Maine coast, naval action along the Maine coast, all naval subjects with any relation to Maine will be open for presentation and debate. There is no time period restriction. The theme was inspired by local concerns regarding the 2011 closing of Maine’s Brunswick Naval Air Station, but presentations need not be focused on the air base, Cold War, or ASW topics.

This Symposium will also complement Maine Maritime Museum’s exhibit (Feb. 19 to Aug. 7, 2011) Cold Waters, Cold War: the 20th Century Navy in Maine.

To propose a speaker or to volunteer to speak, contact senior curator Nathan Lipfert, lipfert@maritimeme.org, or 207-443-1316, ext. 328.

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

15 October 2010

1) Director of Education, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, ncd

2) Maritime Historian, Assistant Professor, US Merchant Marine Academy, closes October 29.

3) The USS LST Ship Memorial is seeking an Executive Director for the LST 325 in Evansville, Indiana.

The Executive Director is responsible for effectively managing the overall operation and administration of the LST 325 and serves at the pleasure of and reports to the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is responsible for planning and the day-to-day management of the ship. This includes developing and managing tourism, managing staff, promoting new programs and activities, recruiting volunteers, and directing public affairs efforts, as well as directing minor maintenance activities on the ship.

Pease send Resumes to: Ken Frank, USS LST Ship Memorial, 840 LST Drive, Evansville, Indiana 47713

12 October 2010

1) Executive Director, The Hudson River Maritime Museum, closes November 15

2) Museum/Public Libraries Outreach Intern

The USS Constitution Museum seeks an energetic, enthusiastic intern to assist in the development of a Museum/Public Libraries outreach program.  The Museum is reaching out to public libraries to bring the stories of USS Constitution and her crew into the home setting through discovery kits. The Old Ironsides Family Fun Kit contains engaging, hands-on games and activities that provide families with the opportunity to have fun and learn together about Constitution‘s diverse crew and what life was like at sea during the Age of Sail. Interns will be engaged in a variety of activities, including front-end evaluation with families, research into the field of museum and library education, literature reviews, contacting museum and library professionals, developing activities, and refining current elements.  Interns will work closely with project staff in the Museum’s Curatorial and Museum Learning departments.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about family learning and programming, has a strong interest in outreach in libraries and museums, has excellent communication skills, and is willing to work with the public. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to Rebecca Parmer, Archivist, at rparmer@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129. This is an unpaid internship opportunity. For more information, please call 617-426-1812 x118.

Regional Workshop on the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Central American, Mexico, and the Caribbean

The UNESCO Mexico office, in collaboration with the office in Cuba and Paris headquarters, is organizing a regional workshop entitled “Technical and legal challenges of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Central America and Mexico“. This workshop takes place from 1 to 3 December 2010 in San Miguel Cozumel, Quintana Roo-Mexico.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a follow-up on previous meetings in view of identifying the necessary measures and evaluating the progress towards a better protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Moreover the workshop will explore the links between the protection of cultural and natural heritage in order to develop an integrated approach.