28 January 2011

1) Alan Pearsall Postdoc fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, University of London, closes 15 April.

2) HMS Victory Seasonal Guides, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

In partnership with HMS Victory, Salary between £1,200 and £1,317 per month depending on experience, the appointment is for the period April to October 2011.  HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and the flagship of the Commander in Chief Naval Home Command. HMS Victory is also an international tourist attraction and British icon open daily to visitors.  Uniformed guides are a unique group who conduct visitors around HMS Victory throughout the year. To achieve this, guides work a rostered 42 hour week (37 hrs net), including weekends and public holidays; associated duties include gangway host and general security.  The successful candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team in a very busy environment; they must possess exceptional communication skills and the confidence to talk to groups of visitors about the historical past of the ship in an entertaining and easily understandable way. They should be able to work on their own with limited supervision and be efficient time managers. Candidates will be required to negotiate steep ladders.
For further details, or an informal discussion, regarding the role, please contact Peter White, Visitor’s Services Manager, on 02392 728678 hmsvictory-vsm@mod.uk
Download a HMS Victory Seasonal Guide job specification and application form here.

Internship: Shipwreck Archeological Site Monitoring and Survey Project

Biscayne National Park and the National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program are hosting a 10-week paid internship conducting underwater archeological site management and survey in the park this summer. Biscayne NP is in Homestead, FL.

For more information and application requirements check the posting at:

Apply before March 1, 2011.

2011 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

The Spring 2011 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS,
INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect
shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to
teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to
promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.

May 24-25, 2011, Marathon, Florida.

Internships & Fellowships

1) Smithsonian Cities Under the Sea Program Internship, apply by 1 April 2011

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Geoarchaeological study of submerged Greek and Roman ancient sites in the Mediterranean (Egypt and Calabria, Italy).

QUALIFICATIONS: Junior and Senior undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Post-doctoral level candidates, preferably with a science and archaeology double-major and/or training.

TIMETABLE: Minimal Internship stay for 12 full weeks (3 months) at NMNH in Washington, D.C.; internships can be extended for up to 12 months. Can start in Fall, or Winter-Spring or Summer periods.

2) National Sea Grant College program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Apply by February 18, 2011

Project Director, FPAN Southwest, Florida Gulf Coast University

Project Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Gulf Coast University, closes 2/20/2011.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong skills in terrestrial archaeology: excavation and cultural resource management. Knowledge of underwater archaeology, maritime/coastal archaeology, environmental archaeology, and material culture replication. Ability to communicate effectively with public and professional audiences; and to interact effectively with the public, civic groups, and government agencies. Ability to work independently in order to meet the diverse needs of this position; adjust priorities quickly; and deal effectively with a wide range of archaeological resources and situations. Knowledge of both prehistoric and historical archaeology.


Teaching Collection Intern (Unpaid)
The USS Constitution Museum seeks a Teaching Collection Intern (unpaid) to assist in the management and care of roughly 300 period objects, props, images, and reproduction uniforms actively used to provide up-close, hands-on opportunities during interpretive and educational programs. By managing the digital inventory of collection pieces and organizing the physical storage and care for pieces, the Teaching Collection Intern ensures the pieces can be integrated into current and future programs. Responsibilities: Convert inventory reports from Microsoft Word documents to searchable database. Update records to include descriptions, themes, photographs and condition. Research, write and/or edit descriptions on individual pieces in consultation with Curatorial Department. Photograph collection, as needed. Organize physical collection storage areas. Conduct informative sessions on the collection and using the catalog system. Suggest ways to incorporate collection into new and existing programs. Please note: This is an unpaid position. Academic Credit may be available. Required Qualifications: Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003 for Windows, specifically Access, Excel, Outlook and Word. Proven ability to follow written and verbal instructions and work independently on assignments. Strong writing, editing and researching skills. Strong verbal communication skills. Proven ability to collaborate with co-workers and actively participate in team projects. Interest in naval history, especially the War of 1812. Preferred: Knowledge of Filemaker Pro 8. Prior experience cataloging collections and/or developing interpretive programs in a museum setting. Submit a letter of interest, resume and references to Adriana Maksy, Museum Learning Coordinator at amaksy@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-242-0496 (fax) or PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129.

Educational Programming Intern (Unpaid)
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking an Educational Programming Intern (unpaid) to assist in the development, prototyping, and delivery of educational programming. The 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. Interns work under the supervision of the Outreach Learning Coordinator. Training will be provided. Intern Duties are researching school program offerings at other museums; assisting in the revamping of existing educational programming and developing new programming that aligns with the goals and objectives of the Museum as well as those of the Massachusetts State Curriculum standards and National Core Curriculum standards; participating in teacher focus group meetings intended to provide the Museum with feedback on new programming; delivering educational programming in the galleries to museum visitors and school children; prototyping new programming ideas with school children in the galleries; assisting with and understanding school program scheduling procedures; and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Enthusiastic and friendly; Interested in history and learning more about USS CONSTITUTION; Dependable and trustworthy; Excellent spoken and written communication skills; Current enrollment in museum studies, education, and history programs preferred; Experience teaching in a variety of settings; 18 + years of age. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to Rebecca Crawford, Outreach Learning Coordinator at rcrawford@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129. This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Academic credit may be available. For more information, please call 617-426-1812 x131.

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2011

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2011 Hull, UK, 11-12 March 2011

This annual conference offers an opportunity for those in the early stages of their research projects to present their plans and early findings to a supportive audience of maritime historians, taking a broad and interdisciplinary definition of maritime history.

The next New Researchers Conference will be held in Hull, UK, on 11-12 March 2011. Details of the programme, registration, accommodation and venues are provided on the website of the British Commission for Maritime History at the following address:


Conference enquiries should be directed to:

Josephine Affleck
Maritime Historical Studies Centre
University of Hull
6 High Street
Hull HU1 1HA
Tel: 01482 305110

Coordinator for the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez

Coordinator/Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez

Employment Type:  Full Time

Base Pay: $14.91 per hour

Education:  BA/BS in a related degree

Experience:  Must have one to three years of related experience

Must possess knowledge of local, state and/or national maritime history. Must be punctual; regular attendance is required. Must be computer literate which includes, but is not limited to, proficiency in a Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Word & Outlook. Must be able to operate general office equipment. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team and foster a positive work environment. Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license

This position includes, but is not limited to, coordinating and promoting activities at the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum at Cortez, participating in the preservation and restoration of buildings and artifacts identified as critical to the museum’s mission by the Deputy Director of Public Relations and Historical Resources, performing general office and museum duties, helping organize and coordinate special events, providing administrative assistance to the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (F.I.S.H) and the Cortez Village Historical Society (CVHS) in fulfilling their mission statements, assisting Deputy Director and Director with other related duties as assigned and performing other duties as deemed necessary by the Clerk for the operation of the museum and continuation of service.

Employment Applications on line at www.manateeclerk.com