2011 Great Lakes Summer Fellowship Program

Program information and deadlines. Apply before February 28, 2011!

1) Education and Outreach Specialist

This fellow will assist with supporting Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) education and outreach initiatives.  Activities may include: 1) Assist with formal and informal education and outreach programs in conjunction with local and regional partners and the general public; 2) Work with TBNMS staff responding to constituent requests for information and services; 3) Support TBNMS outreach and community events; 4) Develop and write summaries of TBNMS projects and research activities for distribution to a diverse constituent audience on multimedia platforms (including web-based); 5) Assist staff as needed with interpretive initiatives both in a visitor center/museum-type setting and in an outdoor/field setting.  Candidates should have a strong interest in one or more of the following areas:  cultural resource management, outdoor education, interpretation of maritime heritage resources, and Great Lakes and Ocean literacy principles.  Strong writing and public speaking skills preferred.  This position is located at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) in Alpena, MI.

2) Maritime Archaeology Field Support and Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Technician

This fellow will assist in the implementation of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) field research and artifact conservation initiatives.  Activities may include:  1) Assist with artifact research, documentation, data entry, processing, and conservation; 2) Work with conservation lab volunteers to provide interpretive materials for the general public regarding the lab and artifacts; 3) Assist with archaeological field work such as shipwreck documentation, field school training, and day camps (NOAA or AAUS Scientific Diving certification required to participate in some field work initiatives); 4) Assist with Scuba diving and vessel operations and equipment maintenance; 5) Assist with historic research in support of archaeological investigation; 6) Fellows may assist staff in other duties as assigned including TBNMS education and outreach programs and events, such as the annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival.  Candidates should have a strong interest in archaeology, maritime history, and public interpretation of such resources.  Snorkeling or scuba diving and small boat experience preferred.  This position is located at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) in Alpena, MI.