31 October 2011

1) Two marine anthropologist posts, University of Washington, closes early January

2) Executive Director Search
The Newburyport Maritime Society is seeking a passionate leader to embrace and steward the Society’s mission and vision. A detailed job description and a list of the duties and responsibilities may be found under the “What’s New” tab at: http://www.customhousemaritimemuseum.org/. Application deadline: COB November 3, 2011. Perspective Interviews the week of 9-11November, 2011. Resumes to: Bob O’Brien, 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA, 978-609-3053.

3) Education Officer, Western Australian Maritime Museum, closes 14 November

4) Hydrographer/Marine Survey Technician, Tetra Tech EC, Inc., ncd

21 October 2011

1) Carpenter, NC Maritime Museum, closes November 9

Global-Regional Nexus: The Sea and the Second World War
3-5 May 2012, King’s College London

The King’s College London War Studies Group and Global War Studies are pleased to announce a conference on the impact of the sea on the conduct, experience, and legacy of the Second World War. The conference aims to investigate the ways in which the war raised the strategic status of the sea to “world’s largest maneuver space,” linking the experience in different maritime theaters and illustrating its role in national strategies. The conference seeks to promote an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the latest international scholarship from a variety of disciplines, including naval, international, social, and cultural history, regional studies, and international relations.

Paper proposals should include an abstract and a curriculum vitae. Panel proposals are welcome and should also include a description of the panel’s theme. The deadline for proposals is 10 January 2012. It is planned to publish the conference proceedings in due course. Submissions and queries should be addressed to: Dr. Marcus Faulkner (marcus.s.faulkner@kcl.ac.uk) and Robert von Maier (globalwarstudies@gmail.com) respectively.

CFP: North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH)

Call for Papers
The Multifaceted Maritime World

Maritime Worlds: Transportation, Sciences, Fisheries, Communities, Conflict, Commerce,
The North American Society of Oceanic Historians (NASOH) will hold its conference and annual meeting in Galveston from Sunday, 22 April, through Thursday, 26 April. The headquarters hotel will be the  Tremont Hotel in historic downtown Galveston. Texas A&M University at Galveston will serve as the host institution.  Members of the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) will meet jointly with NASOH.  

The conference will consist of sessions that focus on maritime topics. “Maritime” is broadly construed to include all waterways and the societies which border them; waterborne commerce and transportation; fisheries; marine sciences; exploration; and military and naval conflicts worldwide. Papers focusing on the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and their littoral regions are particularly welcome. NASOH encourages all   interested in these topics to share their research at this conference.

Session proposals should include 1). a cover sheet with the session title as well as the names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses of all participants, including the chair and commentator; 2). a 300-word description of the session as a whole; 3). a 300-word description for each paper or presentation; and a single-page vita from each participant. Individual paper proposals should include a cover sheet with the paper title, name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a mailing address of the panelist; a 300-word description of the paper; and a single-page vita.  Individuals interested in chairing or commenting on a session are invited to submit a single-page vita. These materials should be emailed to the program chair, Dr. James Bradford at jcbradford@tamu.edu. The deadline is 1 January 2012.
Individuals interested in attending the conference should visit the organization’s web page, http://www.nasoh.org/. or contact the program chair, Donald Willett at nasoh2012@tamug.edu for further registration information.

Marine Carpenter

Marine Carpenter, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, closes November 14

The person selected for this position will serve as a Carpenter (Marine) for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in San Francisco, CA.  In this position you will assist journeyman Carpenter’s aboard ships, on docks, and in shops which are open to the public with restoration, repair and maintenance work of the wooden components of historic ships.

Assistant Professor of History, Roger Williams University

Assistant Professor of History-Tenure Track, Roger Williams University, closes 30 November.

A Ph.D. in History required by job start date. Ability to offer introductory and upper-level courses in United States History. Preferred areas of expertise are colonial history, maritime history, and slavery. Experience in historical memory and the origins of American identities is welcome. Additional experience in early American and maritime culture is highly desirable.
Instructor must have ability to teach in the university’s general education program. Evidence of teaching excellence and experience with academic advising is expected. Candidates must also present evidence of an on-going program of scholarly/creative activity.

Volunteer Opportunity: Underwater or Maritime Archaeology

If anyone researching in Underwater or Maritime archaeology would like to gain field experience I am running a project in Barbados and want to put together a small team of 5 divers for two weeks in September 2012. This would have to be self funded but cost will be kept to a minimum. Please contact me if you are interested to discuss the project.

Contact Joel Sperry on his Academia.edu site.

The Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference

Keeping the Lid on Davy Jones’ Locker:  The Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage from Titanic to Today

A Conference Marking the 100th Anniversary of Titanic and the 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage

3 November 2011 at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. Register now.

Collections Manager, US Merchant Marine Academy

History Associates has an immediate need for a full-time Collection Manager to work in partnership identifying, inventorying, cataloging, photographing, and conducting a condition assessment of all heritage assets located across our client’s site in Kings Point, NY. This project has a projected start date of November 2011 and will run for approximately nine months.

This position is eligible for benefits offered by History Associates.

Educational Requirements

  • MA or Qualification in Museum Studies or related field
    (Preference given to BA and/or MA Maritime History or related focus)

Post Graduate Female Underwater Archaeologist needed

Blue Frame Productions is producing a television pilot about a diving industry legend’s attempt to recover an underwater object or objects that may or may not have significant historical value.  We are looking to employ a post graduate female archaeologist, specializing in underwater archeology field work.  She must be in her 20’s to mid 30’s to round out our cast.  You must be very friendly, outgoing and energetic. Most importantly, you must be willing to be an on camera personality, and be able to convey your knowledge, training and experience with the personal traits listed above. You must be comfortable on-board a boat. Diving experience is a plus.

Initial work will be over the course of 3 to 4 shooting days, although some research might be needed prior.  Potential shooting dates are to be announced, but a general range would be prior to December 2011 weather permitting.
Compensation will be on a daily basis.  Because this is a pilot, the daily rate is $200.00, meals included.  There is no compensation for transportation or lodging to and from the shooting set.  Initial base of operation and departure point will be Redondo Beach, CA.
Please send your resume and contact information, phone number included, to the email listed below. If we need to contact you, we will do so by email or phone. All calls will be placed during normal business hours 9am – 5pm PT.
Thank you.
Joe Drago
Blue Frame Productions