12 December 2011

1) Assistant Professor of History, University of Mumbai, closes 29 December

Specialization: History of South East Asia, History of West Asia, Maritime History of India, Science-Technology History of Europe.

2) Museum Director, The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire seeks a Museum Director.  The Museum is an educational organization focusing on the boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire. It presents exhibits and outreach programs, events, and hands-on activities.  The Museum is well known for its mission related events and fund raisers – Antique Boat Auction, Alton Bay Boat Show, Boat House Tour, and Biennial Vintage Race Boat Regatta. It also offers a community sailing program which has served over 700 children, and a very successful boat building program.  The Museum Director will be responsible for day-to-day management, lead development activities, build area visibility and support, implement strategic marketing programs, deepen and refine all aspects of communication, provide creative leadership, and be both action-oriented and entrepreneurial. The Board of Directors seeks candidates who have demonstrated strong management, marketing, public relations and fund raising skills.  They should have a track record of success working with both a knowledgeable Board of Directors, committed staff and dedicated volunteers. Candidate educational background and experience in museum leadership would be a plus. Salary will be competitive and a health insurance allocation will be provided. Interested candidates should email a letter explaining their interests, a resume and the names of four references to Dudley Hare Associates, at hareconsult@gmail.com by 1/31/12. Application materials will be screened as they are submitted. Please visit the Museum website at www.nhbm.org for more information.

3) The New Bedford Whaling Museum/Old Dartmouth Historical Society, a century-old yet, dynamic, and fast-paced institution, seeks an experienced, energetic, and resourceful Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for core aspects of the management of our extensive and diverse historical collection which runs the gamut from full whale skeleton to fine arts. The Registrar oversees all aspects of record creation and management and housing, storage, and handling of collections. Manages collection insurance, collection storage areas, survey, rehousing, and coordinates documentation and logistics of all collection movement including loans to and from the museum. Implements best practices in the care, storage, and documentation of collections in consultation with curatorial staff. The Museum seeks a Registrar who takes personal ownership and a proactive approach to enhancing the efficiency of collection storage and access. Full and part-time candidates are welcome to apply. Requires strong organizational and problem-solving skills and an attention to detail. Good communication skills in speech and written work are necessary. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years museum experience in registration and/or collection management with demonstrated proficiency in database management. Knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures, AAM standards, museum cataloguing systems, and proper care and storage of museum objects are required. Skills in handling, moving, and packing museum collections are preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Dr. Greg Galer, VP of Collections & Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740, ggaler@whalingmuseum.org. See http://www.whalingmuseum.org/about/jobs.html.

4) Maintenance Supervisor, Battleship North Carolina, closes January 6

5) Social Scientist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), closes December 28