Educator/Education Program Coordinator, Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum, “Whaleboat Project”

Job Title: Educator/Education Coordinator
Closing Date: Aug 20, 2012
Salary: DOE
Job Type: Contract Part Time (20hrs/wk)
Location: Amesbury, MA

Job Description:
Lowell’s Boat Shop is seeking an educator to coordinate and manage school group visits during the upcoming school year; focus is on the construction of a whaleboat to be carried aboard the whale ship Charles W. Morgan, sailing from Mystic Seaport in 2013. Candidate will design, schedule, and run hands-on, place based education programs for 5th through 12th graders and adults with the help of museum volunteers, and work with education committees, community advisory groups, and Boat Shop staff to meet the needs of students and local teachers.

Job Duties: 

1. Research, develop and select educational materials; define instruction methods
2. Coordinate with local schools, school boards, students, and LBS staff
3. Supervise and mentor education interns and volunteers
4. Organize spaces for learning and manage use of site; maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment; establish first aid and emergency evacuation procedures
5. Develop an annual budget for program, aligning expenditures with Grants Policies and Procedures where applicable
6. Coordinate all whaleboat education activities at museum:
a. Set up systems: files, resources for teachers, administration records, etc
b. Create lesson plans and execute them, assuring compliance with local and state education standards
c. Recruit students and coordinate transportation
d. Maintain and regularly assess programs
7. Develop activities that recognize and honor students, staff, and community volunteers for their service and accomplishments

Job Requirements:

1. M.A. or strong background in education, experience in curriculum development and/or teaching
2. Ability to delegate, collaborate and communicate effectively, manage student behavior and resolve conflict, and work within deadlines
3. Knowledge of LBS mission and willingness to help out with other museum activities when appropriate
4. Flexibility, patience, and sense of humor

Underwater, Marine, Maritime Archaeology Travel Grant

2013 ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award

The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology is pleased to announce the 2013 ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award. This award of $1,000.00 (USD) will be offered to help fund travel costs for the upcoming 2013 SHA Conference in Leicester, UK, and will be granted to an international student presenting a paper on an underwater or maritime archaeology topic at this Conference.

To be eligible for consideration, students interested in applying for this award must currently be enrolled, and in good academic standing, in a graduate degree program (includes full-time, part-time, or thesis/dissertation hours only).

Preference is given to international students. International students are considered to be those students residing or studying in a country other than the country where the conference is being held.

To apply for this award you must submit the following:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Short covering letter
3. A short essay on the subject to be presented at SHA; 1,000 words maximum

Submissions will be judged on academic merit and relevance to the field of underwater and maritime archaeology.
All application materials must be sent to ACUA Chair Marc-André Bernier at and to ACUA Secretary Amanda Evans at by 15 September 2012.

This infomation can also be found here:

Tender: Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Designation

English Heritage, Tender Notice, Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Designation, due August 22. Get those proposals in today!

Archaeological services. The overall aim of the 2-year project is to provide quality information to English Heritage to enable the protection and management of heritage assets in a manner appropriate to their significance, both at the coast and within UK territorial waters adjacent to England.

This will be achieved through the provision and deployment of an array of archaeological field capabilities including, but not limited to, desk-based assessment, diver-based investigation and remote sensing in order to:

Undertake specific assessment and/or targeted investigation as directed by English Heritage, and;
Maintain & deliver an archive of primary site data and reports to include site reports, documentary research and logs, digital data including GIS information, bathymetry and imagery.

New Research Grants in Marine and Maritime Archaeology

New Research Grants in Marine and Maritime Archaeology

In its first year of operation, the Honor Frost Foundation is seeking to make awards not exceeding in total £100,000 for marine and maritime archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean with an emphasis on Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus.

Qualifications – Grants are available to independent scholars, affiliated scholars and institutions, and are intended to support or facilitate research projects covering any period or aspect of maritime archaeology related to the above areas. In the present round it is likely that individual grants will not normally exceed £10,000, which could be the total cost of a piece of work, a contribution to work already in progress, or the cost of a pilot study that might in due course lead to a major research project. Grants are open to all scholars or institutions with preference to those working in the above named areas. Applications from scholars based in the Eastern Mediterranean will be particularly welcome.

Timeline – Applications should be submitted by 15 October 2012 using the Grant Applications Form on the HFF website

The outcome of the awards will be advised in December 2012 by email. Decisions on grant awards are final and no feedback will be given on any applications.

Requirements – Grantees will be required to provide a written report of their work and provide an accounting of expenses. All or part of grantees’ reports may be published on the HFF website and possibly in future HFF newsletters.

Future Grants – It is expected there will be another round of applications for grants to be awarded in the financial year 2012-13. It is intended that there will be a regular operating cycle of grants awarded by the Foundation.
From time to time the HFF will consider urgent out of cycle applications on an exceptional basis.

Contact – Please contact the HFF Executive Director at  with any enquiries.

Mrs Joan Porter MacIver
Executive Director
Honor Frost Foundation
10, Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH, UK
Registered Charity 1147921 – a company limited by guarantee
registered in England and Wales no. 0807919

Assistant Conservator, USS Monitor

Assistant Conservator
The Mariners’ Museum seeks a full time  Assistant Conservator. The Ast. Conservator identifies and determines, in consultations with conservators, appropriate methods to treat and preserve artifacts recovered from the wreck of the USS Monitor, and treats artifacts as required. This individual works closely with the conservation staff and other Museum staff to conserve artifacts and prepare them for exhibition.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to,
John Pascucci, Director, Human Resources.

Conservator, USS Monitor

The Mariners’ Museum seeks a full time Conservator for the USS Monitor Center. The Conservator works directly for the Director, USS Monitor Center in the conservation and maintenance of USS Monitor artifacts, with a primary focus on organic artifacts. This individual works closely with the conservation staff and other Museum staff to conserve artifacts and prepare them for exhibition.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to,
John Pascucci, Director, Human Resources.

Senior Heritage Consultant

Senior Heritage Consultant, Cotswold Archaeology, closes 25 July

You will be an experienced consultant, confident managing projects, liaising with clients and committed to growing the business. You will have a proven track record of successfully completing and managing a range of DBA, EIA and broader consultancy projects. In addition to this a particular specialism such as historic buildings or marine archaeology would be particularly welcome. You will thrive in the commercial environment whilst maintaining the highest archaeological and professional standards.

Biscayne National Park Cultural Resources Intern

Seeking one qualified intern interested in terrestrial and submerged archeology and cultural resource management. The intern will work directly with the park archeologist and will assist with all aspects of the Cultural Resource Management Program at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida. This opportunity is intended for an enthusiastic young professional with a deep interest in advancing his or her career goals in archeology and cultural resource management through hard work and commitment to the National Park Services’ rich and unique cultural resources.

Start Date: September 24, 2012 (some flexibility for the right candidate) End Date: September 23, 2013 (or 52 weeks from start).

Apply today, closes August 6.

9 July 2012

1) Learning Assistant, The Tall Ship at Riverside, closes 17 July

2) Collections Manager, Canal and River Trust, closes 20 July

3) Director of Interpretation, Mystic Seaport Museum, ncd

4) Museum Reference and Curatorial Associate, Hart Nautical Collections, MIT

MUSEUM REFERENCE AND CURATORIAL ASSOCIATE, HART NAUTICAL COLLECTIONS, Museum-Collections Team, to join a team of eight, including three curators and a collections manager, who provide coordinated reference assistance for collections inquiries and research visits.
REQUIREMENTS: a B.A./B.S. (M.A. an advantage) in history of science/technology, history, or museum studies; a background/interest in maritime history or nautical technology; three years’ experience in museums/archives; and experience with collections databases (MIMSY preferred), web access systems, imaging software (Photoshop preferred), and printing/scanning hardware.