2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 73,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Post Doc Fellow in Coastal Archaeology

In the past millenniums the European coasts appear as attractive areas for the human communities. From early Prehistory up to present days, these communities interacted with the environment, and significantly contributed to shape the landscapes. Nowadays, sea level rise and coastal erosion, combined with human pressure threaten the natural and cultural heritage of the coasts, especially the archaeological remains. The ARVOR project aims at an integrated study of these coastal cultural landscapes, and more precisely:

1. A diachronic analysis of the coastal human past occupations as an illustration of environmental evolution and coastline changes through several case study areas distributed in the Brittany region: Quiberon peninsula and Belle-Île, Hoedic and Houat islands (Morbihan), Léon region (northern Finistère), and baie de Lannion et îles du Trégor (Côtes
d’Armor).
2. The development of research tools for the management and valorisation of the cultural heritage i.e. analysis of the vulnerability of the coastal heritage, valorisation and dissemination of the results at regional, national and international levels.

To this aim, the OSUR coastal team seeks applications to a post-doctoral position, in this
interdisciplinary project.

A few links to follow: Information, this one takes you to a PDF.

One more to try, look for ARVOR.

21 December 2012

1) Lecturer in American History, University of Southampton, closes 25 january

Applicants must have completed their PhD in an area of American history. Research fields of interest could include (but are not restricted to): migration and diaspora history; race, ethnicity and religion; slavery and the American south; relations with the Atlantic world, including maritime history; relations with Central and South America; Jewish/non-Jewish relations.

2) Hydrographic Survey Jobs, check here first. Get the experience in marine survey.

Underwater Archaeology Technician

Underwater Archaeology Technician, Parks Canada, closes December 18.

The successful candidate will serve as a diving and support technician for Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service, a national team based in Ottawa that conducts work across Canada at National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites. Within the wider Parks Canada organization this team helps protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s underwater cultural heritage and helps foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of these sites for present and future generations.

QAR/UAB Conservator

Position responsible to the QAR Lab Director/UAB Chief Conservator and will work cooperatively with others in the QAR Project team.  Post holder will undertake all aspects of work for documentation, investigation and conservation, of archaeological artifacts recovered from a marine underwater environment. This can involve participation in in-situ preservation, recovery of artifacts from the shipwreck site of Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) and treatment through to their transfer to museum. The post is based at the NCDCR QAR Lab, East Carolina University, West Research Campus, approx. 10 miles west of downtown Greenville. Other duties will include, but not be limited to, public education and outreach, training and supervision of students, and laboratory maintenance and administration.

Closes 1/21/2013, Apply today!

14 December 2012

1) DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY NAVAL & MILITARY PARK. Serving under the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will help provide vision, strategic leadership, and management expertise to accomplish the Park’s mission. One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202, (716) 847-1773, info@buffalonavalpark.org, http://www.buffalonavalpark.org

2) Curator of Visitor Experience, The Maritime Museum of BC

3) Community Engagement Officer (Command of the Oceans), Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, closes 11 January

4) Curator for Education and Volunteers, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA
Curator for Education and Volunteers for the world’s largest collection of US Navy historic ships. Battleship Cove (southeastern Massachusetts) is seeking an experienced, dynamic professional to lead all educational initiatives and supervise expanding education programs. Candidate should possess a creative and enthusiastic personality to rejuvenate and supervise our successful Overnight Camping Program, coordinate volunteers, as well as direct and expand the visitor’s learning experience to enhance their overall visit. Candidates must also be able to design curricula, initiate education programs and develop interpretive materials. Credentials:  Applicant must have a teaching qualification and a minimum of two years experience of working in a museum environment.  Experience working with and leading volunteers essential. A BA degree is required, as well as evidence of experience in educational programs and/or museum studies.  A knowledge of or interest in maritime history would be an advantage but the experience of teaching other disciplines such as science or literacy would also be welcomed. For an Application Form and Job Description call or e-mail Sue Couitt: 1-508-678-1100 x 102; email: suec@battleshipcove.org; address: USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc., P.O. Box 111, Fall River, MA  02722. EOE.

5) Museum Curator, Chief of Naval Operations, closes 26 December

This position is located in the Museums and Collections Division (200), Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), U.S. Naval Academy Museum (2049), Annapolis, Maryland.  You will serve as the principal advisor to the Museum Director on matters relating to the Beverly R. Robinson Collection of Historic Naval Prints.