Maritime Archaeologist and Project Heritage Manager

1) Maritime Archaeologist, Headland Archaeology, closes 4 January

Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd would like to recruit an experienced Maritime Archaeologist to its Consultancy team. The work will be carried out from our UK head office in Edinburgh, with the opportunity to work throughout the UK and Ireland as necessary. 

2) Project Heritage Manager, Headland Archaeology, closes 4 January

 The position will involve the running of small consultancy teams and preparation of tenders and cultural heritage contributions for Environmental Impact Assessments and similar documents. Some knowledge of ArcGIS and maritime archaeology would be an advantage but not essential.

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Naval History and Heritage Command Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships

FELLOWSHIP, GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, is offering the following competitive incentives to pursue original work in the history of the United States Navy for the academic year 2013-2014.

The Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U.S. Navy History.
The fellowship includes a stipend of $10,000 for the fellowship year (September 2013-June 2014) plus a travel grant for travel twice to the command’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, not on active duty in the armed forces; be enrolled in a recognized graduate school; have completed requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by June 30, 2013; and have an approved dissertation topic in the field of U.S. naval history.

The Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Graduate Research Grant.
The grant of up to $2,500 is intended to assist a graduate student in the research and writing of U.S. naval history in fulfillment of the requirements of a master’s or doctoral degree by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research process for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Applicants must be citizens of the United States enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in history or closely related discipline in a recognized graduate school.

The Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant.
The grant of up to $2,500 is intended to assist a scholar in the research or writing of a book or article by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication, related to the research process. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and hold a Ph.D. degree from an accredited university, awarded no later than March 31, 2013.

The Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship.
The scholarship provides a $5,000 cash award to one active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field. The award is to help pay for expenses related to research, travel, and the purchase of books or other educational materials.

Closing date for applications: April 1, 2013. Announcement of Award: In May 2013. For details and application forms, visit: http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/prizes.htm. Send application form to: Naval History & Heritage Command, Senior Historian, 805 Kidder Breese St., SE, Washington, DC 20374-5060.

Maritime History Internships

1) Family Programs Intern, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
The Family Programs Intern at the USS Constitution Museum will assist the Museum’s education department in developing, implementing, and evaluating audience-driven public programs. Responsibilities will vary based on interest and need, but may include: researching family programming at other institutions, creating drop-in family crafts, prototyping programs, and evaluating existing and new programs through the lens of family learning. This is a unique opportunity to learn and contribute to a Museum that is a leader among history museums in family learning. Internship is part-time and unpaid. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to jzanolli@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or Museum Learning Department, Internship Program, USS Constitution Museum, PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE

2) Public Relations Intern, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
The Public Relations Intern at the USS Constitution Museum will assist in the development of promotional materials that highlight the Museum’s public program offerings. Responsibilities will vary based on interest and need, but may include: producing and distributing press and promotional materials, submitting calendar and event listings to local media outlets, researching new avenues for promotion, and creating content for social media platforms. Internship is part-time and unpaid. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to jzanolli@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or Museum Learning Department, Internship Program, USS Constitution Museum, PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE

PhD Studentships in Maritime History

1) Middlesex University

The School of Art & Design, Middlesex University and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich are offering a funded, full-time studentship tenable for 3 years commencing January or September 2013. The studentship is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme. The project will be supervised by Professor Anne Massey, Middlesex University, and John Graves, Curator of Ship History at the National Maritime Museum, closes 8 January.

2) University of Hull, Maritime History, closes 11 January

12 December 2012 (12-12-12)

1) Historian, US Merchant Marine Academy, closes February 22

2) Curator for Education and Volunteers, Battleship Cove

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.

3) Collections Manager, Peoria Riverfront Museum

4) Educator Specialist, Ship to Shore Program, Mystic Seaport

Educator Specialist, Ship to Shore Program, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
Ship to Shore Program: Educator Specialist: Seasonal, Part-Time position, weekdays and weeknights during Spring 2013 sessions of Ship to Shore, the School Overnight Program and Anchor watch, the Scout Overnight Program at Mystic Seaport Museum. Duties include preparing/leading experiential education in maritime history for 4th- 9th graders, conduct study tours, workshops, climb rigging and spend nights aboard ship as overnight staff. Requirements include education and/or program experience, polished presentation skills and knowledge of American history. Background check required. Position is temporary from February-May 2013, but may lead to year-round, part-time work. For information or an application, visit our website http://www.mysticseaport.org/employment or call Human Resources @ 860-572-5346. An EOE.

5) Other Mystic Seaport jobs (Charles W. Morgan 38th Voyage Program Asst., and Supervisor of Interpretation)

6) Program Coordinator, Cape Cod Maritime Museum

The Program Coordinator is a creative, integral member of our team, responsible for the development, scheduling, and implementation of educational programs and events, as aligned with our mission. Duties also include grant writing, PR, volunteer coordination, and assisting with exhibit planning. Bachelors Degree required, Experience with teaching and MA curriculum frameworks and curriculum development, excellent writing, grant writing, organizational, communication and computer skills, including, Microsoft Office, art, history, science and museum or non-profit and/or maritime experience helpful. Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a growing museum on the Hyannis waterfront. Our mission is to celebrate preserve and interpret Cape Cod’s Maritime past, present and future and to inspire passion and respect for the sea and how it continues to shape Cape Cod. We feature boat building, sailing, permanent and rotating exhibits, events, and educational programs year round. Please visit www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org for details. Send resume via email to: Janet Preston, Director, jcpreston@capecodmaritimemuseum.org. 508-775-1723

7) Curator, Port of Plymouth Museum, Washington County Historical Society, NC