History of Diving Museum

Programming Development Coordinator
History of Diving Museum
Islamorada, Florida, USA

The History of Diving Museum is a 501.c3 non-profit located in Islamorada, Florida. Our mission is to tell the story of man’s quest to explore under the sea – with over 3,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space displaying one of the largest collections of diving equipment in the world, a research library/conference room and a museum store. Our location in the Upper Keys, in close proximity to spectacular reef and wreck dive sites, is a popular destination for recreational divers as well as for cultural tourists exploring the rich history of the Florida Keys. As we enter our eighth year of operation, HDM seeks a career-minded museum professional to join our team and help us reach new and greater heights.

Position Summary
As is the case with most small museums, all staff members at HDM wear many hats. The position offered will encompass several areas of museum work ranging from day-to-day operations to off-site outreach. The ideal candidate will be flexible, versatile and creative – willing to go the extra mile and think outside the box to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. We believe that a museum’s success is a team effort and this position will work closely with the Director and other staff to build a promotional platform that includes marketing, memberships, group tours, events and educational programming.


•Create and oversee weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual advertising in a wide variety of mediums – including print, digital, radio, and television.
•Plan and coordinate monthly seminars, quarterly special events, and additional promotional and/or fundraising opportunities.
•Develop and manage a team of volunteers to assist in the successful realization of museum events and programs.
•Maintain and expand membership through direct contact and promotional programming.
•Assist with Visitor Services and Museum Store operations when necessary.
•Administer and develop museum website, blog, calendar and connected social media platforms.
•Build relationships with schools, businesses, clubs and other organizations to expand educational outreach and group visitation.
•Explore and promote facility rental opportunities for both museum and library/conference room.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in related field (Museum Studies preferred) or commensurate work experience. Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required, familiarity with PastPerfect and Photoshop or similar graphics program preferred.

Personal attributes: Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well the ability to work as part of a team are essential characteristics for this position. Candidate should also be a confident, self-starter with strong organizational abilities.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
Attn: Director

No phone calls please

Maritime Archaeology Scholarships

Two scholarships to study MSc Maritime Archaeology at Bournemouth University ending soon. For more details:



Deadline is on 31st so very little time left….

Kind regards,

Paola Palma

Lecturer in Marine Archaeology
Programme Leader MSc Maritime Archaeology
School of Applied Science
Bournemouth University
Christchurch House – Room C230
Talbot Campus – Fern Barrow
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, UK


Tel:  +44 (0) 1202 961701
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 965046
Mobile: 07990 624960
Skype: PaolaPal
BU is a Disability Two Ticks Employer and has signed up to the Mindful Employer charter. Information about the accessibility of University buildings can be found on the BU DisabledGo webpages [ http://www.disabledgo.com/en/org/bournemouth-university ]
This email is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential information. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this email, which must not be copied, distributed or disclosed to any other person.  Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Bournemouth University or its subsidiary companies. Nor can any contract be formed on behalf of the University or its subsidiary companies via email.

Collections Manager, New York Yacht Club, New York City

Collections Manager
New York Yacht Club
(New York NY)

The New York Yacht Club seeks applicants for full-time Collections Manager.  Diverse collection includes yacht models, marine paintings, prints, drawings, silver, nautical objects and furniture, located within its two historical clubhouses  (midtown Manhattan and Newport, Rhode Island).  Collections Manager will work primarily in Manhattan clubhouse.  The Collections Manager is responsible for all of the day-to-day activities of this very significant and active collection.

Responsibilities include
–Maintaining appraisal records
–Accessioning, deaccessioning and maintaining permanent collections digital catalog and files
–Working for Fine Art and Model Committee on numerous collections projects
–Scheduling and overseeing restorations
–Moving, installing and storing collections for both clubhouses
–Curate temporary exhibitions: research, label writing, exhibition design, layout, tours, promoting exhibit, etc.
–Maintaining and updating collections portion of NYYC website
–Giving tours of collections
–Handling all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans including shipping, insurance, documentation, etc.
–Updating documentation on collections in relational database
–Answer inquiries regarding collections and maritime art and history
–Coordinating maritime art and history lectures
–Keeping accurate inventory of fine art and model collections
–Developing and implementing inventory projects

Minimum requirements
–B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies or similar field (M.A. preferred)
–2 yr. experience in collections management and curatorial work
–Must have knowledge of common museum registrar practices
–Experience with digital camera and files
–Experience working with relational database
–Experience with scanning, modifying and archiving digital files
–Must be able to multi-task and prioritize
–Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent benefits. 
Send resume to: collectionsmanagersearch@nyyc.org
No phone calls please
Website: http://nyyc.org

Assistant Designation Adviser Maritime

Assistant Designation Adviser, Maritime, English Heritage, closes 6 June.

We are looking for an Assistant Designation Adviser, to take forward casework relating to the management of Protected Wreck Sites in England`s waters, and any new sites designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. In addition, the Assistant Adviser will assist with the delivery of other duties in relation to that Act transferred to English Heritage from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport.

The post is based in the Programmes and Maritime Designation Team in the Designation Department. The post holder may be based in Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth and will report to the National Maritime Designation Adviser.

17 May 2013

1) Curatorial Assistant, Cornwall National Maritime Museum, closes 31 May

2) USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Director.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will assist the Director and Assistant Executive Director in running the Park, which is dedicated to all branches of the United States Armed Forces.
Applicants should possess exceptionally strong human resource management traits and proven managerial experience for this hands-on position. Graduation from a four year college or university is strongly preferred, with an advanced degree very desirable. A proven track record in management, with a strong knowledge of America’s military heritage, will be beneficial.
Applicants should include, in their resume/vita, all training experience, skills, educational background, and other information which might be helpful in the selection process, including all military training. Please include your minimum salary requirements. Salary plus excellent benefits are included in the compensation package.
Applications should be mailed to Bill Tunnell, Executive Director, USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, P.O. Box 65, Mobile, AL 36601-0065, with the word “APPLICATION” plainly marked on the envelope. Applications received after June 1 will not be considered.

3) Curator, Fishing Heritage Centre Alexdra Docks Grimsby, closes 31 May.

4) Chief Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, open until filled.

5) Executive Director, WHALE, New Bedford, closes 31 May.

6) Postdoc in Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography, University of Bremen, apply today.

Candidates should be trained in marine geology, sedimentology and/or marine geochemistry and should have obtained a PhD in Earth Sciences.

3 May 2013

1) Marine Archaeologist

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a Risk Management Company in Bury St Edmunds as a Research Administrator on a temporary basis with an immediate start.The successful candidate will be assisting colleagues with researching on projects and carrying out statistical analysis. Skills*Marine Archaeology degree or equivalent*Previous experience within a research role is desirable but not essential*An eye for detail and ability to complete projects and keep to deadlines.


2) Assistant Professor in Maritime Archaeology, Uniwersytet Gdański, closes 23 May.

Assistant Professor (adiunkt habilitowany) Archeology in the field of the underwater archeology, boats and ships archaeology.


3) Enterprise Fellow in Marine Archaeology, extended the deadline, University of Southampton, closes 3 May



4) Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Post-Doktorandenstelle) im Bereich der Sozialwissenschaften, Medizingeschichte und /oder Anthropologie ausgewiesene Forschungspersönlichkeit mit maritim-archäologischem Fachwissen; in einem archäologischen Fach bevorzugt in der Historischen Archäologie oder Archäologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit.