Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservator/Archaeologist 1

Closes November 5, apply today.

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

Experience and education in archaeological artifact conservation required, preferably of material recovered from underwater marine environments. Familiarity with laboratory practice and protocols, vigilance in complying with safe and proper handling of equipment and materials is essential. Ability to lift heavy objects using mechanical devices and use of industrial shop equipment, including x-radiography recommended. Proficiency with personal computer applications essential. Ability to work as part of a team essential.

Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field and two years of progressive experience in archaeology, or archaeological preservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Management prefers a Master’s degree in Conservation (Archaeological Artifacts), or graduation from a four year college course or university with a major in conservation, anthropology or related field and at least two years of progressive experience in material conservation or archaeological conservation.

30 October 2013

1) Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Naval War College, closes 1/17/14

The Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) serves as the Chief Research Officer of the College and is responsible to the President and Provost for the effective execution of the Colleges function to help the Navys leadership define the future Navy and its role in national security. The Chairs of the following departments report to the Dean:  War Gaming, International Law, Strategic Research, Warfare Analysis & Research, NWC Press, and Maritime History.

CNWS is the primary research organization of the Naval War College and conducts both independent and sponsored research. Its focus is primarily on matters of naval warfare, maritime strategy, national military strategy, international law, and national security strategy. The purpose of this research is to help the President of the Naval War College serve as a source of independent, long-term assessment for the Chief of Naval Operations and senior Navy commanders and their planners. The identification of the issues to be studied and the priority accorded to the research efforts to support this objective are determined in consultation with the President and the Provost.

2) Research Administrator, Maritime Archaeology

* Maritime Archaeology/Geology 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

3) Marine Science Educator and Deckhand (Maritime History), closes 15 December

4) Historic Site Manager, CSS Neuse, closes November 5

Historic Site Manager III position is located at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center and Governor Richard Caswell Memorial in Kinston. This leadership position is responsible for the supervision, preservation, program development and operation of two sites: the new CSS Neuse Interpretive Center and the Governor Richard Caswell Memorial. Work will include development and implementing operational and interpretive plans and include developing community support; maintaining a strong volunteer program; conducting visitor services and presentations on and off-site; coordinating budget and purchasing; conducting research; maintaining the remains of the Civil War ironclad CSS Neuse, Civil War interpretive center and exhibits, Governor Caswell family cemetery and Visitor Center, planning events and directly supervising five full-time staff members.

Curator Branch, Collections, Naval History and Heritage Branch

Museum Curator, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 23 October.

This position is located in the Curator Branch, Collections Management Division, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington Navy Yard. The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms, and memorabilia.

Maintain an accurate inventory of the Naval History and Heritage Command Headquarters Artifact Collection using the Department of the Navy’s collection management database, Department of Navy Heritage Asset Management System.

Acts as the representative for the Program Manager, Curator Branch, NHHC enterprise museum system and other interested parties in discussions with NHHC IT Branch, contracting, software vendors Defense Informations Systems Agency, Space and Naval Warfare Systems and others in all matters concerning Department of Navy Heritage Asset Management System.

Responsible for the Curator Branch loan program.  Works with the Loan Curator to ensure all loans are current and all artifact movement is properly documented.

Responsible for ensuring the creation and maintenance of required documentation pertaining to the Headquarters Artifact Collection.

Responsible for compiling metrics on all aspects of the Headquarters Artifact Collection including, but not limited to, artifact acquisitions, processing, loans, and losses for use in official reports and data calls.

14 October 2013

1) Program Manager, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 15 October.

2) Museum Curator/Manager, The Marine Museum at Fall River, Inc., Fall River, MA
seeks an experienced and enthusiastic museum professional to run the day-to-day management of this newly revitalized small museum on Fall River’s waterfront. Reporting initially to the Board of Directors, the Curator/Manager will be responsible for all aspects of operations including budgeting and financial controls, fund raising, grant writing, and program and exhibition development. Organizing the collections and research service is an essential part of the job. The Curator/Manager will be responsible for managing two part-time staff as well as a large group of volunteers. This position would suit a museum professional looking for an important next career step. The person in this post must be highly organized and have excellent communication skills with website development, in writing and verbally. Experience recruiting, organizing and managing volunteers as well as working in a multi-tasking museum environment is essential. Job will require ability to climb up and down stairs and to lift or carry 50 pounds. Knowledge and interest in maritime history is essential and an interest in the Fall River Line desirable. Applicants should contact the Marine Museum at Fall River for an application and return the completed form with a cover letter stating salary requirements to: Marine Museum at Fall River, Inc., 70 Water St., Fall River, MA 02721-1596 Attn: Margot W. Cottrell. For information call 508.674.3533 or email mcottrell@marinemuseumfallriver.org. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Underwater Archaeologist

The Cultural Resources Group of URS is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Underwater Archaeologist for immediate employment in the Germantown, Maryland office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Underwater and Nautical Archaeology. URS is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

7 October 2013

1) Interim Executive Director, Hull Lifesaving Musuem, Hull, MA
Hull Lifesaving Museum (HLM) seeks an Interim Executive Director with a demonstrable commitment to our cultural, educational, and social service programs. The Interim Executive Director will act as the chief operating officer, representing the organization externally, with funders, partners, and members, communicating with and representing the Board of Directors, overseeing HLM’s finances, and managing the full time staff of 12. The Interim Executive Director must be a superb communicator, have sophisticated time-management and delegation skills, and be an effective leader of HLM’s fundraising activities. The Interim Executive Director will work with HLM’s staff, providing support, coaching, and strategic guidance. The Interim Executive Director will oversee HLM’s senior staff in Boston and Hull, including those responsible for Advancement/Development, Business Management, and three major programs – the Museum, Home Waters, and the Maritime Apprentice Program. The Interim Executive Director’s major responsibility will be to sustain HLM’s development activities, ensuring uninterrupted funding and the maintenance of critical relationships with government, philanthropic, and private donors. Key Areas of Responsibility: Â Lead and oversee all fundraising, including grant writing: government grants, corporate and private foundations, annual fund, reporting, relationship management, Financial oversight, Working with HLM Board of Directors , Management of External Partnerships, Communications with funders, supporters, media, members, Board, and staff, Staff support and oversight of three major programs. This temporary, full-time position will be filled by November 1, and is anticipated to continue through June 30, 2014. Contact: Search Committee , Hull Lifesaving Museum, P.O. Box 221, Hull, MA 02045, jobs@hulllifesavingmuseum.org. http://www.hulllifesavingmuseum.org.

2) Collections Manager, Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI
The Naval War College Museum in Newport, RI is looking for an experienced and talented collections manager to play a key role in preparing the museum for accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. This is a fantastic opportunity for a museum professional. This job is a United States civil service position open to all U.S. citizens. You must read the announcement carefully and follow instructions regarding creating an account and building your resume on usajobs.com. This announcement closes on October 7. This is a Museum Curator position located at the Naval War College Museum in Newport, RI. This position is responsible for the care and management of art, artifacts, books, prints photographs, and two-dimensional materials in the museum’s collections that contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the naval history of the Narragansett Bay region and the history of the art and science of naval warfare.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/352700300

3) Assistant Manager, Anchor Watch Overnight Program, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
The Assistant Manager, Anchor Watch Overnight Program, will assist in the development and implementation of Mystic Seaport’s Anchor Watch program. The Anchor Watch program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. Responsibilities of this position include: managing and preparing for all Anchor Watch programs, leading tours and workshops, supervising guests overnight on board the CONRAD, assisting in rigging climbing, completing office duties, and helping to market the program. This position also assists with the school overnight program, Ship to Shore. College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, boat handling and/or teaching or youth development experience is preferred. Experience working with children, youth, and families is required. You must be an effective communicator, have excellent organizational skill, and be able to engage the audience. This position requires late nights, early mornings, overnights, and weekend work. You must be able to work outside in all types of weather. This is a regular, full-time position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and Mystic Seaport application to Mystic Seaport Museum PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources OR to human.resources@mysticseaport.org. An EOE.

Maritime History Research Fellowships

1) Sackler-Caird Fellowship
National Maritime Museum
Tenable from October 2014

The National Maritime Museum supports high-quality research on its collections and related subjects and invites applications for the following fellowship:  Sackler-Caird Fellowship

£30,000 per annum
Post-doctoral level or equivalent

closes 28 october

2) Research Fellowship
Caird Senior Research Fellowship
National Maritime Museum
Tenable from October 2014

The National Maritime Museum supports high-quality research on its collections and related subjects and invites applications for the following fellowship: Caird Senior Research Fellowship

£20,000 per annum
Post-doctoral level or equivalent

The fellowship is tenable for one year to support high-quality research on the Museum’s collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history.

closes 28 october

3) Research Fellowships
Caird & Sackler Short-Term Fellowships
National Maritime Museum
Tenable from October 2014

The National Maritime Museum supports high-quality research on its collections and related subjects and invites applications for the following fellowships: Caird & Sackler Short-Term Fellowships

£1,600 per month for up to three months

These awards, in the fields of maritime history and the history of navigation and astronomy, are for periods of up to three months to encourage research into the Museum’s collections by overseas scholars, museum professionals or those living at a distance from London.

Underwater Archaeologist

The Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina Columbia is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist 1). The position is full-time with benefits and will work out of our Field Office in Charleston, South Carolina. We anticipate keeping the job announcement open until the end of October. We hope to offer the position by the end of November with a start date at an agreed upon time shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will work with a staff of four members and complement our efforts to preserve the maritime archaeological legacy in the rivers and coastal waters of South Carolina.

Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist 1):
The incumbent reports directly to the Sport Diver Archaeology Management Program (SDAMP) manager. The employee will work in tandem with the supervising archaeologist to meet the goals of the program, specifically as relating to education and outreach. The employee will act as the administrator for the hobby diver licensing process of SDAMP as well as manage all databases relating to the program. The employee will assume the role of the secondary archaeologist for the Charleston Office, and act as principal/co-principal investigator on SDAMP projects as designated by the SDAMP manager. The employee will also manage all Charleston Office equipment as well as act as a dive safety officer for the Maritime Research Division (MRD). This position requires periodic travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings.

Please visit the link for additional information and to apply for the job: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1380833845988 and enter 006784 in the Requisition Number field and hit Search. For guidance on applying for the position or other related information please contact Ella Marshall, Human Resources Specialist, at 803-777-3821 or emccoy@mailbox.sc.edu.

For information about the MRD please visit: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/mrd_index.html

For more information about this position and duties please contact:

James D. Spirek
State Underwater Archaeologist
Maritime Research Division
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
Office phone: (803) 576-6566
Fax: (803) 254-1338
E-mail: spirek@sc.edu
SCIAA Web Site: http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/
Maritime Research Division Website: http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/mrd_index.html


Ashley M. Deming
The Sport Diver Archaeology Management Program
Maritime Research Division
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina
Phone: 843-762-6105
Email: deming@sc.edu