25 November 2013

1) Museum Reference and Curatorial Associate, Hart Nautical Collections, apply today

2) Curator, Maritime History, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, closes December 9

3) Curatorial Assistant/Ship Interpreter, USS Texas, closes December 4

Under the direction of the Battleship TEXAS Curator, this position performs curatorial and interpretative work for and related to, Battleship TEXAS. Curatorial work includes acquistioning, preserving, cataloging and inventorying of the sites collections. Performs research work connected with collections, interpretive projects, publications and social media. Responsible for resource education, interpretive programming, outreach and volunteer coordination for Battleship TEXAS. May supervise the work of volunteers, interns and assistants. Other duties may include: report preparation, general maintenance, custodial duties, visitor/customer service and assisting with the safety and security of visitors, staff, volunteers, and community service workers. Performs physical labor in various climates to complete projects. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.

4) Senior Exhibits Manager, Nauticus

The City of Norfolk and Nauticus, are seeking a qualified, creative Senior Exhibits Manager to oversee all operations and activities of the exhibit department. The Senior Exhibits Manager develops and maintains exhibit schedules, reviews and facilitates all exhibit-related contracts, assists with the development and design of in-house exhibits, and manages the logistics and installation of exhibits. A creative approach to interpretation and exhibit design is necessary.

The qualified candidate will manage staff scheduling, daily maintenance of equipment and exhibits, and departmental purchasing. Close coordination with other departments (including education, visitor services and marketing) is essential. The qualified candidate will be hands-on, and have the necessary skill set to help maintain and repair exhibit-related components.


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 2014-2015.

The Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U. S. Naval 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, 2014; and have an approved dissertation topic in the field of U.S. naval history.

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. Proposals that have high promise of filling gaps in the literature of U.S. naval history that the Naval History and Heritage Command has identified as of higher interest are eligible for consideration. The command’s list of priority subjects in U.S. naval history is posted on the command’s website, www.history.navy.mil, and is regularly updated. 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, or equivalent attainment as a published author.

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, 2014 Announcement of Awards: in May 2014

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 Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060.

Professor of Maritime History

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus is 20 times larger than the present one with a projected fast growth of student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of History of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position in Maritime History.

The Department of History currently comprises programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees and 11 diverse historians in terms of nationality, gender and specialty, with a research concentration on Chinese History, Macao History and the History of East-West Interactions.


Rank of appointment is open, depending on qualifications. Applicants should specialize in the Spanish Empire during the Age of Sail, with a focus on relationships between East and West, ideally including but not limited to diplomatic history and missionary history as well as cultural, social and economic exchanges. The successful candidate will be required to teach General Education courses in Global History. Preference may be given to candidates with excellent command of Spanish and/or other European languages and who are willing to teach courses in European history.

Selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2014.