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The Mary Rose Museum is the leading museum for Maritime Archaeology in the UK. The Mary Rose Trust’s aims are to conserve the Mary Rose and her artefacts, maintain the archives, enable lifelong learning and outreach and become self-sustaining through income generation. Located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Museum has received fantastic visitor reviews and a number of prestigious awards.
MRT is looking to appoint a Learning Assistant (term-time only) to work with the Learning Team. You should have demonstrable relevant experience in a similar role, with the key area of responsibility being to deliver educational workshops to school and educational groups. We are looking for someone who combines a passion for museum learning and a desire to welcome and support educational groups of all ages and abilities.
To make a success of this role, you need to have a confident and pragmatic approach, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with a positive attitude to changing priorities.
Sound like you? Apply via covering letter and CV to Michelle Rickman, email@example.com by Friday, 2nd March 2018. Interviews Tuesday, 13th March 2018.
Underwater and Maritime Archaeology Friends and Colleagues,
This just came out today. I didn’t know it was coming, but I would love to see a maritime archaeologist win this search. The specific expertise and home department is open. I am not on the search committee, so please contact the search chair directly for more information about the position or process.
Department of Social Sciences
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Oceanography/Limnology
Job Description Summary
Michigan Technological University is bolstering its strength in water-related research and educational programs with a new faculty position that may reside in any academic unit. We solicit applications for a tenure-track position in oceanography/limnology with specific expertise in one or more of the following research approaches: laboratory and ship-based research; remote sensing; policy analysis; or large-scale computational modeling. The ability to conduct field or laboratory measurements and experimentation in addition to modeling skills will be viewed positively. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, but senior-level candidates with exceptional records will also be considered.
This position complements existing expertise in aquatic sciences, engineering, economics, and policy at the multidisciplinary Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). The GLRC is a 50,000 sq. ft., $25M waterfront facility with state-of-the-art laboratories, marine facilities, and a supercomputer facility (see http://greatlakes.mtu.edu). In addition to pursuing and funding their own research, successful candidates will contribute to interdisciplinary studies.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Laboratory and ship-based research; remote sensing; policy analysis; and/or large-scale computational modeling. The ability to conduct field or laboratory measurements and experimentation in addition to modeling skills will be viewed positively.
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Solicitation Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is soliciting bids to establish a blanket contract to provide archaeological remote sensing survey services on an “as needed” basis. The initial project to be completed no later than June 30, 2018 is for two (2) locations, within marked boundaries, in San Antonio Bay and Aransas Bay. These two locations are: Grass Island Reef (Attachment 1) in the vicinity of 28.11146, -97.00938, encompassing approximately eighty -one (81) acres and the Josephine’s Reef (Attachment 2; two sites) in the vicinity of 28.30904, -96.60296 encompassing approximately seventy-eight acres (78), as per
Class/Item Code: 91816-Archeological Consulting
The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI) is a partner of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary that conducts place-based stewardship educational programming. They coordinate between schools, government agencies, volunteer organizations in an 8-county area including Alpena.
Currently they are seeking to fill a vacancy for Network Coordinator. The details of the announcement are here:
This position spends lots of time out in the community conducting educational programming and networking with partner organizations. They are housed in NOAA’s Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center and work to augment NOAA’s ongoing education and outreach activities.
This is a unique opportunity to conduct stewardship education within the heart of the Great Lakes watershed.
Please pass along the announcement to any interested parties. Thank you very much.
|Supervisory Duties: Curatorial services (historian & collections), Exhibits,& Restoration
The Curator reports directly to the Executive Director and has the core responsibility of managing and expanding the museum’s exhibit, restoration and curatorial objectives; leads the development of the Museum’s interpretation plan to align with mission and vision and orchestrates the design, development, interpretation, and installation of exhibits, utilizing appropriate ephemera as exists in the collection.
S/he oversees curatorial staff, volunteers, and interns in the care and documentation of the Museum’s artifacts, library, and archives, and is responsible for developing and maintaining the museum’s Collections Management Policy, Accession and Deaccession procedures, Exhibit development process and procedures and the restoration/presentation of all aircraft. The Curator takes a lead role in aircraft research, acquisition, restoration, and the integration of these assets into the interpretive direction of the museum. Key activities also include the research and planning to develop a permanent collections storage space and research library that will maintain the physical stability and security for the collection of 21,000 aviation related objects, photographs, and archives and library.
The History of Diving Museum, located in Islamorada, Florida Keys, is looking for an enthusiastic student, recent graduate, or Emerging Museum Professional to engage in a subsidized internship at our young and vibrant cultural institution. The Museum includes a research library and more than 3,000 sq. ft. of interactive exhibits spanning over 4,000 years of diving history. Our collection ranges from ancient diving machines and armored diving suits for deep-sea exploration to one of the world’s largest collections of diving helmets.
The Contractor will work collaboratively with Inuit knowledge-holders, community members and Parks Canada experts to summarize, conduct and share oral history research related to Inuit knowledge of the 1845 Franklin Expedition and the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.
The objectives of the project are:
- To conduct a bibliographical, archival and oral history research project into Inuit oral history of the 1845 Franklin expedition, and specifically the associated shipwreck sites of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror
- To produce professional interpretive materials—including video clips, audio clips, and a book—for Parks Canada on this topic. These materials will help Parks Canada present to the public a history of Inuit knowledge of the Franklin expedition, and will contribute to an understanding of the shipwreck sites as part of Inuit homelands.
- To provide opportunities for Inuit Elders to share their knowledge about the 1845 Franklin Expedition and to document that knowledge.
- To provide capacity-building opportunities for Inuit youth and adults related to oral history collection and presentation.
University of Nottingham
Project ‘Rising from the Depths: Utilising Marine Cultural Heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits’ Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with a research interests in East African cultural heritage and/or development studies. Applicants should have a PhD in a related archaeology, heritage or development field.
Job vacancy for an underwater archaeologist at the Niedersächsisches Institut für historische Küstenforschung.
This position serves as the Director of the Museum of the Albemarle, in Elizabeth City, NC; one of the regional museums in the division. The job duties include:
- Overall administration and management of the staff and the museum facility, including budget preparation and management, day-to-day operations of the museum facility, and local staff personnel management.
- Lead the development of long-range and annual planning for the museum, and oversee the overall exhibition and program development of the museum, including developing exemplary exhibitions, programs and activities which make the full resources of the Museum accessible in the regional context.
- Lead effective program execution, coordination of consultations and service programs for other museums and cultural organizations of the region.
- Participate in fundraising activities, including grant writing, to raise funding for exhibits and programs and work closely with the Friends of the Museum support organization to promote the museum.
- Engage with community organizations and local, state and national governmental and educational organizations (Elizabeth City State University and United States Coast Guard) to promote the museum and create new programs and exhibits.
- Develop effective internal communications within the museum to keep the staff updated on museum and Department activities and develop external communications related to publicity, advertising, and the overall public and professional image of the museum.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both public and scholarly contexts through writing and public speaking.
VYDC-Lake Champlain Maritime Museum #2
AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs. Members teach and mentor students, lead school groups, create curricula and lead maritime adventure summer camps. Members encourage teamwork and model healthy lifestyle choices by teaching students fun ways to learn from and enjoy every aspect of the Lake Champlain watershed. Service ranges from rowing programs and snorkeling lessons, to communication with program partners, outreach to schools and teachers, and research of history and archaeology content. While carrying out varied responsibilities related to all departments of the museum, members contribute to creation of exhibits, organize and host events, and at times crew LCMM’s replica boats during off-site tours with educational groups. Minimum Age: 18. Reliable private transportation required; valid license. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references. Must be able to swim.
Ability to teach one or more specialty topics in archaeology (e.g. public archaeology, shallow geophysics, lithic analysis, archaeobotany, geoarchaeology, urban archaeology, underwater archaeology, etc.).
Closes March 8, apply now.
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE CRDIP Cultural Resource Management Intern interested in dedicating 10 weeks in support of the National Park Service at George Washington Memorial Parkway in McLean, Virginia.
This is an opportunity to engage in a number of cultural resource program area activities in addition to having an opportunity to focus on a specifically defined project or projects. Projects can include assisting with archeological investigations, conducting historical research, gaining experience with archival and library records and materials, CRM files, helping with the curation of museum collections, performing architectural conservation projects on historic structures, and assisting with cultural landscape management tasks.
Start: Early June to early August 2018 (may be flexible for the right candidate)
End: 10 weeks from start date
Duration: *10 weeks minimum commitment required*
Conducting maritime history research related to underwater archeological sites within the park.
Modern shipwrecks act as a hidden pollution risk, as they may release toxic components into the environment depending on the state of preservation. These sites act as open systems, with the exchange of material (sediment, water, toxic fluids and solids) and energy (wave, tidal, storm) across system boundaries. Formation processes at these sites are therefore driven by a combination of chemical, biological and physical processes. Around the coastlines of Europe, numerous WWI and WWII wrecks are slowly corroding, acting as nuclei for environmental contamination. WWI wrecks are also increasingly recognized from an archaeological perspective. The UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage provides protection for sites over 100 years old and strongly emphasises the use of non-destructive methods. WWI wrecks now fall under the protection of the Convention. Whilst 48 states have ratified the UNESCO 2001 Convention, the Republic of Ireland and the UK have not. In the Republic of Ireland, this is mitigated by blanket protection of all wrecks over 100 years. Consequently, approximately 400 wrecks have become protected and require governmental management. In contrast, the UK lacks blanket protection legislation, relying on the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973) which affords protection only to specific vessels based on their importance. As such, under this legal framework, there is additional pressure to ensure that WWI underwater cultural heritage in UK waters is documented, protected and managed to the best of our abilities.
This PhD project will examine the preservation state and evolution of select WWI wrecks in the Irish Sea. Greater understanding of the physical processes that effect the long term stability and evolution of these sites is paramount in their protection.
Archaeological Data Manager (HMS Victory)
Principal Heritage Advisor (HMS Victory)