Maritime Preservation Specialist

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Wisconsin Historical Society
Maritime Preservation Specialist – LTE
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01876

The Maritime Preservation Specialist with the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program will fill a grant funded project specific position. This individual works under staff maritime archaeologists, the limited supervision of the State Archaeologist, and the State Historic Preservation Officer in the State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society to preserve the maritime heritage of Wisconsin.

This limited term position is 40 hours per week. Work hours are flexible between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work will be required at times.

Position Summary:   This position is supported by a University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute grant. The maritime specialist will work on a grant funded project focusing on helping design informal educational programs with partner museums throughout the state. This position will act as the program’s liaison between WHS staff and a professional educational consultant. The maritime specialist will focus on the development of interpretive/educational materials for both general public and museum programming. In addition, the maritime specialist will integrate the developed educational material into Wisconsinshipwrecks.org, coordinate with Society education staff on its internal implementation, conduct historical and archival research as needed, and may have the opportunity to participate in underwater archaeological fieldwork if qualified.