MPA Cultural Resources Coordinator (Marine archaeology or maritime history)

National Marine Protected Areas Center Cultural Resources Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

Masters degree in marine archaeology or maritime history. Bachelor degree with comparable work experience may be considered as equivalent.  Ph.D a plus. Open until filled.

Artifact Conservator, Steamboat Bertrand

Museum Specialist, closes 27 March

The incumbent will be required to work as a vital part of the ongoing efforts to conserve artifacts from the Streamboat Bertrand.   Responsibility for entering all pertinent data into a computerized catalog records system known as the Automated National Catalog System, as well as seeing that all museum documents are properly maintained in individual catalog and treatment folders and that all digital photographic records are properly saved, labeled and filed.  Conserve a large and diverse collection of sensitive objects, but with a special emphasis on inventorying, identifying, cleaning, preparing and transporting fragile museum objects from the museum collection that require major conservation treatment.  Upgrade the housing of the objects, assuring the physical security of the collection, conducting routine preventive conservation projects, implement the museum maintenance plan, photographing objects, monitor and document the storage and work environments; maintain the refuge research library, work with interns, volunteers and contractors to accomplish topical projects.

North American Society for Oceanic History Registration

Registration for the annual conference (13-17 May 2009) of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) is now live.

Please visit www.nasoh.org for full registration details. This year, we will convene in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and are joined by our co-sponsors, the National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) and the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) as we discuss “Ports, Forts and Sports: Maritime Economy, Defense, and Recreation.” The conference organizers have developed a full program that includes over 60 papers, an exclusive screening of “The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships” (with a q+a session featuring Director Maria Brooks), the one-man play “From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges” (featuring Ian Ruskin…full details available at www.theharrybridgesproject.com) and an array of included and optional tours. The annual awards banquet, featuring a keynote presentation by Robert Eric Barde (author of Immigration and the Golden Gate: Passenger Ships, Exclusion, and Angel Island), tours of the Cal Maritime simulator facility, and assorted other events are planned. Full information concerning the conference, including lodging options (which can be arranged for as low as $40 per night if staying in the campus dorms), can be viewed at: www.nasoh.org

Please consider joining NASOH, NMHS and SSHSA at this event!

More on the NC Maritime Museum Curator job

The NC Maritime Museum is hiring an Associate Museum Curator to lead public programs in marine science and maritime history. The job is posted at the following page: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4802-1000-0002-894&printit=no.

The position will be open until March 5, 2009. If the link does not work, go to www.ncculture.com and click on the “careers” link.

To clarify the wording of the training and experience requirements: We prefer a Masters degree but encourage those with a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience to apply. We also encourage those with science degrees to apply, as it is a field of expertise that applies to our programs. Questions can be directed to the education department at the NC Maritime Museum at 252-728-7317 or educators Allison Besch (allison.besch@ncmail.net) or JoAnne Powell (jo.powell@ncmail.net).

Allison Gleason Besch Group Programs Coordinator North Carolina Maritime Museum 315 Front Street Beaufort NC 28516 252.728.7317 (phone) 252.728.2108 (fax) allison.besch@ncmail.net (e-mail) www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (web) *This message does not necessarily represent the policy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. E-Mail to and from me, in connection with the transaction of public business, is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.*

More on USS Monitor Fellowship for 2009-2010

Monitor Conservation Fellowship, 2009-2010/USS Monitor Conservation Project

The Mariners’ Museum In partnership with the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, is offering a conservation fellowship for treatment of objects excavated from the wreck site of the USS Monitor.

The fellowship is a full-time (35 hours/week) position for one year (July 2009-June 2010) and includes a stipend of $24,000. Additional funding for travel may be available at the discretion of the Museum’s chief conservator. The fellowship entails hands-on treatments of large, industrial, composite objects such as pumps and motors. These objects were submerged in saltwater for 140 years prior to excavation and thus require specialized treatment. The fellow will gain experience in a wide variety of analytical and treatment techniques while working on objects from one of the most significant vessels in naval history.

Eligibility: The successful candidate for the position will be in his/her final year of or have graduated from a recognized conservation graduate or training program. Previous experience working with metal artifacts recovered from a marine environment is preferred. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Marcie Renner, Chief Conservator The Mariners’ Museum 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 Alternatively, electronic versions of the above-listed information may be sent to mrenner@marinersmuseum.org.

All information must be received by March 15, 2009.

14 February 2009

1) USS Monitor Conservation Project The Mariners Museum Monitor Conservation Fellowship, 2009-2010

In partnership with the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, is offering a conservation fellowship for treatment of objects excavated from the wreck site of the USS Monitor. The fellowship is a full-time (35 hours/week) position for one year (July 2009–June 2010) and includes a stipend of $24,000. Additional funding for travel may be available at the discretion of the Museum’s chief conservator. The fellowship entails hands-on treatments of large, industrial, composite objects such as pumps and motors. These objects were submerged in saltwater for 140 years prior to excavation and thus require specialized treatment. The fellow will gain experience in a wide variety of analytical and treatment techniques while working on objects from one of the most significant vessels in naval history.

Eligibility

The successful candidate for the position will be in his/her final year of or have graduated from a recognized conservation graduate or training program. Previous experience working with metal artifacts recovered from a marine environment is preferred. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required.

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:
Ms. Marcie Renner, Chief Conservator
The Mariners’ Museum 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Alternatively, electronic versions of the above-listed information may be sent to mrenner@marinermuseum.org.
All information must be received by March 15, 2009

2) Several Mystic Seaport Museum Jobs

3) University of Exeter, Phd Studentships, closes 27 March (History: including specialisms in Maritime, Naval)

4) Associate Museum Curator, NC Maritime Museum, closes 5 March

5) The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 2 Curatorial Assistants, closes 28 February (the Gulf of Georgia Cannery commemorates the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry from the 1870’s to the present. Located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, and operated under contract for Parks Canada…)

Jobs, jobs and more jobs for 2009!

JMB

Maritime Heritage Officer, South Australia, closes 27 Feb

MARITIME HERITAGE OFFICER – PO1        (CONTRACT APPOINTMENT UP TO 28/02/2014)         ($46566.00/59871.00) Vacancy No. C945/2009     
  
Duties: Are you an archaeologist with an interest in being part of a vibrant, energetic team to manage historic shipwreck and other archaeological sites in South Australia? The Maritime Heritage Officer, Maritime Heritage Team will play a key role in: Archaeological site management work including archaeological diving and site documentation; Contributing to: Historical research and documentation of maritime sites and places; Reviewing and evaluating procedures and methodologies related to professional practice in relation to archaeological heritage in South Australia; Preparation of operational plans for regional maritime surveys and field work and compilation of scientific and other reports.

Essential Minimum Qualifications: A degree in Archaeology with a Maritime major is essential, however a post graduate qualification in Maritime Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management and/or Conservation is considered highly desirable. Current diving certification and occupational diving medical certification.

Special Conditions: Please refer to Job and Person Specification.

Location: Adelaide CBD (Nutley)

Award: Public Sector Salaried Employees Interim Award

Eligibility: Non-Public Sector Employees May Apply

Department: Environment and Heritage

Further Information: www.environment.sa.gov.au/deh/vacancies

Enquiries to: Shoana McManus, Art of Staff, telephone 8267 1880, email shoana@artofstaff.com.au

Applications to: Recruitment and Selection Team, HR Services, Department for Environment and Heritage, GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, 5001, telephone 8204 1898 , email deh.jobs@saugov.sa.gov.au

Note: Applicants should include a statement of how they meet the essential requirements listed in the Job and Person Specification, include your Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact details of 3 referees in your application. Please post an original and 4 copies of your application or send via email. The Job and Person Specification is available via the download link below. Please quote vacancy number C945/2009 and state where you saw the vacancy advertised when applying. NO FOLDERS PLEASE.

Employment Act: PSM Act

Closing Date: 27 Feb 2009

Other Documents:                 
        Application guidelines
        Declaration form       
        Job and Person specification   

____
David Nutley
Principal Maritime Heritage Officer
Heritage Branch
Department for Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia
Ph: +61 8 812 44944
Fax: +61 8 8 812 44980
Mbl: 0458 532 407

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/

One year professional work placements in Marine Geophysical Survey and Coastal and Marine Archaeological Investigations

One year professional work placements in Marine Geophysical Survey and Coastal and Marine Archaeological Investigation hosted by Wessex Archaeology, closing date 27 February 2009, interviews in March.

Institute for Archaeologists link

British Archaeological Jobs & Resources link

1 February 2009

1) Program Director, The Center for Wooden Boats, closes February 18

2) The Alan Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
The Alan Pearsall Bequest and the Institute of Historical Research will offer a one-year postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, tenable at the Institute. The Fellowship stipend will be £22,000 for a full academic year. It will be payable in four quarterly instalments through the Institute. The closing date for applications is 15 April 2009.

Alan Pearsall Fellowship application form and regulations

3) Executive Director
The Antique Boat Museum, the largest freshwater nautical Museum in the world, requires a full-time Executive Director by the fall of 2009 to replace our retiring Director. The new Executive Director will oversee a dynamic institution with an attainable five year strategic plan, a talented and committed staff of 40 full-time and part-time employees, an operating budget of approximately $1.6 million, a 4.5 acre river campus with five new exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 270 antique boats. The successful candidate must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and must have demonstrated success in raising funds, building partnerships, and financial management. Interviews will be scheduled for April and May, the appointment will be made by mid-June, with the expectation that the new Director will start by the fall of 2009 to allow for a three month transition.  More information about the Museum is available at www.abm.org. Salary is dependent on qualifications and career accomplishments. Candidates should include a cover letter and resume, these may be submitted by mail or email to Executive Director Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or john@abm.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

4) National Historic Ships Policy and Project Manager, National Maritime Museum, closes 16 February.

5) Updated link: 2009 Maritime Archaeology Field School, St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program

24 January 2009

1) Classical Marine Archaeologist: BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY – LEWISBURG, PA

The Department of Classics invites applications for an entry level (no more than four years of full time teaching experience post Ph.D.) one-year temporary position at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning August 2009. The department seeks a classical archaeologist to teach courses in material culture and classical civilization. Possible offerings include: the Archaeology of Egypt, Ancient Technology, the Age of Alexander, Classical Myth, Ancient Cities, and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Teaching experience and a completed Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD considered. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to www.bucknell.edu/jobs by March 15, 2009. Other documentation will be requested as needed. Queries may be directed to Janet Jones, Search Committee Chair, Department of Classics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (jjones@bucknell.edu / 570-577-1624). Bucknell University values a diverse college community and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students.
closes march 15

2) Business Administrator, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, ncd

3) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Internships: Close 27 February

Special Events Intern, Graphic Design Intern, Folklife Intern, and Education Intern

4) Director, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes

»IN POSEIDONS REICH XIV«

under the motto

Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes”

Our call for papers sent in June 2008 has met great response from all over Europe. 28 papers from 9 different countries will be held on 20 – 22 February 2009 at the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel. The event is organised in collaboration between the DEGUWA (German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology), the local department of prehistoric archaeology and its affiliated study group AMLA (Study Group for Maritime and Limnic Archaeology) and – last not least – the National German Maritime Museum. The cultural programme – encompassing guided tours, dive trails and other excursions – commences already on Tuesday, the 17th February.

Please visit our website for further information: http://www.deguwa.org/

The conference programme could be downloaded directly as PDF at:
http://www.deguwa.org/documents/IPR_XIV_programm_e.pdf (English version)
http://www.deguwa.org/documents/IPR_XIV_programm_d.pdf (German version)

Please note that the online-registration closes already on 31st January 2009. Subsequent registrations could be only made at the conference office.

We hope to meet you in Kiel!

Sincerely,
Daniel Zwick

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Intro Course in Underwater Archaeology

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology

The Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS) still has several openings for its annual Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology starting Wednesday, January 28, 2009.  The course consists of nine evening sessions (7:30-9:00pm) on Wednesday nights at the McLean High School, Media Center, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA, and a pool session.  The cost of the course is $150. (Make checks payable to MAHS, PO Box 44382, L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20026)  Course texts, which are optional, are expected to cost about $25.  The class is open to all interested persons. Directions to McLean High School are found on our website www.mahsnet.org

 2009 Underwater Archaeology Course Schedule

 Jan 28            Introduction to Underwater Archaeology

Feb 4              Archival Research

Feb 18            Ship’s  Architecture

Feb 25            Position Fixing and Search Methods

Mar 4              Surveying, Recording and Mapping

Mar 18            Photography and Video Documentation

Mar 25            Conservation of Artifacts

Apr 1              Ethics and the Law

Apr 22            Project Planning and Report Preparation

Apr 29/May 6 Snow Dates if earlier session canceled

TBD Sat/Sun-Apr/May  Survey and Mapping Pool Session

 If your schedule or location do  not permit attending these evening classes, MAHS also offers the course on a ten video cassette series with instructor guide for $199.95.  For further info on the video course contact us at the e-mail above.

Upon completion of the introductory course, the student who is a certified scuba diver will be eligible to enroll in an underwater archaeology field school to be held in Key Largo, FL June 25-28, 2009 or in local area field schools to be scheduled later.  PADI certifications in underwater/maritime archaeology are available to graduates of these courses. 

MAHS is an internationally recognized non- profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the research and preservation of our maritime heritage and to increasing the general public’s awareness of this heritage.  As part of our charter, we hold monthly meetings with guest speakers, conduct various underwater archaeology courses and field schools annually, and participate in various interesting and exciting archaeological and historical projects.

 For further information about the course see our website at www.mahsnet.org or e-mail us at the address listed above.

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