22 February 2008

2008 Northeast Florida Symposium on Maritime Archaeology, if you are interested in maritime archaeology, plan to attend this event.

Maritime Archaeology in the Florida Keys
27 July through 8 August
Key Largo, Florida

Field schools will open for online application this coming weekend. If you would like to attend or know someone who would please direct them to the PAST website
www.pastfoundation.org  [New Programs] for more information and electronic application.


The Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History

The Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History is being offered by the Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport.  Since 1989, the Cuffe Fellowship has provided funds to researchers from universities, colleges, and museums who were pursuing research considering the participation of minorities in American maritime affairs.  Topics have included seafaring, shore side work and the make up of shore side communities, entrepreneurship, the fisheries, the merchant marine and navy, Native Americans, African Americans, Cape Verdeans, immigration, comparative studies, gender.  Fellowships support research and writing, a portion of which should normally be carried out in the Mystic, CT area. Deadline March 30, 2008

Inquiries may be addressed to:
Glenn S. Gordinier, Ph.D.
Robert G. Albion Historian
Co-Director, Munson Institute

Mystic Seaport
The Museum of America and the Sea
75 Greenmanville Avenue
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355

Phone (860) 572-0711 xt. 5089
Fax (860) 572-5329

Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History

Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History

The Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies is accepting applications for the 2008 summer courses. Students may audit or participate for credit in any of three courses: Maritime History Survey, Maritime History Seminar, and Independent Research, all of which are accredited through Trinity College, and the University of Connecticut.

Housed on the grounds of its parent organization, Mystic Seaport, The Museum of American and the Sea, students will have access to the G. W. Blunt White Library. The Library holds 75,000 volumes and a manuscript collection of approximately 700,000logs, journals, business records, and correspondence. In addition to the library, students have daily access to the museum’s collection of vessels and artifacts. Field seminars to historic seaports round out the studies. Admissions are rolling through May. Visit webpage for application:


or contact:

The Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies

P.O. Box 6000
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355-0990

860 572-0711 ext. 5089

Glenn S. Gordinier, Ph.D.
Robert G. Albion Historian
Co-Director, Munson Institute

860 572 0711 ext. 5089

More information for Los Angeles Maritime Museum

City of Los Angeles – Department of Recreation and Parks Maritime Museum Curator

The City of Los Angeles – Department of Recreation and Parks is currently seeking to fill Maritime Museum Curator position within the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and welcome all interested individuals to explore this great opportunity. 

SALARY:  $47,940 annually

Supervise the care of the Museum’s collection of maritime artifacts and create new educational exhibits for the education of the general public and school groups.  Duties include: evaluation, accession, and conservation of collection, as well as working within the community to identify and acquire appropriate additions to the collection.  Refine and update exhibits as necessary to ensure that subject matter is relevant to Museum’s mission. Maintain an inventory of acquired items and provide for proper storage.  Supervise volunteers and interns working on collection and exhibits.  Work with Museum Director and appropriate staff to create long-term plan for funding, care and display of

Assist with creation of new programs for public and school groups. Duties include: organizing guest speakers, creating hands-on activities for family visitors, training volunteers, and promoting of Museum through newsletter articles.

Assist with operations when needed, including special event staffing and special tours.

Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university is required.  Masters of Arts Degree preferred with concentration in history or Museum studies.  Two years of curatorial and exhibit experience required as well as knowledge of Museum standards and procedures.

Interested candidates must submit both a completed City Application Form and resume.  Please send your completed City Application Form and resume to:

City of Los Angeles
Department of Recreation and Parks
1200 W. 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90017

Attn:  Diane Moore

The City Application Form may be obtained at:

18 February 2008

Jobs, jobs, jobs… 

1) Lecturer in Archaeology, Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley, closes March 1

2) Interpreter, Split Rock Lighthouse, closes March 15

The Department of Maritime Civilizations invites applications with Ph.D. degree for a tenure-track academic position in the field of Maritime History.  Rank and tenure will be dependent on the academic achievements of the applicant, and will be subject to University regulations.  A special interest in the Classical World and its heritage would be an advantage. The applicant is expected to be familiar with the maritime heritage of the Israeli coast, and be willing to carry out most of his or her research into its historical problems.

The position is tenable from October, 2008.  Please send CV with list of publications and three letters of recommendation.  The application deadline is April 1, 2008.

All correspondence will be treated in confidence, and should be addressed to:  Prof. Menahem Mor, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel.  E-mail: mmor@univ.haifa.ac.il.

4) Archives Assistant, The Waterways Trust, closes February 29

5) 16 different jobs open now at the National Maritime Museum

6) Curator, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, closes March 14

7) Jet Boat Tour Guide, Niagra River History, closes March 30

Collections and Research Associate, Mystic Seaport, closes March 30

9) Museum Curator, Steamboat Bertrand Collection, closes February 29

10) Collections Manager New York, NY Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Applications Contact person: Intrepid HR
Application due date: 2008/3/15
Salary range: commensurate with experience
Web Address: www.intrepidmuseum.org
Job description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is seeking a Collections Manager. This person provides initial managerial oversight for the permanent collection of the Museum’s Exhibits Department. The manager will Inventory and research the collection, maintain catalogue and electronic data files on the permanent collection of two and three dimensional objects in a variety of formats and media, label and/or supervise labeling of the collection, organize the storage vaults and boxes, and manage research materials and files. The manager will also serve as liaison between Exhibits staff and other museum departments for collection-related storage and data issues not involving actual aircraft, and the fabric of the ships Growler and Intrepid. This person will also work with the Chief Curator and Curator of History to help determine sources of continued funding for collection cataloguing, storage and conservation.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in History or Library Science and one or more years of museum and collection/archival management or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient computer knowledge, including proficiency with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. Strong organizational skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, write reports, business correspondence, and exhibits materials. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and vendors. Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply concepts of basic algebra. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.
We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history! For consideration e-mail/fax resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org or fax to 212-265-5176. Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
No Phone Calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

11) Curator
The Egan Maritime Foundation, a private operating foundation, of Nantucket, Massachusetts seeks a curator. The Foundation has an extensive collection of contemporary maritime art and artifacts as well as a strong nineteenth century collection of lifesaving artifacts; boats, life-carts, photographs, textiles and art. Typical functions include managing all aspects of these two collections; planning and executing two seasonal exhibitions in the Foundation’s museums; oversight of the two museums and supervising the work of the director of education and interpretation. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred, in art and/or maritime history or of a related field with a minimum of five years experience in collections/registration or equivalent combination of education/experience. Effective written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills required. Application: Please apply in writing to Egan Maritime Foundation, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 or email letter of application and resume to egan@eganmartime.org. The Foundation is a Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.