Updated link, closes 24 August. Assistant Professor or lecturer in Underwater Archaeology, University of Cyprus.
ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM SEEKS COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT
The Antique Boat Museum, the largest freshwater maritime museum in the world situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful Thousand Islands, requires a Collections Assistant.
Reporting to the Curator and working closely with the other members of the Public Programs Department, and ABM Facilities staff, the Collections Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist with the care and management of the Museum’s artifact collections. As well as artifact-based tasks, the job also entails researching artifacts and historical themes for the development of exhibits, programs and publications.
The ideal candidate will have experience in computerized collections management systems and related functions, such as insuring, moving, storing, packing and transporting artifacts. They should also have experience and/or a demonstrated interest in maritime and boating history. The ABM’s Public Programs Department is a highly-computerized environment, and the Collections Assistant should be familiar with digital photography; scanning and digital imaging; Adobe Photoshop and MS Office applications. This position is full-time year-round; salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Applications should include a cover letter and resume, and should be submitted by mail or email to Daniel Miller, Curator, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. While we would like to personally thank everyone who submits an application, we will only contact those who are invited to interview.
1) Ship Conservation Assistant, The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, closes August 28
2) Museum Manager, Sheringham Museum Norfolk, closes 3 August
The museum will encompass the maritime and social history of the town of Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast and display 3 former lifeboats, 3 fishing boats and many artefacts.
3) Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum, ncd
Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar, September 22-23, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.
The 2009 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing Diving
COURSE DIRECTORS, INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. The two-day seminar will include one day of classroom-based learning and one day of in-field training.
North Atlantic Society for Oceanic History Annual Meeting, University of Connecticut, Avery Point and Mystic Seaport. May 12-16, 2010.
Call For Proposals Once again, the world’s attention has been pulled back to the marine environment. Continued concerns over depleted fish stocks, piracy, changing climate, global shipping policies, and the safety of merchant mariners and port communities have all recently converged to remind scholars, policy makers, and citizens alike that we ignore our relationships to the marine world at our peril. More than just recent phenomena, however, each of these ties between human society and the marine environment has deep historical roots.
Under the theme “Maritime Environments,” the 2010 annual meeting of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM), and the National Maritime History Society (NMHS) seeks papers exploring the scholarly contexts of these contemporary crises in the world’s oceans. We encourage all interested scholars, especially historians, marine environmental historians, museum professionals, archaeologists, historical ecologists, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers examining the “maritime” environment. We define the terms “Maritime” and “Environments” broadly to include the widest range of human relationships to the sea. How have human labor practices affected ties between human communities and natural resources? How and where did humans experience the oceanic realm and how did those sites frame experiences? What economic, defense, commercial, and foreign policy initiatives drive human efforts in the maritime environment? And, of particular interest, how have human actions affected the world’s oceans, and what can historical records tell us about the changing health of the fisheries, climate, or other natural forces? Finally, how do scholars convey these lessons to a larger public?
Individual papers are welcome, but full sessions with three papers and a chair are preferred. Proposals should include a brief abstract of 500 words for each paper, plus a one-page abstract for proposed panels, and a brief bio of 200 words for each participant, including chairs. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for presentations. Accommodations for PowerPoint presentations will be provided; however, any other requirements, including audio-visual equipment, special outlets, or accommodations for disabilities should be included in the proposal.
Scholars interested in chairing sessions are welcome to send a brief bio to the Program Committee Co-chairs. Please note that all participants must register for the conference. Specific questions may be directed to Program Committee Co-Chairs, Matthew McKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Brian Payne (email@example.com), or Vic Mastone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010.
University of Cyprus, Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Underwater Archaeology, closes 24 August.
1) Educator, The Mariners Museum, ncd
2) Education Director: GulfQuest, Mobile, AL
Projected to open in 2011 in Mobile, AL, GulfQuest (National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico) will become the premier maritime museum on the Gulf Coast and will be unique among maritime museums in primarily featuring interactive, hands-on exhibits. GulfQuest is seeking a skilled professional to lead the development of educational programs in preparation for the interactive maritime museum’s opening.
Programs to be planned include school field trip classes; weekend, summer and holiday programs; birthday party demonstrations; overnight camp-ins; and educator workshops. Programs will be developed in consultation with school administrators and educators. The Education Director also will work with NOAA personnel to develop programs and materials for future implementation at GulfQuest and other museums/aquariums.
Once GulfQuest opens, the Education Director will be responsible for conducting programs, supervising staff, training volunteers, and managing departmental resources to provide an array of educational programs that serve both schools and the general public.
A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field and 3-5 years related experience required. A Masters degree and prior museum education experience preferred.
E-mail or send your cover letter/resume by July 27 to: email@example.com or Tony Zodrow, Executive Director, GulfQuest, P.O. Box 3005, Mobile, AL 36652-3005.
3) Education Specialist, NOAA Marine Sanctuaries, ncd
4) Archeologist, Minerals Management Service, closes August 4
Serves as an MMS expert advisor in reforming national legislation to increase protection of submerged cultural resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Status Candidates: Link
5) Archeologist, Minerals Management Service, closes August 4
Status Candidates: Link
6) Manager of Fleet Services, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes July 24
7) SEEKING PANEL PARTICIPANTS
SMH member Dana Cushing is looking for papers for a session about “Maritime History of the Early Crusades (before 1204)” to be presented at the next Kalamazoo conference (May 13-16, 2010). This is an emerging field, so he would like especially to encourage graduate students and non-medievalists (such as art historians, archaeologists, professional seamen, etc.) to participate.