The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration invites the public to get that sinking feeling at Shipwrecks!, a free exhibition about the fascinating world of shipwreck exploration and discovery. This special offering at NOAA’s Silver Spring, Md. headquarters will feature shipwreck artifacts, robot subs, talks by undersea explorers and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Visitors will also be captivated by exhibits about life aboard ship, navigation, safety at sea and more. The exhibit runs Saturday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the NOAA Silver Spring campus, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md. Admission is free. Call 301-713-3066 or visit www.preserveamerica.noaa.gov.
More on the English Heritage work placements:
Coastal and Marine Professional Work Placement
English Heritage Professional Placements in Conservation (EPPIC) – An English Heritage and IFA initiative for Historic Environment Practitioners are offering seven one-year professional work placements under the English Heritage EPPIC scheme. These placements will provide work-based learning opportunities in specialisms related to the historic environment. Placements are provided and supervised by English Heritage and administered by the IFA. The placements are designed for those with some experience of historic environment practice, but who have not yet had the opportunity to develop more specialist skills and competencies, and may contribute towards an appropriate vocational qualification.
There is one placement available in Coastal and Marine Archaeological Investigation x 1, based in Salisbury (hosted by Wessex Archaeology)
Placement holders will be paid £15,354, fixed term for 12 months. Successful candidates will be, or will be expected to become, members of an appropriate professional institute.
• Ideally, you will have a relevant degree (or equivalent experience) with 6-18 months post-graduate work experience in UK historic environment practice.
• You may have a post-graduate qualification or comparable practical experience in a heritage discipline
• You may be looking for an opportunity to diversify into a new branch of the profession or to enhance skills you have already gained.
• English Heritage and the Institute of Field Archaeologists value diversity and seek to enhance diversity within the historic environment professions
For further details about this and other placements and to download an application pack, please visit the IFA website or contact:
Institute of Field Archaeologists
University of Reading
PO Box 227
Closing date: 9am on 8th February 2008
Interview dates: Between 18th February and 4th March 2008
Start date: 7th April 2008
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum seeks a highly organized, dynamic individual to plan and manage all special events (lecture series, member events, volunteer functions), some education programs and teacher seminars, and to assist the director in preparing for formal museum accreditation from the American Association of Museums. He or she will also maintain a large contacts database and compile monthly and annual education reports. Employee will work directly with the HRNM Museum Educators and will report to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum Director. Salary $15/hour plus full benefits.