1) Registrar/museum collections manager, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, ncd
2) Director of Education, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, ncd
3) Project Cataloger Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport Museum
Applications Contact person: Jacqueline Schneider
Application due date: 2008 06 20
Web Address: www.mysticseaport.org
Project Cataloger: Full-time (35 hrs/week-11 per hr), Temporary (10 months) position responsible for processing/cataloging recently acquired photographs, ship models, tools, miscellaneous items and providing physical/intellectual access to the Museums’ Curatorial collection. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s and 4 years’ museum experience (or equivalent), general knowledge of American or maritime history/terminology, familiarity with museum practices/standards and proficiency with general computer programs. Must be detailed oriented and able to work with fragile objects with great care. For information or an application visit our website www.mysticseaport.org/hr or call Human Resources 860.572.5346. Send resume, cover letter and 3 references prior to June 20, 2008 to: Mystic Seaport Museum, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355, Attn: Human Resources. We are an AA/EOE.
4) Curatorial Internship/Volunteer
The USS Constitution Museum’s Curatorial Department offers internships that will give students a closer look at the inner workings of a history museum in general and a behind-the-scenes look at the curatorial department in particular. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working with the collections database, photographing and processing the collections, and cataloging artifacts and artworks. Interns will also learn about object care, handling, and housing. Some specific projects include cataloging works of art created by the Museum’s former painter in residence and conducting research into and writing biographies of artists whose work is represented in the Museum’s collections. The Museum also seeks interns interested in creating a database of British seamen who served on the ships defeated by “Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812. Interns should be able to dedicate at least one day per week towards their internship at the Museum. For more information, please contact: Harrie Slootbeek, Collections Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-426-1812 x147; or, Matthew Brenckle, Research Coordinator, email@example.com, 617-426-1812 x136.
5) Oral Historian, The Royal Naval Museum, closes May 31