15 March 2008

1) Curator, RMS Carpathia exhibit, ncd

2) 2 Physical Scientists (hydrographic mapping), NOAA Ocean Exploration paid internships, apply today

3) $1,000 Karl Kotum Award for Maritime History, applications due by September 12

4) Battleship North Carolina, Executive Director, closes April 14

5) Director of Education, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Reporting to the Vice President for Collections and Education, the Director of Education is responsible for managing the educational offerings of the museum and the delivery of services to a wide variety of public audiences. Working with other staff in the Collection and Program areas, the Director of Education is responsible for planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluation of the education programs. The Director of Education oversees the recruitment of volunteers and is the lead in designing and organizing volunteer preparation courses. The Director of Education assists with other educational and public program initiatives as requested. Qualifications:  Master’s degree in museum studies / museum education preferred; three or more years experience in museum education, including staff supervision; successful organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking to groups. Resumes may be submitted in confidence to:  HR Director, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA, 02740; or, electronically to hr@whalingmuseum.org.

6) Program Director, The Whaling Museum
The Director of Programs reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Museum’s educators, interpreters, docents and volunteers. Primary responsibilities include the development, planning, marketing, and delivery of a wide variety of educational programs serving the Museum’s audience of all ages. Candidates should have a BA or BS (Masters preferred) in biology, marine biology, environmental science, history or the social sciences and three to five years teaching experience, including curriculum development. Certification is a plus. Qualities sought include:  Ability to work with learners of all ages; creative and energetic approach to the development of programs in and around the museum; ability to develop, organize and deliver educational programs using the Museum and other resources for content; strong communication skills; enthusiasm; team spirit; proven ability to lead (supervise, train and support) education staff to create a dynamic and exciting learning environment in the Museum. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send resume and cover letter by April 7 to: Search, The Whaling Museum, PO Box 25, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724. www.cshwhalingmuseum.org. The Whaling Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

7) Intern (unpaid), The Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Seeking volunteers/interns to assist the Director/Curator, Mark Wilkins, in installing current exhibit entitled:  “Transformations:  from Farmer to Seafarer – Cape Cod from 1639-1739.” Installation ongoing through April, 2008. Additional help needed over the summer in organizing library, building, maintaining collections space, and helping sail catboat SARAH from Chatham to Woods Hole between July and August. For further details, email or phone Mark Wilkins at:  maritime@cape.com, 508-775-1723, or 508-648-2950.

Executive Director, The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society

9) 2008 University of West Florida Maritime Archaeology Field Schools

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8 March 2008

1) American Academy of Underwater Sciences, Zale Perry Scholarship, $2,500, applications due by July 31

2) Sonar Processor, Fugro Seafloor Systems, ncd

3) The USS Constellation/Baltimore Maritime Museum

Pier 1, 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3134
About the position: Entry level positions with the interpretive staffs (Ships’ Crew) at the USS Constellation & Baltimore Maritime Museum offer a wide range of challenges and opportunities. Starting salary is between $7.00 and $8.50 (based on educational background). Promotions are tied directly to presentations and tours mastered. Crew members are assigned to one or more of several sites within the Museum. Some crew members work only aboard Constellation while some only work at the more modern, steel ship sites and light house. Quite a few crew members work at all the sites. Although duties vary at each site, crew members are always the first and last contact visitors make with each site, and it is always important that each crew member make excellent first impressions and reflect the best qualities upon the site and the museum. Communication skills, courtesy, and knowledge about the site are of paramount importance.

General responsibilities at the USS Constellation and Museum building, USCGC Taney, USS Torsk, Light Ship Chesapeake, and the Seven-Foot Knoll Light House include but may not be limited to:
Daily, routine and maintenance duties
Learning and practicing safe work habits, to be on task, and to be an effective co-worker who promotes a positive work ethic and good morale
Becoming an effective spokesperson for the Museum and the Living Classrooms Foundation
Specific responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
Developing a working fund of knowledge concerning histories, nomenclature, procedures, and characteristics of each of the five museum sites, as well as a working familiarization of naval and nautical matters
Developing interpersonal communication skills necessary when working with the public
Developing procedural skills for these working areas: ship’s museum, gangway, making hourly rounds, opening and closing the ship and the building
Reporting to work and from breaks on time
Maintaining a complete uniform
Reading and becoming familiar with literature about each site as required
Performing such other duties assigned as necessary by the Chief of the Watch, Coordinators, and the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO)
Requirements for Promotion to Ordinary Seaman
· Demonstrate formative leadership traits and strong work ethic
· Learn at least one site-specific presentation, pass with a 90 percent or better the written and practical preparatory examination for that presentation
· Deliver the presentation, receive a critique from a senior interpretor, revise the presentation, and deliver it to the public
· Demonstrate strong work ethics and professionalism
· Receive recommendation for promotion from Interpretation Coordinator and DDO
· Pass the “Ordinary Seaman’s Examination” by scoring 90 percent or better on the written and practical examinations

In order to apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to: kathleenmariemclean@gmail.com, kmclean@constellation.org, or sberry@constellation.org

2 March 2008

Museum Coordinator, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, ncd

2 Curatorial Assistants, Australian National Maritime Museum, on-going

Curator, Egan Maritime Foundation, ncd

Assistant, Southport Branch of the North Carolina Maritime Museum, closes March 7

2 Archivist Positions, US Naval Historical Center, closes March 4

Archivist, US Naval Historical Center, closes March 5

Project Conservator, The Kemble Maritime Collection, ncd