15 June 2008

New MA in Maritime Archaeology, Bournemouth University, course begins October 2008

Call for papers, Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes, Call closes on October 1st.

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9 June 2008, Back again.

Sorry for the delay in posting, field work this summer is keeping me hopping. A few weeks of regular posts, then back in the field for a month. Good luck finding a job, thanks for supporting the site! JMB

1) President and Director, Mystic Seaport Museum, ncd

2) Curator, SS Great Britain Trust, closes June 20

3) Assistant Social Sciences Director, Coastal Zone Management, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC, ncd

4) Conservator jobs on the USS Monitor, ncd

5) Historical Interpreter/Educator, NC Maritime Museum at Southport, closes June 19

6) Submerged Cultural Resources Archaeologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, closes July 7

7) Archivist
The USS Constitution Museum seeks an experienced archivist who will acquire, document, manage, care for and promote the Museum’s special collections and make them accessible through its reading room, website, exhibitions, programs and publications. The archivist is an integral member of the curatorial department, which is responsible for the Museum’s nationally significant and ever-growing collections, exhibition development, and research. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in library science with a concentration in archives management and a background in history, American studies, maritime history or a related field. Position available immediately. Please send a letter and resume to: Sarah Watkins, Curator, at Swatkins@ussconstitutionmuseum.org by June 27, 2008.   

) Educator/Administrator
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum seeks a multitalented person to fill the job of educator/administrator for a three to six month period, to start sometime in June. The individual will be responsible for the “front of the house” museum operation, and the planning and execution of educational programs. Teaching experience is desirable; computer skills including Microsoft Office are important; humor, patience and customer service skills are essential. The pay is $15 an hour for a thirty-hour week. Please send resumes by e-mail to maritime@cape.com.

9) 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, hslootbeek@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-426-1812 x147; or, Matthew Brenckle, Research Coordinator, mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-426-1812 x136.

10) Maritime Archaeology Conference Announcements, Oxford University

11) Hi all,
The Newport Medieval Ship Project is looking to hire a waterlogged wood conservator. The new post is full time and permanent. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Details are below.

Cheers
Toby Jones

Conservator
SCP 26-28
£21,412 – £22,845
This post offers a considerable opportunity for personal development, as the successful candidate will be embarking on the conservation of one of the most significant archaeological maritime finds of recent years in Europe. The Museums & Heritage Service is looking for a Conservator who has the confidence to meet the challenge this opportunity presents. You will have experience of working with wet archaeological finds, preferably with experience of treating water logged wood. However, we also see this as a development post, giving the right person the opportunity to develop their skills as the project progresses.  The ability to communicate the work being carried out to a wide audience will be an essential skill. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

Application: You can print an application form and job description and job requirement via our internet site (www.newport.gov.uk/jobs) or alternatively they are available by phone on 01633 656656 or e-mail ccc@newport.gov.uk  quoting the reference number below and where you saw the post advertised.
Please return completed application forms to HR / Recruitment, Room
 114w, Lifelong Learning and Leisure, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales
 NP20 4UR.
Closing date: 20 June 2008
Reference number: LEICH20013
http://www.newport.gov.uk/_dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=jobs.jobadvert&contentid=CONT268969

Toby N. Jones
Curator of the Newport Ship

Newport Medieval Ship Project
Unit No. 22, Maesglas Industrial Estate
Newport, South Wales
NP20 2NN

01633 215707 phone
01633 215709 fax

www.newport.gov.uk/ship

12) Conservator, Jamestown/Yorktown, closes June 13

13) Maritime Archaeology Course, University of Southern Denmark

North Atlantic Fisheries History Association Conference

North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) Old Dominion University, Department of History

First Announcement

12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference; August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA)

The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) and the Department of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA invites you to participate in the 12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference to be held in August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA). This meeting is designed to stimulate scholarly exchange between researchers at all levels (from graduate students to senior scholars) and all disciplines which relate to the long-term development of fishing activity and its impact on the marine environment.

Proposals for papers and sessions relating to any aspect of the history of the North Atlantic fisheries are welcome. However, contributions addressing the special theme of the conference – Fisheries Management in a Historical Perspective – are especially encouraged. Session proposals should include an outline of the theme, a short description of the thematic scope and a list of participants already contacted by the session organizer.

Although a general Call for Papers will be issued in late summer/early autumn 2008, proposals submitted ahead of the call are encouraged.Proposals, and requests for further information, should be submitted to
nafha2009@odu.edu

The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) is an international, interdisciplinary organization that aims to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the historical development of the fisheries conducted in the North Atlantic. NAFHA meets its aim by fostering research activity, chiefly through the promotion of conferences that bring together established and emerging scholars to examine socio-cultural,
economic, political and environmental aspects of commercial fishing activity over the last millennium. The findings of these conferences, together with monographs and reference works, are disseminated in the
Association’s publication series, Studia Atlantica. For further information, visit www.hull.ac.uk/nafha

The History Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA is one of very few North-American university departments with a dedicated focus on maritime history. Research at the department deals with a
variety of topics related to fisheries history of the Atlantic region and maritime history around the world, and faculty members include renowned specialists in this field. Members of the department participate in the intercollegiate interdisciplinary Maritime Consortium at ODU that brings together scholars from various disciplines including the humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools who are dealing with maritime affairs.

Looking forward to seeing you in Norfolk, VA in August 2009

Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
-NAFHA Presidency-
Associate Professor – Department of History
Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA
e-mail: nafha2009@odu.edu or iheidbri@odu.edu

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Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
Associate Professor
Dept. of History
8046 Batten Arts and Letters Building
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
tel. 757-683-3656 or -3949
fax. 757-683-5644
mail: iheidbri@odu.edu
Skype: ingo.heidbrink

19 May 2008

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
Email: human.resources@mysticseaport.org
Application due date: 2008 06 20
Web Address: www.mysticseaport.org
Collections/Research Department
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, hslootbeek@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-426-1812 x147; or, Matthew Brenckle, Research Coordinator, mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-426-1812 x136.

5) Oral Historian, The Royal Naval Museum, closes May 31

Post Doc in France

The Universty of Lyon II offers post-doctoral grants (6 to 12 months) to young researchers who have defended their PhD in the past 3 years. Within this programme, we are looking for candidates wishing to participate to the NAVIGOCORPUS, a ANR- programme (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) aiming to create a relational d-base on merchant shipping (17th-19th c.). Candidates should be familiar with shipping, trade and sources of this period. An experience in d-bases is a plus. The post-doc fellow will reside in Lyon and work full-time in this programme, in close collaboration with the members of the LAHRHA (Lyon II University) taking part into the programme. The criteria for eligibility, dead-lines etc. are listed below.

For further information, contact Silvia Marzagalli, professor of Early Mondern History (University of Nice) and coordinator of NAVIGOCORPUS (Marzagalli@wanadoo.fr).