South Australian Maritime Museum Curator

Department of Premier and Cabinet (History Trust of South Australia  – Maritime Museum)

PO1 Curator

(Temporary up to 9 months) (Advt) ($46566.00/59871.00) Vacancy No. T5391/2009

Duties: The Curator is appointed as a curator of the History Trust of South Australia and is assigned initially to the South Australian Maritime Museum.  The Curator is accountable to the Director and is supervised by the Senior Curator in completing projects for the management of the Museum’s curatorial and registration functions. Those functions include producing public programs, managing the Museum’s collection, answering public inquiries and researching South Australian maritime history.

Essential Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with a major in History of related discipline.

Special Conditions: Physical work will be required in installing exhibitions and in storing and handling the Museum’s collection. Located in Port Adelaide but may be reassigned to other areas of the History Trust to perform similar work, appropriate to the classification, on either a temporary or a permanent basis. Some out of hours work may be required. Some intra/interstate travel may be required. A South Australian current driver’s licence is essential. The Agency is a smoke free workplace.

Location: Adelaide CBD

Award: Public Sector Salaried Employees Interim Award
Eligibility: Non-Public Sector Employees May Apply
Department: Premier and Cabinet (History Trust of South Australia  – Maritime Museum)

Enquiries to: Kevin Jones, Director, Maritime Museum, telephone 8207 6260, email

Applications to: Joylyne Teh, HR Officer, History Trust, GPO Box 1836, Adelaide, 5001, telephone 8203 9858, email

Note: Applicants are asked to submit a CV and 2 page cover letter. Please forward an original application plus three copies.

Closing Date: 28 Aug 2009

Position Description:

Application Guidelines:

Careers & Employer Liaison Centre

Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Tel:    08 8201 2832
Fax:   08 8201 3036 |

CRICOS Registered Provider: The Flinders University of South Australia
CRICOS Provider Number: 00114A

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary positions

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has two AmeriCorps Member positions now available.  The one year placements would begin October 1 and work with the education and outreach team here at the sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. 

The job postings can be found thorough our AmeriCorps partner, Huron Pines:

 When looking at the job announcement page, the two positions at the sanctuary are Education and Outreach Specialist and Place-Based Education Coordinator.  Questions can be directed to myself at the below contact number and email.

 Cathy Green Education Coordinator Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

500 W. Fletcher Street

Alpena, MI 49707

Phone 989-356-8805 ext.10

Fax 989-354-0144

8 August 2009

1) Museum Technician (Senior Preparator), Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, closes August 25

2) Chief Executive Officer, Patriots Point Naval Museum, ncd

3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor, U.S. Military History, Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in pre-1900 U. S. military history to begin in August, 2010. The department is particularly interested in candidates with specializations in one or more of the following sub-fields, which complement or supplement the department’s existing strengths: the military in American society, naval history, peace and conflict studies, transnational and global comparative history. However, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a research specialization in pre-1900 U. S. military history, broadly conceived. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the U. S. history surveys, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate must conduct research commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university, and will be expected to offer appropriate service to the department, college, and university as needed. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is also required. Ph.D. must be completed by the time of the appointment. Send letter of application, c.v., sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2009 to Chair, Gretchen Adams, Military History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013. You can also apply online, attaching the required materials at The university is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and members of underrepresented groups. The department is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.

4) Summer Intern, Hawaii Maritime Museum, ncd

5) Curatorial Assistant, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes August 28

6) Assistant Director, Houston Maritime Museum, Applications accepted from August 12 until position is filled

7) Marine Survey Manager, Fugro Pelagos, ncd

National Maritime Museum (UK) jobs listing

1 August 2009

1) Junior Researcher, The International Fieldschool for Maritime Archaeology Flevoland, ncd (Information on the Fieldschool)

2) Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum
As a key member of the senior management team, the VP Collections and Exhibitions is responsible for the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and presentations, plus research library management. Oversees a staff of 6 FTEs, plus a number of volunteers and apprentices. Assumes primary responsibility for the planning, development, supervision, and installation of the Museum’s exhibitions both on location, off-site and on-line.  Assumes primary responsibility for the development, management, and care of the art and history collections and develop strategies, in adherence to the museum policies, to strengthen the Museum’s collection by identifying appropriate acquisitions and de-accessions; and providing assistance to the President in identifying funding sources and donors. Works with the Museum Conservator in the planning, direction, and execution of preservation and conservation activities to ensure the Museum’s continued reputation as a world-class whaling, maritime, and regional history museum. Oversight of the Museum’s research library and scholarly activities will also be a primary focus, responsible for ensuring that the integrity of the Museum’s exhibition publications and catalogues is sustained and enhanced.

Please contact on a confidential basis:  Kristen Sniezek, V.P. Administration New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 Email:

3) Manager of Fleet Services, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes 14 August

FY10 Marine Archaeology Funding, Ocean Exploration and Research

WASHINGTON, July 23 — The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has four cooperative agreement opportunities for exploration and discovery of important maritime heritage sites.

The estimated total program funding available was cited as $400,000, although no specific amount for this award was indicated by the agency.

This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, town, and Native American tribal governments; public, state and private institutions of higher education; nonprofits; for-profits; eligible agencies of the federal government; and non-domestic entities.

A grant notice from U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration states: “Proposals for exploration and discovery of significant maritime heritage sites are the priority. Submerged, previously sub-aerial, landscapes, shipwrecks, and other maritime cultural sites are typical focus subjects of the program. Proposals will emphasize the early phases of field archaeology: searching, locating, evaluating or inventorying sites.”

The funding opportunity number is NOAA-OAR-OER-2010-2002083 (CFDA 11.460). It was posted July 17 with an application closing date of Oct. 13.

For-profit Venture/Salvage: Marine Archaeologist needed

We are searching for a marine archeologist to work in Ecuador, South America to be responsible for our project . We offer a salary and will cover travel expenses  as well as housing. See below for a description of our project.


 Hernando Velasquez


 To whom it may concern,

 Our Ecuadorian company Dunusi S.A. has been searching for shipwrecks off the coast of Ecuador for the past five years with concessions granted by the Ecuadorian government. During this period of time we have been working off the Peninsula of Santa Helena close to the city of Salinas in the Pacific Ocean. We have done the historical studies in the archives of Seville (Spain), Lima (Peru), Bogota (Colombia) and Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador regarding Spanish shipwrecks. We have information about the locations of these ships off the coast of Ecuador and have done sonar studies and other various surveys. Recently, the government of Ecuador has issued new regulations regarding the study of sunken ships, and they are now considered national heritage.   The regulations state that a marine archeologist should join the project with our company and also that they remain on site in charge of the salvage operations.

We seek a marine archeologist that is willing to come to Ecuador for at least a one year contract.  You will live in the city of Salinas, which is close to the current site.  We do need however someone that speaks Spanish.  We offer a salary and will cover travel expenses  as well as your housing.

 Please feel free to contact us  to : with any questions.


Note from JMB: Ecuador is a signatory to the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage that took effect on  2 January 2009, hence the new regulations from Ecuador for the current salvage operation described above.  Apply as you see fit for yourself. I inform, you decide.