21 March 2009

Senior Curator/VP, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, ncd.

Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History

Each summer graduate-level courses in American Maritime History are offered at Mystic
Seaport, America’s largest maritime museum. Munson Institute courses are available for
transferable academic credit through the University of Connecticut and Trinity College.
The tall ships, historic buildings, and scenic waterfront of Mystic Seaport will be the campus
for both a survey course and a seminar from 22 June through 30 July 2009. Faculty
members will also lead students on field seminars to Coast Guard Station, New London, the
whaling village of Stonington, CT, and colonial Newport, RI. Students also cruise to Long
Island Sound aboard Sabino, America’s only coal-fired passenger steamboat.

Classes are taught by leading experts from a variety of fields, including gender, race and
ethnicity, diplomacy, the Anglo-Atlantic, navies, ocean sciences, marine archeology, the
environment, and the lakes and rivers. The interaction among institute participants, faculty
and guest speakers continue under informal circumstances during the late afternoon and
evening get-togethers.

* Housing is available at Mystic Seaport.
* All matriculated graduate students are eligible for admission.
* Financial aid is available.

Email: munson@mysticseaport.org


860.572.0711, ext. 5089
Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport, Box 6000 Mystic, Ct 06355-0990

MPA Cultural Resources Coordinator (Marine archaeology or maritime history)

National Marine Protected Areas Center Cultural Resources Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

Masters degree in marine archaeology or maritime history. Bachelor degree with comparable work experience may be considered as equivalent.  Ph.D a plus. Open until filled.

Artifact Conservator, Steamboat Bertrand

Museum Specialist, closes 27 March

The incumbent will be required to work as a vital part of the ongoing efforts to conserve artifacts from the Streamboat Bertrand.   Responsibility for entering all pertinent data into a computerized catalog records system known as the Automated National Catalog System, as well as seeing that all museum documents are properly maintained in individual catalog and treatment folders and that all digital photographic records are properly saved, labeled and filed.  Conserve a large and diverse collection of sensitive objects, but with a special emphasis on inventorying, identifying, cleaning, preparing and transporting fragile museum objects from the museum collection that require major conservation treatment.  Upgrade the housing of the objects, assuring the physical security of the collection, conducting routine preventive conservation projects, implement the museum maintenance plan, photographing objects, monitor and document the storage and work environments; maintain the refuge research library, work with interns, volunteers and contractors to accomplish topical projects.