The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration invites the public to get that sinking feeling at Shipwrecks!, a free exhibition about the fascinating world of shipwreck exploration and discovery. This special offering at NOAA’s Silver Spring, Md. headquarters will feature shipwreck artifacts, robot subs, talks by undersea explorers and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Visitors will also be captivated by exhibits about life aboard ship, navigation, safety at sea and more. The exhibit runs Saturday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the NOAA Silver Spring campus, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Md. Admission is free. Call 301-713-3066 or visit www.preserveamerica.noaa.gov.
More on the English Heritage work placements:
Coastal and Marine Professional Work Placement
English Heritage Professional Placements in Conservation (EPPIC) – An English Heritage and IFA initiative for Historic Environment Practitioners are offering seven one-year professional work placements under the English Heritage EPPIC scheme. These placements will provide work-based learning opportunities in specialisms related to the historic environment. Placements are provided and supervised by English Heritage and administered by the IFA. The placements are designed for those with some experience of historic environment practice, but who have not yet had the opportunity to develop more specialist skills and competencies, and may contribute towards an appropriate vocational qualification.
There is one placement available in Coastal and Marine Archaeological Investigation x 1, based in Salisbury (hosted by Wessex Archaeology)
Placement holders will be paid £15,354, fixed term for 12 months. Successful candidates will be, or will be expected to become, members of an appropriate professional institute.
• Ideally, you will have a relevant degree (or equivalent experience) with 6-18 months post-graduate work experience in UK historic environment practice.
• You may have a post-graduate qualification or comparable practical experience in a heritage discipline
• You may be looking for an opportunity to diversify into a new branch of the profession or to enhance skills you have already gained.
• English Heritage and the Institute of Field Archaeologists value diversity and seek to enhance diversity within the historic environment professions
For further details about this and other placements and to download an application pack, please visit the IFA website or contact:
Institute of Field Archaeologists
University of Reading
PO Box 227
Closing date: 9am on 8th February 2008
Interview dates: Between 18th February and 4th March 2008
Start date: 7th April 2008
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum seeks a highly organized, dynamic individual to plan and manage all special events (lecture series, member events, volunteer functions), some education programs and teacher seminars, and to assist the director in preparing for formal museum accreditation from the American Association of Museums. He or she will also maintain a large contacts database and compile monthly and annual education reports. Employee will work directly with the HRNM Museum Educators and will report to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum Director. Salary $15/hour plus full benefits.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum seeks a proven museum professional to implement dynamic and appealing youth and family programs that further the museum’s interpretive plan and increase the quality of the visitor experience.
Advanced degree in museum education, museum studies, or related field or equivalent experience; 3+ years experience in museum youth and family education with increasing responsibility; demonstrated track record of developing and implementing educational programming; knowledge of current trends in museum education and evaluation; functioning as a team builder and team player, and facilitating participatory programs for the intended audience; experience in establishing relationship withcommunity organizations and educational centers; excellent communication skills.
Please send a cover letter, salary history, and resume by February 22, 2008 to
Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 636,
St. Michaels, MD 21663-0636.
Small but growing Maritime History Museum in the heart of New London, Connecticut’s downtown historic district looking for full time Director. Museum/non-profit experience beneficial; successful marketing, fundraising, and grant writing experience a must. Applications being accepted until 2/15/08. Please send your CV and letter of intent via e-mail to email@example.com.
Executive Director – Full-Time
The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum holds a priceless collection of historic works relating to the shipbuilding industry in Essex in several buildings. The museum has worked tirelessly over the past few years to document and preserve its collection, expand the board, recreate its organizational structure, and put a strategic plan in place. We are now redesigning work and exhibit space, and developing new educational programs. We are seeking an Executive Director to help accomplish our mission who is a positive, energetic, enthusiastic individual with a broad set of skill sets. The successful individual will share our passion and commitment to maritime and local history. This individual will have a strong belief in teamwork, be responsible to the Board of Directors, head up a small but dedicated staff, and be in charge of the daily operations of the museum. Please forward a cover letter, with salary expectations, and résumé by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Head down to Pensacola to attend NASOH in May.
The North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) announces the establishment of the Clark G. Reynolds Award to be presented to the author of the best paper by a graduate student delivered at its annual conference. The prize will consist of assistance in publishing the essay in THE NORTHERN MARINER, the peer-revewed journal co-sponsored by NASOH and the Canadian Nautical Research Society, a membership in NASOH, a handsome plaque and the author’s choice of ten books published by the University Press of Florida. For further information please consult the NASOH web site at www.nasoh.org