Off to the field for a month, posts will be spotty to not at all. See you in June.
1) Curator, Naval Undersea Museum, closes May 5
The curator reports directly to the Director, Naval Undersea Museum. The curator serves as the primary advisor and subject matter expert to the Director on all matters relating to collections research, historical research, and contemporary collecting. The curator’s four major functions consist of: 1) Collections Research and Knowledge: provides overall management and direction to the collections; 2) Historical Research: conducts research on U.S. naval undersea history, science, and operations; 3) Exhibits: develops themes, scripts, labels, and related scholarly material to support creation of temporary and permanent exhibits; 4) Contemporary Collecting: responsible for identifying, acquiring, and documenting current Navy undersea equipment and operations that have potential historical significance.
2) Museum Curator, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes May 4
This position is located in the Curatorial Management Branch of the Museums and Collections Division at the Naval History and Heritage Command. The incumbent performs a variety of routine and special technical duties in connection with the administration and distribution of the collection. Performs physical maintenance, preservation, storage, and inventory of the Naval Historical Center’s historical property collection. Performs receipt and review of prospective borrower requests for historical items and preparation of loan agreements. Assists in the identification and preservation of historically significant items from installation closures and decommissioning ships. Answers technical and general inquiries on historical properties in the collection.
3) Museum Technician, Puget Sound Navy Museum, closes May 6
This position is located in the Puget Sound Navy Museum (PSNM). The incumbent performs responsibilities and assignment directly related to education programs and educational special events at the Puget Sound Navy Museums. Plans special events, distributes invitations, schedules reservations and coordinates tours and special events for volunteers. Maintains PSNM’s master calendar and prepares institutional reports from same. Serves as a point of contact to school districts and coordinators regarding field trips and staff site visits. Develops lesson plans and coordinates programs in the galleries. Works directly with military education groups such as NJROTC. Manages PSNM’s Family Fun program.
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UKP25,618, Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth Temporary contract for nine-months (maternity cover)
Archaeological conservation is key to our research efforts at English Heritage. Your passion for British archaeology and investigative conservation will make all the difference when you’re part of the team.
English Heritage protects and provides advice on this country’s unique legacy of historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites. We also manage over 400 sites and welcome in excess of 11 million visitors to these each year.
Our Archaeological Conservation and Technology Team has a central role in providing a holistic approach to the study of artefacts and associated residues, from creation through use, modification, burial and recovery, to subsequent investigative analysis.
Your brief will be to handle the investigative conservation of materials from terrestrial and marine environments on the archaeological projects we support. In addition, you’ll guide, advise and train others in archaeological conservation, and carry out research.
The work will involve site visits, assessments, analysis and dissemination, and using equipment such as microscopy,
X-Radiography, XRF, XRD and FTIR. The variety continues, as you’ll be initiating and taking on research to maintain best practice, and making sure the results reach the relevant publications. Advice and professional training form another strand of the work, which will see you training regional curators, consultants and archaeologists.
Ideally an accredited Conservator in ICON or someone who’s working towards accredited status, you will certainly have a relevant degree or equivalent in Archaeological Conservation. Experience in investigative conservation and in conserving a wide range of archaeological materials will be essential, and you should be keen to deliver training.
To discover more and apply, please visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/jobs
We are unable to accept CVs.
Closing date: 29 April 2010.
Interview date: 7 May 2010.
Fort Cumberland Road
Portsmouth PO4 9LD
Switchboard: +44 2392 856700
Direct Line: +44 2392 856787
The United States Coast Guard Academy invites applications for a full-time, post-doctoral visiting lecturer/researcher within the Department of Humanities, supporting the Academy’s new Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy Studies, for academic year 2010-2011.
The successful candidate will develop and teach upper-division electives in the areas of maritime policy and strategy and/or ocean policy. The electives may be focused on maritime policy, strategy, ocean policy, governance, or law, or may be interdisciplinary. He/she may also teach existing courses, such as U.S. Maritime History and Policy and/or International Law.
Closes April 30
This is a call for papers for the 22nd Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific, February 18-21, 2011 in Hilo, on the Big island of Hawai`i. The theme for this year’s conference is “Reading Coastal Footprints: Ecology and Maritime Archaeology in the Pacific.” Paper topics are not limited to this theme but special consideration will be given to abstracts that incorporate this message. Tentative session titles include:
– Historical and archaeological research on human influences on marine life
– Using ecological models in archaeology
– Recent maritime archaeology fieldwork
– General sessions on maritime archaeology and maritime history ABSTRACTS should be no more than 300 words and include a title, name(s) of presenters and affiliation. All presenters are expected to register for the conference. Information concerning registration will be sent to presenters upon acceptance of their abstracts. STUDENTS: There will be two student scholarships awarded to cover the registration fee for this conference. Please see the website for more information.
Deadline for Abstracts is November 1, 2010 Please email you abstract and contact information to: Suzanne Finney at finney[at]mahhi.org For more information about the conference, go to: http://www.mahhi.org/
All presenters will be notified by November 15, 2010
The Spring 2010 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS,
INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect
shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to
teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to
promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.
The two-day seminar will include one day of classroom-based learning and one day of in-field training.
Register by April 30.
This position is that of an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.
This position is ideal for a highly motivated experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background in History to teach courses such as American history (including American maritime history), world history, and another field, such as international studies, literature and film or ethics and leadership to college age students.
Closes May 21
This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Histories and Archives Division (HAD), Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. The incumbent of this position provide strategic direction to the Navy Archives, Naval Histories Branch, Reference Branch, Navy Department Library, and Integration and Outreach activities of the NHHC in accordance with the NHHC and Navy strategic plans and guidance.
Closes April 23
1) National Historic Ships Coordinator, National Maritime Museum, closes April 29
2) Collections Internship
The Naval War College Museum, an official U.S. Navy museum located in Newport, Rhode Island, offers unpaid collections internships available year-round. The museum seeks a dedicated individual to assist in cataloging the artifact collection of swords, uniforms, artwork, ship models and personal items that interpret the history of naval activity in the Narragansett Bay region from the colonial period to the present, and the institutional history of the Naval War College since 1884. The intern will gain experience in artifact handling, archival storage methods, cataloging, artifact photography and other collections management practices. Some filing and data entry will be required. This project’s scope and schedule can be tailored to accommodate the needs of the student’s internship requirements. If you are interested, please contact Curator/Registrar John Pentangelo at 401-841-1296 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Living History Players, Naval Museum of Alberta, closes 1 June.
Job Title: Living History Players
Institution / Organization: Naval Museum of Alberta Society
Location: The Military Museums, Calgary AB
Closing Date: June 01, 2010
Fax number: 403-974-2858
Salary range: $13.50 per hour
Web link to Institution http://www.themilitarymuseums.ca
The goal of the Living History Players is to provide interpretive programming to youth and visitors, acting as educators to the general public about Canada’s military history, with focus in 2010 on Canada’s Navy and their 100th Centennial celebration. Living History Players (LHP) will have the opportunity to utilize their research, drama and education skills to develop, write and perform a play for the public and school-age children, in honour of the 100th Centennial of the Canadian Navy. Each student will undertake the task of developing a historically accurate 15-minute play focusing on the 100th Centennial celebration of the Canadian Navy. This will include applying educational and interpretive skills, writing and learning a script, costuming the characters and building props and/or backdrop for the play. Performances of the play will be part of the museums Youth Adventure Program, a day-long program of fun, adventure and learning for youth aged 6-12, offered throughout the summer months. It will be the responsibility of the Living History Players to introduce youth and visitors to the past and the present day artefacts of Canada’s Naval history through interpretive and educational programs such as gallery tours and the hands-on artefact handling program. Living History Players will act as ambassadors to the museum overall and assist in special events, facilitate the museums Birthday Party program and assist in the processing of educational and interpretive booking requests. Living History Players will gain valuable knowledge of our military history and experience in adapting this knowledge as educational interpreters within a museum environment. Living History Players will be working directly under the Education Department staff. Dates and duration of employment are subject to successful grant application.
Students majoring in Education, History, Drama, and/or Museology would benefit.