Curator of Marine History, Government of Nova Scotia, closes August 12.
Under the general supervision of the Manager, Collections Unit, the Curator of Marine History Collections undertakes planning and professional work involved with the acquisition, research and care of the Marine History Collection. The Marine History Collection consists of significant artifacts including textiles, paintings, instruments, vessels and tools related to the marine and seafaring history of Nova Scotia. The individual is responsible for implementing collections policies, plans and initiatives, developing standards and procedures and assisting the Manager with policy formulation to enable the Collections Unit to fulfill its mandate. The Curator of Marine History also develops collaborative relationships with Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage colleagues and those working in other museums and similar institutions. The Curator is expected to have strong verbal and written skills as well as a publication history. He/she is committed to using emerging technologies to communicate the role and relevance of the Nova Scotia Museum’s Marine History Collection. The Curator will supervise the Assistant Curator of Marine History Collections/Registrar and participate in the development of innovative and creative exhibitions which appeal to a wide cross-section of the general public.
This position is located in the Great Lakes Naval Museum. As an official Department of Navy museum under the responsibility of the Naval History and Heritage Command, the Great Lakes Naval Museum’s mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy’s only “boot camp” at Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois. The purpose of this position is to carry out restoration and overall production of all exhibits.
Florida Division of State Lands, Government Analyst, closes 3 August.
Conducts research of historic records and coordinates with historians in compilation of reports, photographs, accounts, and other items that may be useful as evidence for proving navigability of water bodies. Confers with Title Section, Project Litigation Teams, and Land Management staff and General Counsel’s Office to conduct studies and prepare on past and present use of water bodies. Provides reports pertaining to research and findings, and provide expert witness testimony as needed.
Provides assistance to the Division and other agencies requesting historic research for purposes of land acquisition, disposition, management, or enforcement.
Prepare presentation materials and exhibits, and give presentations of findings as needed.
1) Exhibit Specialist, National Museum of the US Navy, closes 22 July
The National Museum of the U. S. Navy is dedicated to the American public and service members by providing a deeper understanding of the Navy’s history, and instilling a personal connection to Navy heritage. The Museum accomplishes its mission through programs of collecting, interpretation, education and publication. The primary purpose of this position is to produce exhibits for the National Museum.
2) Museum Specialist, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, closes 22 July
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is dedicated to the American public and services members by providing a deeper understanding of the Navy’s history and instills a personal connection to Navy heritage. The Museum accomplishes its mission through programs of collecting, interpretation, education, and publication. This position’s primary purpose is to write, edit and publish the museum’s newsletter. This position will also serve as the museum’s webmaster, and assist in tours, programs, and exhibit storyline creation.
Maritime Historian, National Park Service, US Maritime Administration, closes 31 July
Manages the Maritime History Program with the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Provides the Maritime History Program leadership and coordination. Formulates Servicewide strategies, goals and objectives. Acts as an advocate for and provides expertise relating to NPS maritime history in all of its forms including maritime landscapes, traditional cultural properties, ships, lighthouses, life saving stations, underwater resources, riverboats, inland lakes and canals, etc. Consults with and shares expertise with Federal and State agencies with maritime resources, such as the MARAD, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coast Guard, Department of Defense and other agencies.
South Australia – Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics
Dates: November 18th – 21st 2014
Project Description: This topic will provide students the opportunity to study marine geophysics for archaeology in both theoretical and practical application. The topic will be delivered with specialist support from Dr Paul Baggaley who has over a decade of experience in developing the industry-leading geophysics team for Wessex Archaeology (Paul and his team have carried out over 100 maritime archaeology projects in the United Kingdom). Students will benefit from lectures and will be introduced to data processing and interpretation, which they will carry out under supervision. Students will become familiar with a professional workflow and specialist software familiarization. Students will also participate in an offshore survey (weather dependent) to acquire data over a historic shipwreck. They will then have the opportunity to review and interpret that data as part of this intensive four-day practicum.
There are different costs associated with this course depending on your enrollment:
Flinders University Students
The normal 4.5-unit topic fee for archaeology (students may choose to defer payment via HECS), plus a fee (to be advised) to cover course materials. Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees, plus a fee (to be advised) to cover course materials.
AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
Non-Flinders University Australian Students
AUD$1750 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST).
Getting credit for a short course
Flinders University Students receive 4.5 units of credit towards their degree.
Overseas Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8156, a 4.5-unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate their own credit transfer with their home institution.
Non-Flinders University Australian Students receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8811. You should be able to receive credit at your home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5-unit Flinders University graduate topic. If you wish to have this unit of study credited to your home university degree, you should check that the Certificate of Achievement will suffice for the purpose, as we will be unable to issue an academic transcript.
Project Directors and Contact Information: Dr. Jonathan Benjamin (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Saint Mary’s University, Canada
Researcher, Marine Heritage Resources & Resource Management, closes 27 June
The Department of Anthropology is seeking an experienced Researcher (“Consultant”) for a service contract to study marine heritage resources and marine heritage resource management practices in Nova Scotia. The Consultant will be required to conduct a policy review, interview stakeholders, and examine best practices in international marine heritage resource management. The resulting Report will chart challenges and opportunities for a marine heritage research and resource management collaboration between Saint Mary’s University and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
As the successful Consultant, your qualifications will be as follows:
A minimum MA in Marine Archaeology, Marine Heritage Resource Management, or a related field,
At least 5 years of marine archaeological field experience,
Demonstrated capacity for research and writing,
A successful record of project management including community consultation, and
Capacity to engage in limited travel within Nova Scotia (Valid Driver’s License and Access to a Reliable Vehicle)
The Consultant is expected to attend monthly meetings with the project management team at Saint Mary’s University and submit:
1. A progress report in September 2014
2. A final Report and oral presentation of results in January 2015.
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