1) Assistant Curator of Maritime History, Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes September 18
2) Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State, Office of Oceans Affairs, Bureau of
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, closes September 5
3) Curator, US Naval War College Museum, closes September 8
5) Visitor Services Coordinator
The Hull Lifesaving Museum is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Coordinator to plan, implement, and organize Museum outreach to the general public. Often the first point of contact, the Visitor Services Coordinator oversees the membership program, recruits and works with volunteers, and schedules and offers guided tours. Will assist Museum Educator in implementing programs and events, as well as lectures and children’s activities. General administrative duties include greeting the public, answering phones, data entry and database management, coordinating membership renewals and gift acknowledgements, and participation in committee work. The position involves working as a member of a team and with the public, having strong communication skills, excellent telephone etiquette, the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to work with groups of people courteously and engagingly. Being highly organized and detail oriented, energetic, creative, adaptable, and proficient with MS Office is essential. This 20-hour per week position requires some evening and weekend time. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
6) Research Volunteer/Intern
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking volunteers or interns interested in carrying out a large-scale transcription and research project in the fall and/or spring of 2008-2009. The Museum intends to create a database of British sailors who served on the four ships defeated by Old Ironsides during the War of 1812. Applicants should be familiar with, and have the ability to read, early-nineteenth-century handwriting. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is beneficial but not necessary. Schedule is flexible; may be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); these internships are unpaid. Send letter of interest (please specify availability) and resume to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, PO Box 1812, Charlestown, MA, 02129; or, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Officer, Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, closes September 19
Field archaeologist, one year contract with two year extension. Closes August 31. Degree in maritime archaeology mandatory.
Archaeological Research Scholar, Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley, Fall/Winter 2008, closes September 15, 2008. Apply today.
1) The Door County Maritime Museum, headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is seeking a person for the position of Executive Director.
The museum operates three facilities, including a year-round museum in Sturgeon Bay and seasonal sites at Gills Rock and Cana Island Lighthouse. Primary responsibilities of the Executive Director will be to execute the organization’s mission and policies through employees and a dedicated volunteer corps; oversee staff and facilities; plan, control and report finances. Applicant should have some marketing skills as well as thrive in a non-profit environment which is dependent on donor development and public support. Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Health and retirement benefits available. Resume review will begin Sept. 1, 2008. For confidential consideration send resume, salary history and references to: Jon Gast Interim Director Door County Maritime Museum 120 N. Madison Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
closes sept 1
2) Executive Director, Nauticus, closes late September
3) 4 jobs, Thames Discovery Programme, 2 community archaeologists, 1 outreach coordinator, and 1 administrative officer, closes 29 August
Experience in inter-tidal archaeology, nautical, maritime and industrial archaeology
underwater archaeology projects. For more information see the MARC flyer at:Archaeological and Research and Conservation group in south Florida is hosting a series of classes on underwater archaeology for the sport diving public. The classes are designed to prepare students to participate in public
or their website at: http://www.marinearcheology.org/
Questions can be addressed to: Divemarc@bellsouth.net
Call for Papers
The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History, Steamship Historical Society of America and National Maritime Historical Society
Hosted by the California Maritime Academy, CSU
“Ports, Forts and Sports: Maritime Economy, Defense and Recreation through Time and across Space,” the 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) co-sponsored by the
National Maritime Historical Society and Steamship Historical Society of America, will be hosted by the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California, May 14-17, 2009. The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for papers and sessions exploring all fields of study related to saltwater or navigable freshwater environments. Suggested areas of research include, but are not restricted to, archeology and
anthropology, arts and sciences, history, and/or museum exhibitions. Proposals that identify the unique characteristics and influence of maritime economy, defense and recreation in the Pacific and other ocean
regions are especially encouraged.
The Program Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers and full sessions, preferring panels with three papers and a chair. Proposals should include a brief abstract of 500 words for each paper,
plus a one-page abstract for proposed panels, and a brief bio of 200 words for each participant, including chairs. Graduate students arestrongly encouraged to submit proposals for presentations. Accommodations for PowerPoint presentations will be provided; however, any other requirements, including audio-visual equipment, special outlets, or accommodations for disabilities should be included in the proposal. Scholars interested in chairing sessions are welcome to send a brief bio to the Program Committee Co-chairs. Please note that all participants must register for the conference. Specific questions may be directed to Program Committee Co-Chair, Bill Thiesen at email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is December 1st,
2008. For further information, visit NASOH’s web site at www.nasoh.org and click on the “Annual Conference” button.
Send or email submissions to the two Program Committee Co-Chairs listed
Victor T. Mastone James M. Allan
Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources Saint Mary’s College of California
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Anthropology, PO Box 4613
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800 1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Boston, MA 02114 Moraga, CA 94556
Timothy G. Lynch, California Maritime Academy, CSU, Conference Coordinator
James M. Allan, Saint Mary’s College of California, Co-Chair
Victor T. Mastone, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Co-Chair
William H. Thiesen, United States Coast Guard, Co-Chair
Catherine M. Green, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
C. Douglas Kroll, College of the Desert
Christopher P. Magra, California State University-Northridge
Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Central Carolina Community College
Amy M. Mitchell-Cook, University of West Florida
James M. Morris, Christopher Newport University (emeritus)
Brian J. Payne, Old Dominion University
Warren C. Riess, University of Maine
Gene Allen Smith, Texas Christian University
Kathleen B. Williams, Cogswell Polytechnical College
Channing M. Zucker, United States Navy (ret.)
One last 2008 field project, Sessions run 20 October to 1 November, 3 November to 15 November, sign up today.
1) Chesapeake Bay African American Heritage Conference, August 16-17, 2008
On August 16-17, a conference will be held to bring together educators, parents, and students for a weekend of presentations and activities celebrating African Americans on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The conference will take place at Sojourner-Douglass College, and the Douglass-Myers Maritime Park, both in Baltimore.
This 2-day conference will combine regional experts and their presentations with oral histories, video, and personal testimonies. The second day of this unique conference will feature sailing lessons with sailors from the Universal Sailing Club. The outcome is to develop a greater understanding of the region, country, and world by viewing history through the lens of African American waterfront communities, occupations, and lifestyles on the Chesapeake Bay.
When: Saturday, August 16. 9:00am, Sunday August 17, 12:30pm.
Where: Sojourner-Douglass College, 500 North Caroline St. Baltimore, MD
21205 Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231
For more information:
Conference Website: http://aamaritime.org/home
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2) Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean, Conference, September 18-20, Madrid, Spain
Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean
Madrid, Spain, 18-20 September 2008
This conference will seek to explore the contribution of maritime archaeology to the understanding of trade and exchange in the region of the ancient Mediterranean. Papers will examine issues such as sea routes and trade patterns, the links between shipwrecks and the ancient economy and between land-based archaeology and maritime commerce. The conference will also concentrate on the evidence from ports and shipwrecks and their connections with wider Mediterranean trading networks. Finally there will be a special session devoted to Egyptian production, ports and trading routes. For more information see: http://www.ocma.ox.ac.uk/events
3) Classical Marine Archaeologist?, Brooklyn College, closes November 14
BROOKLYN COLLEGE (C.U.N.Y.) – BROOKLYN, NY
The Department of Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall 2009 semester. We seek applicants trained in the literature and material culture of ancient Greece, with a research specialization in the pre-Classical period, particularly in the relations of ancient Greece with other Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures such as Mesopotamia or the Black Sea littoral. Candidates must have a proven record of teaching the ancient Greek language at all levels and be qualified to teach a core curriculum course in ancient culture, through which Brooklyn College students are exposed to Homer and Bronze Age culture as well as other periods and genres through the Roman era. Brooklyn College emphasizes a strong tie between research and teaching, and this position is intended to contribute in particular to two concentrations with the Classics major: Languages and Material Culture.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong promise as scholar and teacher, and must have the Ph.D. by July 1, 2009. We seek applicants committed to undergraduate and graduate education at a public, urban institution that serves a highly diverse student body.
A letter of application with curriculum vitae and brief writing sample of about 20 pages, as well as a dossier including three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Professor Liv Yarrow, Chair of the Search Committee, Classics Department, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2008; applications received after that date may not be considered. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the APA/AIA Meeting in Philadelphia. For further information, please contact Professor Liv Yarrow (718 951-5560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooklyn College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.
4) Assistant Historian, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Naval History, closes August 27
5) 2009 Naval History Symposium, US Naval Academy, paper proposals due 10 January 2009
2009 Naval History Symposium
The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2009 Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, from 10-12 September 2009. The 2007 symposium was extremely successful, with over 300 in attendance and 138 papers presented.
Proposals on any aspect of naval and maritime history are welcome. Paper proposals should include an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a one-page vita. Panel proposals are also encouraged and should contain an abstract and vita for each panelist. Please mail proposals to Commander C.C. Felker, History Department (12C), 107 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5044; or send electronic proposals to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 January 2009. The program committee expects to finalize the program in February 2009. Final versions of papers are due by 1 August 2009.
A limited number of travel stipends are available to scholars residing outside the United States and graduate students within the United States. Please indicate your desire to apply for a travel stipend in the cover letter or email that contains your proposal.
The program committee will award prizes to the best papers presented at the Symposium. As in the past, we will publish selected papers at a later date.
“In addition, the appointed archaeologist may be required to undertake underwater archaeology surveys in the vicinity of the proposed pipeline crossing at Kinsale Harbour.”