1) Director of Education, Penobscot Marine Museum, ncd
2) Alan Pearsall Postdoc Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, University of London, closes 5 April
The Institute administers the Alan Pearsall Fellowship, which is awarded for postdoctoral research into any aspect of Naval or Maritime History, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the present day. The stipend for this award will be £22,000 for the full 2013–14 session.
3) PhD Bursary, History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures, University of Portsmouth, closes 22 February
The Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group was established to further our understanding of the social and cultural impact of ports on the urban hinterland from the eighteenth century to the modern period. In partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the research group are working on a range of projects that include sailors’ families, leisure, youth organisations, and maritime folklore in port towns.
4) Educator, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a fun environment where visitors can learn and connect to history. The position is primarily responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences, including families and Pre K-12th grade students; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history. Ideal candidates possess strong customer service, organizational, oral and written communication skills; a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred, but not required. Those selected for the position will be required to attend training at the end of March. Full and part time positions are available for the summer (March 18-October 31) season. One weekend day is required. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE.
5) PhD Positions, closes 1 March 2013, Maritime History topics.
The Institut für Zeitgeschichte / Institute for Contemporary History in Munich-Berlin offers two PhD positions for April 2013 entry.
6) University of Thessaly offers a position of Postdoc Researcher Graduate in Archaeology PhD in Vioarchaiologia with emphasis on the study of marine palaeoenvironment for the Social Archaeology of Early Iron Age and Early Archaic Greece project situated in Volos.
1) Archive Manager, National Maritime Museum, closes January 28
2) Summer 2013 Museum Studies Intership, Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, Mystic, CT
(Mid-June through late August 2013) – We are seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history or marine science with the world. See how the subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at other exemplary New England museums through weekly field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll spend 1-2 days each week working with museum staff on a cross-disciplinary research project involving exhibits, educational programs, or collections-based work. Possible project topics include digital maps, shipwrecks, boat design, or the upcoming 38th Voyage of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Depending on the interns, research projects might involve maritime history, American literature, art, drama, marine archeology, or marine biology. College/graduate credit is available. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. To apply, submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV). Application forms and more info at: www.mysticseaport.org/summerinternship. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2013, with submissions after that date considered as space allows. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA) has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Forgotten Wrecks of World War One: Remembering and commemorating through archaeology project. The project aims to raise public awareness of the Great Wars maritime conflict through the discovery, exploration and promotion of the wreck remains hidden within and around the waters of Southern England.
Closes 24 January, Interviews 28 January, apply now.
February 4th is the deadline for paper proposals for the 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium. Any topic related to Naval and Maritime History will be considered. Please note that we have expanded our travel stipends beyond graduate students to also include recent Ph.D.’s without permament postions. The full conference announcement can be viewed at http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=HDiplo&month=1208&week=b&msg=UaXVxcZwdW1rK25KY93RrA
Specific inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lori Bogle and CDR Chris Rentfrow at email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lori Lyn Bogle
History Department 12c
United States Naval Academy
107 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21402
Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program (Mid-June through late August 2013)
Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn about museums and the maritime world.
We are seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history or marine science with the world. See how the academic subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at this and other museums through weekly field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll spend one to two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. Depending on the intern’s skills and interests, projects might involve maritime history, American literature, art, drama, marine archeology, or marine biology.
College or graduate credit is available through Trinity College or the University of Connecticut. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expense.
To apply, please submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2013. Applications submitted after that date will be considered as space allows. Phone interviews with finalists will be conducted in March and offers made by early April.
Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Application materials can be emailed to Elysa Engelman at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or sent by post to:
Attn: Michele Fritzen, Internship Program Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355-0990
The Marine Archaeologist is responsible for assessing geophysical data for potential cultural resources, meeting BOEM/BSSE requirements, and providing assessment reports to clients. This position will require some offshore travel, and excellent communication skills.
Open until filled.
Multiple jobs and internships at the Ocean Exploration Trust aboard the E/V Nautilus.
Manager of Vehicle Operations, Coordinator/Manager of Education Programs.
Science & Engineering Internships will be made available in 2013 for undergraduate and graduate students studying oceanography; marine science; maritime archaeology; ocean, mechanical, or electrical engineering; video engineering; filmmaking; or related fields. Intern positions entail 2-5 week periods working aboard E/V Nautilus with our Corps of Exploration as Data Loggers, ROV Pilots, or Video Engineers; and participating in educational outreach activities.
Applications due 1 February 2013, apply today.
Link over to Doug’s Archaeology Blog about the state of the job market in Underwater Archaeology.
“Jobs in Archaeology- Most are dismal BUT one area is desperate for people. In one area 16 jobs were advertised but over the last two years only 3 people have been hired because they can not find enough qualified people. Where? Underwater archaeology (numbers from gulf coast near Texas).”
A fantastic opportunity for a Research Administrator to join a Risk Management Company in Bury St Edmunds on a temp to perm basis.
The successful candidate will be assisting colleagues with researching on projects and carrying out statistical analysis.
- Marine Archaeology degree or equivalent
- Previous experience within a research role is desirable but not essential
- An eye for detail and the ability to complete projects and keep to deadlines
ProMare has established a travel grant in 2012 to be available for preferably undergraduate archaeology students to enable their travel to take part in fieldwork of their choice. Strong emphasis is placed on the area of interest of the candidates, and is very much related to maritime archaeology. Detailed information about the grant, established in memory of EL Will, can be found on the web page:
We would like to inform the potential candidates for the grant.
Ayse Devrim Atauz
ProMare Inc., President
4 Water Street PO Box 450
Chester, CT 06412 USA