Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs


10 September 2013

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 10, 2013

1) USS Kidd Veteran Memorial & Museum, a National Historic Landmark, and a proud member of the Historic Naval Ships Association and the Louisiana Association of Museums is seeking an exceptional candidate to serve as Executive Director.
The Executive Director is responsible for development, execution and management of policies, programs and initiatives of the memorial, as directed by the commissioners, and consistent with the memorial’s mission.
The applicant must provide leadership characterized by an ability to engage commissioners and major stakeholders, develop and empower staff, build credibility, carry out plans and imbue a culture of professionalism and accomplishment.
The applicant must be able to build relationships with commissioners, major donors, the community and civic leaders.
He/she must have fund raising leadership ability that includes acquisition of major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals and the public sector at local state and national levels.
The Executive director is expected to maintain fiduciary responsibility over the financials of the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Foundation and Commission.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Chairman Joe Jenkins, 13606 Hico Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70714-466, or JoJenkins@cox.net. All resumes must be submitted by October 15, 2013.

2) Marketing & Events Officer, Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, closes 20 September

3) Oregon Sea Grant Program Director

Oregon State University is recruiting for a 12-month full time Oregon Sea Grant Director.  Oregon Sea Grant was founded in 1968 and is based at OSU. Oregon Sea Grant supports research, education and public engagement to help people understand, responsibly interact with and conserve ocean and coastal resources and communities. The Director is knowledgeable about current coastal and marine issues important to the state and the nation and will broadly oversee inclusive planning processes that identify diverse and innovative approaches to set program priorities.

Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree or a terminal degree in a field relevant to the Sea Grant Program strategic plan, demonstrated successful leadership and managerial experience, success in securing internal and external funding for instruction, research, service and outreach, proven experience and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as university administrators, academic unit leaders, faculty and staff, legislators, government agency leaders and the public with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and an international reputation for achievement meriting appointment as a tenured full professor. Preferred qualifications include an earned PhD in a natural or social science field, demonstrated successful leadership in the strategic planning and management of a large and complex organization or research program, experience with fundraising and development, experience in liaison with local communities and a commitment to high quality and innovative research, outreach and extended education.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State University is one of only two American universities designated as a Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant University and is the only one in Oregon recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system and bringing in a record $250 million in scientific grants and contracts this year.

To review the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Apply to posting #0011152. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.  OSU is an AA/EOE.

4) Collections Assistant and Archives Specialist, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

5) Office Manager, Queen Anne’s Revenge Laboratory, closes 16 September

The position is based at the NCDCR QAR Lab, East Carolina University, West Research Campus, approximately 10 miles west of downtown Greenville. Position is responsible to the Queen Anne’s Revenge Lab Director/Underwater Archaeology Branch Chief Conservator and will work cooperatively with others in the QAR Project team.  The QAR Lab Manager will facilitate efficient and effective work at the QAR Lab including through management of lab supplies, equipment and records in support of all aspects of work for documentation, investigation and conservation, of archaeological artifacts recovered from a marine underwater environment. This can involve participation in recovery of artifacts from the shipwreck site of Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) and treatment and documentation through their transfer to museum. Other duties will include, but not be limited to, public education and outreach, training and supervision of students
closes 9/16

6) Collections Assistant, Object Specialist New York, NY
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum’s mission is “to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.” The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum seeks a highly motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Collections Assistant. This person will report to the Collections Manager and work with the larger Exhibits Department to fulfill the mission of the Intrepid Museum. The Collections Assistant will support all aspects of the Collections Program including accessioning, policy development and exhibition preparation. Within the Collections Program, the Collections Assistant will focus on the artifact collection. This position requires organization, strong communication, physical agility and a can-do attitude.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist with the day to day collections tasks which may include: housing and preparation of documents and artifacts, fabrication of mounts, exhibit installation, preventive conservation and research assignments.
Cataloging of incoming object acquisitions and new collections items discovered onboard.
Participate in the photographing, scanning and digitization of artifacts, documents and photographs.
Enter detailed, appropriate and accurate data into the Museum’s database, TMS.
Assist in the relocation and proper housing of artifacts.
Participate in collections review meetings to determine proper status of various collection items.
Aid in the research and development of collections policies.
Perform other duties as required by management
The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS, MA preferred in Museum Studies, History or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 1-2 years museum registration and/or collections experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. This person will have experience with object handling and preventative conservation; knowledge of accepted museum registration and collections management procedures and practices; experience with collections management databases (TMS preferred), cataloguing standards and controlled vocabularies. The candidate must be technically literate, including experience with digital photography and the processing and management of digital media. He/she must have strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills. The candidate must be able to maneuver through dimly lit narrow passageways, climb up/down steep ladders and move heavy collections objects with assistance. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.
For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.
Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!
NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

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