24 January 2014
1) Junior Conservator ships model and scale models, closes 18 April
The Rijksmuseum’s model ship and scale-model collection is one of the most prominent maritime collections in the world. The heart of the collection consists of technical scale models constructed during the 19th century by order of the Ministry of the Navy. Such models were tools in the process of designing and constructing new naval vessels. These models were initially kept in the Marinemodellenkamer (Naval Models Room) in The Hague. This collection was soon expanded to include unique model ships from the 17th and 18th centuries, technical tools, weapons and captured standards. With the reopening of the Rijksmuseum, a significant part of this collection is once again on show to the general public, for the first time in almost a century. Over the past thirty years, intensive efforts have been made to fully treat and describe the approximately 1600 objects that make up this collection. In 2014, this work will culminate in the publication of a catalogue of the entire collection. The next few years will be devoted to research into the production process used to create these exceptional scale models. This project will focus mainly on the model makers themselves, and on the materials and methods that they used.
2) Educator, USS Constitution Museum
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 positive, memorable experience where visitors can learn and connect to history. This seasonal (March 18-October 31) part-time position is 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. Those selected for the position will be required to attend training at the end of March. 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.