Last call for the MA (Res) in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation
The MA (Res) in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation is an interdisciplinary programme delivered in collaboration with the Università Ca Foscari, Venice. It has as its focus the economic history of maritime trade, the history of technology (in respect to ship building and navigation techniques) in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean, and the archaeology of port infrastructures, ships, and trade goods. The Venice teaching component focuses manly on maritime and nautical archaeology.
Programme Director Dr Annalisa Marzano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ca’ Foscari Module Director Dr Carlo Beltrame (email@example.com)
The 10th Maritime Heritage Conference is scheduled for 17–21 September 2014 in Norfolk, VA. Nauticus, the science and technology center and home to the Battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, is the principal host; sessions will be held in the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
Naval Historical Foundation program director Dr. David Winkler will serve as program chairman.
(Deadline for paper proposals: June 1st 2014)
The Maritime Heritage Conference is hosted by multiple organizations and institutions associated with maritime heritage and covers a wide range of topics. Museums, universities, government agencies, and non-profit historical and heritage societies large and small send their leaders and staff to share with—and learn from—one another. Networking opportunities abound.
Sessions will cover the following: international trade, immigration, maritime law, shipbuilding, small craft preservation, lighthouses and lifesaving stations, whaling, underwater archaeology, historic ships, sailors’ lives, African-American maritime history, maritime museums and organizations, seaports, naval history, literature, native maritime cultures, marine art and sea music, education, sail training and tall ships, and other topics related to global maritime heritage.
1) Librarian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 25 April
This position is located in the Technical Services (Cataloging) Section of the Navy Department Library (NDL), a branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). This section is responsible for analyzing, organizing, and providing the orderly access and retrieval of print, non-print, and electronic materials to personnel of the naval establishment, the Department of Defense (DOD) and its subordinate services, to other government agencies and to the public (writers, historians, veterans, etc.).
2) Student Trainee Librarian, closes 23 April
This position is located in the Technical Services (Cataloging) Section of the Navy Department Library (NDL), a branch of the Naval history and Heritage Command (NHHC). This Section is responsible for analyzing, organizing, and providing the orderly access and retrieval of print, non-print, and electronic materials to personnel of the naval establishment, the Department of Defense (DOD) and its subordinate services, to other government agencies, and to the public (writers, historians, veterans, etc.).
3) Historian, closes 25 April
This position is for the Lead Historian, located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard. The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to: collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations; advance the knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services; make naval history and heritage “come alive” for our Sailors and Marines to enhance readiness and esprit de corps; and remind America of its need to maintain a strong Navy and Marine Corps to protect its citizens, their freedoms, and the nation’s maritime commerce.
4) Historian, closes 25 April
This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard. The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to: collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services.
The NHHC provides historical information services, writes and publishes naval histories, operates the Navy Department Library, maintains archives for naval operational and other selected records, coordinates collection, preservation, distribution, and exhibition of art, historical artifacts, and photographs, and manages the Navy’s submerged cultural resources, including shipwrecks and sunken aircraft.
1) Collections and Exhibitions Manager, History of Diving Museum, The Florida Keys, apply today.
2) Exhibitions Interpreter, Calvert Marine Museum, closes 30 April.
3) Historian, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, closes 22 April.
This position is with the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), the Navy’s principal agency filling the Navy’s needs for historical and heritage services. As an official Department of the Navy Museum, 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.
1) Archeological Technician, Biscayne National Park, closes 21 April.
The incumbent serves as an archeological technician as part of the cultural resource management program within the division of Resource Management at Biscayne National Park. Participates in archeological field surveys and excavations, both terrestrial and submerged. Records data and prepares survey records (e.g. site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.). Provides leadership to field crews and serves as crew chief for excavation and survey activities. Evaluates and assists other technicians in the evaluation of specimens. Processes specimens recovered in the field. Conducts supervised conservation treatments on artifacts recovered from a seawater environment. Prepares specimens for specialized analysis to be sent to dating and other laboratories. Enters archeological artifact and project data, including artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc. into automated systems appropriate forms, and archival records. Provides general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas including NHPA section 106 compliance, clearance, and planning; archeological assessments, evaluations, and field inspections.
2) Write and Editor, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 21 April.
In this position, you will serve as a writer-editor in the Publishing Section within the Communication and Outreach Division of the Naval History and Heritage Command, which plans, prepares, produces and publishes a broad range of US Navy historical knowledge products for distribution in print and electronic formats. The section also advises the command on writing and editing standards, product design standards and processes, DOD and Navy printing and publishing regulations, and industry practices. The products produced by the section, including but not limited to monographs, booklets, operational studies, chronologies, point papers, briefs, brochures, and web modules, are used by Navy leadership, operational units, and other DOD agencies to understand the historical context of current issues and challenges.
BOEM Marine Archaeologist, closes 16 April. Read the announcement closely.
1) Archivist, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, closes 11 April
This position is with the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL, which is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum, an official Department of the Navy museum, is to “select, collect, preserve and display historic artifacts relating to the history of Naval Aviation.”
2) Exhibitions Developer, New Zealand Maritime Museum, closes 27 April
3) Collections Manager, New Zealand Maritime Museum, closes 27 April
4) Battleship Texas, Curator, closes 16 April
Maritime Archaeology Trust, Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Project: These are 4 year long jobs.
Project Manager, Project Officer: Fieldwork and Survey, Project Officer: Archaeological Research, Education and Outreach Officer, Volunteer Coordinator, all jobs close on 21 April.
Limited Term Employee – LTE
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS)
816 State Street Madison, Wisconsin
Type of Employment: Full-time (40 hours per week). Work hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, evening and weekend work required.
Salary: $14.00 per hour
Contact: John Broihahn, 608-264-6496, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Applications materials will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (CDT) Monday, April 14, 2014.
The Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program of the Wisconsin Historical Society is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist. This position will work under a lead worker maritime archaeologist and other archaeologists in the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History to preserve the maritime archaeological legacy of Wisconsin.
This position will conduct underwater archaeological fieldwork in tandem with the lead worker maritime archaeologist under the direction of the State Archaeologist. They will be assigned tasks by the lead worker maritime archaeologist and will carry them out with the assistance of volunteers or other archaeologists. The applicant must have knowledge and experience in conducting underwater archaeological diving operations; use of manual underwater mapping equipment; operation of electronic surveying and remote-sensing equipment; operation of research vessels and project vehicles. The applicant is responsible for daily completion of field tasks, project notes and maps, and for basic maintenance of project equipment.
This position will also be involved in development of interpretive materials, preparation of materials for the program’s Web sites, public programing, and installing and maintaining historic shipwreck moorings.
A Well Qualified Candidate Will Have: Bachelor’s degree in Archeology Experience conducting historical research Experience writing reports based upon archaeological and archival research. Experience with archeological project coordination Ability to train volunteers and staff. Knowledge of Great Lakes maritime history and Great Lakes ship construction.
This position requires extensive travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. These activities usually include some weekend and evening hours. The position also requires the ability to conduct underwater archaeological surveys in cold water environments at depths ranging from 0.0 to 275.0 feet.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
Requirements: As outlined by Technical Diving International standards, all applicants must have at a minimum a Divemaster certification, a Drysuit Diver certification, and a Nitrox Diver certification.
The ideal candidate will have Closed Circuit Rebreather certifications that include Air Diluent CCR, Air Diluent Decompression CCR, Mixed Gas Diluent CCR, and Advanced Mixed Gas Diluent CCR as described by the Technical Diving International standards [Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) Diving], or equivalent standards.
If the applicant does not have the Closed Circuit Rebreather certifications as outlined above, continued employment is contingent upon obtaining the certifications within three (3) months of hire.
Due to project scheduling requirements and limited staffing, the employee must plan to complete the diving requirements outside of the regular work schedule. Costs associated with the certifications are the responsibility of the employee. Completing the certifications in a timely manner is a requirement of employment as is maintaining the certifications.
How to Apply:
Please provide a letter of interest, a resume, copies of the appropriate certifications, and if appropriate a plan to achieve additional certifications by email to:
John H. Broihahn
State Archaeology and Maritime Preservation
Division of Historic Preservation-Public History
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison WI 53706
The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.