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2015 Maritime Documentation Internship Opportunity

Ernestina drawing

Detail of Schooner ERNESTINA drawing. For some other documentation projects supported by CAMM click on drawing.

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the (CAMM) are pleased to announce the 2015 Maritime Documentation Internship. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. The selected recipient will receive a stipend of approximately $7,000 and will work in conjunction with a HAER team for up to twelve weeks during the summer. The Internship will require research and writing or measuring and drafting of historic maritime resources.


Click here for additional details.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Host ICMM


The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is proud to invite maritime museums from around the world to one of the most exciting and transformational commercial and cultural centers in world trade – the Pearl River Delta.
For over three hundred years the PRD has been a global meeting place for traders, entrepreneurs, government envoys, missionaries and fortune hunters. Today, Hong Kong and nearby Guangzhou, represent the modern face of China and the ceaseless commercial activities which in two generations has transformed a region previously  dominated by fishing villages and paddy fields into a true metropolis.
As a young museum, established in 2003 with strong support from the Hong Kong shipping industry we are in a good position to share with delegates the spirit of Hong Kong through the prism of its maritime heritage. Our links with Greater China also provide an opportunity for delegates to meet with counterparts from a dynamic new part of the maritime museum industry; there are over thirty institutions along the China coast committed to exploring both historical and contemporary aspects of China’s maritime story. As a crossroads in Asia we are also expecting representatives from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.
The conference team has created an exciting programme of tours, talks and intriguing experiences which will truly showcase what the region has to offer, from Taichi on the museum’s balcony, to the culinary delights of a top star restaurant in Macau. Please join us in November 2015 – we look forward to hosting you.

Richard Wesley
Museum Director
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

For more information, download the flyer.

Deadline for Proposals for CAMM Meeting is January 5, 2015

Prospective presenters at the upcoming CAMM annual meeting at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum need to submit their proposals by January 5, 2015.  Session proposals should be about topics of interest to your CAMM colleagues. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase current projects and share expertise!

2013 CAMM meeting, Beaufort, N.C.

Ship Plans Panel at 2013 CAMM meeting, Beaufort, N.C.

The CAMM Conference Call for Proposals is meant to be filled out online. Once completed, please save and email the form to Program Committee Chairman Marifrances Trivelli at <>.

North Carolina Maritime Museum Hiring Boatbuilder


The application deadline has been extended to January 2, 2015.

Originally posted on CAMM:

The North Carolina Maritime Museum in the Department of Cultural Resources seeks a Museum Specialist – Boatbuilder for its Watercraft Center in Beaufort, NC. This is a full-time permanent State Government position. The hiring salary range is $34,190 – $42,000, and the successful candidate will start working early in the New Year.

Candidates must be knowledgeable in vernacular and “classic” watercraft history and construction techniques, skilled in traditional boat building techniques and in teaching them to the public and able to train and supervise a largely volunteer work force. Prefer graduation from a four year college/university , some supervisory and managerial experience or three years of related work experience with demonstrated knowledge of boat building. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience are strongly urged to apply.

Applications must be made only online through the NC Office of State Human Resources website: See specific link to this…

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Appoints New Executive Director

michael SmilesThe Board of Directors of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Michael “Mike” Smiles as our new Executive Director. Mike assumes the role from Erick Tichonuk, who is stepping down from the position.  He begins the leadership role on January 5, 2015.

“Mike brings a breadth of experience that will broaden the Museum’s impact in reaching and serving diverse audiences through our collection of historic replica vessels, innovative education programs, hands-on rowing programs, publications, research, and permanent and traveling exhibits,” said Board Chair Bob Beach. “We’re delighted to have him join our team of highly dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and engaged members and donors as we begin our 30th year of operation.”

Click here to read more about Mike and this exciting transition for LCMM.

Northwest Seaport Seeks Executive Director (Part Time)

nwseaportNorthwest Seaport, maritime non-profit organization with an annual budget of $150,000, is seeking an Executive Director. Northwest Seaport provides public programs focused on the maritime heritage of the Puget Sound region and the importance of our maritime industry. Northwest Seaport also collaborates with other non-profit organizations and private companies to provide workforce development programs for maritime careers. Click here for full announcement. Deadline for applications is 23 December 2014.

Consideration of Future CAMM Annual Meeting Locations

As you know the Los Angeles Maritime Museum will be hosting CAMM’s 2015 annual meeting on April 13-14. They are putting together a great mix of educational and social programs set against the backdrop of the busy port of Los Angeles.

The CAMM board is currently considering two offers to host CAMM’s annual meeting in 2016 and 2017.  Before making the final decision, they would like to provide an opportunity for other members to express their interest in hosting. Host’s responsibilities include providing a venue that’s within or nearby their museum; making local arrangements for lodging, meals, boat cruise, and optional field trips; establishing the budget; creating the schedule; and providing support for the program sessions.

Since CAMM attempts to hold its meetings in different parts of the country, the Board would welcome offers from member institutions along the Gulf Coast.

If you are interested in hosting a conference please contact Dave Pearson at or any CAMM Board Member to express your interest before December 19th.

Attendees at the 2014 CAMM meeting pose in front of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio.

Attendees at the 2014 CAMM meeting pose in front of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio.