Category Archives: Job Announcements

Independence Seaport Museum Seeks Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Independence Seaport Museum

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will oversee the Development and Marketing Departments, currently including 5 full-time and 1 part-time professionals, to achieve the Museum’s goals.   He/She will be deeply involved in conceiving and shaping the Museum’s future.

The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will work closely with senior staff and Board leaders on annual and capital campaign related activities, and enhancing institutional identity.  He/she will help to present the Museum, its mission and new direction to its various publics.

The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will be the organization’s major gift officer, working with the CEO and campaign consultant to strategize and secure the largest annual gifts and gifts/pledges for the capital campaign. He/She will utilize all the organization’s existing exhibitions, programs, events, and relationships as fundraising opportunities, and he/she will propose additional opportunities for cultivation and stewardship of donors, media and civic leaders and partners.

For more information

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Seeks New President

Courtesy Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Courtesy Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), St. Michaels, Maryland, has started their search for a new president. “The mission of the CBMM is to preserve and explore the history, environment and people of the Chesapeake Bay.  The museum’s collection of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft is the largest in existence and its small boat collection includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes.  The Museum’s working boatyard highlights restoration of the Bay’s traditional vessels.”

For full announcement - ByalaSearch — CBMM President Position Specification


Maritime Documentation Internship Opportunity

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the 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.

For more information see 2014 Maritime Documentation Internship notice


Job Announcement

The Westport South Beach Historical Society is currently seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director of the Society serves as the chief executive of the Westport Maritime Museum and the Grays Harbor Lighthouse.

Career Opportunities at the Whaling Museum

The Whaling Museum needs your help as we seek to fill two full-time staff positions:  Curator of Education and Foundation Relations Manager.  Both will play a vital role in helping the Museum serve its community.

Curator of Education
Reporting to the President, and working with the Senior Management team, the Curator of Education will have 4 primary areas of responsibility:
1) articulating and implementing a strategic vision adopted by the Board of Trustees
2) raising funds necessary to implement education objectives
3) oversight of staff responsible for the apprenticeship program, a comprehensive K-12 school visitation program, volunteer programs and outreach
4) communication of the educational mission and goals to various audiences

Foundation Relations Manager
The ideal candidate is a seasoned writer with a passion for the educational mission of the Museum. He/She understands the Museum’s role both locally and farther afield. An ability to craft cogent and compelling messages and communicate those messages both verbally and in writing is key. Research skills and a knowledge of the non-profit sector is a plus. He/She will work cross-departmentally to identify grant opportunities, develop and write proposals, and maintain/cultivate relationships with a portfolio of funders.

Visit the Museum’s career webpage for more information on how to apply.

Underwater Archaeologist

Update: Job is now posted - Deadline is July 30th.

Subject: Navy underwater archaeologist position — heads up

[This is] to alert you to a position in the Underwater Archaeology branch at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) that will be advertised in the next few days. I hope that you can help us develop a good pool of candidate underwater archaeologists by sharing this with your networks.

The advertisement will be for a GS-0193-12 position located at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, relocation expenses will not be paid. The candidate pool is all US citizens. The primary duties of this position involve management of NHHC’s Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory, responsibility for conservation and curation of the Branch’s archaeological collections, leading or supporting maritime archaeological research, contributing to the development of historic preservation policy, and undertaking educational outreach initiatives.

The Underwater Archaeology program at NHHC operates an active research, compliance and conservation program associated with Navy ship and aircraft wrecks. Information on the program can be found at

This position will be advertised in USA Jobs.  I will try to pass along the link when I get it.

Many thanks -

Jay Thomas