The Victoria & Albert Museum is looking to fill a term position for an Ocean Liners Curator. Co-organised with the Peabody Essex Museum, Ocean Liners will be the V&A’s headline exhibition for spring 2018 and the first exhibition to fully assess the importance of the design of ocean liners. It will situate the ocean liner in a broad context, assessing its cultural significance by exploring all aspects of the design of liners from their maritime architecture and engineering to their interiors and on-board lifestyle.
We are seeking a practically minded and highly motivated curator with proven research and exhibition experience to assist in the development and delivery of the exhibition, publication and accompanying events. The successful candidate will co-ordinate research associated with the project, maintain a network of contacts and support the creative vision set out by the Lead Curators (V&A and PEM) to ensure a world-class result is delivered.
You will have demonstrable expertise in the history of 20th century design and an interest in engineering and the technological advances of the 20th century. You will also have solid experience of researching for and curating exhibitions for a public institution. Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 11th May. Interviews are likely to take place on 28th May or 1st June.
See http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/jobs/apply/ for application information.
Submitted by Dan Finamore, Peabody Essex Museum
North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, Beaufort
NORTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM HIRING WATERCRAFT CENTER MANAGER
APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS MARCH 9, 2015
The North Carolina Maritime Museum in the Department of Cultural Resources seeks a Watercraft Center Manager for its Watercraft Center in Beaufort, NC. This is a full-time permanent State Government position. The hiring salary is $30,856, and the successful candidate will start working early in April 2015.
Must have a strong working knowledge of power tools and their safe usage. Must be knowledgeable in basic watercraft construction materials and techniques. Must be adept at sourcing required tools and materials using online and other resources. Must be able to train and supervise a largely volunteer work force. Must be demonstrably goal-oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently under supervision. Must possess strong, interpersonal skills. Must be alert to personal and visitor safety at all times. Graduation from high school and two years of experience in boat construction, including supervisory or managerial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applications must be made only online through the NC Office of State Human Resources website: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/
To apply for this position go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0 and search under Department of Cultural Resources.
Candidates are encouraged to submit further supporting material in addition to completing the mandatory standard application form. All applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, March 9, 2015.
The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
South Street Seaport Museum is currently seeking a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator is a key part of the robust and growing volunteer program at the Museum. Working closely with all departments and serving as an organizational point person for the volunteer corps, the Volunteer Coordinator supports the overall mission of the museum and facilitates the effective recruitment and management of volunteers, a critical asset to the museum’s efforts and a key constituency.
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