Category Archives: Job Announcements

Ocean Liners Curator Sought

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

The Mariners’ Museum Seeks VP of Collections & Programs

The Vice President of Collections and Programs is a key member of the Museum’s senior leadership team and is responsible to assist in fulfilling the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of The Mariners’ Museum by increasing attendance, public awareness, and popular appeal of the Museum’s collections through exhibitions, education and outreach programs, online and print publications, and other interpretive methods while supporting and enhancing revenue-generating capabilities and maintaining fiscal responsibility for the Museum Collections and Programs division. The Vice President, Collections and Programs must adhere to the highest museological and academic standards. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Collections and Programs is responsible for the administrative and managerial oversight of a staff of twenty-four, including the Chief Curator, Director, Photographic Services, Licensing, & Publications, the Director of Collections Management, the Director of Exhibits, the Chief Conservator, and the Director of the USS Monitor Center. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate further The Mariners’ Museum’s reputation as the nation’s maritime museum.

For full announcement: VP Collections.Programs

Naval History & Heritage Command Seeks Museum Specialist

This position is located in the Collections Management Section, Curator Branch, Collection Management Division, Naval History and Heritage Command located at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, VA. The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia. This responsibility encompasses accessioning, preserving, storing, accounting for, and loaning to eligible recipients the properties in the Navy’s historical collections.

For more information.

N.C. Maritime Museum Seeks Watercraft Center Manager

North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, Beaufort

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.

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association Seeks CEO

The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association (the “Association”), a non-profit now into its seventh decade of operation, is seeking an enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer who will lead and direct the organization, and who will welcome the opportunity and challenge to actively participate in a stimulating assessment and selection of its future direction and strategic plans.

CEO position announcement (click to download)

South Street Seaport Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

PrintSouth 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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