Category Archives: Job Announcements

Antique Boat Museum Seeks Experienced Executive Director

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), the largest freshwater nautical Museum in the world, requires a full time Executive Director effective June 1, 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful 1000 Islands in upstate New York, ABM has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, and the Board of Trustees is conducting a national search to identify outstanding leaders who have demonstrated executive experience, imagination, and vision to lead the Museum through the next decade of growth as it becomes an international museum.

The Executive Director oversees a dynamic institution with a talented and committed staff of 40 full-time and part-time employees, an operating budget of approximately $1.6 million $200 thousand in annual capital projects, $23 million of assets, a 4.5 acre river campus with five new exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 320 antique boats. The successful candidate should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated success in fund raising and building strategic partnerships, and financial management experience. She or he should have not-for-profit experience either with an educational or cultural institution, and have an affinity for the mission of the Museum and its unique setting in the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River.


Mystic Seaport Seeks Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs

The Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs is Mystic Seaport’s chief curator, responsible for the leadership, vision, strategic direction, development, management, and administration of all activities relating to one of the Museum’s core assets – its collection of art, artifacts, and watercraft – and for the exhibition of the collection. The position leads the planning and execution of Mystic Seaport’s interdisciplinary collecting and exhibiting strategies, with a dual focus on experiential and digital access.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Seeks Shipwright Educator

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced wooden boat builder with at least three years of teaching experience–middle school student experience preferred–as well as, program design/lesson planning curriculum management and delivery.

College degree or equivalent required. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google applications required. Organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills are essential, with excellent oral communication skills for interaction and program promotion to Museum visitors and the general public. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary.

Full time position with excellent benefits. Send letter with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663, or email:

Submitted by Kristen Greenaway, July 27, 2015

Full Time Federal Museum Specialist Job Posting

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.

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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 for application information.

Submitted by Dan Finamore, Peabody Essex Museum