Category Archives: Job Announcements

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Seeks Executive Director

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and, in partnership with the board and key staff, create a vision and strategic plan for the organization going forward into the future. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, exhibitions, boat-building projects and seasonal tours, nautical archaeology research projects, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach.

For complete announcement: LCMM – Executive Director Job Description

For more about the museum: LCMM thumbnail

South Street Seaport Museum Seeks Director of Operations

South Street Seaport Museum, located in a 12 block historic district, once the city’s main port, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of New York as a port city. The Museum houses a major collection of maritime art and artifacts and comprehensive archival materials related to the Port of New York. It owns and operates a large fleet of historic ships, including two large square-riggers, PEKING and WAVERTREE, three operating vessels, PIONEER, LETTIE G. HOWARD, and W.O.DECKER, and the lightship AMBROSE. The Museum offers innovative programs, exhibitions and educational opportunities to diverse communities both ashore and afloat.

South Street Seaport Museum, located in a 12 block historic district, once the city’s main port, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of New York as a port city. The Museum houses a major collection of maritime art and artifacts and comprehensive archival materials related to the Port of New York. It owns and operates a large fleet of historic ships, including two large square-riggers, PEKING and WAVERTREE, three operating vessels, PIONEER, LETTIE G. HOWARD, and W.O.DECKER (above), and the lightship AMBROSE. The Museum offers innovative programs, exhibitions and educational opportunities to diverse communities both ashore and afloat.

South Street Seaport Museum seeks a Director of Operations to oversee administration, front of house operations, event logistics, and internal processes and procedures. As part of a small, hard-working team, this position leads and supports all departments including Visitor Services, Historic Retail Shops, IT, Marketing, Development and Membership, Education, Programs, Facilities, and Collections.

For more information: Director of Operations Job Description 2014

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes seeks Curator

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is seeking a creative, dynamic individual to advance the fulfillment of its mission and vision. Under the direction and supervision of the Museum Manager, the Curator / Collections Manager is a senior manager who undertakes the management and exhibition of the archival and artefact collections, and implements the strategic and interpretive plans.

For more information see job posting.

Door County Maritime Museum Seeks Executive Director

2009 DCMM hi-resBob Desh is retiring at the end of the year so Door County Maritime Museum is seeking a new dynamic, passionate and highly skilled Executive Director to lead the organization into its exciting future. Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the maritime history and heritage of the Great Lakes with a focus on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, the Museum includes a 20,000 square foot flagship facility in Sturgeon Bay, the museum tug John Purves, the historic Cana Island Lighthouse, and a smaller seasonal museum in Gills Rock near the shores of the famous Port des Morts (“Death’s Door”) passage at the Peninsula’s northern tip.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, inspiration, and focus for the organization as a whole.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to create support for the organization in the community.
  • Manage the organization’s budget.
  • Oversee the senior staff responsible for core programs including development, marketing, finance, and administration.
  • Act as primary spokesperson for organization.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships.
  • Evaluate program accomplishments based on results-driven targets.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Results-driven leadership and management experience, particularly in the non-profit sector. Experience in a maritime-related field a plus.
  • Proven success in building consensus among diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated skills in community-building initiatives.
  • Successful experience working with and building an active, engaged board of directors.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of the use and value of technology in non-profit operations.

Complete job description provided upon request. To apply, send resume and cover letter describing relevant skills and attributes by September 22, 2014 to:

Door County Maritime Museum

120 N. Madison Ave.

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Or by email to: szeyher@dcmm.org

Maritime Historian Job Opening

The National Park Service is advertising for a maritime historian. The position is located in the Park History Program in Washington, D.C.  The duties are described as “Manages the Maritime History Program with the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Provides the Maritime History Program leadership and coordination. Formulates Servicewide strategies, goals and objectives. Acts as an advocate for and provides expertise relating to NPS maritime history in all of its forms including maritime landscapes, traditional cultural properties, ships, lighthouses, life saving stations, underwater resources, riverboats, inland lakes and canals, etc. Consults with and shares expertise with Federal and State agencies with maritime resources, such as the MARAD, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coast Guard, Department of Defense and other agencies.” 

For more information see the listing on the USAJobs website.  Note that the application deadline is July 31.