N.C. Maritime Museum Seeks Watercraft Center Manager

North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, Beaufort

North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, Beaufort



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.

Objects Available for Transfer from the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

The Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (PSMHS), located in Seattle, Washington, has put together a list of objects that have been deaccessioned because they are either redundant to their collection, are not within their capability to care for, or are beyond their collection scope. PSMHS holds the legal title to all objects listed and will transfer to any appropriate institution’s permanent or education collection. Please note that some objects may poor condition.

If your institution is interested in any of the objects, please contact Alicia Barnes at collections@pugetmaritime.org by Monday, March 30, 2015, for photos or more information. Please include the object’s ID number when inquiring. Object claims will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

List of available objects

Preliminary Schedule for CAMM Conference Now Available


Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum

CAMM’s upcoming conference at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, April 13-14, is a great opportunity to learn what your colleagues are doing both through formal sessions and one-on-one social activities. In addition to reviewing maritime heritage issues around the country you can also explore the rich history of the active ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

For a full list of sessions and activities download the preliminary schedule.

The annual meeting webpage also offers information on registration, lodging at a special conference rate, transportation, an optional field trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, and travel grants for CAMM members. (You do not have to be a CAMM member to attend the conference.)

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)

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Named for Lifesaver Joshua James

unnamedThe Hull Lifesaving Museum was honored to welcome Captain Andrew Tiongson, prospective Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James on Thursday, January 15th at 7 pm to our Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station. The Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, the James, is named for Hull’s own legendary lifesaver Joshua James. James is credited with saving more than 540 lives from shipwreck during his 60 year career as both a Massachusetts Humane Society volunteer lifesaver and the first Keeper of the historic Point Allerton Lifesaving Station, now the Hull Lifesaving Museum.

The USCGC James was christened on August 16, 2014 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and is expected to be commissioned in Boston late this summer.

The USCGC James was christened on August 16, 2014 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and is expected to be commissioned in Boston late this summer.

The USCG Cutter James will be the fifth of eight Legend Class National Security Cutters. The most technologically advanced cutters in the Coast Guard fleet, they are designed to perform a variety of missions and operations at sea including: national defense, port security, alien migrant interdiction, maritime law enforcement, environmental defense, search and rescue, and drug interdiction.

Rear Admiral John Korn, Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions said of USCGC James, “It seems only fitting for a cutter that will protect the lives of millions of Americans to bear the names James.”

Submitted by Corinne Leung, Hull Lifesaving Museum.  Two videos provide more information on the cutter.