Tahoe Maritime Museum Seeks Curator

Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM), Homewood, California, seeks an experienced, creative professional for the position of Curator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator’s principal responsibilities are the care and management of the Museum’s artifact and archival collections. The job also entails researching artifacts and historical themes for the development of exhibits and programs. This position requires the ability to collaborate closely with the other members of the Museum staff and volunteers, and interact effectively with community members and the general public.

Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Full announcement - TMM Curator Job Posting 2014

 

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

New Exhibit Hall Planned for Mystic Seaport

Rendering of the new exhibit hall courtesy Mystic Seaport

Rendering of the new exhibit hall courtesy Mystic Seaport

Mystic — Mystic Seaport has applied for permission to construct a state-of-the-art exhibition hall on the north end of the Museum grounds. The new building will greatly expand the institution’s capability to host large exhibits and will be the cornerstone for an improved year-round experience for the visitor.

To see the full release goto http://www.mysticseaport.org/news/2014/a-new-exhibit-hall/

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

Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trails Conference

fisheriesScheduled for September 8 – 9 in South Haven, Michigan, this conference will explore and celebrate our Great Lakes fisheries heritage as a means to promote coastal tourism development. opportunities.

Discover how our valuable Great Lakes fisheries (past, present, and future) can benefit local museum programs, enhance coastal tourism development opportunities, and support community development efforts. Learn more about Michigan’s Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium projects and partnerships, including current opportunities toward designating a statewide fisheries heritage tourism trail.

Sponsored by the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium, Michigan Sea GrantMichigan State University ExtensionMichigan State University and the Michigan Maritime Museum.