Independence Seaport Museum Seeks Vice President of Development

The Vice President of Development (“VPD”) is responsible for planning and implementing the Museum’s comprehensive development program and its interaction with the Museum’s marketing and membership initiatives. The VPD reports directly to the Museum’s Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the senior management team. The VPD will work closely with the CEO, senior staff and the Board of Trustees on all Museum fundraising initiatives, including capital campaigns, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and special events.

See VP Development Job Description 12.23.14 for full announcement.

Submitted by Independence Seaport Museum

North Carolina Maritime Museum Hiring Watercraft Center Manager

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 range is $30,856 – $37,383, and the successful candidate will start working early in the New Year.

Must be knowledgeable in watercraft construction techniques. Must be able to train and supervise a largely volunteer workforce. Must be 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.

To apply for this position go to:

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 Thursday, January 8, 2015.

The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Galveston Historical Foundation Seeks Coordinator of Maritime Education & Museum Programs

Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to join a professional staff and revised business plan for the Texas Seaport Museum in the capacity of Coordinator of Maritime Education & Museum Programs. The position is designed to allow maximum opportunity to use new technology and museum education strategies to enhance the teaching of youth and adults on Texas maritime history using the historic tall ship ELISSA, Seagull II, Santa Maria and the museum site and facilities. Applicants should demonstrate prior experience, training and education that would indicate an understanding to the Gulf Coast maritime heritage, tall ships, marine life, environmental issues, and all aspects of maritime education.  This is a salaried full time position with full benefits.

For full announcement click here.

A Fight Lost — For Now


From Mike Vogel, co-chair of the American Lighthouse Council (ALC)

Originally posted on American Lighthouse Council:

Bad news for maritime funding this week, but it’s not a permanent defeat. The STORIS Act, which would have restored federal maritime preservation funding to the level Congress originally attended, did not survive as an amendment to the defense spending authorization act.

The maritime community had pushed hard to have that funding restored (see earlier posts) but the Maritime Administration applied pressure of its own to allow it to keep the money it had carved out of the fund for itself. It didn’t help that STORIS Act sponsor Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska was defeated in a close reelection bid, and that his staff had left Washington for the campaign that wasn’t settled until well after election day.

But Tim Runyan already is at work lining up support for next year’s effort to reverse this money grab, and we’ll be letting the lighthouse community know when it’s time to step…

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2015 Maritime Documentation Internship Opportunity

Ernestina drawing

Detail of Schooner ERNESTINA drawing. For some other documentation projects supported by CAMM click on drawing.

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the (CAMM) are pleased to announce the 2015 Maritime Documentation Internship. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. The selected recipient will receive a stipend of approximately $7,000 and will work in conjunction with a HAER team for up to twelve weeks during the summer. The Internship will require research and writing or measuring and drafting of historic maritime resources.


Click here for additional details.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Host ICMM


The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is proud to invite maritime museums from around the world to one of the most exciting and transformational commercial and cultural centers in world trade – the Pearl River Delta.
For over three hundred years the PRD has been a global meeting place for traders, entrepreneurs, government envoys, missionaries and fortune hunters. Today, Hong Kong and nearby Guangzhou, represent the modern face of China and the ceaseless commercial activities which in two generations has transformed a region previously  dominated by fishing villages and paddy fields into a true metropolis.
As a young museum, established in 2003 with strong support from the Hong Kong shipping industry we are in a good position to share with delegates the spirit of Hong Kong through the prism of its maritime heritage. Our links with Greater China also provide an opportunity for delegates to meet with counterparts from a dynamic new part of the maritime museum industry; there are over thirty institutions along the China coast committed to exploring both historical and contemporary aspects of China’s maritime story. As a crossroads in Asia we are also expecting representatives from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.
The conference team has created an exciting programme of tours, talks and intriguing experiences which will truly showcase what the region has to offer, from Taichi on the museum’s balcony, to the culinary delights of a top star restaurant in Macau. Please join us in November 2015 – we look forward to hosting you.

Richard Wesley
Museum Director
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

For more information, download the flyer.

Deadline for Proposals for CAMM Meeting is January 5, 2015

Prospective presenters at the upcoming CAMM annual meeting at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum need to submit their proposals by January 5, 2015.  Session proposals should be about topics of interest to your CAMM colleagues. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase current projects and share expertise!

2013 CAMM meeting, Beaufort, N.C.

Ship Plans Panel at 2013 CAMM meeting, Beaufort, N.C.

The CAMM Conference Call for Proposals is meant to be filled out online. Once completed, please save and email the form to Program Committee Chairman Marifrances Trivelli at <>.