The Board of Directors of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Michael “Mike” Smiles as our new Executive Director. Mike assumes the role from Erick Tichonuk, who is stepping down from the position. He begins the leadership role on January 5, 2015.
“Mike brings a breadth of experience that will broaden the Museum’s impact in reaching and serving diverse audiences through our collection of historic replica vessels, innovative education programs, hands-on rowing programs, publications, research, and permanent and traveling exhibits,” said Board Chair Bob Beach. “We’re delighted to have him join our team of highly dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and engaged members and donors as we begin our 30th year of operation.”
Click here to read more about Mike and this exciting transition for LCMM.
Northwest Seaport, maritime non-profit organization with an annual budget of $150,000, is seeking an Executive Director. Northwest Seaport provides public programs focused on the maritime heritage of the Puget Sound region and the importance of our maritime industry. Northwest Seaport also collaborates with other non-profit organizations and private companies to provide workforce development programs for maritime careers. Click here for full announcement. Deadline for applications is 23 December 2014.
As you know the Los Angeles Maritime Museum will be hosting CAMM’s 2015 annual meeting on April 13-14. They are putting together a great mix of educational and social programs set against the backdrop of the busy port of Los Angeles.
The CAMM board is currently considering two offers to host CAMM’s annual meeting in 2016 and 2017. Before making the final decision, they would like to provide an opportunity for other members to express their interest in hosting. Host’s responsibilities include providing a venue that’s within or nearby their museum; making local arrangements for lodging, meals, boat cruise, and optional field trips; establishing the budget; creating the schedule; and providing support for the program sessions.
Since CAMM attempts to hold its meetings in different parts of the country, the Board would welcome offers from member institutions along the Gulf Coast.
If you are interested in hosting a conference please contact Dave Pearson at email@example.com or any CAMM Board Member to express your interest before December 19th.
Attendees at the 2014 CAMM meeting pose in front of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio.
The 2015 Northwest Anthropology Conference will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from March 25th-28th. I am sending this email in hopes of garnering interest in organizing a maritime archaeology and history session at NWAC (our 5th!). I’m happy to accept submissions from a wide range of subjects related to submerged and non-submerged resources, including maritime heritage, preservation, and history, as well as nautical archaeology. In particular, I’m looking to include topics relating to underwater and nautical archaeology in Canada, maritime projects being conducted by volunteer and non-profit organizations, and general maritime research topics. Interested parties may send their abstracts to me for inclusion into the session at this address.
The conference will be held at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or comments, or you can call me at the phone number(s) listed below. Further, if you know of someone that may be interested in presenting at this symposium, please feel free to forward me their information and I will be happy to send an invitation!
Thank you for your time,
Jacqueline L. Marcotte, MA, RPA
ESA | Northwest Cultural Resources Group
5309 Shilshole Ave NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789.9658 | 206.789.9684 fax
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The North Carolina Maritime Museum in the Department of Cultural Resources seeks a Museum Specialist – Boatbuilder for its Watercraft Center in Beaufort, NC. This is a full-time permanent State Government position. The hiring salary range is $34,190 – $42,000, and the successful candidate will start working early in the New Year.
Candidates must be knowledgeable in vernacular and “classic” watercraft history and construction techniques, skilled in traditional boat building techniques and in teaching them to the public and able to train and supervise a largely volunteer work force. Prefer graduation from a four year college/university , some supervisory and managerial experience or three years of related work experience with demonstrated knowledge of boat building. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience are strongly urged to apply.
Applications must be made only online through the NC Office of State Human Resources website: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. See specific link to this position here.
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 Friday, December 12, 2014.
The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.