Job Title: Curator of Maritime History – Marine Museum
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 12/27/17 11:59
Salary: $56,584.00 – $74,220.00
Job Type: Merit Full Time
Location: Calvert County, Maryland
Merit position, Grade 25, 35 hours per week.
Performs museum curatorial work for the County’s Marine Museum. Work involves collection management, historical research, writing, preservation of the museum’s historic structures, supervision of boat yard, and boat operations, and related activities. This position is responsible for meeting all requirements related to maintaining the National Historic Landmark designation of the Wm. B. Tennison (passenger vessel) and J.C. Lore Oyster House and National Historic Register designation of the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses. Work requires an advanced degree and experience in the field. Work is performed under administrative supervision.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:
Conducts research for publications, lectures, maritime exhibits, etc. Compiles necessary reports, articles, proposals, etc. related to maritime history.
Monitors operations of the two passenger vessels, the Wm. B. Tennison and the Dee of St. Mary’s, and boat yard. Ensures repairs are completed and monitors maintenance and repair expenses for both vessels. Coordinates inspections with US Coast Guard. Tracks requirements necessary for USDOT Drug Testing Program for the crew.
Supervises boatwright and the Small Craft Guild program. Prepares budgets and coordinates long-range planning.
Oversees maintenance and repairs of historic buildings to meet Maryland Historic Trust standards and Secretary of the Interior standards for the treatment of historic properties.
Directs and assists the museum registrar with collections inventorying, cataloging, storage, and general management.
Prepares purchase orders/check requests; researches vendors; handles receipts/invoices.
Assists Exhibits Department in researching and preparing temporary and permanent maritime history exhibits and signage.
Assists researchers in Paul L. Berry Library and Archive and directs library volunteers.
Prepares and monitors department budget.
Assists with preparation of grants and acts as grant manager for maritime grants.
Provides lectures both internally and in the community. Leads Maritime Tours of the museum.
Approves photo reproduction orders from the public.
Training and/or Education:
Master’s degree in history or related field.
Four years of experience in the museum field which must include maritime history work, considerable experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, and policy development and implementation.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver’s license. A current Medical Examiner’s Certificate in accordance with Federal Regulations must be obtained within six (6) months.
Operation of County owned vehicle.
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.
The Calvert Marine Museum was founded in 1970 and is located in Solomons, Maryland at the confluence of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. The museum interprets three themes: the paleontology of the Miocene epoch, the estuarine biology of the river and bay, and the maritime heritage of Southern Maryland. Among its exhibits are the Drum Point Lighthouse, the Cove Point Light Station, the sailing skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, the historic bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and the J. C. Lore and Sons Oyster House. The latter two are National Historic Landmarks. It also houses the largest collection of Miocene marine fossils outside of the Smithsonian and has a 15-tank aquarium featuring animals native to these waters. The museum is open year round.
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