The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) is excited to announce the next cycle of its Builder in Residence (BIR) Program. The program invites one craftsperson per year to work within the Museum Boatyard and attracts both emerging and established artisans looking for an opportunity to engage in a period of intense productivity. In addition to developing a body of work during their residency, the invited craftsperson will contribute to the community of ABM. The BIR program is designed to enhance the educational experience of the builder, visitors, and staff alike.
The Antique Boat Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate boats and related artifacts to advance public understanding of the importance of boating to the cultural history of North America and the St. Lawrence River in particular.
Benefits of the residency include a generous stipend and housing. Access to the E.J. Noble Historic Stone Building, located at the heart of the waterfront campus is 24/7 (with exception of wedding rentals), includes traditional woodworking tools and dedicated bench space.
Selection criteria will include quality of current portfolio, potential for artistic and professional growth, technical skill, ABM mission alignment, and the ability to communicate with public in a museum environment.
- $5000.00 stipend to cover living
- $5000.00 budget for materials
- 24/7 Shop Access
- Local housing
- Dedicated bench and studio space
- Shop support from the Museum Boatwright
- Use of museum livery boats
- Access to the museum’s artifact collection for reference and inspiration
- A beautiful waterfront campus, in a peaceful rural setting
- Commit as a full-time resident for awarded period (10-12 Weeks, aligned with the summer busy season)
- Be present in the studio 30-40 hours per week during open hours
- Be present in shop for any special events during residency
- Produce a significant body of work
- The body of work will become the property of Antique Boat Museum
- Exhibit body of work on campus or an off-campus venue at the end of residency
- Be available to guests of the museum for questions while working in shop
- Give a public, end of residency lecture on process and outcomes and write a piece for the museum’s Gazette Annual publication
- Complete contact information
- Include a builder statement
- Include details of trade, watercraft, theme, or technique that will be explored during residency
- Body of work anticipated at the end of the residency
- Include a description of how your work aligns with ABM’s mission
- 10 Examples of your work: We only accept digital submissions
- Name and contact information of two references who we may contact during the selection process
- Email completed package to email@example.com by close of business of deadline
- Applications will begin to be accepted February 1, 2024
- Deadline to apply is March 31, 2024
- Applications will be reviewed by a rotating panel of ABM staff, board and qualified guests to ensure quality and variety in awarded residencies
- All applicants will be notified of acceptance status by April 19, 2024
- To learn more about the Antique Boat Museum, visit www.abm.org
Accommodation information for the conference in Boston now on the web page: https://councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org/annual-meeting/
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for its American Latino Museum Internship and Fellowship Initiative (ALMIFI). This initiative is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of American Latino museums, provide paid internship and fellowship opportunities for a diverse range of students, and build connections between colleges, universities, and museums.
“The Institute of Museum and Library Services is proud to announce the second cycle of our ALMIFI program,” said IMLS Deputy Director Laura Huerta Migus. “ALMIFI will continue to provide resources to museums and institutions of higher education that wish to develop the next generation of museum talent.”
American Latino museums, nonprofit agencies that operate museums, museum service organizations/associations, and Institutions of Higher Education, including Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), are encouraged to apply to ALMIFI. Projects should involve partnership between Institutions of Higher Education and museums as sites for paid internship and/or fellowship opportunities.
To facilitate ALMIFI applications, IMLS provides several virtual resources:
- Online Counseling Sessions allow potential applicants to have phone calls with ALMIFI program officers and discuss their project proposals.
The American Latino Museum Internship and Fellowship Initiative is an FY 2024 funding opportunity under the National Museum of the American Latino, Educational and Liaison Programs (20 U.S.C. § 80u(f)) legislation.
I have a Crosby Catboat available for free provided as a tax deductible donation.
Do you think any of your members would be interested?
The National Maritime Historical Society, a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving and promoting our maritime heritage through educational programs, events, and our flagship quarterly magazine Sea History. Now in our 60th year, NMHS is seeking a new Executive Director to carry on this mission and expand our programs and initiatives to reach more people, young and old. Could you please share this email and the attached announcement about the position to whomever you know might be interested, or apply yourself.
The new Executive Director would be taking the helm after the retirement of Burchenal Green, NMHS President Emeritus, who has led the organization for more than 25 years. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to steer NMHS on a course forward that builds on what the Society has achieved over the last six decades and has a vision for the role a national organization in this field could play.
As the attached job description states, resumes should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to access NMHS-Exec-Dir-Search.pdf
As you know, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) executed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) earlier this year, in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), to guide the decommissioning and disposition of the National Historic Landmark (NHL) N.S. Savannah. As stipulated in the PA, MARAD recently published a Notice of Availability / Request for Information (NOA/RFI) in the Federal Register to assist in the identification of parties that may be interested in conveyance of the ship for preservation purposes. As part of the NOA/RFI process, MARAD will host site visits on December 16 & 17th. The notice can be found here:
Federal Register :: National Historic Landmark Nuclear Ship Savannah Available; Request for Information
Technical information associated with this notice, as well as other information about the ship, is available on MARAD’s website:
N.S. Savannah Decommissioning and Disposition | MARAD (dot.gov)
In order to reach as broad a population of interested persons as possible, MARAD is reaching out to individuals and organizations in the maritime and nuclear industries and requesting that they publicize the NOA/RFI, and the opportunity to attend the upcoming site visits. We respectfully request that the Council of American Maritime Museums notify its members of this opportunity.
Please feel free to contact me or Erhard directly by email or phone if you have any questions, or if you need any additional information.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Cultural Resources Specialist
The DOT’s Maritime Administration has just issued a notice of availability in the Federal Register for the Nuclear Ship Savannah, currently in Baltimore. The terms of transferal are flexible and negotiable; any maritime preservation facility with adequate wharfage to accommodate Savannah should seriously consider this unique opportunity.
Federal Register Link:
The notice includes two meetings for interested parties. The first will take place on Saturday, November 18th (virtual and in-person on the ship) and will allow interested parties the opportunity to ask questions about the ship. A notice about that meeting will be published at the end of the week. A site visit will also be held Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17. We’ll provide you with links to those meetings as well when they are posted.
CAMM Member Paul Johnston of the Smithsonian sits on the Decommissioning Committee for this vessel and is happy to answer any questions or direct follow-up to the appropriate party.