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About CAMM

Administrator, Council of American Maritime Museums

International Yacht Restoration School Seeks New President

POSITION PROFILE: www.imsearch.com/open-searches/iyrs-school-technology-and-trades/president

This is an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen and grow a unique technology and trade school that produces exceptional student outcomes. IYRS is valued by students for its hands-on, team-based learning model and sought out by employers for its highly skilled graduates. Named one of the Best Maker Schools in the world by Newsweek, IYRS possesses impressive facilities on the Newport harbor front, expert faculty, and respect from industry and the local community. IYRS alumni have started successful businesses and embarked on careers ranging from boat building to wind energy to aerospace to consumer goods.

IYRS currently offers four full-time, accredited certificate programs: Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems, Composites Technology, and Digital Modeling & Fabrication. Each year IYRS enrolls 90 to 100 students that represent a diverse mix of high school and college graduates, veterans, career changers, and up-skillers. IYRS is supported by a staff and faculty of 25 and a 33-member board of trustees and sits on a three-acre waterfront campus featuring four administrative and academic buildings and a working marina. Reporting to the President is a five-member leadership team. IYRS’s FY2022 operating budget is $4.3 million.

IYRS’s next President will have the opportunity to mold the right mix of academic programs, increase enrollment, diversify its financial resources, continue to develop the board, maintain philanthropic support, and create a clear and powerful communications strategy. The next President should bring leadership, financial stewardship, marketing, and management experience; a passion for experiential education and an entrepreneurial spirit; expertise in partnering with diverse constituencies; and a commitment to the mission of IYRS to prepare students to enter the global maker and manufacturing workforce.

Tatiana Oberkoetter (she/her) | Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller | www.imsearch.com

1.617.933.1925 | toberkoetter@imsearch.com

263 Summer St | 7th Floor | Boston, MA 02210 USA

New Project from National Maritime Historical Society

Help us promote you and your organization’s mission!

Do you generate great educational materials for your organization? And once that exhibition or initiative ends, does it get shelved and relegated to a little-visited section of your org’s website?

What if there were a way for all of that great research and work to reach a new and larger audience?

The National Maritime Historical Society is developing Boom! a quarterly magazine publication for kids aged 6 – 11 on maritime and oceanic studies.

We would like to invite educators and staff at maritime museums, ocean research institutions, tall ships, and maritime educational organizations to submit articles of interest to this demographic.

If you don’t have time to write an article in a voice appropriate for our age range, our editors can adapt your pre-existing content. This means that almost any material on any subject having to do with maritime studies, including climate science, flora, fauna, shipping, ocean history, sailing and archaeology has publishing potential.

You and whoever else on your team who created the content will get credit, and your organization will be acknowledged prominently at the top of each piece. But this is an all-volunteer effort and has no budget to speak of. We are not in a position to offer fees or royalties at this time.

Because the magazine will have a very visual-centric focus, images and infographics are particularly desired. We will be requesting the right to use the images for promotional purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, which will allow us to post articles on social network sites and not have to limit their audience or remove them.

Please share this announcement with anyone who might have an interest. We’re hoping to show kids that we all have a lot to learn about ourselves and our history in relation to the water that unites us. We’re all, truly, in the same boat, and it’s only by working together that we can move forward towards a just, equitable and sustainable world.

The National Maritime Historical Society is a 501(c)3 educational organization that has served the maritime heritage community since 1963.

Thank you,

Nick Raposo

Director of Special Projects

nickraposo@seahistory.org

518-466-5975

NS Savannah PA is posted and available for public comment

I am pleased to report that Maritime Administrator Phillips concurred on the draft PA and approved it for posting to MARAD’s website for public comment.  We received the concurrence package back on Thursday the 8th.  The PA is now live on MARAD’s public facing website, and is open for comments through January 31, 2023.  Announcements were also posted on MARAD’s Facebook page and twitter feed.  We will refresh these periodically between now and the end of next month.

Programmatic Agreement for NS Savannah | MARAD (dot.gov)

Opening for Curator at National Lighthouse Museum

The National Lighthouse Museum seeks to hire a part-time Curator. The Curator will be
responsible for overseeing work related to the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and education.
About the National Lighthouse Museum: Located on the site of the United States Lighthouse
Service (USLHS) General Depot in St. George, Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum
educates visitors about the history and technology of the nation’s lighthouses and lightships.
The General Depot was the national headquarters, testing ground, and distribution center for all
materials and equipment used by light keepers and USLHS personnel from 1864 to 1939.
Collections and Exhibition Responsibilities:
● Cultivate donors for artifacts and archival material.
● Manage and develop a small but growing collection of artifacts, archives, and library
materials.
● Maintain proper museum collections documentation and legal paperwork.
● Establish professional museum standards, policies, and procedures related to curatorial
work.
● Research, develop, and install exhibits.
● Collaborate closely with and serve on the Museum’s collections committee.
Education Responsibilities:
● Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate all in-house and outreach programs.
● Provide guidance in the development and design of education activities to ensure
effectiveness for students and teachers.
● Create and develop interpretive plans for exhibits.
● Work to ensure the best visitor experience, producing diverse strategies to meet the
diversity of needs.
● Analyze the impact and success of interpretive strategies and apply learning to new and
existing strategies.
Qualifications:
● Master’s degree in History, Museum Studies,or related field preferred.
● Prior experience as museum curator, collections manager, exhibit developer, or
educator
● Museum management experience is desirable.
● Knowledge of and experience with industry standards and best practices.
● Excellent research, writing and organizational skills.
● Familiarity and experience with museum databases (PastPerfect a plus), computers, and
Microsoft Office suite.
Salary range: $20.00 – $35.00 per hour.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Linda Dianto, Executive Director, at
ldianto@lighthousemuseum.org. No phone calls, please.

Upcoming Info Session for the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program

Applicant Information Session

There will be an information session for potential applicants and others interested in learning more about the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program on Thursday December 15, 2022 at 2:00PM EST. Registration is not required, simply click on the link below or use the call-in number at the start of the meeting.

Info Session

Meeting ID: 289 621 219 889 Passcode: D27pop

Or call in (audio only) 202-640-1187 Phone Conference ID: 772 620 843#


The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program.The Bruhn program provides recipients (referred to as prime grantees) with a single grant that is then regranted in smaller amounts to individual projects (subgrants) in rural communities.  Prime grantees design and administer subgrant programs that support economic development goals and needs through physical preservation projects in their chosen service area. It is up to the prime grantee to determine what types of buildings and community resources will be eligible for subgrants.

Important Eligibility Information:

  • Eligible applicants include State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profit organizations
  • Eligible subgrant properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or determined eligible for listing at the National, State, or local level of significance
  • Subgrant properties must be located within rural (non-urban) communities with populations less than 50,000 according to the 2020 U.S. Census.
  • Prime grantees cannot use grant funds for their own properties or submit applications for individual buildings or pre-selected projects.

Available Grant Funding

Congress has appropriated $10,000,000 for the FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. Individual grants will range from $200,000 – $750,000 Federal Share and do not require non-Federal match.Grants are awarded through a competitive process using the criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity available on grants.gov under opportunity number P22AP00457.

Process and Deadlines

Applications are due February 7, 2023. All applications must be made through Grants.gov. No paper applications will be accepted. Registration in Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and other federal systems can take up to four weeks, so please start early.

Apply to Rural

Position Vacancy at NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort

Associate Museum Curator – Education Section (School/Group Coordinator and Volunteer Manager)

Online applications accepted at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3814564/associate-museum-curator

Open until January 12, 2023

Hiring Range: $32,460 – $45,032

Primary Purpose:  

The Museum Curator I is responsible for managing the museum volunteer program by recruiting eligible and qualified citizens to assist with information desk operations, Watercraft Center operations, and museum events and programs. Volunteers may include working or retired citizens and approved students. The Museum Curator I will coordinate, develop, and implement education programs that fit the museums mission. They will provide program opportunities to the public and special groups, such as schools, civic groups, and professionals. Programs will take place in the museum setting, in the field, and as outreach in the local community or statewide. The Museum Curator I will assist with registration of participants for programs, and effectively communicate with museum guests and program participants to disseminate information about learning opportunities with the museum. This position will assist higher level curators with implementation of museum programs and events, and daily operations of the education section.

Save America’s Treasures Application Deadline Soon

Now Accepting Applications

Save America’s Treasures (SAT) Grant Program

Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program was established in 1998 to preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections, which convey the nation’s rich and heritage. The National Park Service administers the program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Congress has appropriated $26.5 million for FY22.Application Deadline is December 20, 2022Apply on Grants.gov SAT CollectionsP22AS00433Apply on Grants.gov SAT PreservationP22AS00432

NPS Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program

The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program.The Bruhn program provides recipients (referred to as prime grantees) with a single grant that is then regranted in smaller amounts to individual projects (subgrants) in rural communities.  Prime grantees design and administer subgrant programs that support economic development goals and needs through physical preservation projects in their chosen service area. It is up to the prime grantee to determine what types of buildings and community resources will be eligible for subgrants.

Important Eligibility Information:

  • Eligible applicants include State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profit organizations
  • Eligible subgrant properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or determined eligible for listing at the National, State, or local level of significance
  • Subgrant properties must be located within rural (non-urban) communities with populations less than 50,000 according to the 2020 U.S. Census.
  • Prime grantees cannot use grant funds for their own properties or submit applications for individual buildings or pre-selected projects.

Available Grant Funding

Congress has appropriated $10,000,000 for the FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. Individual grants will range from $200,000 – $750,000 Federal Share and do not require non-Federal match.Grants are awarded through a competitive process using the criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity available on grants.gov under opportunity number P22AP00457.

Process and Deadlines

Applications are due February 7, 2023. All applications must be made through Grants.gov. No paper applications will be accepted. Registration in Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and other federal systems can take up to four weeks, so please start early.

Apply to Rural

Applicant Information Session

There will be an information session for potential applicants and others interested in learning more about the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program on Thursday December 15, 2022 at 2:00PM EST. Registration is not required, simply click on the link below or use the call-in number at the start of the meeting.

Info Session

Meeting ID: 289 621 219 889 Passcode: D27pop

Or call in (audio only) 202-640-1187 Phone Conference ID: 772 620 843#