Category Archives: Job Announcements

Smithsonian Seeks Museum Curator

Please see the links below to access the job announcement for a Museum Curator (Modern Military History), GS-1015-12 in the Office of Curatorial Affairs, Division of Armed Forces History.

This is a full time, permanent Federal position, open to all.

The position opened today and closes on Monday, November 7, 2016.

DEU/Open to all:              https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452684400

MPA/Status only:            https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452683900

Submitted by Paul F. Johnston, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, October 6, 2016

NHHC Seeks Museum Curator

This position is located in the Curator Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), at the Washington Navy Yard.  The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms, photographs and memorabilia.  This responsibility encompasses acquiring, accessioning, preserving, storing, accounting for and distributing to eligible recipients the properties in the Navy’s historical collection.

For full job announcement see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450640900/

Submitted by Jeff Bowdoin, Deputy Head, Curator Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command on September 16, 2016

HABS/HAER/HALS Seeks Architects

Two positions have been announced–one for a general project architect and one for a dedicated maritime architect. This position is located in the Heritage Documentation Programs division that includes the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) of the National Park Service in Washington,D.C. 

The full announcement and can be found at:

 

Deadline for applications is September 13.

Submitted by Todd Croteau, September 6, 2016

CAMM Seeks New Administrator

CAMM is seeking a new administrator. This is a part-time, contract position.

The job objectives include:

1) To facilitate and enhance the performance of CAMM’s board by providing continuity; facilitating communications between Board members and the general membership; and implementing the initiatives of the board and officers.

2) To increase CAMM’s level of service to its members through improved and centralized communications between and among the members and the governing board, facilitating the sharing information and expertise among the membership and opportunities for them to network with their colleagues.

3) To help grow CAMM’s membership through outreach, recruitment and improved levels of service.

For full job description see CAMM Administrator Job Description 2016. Anyone wishing to be considered for this position, should email a resume and cover letter to Greg Gorga, CAMM President, at ggorga@sbmm.org.

Submitted by Greg Gorga, August 17, 2016

Maine Maritime Museum Seeks Chief Curator

Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath, seeks a Chief Curator to replace the museum’s longtime Senior Curator, who is retiring in April of 2017. The Chief Curator will play a key role in the leadership team and help the museum continue to grow and excel. The Chief Curator leads a curatorial staff of two plus interns and volunteers, and provides the creative leadership and management of the Museum’s historic object, library, and archival collections; changing and permanent exhibits; and publications program.

See Chief Curator Job Announcement for more details.

Submitted by Amy Lent, Executive Director, Maine Maritime Museum, June 6, 2016

Mystic Seaport Seeks Director of Annual Fund

The Director of Annual Fund will be a member of the senior fundraising team in a high-energy, high achieving Advancement Department, responsible for the overall direction of a comprehensive Annual Fund program at Mystic Seaport-The Museum of America and the Sea. The successful candidate will develop, oversee and execute a plan to ensure year over year incremental growth and long term success of the Museum’s Annual Fund. Central to the Museum’s strategic plan, an amplified annual giving program will be required to address the institution’s on-going operational needs and to ensure the long term sustainability of the institution. Building on the last three years of growth in the program, the Director of Annual Fund will be responsible for the strategies and tactics to further enhance a robust program.

See full Director of Annual Fund Job Announcement

Submitted by Steve White, May 12, 2016

Mariners Museum Seeks President & CEO

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is seeking a new President to lead the Museum into a new era. The President is responsible for increasing the visibility, prominence, financial resources, relevance and impact of The Mariners’ Museum and Park. S/he must be a leader who can garner respect and support of donors, government leaders, other non-profits and experts in the field. This individual must know how to build a world-class operation, develop and nurture partnerships, and be a catalyst who can lead and motivate others while creating excitement and energy around The Mariners’ Museum and Park and all its potential.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of ten years in a leadership role in a profit or not-for-profit organization, preferably in a Museum, with a proven track record in leadership, revenue generation, building new business lines, and motivating staff and volunteers to achieve new levels of excellence. This individual must be a passionate, creative leader and team builder. The new President will report to The Mariners’ Museum Board of Trustees.

See full announcement for more information.

Submitted April 17, 2016

Herreshoff Marine Museum Seeks Director of Finance & Operations

Job Summary

Monitors and controls all financial activities of the Museum. Meets all internal and external customer requirements and ensures that all activities within the accounting office are in compliance with all appropriate control procedures and requirements. Works closely with all departments to monitor expenses. Supervises the activities of the accounting office to ensure that timely financial data is available and sound decisions are made.

Manages day-to-day operations of the museum in collaboration with Facilities Management and Collections Management to ensure the care and safety of the collections and the building as well as capital improvements related to building and grounds. Provides budgetary updates for cash and contributed services, as well as longer term planning to the Executive Director, Treasurer and Finance Committee.

For full job announcement see HMM Director of Finance and Operations

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Bill Lynch at <w.lynn@herreshoff.org> with the job title in the subject line.

Battleship Cove Seeks Curator

Battleship Cove, “America’s Fleet Museum,” seeks an experienced Curator of Historic Collections. This dynamic museum and memorial houses the largest collections of U.S. WWII vessels in the world and is home to 5 National Historic Landmarks. The curator is part of the Collections Department team which has responsibility for the historical artifacts held at Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum of Fall River. The Department is led by the Director of Marine Museum and Collections and also includes the PT Boat Curator.

See Curator of Historic Collections for full announcement.

Submitted by Paula Roy, Battleship Cove