Opportunity at Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute of Dana Point, California is currently seeking to hire a maritime Instructor.


Maritime Instructor
The Maritime Instructor teaches students and the public about maritime history utilizing the Ocean Institute facilities including labs, docks, and ships. Maritime instructors will engage students in our school experiences, summer camp programming, public programs, and private events. This position requires instructors to be in character and role-play to engage the students and to dress in period-specific costumes to recreate the lives of men who worked aboard ships such as ours in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Ocean Institute’s ideal candidate possesses a degree in education, history, theater, or equivalent experience. Applicants must be willing to work overnight and day shifts. Most programs take place either dockside at Ocean Institute, or on our Historic Tall Ship, Spirit of Dana Point. Sailing experience is not necessary but is a plus!

Part-time, up to 28 hours a week.

Estimated Start: November
Must be available weekdays, weekends and for overnight programs at Ocean Institute.
Pay: $15/hr – part time
Visit the above link to read full description on our website.
To apply for this position, send a resume and a cover letter to recruitment@oceaninstitute.org.

Contact: Amanda Sky
Maritime Manager
Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive│Dana Point, CA 92629

Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization (Rural) Grant Program

The Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program, named in honor of the late preservation leader from Vermont, fosters economic development in rural communities through the rehabilitation of historic buildings in those communities. The program provides recipients (referred to as prime grantees) with a single grant that is then regranted in smaller amounts to individual projects (subgrants). Opening Fall 2022CFDA 15.904

Save America’s Treasures (SAT) Grant Program

The Save America’s Treasures grant program was established in 1998 to celebrate America’s premier cultural resources in the new millennium. The National Park Service administers Save America’s Treasures grants in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Congress has appropriated $26.5 million for this grant program in Fiscal Year 2022.

Opening Fall 2022

CFDA 15.929

African American Civil Rights (AACR) Grant Program

The goal of the African American Civil Rights grant program is to preserve and protect sites associated with the struggle for equality from the transatlantic slave trade forward. AACR Grants fund a broad range of preservation projects including physical preservation of historic structures, National Register nominations, oral histories, education, pre-preservation planning, and more. Congress has appropriated $21.7 million for the program in FY2022. Application Deadline is November 8, 2022. 

The AACR History grant opportunity number is P22AS00647

The AACR Preservation grant opportunity number is P22AS00648

Deadline Reminder for FY2022 History of Equal Rights (HER) Grant Program

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for the History of Equal Rights (HER) grant program. Before applying, please make sure that you have read and understand the limitations of each funding program and have carefully reviewed the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The Notice of Funding Opportunity contains all the information you will need to create a successful application.

Congress has appropriated $4.625 million for the HER program. Grant projects fund physical preservation or pre-preservation of sites associated with efforts to achieve equal rights. The History of Equal Rights grants are not limited to any specific group and are intended to include the broadest possible interpretation of equal rights for any American.

What is Funded:

  • Preservation projects must range from $75,000 to $750,000 in federal share, of which 20% may go toward pre-preservation costs such as architectural or engineering services. Grant applications that solely involve pre-preservation work must range from $15,000 to $75,000.
  • Preservation projects fund physical preservation of a historic site to include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures, and objects. Projects must comply with relevant laws, such as Section 106 and NEPA, and execute a preservation covenant/easement.
  • Eligible costs: pre-preservation studies, architectural plans and specifications, historic structure reports, and the repair and rehabilitation of historic properties according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
  • Properties must be listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or designated a National Historic Landmark either individually or as part of a district. Significance must be associated with equal rights. Projects that are not listed on the National Register or are not listed in association with equal rights must include a nomination or amendment to an existing nomination as part of their project.

What is not Funded:

  • Construction of new buildings
  • Acquisition of collections or historic sites
  • Conservation of collections
  • Long-term maintenance or curatorial work beyond the grant period
  • Reconstructing historic properties (recreating all or a significant portion that no longer exists or was removed)
  • Moving or work on moved historic properties that are no longer eligible for listing in the NRHP
  • Cash reserves, endowments, revolving funds, or fund-raising costs
  • Work performed prior to announcement of award
  • Lobbying or advocacy activities
  • Costs for work already completed or funded through other federal programs
  • Administrative costs may not be over 25% of project budget
  • Miscellaneous costs, contingencies, reserves, and overhead

Applications are due September 14, 2022.


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AASLH Launches Entrepreneurial and Leadership Professional Development Program

Grow Your Entrepreneurial and Leadership Skills with Arcus from AASLH: Arcus is the newest professional development program from the American Association for State and Local History. It has been specifically developed for emerging and mid-level professionals and those who are new to volunteering in history organizations. Arcus courses will help participants understand the most critical topics in the history field today and incorporate that understanding into their work. AASLH members receive a $25 discount on all Arcus courses and new Individual Members receive 20% off one Arcus course. Learn more at aaslh.org/professional-development/arcus.

South Street Seaport seeks Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects

Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects

Reporting to senior leadership, the Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects is responsible for the Seaport Museum’s buildings, pier, and public street activities within the South Street Seaport Historic District. The Seaport Museum’s campus includes buildings within the Schermerhorn Row Block on Fulton/John Street, the “Museum Block” on Water Street, the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, as well as East River Pier 16 and its structures. Responsibilities include daily operations, maintenance, and security for Museum functions within these spaces, including public galleries and event rentals in the Thomson Warehouse; the Bowne & Co., Stationers storefront; Museum offices, galleries, and collections storage areas within the Schermerhorn Row Block, and several small structures located on Pier 16. Substantial upcoming capital work is planned in Schermerhorn Row.

For more information visit: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/jobs-and-internships/

Send resume and cover letter to careers@seany.org, with “Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects” in the subject line.
Position open until filled, with priority given to applications received by Monday, August 14, 2022. 

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Fall 2022 Collections, Curatorial and Archives Internship Opportunities at the South Street Seaport Museum, New York

The South Street Seaport Museum in New York City is offering two remote collection management and archives internships for the upcoming fall semester of 2022.

Interns participate in the daily work of the Collections Department, shadowing and learning to manage projects related to collection stewardship, inventory and digitization, research, interpretation and digital content creation. In addition to gaining extensive work experience, interns will be offered opportunities for professional development activities and will be provided resources that focus on maritime heritage, New York City history, and the role of museums in society today. Our goal is to provide interns with the most current methods and tools that are relevant to the field, assign projects that are tailored to support their personal and professional growth, and provide space for critical dialogue.

Internships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates.
Positions are part-time, 3 full days/week, and they are unpaid, but a stipend of $50/day is provided on a bi-weekly basis. Interns also receive free admission to most NYC museums and enjoy employee discounts at the Seaport Museum’s Bowne & Co. Stationers.

The application deadline is Friday, August 5th.

If you know someone interested, please directed them for more information and apply here: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/jobs-and-internships/