National Museum of the Great Lakes Seeking Director of Communications and Development

The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio is seeking a Director of Communications and Development.

Who We Are:
The National Museum of the Great Lakes is owned and operated by the Great Lakes Historical Society which was established in 1945. The mission of the organization is to preserve and make known the history of the Great Lakes. We achieve that mission by (1) Operating the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo Ohio; (2) publishing our award winning quarterly journal, Inland Seas®; (3) conducting ground breaking underwater archaeology on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and (4) offering educational
programming to thousands of children and adults each year.

While our staff is small, we have achieved incredible success over the years winning local, regional and national awards across the spectrum of our many activities. From creating nationally recognized exhibits, to uncovering important historical developments, to discovering the most important shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, employment with our museum offers candidates the chance to be part of history not just working in and for an historical organization. With a small staff, this organization provides a potential candidate with a unique opportunity to use existing skills and develop new ones in a team centered effort at organizational excellence.

General Position Description:
As a part of the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) the ideal candidate will be responsible for leading and managing marketing communications activities that are aligned with the museum’s strategic plan to drive membership, visitors, and charitable giving. The candidate will work with the executive director and marketing committee board chair to develop and implement integrated strategies and campaigns to increase awareness of NMGL programs and mission to potential donors, members and visitors. The candidate will work closely with the Executive Director and other board members to
develop and implement the annual and strategic fundraising activities of the organization.


  • Demonstrate a track record of increased responsibility in creating and delivering a marketing communications strategy
  • Demonstrate superior organizational skills particularly in event management
  • Demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate expertise in digital graphic design and layout, experience in Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Be a storyteller with a passion for non-profit, history and/or the Great Lakes region
  • Must be an approachable, motivated and self-manager with the ability to communicate to all stakeholders including the board, members, media, visitors, donors, and the local community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between marketing, public relations and development.
  • Demonstrate a track record of working collaboratively with others across occupational disciplines.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to embrace and overcome challenges.

Required and Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited four year institution of higher learning; degree in public relations a plus
  • Have 3-5 years minimum experience in public relations; experience with not for profits and or development a plus.
  • Accreditation and member of PRSA or similar organization a plus

Specific Work Expectations:

  • Manage, evaluate and adapt existing marketing plan for the organization.
  • Manage existing fundraising activities including special event and annual fund campaign.
  • Serve as the organization’s spokesperson in media inquiries.
  • Serve as the organization’s ambassador to the philanthropic community though community outreach.
  • Candidate will be expected to start no later than August 1, 2019 but employer would prefer July 1-15, 2019 start date.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Based on education and experience. Anticipated range: $48,000-$60,000 per year
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Time Off for Vacation and Personal
  • Paid Major Holidays

Inquiries and Applications:
Please email questions to
Applicants can send cover letter and resume to by June 10, 2019

ICMM 19th Congress 2019 ‘early-bird’ registrations closing 30th April / Call for Bursaries



The early registration fee for the next ICMM Congress in Stockholm and Aland (15-20 September) expires on 30 April. Don’t miss out!

Additionally, see below for the current Open Call for Bursary applications (deadline Monday 13 May.)

The ‘Earlybird’ fee is Euros €525.  After 30 April you will be charged at the ‘Slugabed’ fee of €565 (NOTE – The fee for non-ICMM members is €650.)

Click here to Register


We invite applicants for the Richard Foster Bursaries, to assist with attendance at this year’s ICMM Congress.

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 May  (Note – Successful applicants will be able to register at the earlybird rate).

The Richard Foster Bursaries are named in memory of Richard Foster, a former ICMM President who tragically died 20 years ago.

The ICMM Executive Council has increased the amount of money available for bursaries for this Congress. Individual awards will be made depending on need.

To apply, please email with the following:

1.      Name, title and institutional affiliation

2.     Contact details

3.     A brief résumé together with a statement of how and why attending the Congress will benefit your career or your institution

4.     An abstract of your proposed contribution to the Congress, if it has been accepted for the programme

An estimate of your costs to attend the Congress (flight, accommodation etc.)

Click here for Congress programme, including travel & post-conference tours

Final CAMM Conference Program Schedule Available

CAMM Logo horizontalA final program schedule for the 2019 Council of American Maritime Museums Conference taking place at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin April 24-27 is now available.

Download a pdf. of the schedule here.WMM Logo Small

or visit the Conference website for more details.

Space is still available for the Door County bus tour taking place Saturday.  Details below:

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00am -3:00pm         Optional Trip to Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
$40 – Please contact Cathy Green to reserve a space.

9:00AM           Meet at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum Lobby

Bus ride from Wisconsin Maritime Museum (Manitowoc) to the Door County Maritime Museum (Sturgeon Bay) – Includes en route narration by Maritime Archaeologist Tamara Thomsen.

Tour of the Door County Maritime Museum, led by DCMM staff, including the exhibits The Water Defines Us: DCMM@50 and Shipwrecks of Door County, and gallery lecture by Larry Herbst of the Sturgeon Bay Model Shop (tent.).

Lunch at the Door County Fire Company restaurant, including a presentation from the creative team behind the musical Windjammers, inspired by tales and tunes of 19th century Great Lakes sailors; courtesy of Northern Sky Theater.

Drive past Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding – Tracing its history back to 1918, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an industry leader in the construction and repair of large ships and is a highlight of the working waterfront of Sturgeon Bay.               

Buses return to Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc

Steamship Historical Society Looking to Deaccession Selected Maritime Periodicals to Other Maritime Organizations

CAMM Members and Affiliates:
The Steamship Historical Society of America, located at the Ship History Center in Warwick Rhode Island is reaching out to libraries, museums and other historical organizations who may have an interest in some maritime historically related materials.
The Society has been reviewing materials in their collections and has identified some Maritime Periodicals for deaccession that are not specific to their organization.
As you will see many are not complete runs. The Society is offering these free of charge to a good home.
The Steamship Historical Society of America is a CAMM member organization. Can any of our members, affiliates, or friends assist them finding new homes for these resources?
For more information, please contact Astrid Drew at the Steamship Historical Society of America.

South Street Seaport Museum Seeking Collections and Archives Intern

Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you hand-on experience and skills in a museum environment? If so, the South Street Seaport Museum’s Collections and Archives Internship is for you!
The South Street Seaport Museum is dedicated to telling the vital story of the foundation of New York and its link to its great natural harbor. The Museum houses exhibition galleries, two working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime reference library, and a fleet of historic vessels on Pier 16.
The Collections Department is currently in the middle of the first wall-to-wall inventory of its 27,000+ collections including paintings; drawings, prints and photographs; ship models; historic artifacts related to the lower Manhattan businesses of the 19th century; and a 65,000+ archival collections, including business and ship documents, manuscripts and ephemera.
As a Seaport Museum intern you be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. You will also have the possibility to meet with other department heads, participate in meetings, and assist in general Museum events. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain collections care and display, registration and archive experiences and be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Museum that tells the history of “Where New York Begins.”
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the department staff with the following tasks:
• Research and cataloging items in the Museum’s collections management database Collector Systems
• Assist in organizing and digitizing archives materials
• Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they pertain to exhibited collections
• Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display
• Collect ideas and draft posts for the museum’s social media platforms on a monthly basis
• If time and interest permits, short-term, independent research projects related to the collection can be designed
Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a history, art history, or museum-related graduate or undergraduate program, possess basic computer skills, an interest in collections and registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Internships last for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in mid-July 2019 and is part-time. Interns must work a minimum of 2 days/week with an 10am-5pm (full-day); sorry, no half-day schedule permitted.
This internship position is primarily for college credit.
Application Deadline: April 10th, 2019

How to apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to the attention of the Director of Collections at

No Phone Calls Please

South Street Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

From this link you can read and download the full job description:

CAMM Annual Meeting: 2019 Proposed Slate of Officers and Board Members

CAMM Members, please review the proposed slate of Officers and Board Members in advance of the CAMM Annual Meeting: April 26, 2019 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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Nominations Committee – Proposed Slate 2019


President:  Marifrances Trivelli               (1st one year term)

Vice President:  Sam Heed                        (1st one year term)

Secretary:  Paul Johnston                           (2 year term, renewable)

Treasurer:  Pete Lesher                               (2 year term, renewable)



Susan Sirota – elected 2016 to 1st three-year term / 2019 = 2nd three-year term (to 2022)

Anne Grimes Rand – elected 2017 to 1st three-year term (to 2020)

Jeff Bowdoin – 1st three-year term (to 2022)

Amy Lent – 1st three-year term (to 2022)

Laura Orr – 1st three-year term (to 2022)





The President and Vice President are elected for one-year terms, renewable to a total of three years.

The Secretary and Treasurer are elected for two-year terms.

The Members at Large are elected for three-year terms, renewable to a total of 6 years.

CAMM BOARD TERMS 2019 – Proposed

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Seeking Curator

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is seeking a Maritime Museum Curator.  The job posting is below.  Note the closing date of April 11, 2019.

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$52,972.00 – $77,443.00 Annually
Job Type
Recreation & Parks
Job Number
2407 O 2019/03/29 R
4/11/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

$52,972 to $77,443


Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.


A Maritime Museum Curator performs professional curatorial work at a maritime museum; plans, organizes, and directs curatorial activities and educational programs; facilitates donations and loans of exhibits; supervises development and installation of exhibits (both on site and online); develops curricula for education programs; performs research necessary to present exhibits and programs; assists the Director with fundraising; conducts tours; and promotes interests in the museum via publications, presentations, the museum’s newsletter, website, and social media posts; supervises part-time staff and volunteers.

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in history, museum studies, or related field; and
  2. Two years of full-time paid professional experience in directing the curatorial activities of a maritime or specialty museum.
A Master’s Degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the experience lacking.


  1. In addition to the regular City application, all applicants must complete a Maritime Museum Curator Qualifications Questionnaire at the time of filing. The Maritime Museum Curator Qualifications Questionnaire is located within the Supplemental Questions Section of the City Application. Applicants who fail to complete the Qualifications Questionnaire will not be considered further in this examination, and their application will not be processed.
  2. A valid California driver’s license is required. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for appointment to these positions if their record for the past 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major violation (such as DUI).
  3. Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at (Download PDF reader).
  4. For qualifying work experience in Requirement #2, the term “professional experience” applies to positions that require possession of a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered “professional,” experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.
Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at


  1. Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
  2. All application materials must be completed at the time of filling for you to be considered a candidate in this examination.

Applications must be received by THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019.

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles who meet the minimum requirements, or are on a reserve list; 2) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs in the order that applications were received or by qualifications review. Applications submitted during the filing period may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.


Should a large number of qualified candidates file for this examination, candidate’s qualifications for the position of Maritime Museum Curator may be evaluated based on the candidate’s responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire. Those candidates considered possessing the greatest likelihood of successfully performing the duties of a Maritime Museum Curator based solely on the information submitted for qualifications review will continue in the selection process.

Examination Weights: Interview  – 100% 

The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of professional and personal qualifications by interview. In the interview, emphasis may be placed on the candidate’s experience, training, and professional development as they provide the knowledge of: the curatorial problems, procedures, and policies of a public museum-type facility; the principles and techniques applicable to the planning and development of exhibits in a maritime museum facility, including management of loans or donations of artifacts, including ships, ship models, equipment, photographs, navigational aids, textiles, ephemera, and other historical materials; Southern California maritime subject matter and the historical significance of maritime artifacts; the supervision practices and principles, including the laws and regulations related to Equal Employment Opportunities; and the ability to: elicit public interest and support in the acquisition and exhibition of maritime artifacts; communicate and interact effectively with staff, museum patrons, volunteers, community organizers and the public; work tactfully and effectively with individuals within the museum and in the community at large in order to promote the museum’s mission; and other necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.

The Qualifications Questionnaire will not be separately scored, but will be considered by the interview board in evaluating each candidate’s qualifications. Candidates may expect the panel members to discuss this information during the interview. Qualifications Questionnaires submitted by candidates on the day of the interview will not be accepted for presentation to the interview board. Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time, and location of the interviews, which will be held in Los Angeles. It is anticipated that interviews will begin during the period of MAY 20, 2019 to MAY 31, 2019.


  1. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
  2. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at (Download PDF reader).
  3. A final average score of 70% in the interview is required to be placed on the eligible list.
  4. In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22, 4.23 as applicable and within the required timeframe; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
Notice: If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage, as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
For additional information and FAQs regarding the City’s hiring process, please go to: