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:

2019 CAMM Conference Deadlines Approaching

Hello CAMM Members and Colleagues.  This is a friendly reminder that deadlines are quickly approaching for the 2019 CAMM Conference and Annual Meeting hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum April 24-26, 2019.  Key dates to keep in mind:

  • LODGING: Hotel blocks will be released to the general public Saturday, March 24. Please call or go online today and reserve your room at one of the two hotels in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. 
    • Baymont by Wyndham Manitowoc Lakefront
      101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
      Phone: 920-482-2097 (adjacent to the museum)
      $89 a night – includes continental breakfast
    • Holiday Inn Manitowoc
      4601 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc
      Phone: 920-682-6000 (3 miles from museum)
      $119 a night – includes full breakfast at hotel restaurant
    • Click here for more Manitowoc/Two Rivers lodging options
  • LEONARD RENNIE PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS: Will be available for 2019 CAMM Conference. CAMM offers grants in support of professional development (including attendance at the CAMM Conference) for staff of member museums. Grants for 50% of total cost of travel, registration and lodging are available up to $750.  Monies are limited so apply early. Download application:
  • REGISTRATION: Registration Deadline is April 15, 2019Please download, fill out, and submit the CAMM Conference registration form (link) and submit to Paypal link available from Registration Form.
    • Full conference registration is $199 and includes all conference session, lunches, receptions, and banquet.
    • Daily rates available for one day attendance (see registration form).
    • Spouse/guest registration for social events only (no sessions) is $125.
    • Optional Door County maritime landscape tour is $40 (this is an incredible all day bus tour, including lunch! You won’t want to miss is special tour with behind the scenes tours and programs).


Full conference details, including the full program, travel details, and events can be found on the conference page.  Please email the CAMM Administrator with questions.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum Seeks Executive Director

WMM Logo SmallThe Wisconsin Maritime Museum (WMM), founded in 1969, is located on Lake Michigan at Manitowoc and is home to the World War II submarine USS Cobia. WMM is seeking an Executive Director with proven passion to provide dynamic leadership for one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region.

The Executive Director must have entrepreneurial vision and is responsible for the consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives to include but not limited to building and implementing a development and fundraising strategy for sustaining ongoing operations and revenue generation; executing a progressive program for the Museum’s exhibits, collections management, educational activities and community outreach; delivering clear and consistent messaging; and providing leadership to and overall management of the museum staff and volunteers.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to    by April 15, 2019. Salary is $75,000 – $85,000 annually,        commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.
Only those whose qualifications match the needs of the WMM will be contacted.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment

 Summary of Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

Management and Operations

  • Deliver entrepreneurial vision and be team management oriented
  • Provide leadership to a staff including full and part-time employees and volunteers
  • Manage day-to-day functioning of the staff in achieving museum goals and objectives and maintain accountability to that end
  • Operationalize projects, decisions and plans made at the Board level
  • Manage the financial resources of the museum including contributing to the development of the annual budget and being accountable for adhering to the budget
  • Demonstrate fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget and ensures maximum resource utilization
  • Provide timely monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition and status of the museum
  • Manage resources to include the direct supervision, hiring and retention of competent qualified staff
  • Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all of the functions and day-to-day operation of the museum
  • Oversee the curation of exhibits, events and operations on a day-to-day basis
  • Oversee the development and delivery of education programs
  • Oversee the maintenance and functioning of the museum and all of its locations


  • Assist with the development and implementation of the museum’s fundraising plan under the direction of the Board of trustees
  • Cultivate effective personal relationships with private donors, foundations and businesses
  • Provide input to the Board of trustees for short and long term goals of the museum
  • Regularly meet with Board of trustees and museum members to report progress towards meeting museum goals and objectives
  • Represent the museum in public forums, maintain media relationships, and raise and maintain public awareness of museum accomplishments and goals
  • Represent the museum in the community to promote programs, initiatives and events
  • Build and promote a successful membership program
  • Create and tell the stories of Wisconsin and Great Lakes maritime history to a diverse audience of young and old alike

Desired Leadership Attributes (including but not limited to)

  • Leadership – nurtures a staff team that focuses on the best interests of the organization as a whole, understands the role of the team and the individuals on the team, and follows the imperatives of the strategic plan
  • Passion for Mission – demonstrates and communicates passion for the organization’s core purpose – “engage and educate the public about the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin’s World War II submarines and USS Cobia
  • Strategic Thinking – cultivates a culture of strategic action including recommendations on timelines and allocation of resources to move forward on annual planning and budgets
  • Results-Driven Mindset – improves and sustains the organization’s performance, develops and follows through on priorities, delegates appropriately, holds staff accountable and makes sound decisions
  • Demonstrated Success in Community Networking – develops strong community relationships to leverage good will, financial support, and program and service development
  • Financial Management Expertise – ensures the organization maintains adequate reserves and accumulates sources of capital to invest in needed future changes, understands and diligently attends to all budget and financial matters and can manage operations within budget constraints including making difficult financial decisions when required

Qualification Requirements

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in business management, marketing, non-profit management, museum studies or historic preservation
  • Business management skills including budgeting, financial and human resource management (knowledge of QuickBooks would be a plus)
  • Proven track record in program management and meeting strategic goals and objectives
  • Experience in fundraising and development including successful grant writing preferred
  • Knowledge of maritime history, maritime transportation systems/industry and the military sea service would be a plus
  • Success and experience in effectively leading and working as part of a team
  • Solid verbal, written, networking and interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional communicator skills for leadership and community outreach purposes
  • A talent for networking with financial donors, grant makers, community leaders and key stakeholders
  • Exemplary organizing and planning skills
  • Sound analytical thinking and problem solving skills including those pertaining to financial management
  • Ability to translate the Board of trustees goals and objectives into actionable and measurable outcomes

Register Today for the 2019 CAMM Conference Hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, April 24-26, 2019

There may be snow on the ground for many of us, but spring is around the corner.  That means it is time to register for the 2019 CAMM Conference hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, April 24-26, 2019.  There are several upcoming deadlines, of which to be aware:

  • LODGING: Blocks of rooms and special rates have been established at the following hotels.  Please reference “CAMM Conference” when booking rooms. Blocks of rooms are only held until March 24.  Please make your reservations before that date.
    • Baymont by Wyndham Manitowoc Lakefront
      101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
      Phone: 920-482-2097 (adjacent to the museum)
      $89 a night – includes continental breakfast
    • Holiday Inn Manitowoc
      4601 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc
      Phone: 920-682-6000 (3 miles from museum)
      $119 a night – includes full breakfast at hotel restaurant
    • Click here for more Manitowoc/Two Rivers lodging options


  • REGISTRATION: Please download, fill out, and submit the CAMM Conference registration form (link) and submit to Paypal link available from Registration Form.
    • Full conference registration is $199 and includes all conference session, lunches, receptions, and banquet.
    • Daily rates available for one day attendance (see registration form).
    • Spouse/guest registration for social events only (no sessions) is $125.
    • Optional Door County maritime landscape tour is $40

    Registration Deadline is April 15, 2019.

  • LEONARD RENNIE PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS: Will be available for 2019 CAMM Conference. CAMM offers grants in support of professional development (including attendance at the CAMM Conference) for staff of member museums. Grants for 50% of total cost of travel, registration and lodging are available up to $750.  Monies are limited so apply early. Download application:


Download the: CAMM 2019 Conference Program

EVENTS: In addition to conference sessions held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, all tours and special events are included with full conference registration, including:

Saturday optional Door County maritime landscape bus tour (featuring the Door County Maritime Museum). 9:00am-3:30pm.  Space is limited, reservations made on a first come first serve basis. $40 per person. Includes:

  • Round trip bus ride from Wisconsin Maritime Museum (Manitowoc) to the Door County Maritime Museum (Sturgeon Bay) – Includes en route narration by Wisconsin Historical Society 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.


2019 Annual Conference in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (photo WMM)


Tourism & Transportation: Manitowoc is located 30 minutes south of Green Bay and 1 1/2 hours north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin easily accessible by international airports in both cities.  There are many rental car and airport shuttle options from Milwaukee and Green Bay airports.

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Transportation options include:
GoRiteWay airport shuttles from Milwaukee.  One way from $66.
Hertz rental car.  Special conference rate from Milwaukee (reference CV#054R0001).  Also located in Green Bay without conference rate.
Stardust Limousine, Manitowoc services both Green Bay and Milwaukee airports. (920)682-5767.