Center Positions

Curriculum Developer – Upper Elementary

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center seeks an experienced educator to develop curriculum materialsfor upper elementary students (grades 4-5) to complement two new exhibits which will be mounted in the Center’s gallery space in 2019.  Funded by a Maritime Heritage Grant from the National Park Service, the exhibits will explore two broad aspects of the commercial fishing industry: 1) Technology: Navigation, Communication and Finding Fish, and 2) Vessels & Gear, exploring how each has evolved since the beginning of the 20th century.  The educator would be expected to develop pre-visit, post-visit and on-site activities which are, when possible, aligned with MA curriculum frameworks for STEM and History/Social Studies.

The ideal applicant will have

  • A bachelors degree and minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Proven experience developing engaging standards-based lessons
  • Ability to think across academic disciplines (e.g. history and science/technology)
  • Familiarity with the fishing industry a plus

This is a contract position.  This position will report directly to the Center’s Executive Director.

Compensation: $960

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by July 31, 2018 by email to director@fishingheritagecenter.org

Curriculum Developer – Middle School

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center seeks an experienced educator to develop curriculum materials for middle school students to complement two new exhibits which will be mounted in the Center’s gallery space in 2019.  Funded by a Maritime Heritage Grant from the National Park Service, the exhibits will explore two broad aspects of the commercial fishing industry: 1) Technology: Navigation, Communication and Finding Fish, and 2) Vessels & Gear, exploring how each has evolved since the beginning of the 20th century.  The educator would be expected to develop pre-visit, post-visit and on-site activities which are, when possible, aligned with MA curriculum frameworks for STEM and History/Social Studies.

The ideal applicant will have

  • A bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Proven experience developing engaging standards-based lessons
  • Ability to think across academic disciplines (e.g. history and science/technology)
  • Familiarity with the fishing industry a plus

This is a contract position.  This position will report directly to the Center’s Executive Director.

Compensation: $960

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by July 31, 2018 by email to director@fishingheritagecenter.org

Exhibit Researcher/Writer

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center seeks an experienced researcher to assist with archival research to support two new exhibits which will be mounted in the Center’s gallery space in 2019.  Funded by a Maritime Heritage Grant from the National Park Service, the exhibits will explore two broad aspects of the commercial fishing industry: 1) Technology: Navigation, Communication and Finding Fish, and 2) Vessels & Gear, exploring how each has evolved since the beginning of the 20th century.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in history, folklore, anthropology, American Studies or related discipline
  • Proven experience conducting archival research
  • Ability to write clear and concise prose for a lay audience
  • Familiarity with the commercial fishing industry in general and vessels, gear, and technology in particular

This is a contract position.  This position will report directly to the Center’s Programs and Exhibits Manager.

Compensation: $20/hour (not to exceed 25 hours)

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by July 31, 2018 by email to director@fishingheritagecenter.org

Oral Historian

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center seeks an experienced oral historian to conduct oral history interviews to support two new exhibits which will be mounted in the Center’s gallery space in 2019.  Funded by a Maritime Heritage Grant from the National Park Service, the exhibits will explore two broad aspects of the commercial fishing industry: 1) Technology: Navigation, Communication and Finding Fish, and 2) Vessels & Gear, exploring how each has evolved since the beginning of the 20th century.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in history, folklore, anthropology, American Studies or related discipline
  • Proven experience conducting oral history interviews
  • Familiarity with the commercial fishing industry in general and vessels, gear, and technology in particular

This is a contract position.  This position will report directly to the Center’s Executive Director.

Compensation: $150 per interview plus mileage if required.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by July 31, 2018 by email to director@fishingheritagecenter.org

 

Internships

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