Summary

This position is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in the Division of Cultural Resources and Museum Management.

Responsibilities

San Francisco Maritime NHP includes historic vessels, historic buildings and landscapes, a maritime museum building, and a vast array of maritime collections, archives, and a unique small craft. It has the largest museum and research collection in the National Park Service, and the Maritime Research Center represents an immense resource for San Francisco and Pacific Coast maritime history. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

The successful applicant will serve as the park Historian; as such they will be the point of contact for both the history of the park itself and the history of the Pacific Coast maritime industry. The Historian will routinely engage other park staff who may be conducting research in support of preservation projects, interpretation activities and exhibits development. This position requires active involvement in decisions affecting historic resources and oversight on the development of park generated historical content, in addition to scholarly pursuits.

Major Duties:
Conduct historical research on various maritime topics using a wide range of resources.

Prepare historic preservation documents, compliance and background materials as required by Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), an organization’s Management Policies, and cultural resources management guidelines.

Research, analyze and write about history within the maritime framework, including topics related to individual ships, general seafaring, shipping, and the role of maritime commerce in our country’s development; prepare such written material for a wide variety of audiences.

Make presentations in parks, public gatherings, and professional meetings on historical themes and research results.

Investigate new techniques to preserve, or protect and interpret the history of cultural resources when existing methods prove insufficient.

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