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Opportunity to Work in the National Archives

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: 2018 Summer Research Assistant / Intern

The U.S. Lighthouse Society is seeking a summer research assistant to copy historic documents relating to the U.S. Lighthouse Service and to make the documents accessible to the public through the Society’s new online catalog.

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Research side of National Archives building, downtown D.C. Photo by Candace Clifford

The position will require camera work at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., to make digital copies; processing the images on a computer using Photoshop and Acrobat Reader; and in many cases, uploading the files to an online database. The research assistant will also help the Society’s historian answer research requests from Society members.

Camera, computer, and research skills are needed for this position. An interest in and/or knowledge of lighthouse history is helpful but not required.

This is a full-time, 10-week position, paying $12 an hour. We anticipate that three hours will be spent copying records at the Archives each day and three hours doing computer work. An additional 2 hours will be devoted to a research project that generates an article for the Society’s quarterly journal, The Keeper’s Log; web pages; or posts for Lighthouse Society News blog.

This position will support several objectives of the United States Lighthouse Society, namely: maintaining a central repository of lighthouse information, conducting research on lighthouse history, and responding to requests for information and assistance. To learn more about the Society, visit their website at <uslhs.org>

The position will report to the Society’s Historian Candace Clifford. Please send letters of interest with a resume to Ms. Clifford at Candace@uslhs.org by April 16th.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, March 16, 2018

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U.S. Lighthouse Society News is produced by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to support lighthouse preservation, history, education and research. Please join the U.S. Lighthouse Society if you are not already a member. If you have items of interest to the lighthouse community and its supporters, please email them to candace@uslhs.org.

 

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Heceta Lighthouse B&B Seeks Assistant Manager

Heceta BB
Heceta Head Keeper’s Dwelling. Image courtesy of Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is located halfway between Florence and Yachats on the Central Oregon Coast.  We are a high end, six-room inn occupying the historic light keepers’ home at Heceta Head Lighthouse. This well-reputed unique inn is known across the globe for its dramatic scenery, rich maritime history, and amazing 7 Course Breakfast.  Not only do we offer lodging, we also serve as an Interpretive Center, gift shop, and a busy event venue. Guests are welcomed as friends and staff is treated like family in a positive and respectful atmosphere. Listed on the National Register of Historic places and owned by the US Forest Service, it is our mission to be good stewards of this property through restoring and publicly sharing this national gem.

Heceta Lighthouse B&B is seeking an Assistant Manager to join our experienced team in a year-round full-time position.  This is a hands-on position that entails working the day-to-day operations and assisting in managerial duties. This dynamic candidate must be available weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Typical work hours are between 8am and 6pm. Compensation is competitive and based on experience, with benefits including medical insurance and paid vacation.

For more information – https://www.hecetalighthouse.com/latest-news/hiring-assistant-manager

Submitted by Misty Anderson, Inn Manager and Event Coordinator, Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, January 29, 2018

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U.S. Lighthouse Society News is produced by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to support lighthouse preservation, history, education and research. Please join the U.S. Lighthouse Society if you are not already a member. If you have items of interest to the lighthouse community and its supporters, please email them to candace@uslhs.org.

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GLLKA Seeks Operations Manager

GLLKA LogoNon profit in Mackinaw City, Michigan, seeks operations manager. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) is dedicated to the preservation of Great Lakes lighthouses. Responsibilities include coordination of office staff, inspire volunteers, and fundraise. Retail and publishing experience a plus. Mid-40s salary. Resume to ric.mixter@gllka.com.

Submitted by Dianne Taeckens, June 8, 2017.

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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Seeks Visitor Support Specialist

Sodus Bay Lighthouse is located on Lake Ontario

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point, New York, is looking for someone who would love to work at their beautiful museum, greeting members and visitors, helping to run their gift shop, giving tours about Sodus Bay history, and coordinating events.

For more information on this part-time position see the full notice.

Submitted by Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, April 3, 2017.