RFP: A Comparative Analysis of an Oil Spill on the Biota Inhabiting Several Gulf of Mexico Shipwrecks: Archaeological Analysis
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), on behalf of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), intends to competitively award a contract entitled “A Comparative Analysis of an Oil Spill on the Biota Inhabiting Several Gulf of Mexico Shipwrecks: Archaeological Analysis”. This procurement is being conducted in accordance with FAR Part 15. The BSEE, Acquisition Operations Branch, is the contracting office for this procurement and the resultant contract administration. The Government intends to award a cost-reimbursement type contract, subject to the availability of funds, for this effort. The period of performance of the resultant contract is anticipated to be 36 months. The estimated cost of this study is between $356,000 and $450,000. The applicable NAICS Code is 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. All potential offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov) in order to receive Government contracts.
This study will be sponsored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP). NOPP is a collaboration of federal agencies to provide leadership and coordination of national oceanographic research and education initiatives. BOEM is working in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and BSEE to support and promote increased understanding of the effects of oil and/or dispersant exposure on shipwrecks and their resident biota. This study will require the deployment of a 3-D scanner (using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), stationary tripod, or other devices) at each of the shipwreck sites in water depths up to 5,000 feet. It will also require the contractor to conduct an analysis of ROV video footage (newly and previously collected) and updating of existing archaeological site plans to demonstrate degradation and changes in site formation over time. The study area is the Central and Western Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Twenty (20) days of ship time aboard Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) research vessels, operating personnel, and an ROV will be made available to the contractor in FY 2014. In addition, two ten-day (10) cruises are anticipated in Fall 2013 and Spring or Summer 2014. Vessel costs will be shared by BOEM and the NRL through the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) program. In-kind support will be provided by BSEE. Team efforts among academia, industry, and government participants are required (at least 2 of the 3). Cost sharing or proposals augmenting ongoing partnership efforts are strongly encouraged. Continual communication and coordination between the contractor and BOEM, NRL, and BSEE are required throughout the duration of the project. This study consists of three (3) main tasks: (1) Conduct field investigations of each site: (2) Analysis and data interpretations; and (3) Public outreach.
HOW TO COMPETE FOR THIS CONTRACT: If you are interested in participating in this acquisition, please send your organization’s name, point of contact, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, and DUNS Number via email to Christy Tardiff at firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S. Mail to Christy Tardiff, BSEE Acquisition Operations Branch, HE 2306, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170. Responses are due no later than 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Those organizations expressing an interest in this opportunity will receive a copy of the complete solicitation upon issuance. Reference Solicitation No. M13PS00035 and title “A Comparative Analysis of an Oil Spill on the Biota Inhabiting Several Gulf of Mexico Shipwrecks: Archaeological Analysis” on all correspondence. TELEPHONE INQUIRIES ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
SAHRA is seeking a committed, dedicated, dynamic and hardworking person to fill the position of Heritage Officer: Maritime Underwater Services. The incumbent will report directly to the Divisional Manager and will be expected to assist in the management and protection of Heritage Resources sites by conducting research, locating, assessing and monitoring MUCH sites. The successful candidate must also be able to assist in the coordination of activities related to capacity building and awareness raising programmes as well as assisting the Divisional Manager with various administrative and operational duties.
Closes 19 June, Apply Today!
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Date: June 2013 FTE: 100%
Supervisor: CEO Status: Exempt
Position Summary: The Archaeological Director provides leadership to all operations of the LCMM’s Maritime Research Institute (MRI) with the intent of maintaining MRI’s reputation for sound scholarship and expert underwater cultural resource management. The position is responsible for identifying, securing and executing compliance-related and grant-funded underwater archaeological projects, archaeological publications and exhibits, and archaeological conservation projects.
The Archaeological Director reports to LCMM’s Executive Director, is a member of LCMM’s senior staff, and oversees a staff of five, plus volunteers and interns.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensure all MRI operations and projects are consistent with the mission and core values of the LCMM.
• Oversee all aspects of MRI operations.
• Secure and execute archaeological, conservation, exhibit(s) and publications projects.
• Provide primary source content for the development of LCMM exhibits, website and publications.
• Oversee the submission of grant proposals for underwater archaeological and conservation projects, and the execution of and reporting on grant funded work.
• Attend board of directors meetings and participate in board committees at the request of the CEO.
• See that rigorous dive safety standards are maintained in dive operations at all times
• Support all museum initiatives, including fundraising, programs and events.
• Work with CFO to develop and manage MRI budgets.
• Share MRI underwater archaeological results with LCMM staff and the public.
• Represent LCMM in public forums via meetings and presentations.
• Be willing and able to travel 10 to 20 weeks per year.
Job Requirements and Skills:
• Master’s degree or PhD in History, Anthropology or related field. Specialization in Nautical or Maritime Archaeology preferred.
• Dive master or better dive certification.
• DAN O2 Administration, First Aid and CPR
• HAZWOPER 40 (or ability/willingness to acquire training)
• Minimum of 7 years experience in the cultural resource management as it applies to submerged cultural resources.
• Knowledge of historic preservation laws, including Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
• Knowledge of dive safety regulations including EM 385-1-1.
• Experience listing sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
• Proficiency in small boat operations, USCG Captain’s license preferred.
• Proficiency in MS Word, MS Office, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. GIS experience is desirable.
• Proficiency in the preparation of Diving Safety Manuals, Dive Operations Plans, Activity Hazards Analysis, Emergency Management Plans, and Float Plans.
• Demonstrated record of scholarship.
• Proficiency in the use of underwater remote sensing technology including side scan sonar, marine magnetometers and remotely operated vehicles.
• Proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of underwater remote sensing data.
• Demonstrated successful grant-writing track record.
• Excellent supervisory and client service skills.
• Attention to detail; ability to lead and follow processes and procedures from beginning to end.
• Ability to lead teams and desire to work as part of an interdependent team.
• Strong analytical, organization and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated project management skills, including excellent follow-through for multiple projects at multiple locations; ability to work independently.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to utilize data of all kinds to inform the decision-making process.
Applicants to submit their resume and cover letter via email to Adam Kane, LCMM Co-Executive Director (email@example.com). Applications accepted until July 5, 2013. For more information about the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum go to www.lcmm.org.
Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is seeking a full time Principal Investigator to complement our Maritime Division for multiple projects throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Pacific. This position can be based out of the Orlando, Gainesville, Jacksonville, or Pensacola, FL, Washington, DC, or New England SEARCH offices and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Successful candidates must be M.A. level (M.A. in hand, no ABT considered) or above and be experienced on the water. Must demonstrate Ten (10) years or more experience on your CV. Must be eligible to be certified as a Registered Professional Archaeologist.
You need to demonstrate:
• Project Management (multiple projects/types), client management, business development, and the ability to supervise multiple maritime archaeologists, project archaeologists, and field staff
• Knowledge in the use and analysis of CHIRP sub-bottom profilers, dual frequency side scan sonars, magnetometers, and hydrographic echo sounders;
• Proficiency in the operation of small boats and the ability to troubleshoot small engines, electronics, pumps, and trailers;
• Certification in SCUBA diving, knowledge of surface supplied air diving, willingness to learn surface supplied air diving. Detailed certifications must be included on your CV.
The successful applicant must have a developed capacity for attention to detail, be organized, able to work well on simultaneous projects, and be able to meet deadlines. Experience in cultural resource management, terrestrial archaeology, and the preparation of deliverables for the DoD and USACE is preferred. Applicants should have a demonstrated proficiency in HyPack, SonarWiz, MS Word, MS Office Pro suite, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. GIS experience is desirable. Applicants must be available to travel to locations worldwide for extended periods of time and must be able to receive government security clearances.
For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, salary history and three (3) professional references to Amy Semesco, firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquires will be treated with discretion.
SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check are conducted upon hire. Go to www.searchinc.com for more information about SEARCH.
1) Visitor Services Staff, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, closes 19 June
2) Maritime Center Specialist II (Education Support), Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, closes 30 June
3) Professor of Maritme History, Erasmus University and the Maritime Museum of Rotterdam, closes 25 June
4) Conservator, The USS Monitor Center, apply today.
Programming Development Coordinator
History of Diving Museum
Islamorada, Florida, USA
The History of Diving Museum is a 501.c3 non-profit located in Islamorada, Florida. Our mission is to tell the story of man’s quest to explore under the sea – with over 3,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space displaying one of the largest collections of diving equipment in the world, a research library/conference room and a museum store. Our location in the Upper Keys, in close proximity to spectacular reef and wreck dive sites, is a popular destination for recreational divers as well as for cultural tourists exploring the rich history of the Florida Keys. As we enter our eighth year of operation, HDM seeks a career-minded museum professional to join our team and help us reach new and greater heights.
As is the case with most small museums, all staff members at HDM wear many hats. The position offered will encompass several areas of museum work ranging from day-to-day operations to off-site outreach. The ideal candidate will be flexible, versatile and creative – willing to go the extra mile and think outside the box to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. We believe that a museum’s success is a team effort and this position will work closely with the Director and other staff to build a promotional platform that includes marketing, memberships, group tours, events and educational programming.
•Create and oversee weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual advertising in a wide variety of mediums – including print, digital, radio, and television.
•Plan and coordinate monthly seminars, quarterly special events, and additional promotional and/or fundraising opportunities.
•Develop and manage a team of volunteers to assist in the successful realization of museum events and programs.
•Maintain and expand membership through direct contact and promotional programming.
•Assist with Visitor Services and Museum Store operations when necessary.
•Administer and develop museum website, blog, calendar and connected social media platforms.
•Build relationships with schools, businesses, clubs and other organizations to expand educational outreach and group visitation.
•Explore and promote facility rental opportunities for both museum and library/conference room.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in related field (Museum Studies preferred) or commensurate work experience. Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required, familiarity with PastPerfect and Photoshop or similar graphics program preferred.
Personal attributes: Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well the ability to work as part of a team are essential characteristics for this position. Candidate should also be a confident, self-starter with strong organizational abilities.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
No phone calls please
Two scholarships to study MSc Maritime Archaeology at Bournemouth University ending soon. For more details:
Deadline is on 31st so very little time left….
Lecturer in Marine Archaeology
Programme Leader MSc Maritime Archaeology
School of Applied Science
Christchurch House – Room C230
Talbot Campus – Fern Barrow
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 961701
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 965046
Mobile: 07990 624960
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New York Yacht Club
(New York NY)
The New York Yacht Club seeks applicants for full-time Collections Manager. Diverse collection includes yacht models, marine paintings, prints, drawings, silver, nautical objects and furniture, located within its two historical clubhouses (midtown Manhattan and Newport, Rhode Island). Collections Manager will work primarily in Manhattan clubhouse. The Collections Manager is responsible for all of the day-to-day activities of this very significant and active collection.
–Maintaining appraisal records
–Accessioning, deaccessioning and maintaining permanent collections digital catalog and files
–Working for Fine Art and Model Committee on numerous collections projects
–Scheduling and overseeing restorations
–Moving, installing and storing collections for both clubhouses
–Curate temporary exhibitions: research, label writing, exhibition design, layout, tours, promoting exhibit, etc.
–Maintaining and updating collections portion of NYYC website
–Giving tours of collections
–Handling all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans including shipping, insurance, documentation, etc.
–Updating documentation on collections in relational database
–Answer inquiries regarding collections and maritime art and history
–Coordinating maritime art and history lectures
–Keeping accurate inventory of fine art and model collections
–Developing and implementing inventory projects
–B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies or similar field (M.A. preferred)
–2 yr. experience in collections management and curatorial work
–Must have knowledge of common museum registrar practices
–Experience with digital camera and files
–Experience working with relational database
–Experience with scanning, modifying and archiving digital files
–Must be able to multi-task and prioritize
–Excellent verbal and written communication skills
We are looking for an Assistant Designation Adviser, to take forward casework relating to the management of Protected Wreck Sites in England`s waters, and any new sites designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. In addition, the Assistant Adviser will assist with the delivery of other duties in relation to that Act transferred to English Heritage from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport.
The post is based in the Programmes and Maritime Designation Team in the Designation Department. The post holder may be based in Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth and will report to the National Maritime Designation Adviser.
1) Curatorial Assistant, Cornwall National Maritime Museum, closes 31 May
2) USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Director.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will assist the Director and Assistant Executive Director in running the Park, which is dedicated to all branches of the United States Armed Forces.
Applicants should possess exceptionally strong human resource management traits and proven managerial experience for this hands-on position. Graduation from a four year college or university is strongly preferred, with an advanced degree very desirable. A proven track record in management, with a strong knowledge of America’s military heritage, will be beneficial.
Applicants should include, in their resume/vita, all training experience, skills, educational background, and other information which might be helpful in the selection process, including all military training. Please include your minimum salary requirements. Salary plus excellent benefits are included in the compensation package.
Applications should be mailed to Bill Tunnell, Executive Director, USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, P.O. Box 65, Mobile, AL 36601-0065, with the word “APPLICATION” plainly marked on the envelope. Applications received after June 1 will not be considered.
3) Curator, Fishing Heritage Centre Alexdra Docks Grimsby, closes 31 May.
4) Chief Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, open until filled.
5) Executive Director, WHALE, New Bedford, closes 31 May.
6) Postdoc in Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography, University of Bremen, apply today.
Candidates should be trained in marine geology, sedimentology and/or marine geochemistry and should have obtained a PhD in Earth Sciences.