Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

18 April 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 18, 2014

1) Collections and Exhibitions Manager, History of Diving Museum, The Florida Keys, apply today.

2) Exhibitions Interpreter, Calvert Marine Museum, closes 30 April.

3) Historian, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, closes 22 April.

This position is with the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), the Navy’s principal agency filling the Navy’s needs for historical and heritage services. As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum’s mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy’s only “boot camp” at Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois.

17 April 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 17, 2014

1) Archeological Technician, Biscayne National Park, closes 21 April.

The incumbent serves as an archeological technician as part of the cultural resource management program within the division of Resource Management at Biscayne National Park.  Participates in archeological field surveys and excavations, both terrestrial and submerged.  Records data and prepares survey records (e.g. site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.).  Provides leadership to field crews and serves as crew chief for excavation and survey activities.  Evaluates and assists other technicians in the evaluation of specimens.  Processes specimens recovered in the field.  Conducts supervised conservation treatments on artifacts recovered from a seawater environment.  Prepares specimens for specialized analysis to be sent to dating and other laboratories.  Enters archeological artifact and project data, including artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc. into automated systems appropriate forms, and archival records.  Provides general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas including NHPA section 106 compliance, clearance, and planning; archeological assessments, evaluations, and field inspections.

2) Write and Editor, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 21 April.

In this position, you will serve as a writer-editor in the Publishing Section within the Communication and Outreach Division of the Naval History and Heritage Command, which plans, prepares, produces and publishes a broad range of US Navy historical knowledge products for distribution in print and electronic formats.  The section also advises the command on writing and editing standards, product design standards and processes, DOD and Navy printing and publishing regulations, and industry practices.  The products produced by the section, including but not limited to monographs, booklets, operational studies, chronologies, point papers, briefs, brochures, and web modules, are used by Navy leadership, operational units, and other DOD agencies to understand the historical context of current issues and challenges.

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BOEM Marine Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 11, 2014

BOEM Marine Archaeologist, closes 16 April. Read the announcement closely.

11 April 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 11, 2014

1) Archivist, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, closes 11 April

This position is with the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL, which is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum, an official Department of the Navy museum, is to “select, collect, preserve and display historic artifacts relating to the history of Naval Aviation.”

2) Exhibitions Developer, New Zealand Maritime Museum, closes 27 April

3) Collections Manager, New Zealand Maritime Museum, closes 27 April

4) Battleship Texas, Curator, closes 16 April

5 jobs at the Maritime Archaeology Trust

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 7, 2014

Maritime Archaeology Trust, Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Project: These are 4 year long jobs.

Project Manager, Project Officer: Fieldwork and Survey,  Project Officer: Archaeological Research, Education and Outreach Officer, Volunteer Coordinator, all jobs close on 21 April.

Underwater Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 2, 2014

Underwater Archaeologist
Limited Term Employee – LTE
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS)

816 State Street Madison, Wisconsin
County: Dane
Type of Employment: Full-time (40 hours per week). Work hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, evening and weekend work required.
Salary: $14.00 per hour

Contact: John Broihahn, 608-264-6496, john.broihahn@wisconsinhistory.org

Deadline to Apply: Applications materials will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (CDT) Monday, April 14, 2014.

The Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program of the Wisconsin Historical Society is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist. This position will work under a lead worker maritime archaeologist and other archaeologists in the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History to preserve the maritime archaeological legacy of Wisconsin.
This position will conduct underwater archaeological fieldwork in tandem with the lead worker maritime archaeologist under the direction of the State Archaeologist. They will be assigned tasks by the lead worker maritime archaeologist and will carry them out with the assistance of volunteers or other archaeologists. The applicant must have knowledge and experience in conducting underwater archaeological diving operations; use of manual underwater mapping equipment; operation of electronic surveying and remote-sensing equipment; operation of research vessels and project vehicles. The applicant is responsible for daily completion of field tasks, project notes and maps, and for basic maintenance of project equipment.

This position will also be involved in development of interpretive materials, preparation of materials for the program’s Web sites, public programing, and installing and maintaining historic shipwreck moorings.

A Well Qualified Candidate Will Have: Bachelor’s degree in Archeology Experience conducting historical research Experience writing reports based upon archaeological and archival research.  Experience with archeological project coordination Ability to train volunteers and staff.  Knowledge of Great Lakes maritime history and Great Lakes ship construction.

This position requires extensive travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. These activities usually include some weekend and evening hours. The position also requires the ability to conduct underwater archaeological surveys in cold water environments at depths ranging from 0.0 to 275.0 feet.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

Requirements: As outlined by Technical Diving International standards, all applicants must have at a minimum a Divemaster certification, a Drysuit Diver certification, and a Nitrox Diver certification.
The ideal candidate will have Closed Circuit Rebreather certifications that include Air Diluent CCR, Air Diluent Decompression CCR, Mixed Gas Diluent CCR, and Advanced Mixed Gas Diluent CCR as described by the Technical Diving International standards [Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) Diving], or equivalent standards.
If the applicant does not have the Closed Circuit Rebreather certifications as outlined above, continued employment is contingent upon obtaining the certifications within three (3) months of hire.

Due to project scheduling requirements and limited staffing, the employee must plan to complete the diving requirements outside of the regular work schedule. Costs associated with the certifications are the responsibility of the employee. Completing the certifications in a timely manner is a requirement of employment as is maintaining the certifications.

How to Apply:
Please provide a letter of interest, a resume, copies of the appropriate certifications, and if appropriate a plan to achieve additional certifications by email to:
John H. Broihahn
State Archaeologist
State Archaeology and Maritime Preservation
Division of Historic Preservation-Public History
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison WI 53706
608-264-6504 FAX

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

2014 Maritime Archaeology Field School

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 31, 2014

2014 Maritime Archaeology Field School

St. Mary’s College of California and the University of Rhode Island will be offering a joint Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Bermuda from July 21st-August 7th, 2014.

The field school is a research-based learning experience that exposes students to a variety of activities including underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks, archaeological survey, and artifact conservation. Training also leads to AAUS qualification as a Scientific Diver-in-Training in.

Contact jallan@stmarys-ca.edu or rodmather@mail.uri.edu

31 March 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 31, 2014

1) Curator, Battleship Texas, closes 11 April

This position is responsible for performing moderately complex (journey-level) curatorial work for the Battleship. Duties include but are not limited to acquisitioning, preserving, cataloging, inventorying and utilizing agency interpretive collections; and performing research work connected with interpretive exhibits, small media projects, and publications. Requires the research ability to obtain scholarly knowledge of content, knowledge of collection care standards, and strong writing skills. May supervise the work of volunteers, interns and assistants. Uses multiple technologies to complete projects. Maintains exhibit and storage areas in accordance with the housekeeping plan. Performs physical labor in various climates to complete projects. Performs other duties such as report/policy preparation and general housekeeping. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.

2) Exhibits Specialist, National Museum of the US Navy, closes 1 April

This position is located in the Exhibitions Section of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, which is dedicated to the American public and service members by providing a deeper understanding of the Navy’s history and instills a personal connection to Navy heritage. The Museum accomplishes its mission through programs of collecting, interpretation, education, and publication. The interpretation and display of artifacts are central to the mission of the museum.

2014 Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 26, 2014

External applications are now open for our winter Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum, scheduled for one week between 7-19 July 2014.

This topic is a practicum which provides students with opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. Occasionally, maritime archaeology fieldwork opportunities arise in which students may assist government agencies, consultancy firms, non-profit groups or other universities. This topic provides students with the ability to participate in these projects and receive one-on-one guidance and instruction with immediate feedback on their performance. This practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during a full week, and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime archaeology practitioners. The body of the topic will comprise practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation.

The 2014 practicum will be based in Gold Coast, Queensland, with the support of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) and the Gold Coast City Council.

The students will focus on recording and investigating the origin of a section of wreck recovered in 1974. While it was popularly regarded as part of the 1846 wreck of Coolangatta, there has been a long held debate that it could also represent the partial remains of the Heroine (1897). Both vessels were built in NSW and share some characteristics, although were constructed 50 years apart.

The Coolangatta is an early shipwreck for SE QLD (1846). The entry for the Coolangatta in the ANSDB can be found at: https://dmzapp17p.ris.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=2347&action=expandAll

The project will provide students with an opportunity to develop their skills in:

  • Documenting and identifying ship components;
  • Conducting historic research and evaluating findings;
  • Investigation of ships materials;
  • Undertake offshore remote sensing surveys;
  • Entering relics in the Australian National Shipwreck Database;
  • Consider management and conservation of an actual wreck.

The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is aso a great opportunity for current practicing professionals interested in staff development training. For more details and to apply to the topic please see: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-archaeology-fieldwork-practicum/overview.cfm

Any questions, just email me.

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

President Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA)

Department of Archaeology | Flinders University
GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA
CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Physical location: Humanities, room 277
Phone +61 8 8201 5195 | Fax +61 8 8201 2784 | E-mail wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au

Program in Maritime Archaeology: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/postgrad-programs/by-coursework/in-maritime-archaeology.cfm
Department blog: http://flindersarchaeology.com/
Staff page: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/wendy.vanduivenvoorde

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