Maritime Archaeology Field School – Phillip Island – Victoria, 1 – 15 February 2015
This Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording and excavation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.
This topic aims to:
– develop the field skills associated with the practice of underwater archaeology;
– improve understanding of the methodological approaches to archaeology under water;
– increase knowledge and understanding of the history and practice of maritime archaeology;
– appreciate the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime subcultures and culture in the wider context.
Students interested in participating in the diving activity offered as a part of this field school are advised to review our website for all requirements, with particular attention drawn to diving qualification and dive medical requirements.
South Australia, Australia
For further information http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/maritime-field-school_home.cfm or email
The project Material Experts (ME) will use either education, personal experience, or some combination of the two to assist their team with the identification and documentation of thousands of naval artifacts ranging from 60,000lbs anchors to small archaeological artifacts. It is vital that the ME know the material culture of the US Navy and understands how to conduct research on these items in order to accurately identify and date items.
Two (2) Material Experts will be hired from applicant pool.
Closes 23 November, so apply today.
Fugro is seeking an AUV Data Analyst (office-based Geoprocessor) within its Survey Division to be responsible for the processing and analysis of marine geophysical data. The ideal candidate will have a passion for examining remote sensing AUV data, problem solving, and producing client deliverables. The position is based at Fugro’s Lafayette, Louisiana office.
Post processing, analysis, and troubleshooting of multibeam bathymetry, multibeam backscatter, sidescan sonar, magnetometer, subbottom profiler, navigation, still photos, AUV sensors, and related data.
Underwater Archeologist (Archaeologist II) Position
The Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist II). The position is full-time with benefits and will work out of our field office in Charleston, South Carolina. The position is open until 1 December 2014. We hope to offer the position by mid-December with a start date by January or February 2015. The successful candidate will complete a team of four members and complement our efforts to study and preserve the maritime archaeological legacy in the rivers and coastal waters of South Carolina.
Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist II):
The employee will direct and coordinate public outreach and educational offerings by the MRD. The position also supervises the Hobby Diver License program through oversight of license and report processing, site and collection assessments, and other aspects of the program. In addition to these primary duties, the underwater archaeologist participates in research projects and will act in the capacity of principal/co-principal investigator as appropriate and present findings through various professional and public avenues. The employee will seek funding and grant opportunities to support MRD activities and objectives. The employee will oversee all components of the Charleston field office including oversight of finances, office and field equipment, two boats, and one vehicle. The position is supervisory—managing one employee. This position requires periodic travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings, including working on weekends as needed. The incumbent reports directly to the state underwater archaeologist. The successful candidate will also meet SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements.
Please visit the link to review the Archaeologist II job description, salary and benefits, minimum qualifications and to apply for the job: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1415126782833 and then use the Search Posting link and then enter the job requisition number: 008281.
For guidance on applying for the position or other related information please contact Ella Marshall, Human Resources Specialist, at 803-777-3821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General USC employment information: http://hr.sc.edu/index.html
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
For information about the mission and endeavors of the MRD and SCIAA please visit these resources:
MRD webpage: http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/welcome
MRD FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MaritimeResearchDivision
MRD Quarterly Reporter newsletter: http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/newsletter
SCIAA webpage: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/front-page
SCIAA newsletter—current issue: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/legacy-vol-18-no-1
SCIAA newsletter—past issues: http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/leg/
SC Underwater Antiquities Act [scroll down a bit]: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t54c007.php
For more information about this position and duties please contact:
James D. Spirek
State Underwater Archaeologist
Maritime Research Division
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
Office phone: (803) 576-6566
Fax: (803) 254-1338
SCIAA Web Site: http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/
Maritime Research Division Website: http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/mrd_index.html
1) Learning and Community Engagement Officer, National Museum of the Royal Navy, closes 3 November
2) Ship Maintenance Specialist, Battleship Texas, closes 18 November
3) Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor in Maritime History, University of Macau, closes 1 December
4) Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Ocean Exploration Trust
5) Chief Curator, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, closes 14 November
6) Executive Director
Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association Portsmouth, NH
Executive Director Albacore Park Portsmouth, New Hampshire The Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association (PSMA) seeks a replacement for its Executive Director who is retiring. This is a hands-on position for the only full-time employee of PSMA. No development or fund raising activities are involved. PSMA owns a 7-acre park in Portsmouth where the historic submarine USS ALBACORE is on display in a dry basin and where a small museum and gift shop is also located. The park is staffed by the Director and several part-time employees, who support ongoing interpretation to the 30,000 plus annual park visitors. The Director is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the submarine, park, museum and gift shop and to support the Board of Directors, many of whose members are actively involved in facility and submarine maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of marketing and managing a small museum with a gift shop including inventory control and point-of-sales record keeping. For more information and a full job description, please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com or mail to Albacore Park, 600 Market St., Portsmouth NH 03801, attn. : R Wilder
7) Director of Exhibits
Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
Purpose of Position This position is responsible for delivering an ongoing program of creative and innovative exhibits that attract diverse audiences, introduce new scholarship and content, and increase attendance. It is responsible for the administration of all activities relating to the quality and effectiveness of the Exhibits department. This position will support general Museum operations with effective and timely communication and open dialog across departments for exhibit creation and special events such as previews and openings. Essential Functions: Communication and Teamwork • Shares the responsibility for improving the quality and effectiveness of exhibits and for insuring that education and broad access is central to these exhibitions. Leadership • Provides creative leadership to the department staff encouraging cooperation and teamwork. • Participates actively in the management of the Museum with Department Directors and the Management Committee. • Establishes and maintains professional relationships and memberships in professional associations to stay abreast of the latest trends in the Museum field. Business Management • Prepares and manages annual department and grant budgets. • Manages travelling exhibitions. Qualifications • BA/BS in American history, education, museum studies, or related field. • 5-10 years of experience in exhibit design and development is required. • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. • Demonstrated success in a leadership position. • Demonstrated success in budgeting, staff management, and new program development. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf), resume, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Application deadline is November 7. An EOE.
Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation for Research and Technology HELLAS
Researcher in the following research field: “History of technology in Shipping and Shipbuilding in the Mediterranean during nineteenth and twentieth century”
Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship for Master¹s students at the University of Cyprus (£ 10,000)
The scholarship is aimed at the students in the programme (Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea), regardless of their admission year. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and a clear intention to write a dissertation about a maritime subject, preferably concerning the eastern Mediterranean.
Only one scholarship per year is offered.
Selection will be based on ranking of the applicant’s previous diplomas as well as on their ability to convince the committee of their capacity to conduct research of high standards. Experience in maritime archaeology projects will be considered as an additional qualification.
Applications are invited every year in October with a deadline of January 31st of the following year. The results are announced within a month, i.e. in February.
The application should be in English and include the following:
A research statement (up to 600 words) where the candidate¹s special interest in maritime archaeology should be explained.
Previous diplomas or distinctions.
Two reference letters from academics or field archaeologists, preferably with a maritime background.
The committee holds the right not to award a scholarship in any given year, if none of the candidates has the required qualifications.
The grant will be given in three (3) payments:
(i) £3,000 before the term starts;
(ii) £3,000 after the first three courses are successfully completed, with
an average mark of at least 7.5/10;
(iii) £4,000 after the remaining three courses are successfully completed,
with an average mark of at least 7.5/10.
The application should be submitted to the programme coordinator via email:
Dr Stella Demesticha
For more information about the Master’s Programme in Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea, visit our webpage: https://ucy.ac.cy/field_arch/en/
Dr Stella Demesticha
Assistant Professor of Maritime Archaeology
Director of MARELab: http://www.ucy.ac.cy/marelab/en/
Chair of THETIS Foundation
Archaeological Research Unit
University of Cyprus
Nicosia 1678 CYPRUS
Tel 00357 22 893568
Mob. 00357 99 028 997
Cotswold Archaeology, Marine Heritage Consultant, closes November 6, apply today.