Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary 2015 Americorps Positions open

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 25, 2014

2015 AmeriCorps Positions available!

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary visitor center in Alpena, Michigan is pleased to announce the application process is now open for two 2015 AmeriCorps positions.

1.  Education & Outreach Specialist at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

2.  Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Education Coordinator

ONLINE Applications and position descriptions available at:



Underwater Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 25, 2014

Very good job description of this post.


Underwater Archaeologist, Trenton, NJ


Must have knowledge of the theory and method of archeological research and knowledge of the theory and method of professional research diving in order to blend archeological and research diving skills into a meaningful submerged cultural resource management program. Such knowledge is used to assist in planning, carrying out, and evaluating submerged cultural resources and assist in studies and assessing the value and quality of investigative results; and to evaluate the significance and proper management or interpretive treatment of submerged archeological resources. A professional knowledge of anthropological and archeological theory, methods, and techniques is required so that the incumbent comprehends the reasons for implementing field and archeological sampling techniques. Knowledge of marine architecture and maritime history. Must be able to conduct library research on general and specific topics related to marine history, vessel history, general and economic history and archeological method and past work. Knowledge of the study of submerged landscapes for identification of pre-Contact archaeological resources. Ability to use and interpret the results of a variety of diagnostic and test equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, intermediate pressure gauges, etc. to solve in-field equipment problems Ability to plan, supervise/direct, and complete marine remote sensing archeological projects within the scope and specifications provided by the project director or higher level archeologist. Ability to gather accurate and precise remote sensing survey data from marine contexts via use of hardware such as side scan sonar, single or multibeam echo sounders, magnetometers and bottom classification instruments

Fugro Cultural Resources Project Manager

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 18, 2014

Cultural Resources Project Manager at Fugro, Lafayette, Louisiana. Apply now! Closes 31 October.

Executive Director, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 18, 2014

We are seeking a dynamic, highly-qualified leader for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.  On land, on water and underwater, LCMM offers an amazing array of programs, exhibits and learning experiences, underwater discoveries and lake adventures that engage people of all ages in the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain.  LCMM hosts over 11,000 people annually in its fourteen exhibit buildings and on its working waterfront in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.  The 1776 replica gunboat Philadelphia II is a favourite with visitors.  The Schooner Lois McClure has travelled over the last ten years to New York, Canada and Vermont, educating over 20,000 people per year about the lakes history.  Innovative boat building, after-school rowing programs, On-Water ecology classes and teacher training are part of the mix.  Our Maritime Research Institute engages in world-class nautical archaeology projects, exploring and documenting the lakes 300+ historic shipwrecks and other underwater cultural sites. . . . And then there are shipwreck tours at beautiful Basin Harbor and the Burlington waterfront, where you dont get wet using remotely operated vehicle technology.

Closes October 15, Apply Today!


Maritime Project Officer

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 12, 2014

In response to our growing reputation in the offshore renewables sector Headland Archaeology would like to further enhance our maritime and marine team by appointing a Maritime Project Officer. Over the past couple of years our marine services department has witnessed an increased workload and has enjoyed a growing reputation for providing high quality marine services for large scale projects throughout the UK and Ireland and we are currently undertaking offshore projects in the territorial waters of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and France. We would like to recruit an individual who can add to our team and further strengthen our current marine-based capacity.

The successful applicant will join Headlands Consultancy team in Edinburgh and contribute towards the production of Cultural Heritage/ Environmental Impact Assessments and similar documents. A good knowledge and experience of marine heritage issues would be a definite advantage, but we would also consider people with the ability to assess marine geophysical data and use the associated software packages (including ArcGIS).

Apply Today!

Marine Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 10, 2014

Project Marine Archaeologist -Lafayette, LA (FGSI)

Interpret high resolution remotely sensed survey data, providing data for map generation, technical writing of data results and findings, and aiding Geologists and Geophysicists with project deliverables (maps, files, and reports) in support of client’s underwater engineering projects.

Must have a completed MA/MS degree or higher in Archaeology or Marine Archaeology, Maritime History, or Related degree

· Possess/demonstrate interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent writing skills, and organizational skills.
· Must possess minimum qualifications for BOEM acceptance to perform archaeological duties independently.
· Must be able to multitask and work as a team member in an office and aboard survey ships.
· A minimum of 5 years experience in marine geohazards site investigation, or 5 to 10 years of relevant full-time professional experience is required.
· Must meet all physical requirements for offshore certification.
· Must be able to travel offshore and secure passport/visas for travel.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Additional Details:

This position is with our Operating Company Fugro GeoServices an offshore survey company specializing in marine geophysics and seafloor mapping services. With offices in Texas and Louisiana, we collect, process and interpret numerous data types to support resource development, construction and scientific projects.

Fugro offers a full benefits package.

2015 Maritime Archaeology Field School

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 2, 2014

South Australia – Maritime Archaeology Field School Phillip Island – Victoria

Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/

February 1-15, 2015, Sign up today.

Community STEM Education Program Coordinator Ocean Exploration Trust

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on August 28, 2014

The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is seeking candidates for the position of Community STEM Program Coordinator. The Community STEM Program Coordinator will work with the Education and Outreach Teams to facilitate, promote, and coordinate OET’s newly launched Community-based STEM Program and to aid in the development of STEM-focused curriculum in support of the program.

The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is a 501(c)3 founded in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard. Our mission is the exploration of the ocean, seeking out new discoveries in the fields of geology, biology, maritime history, archaeology, and chemistry while pushing the boundaries of STEM education and technological innovation. The Nautilus Exploration Program centers on scientific ocean exploration launched from aboard the 64-meter Exploration Vessel Nautilus, supported by state-of-the-art robotic and telepresence technologies on board and ashore that are used to advance ocean exploration and STEM education worldwide. More information about the Trust can be found at www.oceanexplorationtrust.org.

Biscayne National Park Cultural Resources Internship

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on August 12, 2014

Biscayne National Park Cultural Resources Internship, apply today.

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Biscayne National Park, is seeking one qualified intern interested in terrestrial and submerged archeology and cultural resource management. The intern will work directly with the park archeologist and will assist with all aspects of the Cultural Resource Management Program at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida.

This opportunity is intended for an enthusiastic young professional with a deep interest in advancing his or her career goals in archeology and cultural resource management through hard work and commitment to the National Park Services’ rich and unique cultural resources.

The intern will work directly with the park archeologist and will assist with all aspects of the Cultural Resource Management Program at Biscayne National Park (BISC), including historic research, archeological survey, archeological site documentation and monitoring, and laboratory work associated with the processing and conservation of artifacts. Additionally, the intern will perform outreach services, especially to minorities and youths from local communities, and will potentially participate in public interpretation activities at the park.

The primary requirements of the internship will be to serve as an assistant and “dive buddy” to the park archeologist during underwater archeological site monitoring and condition assessments. The intern will also produce an independent research project designed to document the complete property ownership and development history of the islands within BISC. The intern may also have the opportunity to lead an a vocational archeological training program directed to the public and local SCUBA diving youth. The selected intern is also encouraged to consider personal research interests that may be accommodated by access to the many rich cultural resources of the park.

The intern will work directly for the BISC cultural resource manager and will participate in a minimum of 50 archeological site condition assessments (both terrestrial and submerged), will perform at least 40 hours of research to assist in documenting the ownership history and previous historic development of the islands in BISC, will assist in drafting archeological site reports and plans, and will maintain the NPS ASMIS (Archeological Sites Management and Information System) database. The intern will potentially assist in archeological field investigations that may include underwater or terrestrial site survey or test excavations, and may be expected to conserve, process, and analyze archeological collections from submerged or terrestrial archeological field projects.

12 August 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on August 12, 2014

1) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 12 August

This position is located in the Histories Branch, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC.  The mission of the Histories Branch is to research, preserve and disseminate the history of the Navy.  The Histories Branch accomplishes this task by collecting, analyzing and preserving historical records and information and developing historical knowledge products which inform Navy leadership, sailors and the American public.  Professional historical research and products are essential for the Histories Branch to accomplish their mission.

2) Writer/Editor, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 15 August

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, (NHHC), which plans, prepares, produces, and publishes a broad range of US Navy historical knowledge products for distribution in print and electronic formats.

3) Museum Specialist, History, Naval War College, closes 15 August

This position is located at the Naval War College Museum, located on Naval Station Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. The selectee serves as a collection specialist and will assist with the care and management of art, artifacts, books, prints, photographs, and two-dimensional materials in the museum’s collections.

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