2015 Flinders University In-Situ Conservation Field School
Please click on website (http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/conservation-field-school/) for more details for the In-Situ Conservation Field School in September 2015. This course is open to non-Flinders students and is the cost of 4.5 units of post-graduate tuition.
This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts. It is designed to provide students with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments. It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage.
The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations; advance the knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services; make naval history and heritage “come alive” for our Sailors and Marines to enhance readiness and esprit de corps.
This position is located in the Conservation Branch of the Collections Management Division and is responsible for the preservation and conservation of artifacts, textiles, artwork and paper collections and assists other branches and commands in the conservation of large artifacts.
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern States Office, is seeking one Recreation and Natural Resource Intern for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (ONA) in northern Palm Beach County, Florida, who will dedicate 32 weeks to assisting the ONA Manager with site management, and outreach and interpretive programs within the ONA and throughout surrounding communities.
Working cooperatively with ONA partners, principally the Loxahatchee River Historical Society (LRHS) and Palm Beach County, the primary mission for the ONA is to protect, preserve and enhance unique and nationally significant historical, natural, cultural, scientific, and educational, recreation and scenic values. The site contains the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, and important historic and cultural resources from the past 5,000 years. Furthermore, the site is home to 23 special status species across 4 rare and sensitive Florida habitats. The ONA is a component of the National Conservation Lands, administered through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Start Date: August 10, 2015 (Possibly flexible for the right candidate)
End Date: March 19, 2016 (32 weeks from start date)
- Work with Windows, Unix and Linux Operating Systems.
- Hydrographic survey and ability to network computers and use Unix/Linux scripts.
- Work with proprietary Hydromap software used to process the positioning, multibeam bathymetry, side scan sonar and subbottom profiler datasets.
- Run Matlab routines used for processing the AUV navigation data and learn to review and analyze graphs on the data quality.
- Responsible for the daily data back ups and archiving.
- Work with a team of geoscientists, cartographers, marine archaeologists and other specialists to acquire and process deepwater, high-resolution AUV geophysical data for geohazard studies used primarily for the oil and gas industry.
- The position requires between 120 and 150 field days; time between field assignments will be spent in the office following up with any project data editing or specific post-processing requirements.
- Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
The intern will work as an Environmental Protection Specialist Trainee (Temporary Intern) performing specific and limited assignments in support of consultations conducted for OREP-regulated activities.
At the full performance level (GS-07) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Work closely with the Regional Preservation Officer in BOEM’s Office of Renewable Energy on several ongoing and new projects.
2. Perform environmental compliance tasks implementing environmental protection policies and programs within the Office of Renewable Energy.
3. Provide support to higher-graded employees in managing the historic preservation program as part of the Environment Branch for Renewable Energy’s environmental compliance program. Based on knowledge of environmental management practices and principles, analyze environmental requirements and attend and observe consultations.
4. Report on consultation discussions and outcomes and provide basic assessments to higher-graded employees and environmental management.
This position serves as an Underwater Archaeological Program Analyst for the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). The primary purpose of the position is to provide managers with objectively based information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of agency operations and management, by accomplishing a wide variety of assignments concerned with effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations.
The University of St Andrews seeks to employ a full time Research Assistant on a fixed term contract of one year (with possibility of extension) to work on the Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk and other coastal heritage projects.
SCHARP builds upon the results of research into the coastal heritage of Scotland which produced a prioritized shortlist of coastal heritage sites requiring action in the face of loss due to coastal erosion. The project has recruited and trained a network of volunteers across Scotland who have updated and enhanced records of priority sites. The data collected will underpin the preparation of a strategy for coastal heritage in Scotland which is a key deliverable of the project in its final phase. SCHARP has also supported a number of individual community projects at coastal sites. These include excavations, surveys and interpretation and conservation. These projects will be brought to completion in the final phase of SCHARP.
MRT are looking to appoint a Project Assistant to work with the Projects Officer and wider project team for a fixed period of one year. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in supporting the design and contractor teams with their work to remove the hotbox from the Mary Rose Museum; which will see the re-launch of the exhibition during 2016. The role is to ensure the Projects Officer is supported to manage the Project Office effectively. Key responsibilities are maintaining project records and meeting minutes, working with databases and the MRT image library, audience development research and ensuring site access for project personnel. The role is primarily based at MRT Offices.
Tenders are invited for a Consultant Archivist to catalogue and process the Honor Frost Archive (HFA). A qualified archivist with over five years relevant professional experience is sought for this role. The completion time for the project has been set at 100 days.
Honor Frost (1917-2010) was a pioneer in the field of marine archaeology during the mid-late twentieth century. She made a bequest to found the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) – http://honorfrostfoundation.org – an organisation that provides funding for research projects with a focus on the marine archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The HFA consists of c.2 cubic metres of boxed papers, correspondence, photographs, and slides; with the occasional artefact, stone sample, and ecofact. In addition, Honor Frost’s library collection will be retained alongside the archival material at the storage premises, for consultation and cross-reference throughout the process.
The successful applicant will be engaged as a self-employed consultant, financed by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) in line with ARA recommended salary guidelines: http://www.archives.org.uk/careers/jobs.html.
The start date is negotiable, although project commencement by the end of July/beginning of August 2015 is desirable; it can be worked on a full-time or part-time basis, subject to agreement with premises management.. The project should be completed by July 2016.
Work will be undertaken in office processing space at the East London storage facility where the HFA is currently housed; the bulk of the material is in archive-quality boxes, there is an extended packing list of current box contents, and additional packaging and preservation materials can be made available. The storage facility office hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm; on working days the successful candidate will need to be at the facility for full days between these hours.