Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

Archaeological Conservator State of Maryland

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 22, 2017

The Research & Preservation Specialist I/Conservator examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the Conservation Program of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

Closes May 4

CDM Smith also hiring for the FEMA Underwater Archaeology Jobs

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 22, 2017

CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 22, 2017

MOLA is delighted to host the CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) project, an exciting community archaeology project working with local volunteers on England’s coastline and estuaries. Now in year 3 of our generous grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, CITiZAN supports a new national focus and forum for integrating local groups monitoring and surveying the exposed and eroding archaeological heritage of our coasts and tidal estuaries.

We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training to share the role of CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training, to assist the CITiZAN team working out of our Portsmouth office at Fort Cumberland. The post holder will part-time basis, working flexibly based at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the South West CITiZAN team in delivering the key targets of the CITiZAN Training Programme: organising and delivering training events and workshops; assisting the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach with outreach events; and helping to increase the profile of CITiZAN in the South West.

Applicants must have knowledge of intertidal zone archaeology and associated recording systems, demonstrable experience working with volunteers within projects of extended duration, social media campaigns, and working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects within time and budget constraints.

Closes May 5.

Underwater Archaeologists

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 20, 2017
FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain architect–engineers, consultants, and other related professional services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure damaged by natural or man-made disasters. In preparation for future task orders we are looking for candidates interested in working on the PA TAC. Our Program Management Team is building a team, who is interested in temporary assignments (90 days minimum) in Cleveland,  OH. U.S. Candidates for the FEMA assignments must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check, and be able to mobilize within 24-48 hours.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Due to the nature of the work, selected candidates need to have excellent client communication skills and must meet the following requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research to completion, usually evidenced by timely completion of research reports or other similar documents.
  • Seven-to-ten (7-10) years of experience in maritime archaeology.
  • At least twelve (12) months of professional experience and/or specialized training in archaeological field, laboratory, administration, or management.
  • At least four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in or maritime archaeology.
  • At least one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of maritime archaeology.
  • Current diving certification from one of the recognized national agencies (PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors, NAUI National Association of Underwater Instructors, BSAC British Sub Aqua Club etc.)
  • Must have knowledge of the theory and method of archaeological research and knowledge of the theory and method of professional research diving in order to blend archaeological 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 of investigative results, and to evaluate the significance and proper management or interpretive treatment of submerged archaeological resources.
  • A professional knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory including Great Lakes and/or maritime cultural landscapes, methods and technique is required so that the SOI archaeologist comprehends the reasons for implementing field and archaeological sampling techniques.
  • Knowledge of Cleveland Harbor, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, maritime architecture and history. Must be able to conduct library research on general and specific topics related to Great Lakes history, vessel history, general and economic history and archaeological method.
  • Ability to use and interpret the results of a variety of diagnostic and test equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, intermediate pressure gauges, to solve in field equipment issues.
  • Ability to plan, supervise, direct and complete marine remote sensing archaeological projects within the scope and specifications provided by the project director or higher level archaeologist.
  • Ability to gather and interpret accurate and precise remote sensing survey data from Great Lakes or marine contexts via the use of side-scan sonar, single or multi-beam echo sounders, magnetometers and sub-bottom profilers, bottom classification instruments.

Coastal Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 13, 2017

The Discovery Programme is looking to recruit posts for an exciting new European Funded Project CHERISH – Climate Change and Coastal Heritage

Lead Research Archaeologist (Coastal Archaeology) – CHERISH European Funded Project

Closes 21 April.

Data Exploitation Analyst (Underwater Archaeology)

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 6, 2017


The Data Exploitation Analyst participates in all phases of data collection, processing, and reporting at a customer site in Suitland/Camp Spring, MD. The primary responsibilities of this role are to acquire, analyze, compile, evaluate, and review data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements.



  • Associate’s Degree in a technical or related field. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of related experience.
  • Background in GIS products (ESRI) and Side Look Sonars (SLS) processing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance is required. Must hold/acquire a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and work independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to pass and maintain a maritime physical.  Must take maritime safety training IAW the US coast guard guidelines and meet physical, dental, and regional immunization requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Oceanography, Underwater Archeology, or related field.
  • Experience with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), & Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and their support equipment.
  • Experience with SLS systems, Doppler Sonars, Navigation & underwater cameras equipment.
  • Knowledge of products like SonarWiz, Hypack and WinFrog.

Nautical Archaeology Training Workshop and Dinner

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 28, 2017

Nautical Archaeology Training Workshop and Dinner

One of the cornerstones of the shipwreck research program at the National Museum of the Great Lakes is its training program run in conjunction with the Maritime Archaeology Survey Team (MAST).  This training program has trained over 350 avocational archaeologists over the last 15 years.  The training occurs over three days: April 29-30 and either May 20 or 21. You do not have to be a SCUBA diver to take the training. Classroom training takes place at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. In-water practice takes place at White Star Quarry in Gibsonburg, Ohio.

Over the course of three days, our Basic Workshop will teach students the basics of surveying a shipwreck.  We will cover: Ship Terms, Laws and Ethics, Research, Survey Tools, and Trilateration (the technique we use to measure shipwrecks) as well as much more.

The workshop is designed for divers and non-divers.  The work is also appropriate for novice or new divers.  The cost of the class is $170 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program on April 29.  Please note: this is a three day class – a full weekend in April with classroom and dry run practicals.  Then one of two days in May (20 or 21) for in-water practice. In conjunction with the training, MAST will host their annual meeting and dinner program.  The annual dinner is open to everyone. This year’s dinner speaker – Wayne Lusardi, Michigan State Underwater Archaeologist – will discuss aircraft wrecks in the Great Lakes.

Members of MAST have the opportunity to assist with the investigation and recording of shipwrecks in Lake Erie each summer. For more information, visit http://www.ohiomast.org/.

NPS Terrestrial and Submerged Archaeology Intern

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 28, 2017
NPS: Terrestrial and Submerged Archeology Cultural Resource Management Intern- AmeriCorps
American Conservation Experience – MemberHomestead, FL
$525 a week – Internship
Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Biscayne National Park (BISC) in Florida is seeking ONE Terrestrial and Submerged Archeology Cultural Resource Management Intern to dedicate one year assisting the park archeologist and archeological technician with all aspects of the Cultural Resource Management Program. Duties include 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 participate in public interpretation activities at the park.
This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic, emerging professionals with a background or interest in cultural resource management, archeology, or anthropology who possesses a deep interest in advancing their career goals through learning and commitment to the Biscayne National Park’s professional staff and resources.

Start Date: YTBD, 2017
End Date: One year from start date, 2018 A 52-week commitment is required *

Location: Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida.
Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.

Project Website: For more information about the park, please visit their website at: https://www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm . For more information regarding American Conservation Experience: http://www.usaconservation.org/ .

Compensation: The ACE intern will be expected to serve 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $300/week plus a housing allowance of $225/week for a total of $525/week, paid out bi-weekly. A one-time (not to exceed) $400 travel reimbursement is also available for the intern to ease associated costs of relocation.
The intern will have use of a government vehicle for project-related travel, though a personal vehicle is required for time off and transportation to/from the duty station. Housing may be available provided (for a fee) by the NPS, but is not guaranteed.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($2,887.50) upon successful completion of internship hours. Additional enrollment is required.

Position Description:The primary requirements of the internship will be:

  • serve as an assistant and “dive buddy” to the park archeologist and/or archeological technician during underwater archeological site monitoring and condition assessments.
  • participate in a large-scale survey and inventory project focused on new site identification, particularly the potential remains of the Guerrero, a pirate slave trader possibly lost in park waters.
  • Participate in an insitu conservation project of large historic iron artifacts
  • may also have the opportunity to participate in the instruction of an avocational 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 CRM intern will work directly for the BISC Chief of Resource Management and alongside an archeological technician. Additional duties include:

  • participating in a minimum of 50 archeological site condition assessments (both terrestrial and submerged)
  • performing at least 40 hours of research and 80 hours of laboratory work to assist with the Guerrero survey, will assist in drafting archeological site reports and plans, and will assist with the maintenance of the NPS ASMIS (Archeological Sites Management and Information System) database.
  • potentially assist in archeological field investigations that may include underwater or terrestrial site survey or test excavations, and will also work in the archeological laboratory working to conserve, process, and analyze archeological collections from submerged field projects.

Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or have relevant experience in Anthropology, History, Archeology, or a closely related field.

Intern must be a certified SCUBA diver (open water or higher level) and possessing of a physical condition allowing them to pass a medical exam and strenuous swimming and SCUBA diving assessments required of all NPS scientific divers. SCUBA diving is a requirement of this internship and any recipients of the internship who do not pass the NPS SCUBA requirements will be replaced.

Intern must have independent means of transportation. Though adjacent to an urban setting, the park is remote from public transportation. Between the ages of 18 and 35 Must be a US Citizen and Permanent Resident Must have a valid driver’s license; clean driving record, and the ability to provide documentation, personal vehicle is required English proficiency required Effective communication skills Ability to complete tasks well with others and individually Ability to safely follow procedures used in the field Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required Intern must provide a recent writing sample.
The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

Preferred: Ideal intern would have experience with archeological field work in both submerged and terrestrial environments. Ideal intern would have experience with, or knowledge of, Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in cultural resource management. Ideal intern would have experience with or knowledge of techniques of archeological material conservation, particularly with materials recovered from submerged environments. Ideal intern would have experience with small boat operation.

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume, cover letter, recent writing sample, and relevant SCUBA certification, along with three professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on the ACE website: usaconservation.org
NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Program Manager, Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or pwoodruff@usaconservation.org .

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Submerged prehistoric underwater archaeology field school at FSU

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 27, 2017

National Historic Ships Policy and Projects

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 24, 2017

Operating from Royal Museums Greenwich, National Historic Ships – UK (NHS – UK) acts as the primary source of objective advice to the government and Heritage Lottery Fund on historic ship preservation and funding priorities. As the principal national focus for all matters relating to ship preservation, it also provides expert and informed advice to a range of organisations.

Closes 17 April.

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