Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

Naval History Internships

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 20, 2017


The National Museum of the American Sailor internship program allows for interns with numerous interests, strengths, and goals to gain practical, hands-on museum experience at the United States Navy’s newest museum.  As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.  The list below contains pertinent information about the Museum’s internship program, current internships available, and the steps necessary to apply for an internship.

Coastal Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 19, 2017

The Royal Commisison is looking to recruit a full time Investigator (Coastal Archaeology) for an exciting new European Funded Project CHERISH – Climate Change and Coastal Heritage.  
£23,400 rising to £26,400 (appointment will be at the minimum of the pay scale.

Closes 17 February

NOAA Hydrographic Survey Techs

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 18, 2017

Hydrographic Assistant Survey Technician serves on a ship, launch, small boat, or field party engaged in oceanographic or survey operations performing such activities as: operating and monitoring fathometers, multibeam, singlebeam or side-scan-sonar instruments, including annotating records and recording data using the above mentioned equipment. Assist in the staging and set-up during preparations for, and at the completion, of oceanographic and survey operations such as tide gauge, horizontal control or sound velocity. Performs oceanographic and/or survey observations, measurements, and calculations. Assist in preparation, installation, deployment and recovery of oceanographic and/or survey equipment and instruments. Process oceanographic and/or survey data, writing a descriptive report. Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.

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Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 17, 2017

Closes February 14, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The post of Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History will contribute to extending the research profile of History at Exeter, with a preference for areas related or complementary to the Mediterranean and maritime trade in the Early Modern period. This full time post is available from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2020 in the College Humanities on a fixed term basis.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent in History and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of historical research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics;  a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( www.exeter.ac.uk/working ) for more information.

Vancouver Maritime Museum Executive Director

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 16, 2017

The Vancouver Maritime Museum Society (VMMS) and the Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) celebrate the profound significance of the oceans and waterways of the Pacific and Arctic, through the preservation and growth of an extraordinary collection, and by acting as a centre for dialogue, research and experience.

The centerpiece of the Museum is the St. Roch, an historic arctic exploration vessel of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It was the first ship to circumnavigate the Northwest Passage. The museum also has extensive galleries of maritime art and artifacts, model ships, and a large library and archives.  The Museum is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The VMMS (a registered non-profit since 1959) is seeking an Executive Director with the skills, experience and passion to lead the daily operations of the Museum and to further its Vision and Mandate.

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) and provides strategic leadership and active support to the staff, Board, and community in the administration and operations of the VMM.  The ED is responsible for the development and implementation of a formal business plan which supports the strategic vision of the VMMS, the execution of this plan, and associated reporting functions back to the VMMS Board of Directors.  The ED exercises fiscal responsibility, stewardship, and comptrollership of the VMM and ensures that the VMMS Board of Directors has thorough, accurate and timely financial information as well as metrics and statistics that measure key performance indicators (KPI’s).  The ED’s office oversees the recruitment, hiring and training of qualified staff and volunteers, establishes and maintains professional Human Resource practices and ensures that the VMM is a harassment free workplace.

Archaeologist (Coastal and Marine)

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 16, 2017


Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:
Archaeologist (Coastal & Marine) based in Salisbury or Edinburgh
Ref: EDNCM0117 (Salisbury/Edinburgh)
Officer Grade – £19,650 to £26,297
Supervisor Grade – £18,957 to £20,602
Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Welshpool.
The position:
Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine has been developing its capacity to undertake archaeological investigations in inland waters, intertidal and marine environments in the UK and abroad for over 15 years, and is a recognised leader in these sectors. We are seeking to make a permanent appointment to meet continuing demand for our services.
We are seeking to further expand our team’s existing strong capacity in either our Salisbury or Edinburgh office in the following areas:
  • Desk based coastal and marine archaeological studies, including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Archaeological diving
  • Coastal and marine fieldwork

Internships with NHHC Underwater Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on December 21, 2016

Internships with NHHC Underwater Archaeology

The Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) is responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the US Navy’s sunken military craft. The Navy oversees one of the largest collections of submerged cultural resources, which includes over 2,500 shipwrecks and 14,000 aircraft wrecks dispersed globally. The UAB was established to manage these sites and to advise NHHC and the Department of the Navy on all matters related to the science of underwater archaeology and historic preservation as it pertains to military ship and aircraft wreck sites.

An important objective for NHHC is public outreach and education, which the UAB accomplishes by disseminating information, issuing publications, developing education materials, and providing lectures to the Navy and the general public on underwater archaeology, conservation, history, and cultural resources management policy. We also offer internships for undergraduate and graduate students! Learn about the NHHC internship program.

We actively seek eager students wanting to learn about the maritime archaeology field to gain real world experience working in a federal archaeological  program. Interns gain experience with policy, ship, aircraft and cultural resource management research, conservation and public outreach issues.

We are currently accepting intern applications for the Spring and Summer 2017. There is no set length for an internship. Spring applicants apply now to start in mid February or March!

Duration: The minimum period with our branch is six weeks full time or part time (part time is min. 18 hrs per week). Internships can last an academic quarter or semester, during which time a student may serve on either a full or part-time basis.

Expenses: The Naval History and Heritage Command provides no salaries or other stipends to interns.

How to Apply: Visit our website to apply NHHC internship program

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Director, Maritime History Center

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on December 20, 2016

U.S. Naval War College Seeks
Director, Maritime History Center
Director, US Naval War College Museum
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy.  U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies or in Defense & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  The College has four main missions:  Educate and Develop Leaders; Support Defining the Future Navy and Associated Roles and Missions; Support Combat Readiness; and Strengthen Global Maritime Partnerships.  More information on the College can be found at http://www.usnwc.edu.

Maritime History Center:  The Maritime History Center (MHC) manages and directs the Naval War College’s maritime history research and sea service heritage programs throughout the College.  It serves as the central resource and contact point in matters relating to maritime history and has particular responsibility for implementing and coordinating the College’s research and writing program in this area. The MHC also provides the interface between the NWC, the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), and the NWC Museum.  The Director of the MHC simultaneously serves as the Director of the NWC Museum and falls under the Dean of Academics.  Additional support to the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, and International programs in support of the NWC’s four main missions aligns with the core purpose of the MHC and is an integral aspect of the Director’s role.  The MHC works closely with the Ernest J. King Visiting Professor of Maritime History, who serves the College as a senior academic expert in the field of maritime history.
– See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000344887-01#sthash.bMH6VlF6.dpuf

Closes 30 December.


Submerged Pre-Contact Archaeology Fully Funded PhD Scholarship

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on December 16, 2016


Flinders University’s Department of Archaeology is offering a three-year PhD scholarship for full-time research on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research project entitled “The Deep History of Sea Country: Climate, Sea-Level and Culture”.

This exciting project is a partnership between Flinders University, University of Western Australia, James Cook University, Curtin University, Aarhus University (Denmark) and the University of York (United Kingdom).

This project aims to investigate the records of the now-submerged Pilbara coast (50,000 to 7,000 years ago). The project integrates cultural and environmental studies and material analysis, and adapts a method from confirmed submarine middens in the SW Baltic Sea. Therefore a component of the project will also evaluate the process of submerged at known submerged deposits. The project will use marine, aerial and diver-based survey and recording techniques to investigate physical and cultural submerged landscapes. This project expects to influence heritage and environmental management and the marine heritage sector in addition to expanding the discipline of maritime archaeology in Australia to include submerged pre-contact archaeology.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience in Australian Archaeology and/or Baltic Archaeology and will be prepared to work on a project aimed at deep time and human-environment interaction. The successful applicant will have an interest in coastal hunter-gatherers and early maritime communities and will be able to work independently and as part of a larger team. The successful applicant will undertake their research within the Department of Archaeology’s Maritime Archaeology Program.

The PhD candidate will receive Principal supervision by Dr Jonathan Benjamin, with support of the project team and other internal experts at Flinders.


The scholarship includes:

  • a stipend  valued at $26,682* per annum tax free (*increased annually by consumer price index)
  • a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship to cover tuition fees.

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of three years. Recipients may be eligible for one six month extension subject to application and consideration by the Scholarships Committee.

The project will be resourced through the field budget, providing a unique and well funded program of underwater archaeological, geoarchaeological and geophysical activities and mentorship.

Maritime Archaeology Conservator

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on December 15, 2016

The mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum is to collect, preserve, research, document, and interpret the maritime history, culture, and environment of coastal North Carolina for diverse, public and specialized audiences to inspire appreciation, encourage discovery, and promote an active, responsible understanding for maritime heritage among present and future generations.

In 1996 an 18th-century shipwreck was discovered adjacent to Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. Based on its location, date, and analysis of the artifact assemblage, the wreck is identified as the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) (1718). The location of the site is in NC state waters; the wreck belongs to the state of North Carolina. NCR is the parent organization responsible for the management, protection, preservation and development of the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) Shipwreck.

This position’s working title is QAR Conservator (IMLS). The position is a two-year, time-limited, permanent position for an archaeological conservator. It is grant funded and part of an IMLS Collections Stewardship Project (MA-30-16-0501-16) for the QAR.

Job closes on 12/30/2016. You want a job? this is a good job in the field.

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