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.
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.
Due to the nature of the work, selected candidates need to have excellent client communication skills and must meet the following requirements:
The Discovery Programme is looking to recruit posts for an exciting new European Funded Project CHERISH – Climate Change and Coastal Heritage
Closes 21 April.
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.
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/.
American Conservation Experience – Member – Homestead, 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
Location: Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida.
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.
Position Description:The primary requirements of the internship will be:
The CRM intern will work directly for the BISC Chief of Resource Management and alongside an archeological technician. Additional duties include:
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 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.
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
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.