Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs


Maritime Cultural Resources Analyst, Monterey, CA

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 31, 2010

Position Description
Part-time, approx. 20-30 hrs/wk; temp, approx. 6 months w/possible extension

Will assist Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Center with data compilation for a resource and management assessment of MPAs throughout the U.S. Will gather, organize and verify site-specific information on cultural heritage resources within MPAs in the MPA Inventory (a geospatial database designed to catalog and classify marine protected areas), consult with existing MPA program partners to ensure data accuracy and completeness, and compile data in an organized database for querying and related spatial GIS analyses. Other work will include supporting the MPA Inventory team and the MPA Center’s Cultural Resources Coordinator to design a suitable and efficient data gathering approach and protocol through independently researching and mining existing information to compile a comprehensive MPA resource and management database.1-2 years experience with maritime history, nautical archaeology, or cultural resource management background. Should be proficient in Excel and tabular data management, have good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and ability to prioritize work and function independently on initiative.
Experience with GIS is preferred.Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

BS in Marine Sciences, Geography, related discipline, or equivalent.

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Maritime Cultural Resources Analyst, Silver Spring, MD

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 31, 2010

Position Description
Part-time, approx. 20-30 hrs/wk; temp, approx. 6 months w/possible extension

Will assist Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Center with data compilation for a resource and management assessment of MPAs throughout the U.S. Will gather, organize and verify site-specific information on cultural heritage resources within MPAs in the MPA Inventory (a geospatial database designed to catalog and classify marine protected areas), consult with existing MPA program partners to ensure data accuracy and completeness, and compile data in an organized database for querying and related spatial GIS analyses. Other work will include supporting the MPA Inventory team and the MPA Center’s Cultural Resources Coordinator to design a suitable and efficient data gathering approach and protocol through independently researching and mining existing information to compile a comprehensive MPA resource and management database.1-2 years experience with maritime history, nautical archaeology, or cultural resource management background. Should be proficient in Excel and tabular data management, have good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and ability to prioritize work and function independently on initiative.
Experience with GIS is preferred.Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

BS in Marine Sciences, Geography, related discipline, or equivalent.

29 October 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 29, 2010

1) Associate Professorship of Maritime Archaeology, University of Southern Denmark, closes 14 December

2) Education Director, Texas Maritime Museum, closes 1 November

3) Collections Manager: Immediate opening at growing and very active historical society in southeastern Connecticut for part-time (20-30 hrs per week) staff member to oversee all aspects of care, documentation and registration of diverse, multi-site collection, including works of art, maritime artifacts, manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, furniture, and toys. Working knowledge of cataloguing, best curatorial practices, artifact handling, conservation methods, evaluation, and storage. Must possess leadership and supervisory skills, experience in historical interpretation, interacting with public, student interns, volunteers, museum visitors. Demonstrated expertise in exhibit planning and installation. Able to assist in all aspects of museum operations. Other requirements: Graduate degree in history, museum studies or related field; know-how in digital photography; facility in standard computer programs as well as Pastperfect or comparable software. Carpentry skills a plus. The successful candidate will have solid interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and with team; be organized, detail-oriented and resourceful on limited budget; able to multi-task. Also required: professional verbal and written skills. Must be available many weekends and holidays. Email resume, cover letter, salary requirements, published writing sample, and list of three references with contact information to Director@Stoningtonhistory.org.

4) Educator, The Mariners’ Museum, ncd

Webinar: Managing Cultural Resources on Submerged Lands

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 25, 2010

29th International Submerged Lands Management Conference
Webinar Series: September – December 2010

Hosted by: Florida DEP’s Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas

Conference Purpose

Increase awareness of the management issues surrounding submerged lands within the U.S, Canada, and the Caribbean, and provide a forum for discussion about submerged lands issues.

Session on Managing Submerged Cultural Resources during the conference webinar series at 3:30 PM on November 18, 2010.  More specifically this session will cover issues surrounding the assessment of injury and damage to submerged cultural resources from oil or chemical spills, groundings, looting or any other man made impact. The speakers will discuss the various methodologies that are used to conduct these assessments, the presence or absence of laws at the federal or state levels, and the legal requirements for assessment data to be used in pursuing legal action.  It will feature four national experts in the field of cultural resource damage assessment, Mr. Martin McAllister, MA, RPS and Dr. Larry Murphy, RPA who are leading consulting archaeologists and trainers in the field of archaeological damage assessment; Mr. David Alberg, Superintendent of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Ole Varmer, and International Law attorney with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.  Attached is a more detailed abstract and biographical information about the session and speakers.

If you are a public land manager, archaeologist, attorney or other cultural resources professional you will not want to miss this session.  It is free of charge and offers CEUs for attorneys.

The session is 3:00 to 4:30 PM on November 18th, 2010.  To register please follow the link below:

 https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/958459130

2011 International Congress of Maritime Museums

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 25, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Congress of Maritime Museums Conference 2011

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington D.C. The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia USA

9 – 15 October 2011

Maritime Museums 2011: Connecting with the future

Adapting to change is nothing new for maritime museums, but the pace and breadth of changes we face in the 21st century are already straining resources. Connecting with the Future will explore the very real challenges that confront us in an age of changing demographics, economics, communications and technology. How best can maritime museums identify and exploit opportunities in an environment of economic turmoil; continuing social change and technological innovation?

This international conference will bring leading thinkers and practitioners from within and beyond the museum sector to inform what future directions maritime museums might take. The focus of the academic programme will be to explore innovative solutions to strategic and practical challenges.

Papers are invited for the main sessions of the conference based on the following themes: Connecting with visitors:on-site and on-line; Showing impact: economic, social and cultural; Innovations in collections interpretation and access; The power of partnerships; Leadership. Papers should address these broader issues within the context of maritime museums and collections. All sessions will have a session leader who will assume the role of discussant, providing an expert overview of the session theme. The ICMM conference language is English.

Please provide an abstract of 300 words by email to: Rachel.Mulhearn@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Deadline for Call for Papers is 17 December 2010

24 October 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 24, 2010

1) Assistant Professor of Military History, US Military Academy at West Point, closes December 1

We seek an historian with research expertise in either Air and Naval Warfare or the History of Science and Technology (preferably both); expertise in a non-Western field is desirable.

2) Library and Archive Curator, SS Great Britain Trust, closes November 9

3) 2 Documentation Assistants, SS Great Britain Trust, closes November 19

New Program in Screen and Media Production

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 18, 2010

Flinders University:

Our progams in Screen and Media Production provide post-production skills, knowledge of screen and media production, and an understanding of issues and theory in a related field of study (Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Maritime Archaeology or Tourism).

You will learn skills in a range of commonly employed documentary production practices and develop the ability to collaborate with peers on basic screen-production projects.

New York State Underwater Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 18, 2010

Historic Preservation Specialist (Archaeology), closes October 28.

Documented experience working with submerged sites including shipwrecks strongly encouraged. 

Familiarity with New York State prehistory, history and maritime history encouraged. Familiarity with the interpretation of information gathered including side scan sonar, magnetometer, and sub-bottom profiling.

Call For Papers

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 16, 2010

1) Society for the History of Navy Medicine Seeks Panel Members.

2) Call for Papers

39th Annual Maritime History Symposium

Maine Maritime Museum

Topic: “The Navy and Maine”

April 30, 2011

Maine Maritime Museum’s symposium this year will cover a broad range of naval topics with an impact on Maine. Naval vessels built in the state, Maine naval shipyards and duty stations, naval seamen from Maine, the defense of the Maine coast, naval action along the Maine coast, all naval subjects with any relation to Maine will be open for presentation and debate. There is no time period restriction. The theme was inspired by local concerns regarding the 2011 closing of Maine’s Brunswick Naval Air Station, but presentations need not be focused on the air base, Cold War, or ASW topics.

This Symposium will also complement Maine Maritime Museum’s exhibit (Feb. 19 to Aug. 7, 2011) Cold Waters, Cold War: the 20th Century Navy in Maine.

To propose a speaker or to volunteer to speak, contact senior curator Nathan Lipfert, lipfert@maritimeme.org, or 207-443-1316, ext. 328.

Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530
207-443-1316, ext 328, fax 207-443-1665
www.mainemaritimemuseum.org
lipfert@maritimeme.org

15 October 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 15, 2010

1) Director of Education, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, ncd

2) Maritime Historian, Assistant Professor, US Merchant Marine Academy, closes October 29.

3) The USS LST Ship Memorial is seeking an Executive Director for the LST 325 in Evansville, Indiana.

The Executive Director is responsible for effectively managing the overall operation and administration of the LST 325 and serves at the pleasure of and reports to the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is responsible for planning and the day-to-day management of the ship. This includes developing and managing tourism, managing staff, promoting new programs and activities, recruiting volunteers, and directing public affairs efforts, as well as directing minor maintenance activities on the ship.

Pease send Resumes to: Ken Frank, USS LST Ship Memorial, 840 LST Drive, Evansville, Indiana 47713

12 October 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 12, 2010

1) Executive Director, The Hudson River Maritime Museum, closes November 15

2) Museum/Public Libraries Outreach Intern

The USS Constitution Museum seeks an energetic, enthusiastic intern to assist in the development of a Museum/Public Libraries outreach program.  The Museum is reaching out to public libraries to bring the stories of USS Constitution and her crew into the home setting through discovery kits. The Old Ironsides Family Fun Kit contains engaging, hands-on games and activities that provide families with the opportunity to have fun and learn together about Constitution‘s diverse crew and what life was like at sea during the Age of Sail. Interns will be engaged in a variety of activities, including front-end evaluation with families, research into the field of museum and library education, literature reviews, contacting museum and library professionals, developing activities, and refining current elements.  Interns will work closely with project staff in the Museum’s Curatorial and Museum Learning departments.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about family learning and programming, has a strong interest in outreach in libraries and museums, has excellent communication skills, and is willing to work with the public. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to Rebecca Parmer, Archivist, at rparmer@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129. This is an unpaid internship opportunity. For more information, please call 617-426-1812 x118.

6 October 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 6, 2010

1) e-learning Assistant, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, closes October 7

2) Collections Assistant, Scottish Maritime Museum, closes October 25

2011 WDHOF Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 5, 2010

Applications now being accepted for the 2011 Women Divers Hall of Fame/Cecelia Connelly Memorial Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology, Applications open from October 1 through November 26.

Regional Workshop on the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Central American, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 1, 2010

The UNESCO Mexico office, in collaboration with the office in Cuba and Paris headquarters, is organizing a regional workshop entitled “Technical and legal challenges of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Central America and Mexico“. This workshop takes place from 1 to 3 December 2010 in San Miguel Cozumel, Quintana Roo-Mexico.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a follow-up on previous meetings in view of identifying the necessary measures and evaluating the progress towards a better protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Moreover the workshop will explore the links between the protection of cultural and natural heritage in order to develop an integrated approach.

Volunteer Divers for Archaeological Project in Florida

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 1, 2010

Dives began in September and continue through October.

Operational details – This site has previously given up Paleo Indian and other pre-historic remains (dated at 10 – 11,000 yrs old) and it is believed to contain additional items of potential historical importance including significant fossilized remains. We are seeking volunteer divers to assist with the sub-surface excavation at the site. We will be removing build up that has covered the wall over the last 20 plus years (since last dive operations were concluded). This a strictly volunteer opportunity and we anticipate that it will be limited to a maximum of 12 to 14 volunteer divers. Training will be provided, divers will be recognized for their contributions and divers are free to discuss/post their experiences while on the site, with minimal limitations.

Dive Qualifications Required – We will consider any diver with an advanced open water certification that includes training as a deep diver and nitrox diver. Although vis at the site is generally good, some operations may cause limited visibility, so a night/limited visibility or cave/technical wreck certification is recommended but not required. All participants will receive training in underwater archeological technique and c-cards will be available upon request.

Call for Papers Naval and Maritime History

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 1, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS
Naval and Maritime History
2011 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2011 McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, on 15-16 September 2011. The 2009 symposium was very successful, with over 250 in attendance, and 138 papers presented.

Proposals dealing with any aspect of naval and maritime history are welcome. Proposals should include an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a one-page vita. Most encouraged are proposals for panels, containing an abstract for each paper and brief vita for each panelist. Mail proposals to Dr. Marcus Jones, History Department (12C), 107 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5044; send electronic proposals to mojones@usna.edu. The deadline for submitting proposals is 21 January 2011. The program committee expects to finalize the program in February 2011; final versions of papers are due to the symposium committee and panel chairs by 1 August 2011.

A limited number of travel stipends are available to scholars residing outside the United States and to graduate students within the United States. Please indicate your desire to apply for a travel stipend in the cover letter or email that contains your proposal.  The program committee will award prizes to the best papers presented at the Symposium. As in the past, we will publish selected papers at a later date.

Information on the 2011 symposium can be found online at www.usna.edu/History/Symposium. Specific inquiries should be directed to Dr. Marcus Jones at mojones@usna.edu.

1 October 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 1, 2010

1) Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, Vice President Collections and Interpretation.

The Vice President Collections and Interpretation serves as the chief curator or lead content officer in implementing the institution’s mission statement in terms of both collections and interpretation through exhibition, publication, online dissemination, and educational programs. The position is one which has high public exposure as regards to interfacing with VIP visitors, library donors, and board members. Competitive salary and benefits.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pritzkermilitarylibrary.net. Opportunities will be posted until the interview process is complete and the positions have been filled. No phone calls, please.

2) Maritime Ethnographer, University of Ulster, closes 15 October

The postholder will carry out research in the field of Celtic folklore and narrative tradition, specifically on the project ‘Stories of the Sea: A Typological Study of Maritime Memorates in Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic folklore traditions’. S/he is required to have native or near-native competence in Modern Irish and /or Scottish Gaelic. (Fixed-term for 18 months.)

3) Director, Tahoe Maritime Museum, ncd