Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

The Center for Wooden Boats

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 29, 2010

Boatshop and Livery Manager, The Center for Wooden Boats, ncd


Maritime Archaeologist (Senior Project Officer)

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 26, 2010

Maritime Archaeologist (Senior Project Officer), Headland Archaeology, Ltd., closes December 12th.

24 November 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 24, 2010

Director, Scottish Maritime Museum, closes December 17.

Registrar/Collections Manager, Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 18, 2010

Registrar/Collections Manager at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, closes 31 December

2011 Underwater Archaeology Field School in the Mediterranean Sea

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 16, 2010

Multiple field sessions beginning on May 18, 2011 through November 14, 2011. Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean Sea, Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria. Apply today!

2011 Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society Intro course in Underwater Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 16, 2010

Can’t afford a Caribbean cruise this winter? Looking for something dive related to do while your dive gear is stowed away for the season? Want a unique Christmas gift for that someone special(or yourself maybe)? You might consider the…………

MAHS Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology – 2011

The Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS) is accepting applications for its annual Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology starting Wednesday January 26, 2011. The course consists of nine evening sessions (7:30-9:00pm) on Wednesday nights at the McLean High School, Media Center, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA, and a pool session.

The cost of the course is $175 (Make checks payable to MAHS, PO Box 44382, L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20026). Course texts, which are optional, are expected to cost about $25. The class is open to all interested persons.

2011 Underwater Archaeology Course Schedule
Jan 26 Introduction to Underwater Archaeology
Feb 2 Archival Research
Feb 16 Ship’s Architecture
Feb 23 Position Fixing and Search Methods
Mar 2 Surveying, Recording and Mapping
Mar 9 Photography and Video Documentation
Mar 16 Conservation of Artifacts
Mar 23 Ethics and the Law
TBD Apr Survey and Mapping Pool Session
Mar 30 Project Planning and Report Preparation
Apr 6 Snow Dates if earlier sessions are canceled

If your schedule or location do not permit attending these evening classes, MAHS also offers the course on DVD with instructor guide for $199.95. For further info on the video course contact Steven Anthony at (301) 419-8222 or santhony@mahsnet.org  

Upon completion of the introductory course, the student who is a certified scuba diver will be eligible to enroll in an underwater archaeology field school to be held in Key Largo, FL the last two weekends in June 2011(dates TBD) or in local area field schools to be scheduled later. PADI certifications in underwater/maritime archaeology are available to graduates of these courses.

MAHS is an internationally recognized non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the research and preservation of our maritime heritage and to increasing the general public‚s awareness of this heritage. As part of our charter, we hold bimonthly meetings with guest speakers, conduct various underwater archaeology courses and field schools annually, and participate in various interesting and exciting archaeological and historical projects.

For further information about the course see our website at www.mahsnet.org or contact Tom Berkey (703) 978-4429 (leave name and number) or tberkey1@verizon.net.

2011 Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 16, 2010

Saint Mary’s College-University of Rhode Island Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology

The Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a joint research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty and students of Saint Mary’s College of California and the University of Rhode Island.  The field school
is a research-based learning experience that will expose students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, remote sensing survey, and underwater documentation of historic shipwrecks.

The field school will be conducted in the three week period from July 18 -Aug 10, 2011. Classroom work related to maritime history and maritimearchaeological field methods will comprise week one. Underwater research and
documentation of 16th and 17th century shipwrecks will be conducted inBermuda during the remaining two weeks. Students will receive 3 units of upper division anthropology credit.

Course enrollment will be limited to 12 students.  There are no academic prerequisites, but all participants in the field school must obtain both scuba and AAUS certification prior to the beginning of the field school and must have their own diving equipment (no tanks or weights required).  While in Bermuda, students will participate in each of three research modules: laboratory training in the museum’s conservation facility, archaeological survey and documentation of historic shipwrecks, and archival research in the Bermuda Archives, located in the nearby city of Hamilton.  In addition, students will attend periodic lectures on such topics as archival research methods, archaeological survey (magnetometer and visual survey), site excavation and mapping, analysis of archaeological data, conservation of waterlogged artifacts, etc. 

Application Procedures

For applications or additional information, please contact Professor James M. Allan of the Saint Mary’s College Anthropology Department jallan@stmarys-ca.edu or Professor Roderick Mather of the University of Rhode Island History Department roderick@uri.edu, who are the co-directors of the program.

11 November 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 11, 2010

1) Editor, The Nautical Institute, closes 10 December

2) Curator, Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Applications Contact person: Jackie Cornelius
Application due date: 2010/12/23
Salary range: $50,884.56 – $63,203.76
Web Address: http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org

Duties: Supervise the care of the Museum’s collection of maritime artifacts and create new educational exhibits for the education of the general public and school groups. The collection includes maritime artifacts and works of art, photographs, ship relics, and an operating 1944 tugboat. Duties include: evaluation, accession, and conservation of collection, as well as working within the community to identify and acquire appropriate additions to the collection. Refine and update exhibits as necessary to ensure that subject matter is relevant to the Museum’s mission. Maintain an inventory of acquired items and provide for proper storage. Supervise volunteers and interns working on collection and exhibits. Work with the Museum Director and appropriate staff to create long-term plan for funding, care and display of collections. REQUIREMENTS 1. Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university is required. Master of Arts Degree preferred with concentration in history or museum studies. 2. Two years of curatorial and exhibit experience required as well as knowledge of museum standards and practices. Note: this position is exempt from civil service.
To Apply: Send resume to: City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, attn Jackie Cornelius, 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jackie.Cornelius@lacity.org / 213-202-3204, Deadline is December 23, 2010

Request for Proposal (RFP): Submerged Cultural Resources Inventory, Lower Potomac River Tributaries

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 9, 2010

Closes November 12, 2010. 10 am EST.

To bid, you’ll need to enter your company’s eVA Username and password under the Vendor Login section at the eVA website at http://www.eva.virginia.gov.  Once logged in, click on Business Opportunities, and then click on the Quick Quote link. 

If you are not registered in eVA, go to the eVA site at the above link.  To complete the registration process, you will need your TAX ID and Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number.  Once registered, login and follow the instructions as noted in the above paragraph.

Need help with Quick Quote?  Call eVA Customer Care at (866) 289-7367 or email eVACustomerCare@dgs.virginia.gov.

The information from the request is below:


Buyer Agency:      A423DHR – Department of Historic Resources
Buyer Name:        Jennifer Mayton
Buyer Phone:       804-862-6408
Buyer Email:       jennifer.mayton@dhr.virginia.gov
Request ID:        EVA001_QQ154753
Title:             Submerged Cultural Resources Inventory
Close Date:        11/12/2010 10:00 AM
Bid Valid (Days):  90
Award Method:      Grand Total
Service Area:      97

Comments:  All work must be completed by May 15, 2011.  For scope questions please contact Dave Hazzard 757-886-2820.  See attached scope of work.  Special Terms And Conditions:  DHR reserves the right to award to other than the lowest bid.  

Item Number:            1
Lot Number:             0
Item Description:       Underwater Cultural Resource Survey
Quantity:               1
UOM:                    LS
UOM Description:        lump sum
NIGP Code:              90648
NIGP Code Description:  Historical Preservation
Need By Date:           5/15/2011
Ship To:                Tidewater Region Preservation Office 14415 Old Courthouse Way,Second Floor,  Newport News, VA, 23608

Comments:  See scope of work.  For scope of work questions please contact Dave Hazzard at 757-886-2820.  All work must be completed by 5/15/2011.    Special Terms And Conditions:  DHR reserves the right to award to other than the lowest vendor.

Historic Conservator, FL Bureau of Archaeological Research

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 9, 2010

Closes December 8.

Performs routine conservation of historic and other artifacts (Historical Conservator): Carries out conservation of metal and wooden artifacts to professional standards, and conservation of other archaeological materials within to best level possible with available resources. Identifies and applies appropriate protective treatments to conserved artifacts, and maintains records of treatment.
Assigns and prioritizes conservation tasks assisting technicians, and trains new conservation techs in routine tasks (e.g., use of abrasion equipment, conservation tank set ups, proper use of equipment for moving heavy objects, proper handling and safety procedures for chemicals, correct application of post-conservation coats, record keeping, and lab safety).

Provides or coordinates technical support  in response to conservation related requests for assistance. Examples of requests for assistance include, technical advice on conservation and curation, technical advice about moving large and/or  fragile artifacts such as  cannons and canoes, or in selected cases, conservation of non-Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR) artifacts.  If appropriate to the request for technical assistance, the Historical Conservator writes cost estimates and assists with preparation of billings for contracted conservation work.

Coordinates with BAR Collections to maintain current and accurate artifact location information as items move into the lab, through different lab treatment stations, and out of the lab to a curation location; and to provide archival curation advice as needed.

Coordinates with BAR underwater staff and (selected) salvage contractors about scheduled annual inventories, artifact reviews, and logistics of salvage recovery divisions.  The Historical Conservator reviews shipwreck artifacts reported for division, and coordinates with BAR staff to identify items of interest and prepare the state’s request for division.  The logistics of review of artifacts (physical inspection, or contractor provided high resolution file images) and physical pickup of items divided to state are coordinated through the Historical Conservator.

Public information, including but not restricted to scheduling and hosting requested conservation tours, and historic artifact identifications. 

Performs other related duties as required.

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