Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

Archaeological Conservator

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 1, 2016

Archaeological Conservator, Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research. Closes 9/20/16

Assists the Historic Conservator with conserving marine and terrestrial archaeological objects.

Processes and documents archaeological objects.

Assists the Historic Conservator with facility and equipment maintenance. This duty includes procuring supplies, arranging for equipment inspections, and ensuring the laboratory workspace remains clean and neat.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with public outreach programs, including laboratory tours and other speaking engagements.

Assists the Historic Conservator with maintaining a safe lab environment, including safety inspections.

Assists the Historic Conservator with instructing and training conservation interns and volunteers.

Performs other related duties as requested.



Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaii Annual Symposium, Call for Papers

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 23, 2010

This is a call for papers for the 22nd Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific, February 18-21, 2011 in Hilo, on the Big island of Hawai`i. The theme for this year’s conference is “Reading Coastal Footprints: Ecology and Maritime Archaeology in the Pacific.” Paper topics are not limited to this theme but special consideration will be given to abstracts that incorporate this message.  Tentative session titles include:

 –  Historical and archaeological research on human influences on marine life

 –  Using ecological models in archaeology

 –  Recent maritime archaeology fieldwork

 –  General sessions on maritime archaeology and maritime history ABSTRACTS should be no more than 300 words and include a title, name(s) of presenters and affiliation. All presenters are expected to register for the conference. Information concerning registration will be sent to presenters upon acceptance of their abstracts. STUDENTS: There will be two student scholarships awarded to cover the registration fee for this conference. Please see the website for more information.

Deadline for Abstracts is November 1, 2010 Please email you abstract and contact information to: Suzanne Finney at finney[at]mahhi.org For more information about the conference, go to:  http://www.mahhi.org/

 All presenters will be notified by November 15, 2010

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar May 18-19

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 23, 2010

The Spring 2010 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS,
INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect
shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to
teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to
promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.

The two-day seminar will include one day of classroom-based learning and one day of in-field training.

Register by April 30.

Historian, US Merchant Marine Academy

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 23, 2010

This position is that of an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.  

This position is ideal for a highly motivated experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background in History to teach courses such as American history (including American maritime history), world history, and another field, such as international studies, literature and film or ethics and leadership to college age students.

Closes May 21

Supervisory Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 20, 2010

This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Histories and Archives Division (HAD), Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. The incumbent of this position provide strategic direction to the Navy Archives, Naval Histories Branch, Reference Branch, Navy Department Library, and Integration and Outreach activities of the NHHC in accordance with the NHHC and Navy strategic plans and guidance.

Closes April 23

16 April 2010

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 16, 2010

1) National Historic Ships Coordinator, National Maritime Museum, closes April 29

2) Collections Internship
The Naval War College Museum, an official U.S. Navy museum located in Newport, Rhode Island, offers unpaid collections internships available year-round. The museum seeks a dedicated individual to assist in cataloging the artifact collection of swords, uniforms, artwork, ship models and personal items that interpret the history of naval activity in the Narragansett Bay region from the colonial period to the present, and the institutional history of the Naval War College since 1884. The intern will gain experience in artifact handling, archival storage methods, cataloging, artifact photography and other collections management practices. Some filing and data entry will be required. This project’s scope and schedule can be tailored to accommodate the needs of the student’s internship requirements. If you are interested, please contact Curator/Registrar John Pentangelo at 401-841-1296 or via email at john.pentangelo@usnwc.edu.

3) Living History Players, Naval Museum of Alberta, closes 1 June.

Job Title: Living History Players
Institution / Organization: Naval Museum of Alberta Society
Location: The Military Museums, Calgary AB
Closing Date: June 01, 2010
E-Mail: lorna@themilitarymuseums.ca
Fax number: 403-974-2858
Salary range: $13.50 per hour
Web link to Institution http://www.themilitarymuseums.ca

Job description:
The goal of the Living History Players is to provide interpretive programming to youth and visitors, acting as educators to the general public about Canada’s military history, with focus in 2010 on Canada’s Navy and their 100th Centennial celebration. Living History Players (LHP) will have the opportunity to utilize their research, drama and education skills to develop, write and perform a play for the public and school-age children, in honour of the 100th Centennial of the Canadian Navy. Each student will undertake the task of developing a historically accurate 15-minute play focusing on the 100th Centennial celebration of the Canadian Navy. This will include applying educational and interpretive skills, writing and learning a script, costuming the characters and building props and/or backdrop for the play. Performances of the play will be part of the museums Youth Adventure Program, a day-long program of fun, adventure and learning for youth aged 6-12, offered throughout the summer months. It will be the responsibility of the Living History Players to introduce youth and visitors to the past and the present day artefacts of Canada’s Naval history through interpretive and educational programs such as gallery tours and the hands-on artefact handling program. Living History Players will act as ambassadors to the museum overall and assist in special events, facilitate the museums Birthday Party program and assist in the processing of educational and interpretive booking requests. Living History Players will gain valuable knowledge of our military history and experience in adapting this knowledge as educational interpreters within a museum environment. Living History Players will be working directly under the Education Department staff. Dates and duration of employment are subject to successful grant application.
Students majoring in Education, History, Drama, and/or Museology would benefit.

State Marine Archaeologist (Texas)

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 16, 2010

Program Specialist IV (State Marine Archeologist)
Posted: 04/15/2010
Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) works to save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. The THC is composed of 17 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The agency employs about 200 people who work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration and urban planning.

Program Specialist IV (State Marine Archeologist)
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
$4,251.66-$5,085.00 Monthly

Travel Required: Yes


Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Archeology Division, the State Marine Archeologist is responsible for the protection, preservation, and investigation of historic shipwrecks within all state-owned waters of Texas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: review all proposed developments within state waters for possible impacts to archeological resources under the Antiquities Code of Texas and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; conduct archeological research on submerged historic resources including remote-sensing surveys and diving investigations; produce professional reports on investigations conducted; maintain GIS-based inventory of historic shipwrecks within Texas; oversee maintenance of all equipment necessary for underwater archeology field investigations; make presentations to professional, avocational, and interested community groups regarding underwater archeology in Texas generally and on specific investigations; work closely with volunteers to conduct research projects; provide training to volunteers as necessary; may undertake laboratory conservation of archeological resources on a small scale. The State Marine Archeologist has no staff working directly under the position but occasionally draws staff from other programs within the agency to assist in field projects. Most of the field work is done using specially qualified volunteers. Travel is required. Complies with all agency policies and procedures.


• Supervise staff and volunteers

• Develop and Implement field research projects and carry through to report production

• Seek grant funding for research projects

• Review several hundred projects each year under Antiquities Code and Section 106

• Review all Antiquities Permit applications and reports for investigations of submerged historic resources

• Provide training to volunteers

• Make presentations as part of the THC’s public outreach efforts

• Nominate historic shipwrecks for State Archeological Landmark designation

• Provides editing and technical writing for the La Belle shipwreck report preparation

• Performs related work as assigned


Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree or higher in Anthropology (Archeology), History, or a closely related field. 5 years experience in underwater archeology including conduct and supervision of remote-sensing surveys and diving investigation of wrecks. A graduate degree specializing in nautical or marine archeology may be substituted for one year of experience. Must meet professional qualifications to hold an Antiquities Permit issued by the Texas Historical Commission.


• Ability in all aspects of boat operations including towing and launching a 27 ft. boat

• Ability to operate Electronic survey equipment operations and interfacing, specifically side-scan sonar, marine magnetometer, fathometer, GPS, and navigation/data collection software

• Ability to collect survey data collection, data analysis, and archeological report preparation

• Familiarity with GIS software

• Ability and willingness to dive in black water conditions

• Skill in public speaking

• Knowledge of the Antiquities Code of Texas and supporting regulations

• Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Abandoned Shipwreck Act, and other legislation providing for the protection of historic resources

• General knowledge of the maritime history of Texas

• Knowledge of and experience with laboratory conservation procedures for artifacts recovered from a marine environment is an advantage


• SCUBA certification is required; advanced SCUBA certification preferred.

• Must hold a valid Texas driver’s license

• Current first aid certification required

**Relocation expenses are not covered**

Open until
Until Filled
How to apply
REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the State of Texas Application for Employment form available on the web at www.thc.state.tx.us. Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at the Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas. Resumes and cover letters can be attached, but are not required. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the position, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.
PO BOX 12276    
Austin, TX 78711


Exhibit Manager US Navy Seabee Museum

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 13, 2010

The purpose of this position is to serve as the exhbit manager at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum.  The incumbent ensures all artifacts on exhibit are handled and displayed in a professional manner.

Closes April 17

9 April 2010

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 10, 2010

1) Documentation Asst., SS Great Britain Trust, closes April 23.

2) Post Doc Social Scientist, Marine Anthropologist, World Wildlife Fund, closes April 15.

3) Hydrographic Surveyors, Hamilton Associates Hydrographics, LLC, ncd (Learn how to survey and make yourself marketable).

4) Objects Conservator, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes April 16.

The Naval Submarine League offers its annual seminar this year on April 15th. This year’s seminar is titled “Ocean Surveillance During the Cold War: ‘Sensing, Fusion, Exploitation,’ A Seminar With Principals. The seminar will be held at the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. Full details are available at https://www.navalsubleague.com/NSL/history_seminar.aspx.

Museum Education Specialist Submarine Force Museum

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 9, 2010

The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Curator, and designs, develops and implements educational programs to a core audience of students grades K-12. Additional audience includes: military, personnel, students, civic leaders, volunteer staff, and the general public. Incumbent manages program requirements for budget, supplies and personnel. The incumbent employs a variety of media and educational techniques in order to demonstrate the significance of US Submarine contributions to the defense of the nation. He/She produces and/or conducts the following:  printed or computer material, demonstrations, classes, tours school programs, workshops, teacher and docent training and hands-on activities. Specifically, the incumbent researches, creates, designs, budgets and adapts individual courses, lectures, school lesson plans, teacher workshops, and military training presentations. He/She as a primary liaison for the museum’s education program collaborates with outside institutions and academic entities on cooperative programs, symposia, conference and other educational ventures. The incumbent presents educational programs individually designed for audience educational level and interest. He/she trains and manages volunteers for docent programs.

Closes April 16.

Curator, US Naval Academy

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 9, 2010

This position is located in Annapolis, MD at the United States Naval Academy. The incumbent of this position serves as the principal advisor to the Museum Director on matters relating to the Beverley R. Robinson Collection of Historic Naval Prints.

Closes April 16.

Nautical Archaeologist Position

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 7, 2010

Nautical Archeologist/ Remote Sensing Specialist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., an award-winning national leader in applied cultural resources also recognized as a “Top Ten” family friendly business, has an immediate opening for a Nautical Archeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office.  Applicants should have demonstrated experience in remote sensing surveys (bathymetric, side-scan sonar, magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler), and in GIS applications using ESRI platforms.  Successful applicants will be able to conduct offshore and near-shore surveys, post-process and interpret remote sensing data, and write technical reports on the findings.  Familiarity with MMS data acquisition and reporting requirements strongly recommended.  Knowledge of the Section 106 compliance process for offshore projects required.  Applicants should have a Masters degree in marine or nautical archeology and a minimum of 2 years experience.  Applicants with a baccalaureate degree will only be considered if they have a minimum of four years practical experience in nautical archeology.  This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits.  Applicants should be able to travel for periods of up to one month, and be comfortable with billets on marine survey vessels and/or in remote areas.  R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. maintains a Drug-Free Workplace, and frequently works on projects requiring security screening.  All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.  EOE/AA

Please submit (email preferred) a letter of application, CV, and (3) references to:

Nautical Archeologist Search Committee

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc.

241 East Fourth Street, Suite 100

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Phone: (800) 340–2724 (ARCH)

Fax: (301) 695-5237

frederickjobs@ rcgoodwin. com

Request for Proposal (RFP) Professional Consultant Services for 3D and 2D HDTV Underwater Imaging of the Revolutionary War Gunboat Spitfire in the New York Waters of Lake Champlain

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 6, 2010
Professional Consultant Services for 3D and 2D HDTV Underwater Imaging of the Revolutionary War Gunboat Spitfire in the New York waters of Lake Champlain
Summary: Qualified professional consultants are requested to submit proposals to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for professional services to implement a high resolution imaging study of the Gunboat Spitfire.  The Spitfire is a 54 foot long intact Revolutionary War American Gunboat resting on the bottom of Lake Champlain.  The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Spitfire rests in waters deeper than recreational dive limits; the exact depth will be released to qualified consultants, but cannot be stated in this RFP.  The study is designed to collection state-of-the-art imagery of the site prior to its infestation with quagga mussels.  Typical underwater conditions at the Spitfire site include water temperature in the 36 to 42°F range with visibilities of 25 to 35 feet with no ambient light.  The fieldwork will be conducted in May/June 2010 or October 2010 during two days of fieldwork.
The project is funded, in part, by the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service and therefore will be required to meet and follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Firms are also expected to carry out work in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Research Performance as established by ROPA.
Qualifications: Consultant must have: 1) Strong professional qualifications related to collecting imagery from deep water shipwreck sites; 2) 2D HDTV Studio Quality Camera with underwater housing and lighting system; 3) 3D HDTV Camera with underwater housing and lighting system;  4) software and experience necessary to process 3D images and create 2D mosaics of the site; 5) Small Penetration ROV with 3D HDTV Stereoscopic Imaging System; 6) Minimum two Tri-Mix trained divers with skills and equipment appropriate for diving in 38°F water with no ambient light; 7) Impeccable record of non-disclosure of sensitive archaeological site location information.
Deliverables: Consultants shall: 1) Provide two highly experienced tri-mix divers to record video imagery; 2) Provide highly experienced ROV operator to record video imagery; 3) Deliver copies of all film footage and still imagery to LCMM; 4) Deliver processed 3D images; and 5) Create 2D mosaics of the site (plan view and port and starboard profiles).
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will supply a 40ft research vessel; boat captain; surface support personnel; and safety divers. 
Additional information related to the project may be obtained by contacting Adam Kane, Archaeological Director at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at the address below.  Information about the Spitfire can be found at


Interested consultants should submit proposals no later than 2:00 p.m., April 23, 2010, to the same address. Proposal should contain background information about the consultant, resumes of key personnel (including dive experience and certifications), specifications of available equipment and experience using said equipment, and fixed-price quote for two days of field operations.

Firms should be prepared to execute the fieldwork in May/June 2010, however the project may be moved to October 2010 depending on consultant availability and LCMM scheduling.  Film and image mosaic products should be delivered within three months of the completion of the fieldwork.
Date: April 5, 2010
Name: Adam Kane
Title: Archaeological Director
Organization Title: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Address: 4472 Basin Harbor Road
City, State and Zip Code: Vergennes, VT 05491
Phone: (802) 475-2022
Email Address: adamk@lcmm.org

Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 2, 2010

Position Number: 113710   
Position Title: Assistant Professor      
Position open to internal applicants only?: No   
Requisition Number: 0923   
Job Category  Faculty   
Contract Period (in months) (if applicable): 9 months   
Pay Range: $49,000 – $54,500   
Pay Basis: Annually   
Normal Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday   
Anticipated Starting Date: 08-09-2010   
Work Location: Pensacola Campus   
Position Ending Date:  

Job Summary: Teaching archaeology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Regular teaching at local summer terrestrial archaeology field school (10-12 weeks) in the Pensacola area is required. Advising archaeology students and serving on graduate committees. Research specialty is open and should complement existing programs. We are most interested in applicants who complement existing departmental and Archaeology Institute strengths in terrestrial and maritime Southeastern U.S. and Florida Gulf Coast archaeology.  

Job Summary: Teaching archaeology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Regular teaching at local summer terrestrial archaeology field school (10-12 weeks) in the Pensacola area is required. Advising archaeology students and serving on graduate committees. Research specialty is open and should complement existing programs. We are most interested in applicants who complement existing departmental and Archaeology Institute strengths in terrestrial and maritime Southeastern U.S. and Florida Gulf Coast archaeology.

Minimum Qualifications  Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.   
Preferred Qualifications  PhD in hand is required. Experience teaching at the introductory, advanced, and gradate levels, including archaeological method and theory, area courses, and area of expertise. Successful applicants must be dedicated to active field research and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.   

Department: Anthropology-7280   
Job Open Date:    
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled 
Preferred Response Date (For positions that are open until filled): 04-23-2010   

Special requirements or considerations of the job: This position requires a criminal background screening.   
Special Instructions: For more information please contact Dr. John Bratten(jbratten@uwf.edu, 850-474-2706) or Dr. Elizabeth Benchley (ebenchle@uwf.edu, 850-474-3015).  Applicants must apply online and attach an academic vitae, letter of application/interest, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three professional references to the online application. If you require assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or jobs@uwf.edu.

2 April 2010

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 2, 2010

1) Family Learning Intern
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking an energetic individual interested in how families learn in museums to assist in the Family Learning Across the Nation project. The paid Family Learning Intern will come to understand family learning theory and practice in museums. The Family Learning Intern will be engaged in a variety of duties including: event organization for museum professionals, interviewing museum professionals from across the country and creating web content.  The Family Learning Intern will work under the supervision of the Family Learning Project Manager and Director of Exhibits.  They are expected to be able to provide 16 to 24 hours per week. Some weekend work will be required. Join us for the opportunity to work on a nationally recognized program funded by IMLS, meet museum professionals from across the country and have fun learning about the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world! Qualifications: enthusiastic and friendly, willingness to interact with visitors and workshop participants, excellent spoken and written communication skills, Interest in family learning theory in the museum context, current enrollment in museum studies, education, and history programs preferred, 18 + years of age. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to Robert Kiihne, Director of Exhibits at rkiihne@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or to Family Learning Search Committee USS Constitution Museum PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129.

2) Education Program Volunteer 

The USS Constitution Museum is looking for Education Program Volunteers to share the history of “Old Ironsides” with students from ages 5 to 12. If you enjoy history, working with the public (especially children in a friendly atmosphere), then this is an opportunity for you! Volunteer benefits include a 30% discount in the Museum Store, free parking in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and free admission and/or special privileges at several Boston area museums. Volunteers should have weekday morning and/or early afternoon availability between late April and early September and should be able to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours per month (days of the week may vary). Full training is provided and no experience is necessary – an interest in history and working with children is all that is needed! Please submit a cover letter and resume to Education Program Volunteer Search at the USS Constitution Museum, P.O. Box 291812 Boston, MA 02129. Or email: MuseumAdmin@ussconstitutionmuseum.org

Marine Archaeologist, Visiting Professor

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 2, 2010

The American University of Beirut
The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is inviting applications for appointment as Whittlesey visiting professor in the field of archaeology specializing, in particular, in either Egyptology, Marine or Environmental Archaeology, or the archaeology of pre-Islamic and Islamic Arabia to begin September 15, 2010. Applicants can be individuals already established in their area of concentration or ones who are at the outset of their academic careers. Applicants who have, besides their field of specialization, experience in teaching archaeological theory and methodology are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June 15, 2010.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236
Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon

Electronic submissions may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For more information please visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/

The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Field Archaeologist/Dive Safety Officer, Institute of Nautical Archaeology

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 1, 2010

Updated 2 April, make sure you read the qualifications closely. (JMB)

Job opens April 1st and closes April 15.   Applicants need to send in a current CV, evidence of degrees and certifications, and a letter explaining specifically why they want this job and what they feel they will bring to INA.  They should go to:

 Chasity Hedlund

Institute of Nautical Archaeology

PO Drawer HG

College Station TX 77841


Interviewees will be selected from the applicants and interviews will be conducted at the end of April.  The job is expected to be filled and have the successful applicant in the position as of June 1, 2010.  They will be based out of the INA offices in College Station, TX.

Position Title : Field Archaeologist/Dive Safety Officer, Institute of Nautical Archaeology  
Job Type : Full-Time  
Department: Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Major/Essential Duties of Job:

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology, a 501(c)3 organization affiliated with Texas A&M University, has responsibility for archaeological surveys, excavations, conservation, analysis and preservation that focuses on nautical archaeological sites around the world.  INA has two offices, one in Bodrum, Turkey and the other on the TAMU campus.  The TAMU office oversees the global archaeological projects, business, and fund-raising and asset management of INA. 

Answering to the President, the Field Archaeologist/DSO will provide logistical support for INA field operations and projects for all areas other than conservation.  The Field Archaeologist will be responsible for maintaining INA’s inventory of dive and field equipment, including all necessary servicing, inspections, and regulatory compliance.  The Field Archaeologist will serve as staff for the INA Archaeology Committee, including the logistical support for its meetings by collecting, evaluating and posting project proposals for the committee’s evaluation, coordinating field reports from research associates and project directors, ensuring their transmittal to and posting on the INA website, and the timely submission of project director accounts and final reports for posting on the website and/or publication in the INA Annual.  As the dive safety officer for INA, the Field Archaeologist/DSO will monitor and upgrade as necessary INA’s dive program, ensure regulatory compliance, and maintain INA’s membership in DAN and other relevant and required organizations.

Other duties as required.  
Occasional Duties: This position may also require work on other special projects and initiatives in support of the mission and goals of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.  

Required Education and Experience : The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree, a minimum of four years of archaeological field experience, and be a certified active dive instructor with insurance.  INA complies with the AAUS.  The Field Archaeologist/DSO must be able to communicate clearly and proactively.  In addition, the Field Archaeologist/DSO must be decisive, observant and innovative. The position requires analytical ability as well as tact. This position requires the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.   A valid Driver’s License and a U.S. Passport will be required. 

Preferred Education and Experience: Preferred additional education and experience are as follows: skill in foreign languages and international travel experience, experience operating small craft and/or a vessel operator’s license, and experience in underwater photography and videography.

Special Instructions to Applicants  This position requires frequent overnight and international travel, frequent evening and weekend activity and meeting attendance, and physical ability to travel, dive, and participate in strenuous archaeological fieldwork, in settings including rural or wilderness areas.     

Salary: $45,000
Pay Basis  Monthly  
Position Type: Budgeted – benefits eligible  
Location  College Station
Security Sensitive: (Employment in all positions are security sensitive and will be contingent on the results of a criminal background check at the point of hire.)
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act?: No  
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No  
EEO/AA Statement  The Institute of Nautical Archaeology is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.

Submerged Cultural Resources Class

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 31, 2010

Lake Mead NRA, Nevada, is offering a new Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) class focusing on damage assessments for underwater cultural resources. Assessment of damages to submerged cultural resources resulting from unauthorized acts are required in criminal or civil prosecutions of resulting violations of Federal laws or other lawsprotecting these resources.

Standards for the assessment of damages to cultural resources have been developed for use in criminal and civil cases
prosecuted under ARPA. Archeologists and agency managers who may be involved in submerged cultural resource cases should know how damages to these resources are assessed, according to these accepted ARPA standards.

Topics covered in the class include:
   Submerged cultural resource damage assessment procedures
   Determination of archeological value and cost of restoration and repair
      (including the Society for American Archaeology “Professional Standards for the Determination of Archaeological Value”)
   Damage assessment report preparation
   The role of the archeologist in litigation
   Legal issues in archeological cases

The class will be held in the park June 7-11, 2010. The damage assessment training will be conducted in a class room setting; no actual diving is involved.

The registration deadline for the class is close of business on Friday, May 7, 2010.  To register for the class, contact Martin McAllister 406-239-1874 or co-instructor Larry Murphy 850-814-6011.

RFP Phase II Shipwreck Project

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 28, 2010

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to find a qualified Offeror to conduct eligibility testing of the presumed site of USS/CSS Water Witch for the National Register. Proposals due by April 2, 2010 at 3pm EST.

27 March 2010

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 27, 2010

1) Interpereter Virginia Beach, VA
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Applications Contact person: Jennifer Hurst
Email: jhurst@preservationvirginia.org
Application due date: 2010/01/05
Salary range: hourly
Web Address: www.preservationvirginia.org/capehenry
Position: Part-time Interpreter for Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Hours: Up to 32 hours per week
Position Description: Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is seeking a friendly individual to interpret the lighthouse and several other historically significant sites located within Fort Story to the public. The ideal candidate is able to communicate well with people with a broad range in age and interests. Old Cape Henry’s Interpreters greet and assists visitors, assist in the museum store, and contribute to a variety of museum projects. Applicants must be able to climb the 191 lighthouse steps, and give a 45 minute outdoor walking tour of the lighthouse and several other historically relevant sites located at Fort Story. A valid ID is required to gain access to the active Fort Story Base in Virginia Beach.  Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Hours are 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm Staff is expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to opening, and after close.

Please send your resume to:
Jennifer Hurst
Statewide Education Coordinator
Preservation Virginia
204 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(All interviews will take place at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach)
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application.

2) RFP: Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, closes April 15
This Request for Proposals is seeking an experienced Museum education and public program development professional (s) (contract position) to conduct a complete evaluation/assessment of existing educational programs; to research, design and develop ideas for educational and public programs to support the upcoming exhibit, Sea of Adventure, and to design relevant, high profile, cost effective programs that complement the forthcoming exhibit, support our mission, and have the ability to become self-sustaining. Our sights are set on exhibit-related education and public programs and activities for the next fiscal year commencing July 2010 (and beyond) that will attract visitors, increase memberships, create strong regional collaborations, and are highly marketable to the community.

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