Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs


Underwater Archaeologists needed

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 10, 2015

AECOM (formerly URS) is seeking underwater archaeologists for upcoming temporary work in the St. Louis River in Duluth, Minnesota. Fieldwork is expected to start May 17, 2015 and run 6 weeks. Field projects could be located anywhere in the US.

Apply now.

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3 April 2015

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 3, 2015

1) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 7 April

This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard.  The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to: collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services.

The NHHC provides historical information services, writes and publishes naval histories, operates the Navy Department Library, maintains archives for naval operational and other selected records, coordinates collection, preservation, distribution, and exhibition of art, historical artifacts, and photographs, and manages the Navy’s submerged cultural resources, including shipwrecks and sunken aircraft.

2) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 6 April

This position is located in the Histories Branch, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Port Hueneme, CA.  The mission of the Histories Branch is to research, preserve and disseminate the history of the Navy.  The Histories Branch accomplishes this task by collecting, analyzing and preserving historical records and information and developing historical knowledge products which inform Navy leadership, sailors and the American public.  Professional historical research and products are essential for the Histories Branch to accomplish their mission.

3) Doctoral Award, University of York, Hull Maritime Museum, closes 27 April

The Department of Art History at the University of York, in partnership with Hull Maritime Museum, invites applications for a fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship to commence in October 2015. The PhD supervisors are Prof. Jason Edwards (York) and Robin Diaper (Curator, Hull Maritime Museum). Focusing on Hull’s maritime activities from the late 18th century, the museum’s collections contain numerous pieces of scrimshaw, more than 300 canvases, a sizeable print collection, and a range of other objects of key art and anthropological interest, supported by a small library and range of journals and object files. The student will develop a thesis relating closely to these collections, seeking to intervene in four current scholarly debates:

* marine painting
* Victorian whaling
* interdisciplinary craft studies
* interdisciplinary animal studies.

Underwater Cultural Heritage Fellowship

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 30, 2015

The research will focus on the legal protection of the underwater cultural heritage (UCH), with a particular emphasis on the possibilities to develop a common regimen for that legal protection among the EU States Members and to be applied in EU waters (i.e. up to 200nm). Current legislation at all levels —international, European, national and regional—, directly or indirectly affecting UCH will be analyzed and proposals for legislative coordination and integration would be made to all stakeholders concerned (EU institutions and Governments, among others).

At the deadline for the submission of proposals (10/09/2015), researchers:
• shall be in possession of a doctoral degree in Law, with a PhD in International or EU Law, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
• PhD or previous research experience on UCH, heritage law, law of the sea or maritime law will be an asset.
• must not have resided or carried out their main activities in the country of Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.

More Information is here.

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Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research 2015 Field School

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 18, 2015

Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field:  Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR).

The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.

Deadline May 1, 2015, apply now!

Submerged Field Archaeologist, Multiple Positions

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 18, 2015

Assist in the excavation of a submerged Paleo-Indian site in Florida, including both underwater and terrestrial excavations. Most experienced applicant will serve as crew leader/supervisor.

Assist in set up of site area, surveying site boundaries, diving and managing underwater excavation equipment, use of screens, monitoring divers, managing air supply systems, identifying and logging cultural materials, and data collecting. Role of crew leader/supervisor (if applicable).

Texas A&M University, apply now!

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2015 Maritime Archaeology Field School in Bermuda

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 17, 2015

University of Rhode Island 2015 Maritime Archaeology Field School in Bermuda. Open to everybody, check it out, sign up now.

Michigan Maritime Museum 2015 Internships

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 17, 2015

Education and Outreach Intern
Overview:
The Michigan Maritime Museum is seeking an intern interested in education and outreach initiatives at the museum campus in South Haven Michigan. This is a unique opportunity to work with a small non-profit museum with a focus in education. Candidates should have an interest in event development, have strong organizational skills, and be comfortable working with the public in both organized and informal situations. Education interns will interact with the public on a daily basis and should be able to inspire excitement and interest in Michigan maritime history and the facilities and exhibits on the Museum campus. Education interns must be able to perform the below responsibilities alongside museum staff and will report directly to the Director of Education and Administration. The internship will provide an introduction to standard museum practice and provide a hands-on experience in museum work.
Responsibilities:
Assist/facilitate Museum with the education programs at the Museum
Assist with special events (promotion, facilitation, volunteer organization, etc.)
Conduct group tours of the Museum campus
Conduct public presentations to community organizations
Assist with volunteer coordination and scheduling
Design media for events and programs
Work with the Museum’s social media
General duties assigned by Museum staff
Qualifications:
Must have at least a 3.0GPA to be considered
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Public speaking skills
Familiarity with social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs)
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (preferred)

Timeframe/Schedule:
Summer 2015, 6-weeks, flexible hours
Location:
Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available through your academic institution.
Application: For application submissions or for information/questions, email your cover letter and resume to volunteer@michiganmaritimemuseum.org.

Marketing/Design
Overview:
The Michigan Maritime Museum is seeking an intern interested in marketing and design. Interns will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of museum marketing efforts including visitor profile research, media campaigns, print media, media relations, and the creative process. Marketing/Design interns must be able to perform the below responsibilities alongside museum staff and will report directly to the Director of Education and Administration. Marketing/Design interns will be given several short-term projects that will enhance their understanding and development in the field of marketing, public relations, and non-profit museum management.
Responsibilities:
Develop a visitor profile study including online and social media
Development of a promotion plan for the Museum
Assist with media relations
Assist in existing marketing efforts for events/programming
Design graphics for use in marketing museum and events
Work with the Museum’s social media
General duties assigned by Museum staff
Qualifications:
Must have at least a 3.0GPA to be considered
Marketing/Design education background
Strong social media skills
Some training in graphic design
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Public speaking skills
Timeframe/Schedule:
Summer 2015, 6-weeks, flexible hours
Location:
Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available through your academic institution.
Application: For application submissions or for information/questions, email your cover letter and resume to volunteer@michiganmaritimemuseum.org.

Archives and Collections Intern
Overview:
The Michigan Maritime Museum is seeking an intern interested in archives and collections at the Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library in South Haven Michigan. This is an exceptional opportunity to work in the only library and archive in the state that is dedicated to the entire scope of Michigan maritime history. Archive interns will interact with researchers and the public and should assist in maintaining the library and collections’ reputation for research. Candidates should be interested in the long-term preservation of collections, able to work independently, and have strong organizational skills. Archive Interns must be able to perform the responsibilities listed below alongside museum staff/volunteers and will report directly to the Director of Education and Administration. This internship will provide an introduction to museum and archival practice and will provide hands-on experience in collections.
Responsibilities:
Assist with and encourage research requests
Create/improve finding aids for collections
Catalogue new additions to the Library and reconcile with digital databases (Past Perfect Program/Library World)
Assist with volunteer schedule and training
Organizing/cleaning collections to a useable state and daily maintenance
Digitize parts of collection
General duties assigned by Museum staff
Qualifications:
Must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered
Archival/ Museum Studies or related educational background
Some knowledge of standard museum archival policies
Research abilities
Familiarity with photocopying and scanning
Familiarity with Library of Congress cataloging system
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Timeframe/Schedule:
Summer 2015, 6-weeks, flexible hours
Fall 2015, 6-weeks, flexible hours
Location:
Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library
91 Michigan Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available through your academic institution.
Application:For application submissions or for information/questions, email your cover letter and resume to volunteer@michigianmaritimemuseum.org

Padnos Boatshed Intern
Overview:
The Michigan Maritime Museum is seeking an intern interested in working in our Padnos boatshed located on the scenic Black River in South Haven. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the repair and maintenance of historic and classic wooden vessels as well as interact with the public to promote and convey traditional boatbuilding practices. Candidates should have a strong interest in woodworking and vessel design/repair. Boatshed Interns will work alongside museum staff and volunteers and interact with the public on a daily basis. Therefore, candidates must have solid communication skills and be able to instill interest and excitement for the topics they will be discussing. Boatshed interns will also be responsible for various projects in and around the Museum that will include exhibit maintenance/construction, providing dockhand support when needed, and a variety of daily tasks laid forth by Museum staff. The Boatshed intern will report directly the Director of Education and Administration and will be overseen by the Padnos Boatshed Director. This internship will proved an introduction into traditional watercraft building and management at a small non-profit located at a picturesque shop on the water’s edge.
Responsibilities:
Painting and Varnishing
Exhibit Maintenance and Repair
Small Boat Repairs and Maintenance
Hand and Power Sanding
Assisting In Boat Building Classes
Handling Dock Lines
Interacting With Museum Customers
Assisting With Boat Shed Projects
General duties assigned by Museum staff
Qualifications:
Must have at least a 3.0GPA to be considered
Must have some experience with woodworking
Introductory experience with shop tools
Strong verbal communication skills
Timeframe/Schedule:
Summer 2015, 6-weeks, flexible hours
Location:
Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available through your academic institution.
Application: For application submissions or for information/questions, email your cover letter and resume to volunteer@michiganmaritimemuseum.org.

Michigan Maritime Museum Posts

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 17, 2015

Ship Positions Available

Deckhand: Friends Good Will is looking for deckhands for the 2015 sailing season. Duties include sailing Friends Good Will for education sails, public day sails, and private charters, vessel maintenance, and short shifts in the museum gift shop. Pay is hourly and depends on experience. This is not a liveaboard position. The season runs from May-September.

Senior Deckhand/ Relief Captain: Friends Good Will is looking for a Senior Deckhand/ Relief Captain for the 2015 sailing season. Duties include sailing as Senior Deckhand for public sails, vessel maintenance, occasional short shifts in the museum gift shop, and serving as Relief Captain for two days a week during the mid-summer. Requires a 100 Ton Great Lakes Master. Must have previous leadership experience as a mate or watch leader on similar size vessels. Pay is hourly and depends on experience. This is not a liveaboard position. The season runs from May-September.

Shipboard Education Coordinator/Deckhand: Friends Good Will is seeking a Shipboard Education Coordinator/Deckhand for the 2015 sailing season. Duties include working with the Captain and Museum Director of Education to coordinate shipboard education programs and volunteer educators/crew, coordinating children’s themed sails during the summer months, and performing regular deckhand duties as assigned by the captain. Previous shipboard or outdoor education experience is required. Pay is hourly and depends on experience. This is not a liveaboard position. The season runs from May-September.

Please email Captain Corey Young at captain@michiganmaritimemuseum.org for more information on applying.

US Naval Academy Museum Specialist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 16, 2015

This position is located at the United States Naval Academy Museum, located in Annapolis, MD. The purpose of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum is to protect, preserve, and present the material history of the United States Naval Academy which creates an image of a National Center of Excellence. This position serves as the registrar and collections manager and will assist higher level museum staff with the care and management of art, artifacts, books, prints, photographs, and two-dimensional materials in the museum’s collections that contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the naval history of the Naval Academy. This position will be filled at either the GS-07 or GS-09 level with a full performance level of GS-09.

Closes March 20.

Maritime Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 12, 2015

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is seeking a part-time Maritime Archaeologist with a minimum of 5 years of direct archaeological experience for our Sparks, Maryland office. This position is project specific with the potential for additional work that could lead to a full-time position.

The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team comprised of archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, environmental scientists, engineers and planners focused on existing client support, new business development, and internal staff mentoring. The preferred candidate will enjoy a variety of working conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis, report writing and agency interactions.

A Master’s Degree in Archaeology from an accredited school along with a minimum of five years of relevant experience. A degree is Maritime Archaeology is preferred. The selected candidate will have demonstrated experience leading all phases of Maritime Archaeological Investigations. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with clients is required for this position.

Additional requirements include:

  • Experience working with federal regulations including Section 106 and NEPA
  • Experience with the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program (MMAP)
  • Experience working with various federal agencies
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, GIS, and GPS applications
  • Experience with remote sensing techniques such as side scan sonar, echo sounders, magnetometers, etc…
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