Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

2 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Underwater Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 12, 2015


The Honor Frost – Flinders Doctoral Research Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology is a 3 year scholarship to support a candidate while they undertake a PhD in the area of Underwater Archaeology at Flinders University.

Two fully funded PhD scholarships are available to commence in 2016. One scholarship will be awarded to a citizen of an Eastern Mediterranean country who plans to return to that country as a professional in underwater archaeology or underwater cultural heritage. The second scholarship is open to all applicants regardless of citizenship.

The Scholarship provides a generous living stipend, which is tax exempt and indexed annually. The HFFDR Scholarship will cover international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University.

These scholarships are funded jointly by the Honor Frost Foundation and Flinders University to commemorate the Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Program’s role as Chair Holder of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology (2015 – 2018). The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a suitably qualified graduate to carry out, under the supervision of a member of staff, a program of study leading to a PhD in Archaeology, with a focus on underwater archaeology.

More Information is here!

Architect or Civil Engineer for work on the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 8, 2015

Very cool project to get involved in!

UNDP PFF has been running projects in the field of Cultural Heritage for the past 5 years in partnership with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and within the framework of the EU Aid Package to the Turkish Cypriot Community in Cyprus.

The Kyrenia Shipwreck represents the formative years of maritime archaeology in the Mediterranean and, since its exhibition in the early 1970s, the island of Cyprus to the world. In recognition of the importance of this collection to the people of Cyprus, under the auspices of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Honor Frost Foundation to implement a series of improvements to upgrade the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery within the Kyrenia Castle.

As part of this conservation/stabilization programme, the UNDP is seeking the services of an architect/engineer specialized in exhibition spaces design within historic buildings for the project preparation and implementation.

Architect/Civil Engineer – Specialized Consultant (Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery), Kyrenia, Cyprus.

MA in Maritime Archaeology, University of Malta

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 7, 2015

MA in Maritime Archaeology

The MA in Maritime Archaeology is intended to expose students to a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. Students will be able to start and develop their careers in the field of archaeology with special emphasis on the maritime and underwater sub-disciplines of the subject. Furthermore, students may use the skill garnered from this robust course to pursue careers that are not related to archaeology. Skills sets acquired throughout the one year duration of this programme are multi-dimensional, flexible and most importantly, desirable to stakeholders and employers.

US Navy Underwater Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 6, 2015

Closes October 8, 2015.

This position is located in the Underwater Archeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, located in the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. The function of the Underwater Archeology Branch of the NHHC is to manage and conduct research on the Navy’s 17,000 sunken military craft which often serve as war graves, carry environmental hazards or unexploded ordnance, and represent significant historic properties. The primary purpose of this position is to be the subject matter expert for the Navy in key underwater research and operational functions, including research and deployment of the Geographical Information System (GIS) of sunken military craft including the inventory SMC ship and aircraft wrecks and to serve as the SME for the Sunken Military Craft Act including all legal, regulatory and enforcement provisions of that Act and its regulations.

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled as an Archeologist or a Physical Scientist.

Volunteer Divers

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 30, 2015

Volunteer Divers Needed For NC Archaeological Dive Team! Open Water Divers and up!

SIDCO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit archaeological dive team based in Beaufort NC. We are looking for volunteer divers seriously interested in preserving this state’s vast submerged cultural resources. If you are willing to learn, we will OJT. We work very closely with state, federal and local authorities and are affiliated with the NC Department of Cultural Resources. We have worked on projects in Carteret, Hyde and Dare Counties including the Blackbeard Shipwreck Project and we are currently working with the US Coast Guard and East Carolina University on a confidential project near Ocracoke.

We generally work on weekends, ranging from one to three day missions and once in a while we will work for an extended period on special projects. We supply lodging, air and equipment, as needed. We have team members as far away as Greenville, but the closer to Carteret County, the better.

If you have interests in video, still photography, artifact conservation, public relations and grants, museum curation, boat crew and navigation, light construction and, of course, mapping and survey, we have much to offer you!
Please contact Bobby Willis (VP, SIDCO) at 252-725-1514 ~ or ~ Rob Smith (President, SIDCO) at 252-656-8003 or email us at wrecksite@ec.rr.com. For more info, see our web site at http://www.sidco.org.

See our You Tube video page at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTAxqwY2TE-5ktMgAA51nQ

FY16 NOAA Ocean Exploration Grant Funding

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 29, 2015

NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) is soliciting pre-proposals followed by full proposals for bold, innovative, multi-partner, interdisciplinary ocean exploration projects in the following areas of interest:

1) physical, chemical and biological characterizations of unknown or poorly known regions of the deep ocean, especially areas deeper than 500 m.

2) baseline characterization of marine archaeological resources at any depth; and

3) technology that advances ocean exploration and has application to NOAA related missions.

Through this announcement, NOAA OER anticipates the availability of approximately $3 million. The actual funding amount is contingent upon FY 2016 Congressional appropriations. OER estimates making 3-10 awards that will range from about $50,000 to $1.5 million. Funding for ship or submersible assets, if required, must be included in the proposal. Leveraging with ship time supported outside of this funding opportunity is strongly encouraged.

Pre-Proposals are due: January 8, 2016.

Interpretive Ranger New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 24, 2015

Closes October 7, 2015.

This position serves as a Park Ranger at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and reports directly to the Chief of Interpretation and Education. The incumbent performs some supervisory park ranger duties, directly supervising 6 GS-5 seasonal rangers, 2 student trainees, and volunteers. Plans budget, hires, trains, and oversees staff. Rewards and disciplines as necessary. Oversees interpretive division volunteers, including scheduling and training. Schedules staff to ensure day-to-day interpretive operations are maintained and expanded according to the division’s work plan. Ensures visitor center is kept adequately supplied and in good working order. Identifies needs and formulates suggestions for exhibits, audio-visual programs, and other media. Coordinates with park partners, who are vital to operations. Assists with the creation of Division’s annual plan. Audits staff’s interpretive programs using professional interpretive standards. Develops interpretive products such as talks, PowerPoint presentations, site bulletins, and exhibits. Participates in community and special events.

Position Location: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/New Bedford, MA. New Bedford, a city of about 100,000 is located on the southeastern coast of Massachusetts where the Acushnet River empties into Buzzard’s Bay. The city is served by Interstate 195 which connects Providence, Rhode Island (about 30 miles to the west) with Cape Cod (about 20 miles to the east). New Bedford is also connected to Boston (about 60 miles north) by state highway Routes 140 and 24.
The city of New Bedford is a wonderfully diverse and culturally rich community that has retained much of its heritage through thoughtful restoration and preservation efforts. This authentic seaport city is also home to one of America’s largest fishing fleets. The quality of life in New Bedford is enhanced by a full calendar of fairs and festivals, including Summerfest, the Working Waterfront Festival, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and the largest celebration of Portuguese culture in the nation, the Fest of the Blessed Sacrament. More than fourteen galleries, studios, museums and cultural institutions in downtown New Bedford are testament to the region’s emerging artistic hub. Also, the many parks and beaches in the area make the city a great place to visit, work and live.
For additional information on New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, please visit our website at
For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Joshua Boles, Chief of Interpretation & Education, 508-996-4095 ext 6103.

Two (2) Underwater Archaeologist slots open at Parks Canada

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 24, 2015

These two positions with Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team relate to ongoing underwater archaeological study of the wreck of HMS Erebus from Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of a Northwest Passage. The wreck was located by a Parks Canada-led team in 2014. Fieldwork duties will be in Nunavut while office duties will be in Ottawa. Duties will include: archaeological diving, survey, recording, and excavation at the wreck in a remote and cold-water setting; material culture research; database entry and cataloging; researching and writing report contributions; and other work specified in the Statement of Qualifications.

Closes October 8, APPLY Now!

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education and & Outreach Specialist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 24, 2015

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is now accepting applications for 2016 AmeriCorps members!

Apply here:

DEADLINE is October 28, 2015

Are you interested in the Great Lakes, conservation, and Great Lakes maritime heritage?  Are you interested in building your skills working with the public, volunteers, and with student groups?  Want to make a difference, and develop your professional skills?

Consider joining the Huron Pines AmeriCorps team as an Education & Outreach Specialist at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Eligibility Requirements:
•    college degree
•    U.S. citizen
•    valid driver’s license
•    committed to serving 1,700 hours from January 7 to November 4, 2016
•    ability to pass a background check

Member Benefits:
•    An opportunity to join others with dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and for national service
•    Develop real-world skills, increase your experiences and have the opportunity to network with other resource professionals
•    Educational voucher in the amount of $5,730
•    Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during term of service
•    Living stipend totaling $12,530
•    Health care coverage
•    Child care benefits, if eligible

Brief Position Description:
The Education and Outreach Specialist will greet, orient, and provide programs for diverse audiences (adult and school groups, individuals, families, K-12 students, teachers, etc.), recruit and engage volunteers, represent the sanctuary at events and meetings, and support the sanctuary’s education evaluation efforts. Service includes learning and communicating about maritime history/archaeology & marine technology/underwater research, Great Lakes/Ocean literacy, the National Marine Sanctuary system, water quality/watershed monitoring/watershed stewardship. Service also includes volunteer engagement and working with the public. On site training is provided.

A full position description can be found here:


State of Texas Marine Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 22, 2015

Archeologist III (Marine Archeologist – Dive Safety Officer)

This position requires varied and complex duties as an archeologist for the Archeology Division. Work involves a range of activities, including conducting cultural resources reviews associated with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Code of Texas for federal and state undertakings. Duties also include making additions to and editing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data in the Archeological Sites Atlas.

Working under the direct supervision of the State Marine Archeologist, the successful candidate will serve as the Dive Safety Officer (DSO) for the marine archeology program and assist with the development and management of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – compliant scientific dive program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with the maintenance of equipment necessary for underwater archeological investigations, training volunteers, conducting underwater archeological investigations, assisting with the processing of the resulting collections, and analysis and reporting on the results of investigations.

Duties may also involve a range of public outreach activities relating to the agency’s marine archeological program. Work includes coordination with archeological marine stewards and promotion of archeological preservation to the public. The successful candidate will have significant experience interacting with the public and avocational archeologists.  May require travel throughout the state. Employee will comply with all agency policies and procedures.

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