The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for an Archaeologist to join the Historic Ships team within the Heritage Directorate. This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent position.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the NMRN’s conservation approach to HMS Victory; the world’s only surviving first rate line of battle ship. Working as part of a team, this role will ensure the work to HMS Victory sets new standards for ship conservation.
To undertake the first comprehensive archaeological investigation of the ship.
Become the leading expert on the fabric of HMS Victory.
Share new knowledge of the ship with visitors, staff, volunteers, etc.
Ensure the conservation work on the ship protects what makes HMS Victory significant.
Build a team of volunteers to support this exciting new adventure.
Applicants must have experience of working on-site in an historic ship/historic building environment or experience of working with industrial collections.
The applicant must possess an appropriate professional qualification at degree level or higher or equivalent.
We are working with a major US Production Company who are in development on an underwater archaeology program. We are looking for maritime/underwater archaeologists and their projects to shoot, particularly in the Pacific region but not limited to that area. Island archaeology would also be of interest.
American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking one Exhibit and Interpretation Intern interested in dedicating 20 weeks in support of the National Park Service by directly assisting Resource Specialists with cultural resource preservation and interpretation/education at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!
Start Date: October 12, 2015 (Possible flexible start date for the right candidate).
End Date: February 27, 2015 (Or 20-weeks from the start date)
-A 20-week Commitment is Required-
UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGISTS & PROJECTS NEEDED
We have been approached by a major US Network who are in early development on an underwater archaeology program. We are looking for maritime/underwater archaeologists and projects to shoot, particularly in the Pacific region but not limited to that area. Island archaeology would also be of interest.
If this sounds like you, please ensure your details are up to date on our website and drop us an email to casting@pastpreservers
The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology (ICUA) is launching two courses on the restoration and conservation of underwater archaeological finds from Underwater Environments. They will be held in Zadar, Croatia on 16- 27 November and 30 November – 11 December 2015 respectively.
The courses are organized with the support of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy).
The deadline for applications is 2 October 2015, 12:30 pm.
Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar
The Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum are hosting another Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar (HADS) on October 15 -16, 2015, in St. Augustine, Florida. This seminar provides scuba professionals with information and skills to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. Participants will leave the seminar with all of the tools necessary to teach the Heritage Awareness Diving Specialty through PADI, NAUI, and SDI.
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; advance the knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services; make naval history and heritage “come alive” for our Sailors and Marines to enhance readiness and esprit de corps.
This position is located in the Conservation Branch of the Collections Management Division and is responsible for the preservation and conservation of artifacts, textiles, artwork and paper collections and assists other branches and commands in the conservation of large artifacts.
USS Monitor Project
The Mariners’ Museum
Newport News, Virginia
Salary: $50,000 base plus benefits
The Mariners’ Museum is looking to hire two full-time conservators to work on the conservation of USS Monitor-related artifacts.
The conservator will undertake the direct treatment and preventive conservation of objects recovered from the wreck of the USS Monitor. This individual will work closely with conservation staff and other museum personnel to conserve artifacts and to prepare them for exhibition and/or long-term storage.
Familiarity with a wide variety of materials including metals and organics is required. A minimum of four years conservation
experience is required, including work with marine archaeological materials.
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Conservation Project Manager and Senior Conservator
The Mariners’ Museum
Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics
Season Dates: November 16, 2015 – November 20, 2015
This topic will provide students the opportunity to study marine geophysics for archaeology in both theoretical and practical application. The topic will be delivered with specialist support from Dr. Paul Baggaley who has over a decade of experience in developing the industry-leading geophysics team for Wessex Archaeology (Paul and his team have carried out over 100 maritime archaeology projects in the United Kingdom). Students will benefit from lectures and will be introduced to data processing and interpretation, which they will carry out under supervision. Students will become familiar with a professional workflow and specialist software familiarization. Students will also participate in an offshore survey (weather dependent) to acquire data over a historic shipwreck. They will then have the opportunity to review and interpret that data as part of this intensive four-day practicum.
Dr. Jonathan Benjamin
GPO Box 2100
2016 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School, open for external applications
External applications are now open for the 2016 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School held in Mt Dutton Bay, South Australia, from 29 January-13 February 2016. The website is up, so if you are interested have a look at: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/maritime-field-school_home.cfm.
The Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students and participants with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School includes practical exercises, fieldwork and associated lecture/seminars.
This field school is open to non-Flinders students for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is a great opportunity for staff development training for current practicing professionals. For more details and to apply to the field school please see: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/maritime-field-school_home.cfm
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