Marine Archaeologists

On-Call Project Marine Archaeologists

RECON Offshore is currently hiring On-Call Project Marine Archaeologists. Must have Master’s Degree in-hand and meet the qualifications set forth by the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (48 FR 44716-42). Seeking experienced marine remote sensing surveyors familiar with magnetometers, side-scan sonar, and sub-bottom profiler operations. Extended deployments may be required. Certifications needed (but not required immediately) include; Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card), Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) or US Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation/Physical, OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), First Aid/CPR as well as Scientific Diving and/or Surface Supplied Diving qualifications.

Software proficiency in HYPACK or QINSy, SonarWiz (acquisition/analysis), Edgetech Discover and MagLog or Oasis preferred.  ArcGIS or QGIS experience a plus.

Please submit your resume/vita to Jason Burns ( or Michael Krivor (Michael.krivor@reconoffshore) for immediate consideration.

Information on RECON Offshore can be found at:

Senior Investigator (Maritime)

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

This is a permanent position. The post is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the National Monuments Record through research and survey of maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast and for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector.  

The successful candidate will have direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone, a record of synthesis and publication in this field of work and experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data. We are particularly looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team to deliver projects and objectives.

The postholder must be based in Wales and be able to attend the office for face to face meetings when necessary. As the Commission is an organisation working in Wales it is essential that the successful applicant for this post is either a Welsh speaker or, if not, is willing to commit to taking lessons with a view to achieving the required level for this post (level 3 on the Royal Commission’s Welsh Skills Assessment Framework).  Training will be provided and funded and time off will be given.

Salary scale: £30,600 to £37,410 per annum.  Appointment will usually start at the minimum end of the pay scale.

Full details and an application form can be found


Closing date for applications: 1st December 2020

Research Operations Specialist II


he National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) conducts scientific research, monitoring, exploration, education and outreach activities with the goals of preserving submerged resources and providing awareness of maritime heritage. Qualified personnel are required to safely and efficiently operate offshore, conducting marine science research aboard vessels and providing program support through archeological fieldwork and research tasking.

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) provides research support to TBNMS and is seeking a well-rounded applicant with experience in marine research and management to serve as Research Operations Specialist (ROS) to the NOAA TBNMS. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and expertise working on maritime heritage resources, with a preference for those with experience working on Great Lakes shipwrecks. A successful candidate will have strong on-water field experience, as well as experience with public engagement through education, outreach, and interpretation. Additionally, a successful candidate will have experience building and maintaining partnerships and seeking outside funding. Finally, the candidate will need to have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Clotilda RFQ Extended

Pursuant to Alabama Act No. 2001-956, the State of Alabama, Alabama Historical Commission requests proposals from qualified professionals to provide a diver assessment, possible artifact recovery and conservation, and specialized maritime archaeological testing. 

The purpose of this project is to determine the condition of submerged archaeological site 1BA704, the Clotilda, and to use that information to create a management plan for preservation of the archaeological site. Due to hazardous conditions on 1BA704, this level of investigation will require industrial level diving and specialized safety protocols. The location of archaeological site 1BA704 is remote and only accessible by boat or barge.

The selected contractor will be responsible for all equipment and supplies necessary to conduct the investigation, accommodations for project personnel during field work, as well as providing all transportation to-and-from site.

Multiple Jobs at Oceaneering

Anyone interested should contact me directly:

The Data Exploitation Analyst participates in all phases of data collection, processing, and reporting at a customer site in Suitland/Camp Spring, MD. The primary responsibilities of this role are to acquire, analyze, compile, evaluate, and review data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements. Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI w/ Poly, Active clearance highly desired.  This position will reside in Suitland, MD

  • Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography, Underwater Archeology, or related field.
  • Experience with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), & Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and their support equipment.
  • Experience with SLS systems, Doppler Sonars, Navigation & underwater cameras equipment.
  • Knowledge of products like SonarWiz, Hypack and WinFrog.

The Senior Data Exploitation Analyst participates in all phases of data collection, processing, and reporting at a customer site.  The primary responsibilities of this role are to acquire, analyze, compile, evaluate, and review data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements. The ability to obtain a DoD security clearance is required. Must hold/acquire a TS/SCI with Polygraph.  This position resides in Suitland, MD

  • Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography, Underwater Archeology, or related field.
  • Knowledge of products like SonarWiz, Hypack and WinFrog.

Dive Safety Officer and Project Maritime Archaeologist

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. (The Museum) is seeking a full-time Dive Safety Officer (DSO). The DSO will also serve as a project maritime archaeologist in addition to overseeing Museum safety programs for scientific diving operations. 

Successful candidate must be an experienced underwater archaeologist who has worked on a variety of submerged archaeological sites overseeing the application of rigorous dive and waterfront safety standards and training. He or she must have experience in underwater archaeological excavation and survey activities. Must be a certified AAUS or equivalent scientific diver or be able to qualify as such by the beginning of this job.

USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (OPUV or higher) preferred. In addition, he or she must be familiar with the use of archaeological dredging systems and probing systems, and other equipment such as hookah systems, small engines including water pumps and portable generators, weight belt/harness systems, remote sensing gear including magnetometer, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, HYPACK and SonarWiz softwares, and experience in small and medium sized boat and trailer operations. He or she must be a trained and experienced diver, with appropriate dive leadership qualifications and experience. The DSO is responsible for overall diving safety for the program as a whole. This is an administrative position that also often entails going into the field to supervise diving, to support scientific or training operations as a diver, and to conduct remote sensing or other non-diving archaeological operations. The DSO might be present at major operations or particular ones as he/she feels are appropriate. We would normally have the DSO on site in the field at all times providing oversight but also supporting operations as an active diver, again as the DSO feels is appropriate.

The DSO shall have the responsibility for diving safety and the absolute right to cancel or terminate a dive if needed for the safety of the divers, crew, and volunteers. He or she works under the authority and standards established by the Diving Control Board, of which he or she will be a voting member.

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About the Job We are expanding our team and seeking qualified, experienced environmental underwater survey specialists for seasonal, as-needed/variable hour work based in our Oakland office. The position will support underwater environmental survey field efforts in the San Francisco Bay area. Duties and Responsibilities + Survey for environmental resources under scuba in a safe manner under the direct supervision of a Dudek staff underwater archaeologist.

Recent DUDEK Work:

WDHOF Scholarship and Training Grants

Scholarships for women only (14 awards):

•  Marine Conservation Scholarship – Graduate ($2000) (3 awards)

•  Marine Conservation Scholarship – Undergraduate ($1000) (3 awards)

•  Coral and Seagrass Rehabilitation Fellowship  ($2500) (4 awards)

•  Sea Turtle Conservation Grant ($2000) (1 award)

•  Underwater Archaeology – Graduate ($2000) (1 award)

•  Underwater Archaeology – Undergraduate ($750) (1 award)

•  Journalism, Graphic Arts, Photography, or Videography Scholarship ($1500) (1 award)

Scholarships for women or men (3 awards):

•  Undergraduate Marine Research Internship ($1000) (1 award)

•  Sea to Space Extreme Environment Physiology Grant ($5000) (2 awards)

Training grants for women only (15 awards):

•  Basic dive training (learn to dive) ($1000) (7 awards)

•  Advanced dive training ($1000) (6 awards)

•  Hard hat dive training ($1000) (1 award)

•  Instructor advanced education ($2000) (1 award)

Training grants for women or men (7 awards):

•  Basic or advanced dive training for candidates in ROTC, JROTC, military academy, Sea Scout or Sea Cadet ($1000) (1 award)

•  Disabled diver (beginner or advanced) or instructor to assist disabled to dive ($1000) (1 award)

•  Diver medical education (£1000 value) (2 awards)

•  Diving emergency medical responder grants ($500 value) (3 awards)

Underwater Archaeologist


The Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist (ARCH-I).  The position is full-time with benefits and will work on the main campus in Columbia.  The job announcement will close at the stroke of midnight Saturday, 12 September 2020.  We hope to offer the position by early October with a start date at an agreed upon time shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate will work with a Division staff of two members and complement efforts to preserve the underwater archaeological legacy in the lakes, rivers, and coastal waters of South Carolina.

Underwater Archaeologist (ARCH-I):

The incumbent reports directly to the State Underwater Archaeologist. The employee will work with the supervising archaeologist to meet the goals of the program, specifically relating to education and outreach. The employee will act as the administrator for the hobby licensing process as well as manage all databases relating to the program. The employee will support archaeological research, and act as principal/co-principal investigator on Maritime Research Division (MRD) projects as designated by the supervisor. The employee will also manage equipment as well as act as a dive safety officer for the MRD. This position requires periodic travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings.
Search for position using posting number:  STA00512PO20

For information about the MRD please visit:

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PhD Studentship: Honor Frost Foundation Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship from the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF).  

The Foundation’s mission is to promote the advancement and research of maritime archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean. The Foundation offers PhD scholarships in maritime archaeology to students from the primary regions where Honor worked, to undertake research at the University of Southampton. This PhD award is only available to students from Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria. This is due to a restriction from the Honor Frost Foundation, who provides the funding.

DPAA Posts

Incumbents typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Evaluates analytical methodologies to ensure all recovered artifacts are accurately identified, and correlated to specific loss incidents whenever possible.
  • Researches and answers specific field requests for information on recovered artifacts to field personnel, to rapidly correlate (or disassociate) the items to a specific loss incident involving US military personnel.
  • Maintains liaison with aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers, experts, and Defense Logistics Agency contacts to develop and sustain inter-agency aircraft component research networks.
  • Conducts thorough on-site evaluations to determine aircraft crash dispersion characteristics, and assess areas most likely to yield remains of unaccounted-for US military personnel.

Your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Initiates, maintains, and enhances liaison with officials in either the Kingdom of Cambodia
    (KOC), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) or the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) Government to pursue the fullest possible accounting of US personnel from the war in Southeast Asia, support field investigation and research teams, and develop/support investigation and research programs.
  • Represents DPAA in direct liaison with the KOC, LPDR or SRV officials involved in the POW/MIA accounting mission at meetings, conferences, telephonically, and through written correspondence.
  • Ensures effective information exchange during the planning, implementation, and reporting stages of US-KOC, LPDR, SRV meetings related to the accounting mission.
  • Coordinates with KOC, LPDR, or SRV government officials and applicable US agencies on the agenda, scheduling, protocol, and logistical requirements for these meetings. Serves as technical advisor to the DPAA Director in meetings with the KOC or SRV government.
  • Serves as the primary Cambodian, Lao or Vietnamese language interpreter in meetings between DPAA and the host nation government.

Maritime Preservation Specialist

Wisconsin Historical Society
Maritime Preservation Specialist – LTE
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01876

The Maritime Preservation Specialist with the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program will fill a grant funded project specific position. This individual works under staff maritime archaeologists, the limited supervision of the State Archaeologist, and the State Historic Preservation Officer in the State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society to preserve the maritime heritage of Wisconsin.

This limited term position is 40 hours per week. Work hours are flexible between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work will be required at times.

Position Summary:   This position is supported by a University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute grant. The maritime specialist will work on a grant funded project focusing on helping design informal educational programs with partner museums throughout the state. This position will act as the program’s liaison between WHS staff and a professional educational consultant. The maritime specialist will focus on the development of interpretive/educational materials for both general public and museum programming. In addition, the maritime specialist will integrate the developed educational material into, coordinate with Society education staff on its internal implementation, conduct historical and archival research as needed, and may have the opportunity to participate in underwater archaeological fieldwork if qualified.

Shipwreck Telepresence Expedition

Greetings from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We have a summer program that may be of interest to you and your students, and the best part is that it’s free.

From August 25-27, the sanctuary, along with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Imaging Technologies, will be exploring the wreck of the passenger steamship Portland and a mystery collier located nearby. The mission will include live broadcasts from the shipwrecks and in-person commentaries from sanctuary staff and WHOI researchers. You and your students are invited to tune in via the mission website and to submit written questions via the internet to the expedition team. The broadcasts will air at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on August 25 (Tuesday) from the wreck of the Portland, at 2:30: and 6:30 on August 26 (Wednesday) and 2:30 pm on August 27 (Thursday) from the mystery coal schooner.

The Portland, often labeled New England’s Titanic, was a night boat that made regular runs between Boston and Portland, Maine. She was lost with all hands on November 27, 1898. This year, researchers are attempting to penetrate the ship to examine the engine room and boilers to better understand the ship’s last hours and possible causes for its sinking. Biologists are sampling the invertebrate community that has colonized the wreck to study its similarity to natural boulder reef communities nearby.

The mystery schooner was probably one of many hard-working cargo carriers that brought coal and other products from mid-Atlantic ports to communities in the Northeast. Maritime archaeologists will examine artifacts and vessel construction in an attempt to identify the ship. One interesting observation is the use of copper sheathing on the hull, which continues to serve as an anti-biofouling agent (unlike other sanctuary shipwrecks that are three-dimensional oases for invertebrate life on the seafloor).

Please fill out this form if you are interested in using mission content with your students. Questions from your group can be submitted online during the broadcast. If we can’t reply during the scheduled program, we will get back to you with timely answers at the close of the expedition. If you would like to undertake the challenge of identifying the mystery collier, we would welcome your assistance.

For more information about our 2020 Telepresence Expedition into Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, go to

I look forward to working with you and your students.

Anne I. Smrcina

Education and Outreach Coordinator

NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

781-546-6007 (Note NEW direct office phone number)

781-738-2242 (mobile)

781-545-8026 (main office)


Call for Maritime Archaeology Papers

Call for Maritime Papers for SAA Annual Meeting

The California Maritime Archaeology Committee (CMAC) will be chairing a maritime session at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting  in San Francisco, April 14-18, 2021.

CMAC is interested in more presentations for the maritime session. All maritime topics are welcome! If you are interested in presenting, please let CMAC know by August 28th at

Deadline to submit abstracts is September 17th, 2020.



RFP Clotilda (002)

Pursuant to Alabama Act No. 2001-956, the State of Alabama, Alabama Historical Commission requests proposals from qualified professionals to provide a diver assessment, artifact extraction, and specialized maritime archaeological testing to determine the condition of submerged archaeological site 1BA704, the Clotilda, and to inform plans for preservation. Due to hazardous conditions on 1BA704, this level of investigation will require industrial level diving and specialized safety protocols. The location of archaeological site 1BA704 is remote and only accessible by boat or barge. The selected contractor will be responsible for all equipment and supplies necessary to conduct the investigation, accommodations for project personnel during field work, as well as providing all transportation to-and-from site.

Questions: Should be addressed to State Archaeologist, Stacye Hathorn. Contact information provided below.
Proposals must be received no later than 17 August 2020

Supply six (6) hard copies AND one digital copy of all required proposal information to:
Alabama Historical Commission Attn: Stacye Hathorn
State Archaeologist 468 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Al 36030-0900
Phone: 334.230.2649

Postdoc in Geoscience, UMass

The emergence and submergence history of the Bering Strait remains a puzzle in understanding both it the Pacific/Arctic gateway history but also its role in controlling the flow and stability of ocean currents between the Arctic, Pacific and the North Atlantic. We seek applications for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow (one year but renewable to two) with computer skills in dynamic topography modeling and Glacial Isostatic Adjustments to explore how regional and far field geophysics can be used to reconcile both land-based paleoshorelines and marine based paleoceanographic records to better understanding the history of the Beringian gateway and its climatic impacts. The time frame of interest concerns change over glacial/interglacial timescales since the first submergence of the Strait roughly 5 million years ago.

This work will be an exciting collaboration, starting with small workshop that could involve scientists with shared interests in the problem and with records that could be used to develop best data-model comparisons. Work in the first year could lead to an NSF proposal for new field-work and additional geochronology on land based records. Ideal candidates will have a PhD at time of hire in a quantitative subject and have some experience with GIA and DT modeling.

Florida DEP Archaeologist

FDEP’s Division of Water Resource Management is seeking an individual with a solid background in historic resources to join our team by serving as the Historic Preservationist. This full-time position will be housed in the Division of Water Resource Management’s Tallahassee headquarters office.  This is work coordinating a preservation program designed to ensure the protection of and/or proper restoration of Florida’s historic sites, properties and resources.


Maritime/Terrestrial Archaeologist

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Maritime/Terrestrial Archaeologist to join our Pensacola, Florida, office to support projects throughout the Southeast and worldwide. This position will be responsible for participating in marine remote-sensing surveys (including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, and sub-bottom profiler); processing and interpreting remote-sensing data using industry standard software; archaeological diving missions; and producing technical reports compliant with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The position also will support terrestrial operations as needed, including Phase I, II, and III fieldwork and report writing. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and organized, possess excellent technical writing skills, have the ability to work efficiently on simultaneous projects while meeting all deadlines, and be available to work long days in the field over extended periods of time. Candidates with GIS and Department of Transportation (DOT) experience are highly desirable.