Ph. D Program at ECU

The ICS program is an interdisciplinary program that has had many maritime students go through it and we are currently recruiting for fall 2021.

See the link below for the recent flier of the Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program and some of the current research projects actively recruiting students. There will also be a recruitment day taking place virtually on February 12th, the registration link can also be found in the flier .

Please share with anyone that might be interested.

QAR Conservator

The QAR Conservator position at the QAR Lab, within the Office of State Archaeology (OSA) in DNCR’s Historic Resources Division, is critical to meet the goals of DNCR’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Project (QAR). Duties of this position include conservation, documentation, analysis and research of artifacts, and preparation of the archive (artifacts and records) prior to transfer or loan to the long-term repository NC Maritime Museum. OSA bears primary responsibility for protection and interpretation of thousands of historic shipwrecks and other underwater archaeological sites in our state, including the famous Queen Anne’s Revenge near Beaufort, NC.

The position is critical for progressing active treatment of artifacts. The QAR Conservator will be an archaeological conservation professional and will have education and experience in the conservation of archaeological materials from a marine environment from recovery to conservation of collections once transferred to a museum. The employee will work cooperatively with the OSA QAR Project team and with other DNCR staff, partners, and volunteers. The QAR Conservator will undertake all aspects of documentation (including photography and illustration), examination, conservation, analysis, and study of archaeological artifacts recovered from a marine underwater environment, from recovery in the field to conservation as needed after transfer to the museum. Duties will include but not be limited to: first aid and documentation of recovered artifacts, examination and assessment of artifacts including by x-radiography; treatment of artifacts recovered from a marine environment using established and approved methods; maintenance and operation of conservation lab facilities and equipment; compliance with DNCR and ECU environmental health and safety requirements; maintaining written, computer, and photographic documentation of artifacts and their treatments; reporting on the condition of artifacts; preparation of archive (artifacts and records) for transfer to museum; supervision and training of student interns and volunteers; participation in public education and outreach activities, such as lab tours, presentations, seminars, and web site. The QAR Conservator will be a member of the QAR Lab team in Greenville, NC, located at East Carolina University’s West Research Campus. The QAR Conservator may be required to work away from the QAR Lab, for example: at other DNCR locations, at other organizations and institutions to give talks, or present show and tell demonstrations (on average one day a month). Therefore, good oral and written communication is a must.  Some weekend work may also be necessary – on average 2-3 times a year. During field recovery operations, the QAR Conservator may be required to work away from base for several days, even weeks at a time. The QAR Conservator will report to the QAR Senior Conservator.

Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Arts & Humanities – Dhakira

New York University

Applicants will work on the applied research programs in the field of maritime and underwater cultural heritage. They will work on the existing research projects in the field of maritime cultural heritage in the Gulf and on the Arabian and Historic Trade Routes. They will develop new research collaboration with local and international partners. They will implement an outreach program for the professional community in the UAE in the field of Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage awareness and management. They will be involved in developing the curriculum for the interdisciplinary heritage studies minor. They will co-organize the Conference ‘Rethink Heritage Studies in the Arabian World’

Applicants must have a PhD in Heritage Studies. Extensive knowledge of maritime and underwater cultural heritage of the region, experimental archaeology and heritage management systems is required. A minimum of seven years of  experience in project management in the field of cultural heritage research is required. Applicants with previous publications in the field are highly preferred.

The terms of employment are competitive and will include housing and travel subsidies. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, and at least one letter of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email:

Multiple Maritime/Nautical Archaeologist Posts

Maritime/Nautical Archaeologist:

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research, including 2 to 5 years of experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as is skills in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates. 

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

Nautical Archaeologist:

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist/Project Manager in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in nautical archaeology or closely related field. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research, including 2 to 5 years of experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys . Experience in data processing and analyses is required, as is skills in technical writing.

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salary is competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

Doctoral studentship in Archaelogy

Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Archaeology focuses on human beings and their culture and society, from ancient times to the present day. Using material remains as their primary source material, archaeologists interpret what life was like at different times and in different cultural contexts. Archaeology at Södertörn University also emphasises a critical perspective and the importance of relating archaeology to current societal issues. Archaeological research is thus not only about the past, but entails equal emphasis on the understanding of people as cultural beings. One specialisation offered at Södertörn University is maritime archaeology, as the MARIS research institute is able to support new projects in a range of ways. For more information, please click here (English version) or click here (Swedish version).

General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Archaeology (English version) or Swedish version.

Maritime Programs Manager

The Center for Wooden Boats is seeking a Maritime Programs Manager to lead our on-the-water adult programs. We are looking for an individual with robust maritime credentials to safely manage our long standing learn-to-sail programing, grow our motorized charter operations, and develop new maritimebased educational programing. This is an active position where you can be on the water, interact with CWB’s engaging community, join a skilled team to help operate and care for our historic fleet of over 100 wooden vessels, and work at one of the most unique maritime campuses in the country.

RFP: Historic Ship Timber Relocation and Preservation

Look at Bid: 946


Historic Ship Timber Relocation and Preservation

Issue Date: January 6, 2021

The City has issued this Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to solicit Qualifications and Proposals from interested and qualified for the scope of work described herein for the purpose of obtaining responsive proposals from contract archaeology firms for the safe preparation, relocation, and deposition of timbers from three ship hull remnants excavated from the development site for Robinson Landing at 2 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia (44AX235). The
overall goal of the project is to stabilize and store the historic ship timbers in Ben Brenman Pond (Alexandria, VA) in a manner that preserves the possibility of future study and conservation when adequate funding and/or a location for permanent storage or display is available.

Program Support Specialist – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking a Program Support Specialist to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) in Washington, DC. This position will be 100% remote. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the DPAA.

The Program Support Specialist will provide professional and programmatic assistance pertaining to DPAA’s partner development and innovation-related activities. Travel may be on military and commercial aircraft.

Underwater Archaeology Branch Internship

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NHHC Internship

The Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), located on the historic Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC is the official program of the Depart of the Navy. The NHHC is home to the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) which serves to manage, research, conserve, and interpret the Navy’s collection of sunken and terrestrial military craft. This includes over 2,500 shipwrecks and 17,000 aircraft wrecks dispersed around the globe.

The NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch serves four main functions:

  • Public Education & Outreach – Public education and outreach is a fundamental component of NHHC’s mission to promote the Navy’s heritage and preserve its sunken military craft. UAB accomplishes this through disseminating information through social media, publications, reports, presentations, lectures, and tours. Additionally, the Branch maintains a robust internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in submerged cultural heritage. 
  • Artifact Conservation & Curation – All historic artifacts recovered from an underwater environment require some form of conservation and a proper curation environment to remain in a stable condition. UAB’s Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory is directly responsible for NHHC’s artifact collections that  originate from sunken military craft. In addition to treating and curating artifacts, the Laboratory manages a loan program of over 11,000 artifacts. 
  • Archaeological & Historical Research  Archaeologists at UAB oversee, collaborate, and conduct archaeological and historical research on sunken and terrestrial military craft. Research projects include remote sensing surveys, site identification assessments, excavations, and scientific data analyses. This research extends from the earliest beginnings of the Navy, during the American Revolution to losses from World War II and beyond. Through archaeology, UAB can interpret naval history and further convey the story of the American sailor. 
  • Cultural Resource Management & Policy Development  The Navy’s ship and aircraft wrecks represent a fragile collection of non-renewable resources that, in addition to their historical value, are often considered war graves may contain unexploded ordnance or environmental hazards. To ensure preservation of these sites, UAB develops, coordinates, reviews, and implements related policy on behalf of the NHHC. This includes the maintenance of an archaeological permitting program through the Sunken Military Craft Act, coordination with federal, state, local, and international agencies regarding sites and projects, and formation of a sunken military craft inventory. 

Interns can expect to work on tasks such as: Preparing, undertaking, or following up on field investigations; Conducting extensive archaeological and historical research at local and national archives; Preparing, reviewing, editing or preparing reports; Conserving and cataloging artifacts; Assisting with artifact inventory, management, and loan programs; Developing a photo database of past field projects; Participating in public outreach and education initiatives such as tours, lectures, and presentations; Creating public outreach and education materials such as blogs and brochures.

Historic Preservation Specialist – American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS)

Although a NCSHPO employee, the Historic Preservation Specialist will report to the ABPP program chief, who serves as technical supervisor for all assignments. Work is normally sedentary and conducted in an office environment in collaboration with program staff. Assignments often involve contacts with historic preservation organizations and interest groups, as well as with NPS staff and officials. Work is conducted during core business hours; telework and part-time work may be approved, if appropriate.

Deckhands (3 Posts)

The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Deckhand, WG-5788-5 positions intended to assist permanent staff with deckhand field work.
The duty stations for the parks are:
San Francisco Maritime NHP

Perform routine maintenance, preservation, stabilization and restoration of historic ships such as apply various marine coatings to surfaces, tar and slush rigging, pump bilges and wash down decks. Assist journeyman level workers in carpentry, rigging and metal work. Go aloft to assist with installation and maintenance of standing and running rigging. Operate small motorized work boat/tender to inspect exterior of larger vessels. Perform other standard housekeeping/maintenance duties such as sweeping and washing the ships and facilities, emptying trash bins, moving dumpsters, and other general maintenance duties as assigned.

Research Assistant/Associate – Seascapes

Closing Date: 11 January 2021

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher with a keen interest in innovative approaches to sub-tidal mapping, and a desire to work with local groups, to share local natural and cultural heritage. You will join the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES), Newcastle University, and lead activity within the  ‘Beneath the Waves’ project, producing and sharing shipwreck and rocky reef models and digital material gathered from the Tyne to the Tees.

You will be working within a large multi-institution, multi-disciplinary project team formed by the overarching ‘Seascapes’ project run by Durham Heritage Coast and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. You will lead the science for the ‘Beneath the Waves’ component, developing innovative sub-tidal mapping methods, and working with local dive clubs to train divers to collect robust data. You will support diver creation of individual wreck and reef research projects with a view to producing historical narratives, virtual models and videos to share via Seascapes hubs across the region. 

Seascapes aims to reveal the regions hidden heritage, bringing it to audiences previously not capable of accessing this world beneath the waves, and you critically bridge this gap. You are comfortable with working in cold-water environments, with a variety of divers and organising dive projects, and you underpin this with advanced knowledge of marine habitats and species and experience delivering innovative sub-tidal methods, such as 3D photogrammetry, which allow underwater experiences to be shared more widely.

You will be excited by the opportunity to support our local communities to interact with and experience the marine environment, both physically and virtually; you will increase appreciation, enjoyment and promote an understanding of our seascape, while enhancing the capacity of existing underwater explorers to appreciate multiple dimensions of their marine heritage. The project will address both natural and cultural heritage streams, building capacity in each by encouraging divers to find out more about 1) the wrecks they dive and their history and 2) the natural habitats at local dive sites and the species that inhabit them; both encouraging ownership of and advocacy for the marine environment.

We are looking for an individual with a high level of social, physical, scientific and technical skills. You will be committed, motivated and able to make decisions. You can work independently but are also excited at the prospect of being part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team. You can effectively communicate your research during seminars and at project meetings, and are keen to publish your research in journals, and disseminate findings at scientific conferences.

This post is full time (37 hours week) fixed term until 31st December 2023 and is available for an immediate start.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Clare Fitzsimmons via email


On April 29, 1554, three Spanish ships were wrecked off the coast of what is now Padre Island National Seashore. In the subsequent recovery operation, a smaller fourth boat also sank. Texas and the National Park Service care for artifacts excavated and washed ashore from these sites, which are the oldest Spanish shipwrecks along the U.S. mainland coast. 

To make appropriate management decisions, park leadership needs to gain a better understanding of these wrecks and potential measures to mitigate known threats. PAIS also needs to develop interpretive and educational products and programs to increase visitor understanding of these unique resources. The goal of this project is to contribute to a collaborative, inter-governmental effort to research the shipwrecks and share the knowledge gained.   

PAIS proposes to select a DHA-RA intern to document, research, and educate the public about the shipwrecks, including:

  1. A detailed, annotated bibliography to aid researchers studying the wrecks.
  2. Digitization of NPS archival records and creation of a finding aid for materials related to the wrecks to increase NPS information accessibility for researchers and the public.
  3. Translations of at least five key wreck-related documents from Spanish to English.
  4. Updates and additions to the park’s web page(s) to incorporate recent research findings.
  5. Virtual, recorded program(s) in English and Spanish to educate park visitors about submerged cultural resources at PAIS, including why they are significant, what findings they have led to, and what threats they face (e.g., hurricanes).

The intern will also assist with archeological field work to document the submerged and terrestrial sites associated with the shipwrecks; with re-inventory, appropriate packaging, and labeling of associated artifacts; and with development of a traveling exhibit and interpretive and educational materials to share the wealth of knowledge gained from the wrecks about 16th century commerce between the Old and New Worlds.

Intensity and Rigor:  This project will involve extensive archival research; compilation of primary and secondary source materials; and critical evaluation, analysis, and summarization of source materials varying from 16th century personal journal entries to modern professional journal publications. The project will also require writing and verbal presentation of academic information for public interpretation and education; design and creation of interpretive and education products for a traveling museum exhibit; and assistance with archeological field work.

Cultural Resource Section Manager

Primary duties of the Cultural Resources Section Manager include:

  • Lead, develop, and manage the successful delivery of cultural resources services and projects to HDR’s clients
  • Plan, develop, prepare, review, and direct the preparation of various cultural resources documents to support highway (Caltrans), transit, maritime, aviation, renewable energy, water resources, and land development projects, including: cultural resource survey reports (archaeological and architectural history); draft letters and documentation for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act (USDOT); cultural resources management and mitigation plans; Section 106 agreement documents (memoranda of agreement, programmatic agreements); and other related documents
  • Assist with and develop work proposals and cost estimates and monitor tasks, schedules, and budgets in the execution of cultural resource projects
  • Conduct and/or direct fieldwork, participate in meetings, and develop compliance strategies
  • Be a technical expert with recognized authority in cultural resources to HDR’s clients and deliver expert regulatory compliance advice and experienced consultation leadership for clients to regulatory agencies
  • Serve as Project Manager on larger projects Plan, organize, and supervise the work of a medium to large staff of professionals and technicians

Archaeological Conservator

A permanent position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in conservation of archaeological organic objects is available at the Department of Collection Management at the Museum of Cultural History. 

We seek a candidate with solid competence and a good understanding of the conservation of archaeological organic materials with main emphasis on waterlogged archaeological wood. You should be able to work at the intersection of natural sciences and humanities. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate with the museum’s other academic environments and help promote the use of our collections in research. The researcher is expected to participate in and initiate research projects both nationally and internationally in line with the Museum’s strategy. A broad professional approach and the ability to think holistically will be emphasized in the assessment.

The position includes 50% research time and 50% museal work, including administrative tasks within both fields. In addition to research, the position includes varied academic and practical tasks related to the management of the museum’s collections as well as professional communication.

The Department of Collection Management is organized into two groups; the Group for conservation and the Group for digital documentation, IT, photography and archives. The department has currently 40 employees. The Group for conservation has one of the largest conservation environments in Norway with conservators divided into archaeological, ethnographic and painted objects, and chemists. We have Norway’s largest professional environment within conservation of archaeological material.

The department also includes the research and development project Saving Oseberg that documents wooden objects from the Oseberg find and investigates preservation methods to slow down the degradation of alum treated wooden objects. Through Saving Oseberg, significant analysis facilities have been built up with professional development opportunities for the department and the museum.

BOEM Archeologist

Read the advertisement carefully, open open to a few people who could actually apply.

The incumbent serves as a technical specialist on, and a DES contact for, archeological and historic preservation aspects of the OCS energy and mineral programs. Duties and responsibilities tend towards, but are not restricted to, oversight and support with respect to archeological and historic properties in the OCS environments and possible impacts resulting from offshore geological and geophysical exploration, energy and mineral programs exploration, construction, and development.

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Lead the planning, review, and analysis of marine archeological research activities.
  2. Participate as a consultant or contract inspector for all BOEM-funded archeological studies and field projects.
  3. Identify and coordinate the procurement of archeological studies; manage studies as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  4. Collect, review, and analyze the data, deliverables, and reports submitted for all DES archaeological studies and fully incorporate this information into the BOEM decision-making process.
  5. Participate and coordinate with BOEM regional offices during Studies Development Plan (SDP) process.
  6. Serve as the lead for the BOEM Archeology Subject Matter Expert (SME) Team.
  7. Prepare and review national-level environmental analyses and documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and other relevant Federal statutes and regulations.

Archaeological Conservator

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is seeking a Conservator to work in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab (MAC Lab). JPPM, as the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research, is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility which houses over 8 million artifacts from across the state. (To learn more, go to:

The Conservator surveys, examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, packages or mounts artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus providing preservation care to archaeological collections.



Within the framework of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, UNESCO engages the services of the individual consultant, as an international expert in the protection of underwater cultural heritage, for:

  • Elaborating a draft Theory of Change highlighting the causal relationships linking the implementation of the Convention with development results as the first step in the development of a future Results Framework
  • Carry out a mapping and analysis of initiatives in the field of underwater cultural heritage and ocean and marine sciences with a view to identifying areas of synergies in the implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030

Senior Archaeologist

This position involves providing cultural resources management for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the South and Southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana. As an ELOS Archaeologist, the successful applicant will work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and other state regulations. The successful applicant will oversee and manage cultural resources department staff and entry level archaeologists in their specific duties. The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including but not limited to: proposals; background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms. Additionally, the candidate will need strong technical, communication, networking, and resource management skills in order to develop and maintain business relationships. The candidate must be available to attend networking events, and any meetings deemed necessary in order to add to their strong network of vendors. It will be crucial for the candidate to actively work with the business development department in order to formulate a growth plan for the cultural resource department. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary