International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Editor

The Society is seeking an editor for its flagship academic journal, the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (IJNA). Founded in 1972 and currently celebrating its 50th birthday, the Journal is a field-leading bi-annual forum for research into all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Since 2021 the IJNA has been published on the Society’s behalf by Taylor and Francis and is currently distributed in print form and online to a worldwide readership. The IJNA is supported with a grant from the Honor Frost Foundation.

The editor of the IJNA will have a strong academic background; preferably knowledge of the subject; excellent copy-editing skills; a clear understanding of academic referencing; an eye for quality; self-motivation; rigorous organisational abilities and appreciate adherence to deadlines. The editor will ideally have experience of image editing for publication. The editor will need strong networking skills to be used to promote the journal at UK and international events as well as on social media.

The editor will be responsible for the management and editing of copy from initial submission to final publication. Duties include selecting initial submissions based on quality; communicating constructively with authors, referees, the Book Reviews Editor, the publisher and representatives of the Society; ensuring a proper peer-review process, copy-editing and the enforcement of house style. The editor will work with other Society staff and volunteers on NAS initiatives to promote the Journal such as webinars and conferences.

The editor will be required to follow COPE guidelines and uphold the Statement of Principles of the Society.

The editor can work from NAS Offices at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth or can choose to work from home. They will submit a quarterly activity report to the Society and will preferably attend in person at least one committee meeting or AGM of the Society each year.

Senior Archaeologist, Underwater (Remote) – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking a Senior Archaeologist, Underwater to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DPAA. This position is 100% remote. US citizenship is required.

Provides professional and scientific assistance pertaining to the Organizational scientific-related activities. This position may interface with employees, consultants, partners, and contractors, and communicates through briefings and written products with Agency leadership, U.S. Government employees, family members, foreign officials, and partners as well as potential partners. This position is responsible for working within a program of effort for a specific domain (i.e. underwater or terrestrial) by serving as an advisor and conduit for decision-making between the program’s archaeologists (Lead and Project), Program Support staff, and Agency leadership. Key responsibilities include assisting in Agency partner project design, budget planning and monitoring, strategic planning as directed by Agency leadership, and coordinating the actions of Agency, HJF, and partner personnel to ensure adherence to protocols and the execution of effective partner operations.

Maritime Senior Project Manager

SEARCH has openings for full time Maritime Senior Project Manager to join our Maritime Sector. Candidates must be detail oriented, organized, and able to work competently on simultaneous tasks while meeting multiple deadlines.

The Maritime Senior Project Manager acts independently and in consultation with SEARCH leadership, to provide oversight, manage, and deliver all aspects of cultural resources management projects, including, but not limited to, proposals, cost estimates, project schedules, contract management, project staffing, staff assignments, research designs, logistics, health and safety plans, fieldwork, laboratory research, internal and external project communication, progress reporting, technical writing, report preparation, quality control, marketing, stakeholder coordination, and customer relations. Working as a consultant, the Maritime Senior Project Manager provides expertise to clients and is responsible to deliver each project on time, within budget, and in accordance with all regulatory and client‑specific requirements. The Maritime Senior Project Manager generates leads that result in new long term contracts and task orders and manages existing contracts to ensure follow-on contracts are granted.

Maritime Project Manager

SEARCH has openings for full time Maritime Project Manager to join our Maritime Sector. Candidates must be detail oriented, organized, and able to work competently on simultaneous tasks while meeting multiple deadlines.

The Maritime Project Manager acts independently and in consultation with SEARCH leadership, to plan, manage, and deliver all aspects of cultural resources management projects, including, but not limited to, proposals, cost estimates, project schedules, contract management, project staffing, staff assignments, research designs, logistics, health and safety plans, fieldwork, laboratory research, internal and external project communication, progress reporting, technical writing, report preparation, quality control, marketing, stakeholder coordination, and customer relations. Working as a consultant, the Maritime Project Manager provides expertise to clients and is responsible to deliver each project on time, within budget, and in accordance with all regulatory and client‑specific requirements. The Maritime Project Manager conducts multiple simultaneous projects.

Hull Conservation Manager, HMS Victory

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a full-time Hull Conservation Manager to join our Conservation team, working on HMS Victory, as part of the Museum Operations Directorate.
The Hull Conservation Manager will be joining the team at an exciting stage in the progress of the conservation of HMS Victory, as we embark on a ten-year programme of works to stabilise and preserve the ship.
The work involves management of the shipwright project team to deliver the project conservation works package to HMS Victory’s hull.  The successful candidate will be a senior member of the project team developing and delivering the plan for conservation of the ship. They will also procure and manage external contractors in delivering specialist conservation activities.
Team work and management skills are key aspects of this role to ensure that best-practice is applied to all our work.

NOAA Marine Archaeologist

The Associate Scientist will support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) as a marine archaeological Subject Matter Expert and, as such, will help provide the Office with scientific and technical support related to marine archaeology. As a marine archaeologist, the Associate Scientist will work closely with the Chief of the OER Science and Technology Division to help coordinate and oversee OER’s maritime heritage exploration activities.  The incumbent will be familiar with the principles and practices of marine archaeology including professional standards and practices and associated regulations, programs, and policies.

The incumbent will provide guidance concerning maritime heritage-related priorities and themes that OER supports through its Federal Funding Opportunity, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the Small Business Innovation Research Program, the OER Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, and through other program activities. The Associate Scientist will be required to be cognizant of, and assess, evolving archaeology exploration technologies and provide recommendations aimed at improving the pace and scope of OER’s maritime heritage efforts.  The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining awareness of current and evolving protocols and means for access, utilization, and curation of maritime heritage information and data contributed by and for OER’s partners, academic institutions, relevant industry, state and federal agencies and programs, and the general public. 

The incumbent will serve as OER’s principal lead for both required as well as discretionary activities associated with providing information for Native American tribes that may be impacted by, or concerned with, maritime heritage projects planned and/or supported by OER.  In doing so, the incumbent will be familiar with the requirements, significant criteria and regulatory processes and regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. 

This position will be located in OER’s headquarters offices in Silver Spring, MD.  Due to possible limitations of available OER office space, the incumbent may be required to telework on a part-time basis.


Serve as the marine archaeological Subject Matter Expert for OER’s maritime heritage activities:

  • Lead efforts to identify and develop priorities and methods related to exploration for maritime heritage sites, features, and objects.
  •  Assess the scientific value of grant proposals, monitor and communicate with Principal Investigators on progress, and track maritime heritage -relevant administrative grant activities.
  • Liaise, peer-to-peer, with the maritime archaeological science community (and other related or relevant scientific fields), maintain awareness of state-of-the-art scientific and technical developments and results in the field, and represent OER on relevant programmatic teams (e.g., the Primary Observations and the Exploration Gap Analysis teams), intra-agency teams, and inter-agency working groups.
  • Serve as the POC for OER communications and relationships with Native American Tribes affected by, or with interest in, OER planned or funded maritime heritage projects under Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act.

Support the NOAA OER Science and Technology Division:

  • Provide the S&T Division Chief with expert maritime heritage guidance consistent with OER’s goals and mission.
  • Identify maritime heritage areas, features, and objects for potential OER funding consideration.
  • Author and/or co-author materials and products, including internal and external reports, relevant to maritime heritage
  • Help support OER’s efforts to define ocean exploration data needs, goals, and metrics for exploring the United States Exclusive Economic Zone.
  • Provide logistical oversight and support for internal S&T activities as needed; plan and facilitate workshops and meetings; coordinate relevant communications; track project deadlines.

DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING – i.e., types of problems that are solved independently

  • Under general guidance of a scientific supervisor, accomplishment of the Job Functions and Duties listed above will require the incumbent to act with a high degree of independence.  The incumbent will be responsible for timely and thorough communication with the S&T Division Chief for discussion and approval of actions that materially affect the accomplishment of maritime heritage tasks and goals.
  • Solves both routine and difficult problems, implements guidance and technical direction from the S&T Division Chief, and works in close collaboration with S&T Division and other office staff.
  • Provides competent, reliable, and independent contributions to the solution of scientific, technical, and programmatic issues associated with the S&T Division’s and the office’s goals and missions. 


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.

Call for application for an online UNESCO training course on the UNESCO Training Manual for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Being the biggest “museums” yet to be fully discovered by the public, the waters of the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers guard in their depth broad records of the history of humankind and the traces of its interaction with the aquatic environment. In the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, these “footprints of human existence” span from ancient vestiges of Pre-Colombian watercrafts and ritual objects to the earliest European trade shipwrecks, and embrace the first colonial settlements in the region, such as those of Port Royal (Jamaica). Alongside these remains, these waters safely watch aircraft wrecks, submerged landscapes and prehistoric settlements, underwater caves with signs of human habitation, as well as scattered findings such as lost or abandoned objects. 

In the framework of UNESCO´s 2020/2021 Programme and Budget (40 C/5), and  in compliance with the Culture Sector Main Line of Action 1 (Protecting, conserving, promoting and transmitting culture and heritage for dialogue and development), Expected Result 4 (Underwater cultural heritage identified, protected and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the wide ratification and effective implementation of the 2001 Convention), UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (Havana, Cuba) and UNESCO Cluster Office in Quito and Representation to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (Quito, Ecuador) with the support of the Cluster office for Caribbean (Kingston, Jamaica) intend to promote, in coordination with all other offices in the region, the use of UNESCO Training Manual for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Due to the restrictions enforced in the context of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, UNESCO is currently designing an online training course that contributes to protecting underwater cultural heritage and promoting its relevance within 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, thus recognizing that one of the main challenges for its protection lies in providing knowledge and adequate capacities for its study, conservation and management. 

This initiative, which aims at training university students and teachers in archaeology from the region, has received the financial and technical support from the International Programme for Maritime Heritage of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands / Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE) – an executive body of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) – is the Netherlands’ centre of expertise for tangible heritage. They coordinated the adaption of the abovementioned manual to the Latin America and the Caribbean context and financially support this training. The forecasted capacity-building course will capitalize those activities that UNESCO developed in the past with the purpose of providing technical assistance to strengthen the implementation of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, as well as to meet countries’ needs regarding archeological scientific and practical research, education on underwater cultural heritage, network-building among experts and underwater archaeologists, experience exchange between countries, whose identification emerged during several regional and national conferences and meetings. 

The call for application will be opened from May 12, 2021, until June 30, 2021, at 23:59 Havana (Cuba) time. Applications containing all required documentation, as detailed in paragraph “Required documents to apply”, must be sent to one of the following email addresses according with the country in which the applicant is currently attending his/her studies or developing his/her academic activities.

•    Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: sends e-mail)
•    South America: sends e-mail)

Applicants must indicate in the object of the email the following text: Application to UNESCO regional course on underwater cultural heritage. Applications received after the indicated deadline will not be taken into account.

Maritime Historian

This Historian (Maritime) position is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in the Division of Cultural Resources and Museum Management.

Conduct historical research on various maritime topics using a wide range of resources.

Prepare historic preservation documents, compliance and background materials as required by Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), an organization’s Management Policies, and cultural resources management guidelines.

Research, analyze and write about history within the maritime framework, including topics related to individual ships, general seafaring, shipping, and the role of maritime commerce in our country’s development; prepare such written material for a wide variety of audiences.

Make presentations in parks, public gatherings, and professional meetings on historical themes and research results.

Investigate new techniques to preserve, or protect and interpret the history of cultural resources when existing methods prove insufficient.

Marine Archaeologist, MuseumVest

Do you want to be at the forefront of further developing marine archeology at the Bergen Maritime Museum? Museum Vest at Bergen Maritime Museum is looking for a responsible, fulfilling and self-employed marine archaeologist who, in addition to working with ordinary marine archeological tasks, will be responsible for the marine archeology activities.

Marine archeology manages marine cultural monuments in Vestland county and in Sunnmøre. Museum Vest has three objectives for the marine archeological activity:

  • Manage underwater cultural monuments and the state’s property rights to these, as well as to examine and register cultural monuments.
  • Assess whether marine cultural monuments are threatened by plans and measures in the sea and watercourses.
  • Disseminate knowledge about and create good attitudes to marine cultural monuments.

Together with the Norwegian Maritime Museum and Stavanger Maritime Museum, Museum Vest is also working to establish IRMAS, which “will provide the necessary financial and organizational framework for safeguarding and developing tasks related to research, management and dissemination [in marine archeology]”. IRMAS is described in the present museum report as a «good move».

The position is one of three marine archaeologists. Additional staffing may be relevant in the years to come. The position reports to the department director at the Bergen Maritime Museum.

Assoc/Asst Professor in Maritime History, East-West Interaction or related fields (including SEA), University of Macau

The Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Maritime History, East-West Interaction or related fields.

The Department of History staff includes highly-renowned and innovative senior and junior scholars from Mainland China, the United States and Europe. The department offers programs leading to BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and provides fellowships for postdoctoral research. The department’s current research emphases include Chinese History, History of East-West Interactions, Maritime History, and History of Science and Arts.

Applicants should visit for more details

Archaeological Data Manager

The National Museum’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum: inspiring, learning, enjoyment, and engagement with the story of the Royal Navy and its impact in shaping the modern world.
We are recruiting for a full-time Archaeological Data Manager to join our Conservation team, working primarily on HMS Victory, as part of the Museum Operations Directorate.
The Archaeological Data Manager will be joining the team at an exciting stage in the progress of the conservation of HMS Victory, as we embark on a ten-year programme of works to stabilise and preserve the ship.
The work involves management of the 3D model of the ship and of the Victory project archaeological archive. The successful candidate will become an expert on the history of the ship’s fabric and will use their understanding to help inform and develop conservation approaches and strategies relating to the ship and archive.
Team work is a key part of this role to ensure that best-practice is applied to all our work.

Marine Archaeologists and Field Archaeologists: Viking Ship Museum

Vi søger arkæologer både med og uden erhvervsdykkerbevis:

STK. MARINARKÆOLOGER til feltarbejde og analyser, projektstyring af marinarkæologiske undersøgelser, og til sagsbehandling og varetagelse af løbende henvendelser. Læs mere her:

STK. FELTARKÆOLOGER til marinarkæologiske forundersøgelser; fortrinsvis i Københavns Havn. Der er tale om maskinelle prøvegravninger – ikke dykkerarbejde – som udføres fra større fartøjer. Læs mere her:

We are looking for archaeologists both with and without a diving certificate:

MARINE ARCHAEOLOGISTS for fieldwork and analysis, project management of marine archaeological studies, and for case management and handling of ongoing inquiries. Read more here:

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS for marine archaeology preliminary studies; preferably in the Port of Copenhagen. These are machine excavations – not diving work – carried out by larger vessels. Read more here:

Nautical Archaeologist, Direct Link

Nautical Archaeologist – Frederick, Maryland

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 geological sequences in the Northeastern United States, scientific methods, and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as well as skill in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates free of cost. Experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys is ideal.

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.

Candidates who have submitted applications with RCG&A previously are encouraged to apply again.


Manila | Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Division

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists in planning, organizing, directing and supervising in the conduct of applied researches in the field of maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management;
  2. Assists in the establishment and maintenance of maritime archaeology reference material collections;
  3. Assists in publication of result of systematic and applied researches;
  4. Assists in the initiation of linkage, monitoring and collaboration of research activities with local/international research and academic institutions;
  5. Assists in the conduct of training of researchers in the various aspects of the discipline;
    6.  Assists in the organization meeting, symposia, seminars and workshop on the discipline;
  6. Assists in providing technical assistance or data regarding exhibitions of maritime archaeology materials; and
  7. Does related work.

Post-Graduate Scholarships For SIDS Students At The University Of Malta

At Island Innovation we are strongly committed to driving sustainable change across island and rural communities, and to helping the international community work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG4 aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. The transformational power of high-quality education is undeniable and the ability to learn new information, knowledge and skills offers life-long value to those able to take advantage of it, as well as for the societies that they live in, as greater education leads to increased prosperity.

The Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta (ISSI) was founded over 30 years ago and offers a fantastic range of island development  focused courses. These are of great benefit to those who want to help to shape sustainable island communities of the future, especially those from Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Students are attracted to studying at ISSI for a variety of reasons including being able to study a multidisciplinary programme that looks at the economic, social and environmental aspects of SIDS, the focus on the geographic aspects of island states, the diversity of students, the flexibility of learning, the excellent teaching staff, the holistic approach to studying islands, and the ability to utilise distance learning. Another significant appeal of studying at ISSI, is Malta itself which is an island with an incredible history, culture and climate, and as many students have noted, can provide important lessons to small island states across the world. The University of Malta is also a highly prestigious educational institution which was founded over 250 years ago, adding an even greater appeal to studying at ISSI.

We are excited to share the news that the Maltese Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) in collaboration with the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta (ISSI), is providing scholarships for students who are nationals of certain Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Citizens of the following countries are eligible: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Montserrat, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Starting with the Academic Year 2021/22, the MFEA will be offering:

(1) two annual scholarships for students reading for a full-time Master of Arts (Research on Islands and Small States), and

(2) one scholarship for a Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) student.

Selection criteria, among others, include past academic achievement and quality in the research proposal.

Stefano Moncada, Director of the ISSI, stated that “these scholarships are part of a recent collaboration agreement between the University of Malta and the Maltese Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs. It allows students from Small Island Developing States to engage in our postgraduate research and study in a centre of excellence specialising in Islands and Small States Studies. This will not only contribute to their individual academic and professional development but, we hope, also to the broader sustainable development of their respective countries. We believe this is a brilliant opportunity for the Maltese Government and for the University of Malta to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the promotion of development cooperation scenarios which are a win-win for all.”

NOAA OE Funding

Pre-Proposal due 21 June, get your proposal in!

Pacific is the focus of funding:

  1. MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY. Exploration and discovery of underwater cultural heritage sites and objects to enrich U.S. maritime history and inform decisions concerning site, feature, or object preservation and potential seafloor use. Marine archaeology projects can be conducted in any water depth. OER is particularly interested in proposals focused on themes and/or geographic priorities identified by the COL Pacific workshop report, including submerged
    evidence of early human migration and occupation on the continental shelf and places significant to U.S. history. The use of autonomous and other innovative technologies is an OER priority.