Underwater Cultural Heritage Manager

Maritime Underwater Cultural Heritage Manager at South African Heritage Resources Agency




Marine Heritage Consultant


We have an opportunity for a Heritage Consultant to join our expanding UK Environmental team. This position could be considered on a part time basis, minimum of 22.5 hours per week.

You will be an enthusiastic, optimistic, conscientious with excellent communication skills and a minimum of 2 years experience specifically in work place heritage and archaeological practice or consultancy. Direct experience of marine and coastal heritage consultancy is preferable, although individuals with experience of working as a marine archaeologist with an interest in pursuing a career in consultancy will also be considered.

Practice Lead – Maritime Archaeology

Practice Lead – Maritime Services Announcement

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, is seeking a full-time Practice Leader – Maritime Services in our Providence, RI, office. The successful candidate will possess the skills, abilities, education, and experience to lead the Maritime Services practice group, foster innovation in marine projects, lead and mentor members of the practice group, and provide quality control in all Maritime projects and proposals. The Practice Leader – Maritime Services functions as a Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager, and/or Principal Investigator on all projects, and assures that all work products address the RFP/SOW requirements and provide professionally defensible methods. The Practice Leader – Maritime Services will be responsible for developing business, fostering productive relationships with new and existing clients, preparing/reviewing proposals, and growing internal capabilities to meet our clients’ needs. Responsibilities will also include community outreach and tribal engagement.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, or related field, with an emphasis in underwater archaeology, plus 15 years CRM supervisory and project management experience in maritime archaeology; at least three years’ experience as a professional, consulting marine archaeologist in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic US is preferred. The successful candidate must be a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and be able to function as a Qualified Marine Archaeologist (QMA) to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management standards regarding identification and treatment of historic properties in federal waters.

Maritime Archaeologist/Submerged Pre-Contact


SEARCH, the largest archaeology and cultural resources management company in the world, has an immediate opening for a full-time Maritime Archaeologist with a specialization in submerged precontact resources. SEARCH specializes in mega infrastructure projects and emergency response on land and water for Energy & Power, Defense, Federal, Transportation, and Development clients. Since 1993, SEARCH has completed more than 3,500 projects across 44 US states and 36 countries spanning five continents and three oceans. SEARCH specializes in the full spectrum of cultural services related to Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History, Archives, Collections Management, Museum Services, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Documentary Media, and Public Affairs. Our staff of 200 employees work from 15 US and Guam offices to conduct 250 projects per year and deploy 20 or more field teams per week.

Maritime Archaeology Courses

There are still places in our Semester 2 short courses/intensive topics. Please, forward to your networks. Fyi. Cheers, Wendy

2019 Short Courses in Maritime Archaeology @ Flinders

This course is an intensive introduction to materials science; deterioration processes in marine environments; pre-disturbance conservation surveys; in-situ conservation and stabilisation; recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts; and refers to storage and display of conserved artefacts. It is designed to provide participants with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation. It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during one week and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime practitioners.  The body of the topic will comprise lectures, a practical exercise and a tutorial. It will be taught at Flinders University with the support of staff from the Department of Materials Conservation, Western Australian Museum.

When it’s run: 23–27 September 2019

Lecturers: Vicki Richard & Jon Carpenter

If you need further information please contact the Practicum Coordinator—Associate Professor Wendy van Duivenvoorde in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Via email: wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au or phone: +61 8 8201 5195.

Marine geophysics and remote sensing
This short course will introduce students to the basics of marine geophysics for archaeology and the theory behind remote sensing: sidescan, marine magnetometer, multi beam and sub bottom profiler. The practicum will include one field day on the water where students learn how to operate a sidescan sonar, collect data on a local shipwreck site using a sidescan sonar, and process the data. Students will work closely with our Industry partners. The field day will be devoted to data acquisition, shipwreck mapping, interpretation and reporting as would be expected in a professional environment. Students will also learn data processing using SonarWiz software in the Digital Archaeology Lab.

When it’s run: 25–29 November 2019

Lecturers: Paul Baggaley & Jonathan Benjamin

If you need further information please contact the Practicum Coordinator—Dr Jonathan Benjamin in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Via email: jonathan.benjamin@flinders.edu.au or phone: +61 8 8201 5875.

Who should attend?
There are no prerequisites for these short courses other than being over the age of 18 years. Moderate levels of fitness will be necessary for some components of the short courses. Note: SCUBA diving qualifications are NOT necessary for participation.
These courses will be of particular interest to students of archaeology, anthropology, history, geography, conservation, environmental management, and heritage, as well as avocational archaeologists and archaeology professionals.
Participants who complete the assessments are supplied with a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to a 4.5 unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate credit with their home institution which we recommend they do prior to making arrangements to attend this field school.
How to apply?
$2133 (inc. GST).
$3350 (inc. GST) for overseas participants.

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Maritime Heritage Consultant


Closes May 9.

The position will be within a small but growing historic environment (heritage) team, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary environment team.

As a marine heritage consultant you will be expected to undertake, archaeological desk-based assessments, conduct site visits and walkovers and monitor site works (coastal and intertidal), deliver tool box talks and presentations to on-site construction teams, prepare method statements and WSIs, and produce and compile marine historic environment (marine archaeology and cultural heritage) ES chapters associated with the coastal, intertidal and offshore elements of both large and small scale development planning projects.

Additionally, the role will support promoting the heritage service offering, as and when required, via assistance with marketing materials and presentations to help ensure and maintain a continual turnover of heritage related work.

Project involvement typically includes offshore renewables, coastal defence and flood alleviation schemes, port and harbour developments (including capital dredging) and other industrial developments.

Main work areas will be:-

  • Marine and coastal heritage and archaeological consultancy
  • Marine and coastal heritage and archaeological elements of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal
  • Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning system
  • Supporting coastal and intertidal heritage and archaeological investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment
  • General support to the heritage lead, other heritage team members, the wider environment team and company as a whole

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in marine archaeology and/or marine archaeology combined with another related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in marine heritage consultancy or working as a marine/underwater archaeologist
  • Good understanding of heritage legislation, the EIA process, UK planning and consenting regimes and relevant government policy (and specifically of marine heritage legislation and the marine planning system)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills
  • Excellent computer and numeracy skills
  • Good understanding of the principles of robust project and task management (including financial), ensuring effective execution, where applicable under a Project Manager, in line with Project Management guidelines and Management System procedures
  • A proactive outlook, and the ability to work constructively on own initiative and within a team
  • Focused, articulate and professional in appearance and standard of work
  • Commercial understanding and an interest in securing new business
  • Confidence at the client-interface
  • Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations