Consultant/SME, Cultural Resources

Ocean Associates, Inc. / OAI Consulting (OAI) is seeking a Consultant(s)/Subject Matter Expert(s) to provide NHPA/Cultural Resource Analysis Support. The consultants will support OAI with a variety of contract requirements related to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) analysis tasks, including the preparation of contract proposals. While interested in NHPA specialists with experience throughout the United States, Hawaiian Islands and Alaska, we have an immediate requirement for a NHPA specialist with experience related to RESTORE Act, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund and National Resource Damage Assessment funded restoration programs.



Head of Cultural Resources


ELOS Environmental,LLC is a well-established environmental consulting company that provides strategic environmental services throughout Louisiana and neighboring states. ELOS maintains a competitive edge within the realm of environmental and cultural resource consulting by offering a diverse range of services designed to meet and exceed our clients’ needs and expectations. Our familiarity with the permitting agencies’ staff and processes — plus our expertise in environmental sciences, cultural resource management practices, and relevant technologies — means we can actually streamline the environmental and cultural resource regulatory compliance process for our clients, saving them time and money. ELOS is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Archaeologist position to manage ongoing and upcoming projects throughout the state, create long-term strategies, obtain new work and clients, and maintain and manage current client relationships.

Job Description:

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 all 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.

Job Responsibilities:

· Manage and oversee the cultural resource department and all cultural resource personnel as department head.

· Oversee coordination of compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations and other laws relating to cultural resources.

· Oversee archival research and background records reviews.

· Oversee all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring.

· Oversee and conduct analyses and prepare and edit technical reports for cultural resources management projects.

· Evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers of historic properties.

· Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.

· Provide support and work with staff and entry-level cultural resources staff.

· Attend networking events and develop new business

· Actively work with the business develop department

Job Requirements:

· Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred

· Minimum of five to 10 years of professional archaeological field work experience

· Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary

· Possess a strong network of vendors

· Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology

· Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.

· Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the southern and southeastern United States,particularly Louisiana.

· Experience using GPS technology.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Experience recording archaeological sites on site forms required by various SHPOs and state agencies.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

· Register of Professional Archaeologists-certified is preferred.

· Familiarity and experience completing Louisiana forms and following the most up to date guidelines.

· Excellent Editing and English grammar editing.

· Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.

· Strong communication,networking, resource management, and technical skills.

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Master’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off


The Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab based in Greenville, NC is seeking to hire a QAR Conservator. This full-time, permanent position falls under the Office of State Archaeology within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Please note the closing date is September 20.

MSDS Marine Grant Awards

We are delighted to be able to launch the 2019 MSDS Marine Grant Awards designed to help support maritime archaeology students and volunteers, particularly the teams working on the Protected Wreck Sites.

The growing MSDS Marine team includes a number of early years’ professionals who have all recently completed university courses. Their recent experience highlights the significant costs faced by students to complete their education. We strongly believe fieldwork and other training experiences help create professionals with a more rounded skill set and are keen to help allow students to maximise the experiences that they get. To this end we offer many volunteer opportunities for students but we are now also keen to help support them financially to gain experiences which might otherwise be unaffordable. In 2018 we supported University of Southampton maritime archaeology student Rebecca Fereirra to buy diving equipment to enable her to participate in fieldwork to develop her skills. Find out more about how the award helped her in this blog.

Licensees and their teams volunteer their time and enthusiasm to help ensure the wreck sites are enjoyed, researched and protected. Licensees and their teams have played a huge role in the careers of all MSDS Marine staff. They have inspired us, taught us and helped us develop our skills and to recognise this we would like to give something back. In 2018 we supported Mark Pearce and the Coronation Wreck Project in their work on the Coronation protected wreck site with the purchase of equipment to help them continue their survey work. Find out how this has helped them here in this blog.

In 2019 the closing date for applications is Friday 1st November 2019. Find out more about how to apply online here:

Maritime Archaeology Database Technician

Applications are invited for a Database Technician to work as part of the Maritime Endangered Archaeology (MarEA: project within the University of Southampton. MarEA is a collaborative project between the University of Southampton and Ulster University, in partnership with Oxford University, funded by Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The project aims to rapidly and comprehensively document and assess threats to the maritime and coastal archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa through a combination of satellite remote sensing, archival information and field survey.

US Navy Cultural Resources Posts

PB&A is seeking qualified Cultural Resource Professionals to fill upcoming positions such as: Historians, Archivists, Freedom of Information Act Specialists, Curators, Conservators, Collection Management Specialists, Transcribers, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Technical Editors, Photographers, and Graphics Specialists. Experience working in Navy Museum(s) is required for some positions. Experience working for the Navy History and Heritage Command is a plus.

Work will include conducting comprehensive surveys for purpose of identification, evaluation, and treatment of cultural resources under the jurisdiction of the Navy; preparing interpretive and educational materials for the Navy’s cultural resource heritage (brochures, videos, exhibits, interactive computer-based materials); preparing State Historic Preservation Office documentation; preparing National Register of Historic Places nomination forms; conducting archaeological surveys and NRHP eligibility evaluations, preparing Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans; preparing draft Memorandum of Agreements and Programmatic Agreements for addressing archaeological issues; developing historic contexts; and conducting archival research.