Conservation Intern

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering a 10-week summer internship to
conduct material analysis and conservation assessment of the Spanish
fishing boat *Isabel* (1925) within the Institution’s Collection of 150
small craft from 42 countries. The twenty-two foot long vessel is
constructed from wood and decorated with traditional folk paintings and
other ornamental elements. At present the object has condition issues which
include: structural damage, separation of framing components, and
delamination of paint across multiple surfaces. The internship will focus
on the inventorying and identification of component parts, the
characterization of paint layers and fiber-based materials, and the
identification of wood species of structural elements to enable the
development of a conservation treatment plan.
Techniques available to conduct analysis and imaging during the internship
include photogrammetry, UV-Vis Fluorescence, IR, RTI, PXRF, FT-IR, and PLM
and LM.

Placement dates for the internship are between June 3 and August 16, 2019

Applying candidates should have a minimum of one year of conservation
graduate school training.

Please email a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of
recommendations with one coming from a conservator familiar with the
applicant’s work to:

Stipend Position: $5,000.00

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

For additional information please contact:

Will Hoffman
Director of Conservation & Chief Conservator
Batten Conservation Complex
The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 591-7768


Archaeologist (Diver)

Open to a few:

In this position you will serve as an Archeologist with the Submerged Resources Center (SRC) with duties consisting primarily of underwater archeological documentation and analysis and marine remote sensing survey and documentation of submerged cultural resources throughout the National Park System and with partner agencies on a state, national and international level. Because of equipment intensive field operations are done under the water, incumbent will be around water bodies involved in diving and boating activities. Because almost all field operations involve work in parks, you will be expected to travel extensively (e.g. up to seven months per years) and sometimes for long durations (e.g. 90 days or more). You will be expected to engage in diving operations, classified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as hazardous duty.

World War II Casting Experts in Maritime Archaeology

We have a new WWII project in the works and we are seeking out expert contributors and presenters in all fields: archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, etc. We’re particularly interested in experts with experience in diving and maritime archaeology, although it’s not a dealbreaker per se.

If WWII is your field of expertise, we want to hear from you. Please contact us at If you wish to apply, please ensure we have an updated CV, 2 photos, one headshot and one full-body; a bio and a short video clip of you of around 2-3 minutes duration; guidelines on how to record your own can be found here!

Maritime Archaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Maritime Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in nautical archaeology or closely related field. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or closely related field is highly desirable. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in marine survey, processing and analyzing geophysical data is required, as are technical report writing skills.

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). Salaries are competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.


Underwater Archaeology Volunteers

The UK’s Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST), in partnership with Bournemouth University, is calling for volunteers to assist with cleaning, recording and preserving artefacts during the underwater excavation of HMS Invincible 1744.

Invincible, built by the French in 1744 and captured by the Royal Navy in 1747, sank in the Solent in 1758. Her special design, unique lines and 74-gun capacity were copied and her class became the model for the Royal Navy’s fleet until sailing vessels were replaced by steamships.

Since 2017, a dedicated team of archaeological divers guided by Dan Pascoe, the site’s licensee, has been working against time in the Solent to reveal the wreck’s secrets in what MAST describe as ‘the country’s most significant maritime archaeology project since the 1980s’.