Updates will be spotty

Updates to the site will be spotty through November, I am in the field.  Sorry for the delays.


Maritime Archaeologist

The Newport Medieval Ship Project is currently seeking to hire a maritime archaeologist, details below.

Project Officer

(Newport Medieval Ship)
£19,621 – 21,519
The Newport Medieval Ship Project is seeking to appoint a maritime
archaeologist to assist with the ongoing documentation and research
program, on a fixed term basis for 12 months.   Applications are invited from archaeologists with experience in recording and analyzing waterlogged wood remains, including ships and shipwrecks. The focus of the current work includes digital modeling, laser scanning and database/archival work. 

You will be highly proficient in a range of IT applications, and
experience using modeling software such as Rhino 3D or similar computer
aided design programs
would be an advantage. Applicants should have good communication skills. The position offers a great opportunity to be involved with a major maritime archaeology project.

If you would like to discuss the details of this post, please telephone
Toby Jones on 01633 215707 or email toby.jones@newport.gov.uk.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and
is subject to a successful Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

You can print an application form and job description and job
requirement via our internet site (www.newport.gov.uk/jobs) or
alternatively they are available by phone on 01633 656656 or e-mail
ccc@newport.gov.uk quoting the reference number below and where you saw the post advertised.

Please return completed application forms to HR / Recruitment Services,
114w, Lifelong Learning & Leisure, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales,
NP20 4UR.
Closing date: 13 November 2009
Reference number: LEICH20159

Toby N. Jones

Newport Medieval Ship Project
Unit No. 22, Maesglas Industrial Estate
Newport, South Wales
NP20 2NN

01633 215707 phone
01633 215709 fax


24 October 2009

1) Business Manager, Wessex Archaeology, Coastal and Marine, closes 4 November

2) Archaeological Conservator

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, is seeking an Archaeological Conservator specializing in the conservation of waterlogged material culture recovered from shipwreck and other historical maritime archaeological contexts.  This employee will manage the day to day administration and organization of LAMP’s conservation laboratory spaces, and oversee the treatment, processing, and curation of artifacts of various materials.  Will be responsible for developing and maintaining laboratory safety and organizational protocols to professional and ethical standards.  Will also assist with LAMP’s ongoing research, administrative, and public archaeology programs.  Applicants must be certified divers with scientific diving and underwater archaeology field experience, and must be able to meet American Academy of Underwater Sciences minimum standards for a scientific diver.  Applicants must have formal training in the archaeological conservation of waterlogged artifacts, a BA in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field, and at least three years relevant experience in archaeological conservation laboratory and underwater archaeological fieldwork settings.  A Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related fields is strongly desired.  Experience with analytic software commonly used in archaeological research, particularly databases, GIS, and Hypack, a plus.

 Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include Paid Time Off and health care insurance.

 Interested applicants can contact Kyle Worrell at kworrell@staugustinelighthouse.com or 904-829-0745

Marine Archaeology Field Technician

Field Technician-Archaeology Job Code: 13268
Location: AUSTIN, TX US
Job Type: Part Time Temp
Position Summary:

PBS&J is seeking candidates for screening and documentation of historic artifacts from an underwater site. The successful applicant may also be involved in marine remote-sensing surveys including data acquisition and interpretation. Participation in terrestrial archaeological projects is also likely.

Frequent travel will be required for this position. Project work is offsite.


 Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field. Applicant must have good decision making abilities and be able to operate independently in a variety of field environments.

 Link Here

10 October 2009

1) Executive Director, San Francisco Maritime National Park, ncd

2) Archivist
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is seeking an archivist to appraise, arrange, preserve and describe the newly acquired collection of records of the Merchants Bank of New Bedford, 1825-1936. The candidate should be familiar with American history, 19th century bindings and their care and 19th century business accounting techniques. This is a two year grant-funded position from the IMLS. It is a unique opportunity to work with a near comprehensive collection of materials in a subject matter not fully developed and understood. Duties include: Perform basic preservation on collection where necessary. Create an inventory, finding aid and a MARC record for import into Re:discovery, the museum’s collection management database. Manage one apprentice. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  M.A. in accredited school of Library and Information Technology, History, Museum Studies, or associated field. One year or equivalent of archival processing experience including internships, volunteer work or other experience with special collections, university archives, or other archival repository. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in preservation archives. TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Kristen Sniezek, VP Administration, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA  02740, or ksniezek@whalingmuseum.org

4 October 2009

1) Women Divers Hall of Fame Cecelia Connelly Memorial Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology ($1,500), applications due November 15

2) Assistant Professor of American Studies/US History, Roger Williams University (A Ph.D. by September, 2010, in American Studies or United States social and/or cultural history is required. Possible areas of specialization include transnational and/or global perspectives on American life and culture; American religious history and culture; and/or maritime history and culture.)

3) The Maritime Museum of British Columbia requires the services of an individual with a background in museum, archive or library cataloguing (or the equivalent in education and demonstrated work experience.) This person will lead a team of three individuals in the cataloguing, assembly, research and storage of the museum’s collection of Naval and Merchant Marine uniforms. Closes October 9.

4) Museum Technician, Naval Museum of Quebec, closes October 9

5) Curator, Environment, Industry, and Shipping, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes October 9

6) National Maritime Museum Fellowships and Internships, applications due by November 2

$60,000 Scholarship to study Coastal Climate Change

Scholarship to Study Coastal Climate Change

Texas A&M University and the American Museum of Natural History are soliciting applications for a graduate scholarship directed towards evaluating climate change risks to indigenous cultural sites along North American coasts. The programs are particularly seeking American Indian and First Nation students with knowledge of indigenous cultural practices to explore these issues. Race or ethnicity will not be used to evaluate and select among the candidates that apply.

The scholarship will fund two years of study in a Master of Science program at Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science & Management. Students will create ranked listings of indigenous cultural sites at the highest risk for destruction from climate change impacts, including current in–use places as well as areas of archaeological significance along North American coastlines. Students are expected to develop research in climate change impacts on coastal regions, the preservation of indigenous cultural sites, and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to address both natural and social science questions. The scholarship will also enable participation at meetings of the Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN), a National Science Foundation–funded Research Coordination Network in
Biological Sciences.

The program begins in January, June, or August of 2010. The scholarship is valued at approximately $60,000 over a two–year period. Awards are approximated at $2,000 per month directed to the scholar. Health and dental insurance is included; remaining funds are distributed for tuition support, travel, and research supplies.

For additional information, contact Rusty Feagin at: feaginr@tamu.edu