Maritime Archaeologist/Anthropologist

Minerals Management Service, Anthropologist, closes Janaury 14

The Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Regional Office is responsible for administering the offshore oil and gas, marine minerals, and renewable energy pre-lease and post-lease programs of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in the Pacific OCS Region’s area of jurisdiction wich comprises all Federal waters offshore California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

Serves as the Pacific Region’s cultural anthropologist and archaeological resource management and protection expert, pursuant to applicable laws, and coordinates Regional activities.

Naval History and Heritage Command Position

Supervisory Program Manager, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes December 28.

Incumbent serves as the Museum System Program Manager for the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). The incumbent reports to the Assistant Director of NHHC for Museums and Collections, and has oversight responsibility for all administration, planning, resource development and use, personnel, budgetary requirements and allocation, and activities of all Navy museums to ensure the successful accomplishment of their respective missions as part of the Navy history program.

2010 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference

The 2010 gathering of historical and underwater archaeologists is upon us. Fernandina Beach, Florida, January 6-10, 2010.

The yearly fee for viewing my website is buying me a beer at the SHA conference.  If you read this website, and I know who you are!, you owe me a beer.

Another great year for the website, Last posting of 2009. Have a Great Holiday!


20 December 2009

1) Three PhD Fellowships in Asian History, Heidelberg University

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows” at the Heidelberg University invites applications for three PhD fellowships for the cluster’s project “The Asian Sea: A Transnational Maritime History of the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1918”  The fellowship is supposed to start as early as 1 April 2010 but no later than October 2010. Fellowship funding, monthly 1000 EUR, is initially available until October 2012 with the possibility of extension to a full three year period. Closes January 31

2) Marine Geophysicists, EMU, Ltd., ncd

3) Official Fellowship and Special Lecturership Early-Modern Dutch History
University of Oxford – Faculty of History in association with Corpus Christi College
Candidates should normally have completed a doctorate and will have research interests in the history of the Netherlands, and/or its colonies in the period c.1400 – c.1800 (an interest in maritime contacts involving the Netherlands – commercial, military, cultural, ideological – could be an advantage).  closes 29 January.

4) Public Information Assistant, NC Maritime Museum, closes January 7

5) Deputy Director of Education for the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, ncd

Archaeological Research Scholar, Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley

Archaeological Research Scholar, Civil War Submarine H.L Hunley

Archaeological Research Scholar, Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley, Winter/Spring 2010, closes January 15, 2010.

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11 December 2009

1) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Internships, most close December 21

1, 2, and 3

2) Project Officer, Dundee Whaling History Project, Dundee City Council, closes December 18

Dundee City Council wishes to recruit an enthusiastic and committed individual to assist with the delivery of the Dundee Whaling History Project. Main tasks will include research and interpretation of whaling industry related material.

Executive Director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Executive Director

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located in Winona, Minnesota, is seeking an experienced, qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is directly responsible for managing an organization of committed staff and volunteers to accomplish the objectives of the Museum.  Responsibilities include business and operational planning, budgeting, marketing, fundraising and public relations.  In addition, direction and guidance is provided to the board and staff committees for exhibit and educational planning, strategic marketing and public relations, and development.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, managerial, planning and administrative skills as well as strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills. Proven leadership and experience in board relations, management, marketing and fund raising are also required.  Previous experience in business or non-profit management is desirable.  Bachelors degree required.

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum houses a world class collection of marine art, notable impressionist and Hudson River school artwork, a renowned local folk art collection, and exciting traveling collections.  These collections are displayed in outstanding facilities in a community dedicated to growth in the arts.  The Museum may be visited at its website: <> .
Interested parties should send their resume, statement of interest, salary requirements and supporting materials to:

Rachelle Schultz, Chair, Board of Directors
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN 55987

Or email to:
Jon Swanson
Curator of Collections and Exhibits
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Dr.
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 474-6626 ext. 13

Archeologist, Biscayne National Park

Archeologist, Biscayne National Park, closes December 30

At the GS-11 (full performance level of the position) level the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of cultural resource program management including strategic and annual planning, preparing accomplishment reports, hiring and supervising interns and volunteers, formulating and implementing budgets, developing partnerships, and execution of all cultural resource management programs including but not limited to archeological sites, historic structures, ethnography, cultural landscapes, and museum collections. The incumbent serves as the Section 106 Coordinator, including preparing and reviewing Assessments of Effect documentation and cultural resource sections of environmental assessments in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The incumbent performs field work including documenting, assessing and monitoring terrestrial and submerged archaeological sites, historic structures, and cultural landscapes, as well as writing reports on their results and management recommendations. The incumbent is responsible for writing program summaries, setting goals, assessing damage, documenting and monitoring cultural resources, managing work plans and schedules, writing budget proposals, and contributing to park planning efforts. At the GS-9 level, duties are performed under close supervision and incumbent does not perform the full range of duties.

Applicants must be open water scuba dive-certified from an accredited national scuba diving organization. (Please provide photocopy of open water scuba certification).

AND Applicants must be able to operate a motorboat up to 35 feet in length in bay and open sea conditions. (Please describe your experience in your resume).

4 December 2009

1) 2010 Underwater Archaeology Field Season in the Med, Ecomuseum May 31-November 14, 2010

2) Marine Anthropologist, University of Washington, closes late Janaury 2010

3) E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship 2010

In an effort to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, the Nantucket Historical Association offers an annual fellowship. The award encourages research in the collections of the NHA Research Library and is open to academics, graduate students, and independent scholars. Topics of research for recent scholars have included health aboard whaleships, women at sea, scrimshaw, samplers, local artists, Nantucket’s architectural heritage, Quakerism, the African-American and Cape Verdean communities, the Quaise Asylum, and abolitionism. The Fellow resides in the Thomas Macy House for up to a three-week period. Housing is available January – May and October – December 2010. NHA Visiting Research Scholars are expected to produce an article suitable for publication in the summer edition of Historic Nantucket, the NHA’s quarterly journal, and to deliver a public lecture on the subject of their research, as well as a presentation to NHA staff. Projects resulting in the publication of a book, article, conference paper, or other media, are looked upon favorably. Recipients of the award receive a stipend of $300 per week during the time in residence, for up to three weeks. Travel expenses are reimbursed for up to $600. Send a full description of the proposed project, a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and an estimate of anticipated time and duration of stay. Send application packet to: Ben Simons, Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator and Editor of Historic Nantucket, Nantucket Historical Association, P.O. Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554-1016. Applications accepted throughout 2010.