Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologists

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is seeking Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologists to complement our expanding Maritime Division for one of our Florida office locations (Pensacola, Jacksonville, Orlando, or Newberry (Gainesville).

Successful candidates should be M.A. level or above and must demonstrate:

Strong working knowledge of submerged prehistoric archaeology literature, methods and techniques on the continental shelf as well as other inundated environments including rivers, bays, lakes, lagoons and marshes. 

Strong working knowledge of the latest theories in submerged prehistoric archaeology and be familiar with remote sensing and site detection techniques.

Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Southern Atlantic, or West Indies research focus.

Proficiency in Surface Supplied Air Diving and be certified in SCUBA Diving, First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (DAN O2).  

Ability to obtain a current diving physical to AAUS standards or have been medically examined within the previous 12 months and been determined fit and approved to dive by a licensed physician.

Proficiency in the operation of small boats and has the ability to troubleshoot small engines, electronics, pumps, and trailers.

Capability and willingness to work on terrestrial archaeology projects.

Expertise in the use and analysis of CHIRP sub-bottom profilers, dual frequency side scan sonars, and magnetometers.

Superior technical writing ability. 

Professional commitment to Public Outreach, as well as the dissemination of scientific findings to both peers and the public.

The successful applicant will have a developed capacity for attention to detail, be organized and able to work well on multiple simultaneous projects, and be able to meet deadlines.  Experience in cultural resource management, and experience preparing deliverables for the DoD and USACE is preferred.  Applicants should have a demonstrated proficiency in HyPak, MS Word, MS Office Pro suite, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.  Ability to use GIS is desirable.  This position is not suitable for applicants with schedule or travel limitations. 

SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.  The positions will be filled after the successful completion of a drug test and a criminal background check.  Applicants should be able to receive government security clearances.  Pay will be commensurate with experience. 

In Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume, three references and dates of your availability to Jason Burns via email to  NO PHONE CALLS. SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion. 

Go to for more information about SEARCH, and please see our Careers page for benefits information.  SEARCH appreciates everyone’s interest in this posting as well as our other recent postings; however, due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to honor each with a personal reply. We will develop a shortlist of applicants who will be contacted within two weeks for follow-up information and to set up phone interviews.