Submerged Cultural Resources Class

Lake Mead NRA, Nevada, is offering a new Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) class focusing on damage assessments for underwater cultural resources. Assessment of damages to submerged cultural resources resulting from unauthorized acts are required in criminal or civil prosecutions of resulting violations of Federal laws or other lawsprotecting these resources.

Standards for the assessment of damages to cultural resources have been developed for use in criminal and civil cases
prosecuted under ARPA. Archeologists and agency managers who may be involved in submerged cultural resource cases should know how damages to these resources are assessed, according to these accepted ARPA standards.

Topics covered in the class include:
   Submerged cultural resource damage assessment procedures
   Determination of archeological value and cost of restoration and repair
      (including the Society for American Archaeology “Professional Standards for the Determination of Archaeological Value”)
   Damage assessment report preparation
   The role of the archeologist in litigation
   Legal issues in archeological cases

The class will be held in the park June 7-11, 2010. The damage assessment training will be conducted in a class room setting; no actual diving is involved.

The registration deadline for the class is close of business on Friday, May 7, 2010.  To register for the class, contact Martin McAllister 406-239-1874 or co-instructor Larry Murphy 850-814-6011.

27 March 2010

1) Interpereter Virginia Beach, VA
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Applications Contact person: Jennifer Hurst
Application due date: 2010/01/05
Salary range: hourly
Web Address:
Position: Part-time Interpreter for Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Hours: Up to 32 hours per week
Position Description: Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is seeking a friendly individual to interpret the lighthouse and several other historically significant sites located within Fort Story to the public. The ideal candidate is able to communicate well with people with a broad range in age and interests. Old Cape Henry’s Interpreters greet and assists visitors, assist in the museum store, and contribute to a variety of museum projects. Applicants must be able to climb the 191 lighthouse steps, and give a 45 minute outdoor walking tour of the lighthouse and several other historically relevant sites located at Fort Story. A valid ID is required to gain access to the active Fort Story Base in Virginia Beach.  Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Hours are 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm Staff is expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to opening, and after close.

Please send your resume to:
Jennifer Hurst
Statewide Education Coordinator
Preservation Virginia
204 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(All interviews will take place at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach)
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application.

2) RFP: Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, closes April 15
This Request for Proposals is seeking an experienced Museum education and public program development professional (s) (contract position) to conduct a complete evaluation/assessment of existing educational programs; to research, design and develop ideas for educational and public programs to support the upcoming exhibit, Sea of Adventure, and to design relevant, high profile, cost effective programs that complement the forthcoming exhibit, support our mission, and have the ability to become self-sustaining. Our sights are set on exhibit-related education and public programs and activities for the next fiscal year commencing July 2010 (and beyond) that will attract visitors, increase memberships, create strong regional collaborations, and are highly marketable to the community.

2 Maritime Archaeologists needed

3 year position for two maritime archaeologists in Olso at the Norwegian Maritime Museum using FARO arms and Rhino 3D software to record shiptimbers from the 15 shipwrecks found during construction. No prior training in these technologies is required.

The tasks will be largely digital documentation and interpretation of shiptimbers. Work involves the use of 3D digitizing tools (FARO-arm) and related software, and digital photography. It is desirable to education corresponding master / degree in archeology and the knowledge of
boat / ship technology. Applicants should have good basic skills in using computers and digital tools. Training will be given in the documentation methodology used for the NMM. Applicants should also have good cooperation skills and like working in teams.

Positions as research assistants (code 1019/1020) paid by agreement in accordance with Government pay plan system. Former practices are credited under current rules. The salary of 2% statutory contributions to the pension plan in Storebrand.

Further information about the positions can be obtained by the project manager for Barcodeprosjektet Jostein Gundersen (tel 99747484,, head of the documentation unit Tori Falck (tel 90658301,, or department manager Frode Kvalø (tel 40034856, frode.kvalo@

Simple application with CV, certificates, testimonials and a list of published and unpublished academic works submitted by 14 April 2010 rates. e-mail to

Deadline: 14.4.2010.

I would like to announce that we are in the need of two more archaeologists in our documentation workshop. The announcement is in Norwegian, but in short the jobs are connected to the Barcode project, and the digital documentation of the 15 boats from late 16th century. The occupation is for 3 years. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, or if you know someone this could be interesting to, please pass it on. We need the application by 14th of April, so it’s a bit short notice.  

Best wishes,


 Tori Falck


Arkeologisk avdeling, dokumentasjon

 Tlf: +47 90 65 83 01


 Norsk Maritimt Museum/ Norwegian Maritime Museum

Free Public Lecture

RMS Titanic: Protection, Preservation & Peril
Free public lecture to focus on the wreck of the RMS Titanic and how best to
preserve it for future generations.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on the legal issues surrounding the
protection and preservation of the RMS Titanic will deliver a free public
lecture on the subject at Bournemouth University next month.
Ole Varmer of the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will visit BU on Tuesday, 13 April, to present

RMS Titanic: Protection, Preservation & Peril

at 6.00pm in the Allsebrook Lecture Theatre. The lecture is free and open to anyone from the campus and local communities. Varmer, an attorney-adviser to the NOAA’s Office of General Counsel for international Law, is primarily responsible for providing advice on cultural and historic resources, maritime zones and boundaries, coastal zone management, ocean dumping and polar issues. His presentation will focus on
whether Titanic is in “marine peril‟ and he will explore the issues of in
situ preservation to consider whether it remains the best solution for
protecting this iconic wreck.

The lecture is organised by Paola Palma, Lecturer in Marine Archaeology and Programme Leader for the University’s Masters degree in Maritime
Archaeology. Both Palma and Varmer will speak on “in situ‟ preservation of
shipwrecks at the Institute of Archaeologists annual conference in Southport (14-16 April). Prior to the lecture on 13 April, Palma and her colleagues will display a number of artefacts raised from the Swash Channel Wreck, discovered off the Dorset Coast. BU is working to preserve the wreck, which dates from about 1620, in situ with a longer-term hope of bringing substantial pieces of wreckage from the Swash to the surface for further study and conversation.

During the lecture, Varmer will examine the international and domestic law
that applies to Titanic, including the international agreement to protect
the wreckage, the NOAA Guidelines on the Exploration, Research and Salvage of Titanic, and the Law of the Sea.

He will also look forward to the year 2012 which will be the 100th
anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and the same year in which the
wreckage will come within the definition of “underwater cultural heritage”
under the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural
Heritage. As the US, the UK and other nations are not party to this
Convention, what, if anything, does this anniversary mean for the protection and preservation of RMS Titanic.
To reserve your place at this free public lecture, please email: Light refreshments will be available prior to the lecture at 5.15pm and free to all who attend.

25 March 2010

Sorry for the delay in posting, I am in the field.

1) Volunteer editor – NAS Newsletter
The Nautical Archaeology Society is seeking a new volunteer editor for its quarterly Newsletter. NAS members know the Newsletter as an essential guide to forthcoming and recent NAS activities. Newsletter articles report on fieldwork by the NAS and its members, on NAS training opportunities, on NAS and other events of interest to its members, and on the latest news in maritime archaeology. The editor’s role is to produce an excellent and interesting magazine to a quarterly deadline. You will commission and edit copy from contributors, and lay out the content in InDesign. The NAS is overwhelmingly a voluntary organisation and does not have the resources to provide a salary for the job. But the editor has the satisfaction of delivering a key element of the Society’s charitable objectives in communicating maritime archaeology to Society members and beyond, and is free to assemble a team of contributors and editorial supporters. The Society also offers the editor free IJNA-level membership of the NAS, plus free places on many NAS Part III courses, subject to availability. Interested parties should contact John P Cooper at


Maryland Department of Planning
Administrator II/Assistant State Underwater Archeologist
Maryland Historical Trust

Grade 17 –Salary Range: $42,632 – $52,270
(Temporary Salary Reduction Scale)

Grade 17 – Salary Range $43,725 – $53,610
(State of Maryland Standard Salary Structure)

This Full-Time permanent position is with the Maryland Department of
Planning (MDP), Maryland Historical Trust, located in Crownsville
(Annapolis).  The position includes standard State fringe benefits,
including health, dental, prescription, vision and retirement programs.
Applications must include a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vita, a writing
sample, and a list of three (3) references.  Letters from referees, while
not mandatory, may be included with the application.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s degree in Archeology, Anthropology, or
closely related field.  Two (2) years full time experience, including one
(1) year at a supervisory level, in archeological research, administration,
or management and demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
SCUBA certification to Divemaster level or equivalent and experience in
black water diving.  Working knowledge of federal Section 106 review
process, superior knowledge of Hypack Max and other relevant remote sensing,
data processing software packages (ArcView and ArcGIS), experience with
relational databases,  strong writing skills and interpersonal abilities,
and outstanding boating and trailer towing capabilities are essential.
Familiarity with motors, generators, surface supply air and
sub-communications equipment are assets.  The successful candidate must be
able to pass a State sponsored dive physical examination and maintain this
status.  Working knowledge of the archeological resources of the
Mid-Atlantic region would be an asset, although not essential to start.

DUTIES:  This positions reports to and assists the State Underwater
Archeologist in the operation of the Maryland Maritime Archeology Program
and also performs reviews of federal and state-assisted projects for their
effects on archeological resources in compliance with federal and state
historic preservation laws.  Periodic travel and overtime/weekends are
required throughout the year; during field projects time in the field and on
travel will be extensive.

CLOSING DATE:    April 16, 2010

Ms. Miriam McAuliffe Hensley
Chief, Operations Management
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 31032-2023


For questions or further information please contact:   
Dr. Susan Langley
State Underwater Archeologist
Maryland Maritime Archeology Program
410-514-7662 or

15 March 2010

1) Full Professor of Maritime History, Leiden University, closes March 19

2) Maritime History Education and other seasonal positions, Mystic Seaport, apply today.

3) Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agancy, closes April 3.

The incumbent serves as a maritime technical collector and conducts technical collection mission planning and execution. Exercises knowledge of maritime technical collection tactics, techniques, and procedures to evaluate mission sets encompassing several environments so as to determine appropriate unattended maritime sensors and other equipment needed to detect, characterize and classify underwater targets of interest.
Specific equipment the incumbent must be knowlegable of include high frequency side-scan sonar unmanned automonus vehicles; towed high frequency side-scan sonar; remotely operated vehicles with optical survey collection capablity.

4) HMS Victory Seasonal Guides, National Museum of the Royal Navy, closes March 22

5) Assistant Registrar, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes March 26

2010 Maine Maritime Museum Symposium

 Maine Maritime Museum’s popular Symposium, to be held Saturday April 10th, 8AM through evening program
starting at 7:30PM. This year ‘s title is “Big Ship Smack-Down: Who’s Got the Biggest?” 

In part, the announcement reads: “People associated with the [Maine Maritime] Museum frequently are heard to say that the six  mast WYOMING (built at the Percy & Small shipyard now part of the Museum) was the largest wooden vessel built in the US, or just the largest wooden vessel,period.–What do people form other parts of the country, or even the world, think about this claim? What vesels are the WYOMING’s competitors?

Speakers will disucss ancient vessels, the limits of wooden shipbuilding, and steel sailing vessels.  We will also et a glimpse into modern steel shipbuilding as it carried on in Maine.  There will be opportunities for
scholars and studentrs to briefly mention work thay have in progress or recently finished.”

The following activities are scheduled:
– Panel Discussion: The Largest Wooden Ships  (Lincoln Paine, Kurt Hasselbalch, Ralph Linwood Snow, Bud Warren)

– Arthur Sewll & Co’s Big Wooden Ships (William F. Bunting – MARHST guru and author of “Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships”)

– Giants from the Past: Caligula’s Ships in the Speculum Dianae (Michelle Stefanile – underwater archaeologist, Naples, Italy)

– Longitudinal Stiffness in Wooden Vesels: North American Solutions echoed in SW Europe, Min 19th-early 20th Centuries (Jean Yves Blot – Portuguest Institute of Archaeology)

– The Largest Steel Sailing Ships  (Norman Brouwer – author and historian)

– Steel shipbuilding as it happens today (Guided bus tour of Bath IronWorks, Corp.)

– Fish house punch receeption

– Silent Films – “Old Ironsides” (1926) ,  “Yankee Clipper (1927)

Online registration at   or call 207-443-1316 ext. 0.

2010 Red Sea International Technical Scientific Diving Workshop

An exciting international conference aimed at sharing a wide range of application of technical open system and closed system diving technologies to research applications will be held June 20-25 at the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences-Eilat, Israel.

The conference is multi-disciplinary, and as a geoarchaeologist and organizer of the conference, I hope to see some representation from the underwater archaeology realm.  It promises to be an interesting and useful workshop providing a venue for cross-pollination of ideas and methods across fields.

Not every attendee must be certified to these levels, or using these methods to participate.  Those interested in moving in this direction, or curious to its potential are also encouraged to register.

The early registration deadline is just around the corner (March 26).

Combining this conference with a dive safari in the Red Sea, trip to Petra, journey to Giza….sounds like a good idea…

Please take a look, and even better come dive with us in the Red sea this June!

Dr. Beverly N. Goodman Tchernov
Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences-Eilat (IUI)
University of Haifa
Leon Charney School of Marine Sciences
Tsunamis, Coastal Geology, Geoarchaeology, Foraminifera as
Environmental Indicators
National Geographic Emerging Explorer 2009
tel# +972 (0)547658104
fax: +972-8-6374329
USA cellphone: +1-917- 288-8557

Social Scientist, Coastal Studies Group

This position is within Planning Division and is in the Coastal Studies Group.  Our focus in this section is to develop future projects with local sponsors that address issues such as navigation, ecosystem restoration, and/or storm damage reduction along the southern coastline of California (from San Luis Obispos County down to the Mexican Border).  The position is available to the following job categories:  Social Scientist, Biologist, Landscape Architect,
Civil/General Engineer, or Physical Scientist. 

We are looking for someone that has a high interest in being involved with the many coastal issues that California faces.  This job is open to both Government employees as well as any US Citizen.  We are hiring at either an
entry level/some Corps/Planning experience (GS-11) or a more senior level (GS-12).  If hired as a GS-11, there is potential for a non-competitive promotion to a GS-12 once achieving the required experience.  This is a challenging job – one that will keep you on your toes.  If you are interested, you can go here:

You will need to entire in the following job announcement numbers:

For GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES:   WTKC10CTAPD004 In order to see the vacancy, you will need check the circle in the “Current Search” box to include “ALL Jobs”

For everyone else:
If you would like to apply for the GS-11 position with promotion potential to a 12, here is the number:  WTKC10CTAPD004D1

If you would like to apply for the GS-12 position, here is the number:

The job CLOSES April 1, 2010.

Here is a more detailed description of the job duties:

Duties: You will serve as a planning study manager for one or more major coastal resources projects within the District; directs, manages & conducts water & related land resources studies; determines data to be collected, field investigation scopes, estimated time required to complete the investigations, study cost, engineering, environmental, social & cultural scopes, public involvement; leads a team including representatives of a cost sharing local sponsor to formulate, develop & analyze major civil works water & related land resource projects; directs refinement of alternatives using input from team, local sponsor, Federal, State & local agencies, environmental & development interest groups; organizes, participates in &/or conducts meetings, conferences, & workshops with local & agency
jurisdictions, federal, state, county, special interest to discuss project formulation agreements, operating methods, benefits & cost divisions, problem resolutions, status reports & to solicit cooperation.

About the Position: This position requires a professional knowledge of the Water Resources Planning process in addtion to a scientific background provided by education or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher
education with a major study in or pertinent to the position.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Heather Schlosser
Chief, Coastal Studies Group
USACE – Los Angeles District
915 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90017
(213) 452-3810    (213) 452-4204 (fax)
(213) 453-3076 (cell)