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 johncoopermail@googlemail.com.


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 slangley@mdp.state.md.us