Field Archaeologist/Dive Safety Officer, Institute of Nautical Archaeology

Updated 2 April, make sure you read the qualifications closely. (JMB)

Job opens April 1st and closes April 15.   Applicants need to send in a current CV, evidence of degrees and certifications, and a letter explaining specifically why they want this job and what they feel they will bring to INA.  They should go to:

 Chasity Hedlund

Institute of Nautical Archaeology

PO Drawer HG

College Station TX 77841

Interviewees will be selected from the applicants and interviews will be conducted at the end of April.  The job is expected to be filled and have the successful applicant in the position as of June 1, 2010.  They will be based out of the INA offices in College Station, TX.

Position Title : Field Archaeologist/Dive Safety Officer, Institute of Nautical Archaeology  
Job Type : Full-Time  
Department: Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Major/Essential Duties of Job:

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology, a 501(c)3 organization affiliated with Texas A&M University, has responsibility for archaeological surveys, excavations, conservation, analysis and preservation that focuses on nautical archaeological sites around the world.  INA has two offices, one in Bodrum, Turkey and the other on the TAMU campus.  The TAMU office oversees the global archaeological projects, business, and fund-raising and asset management of INA. 

Answering to the President, the Field Archaeologist/DSO will provide logistical support for INA field operations and projects for all areas other than conservation.  The Field Archaeologist will be responsible for maintaining INA’s inventory of dive and field equipment, including all necessary servicing, inspections, and regulatory compliance.  The Field Archaeologist will serve as staff for the INA Archaeology Committee, including the logistical support for its meetings by collecting, evaluating and posting project proposals for the committee’s evaluation, coordinating field reports from research associates and project directors, ensuring their transmittal to and posting on the INA website, and the timely submission of project director accounts and final reports for posting on the website and/or publication in the INA Annual.  As the dive safety officer for INA, the Field Archaeologist/DSO will monitor and upgrade as necessary INA’s dive program, ensure regulatory compliance, and maintain INA’s membership in DAN and other relevant and required organizations.

Other duties as required.  
Occasional Duties: This position may also require work on other special projects and initiatives in support of the mission and goals of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.  

Required Education and Experience : The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree, a minimum of four years of archaeological field experience, and be a certified active dive instructor with insurance.  INA complies with the AAUS.  The Field Archaeologist/DSO must be able to communicate clearly and proactively.  In addition, the Field Archaeologist/DSO must be decisive, observant and innovative. The position requires analytical ability as well as tact. This position requires the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.   A valid Driver’s License and a U.S. Passport will be required. 

Preferred Education and Experience: Preferred additional education and experience are as follows: skill in foreign languages and international travel experience, experience operating small craft and/or a vessel operator’s license, and experience in underwater photography and videography.

Special Instructions to Applicants  This position requires frequent overnight and international travel, frequent evening and weekend activity and meeting attendance, and physical ability to travel, dive, and participate in strenuous archaeological fieldwork, in settings including rural or wilderness areas.     

Salary: $45,000
Pay Basis  Monthly  
Position Type: Budgeted – benefits eligible  
Location  College Station
Security Sensitive: (Employment in all positions are security sensitive and will be contingent on the results of a criminal background check at the point of hire.)
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act?: No  
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No  
EEO/AA Statement  The Institute of Nautical Archaeology is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.