Maritime Cultural Resources Analyst, Monterey, CA

Position Description
Part-time, approx. 20-30 hrs/wk; temp, approx. 6 months w/possible extension

Will assist Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Center with data compilation for a resource and management assessment of MPAs throughout the U.S. Will gather, organize and verify site-specific information on cultural heritage resources within MPAs in the MPA Inventory (a geospatial database designed to catalog and classify marine protected areas), consult with existing MPA program partners to ensure data accuracy and completeness, and compile data in an organized database for querying and related spatial GIS analyses. Other work will include supporting the MPA Inventory team and the MPA Center’s Cultural Resources Coordinator to design a suitable and efficient data gathering approach and protocol through independently researching and mining existing information to compile a comprehensive MPA resource and management database.1-2 years experience with maritime history, nautical archaeology, or cultural resource management background. Should be proficient in Excel and tabular data management, have good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and ability to prioritize work and function independently on initiative.
Experience with GIS is preferred.Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

BS in Marine Sciences, Geography, related discipline, or equivalent.