28 January 2011

1) Alan Pearsall Postdoc fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, University of London, closes 15 April.

2) HMS Victory Seasonal Guides, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

In partnership with HMS Victory, Salary between £1,200 and £1,317 per month depending on experience, the appointment is for the period April to October 2011.  HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and the flagship of the Commander in Chief Naval Home Command. HMS Victory is also an international tourist attraction and British icon open daily to visitors.  Uniformed guides are a unique group who conduct visitors around HMS Victory throughout the year. To achieve this, guides work a rostered 42 hour week (37 hrs net), including weekends and public holidays; associated duties include gangway host and general security.  The successful candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team in a very busy environment; they must possess exceptional communication skills and the confidence to talk to groups of visitors about the historical past of the ship in an entertaining and easily understandable way. They should be able to work on their own with limited supervision and be efficient time managers. Candidates will be required to negotiate steep ladders.
For further details, or an informal discussion, regarding the role, please contact Peter White, Visitor’s Services Manager, on 02392 728678 hmsvictory-vsm@mod.uk
Download a HMS Victory Seasonal Guide job specification and application form here.

Internship: Shipwreck Archeological Site Monitoring and Survey Project

Biscayne National Park and the National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program are hosting a 10-week paid internship conducting underwater archeological site management and survey in the park this summer. Biscayne NP is in Homestead, FL.

For more information and application requirements check the posting at:

Apply before March 1, 2011.

2011 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

The Spring 2011 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS,
INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect
shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to
teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to
promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.

May 24-25, 2011, Marathon, Florida.

Internships & Fellowships

1) Smithsonian Cities Under the Sea Program Internship, apply by 1 April 2011

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Geoarchaeological study of submerged Greek and Roman ancient sites in the Mediterranean (Egypt and Calabria, Italy).

QUALIFICATIONS: Junior and Senior undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Post-doctoral level candidates, preferably with a science and archaeology double-major and/or training.

TIMETABLE: Minimal Internship stay for 12 full weeks (3 months) at NMNH in Washington, D.C.; internships can be extended for up to 12 months. Can start in Fall, or Winter-Spring or Summer periods.

2) National Sea Grant College program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Apply by February 18, 2011

Project Director, FPAN Southwest, Florida Gulf Coast University

Project Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Gulf Coast University, closes 2/20/2011.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong skills in terrestrial archaeology: excavation and cultural resource management. Knowledge of underwater archaeology, maritime/coastal archaeology, environmental archaeology, and material culture replication. Ability to communicate effectively with public and professional audiences; and to interact effectively with the public, civic groups, and government agencies. Ability to work independently in order to meet the diverse needs of this position; adjust priorities quickly; and deal effectively with a wide range of archaeological resources and situations. Knowledge of both prehistoric and historical archaeology.