AAUS Student Scholarship

The American Academy of Underwater Sciences awards two scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is or will be used as a principal research tool or studying diving science.

The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $2,500.00 to a Masters program student.

The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $2,500.00 to a Ph.D. candidate.

Closes June 30, Apply Today.

Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Flinders University – Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
The Flinders University Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is a new initiative to build the University’s research and to support outstanding early career researchers seeking to commence an academic/research career. The scheme focuses on outstanding early career researchers who would normally be within 5 working years since completing their Doctoral qualification. This will be a highly competitive scheme and applicants are expected to have a strong track record relative to opportunity. A start-up grant, to be negotiated, may be provided to successful applicants. Fellowships are expected to be aligned with the University’s areas of identified research strength.

Number available: 4

Duration: 3 years with possibility for 4 year appointment with a teaching component

Value: Salary (Level A/B): $57 693 to $87 836 pa (full-time) plus 17% employer superannuation
Further information: http://www.flinders.edu.au/research/vc-postdoctoral-fellowships/vc-postdoctoral-fellowships.cfm

Please Contact:

Jennifer McKinnon, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Ph +61 8 8201 5875
Fx +61 8 8201 2784

20 May 2011, Doctoral Awards

1) AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, University of Edinburgh, closes June 15

Empire and Useful Knowledge: Mapping and Charting the British Atlantic World, 160-1720 in partnership with the National Maritime Museum.

2) AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, Kingston University and the National Maritime Museum, closes June 6

This project supports the work of one doctoral student to investigate the archives of the shipping company, the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (renamed P&O in 1840), and its subsidiary companies, during the period of its operation. The main focus of the research project is to analyse how P&O used artists and designers to represent its corporate mission and identity.

20 May 2011, Post Docs

1) Two Post Doc Research Fellowships at Mote Marine Laboratory, closes June 29

Recent Ph.D. graduates and others with prior postdoctoral experience are invited to apply. Applications from any field of marine science including engineering, social science and policy will be considered.

2) University of York, 2 positions, close 15 June

a)This post is in coastal prehistory with particular reference to coastal shell middens. We are looking for individuals with a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of knowledge, and experience of archaeological field survey and excavation.

b) The project is concerned with landscape reconstruction in the early time ranges of human dispersal in relation to tectonically active and coastal regions, with a focus on the Arabian sector of the southern Red Sea.

20 May 2011, Jobs

1) Education Manager, SS Great Britain trust, closes June 1

2) Interpretation Manager, SS Great Britain Trust, closes June 1

3) Lifelong Learning Officer, Chatham Historic Dockyard trust, closes June 10

4) Exhibition Designer, Australian National Maritime Museum, ncd

5) Grant Writer, New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks an experienced grant writer to identify and  pursue opportunities for foundation and corporate funding.  Responsible for writing and editing high-quality and compelling proposals in support of a broad range of program, project, and capital initiatives.  Includes responsibility for grants administration, reporting, budget preparation, and all phases of proposal development.  Requires exceptional expository writing skills as well as excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.  Please submit letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to: New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA  02740, or email mcoleman@whalingmuseum.org

6) Manager of Interpretation & Visitor Services, USS Constitution

The Manager of Interpretation & Visitor Services develops, implements, and evaluates interpretive programs and visitor services offered by the USS Constitution Museum to over 300,000 visitors annually. S/he shares the responsibility of leading a team of staff members, interns, and volunteers within the Museum Learning Department to provide the highest level of customer service and to facilitate hands-on, minds-on interpretive programs. S/he creatively develops interpretive programs based on key themes in USS Constitution’s history (focused largely on the War of 1812 time period) for audiences of all ages, backgrounds, learning styles and abilities. S/he is an integral part of the department’s collaborative management team and actively participates on Museum-wide committees and projects. S/he is also responsible for a number of administrative tasks including coordinating staffing schedules, maintaining visitation statistics, and budgeting. S/he reports directly to the Director of Collections & Learning. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience in education, customer service, or management required. Master’s degree and/or prior museum experience preferred. Ability to commit to a Sunday – Thursday work week. Additional qualifications required. For full details, visit http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/get_involved/employment.htm. To Apply: Send a letter describing your interest in and unique qualifications for this position, a resume, and a salary history to the search committee by e-mail (amaksy@ussconstitutionmuseum.org), fax (617-242-0496), or mail (PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129). Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE.

7) 6 openings at the National Maritime Museum

) Several openings at the San Francisco National Maritime Park

Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program College Internships

College Internship Program

LAMP and the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc. have created an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in maritime history and underwater archaeology. Over the past seven years, LAMP has sponsored undergraduate and graduate students from University of North Florida, Flagler College, University of Florida, University of West Florida, State University of New York, UCLA and other colleges from across the U.S. The opportunity for college students to work side-by-side with professional archaeologists, archaeological conservators and museum and educational specialists is a valuable one that can lead to a career in any of these exciting fields. At the same time, the participation of these students is vital for LAMP, as they provide the hard work and enthusiasm that is necessary to carry out our mission of research and education. Depending on student interests and experience, interns may choose to work in the laboratory conserving artifacts, drafting or conducting archaeological analysis. Or they might join LAMP’s scientific diving team and assist archaeologists as they conduct archaeology underwater. Non-diving participants can still assist in fieldwork by serving as surface support for divers, sorting through screens during excavation or by operating remote sensing equipment during the search for undiscovered sites. Internships focusing on educational activities or museum management and exhibit design are also available.

For more info: http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/LAMP/On_the_Job_Training/College_Internship_Program

Writers needed

Civilization Media, LLC is looking for talented writers who are familiar with various active maritime projects in the US and at an international level. We are currently reviewing proposals for multiple projects.

Specifically we are looking for outstanding projects and outstanding archaeological writers to literate the work being done in the field and in the lab. The manuscripts will be targeted to a general audience. Specific demographic are well-educated professionals.

Compensation is based on the client and the scale of their project (web media to broadcast).  For short article we pay $50 for a 400-500 news article, and for broadcast writer the terms are negotiable. This will be repetitive work if you so wish. Please submit all inquiries on CivilizationMedia.org.

For short articles please submit a Title, with a 2-3 sentence blurb and the commission will be sent out based on this.

Matthew P. Dames, MSc
Entrepreneur – Maritime Archaeologist – Producer
Civilization Media, LLC – “Promoting Heritage Education
and Scientific Research Through Social Enterprise”
New York • Philadelphia • London

6 May 2011

1) Marine Data Projects Manager, RCAHMS, closes May 23

2) Business Coordinator, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, open until filled

3) Curatorial Assistant, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, closes May 20

4) Coastal Landscape Adaptation Coordinator, 4 Positions, National Park Service

1, 2, 3, 4

Degree in geography or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields: OR (B) Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

New professional Master of Science degree offered

University of Miami: Professional Master of Science

Gaduate degree programs in Marine Science offered this Fall (2011) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS): the Professional Master of Science (MPS).
The MPS is an innovative graduate degree at the University of Miami intended for students who seek advanced training in the marine science and conservation fields, as well as the development of workplace skills highly valued by employers. The MPS program prepares students for science careers in business, government, or non-profit organizations where employment demands are growing. The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in as little as 12 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary for employment in entry to mid-level positions in today’s professional job market.
The curriculum combines rigorous study in select areas of marine and atmospheric science with interdisciplinary coursework in business, public health, communications, law and other professional domains.  In place of a research-based thesis, all MPS students complete a 3-6 month internship in a business, government, or public sector enterprise, where they learn to apply their skills in a “hands-on” setting. All MPS graduates must complete 30 credits, consisting of 24 credits of graduate coursework and 6 credits of internship training. Please be advised that this program is self-funded, and standard University of Miami tuition rates (i.e. per credit) apply.
The deadline for applications for the Fall semester is June 1, 2011. Tracks to be offered in the Fall 2011 include:

Marine Science
*       Marine Mammal Science
*       Marine Conservation
*       Coastal Zone Management
*       Fisheries Science
*       Aquaculture
*       Oceans and Human Health
*       Tropical Marine Ecology
*       Underwater Archeology

For more information and application instructions, please visit – http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/