Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 2011 Scholarship

AIMA is pleased to announce the 2011 AIMA Scholarship for maritime archaeological research projects. The investigation or project must be consistent with the objectives of AIMA and the work must have a benefit/application to maritime archaeology in Australasia. The award recipient should be resident within Australia or New Zealand for the duration of the project. 

A total of up to $2000 will be awarded. AIMA may choose to partially fund more than one project from these monies in 2011.  A condition of the AIMA Scholarship is that the recipient(s) are required to publish a peer-reviewed paper either in the AIMA Bulletin, or as an AIMA Special Publication.

The Application Packet is now available on the AIMA website. Applications must be forwarded to the AIMA Scholarship Chair by 30 June 2011 to be eligible for this award.

For applications and queries, contact the AIMA Scholarship Chair: Emily Jateff (

Youth Boatbuilding Program lead, The Center for Wooden Boats

Youth Boatbuilding Program Lead
Location: The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island, Washington

Job Description:
The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) at Cama Beach seeks a Youth Boatbuilding Program Lead. The goal of the Youth Boatbuilding Program at Cama Beach is to introduce students to boatbuilding as a means of imparting valuable employment and life skills. The primary method to be used in the accomplishment of these goals is the construction of small, traditional (i.e. lapstrake or carvel planked) boats suitable for youth and family programs on Puget Sound. The Program Lead will work closely with other CWB staff (including Site Manager and Boatwright in Residence) to develop curriculum, coordinate schedules, and deliver programs. The Program Lead reports to CWB’s Cama Beach Manager. 

• Oversee coordination and delivery of Cama Youth Boatbuilding program
• Manage program budget with Site Manager
• Oversee safety, cleanliness, and maintenance of wood working tools
• Coordinate communications related to Boatbuilding program to schools, funders, visitors, public
• Help develop programmatic frame work and content for on-water youth programs
• Supervise work of staff, trainees, and volunteers in support of Youth Boatbuilding Program
• Develop project plans and budgets; report on progress as needed.
• Ability to balance the requirements of boat construction and the needs of education

Skills and Experiences:

Minimum Qualifications
• Extensive experiential education experience 
• Experience in traditional boatbuilding skills.
• Strong experience handling sail and power boats
• Demonstrated ability to lead effectively
• Outstanding organization and communication skills
• Demonstrated teamwork skills and commitment

Desirable Qualifications
• Demonstrated project management experience (scheduling, budgeting, prioritizing, reporting)
• Proven experience teaching boatbuilding skills
• Experience organizing and working with volunteers
• Experience working with diverse cultural, age and gender populations
• Experience teaching small groups
• Experience in repair and maintenance of woodshop equipment

• The position is based on Camano Island (65 miles north of Seattle) at Cama Beach State Park. This is a rural location. The closest town is Stanwood (14 miles). Rental housing is available on the Island and in neighboring towns. Temporary housing on site may be available.
• Program Lead will be required to travel in CWB vehicle or POV with reimbursement for travel.
• Work schedule includes weekends.
• This is a 10-month position.
• 10-month salary range $24,000-$28,000 depending on experience.
• The position is full time, salaried, and has benefits.
• Must have Washington State Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 30 days
• Must have clean driving record
• Must pass a criminal background check.

Interested applicants should turn in their applications by 5pm July 15, either by email ( or physical mail (CWB at Cama Beach, 1880 SW Camano DR, Camano Island, WA 98282.  Applications will be considered which contain:  (1) Cover letter (2) Work Experience/Education Resume (3) Contact information for three references. More information available at

Marine Archaeologist Needed, Houston, Texas

Position:  MARINE ARCHAEOLOGIST, Apply Today

Company Profile:

Geoscience Earth & Marine Services, Inc. (a Forum Energy Technology Company) located in Houston, Texas specializes in geological, geotechnical, and archaeological analyses primarily in offshore environments.

Job Description:
Applicants should possess the understanding and skill set to interpret high-resolution geophysical and video data for potential cultural resources and assess any findings for their historical significance. Based on those interpretations, the applicant will need to make recommendations for further site investigations, avoidances, or elimination of avoidances. The applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills.  The roles and responsibilities beyond completing written assessments meeting federal cultural resource assessment guidelines, is to provide guidance to clients and colleagues on archaeological regulations, guidelines, resources, and surveys ensuring that all remain in compliance. The applicant must be willing to travel offshore to provide archaeological expertise or QA/QC aboard AUV, conventional, or ROV vessels as needed.

NOTES: 1 opening – Fulltime
MS or PhD in related field (Anthropology/Archaeology)
Competitive salary and benefits package

Contact Information
Phone: (713) 468‐1410
Fax: (713) 468‐1438

Final Call Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

The Inaugural Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Asia-Pacific regional conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

The Third and Final Call for Papers is now available on the Conference Organization page see:

DEADLINE for submission of paper proposals is 30 June 2011

The Conference Organizers are now accepting applications for financial assistance for paper presenters to attend the conference. In order to be eligible for financial assistance you must have proposed a paper and had it accepted for presentation at the conference. To apply for financial assistance complete the form at:

The Conference registration fees are now available at:

Accepted paper proposals for each of the 11 (and soon to be 12) sessions are available on the Conference Organization page see, for example:

For the latest news about the Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Inaugural Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage see:

Archeologist, Department of the Interior, Kona

Archeologist, DOI-NPS, Hawaii-Kona area, closes July 1

This position is located in the Resource Management Division at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Pacific West Region.  The incumbent will carry out a range of duties in support of cultural resource management in one or more park units in West Hawaii where archeological resources comprise a major part of the park story. The park may be one where archeological resources are predominant, or where natural resources are predominant but where significant archeological resources, including submerged cultural resources, are present.