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.

Museum Specialist for Small Craft

Museum Specialist (Small Craft), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, closes June 24.

In this position you will serve as a Museum Specialist (Small Craft) with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.  You will preserve and restore the Museum’s historic small craft collection; which requires extensive research due to the age, condition, and types of vessels involved.

Underwater Archaeologists needed

Underwater Archaeologists Needed
The Cap de Cavalleria Ecomuseum (Menorca, Spain) is currently receiving CVs in order to look for underwater archaeologists. 
Applicants must demonstrate skills in the execution of underwater archaeology surveys.  Experience in conservation and knowledge of naval engineering are desirable. Applicants will ideally hold a clean and valid driving license. 
Applications by CV at
Apply Today!

Marine Archaeologist, Lafayette, LA

Fugro GeoServices, Inc.

Fugro GeoServices, Inc., (FGSI), provides high resolution marine geophysical survey services from our offices in Houston, Texas, Lafayette, Louisiana and Anchorage, Alaska. With a fleet of dedicated site-survey vessels, a 3,000m/10,000ft depth rated AUV and equipment pool, FGSI acquires data and provides information for the identification of general seabed conditions and potential marine geohazards for site and route surveys, and related consulting and permitting services.

FGSI’s data processing and reporting staff specializes in the investigation of the seabed and shallow marine geology that is the basis for MMS permitting, drilling hazard analysis, pipeline/cable routes and inspection surveys. We can also provide access to and integrate with the whole spectrum of services offered by Fugro including metocean, exploration, geotechnics, permitting and high precision positioning.
Geoscience Staff

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Interpretation of side scan sonar, magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler, and bathymetry data; preparation of maps and reports for assessment of marine geological/archaeological conditions.
·         Primarily office-based position, however fieldwork opportunities can be expected.
position requirements
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field; at least one year of fulltime professional experience in prehistoric and shipwreck archaeology.
·        Have demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
·        Must have excellent writing, presentation & oral communication skills; be proficient in interpretative workstation usage.
·        Ability to pass full complete physical exam
·        Have current driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record.
Note: US citizen or permanent resident

Marine Archaeologist, Houston, Texas

Rapidly growing Oil and Gas Geosciences Services Company is seeking a Marine Archaeologist with expertise in US offshore archaeology.  

Applicants should have a good understanding of seafloor marine archaeology with particular expertise in identifying archaeological finds of historical significance, including those in deepwater arenas.  Duties will include monitoring offshore archaeological surveys on-board survey vessels uniquely equipped with high-resolution 3D imaging technologies and interpreting the findings of such surveys based on experience.  Applicants must be qualified under Federal regulation 36 CFR Part 61.  Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to document and effectively communicate with onsite and onshore personnel.
MA/MS degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or related field.
Deepwater expertise preferred.
5+ years experience in offshore archaeological activities.

Nautical Archaeology Society Conference 2011

*NAS Conference 2011 *

The NAS is pleased to announce it will be holding it’s Annual Conference in Portsmouth, UK from 4-6 November 2011. This year’s programme features a variety of international speakers and will provide an opportunity to discuss research, exchange ideas, and network with friends and colleagues from the UK and abroad.

For more information:

*Call for Posters *

Poster presentations of current projects and research will be displayed in the Main Exhibition Space throughout the Conference day on 5 November 2011. Poster exhibition is open to NAS members only, however Student membership is currently free for up to one year with online memberships starting at just £18.

For more information:

Poster proposals including: Name of author(s), Title, and an Abstract of maximum 200 words should be emailed to by 4 September 2011. Successful applicants will be notified approx. 2 weeks
following the deadline. Poster dimensions should be A1 (vertical if possible).

For more information: contact Courtney Nimura at

We look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth this year.

Courtney Nimura, MFA, MA
PhD Candidate, University of Reading
Executive Committee, Nautical Archaeology Society

Senior Underwater Archaeologist/Marine Remote Sensing Specialist

URS, Apply Today.

Successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in the successful execution of underwater archaeology and marine remote sensing projects. Must have supervisory experience on all phases of archaeological projects, as well as skills in personnel and project management. Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, data organization, attention to detail, and logistics coordination skills. Writing sample may be required. Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.

3 June 2011

Conservator, Newport Medieval Ship Project, closes June 17.

The Museums & Heritage Service is looking for a Conservator who has the confidence to meet the challenge this opportunity presents. You will have experience of working with wet archaeological finds, preferably with experience of treating water logged wood. However, we also see this as a development post, giving the right person the opportunity to develop their skills as the project progresses.

Temporary Site Recorder 4 User needed

Civilization Media is now accepting bids for an experienced Site Recorder 4 User. The project should take about 40 hours and will be spread, ideally over two weeks, but terms can be negotiated. We are developing instructional material for the program, so a good working knowledge of the program is a must. Please submit CV and bid at No phone calls please unless for other reasons.

Matthew P. Dames, MSc
Entrepreneur – Maritime Archaeologist – Producer
Civilization Media, LLC – “Promoting Heritage Education
and Scientific Research Through Social Enterprise”
New York • Philadelphia • London • San Deigo
US 347.352.0109 | UK 020.3286.0926

Site Recorder 4 is a versatile and fully integrated Geographic Information System (GIS) and Information Management System (IMS) designed for use in maritime archaeology as well as freshwater and intertidal archaeology.  Site Recorder 4 is powerful, practical and easy to use.  The program has been designed by archaeologists for archaeologists so you don’t need to be a GIS expert to use it.
Site Recorder can manage thousands of finds, drawings, dive logs, photographs, video clips, documents and geophysics data – all the information relating to a project.  Items can be linked together allowing quick and easy retrieval for analysis and interpretation.
Site Recorder has been specifically designed for mapping shipwreck sites underwater and on land, for collecting information during fieldwork, as a finds database and for making archaeological site plans. Many separate programs previously used for data collection can be replaced by this one simple but fully-featured GIS.

2011 Archaeological Conservation Field School for Marine and Terrestrial Environments

There are still places available for the Flinders University-Western Australian Museum Conservation Field School (ARCH8802), September 19-23, 2011 held in Adelaide, South Australia.

This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts.  It is designed to provide participants with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments.  It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage.  It involves classroom and field participation and does NOT require SCUBA certification.

The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is a great opportunity for staff development training for current practicing professionals. For more details and to apply to the field school please see:

Any questions, just email

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