The Underwater Archaeology Unit (UAU) of Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG) is compiling an Inventory of all shipwrecks recorded in Irish Waters. The UAU currently has a wreck database containing approximately 10,000 wreck records which is held in an MS Access database. The format of this database has recently been redesigned and therefore a certain level of data formatting and standardisation is required in order to facilitate efficient use of the database. DAHG now invites tenders to carry out a block of work updating and editing the Shipwreck Inventory database. The successful tenderer will need to be in a position to begin work on this project from 19th September 2011 and it is envisaged that the contract shall be completed by 6 April 2012. A detailed specification in relation to the tender request is presented in the RFT document.
The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP), a not-for-profit corporation based out of Newport, Rhode Island, USA, is offering two 1-day underwater archaeology-related workshops in October 2011:
*Saturday, October 15 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)–INTRODUCTION TO UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY (Instructors: Dr. D.K. Abbass, Dr. Kerry Lynch, and Charlotte Taylor). Location–Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
*Saturday, October 29 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)–INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION FOR HISTORIANS, ARCHAEOLOGISTS, AND INTERESTED OTHERS (Instructor: Joseph W. Zarzynski). Location–Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.
Pre-registration is required for the underwater archaeology and documentary filmmaking workshops. For more details including the workshop costs, specific location for each workshop, and how to register for either of the workshops check the RIMAP web site at:
1) Bournemouth University Project Development Officer, closes September 8
‘Bringing People to the Museum and the Museum underwater’. This is a three year project led by Bournemouth University in partnership with Poole Museum Service and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project seeks to create access to a unique and important 17th century ship wrecked just outside of Poole Harbour. We seek a highly efficient and organised individual who is flexible and able to manage deadlines effectively. The post holder must have a sound understanding of maritime archaeology.
2) PhD studentship, Kingston University, closes 22 August
The School of Art & Design History, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich are offering a funded, full-time PhD studentship, tenable for 3 years, commencing October 2011. The studentship is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme. The project will be supervised by Professor Anne Massey, Kingston University, and John Graves, Curator of Ship History at the National Maritime Museum. 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.
3) Curator, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 28 August
This position, Museum Curator, is located in the Photographic Section, Curator Section, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC).
4) Exhibit Interpreter, Calvert Marine Museum, closes September 7
Curator, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes August 20.
Curatorial Management Branch, Museums & Collections Division, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC).
The position is a broad-based geology position with a concentration in offshore geophysical (seismic sub-bottom, sidescan sonar, and magnetometer) data collection and processing in support of resource identification for beach nourishment projects and related activities. The ideal candidate has experience with mobilizing and operating geophysical systems, offshore survey operations, and geophysical data processing and interpretation.
No closing date, apply today.