US National Park Service Research Internship, Submerged Resources Center

The National Park Service Research Internship will provide a unique opportunity to work with leading archaeologists, underwater photographers, and scientists in the National Park Service and other agencies in the American state and federal government. Specific work projects will be determined based upon interests of the intern as well as the needs of associated projects. The internship will be based in Denver Colorado but it is expected that the intern will travel to projects within the continental United States and potentially overseas as part of this internship. The internship could involve a specific project in a single park or a larger project in multiple parks.

Apply Today!

Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society Internships

For more than 30 years the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) has offered a variety of experience-based internships. Our goal is to foster development of the future leaders of the marine environment. We continue to believe that by investing in special young people, by exposing them to a broad array of activities in the underwater community and giving them opportunities to work with influential people who are leaders in aquatic disciplines, we are investing in the future of our oceans and lakes.

The OWUSS Summer internships are offered for a 1 to 3 month period and are primarily directed at college undergraduates and graduating seniors. Internship recipients will receive a grant to help fund travel to/from site, room and board, and a stipend to cover living expenses.

For 2012, the OWUSS currently plans to award 1 internship in Europe and 4 summer internships in North America.

Application Deadline in January 31, 2012.

Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society, The Rolex Scholarship

The mission is to identify and develop the next generation of dive leaders and underwater researchers. For more than 35 years, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society and Rolex have fostered the development of future leaders of the underwater environment and are now calling out for new applicants to be considered for the 2012 Scholarships. Currently, there are three Rolex Scholarships: North America, Europe, and Australasia. During their scholarship year, three deserving recipients have the opportunity to travel internationally and learn from the world’s leading experts in conservation, underwater photography, maritime archaeology, marine engineering and other related fields.

If you or somebody you know are between the ages of 21 and 26, have high academic standing and achieved Rescue Diver or equivalent certification, continue reading to learn how being the next Rolex Scholar can be a life-changing experience.

Deadline for 2012 North American and European Scholarships is December 31, 2011. Deadline for 2012 Australasian Scholarship is January 31, 2012. The organization also offers numerous internships and application deadline is January 31, 2012 for 2012 intern opportunities.

23 September 2011

1) Project Coordinator, Llyn Maritime Museum, closes September 30, Alternate Link.

2) Collections Assistant, Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, closes September 30

3) Assistant Archivist, Peabody Essex Museum, ncd

Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a full-time Assistant Archivist for PEM’s Phillips Library, a rare book and manuscript library. This position is funded for two years by a grant from NHPRC and will work on a project to arrange and process several collections of maritime, military and family history records.

4) Deputy Director of Operations, Patriots Point Maritime Museum, closes October 14

Assist the Director of Operations with planning, directing, and executing daily operations of the Maritime Museum, and the maintenance of ships, piers, buildings and grounds.

5) Faculty Position in Paleoceanography, University of Rochester, closes December 15

6) Maintenance Specialist III (Ship Restoration), Battleship Texas, closes October 5

7) National Maritime Museum Research Fellowships, closes October 25, Apply Today!

Underwater Archaeologists

Please pass the word on this job search to persons with interest in underwater archaeology.  The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University has two graduate programs, Environmental Policy (MS and PhD) and Industrial Heritage and Archaeology (MS and PhD).  Our department would be very interested to support applicants with an interest in underwater and maritime heritage, archaeology, technology, management, and environment.

Thanks very much,
Tim Scarlett
Director Graduate Programs, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
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Michigan Technological University is pleased to announce a strategic faculty hiring initiative (SFHI) for up to seven faculty to build upon existing expertise in water at the University. This team of faculty will define and address compelling issues in the natural, engineering, and socioeconomic aspects of water. We are interested in faculty who can contribute to research and teaching on sustainable water systems of global significance. New faculty will be able to take advantage of a strong university focus on the Great Lakes, coinciding with the opening of Michigan Tech’s $25 million Great Lakes Research Center in August 2012.

We are particularly interested in faculty with water-focused research and educational interests within the following broadly defined areas:
• Freshwater and marine ecology and ecosystems
• Water-related health sciences
• Physical oceanography, limnology, and hydrodynamic modeling
• Environmental ethics, history, and policy
• Environmental sociology, anthropology, economics, and psychology
• Atmospheric sciences and climate studies
• Watershed, forest, wetland, groundwater hydrology
• Water quality modeling, measurement, and improvement
• Engineered water systems, including the water-energy nexus
• Remote sensing and advanced instrumentation for hydrologic applications

Faculty hired through this initiative are expected to establish a vigorous, nationally competitive research program and to be committed to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) education. We are seeking candidates at assistant, associate or full professor levels, including senior scholars with well-established research programs. Applicants who can expand, enhance, and/or complement water-related research at the university are especially encouraged to apply. New faculty may be affiliated with any existing department at Michigan Tech; joint appointments will also be considered.

An Advanced degree (PhD, MD, or DO) is required; postgraduate degree experience is strongly preferred. The application review process will begin on October 1, 2011. Applicants are asked to send their application materials electronically as a single PDF document to The PDF should contain the following items:
• A clear identification of the primary focus area from the above list that most closely describes the applicant’s research expertise (secondary focus areas may also be included);
• A cover letter that describes:
o The applicant’s ability to collaborate with current water-related research and education efforts at Michigan Tech (e.g. identifying potential collaborators among the Michigan Tech faculty and institutes and academic departments at Michigan Tech that most closely match your interests);
o  The applicant’s experience with issues of diversity, or working in a multicultural environment;
o Current/expected academic rank.
• A full curriculum vitae;
• A two-page (limit) discussion of research experience, interests and future goals;
•  A two-page (limit) discussion of teaching interests and philosophy;
• The names and contact information for three references.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.  Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

2012 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (Maritime Archaeology)

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $30,000 and an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. About four scholarships are awarded each year.


Those eligible to apply are United States citizens currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology (including the curation, preservation, and display of maritime artifacts) or marine biology, (including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas). Studies must be conducted on a full-time basis. Additional eligibility requirements that must be met before the release of funds is acceptance to an institution in the U.S. with an accredited program in the areas described above, and certification by that institution that the award recipient will adhere to a detailed plan of study with approved research. Recipients of scholarship awards may be employed at the time of the award if it is a requirement of their degree program or directly related to their research effort. Other forms of employment will not be allowed and scholars will be required to submit a letter certifying that they meet this requirement. Eligibility must be maintained for each succeeding year of support and annual reporting requirements, to be specified at a later date, will apply.

Important Dates

2012 Schedule

The 2012 application process begins on September 1, 2011. All applications must be received by February 10, 2012, no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients are required to travel to Silver Spring, MD, for a NOAA Scholarship Orientation Training Program and to meet with National Marine Sanctuaries Program staff the last week of May. Awards will include travel expenses to attend the Scholarship Program orientation.

16 September 2011

1) Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes September 19.  This position is located in the Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

2) Executive Director, Maritime Gloucester
Established in 1999, Maritime Gloucester (formerly Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center) is a leading provider on the North Shore of Massachusetts of hands-on education in marine science, technology, engineering, and math for students from elementary school through high school.  Maritime Gloucester is a major visitor attraction that houses an aquarium, exhibits related to local habitats and Gloucester’s fishing and marine industrial history.  Maritime Gloucester seeks an Executive Director who serves as chief executive officer of Maritime Gloucester and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The ED provides management of fund-raising, oversight of programs, administration and operations, marketing, financial affairs, facilities, Board relations, and external relations, including with strategic partners, educational institutions, the marine trades, local and regional communities. Qualifications:  Maritime Gloucester seeks an entrepreneurial and visionary leader to build upon the organization’s reputation and to lead it at a time of tremendous opportunity and great momentum.  In addition to having demonstrated success in organizational leadership and fund-raising, candidates should demonstrate a passion for Maritime Gloucester’s mission and core values.   Qualified individuals will possess excellent oral and written communications skills, and have demonstrated the ability to create and map a strategic vision, set and achieve realistic goals, motivate staff, multitask, and build strong relationships with board of directors and external partners, including public officials and grant makers. Candidates should highlight familiarity with marine science education and knowledge of maritime and waterfront operations. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Email cover letter, resume and 3 references by 9/26/11 to Melanie Murray-Brown at

Maritime Heritage Consultant

We are currently recruiting for a Maritime Heritage Consultant to join EMUs Consultancy Team with immediate effect. The position is based at EMUs Durley office, Southampton, but other locations may be considered.

The position is initially offered on a temporary project‐specific basis with the possible extension to a full time contract for the right candidate. The candidate will work within a skilled team of consultants, scientists and archaeologists and will be responsible for delivering a wide range of heritage projects, from desk‐based assessments through to environmental impact assessments. The candidate will have a sound knowledge of British maritime heritage, be degree qualified in a heritage or environmental related subject, and have a good working knowledge of current and emerging UK heritage policy and guidance.

Closes October 7, 2011.

Nautical Archaeology Society Conference call extended

Please note that the Call for Posters deadline for the NAS Conference has been extended to 2 October 2011. Please see below for more information, or visit our website.

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 2 October 2011. Successful applicants will be notified approx.1 week
following the deadline. Poster dimensions should be A1 (vertical if possible).

For more information: contact Courtney Nimura at:

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

2 September 2011

1) Learning & Community Engagement Officer, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, closes September 26

2) Cutty Sark Marketing Manager, closes September 19

3) Learning Manager, Portsmouth Naval Base, closes September 30

4) Hydrographer/Marine Technician, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, closes September 9

Hydrographer/Marine Technician to co-lead the day-to-day operations of nearshore shallow water surveys. The Center has a state-of-the-art interferometric sonar system which is currently being used on several projects.
Main responsibilities are the acquisition and processing of hydrographic data during day cruises based out of Provincetown, MA. Qualifications include:

• experience at sea and small boat operation skills
• familiarity with hydrographic data collection
• an understanding of the supporting equipment and electronics (or willingness to learn)
• knowledge of or aptitude for hydrographic data analysis and visualization through software packages such as ARCGIS, HYPACK, CARIS, and Fledermaus.
• Minimum of Master’s Degree in a relevant field

Scientists, hydrographers, technicians, and other specialists are encouraged to apply. Ample opportunities exist for program expansion, as well as integration with other PCCS programs, depending on candidate skills and interests.

5) Bicentennial Programs Coordinator
The USS Constitution Museum seeks an energetic and creative individual to develop interpretive programs for a primarily family audience. This full time, 40 hour/week position is expected to last one year. The five day work week includes one weekend day and the position includes a full benefits package. EOE. The Coordinator will create thematic programs and training material that combines research material with interpretive techniques and activities for engaging audiences. The bicentennial of the War of 1812 provides the opportunity for the Museum to revamp its programming options and the Coordinator will play an integral part in reshaping the Museum’s offerings. The timing of the position coincides with the launch of a new “Old Ironsides 1812 Discovery Center” exhibit designed to be a joint exhibition and programming space. The Coordinator will be engaged in a variety of duties that may include: evaluating source materials for appropriate thematic connections,  researching family programming at other institutions, organizing program content, developing interpretive, hands-on, minds-on activities and prototyping and evaluating activities. The Coordinator will work under  the Director of Collections and Learning and with the Museum Learning Managers. QUALIFICATIONS:-Experience working with a family audience -Excellent spoken and written communication skills -Evidence of creative program design -Degrees in museum studies, education, and history programs preferred. TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, salary history, and references to Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.

6) Intern, Lowell’s Boat Shop, open until filled

Lowell’s Boat Shop is a National Historic Landmark and working museum, dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building. Established in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating wooden boat building shop in the United States and is cited as the birthplace of the legendary fishing dory.

7) Hydrographic Surveyor, Fugro Consultants, Inc., Ventura, CA, closes 30 September

University of Exeter Research Fellow, Sewn-Plank Boat Construction

The College wishes to recruit a full-time Research Fellow to participate in the experimental archaeological construction of a full-size Bronze Age-type sewn-plank boat. This AHRC funded post is available from 1st January 2012 to 30th November 2012. You will take the day-to-day lead in the construction of the boat at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, in Falmouth. 

Closes October 5.