2012 Albanian Center for Marine Research Maritime Archaeology Field School

The Albanian Center for Marine Research would like to invite university students to apply for the 2012 underwater field school and/or AAUS scientific diving course. Since 2007, the Albanian Coastal Survey has been exploring the southern Adriatic Sea and developing underwater research in the region. Albania offers untouched submerged cultural heritage due to the former communist government’s complete restriction on diving, making Albanian diving today similar to 1950s Mediterranean diving at large. This summer’s field season marks the initial field school offered through the Center and Transylvania University in partnership with RPM Nautical Foundation, the Albanian Institute for Archaeology, Tirana University, and East Carolina University.

The 2012 field school offers an exciting opportunity to learn maritime archaeology and coastal ecology on sites from the Classical Period through the Cold War, as well as be introduced to cutting edge methods like multibeam, ROVs, and DNA analysis. A ten person staff of experts provides a 1:1 ratio with students, creating a relaxed and educational atmosphere for professional development. Students will spend mornings getting hands on experience while participating in the coastal survey and excavating a 4th century CE shipwreck. Afternoons will be spent in lectures with specialists from around the world. The course introduces students to every facet of research, including creating a research design, archaeological theory and ethics, basic methods, remote sensing, excavating underwater, conservation of wet finds, and site monitoring and preservation. Students and staff will be housed in small local hotel in Saranda, directly across from Corfu and near the Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site. To promote maritime archaeology capacity in the region, preference will be given to student from the Balkan region.

Four transferable credits are offered through Transylvania University for this course. If you would like to learn about underwater research in saltwater and freshwater, on shallow and deep sites, from ancient and modern periods, then this is the field school for you!

The Center is also offering an AAUS scientific diving course for those in need of AAUS certification before the field school or for those not attending the field school, but looking for AAUS training. Details are posted on the Center’s website.

Please visit the Center’s education page to get the full details: http://www.albmarinecenter.org/pages/education.html

Applications are due March 15, 2012.

2012 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowships

The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), located at the University of Michigan, announces the 2012 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program. The 2012 program is hosted this year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI, and by NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) in Alpena, MI.  This summer fellowship program provides students with a broad range of fields and an exciting opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes Region under the mentorship of an individual scientist or professional.

1) Education and Outreach Specialist, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Candidates should have a strong interest in one or more of the following areas: maritime heritage, environmental education, public interpretation.  Candidates should be comfortable speaking in public to diverse audiences.

2) Communications and Outreach Specialist, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Candidates should have a strong interest in maritime history\archaeology and Great Lakes science.  Demonstrated training or experience in journalism and/or communications preferred.

Closes 29 February, Apply Today.

27 January 2012

1) Visitor Services Coordinator/Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
Visitor Services Coordinator: Regular, Part time, (30 hrs/wk) will support Assistant Director of Visitor Services coordinating all functions of Visitor Reception Center. Will provide prompt, excellent customer service including following sound business/accounting practices at key points for Museum visitors. Will act as Supervisor of VRC and associated functions during Assistant Directors’ absence. Qualifications include: Direct visitor services experience in an attraction, retail or travel/ leisure sector, must possess Bachelors or minimum two year supervisory/staff training experience, be a people-person who enjoys assisting the public, an enthusiastic team-builder with a positive attitude, word processing/spreadsheet/ticketing database knowledge required as well as ability to stand long periods of time, work weekends, holidays and some evenings. Familiarity with accounting and bookkeeping procedures a plus. To apply, send a Mystic Seaport application prior to February 10th, 2012 to: Mystic Seaport Museum, P. O. Box 6000, Mystic. CT, 06355, Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

2) Summer Intern/Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program (Mid-June through late August): We are seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history or marine science with the world. See how the academic subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at other museums through weekly field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll spend 1-2 days each week working with museum staff on a research project for the planning of exhibits, programs, activities, and events for the upcoming 38th Voyage of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Depending on the interns, research projects might involve maritime history, American literature, art, drama, marine archeology, or marine biology. College/graduate credit is available. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. To apply, submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV). Application forms and more info at: www.mysticseaport.org/summerinternship. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2012, with submissions after that date considered as space allows. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

3) Development Director, The Steamship Historical Society of America, closes February 13

FY2012 Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly to women and minorities. Individuals who are U.S. citizens and are applying to or have been accepted to a graduate program at a U.S. accredited institution may apply.

Closes 22 February 2012. Apply today.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an 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. A maximum of $94,000 may be provided to master degree students (up to 2 years of support and one research collaboration opportunity) and up to $188,000 may be provided to doctoral students (up to 4 years of support and two research collaboration opportunities).

Marine Archaeologist, BSEE, New Orleans

Marine Archaeologist, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), New Orleans, closes February 3.

Note*Applications will be accepted from current Department of the Interior (DOI) employees serving under a permanent competitive service appointment or current DOI employees with eligibility under a special appointment authority for an excepted service appointment (e.g., VRA, Schedule A appointments, or SCEP within 120 days of conversion).


Department of Interior Employees Only

Full time post in Maritime Archaeology

University of Malta, Resident Academic Full-time Post in Maritime Archaeology, Department of Classics and Archaeology.

The appointee will be required to contribute to the teaching, research, and other activities of the Department of Classics and Archaeology, within the Faculty of Arts in particular Maritime Archaeology, and as may be required by the University.
The ideal candidate must be in possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent research-based doctorate in Maritime Archaeology. Due preference will be given to candidates who show sound, deep and broad knowledge of the discipline, as well as competence, leadership and team-working abilities. A track record in research, including international publications and fieldwork, underwater prospection and excavation, and environmental coastal reconstruction, as well as academic experience at tertiary level, in Maritime Archaeology, will be favourably considered.

Closes  31 January, 2012, Apply Now!