International Centre on Underwater Archaeology basic training course

The International Centre on Underwater Archaeology Zadar (ICUA) is organizing a 2-week basic training course on underwater archaeology, due to take place in Zadar, Croatia, on 4–15 June 2012. The course is organized with the support of the UNESCO Venice Office. The deadline for application is 15 May 2012, by 12 am.

27 April 2012

1) Shoreline Management Specialist, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources, closes 4 May

This position provides policy, planning and analysis support to the Coastal Resources Commission, Coastal Resources Advisory Council, and DCM staff on a variety of issues and special projects.  The position is responsible for researching state of the art changes in science and management approaches as they relate to coastal and ocean management issues, with an emphasis on estuarine and ocean shoreline analysis. This position has specific responsibility for providing technical expertise as it relates to evaluating rules and policies addressing coastal hazards and geologic/oceanographic processes.  The position provides technical analysis to the Division and Coastal Resources Commission on a variety of shoreline management projects that involve the Inlet Hazard and Ocean Hazard Areas of Environmental Concern including rule development, preparation of the Division’s justifications and fiscal analyses of proposed rules. The position has a contributing role in ensuring that the Coastal Resources Commission’s proposed and amended rules capture the Commission’s intent, are internally consistent, and are prepared in compliance with enabling statutes and the NC Administrative Procedures Act (APA).  The position provides technical assistance and analysis related to the review and permitting of beach nourishment projects including post-project monitoring, and adherence to permit conditions.  The position will also provide technical input and analysis to support implementation of the NC Beach and Inlet Management Plan. This position also provides the primary staff support to the CRAC. Some field work and travel is necessary.

2) Archival Intern, National Museum of the Pacific War, closes 15 May

3) Temporary Lecturer in History, US Coast Guard Academy, job starts July 30

4) Archivist, Department of the Navy, closes 30 April

20 April 2012

1) Marine Geographer, Florida International University, closes May 21

2) Volunteer Manager, Scottish Maritime Museum, closes May 5

3) Historian, Naval Special Warfare Command, closes April 24

This position is located in the Naval Special Warfare Command (CNSWC), Coronado, California. The historian administers the command history program, researching, analyzing, documenting, cataloguing and archiving historical material, documents, images and information.

USCG Student Trainee (Historian)

US Coast Guard Student Trainee (Historian), closes 23 April

This is a Student Summer Hire position. The incumbent of this position serves as a Historian reporting directly to the Chief, Property Accountability Division (CG-844). The incumbent conducts research of historical documents and records to ascertain the existence and completeness of Coast Guard heritage assets.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology

East Carolina University:

Maritime Archaeology.  Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin on August 21, 2012.  Salary is competitive.  Ph.D. is required, and candidates must be certified to dive, at the time of application.  Area of specialty is open. Preference will be given to candidates who offer records of scholarly publications, teaching excellence, and experience directing underwater archaeological field schools.  Responsibilities include graduate teaching (M.A., Ph.D.) in maritime archaeology, directing field schools, advising, scholarly publication, and professional service.  Applicants must complete a candidate profile and submit a curriculum vita and letter of application online at

In addition, please arrange for original graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Timothy Jenks, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  27858-4353.  Screening will begin April 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities.  Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office of Disability Support Services at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY/Relay).  Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

13 April 2012

1) Curator, Florida Maritime Museum, ncd.

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2) Postdoc Research Associate, University of Liverpool, closes 10 May.

We are seeking to appoint an individual to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Stepping stones to the Neolithic Islands, maritime connectivity and the ‘western seaways’ of Britain, 5000-3500 BC’. You will construct a database of sites within the western seaways, assist with the writing of a radiocarbon dating funding application and organise a conference in Liverpool on ‘cross-Channel connections throughout prehistory’. You will have a PhD in the later prehistory of north-western Europe and experience of working with archaeological site reports for research purposes. The post is available for 1 year on a 0.8 fte basis.


3) Science Learning Officer, The Mary Rose Trust, closes 11 May

The Mary Rose Trust is responsible for the care of the only recovered 16th Century warship, the Mary Rose, and her unique collection of 19,000 artefacts. A state-of-the-art new museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will open late this year. It will represent the very best in 21st Century architecture and construction and provide a beautiful and secure environment for the finest collection of 16th Century artefacts in the world.

We are creating the new post of Science Learning Officer to join our learning team and be responsible for the content and delivery of our science learning programmes. These specifically relate to the Mary Rose and the ongoing conservation of the ship and artefacts, and are delivered to a range of ages from primary to A level students.

Underwater Archaeologist, re-advertised

Underwater archaeologist with URS has been re-advertised.

M.A. or M.S., in Anthropology, Nautical Archaeology, or related field, and a minimum 10 years of underwater archaeological experience including shipwreck documentation, ship reconstruction, and archaeological conservation; must meet Secretary of Interior (SOI) standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology.

The candidate will have DAN O2 training, SCUBA First Aid and CPR training with AED, dry suit training, and Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certifications.

Must be well versed in standard and advanced underwater and nautical archaeological techniques for all phases of archaeological investigations.

Research Fellowship in Naval History

The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History.

The Naval War College Foundation intends to award one grant of $1,000 to the researcher with the greatest need and can make the optimum use of the research materials for naval history located in the Naval War College’s Archives, Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry E. Eccles Library. Further information on the manuscript and archival collections and copies of the registers for specific collections are available on request from the Head, Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College. E-mail: This information can be found on the website of the US Naval War College and there is also a convenient link to the guides and registers for that collection available at

The recipient will be a Research Fellow in the Naval War College’s Maritime History Department, which will provide administrative support during the research visit. Submit detailed research proposal that includes a full statement of financial need and comprehensive research plan for optimal use of Naval War College materials, curriculum vitae, at least two letters of recommendation, and relevant background information to Miller Naval History Fellowship Committee, Naval War College Foundation, 686 Cushing Road, Newport RI 02841-1207, by 1 September 2012. For further information, contact the chair of the selection committee at Employees of the U.S. Naval War College or any agency of the U.S. Department of Defense are not eligible for consideration; EEO/AA regulations apply.

Internships, line up your Summer 2012

1) Internship in Museum Education or Museum Studies, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME
A summer intern in education or museum studies is needed at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine. This person would be trained to conduct public programming for children and adults. Programs for children will include arts and crafts projects, reading, outdoor and indoor games, and special campus tours. Other activities, for children and adults, would include demonstrations of “Yard in the Yard,” a working scale model of a square rigger mast, sail and capstan that involves active participation from visitors; and hands-on public presentations of marine life using the museum’s Touch Tank. Programs would be scheduled weekly for public drop-in participation.  The intern will need good ability to work with children and adults; energy for outdoor demonstrations; and willingness to learn programs. Creative input is encouraged and welcome! This is an unpaid intern position and runs for eight weeks, 24 hrs/wk, from mid-June through mid-August. To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 15 to or by mail to Betty Schopmeyer, Education Director, Penobscot Marine Museum, P.O. Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974

2) Archives Intern, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME
Penobscot Marine Museum seeks an unpaid Archives Intern to work with Museum staff and volunteers in our extensive collection of vessel primary source materials and photographs.  Duties include organizing and arranging the Vessel File primary source documents and photographs, cataloguing the documents and photographs into our PastPerfect Museum Software and creating a finding aid for the Vessel File Collection.  The duration of these opportunities is 32 to 40 hrs/wk for eight weeks during summer 2012 with flexible start dates.  The successful candidate will have completed coursework in American History, Library Science, or Museum Studies and possess excellent organizational, written and interpersonal skills. Regional historical/maritime knowledge a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 15 to or by mail to Cipperly Good, Collections Manager, Penobscot Marine Museum, P.O. Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974.

6 April 2012

1) Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, USS Edson DD-946. SVNSM is seeking a full time Executive Director/Superintendant. Candidates should have a combination of small business management and high interest in historic preservation. Military background, with a working knowledge of Naval ship operations and maintenance is preferred. Salary and benefits are commensurate with other administrative positions among historic naval ship programs.  Please respond to SVNSM, 3727 E. Wilder Road, Suite B, Bay City, MI 48706 or email at Office phone number is: (989) 684-3946.

2) Installation Assistants (2-3 posts), The Mary Rose Trust, closes 23 April

The Mary Rose Trust is undertaking a £35 million building and development programme to provide a world-class museum for the recovered ship and her artefacts to open at the end of 2012. As part of this project, thousands of objects will be displayed in state-of-the-art showcases, and we are looking to expand our team of object handlers to assist with this installation.

3) Head of Museums & Attractions, The Waterways Trust, closes 27 April

The Waterways Trust is currently on the cusp of merging with British Waterways to form a new charity, the Canal and River Trust bringing together over 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers and docks, the National Waterways Museum and Waterways Archive at Ellesmere Port, Gloucester Waterways Museum, The Canal Museum Stoke Bruerne, and Visitor Centres at Anderton Boat Lift and Standedge Tunnel.

4) Tour Guide, The Battleship New Jersey, closes 25 April

5) Hydrographers and Hydrographers in Training, Ocean Surveys, Inc., apply today.