Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology

Update to the Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology Program:


25 May 2012

1) University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk, closes 25 June

2) Ship Keeper of the Cutty Sark, closes 6 June

3) Museum Education Programs Manager, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, ncd

4) Museum Technician, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, closes 31 May

This position is located in the Great Lakes Naval Museum (GLNM), Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois

5) Deputy Director of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Division, Washington Navy Yard, closes 29 May

Serves as Navy’s primary representative to various high-level external bodies with an interest in maritime law, including Shipwreck/Underwater Cultural Heritage and Maritime Law Association of the U.S.  Effectively advocates for Navy’s views/positions on legal/policy/regulatory issues, and enhance recognition of the Navy’s admiralty law program and the Navy’s profile and leadership role in setting maritime policy.

18 May 2012

1) Summer Intern, New London Maritime Society.

The intern will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of managing a small community maritime museum.

2) Executive Director, National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, closes July 15.

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is a non-profit organization in Fort Pierce, FL, which honors and preserves the history of U.S. elite warriors. The museum is seeking a dynamic, experienced Executive Director, with demonstrated results, to provide strategic leadership, establish long-range goals, and spearhead fundraising activities. The Executive Director oversees daily operations, conservation and exhibition efforts, public outreach, financial management, board and staff development. An ability to leverage relationships, successful fundraising, and grant administration are required.

3) Education and Interpretation Docents, Independence Seaport Museum, closes June 15

4) Intern/Jr. Survey Tech, TerraSond

TerraSond’s summer work load has necessitated the search for a seasonal Jr. Survey Technician. Under supervision of the Houston Office Manager, Project Managers and senior Survey Technicians, the Junior Survey Technician is responsible for assisting with conducting and processing surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth’s surface and underwater using electronic measuring equipment and other surveying instruments. Duties include assisting the Houston manager with survey related tasks, including data processing, reporting, data presentation, field survey, and daily administrative tasks.  Will participate in the production of deliverables, proof reading reports, creation of data examples and tables, help keep the office in order, testing equipment, computers and software, and any other tasks designated by Houston Manager.  This position is a temporary, hourly, summer position based in Houston, Texas and requires travel. Residency inside of the greater Houston metro area is mandatory.

11 May 2012

1) East Carolina University, Diving and Water Safety Officer, closes may 18

2) Summer Intern
New London Maritime Society, New London, CT
The Custom House Maritime Museum,, seeks a self-starter who loves the water as a summer intern. The intern will work a flexible part-time schedule of Tuesday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. A small stipend is available. The intern will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of managing a small community maritime museum. Responsibilities also will include assisting with special activities, such as the annual Chowda’ Fest and three Lighthouse Weekends. Students with a background in boating, maritime history, studio art, history or business are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to: Director, Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320.

3)  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.

Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction, 17-23 September 2012

There are still places available in the Flinders University intensive topic Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction scheduled from 17 to 23 September 2012.
This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships.  This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on—students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises.

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:
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Post Doc in Maritime Archaeology

Flinders University Vice Chancellor’s Postdoc Research Fellowship, closes 25 June.

Contact for more information:

Jennifer F. McKinnon, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology | Department of Archaeology President | Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) Flinders University GPO Box 2100 Adelaide, South Australia 5001
P: +61 8 8201 5875
F: +61 8 8201 2784
CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Program in Maritime Archaeology:
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Staff page:

Summer Course in diving, maritime history, and archaeology

This summer, join NOAA archaeologists and historians in beautiful northeast Michigan! In partnership with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena Community College (ACC) is offering summer courses in diving, maritime history and archaeology, and Great Lakes policy issues.
For more information on the summer programs, or for information about ACC’s new Marine Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, please visit their website at:

These exciting summer classes are for everyone: students, parents, retirees, or simply those wanting to dive into the rich maritime history of the Great Lakes.