Archeologist, NOAA National Ocean Service, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

This position will be located in the National Ocean Services (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS), located in Newport News, VA.

Closes November 5th, apply today.

The individual selected for this position will: * Lead and conduct technical studies to inventory, assess and characterize heritage resources and cultural landscapes.  

*Conduct regulatory oversight of activities that may impact maritime heritage resources. * Develop and coordinate education, outreach, and science activities related to maritime heritage. *Carry out the policies and purposes of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, relevant Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders. *Conduct underwater research, including scuba diving and/or use of specialized underwater research technology. *Conduct scuba diving investigations of maritime heritage resources and conduct remote sensing and remotely operated vehicle surveys as appropriate in support of this work. *Conduct historical research to document historic resources in and around the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. *Coordinates the preparation and submission of site nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places (includes properties) in coordination with state and site managers and partner agencies.

Call for Student Projects in Underwater Archaeology

Any research project at postgraduate level with a hydrographic component is allowed. Applications include hydrography, dredging, oil & gas, ports & harbours, renewables, environmental surveys, underwater archaeology and geo-sciences. The field work should not exceed two weeks and must be performed in Europe. The project (including report) must be finished by 30 September 2013.

Apply before 31 December.

FY 2013 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

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. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.5 and maintain full-time student status for every term, and for the duration of their award. 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 of support for a four to six week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Completion of one (1) program collaboration is required for every Doctoral scholarship award, with a second recommended, but not required. For Master’s degree level scholars, completion of program collaboration is strongly recommended, but is not required. A maximum of $94,000 may be provided to Master degree students (up to 2 years of support and one program collaboration opportunity) and up to $188,000 may be provided to Doctoral students (up to 4 years of support and two program collaboration opportunities). Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients will be required to participate in a NOAA Orientation Training to meet with Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) staff at a date and location to be determined during the month of either July or August, 2013. If scholarships have not been awarded before this mandatory training, recipients may be required to incur pre-award costs that will be reimbursed after award funds have been issued. The program collaboration opportunity is designed to allow scholars to participate in research activities for four to six weeks at a field office of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, or other NOAA program offices. Federal support for the program collaboration may be used toward allowable costs such as: travel to and from the NOAA facility, housing, per diem, laboratory costs, research vessel support, and consumables while conducting research at the NOAA facility. Scholars are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the program collaboration. Master’s degree level scholars must identify their program collaboration in the first year, and Doctoral scholars must identify their program collaboration within the first two years. Approval from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is required prior to embarking on the program collaboration. Additional information about the scholarship can be obtained in the full announcement text of the Federal Funding Opportunity.

Closes December 6, 2012.

25 October 2012

1) Ship Technician, Cutty Sark, closes 12 November

2) Assistant Site Coordinator, Cape Henry Lighthouse, ncd

Preservation Virginia seeks enthusiastic and dynamic Assistant Site Coordinator for Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

3) Director, US Naval Academy Museum, closes December 2012

The Naval Academy Museum Director serves as part of the Academic Dean and Provost’s staff, and furthers the development of the Brigade of Midshipmen by managing a repository for works of art, documents, ship models, and other objects pertaining to the history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and the Naval Academy.  The Director supervises the Museum staff, and gives guidance to the collection, recording, preservation, and display of objects, documents, and works of art of historical interest.  The Director also administers programs to make items of historical interest available for research; serves as an educational and inspirational resource for the Brigade of Midshipmen, other students of naval history, and visitors; provides collections and items of historical interest for exhibit by other museums, working with alumni groups in preserving naval heritage.

4) Multiple Positions at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

5) Supervisory Museum Curator, US Naval War College, closes 25 October

Research Asst. Scientist- Coastal and Marine Science, Marine Archaeology

University of Florida and the Florida Aquarium, The Assistant Research Scientist is expected to develop an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in the field of marine and coastal science as evidenced by the production of peer-reviewed journal articles and the successful application, management and execution of grants and other fundraising initiatives. The focus of the research will be on marine and coastal science issues which support the management and sustainability of the state’s multi-billion dollar saltwater sport fishing industry and currently established and future conservation and research initiatives associated with The Florida Aquarium.

Specific research topics might include, but are not limited to, coral culture and restoration, marine fish breeding, dolphin ID, marine archaeology, and coastal and marine habitat conservation, e.g., coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove stands.

Closes November 1, apply today.

24th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific

24th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific


February 15-18, 2013 (Presidents’ Day weekend)
Honolulu, Hawai`i

Co-sponsored by the Marine Option Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands (MAHHI) Foundation

Conference Theme:
*Evolving Cultural Landscapes in the Maritime World*

Paper topics are not limited to this theme but special consideration will be given to abstracts that incorporate this message.  Special topics

•   Indigenous and maritime cultural landscapes

•   African Americans in maritime history

•   2012 maritime archaeology projects

•   Maritime heritage in the Pacific general session

ABSTRACTS should be no more than 300 words and include a title, name(s) of presenters and affiliation. All presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

Deadline for Abstracts is December 1, 2012

Abstract submission form available online. Please email your abstract and contact information to:

For more information about the conference (and past abstracts), go to:

All presenters will be notified by December 15, 2012

Funding for Underwater Cultural Heritage

Universita Della Calabria, closes 29 October

Development of innovative solutions for the diagnostics and the conservation of underwater cultural heritage:
The main goal of the research is the study of innnovative solutions for supporting the in-situ conservation of underwater cultural heritage. The candidate will participate to the design and manufacturing of some prototypes of tools to be mounted on ROV or used by scuba divers. The activity includes the support to the experimentation of the devices in an underwater archaeological site in order to validate the tools.

12 October 2012

1) Museum Programme Coordinator, Navy Museum, New Zealand, closes 19 October

2) Documentation Assistant, SS Great Britain Trust, closes 29 October

3) Collections Assistant, Vancouver Maritime Museum, closes 26 October

4) Outreach Coordinator, Long Island Sound Study, closes 31 October

5) One Year Mellon-Sawyer Postdoc in Marine Environmental History, UC Santa Barbara, closes 13 January

The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (2013-14) in marine environmental history, broadly conceived. Applicants should have interdisciplinary interests but may specialize in historical or political ecology or geography, cultural, contemporary, or environmental history, or the histories of science, art, or literature. The fellowship will be part of a temporary research center in marine environmental history funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s John E. Sawyer seminar series, which supports collaborative and comparative scholarship on the “historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments.” The fellow will not teach courses, but will assist in the organization of public events, study groups, and symposia, as well as the production of publications related to the center’s activities.

Educator Outreach at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Huron Pines AmeriCorps is now accepting applications for a educator outreach position at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary! Closes November 26, 2012. 
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the nation’s only freshwater sanctuary, protects one of America’s best-preserved and historically significant collections of submerged archaeological sites. In partnership with the AmeriCorps program, we are able to offer a rewarding full-time opportunity for an individual to help our organization fulfill its mission through enhanced education and outreach efforts. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with outreach and educational programming to reach the diverse groups that use Thunder Bay NMS. To fill this position, we will be looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and is able to manage multiple tasks and communicate very well through both public speaking and writing. A successful candidate should also be comfortable working with diverse audiences both indoors and outdoors.

2013 Conservation Field School

Flinders University 2013 (22-26 April) Conservation Field School, sign up today!

This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts.  It is designed to provide students with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments.  It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage.

5 October 2012

1) SS Great Britain Trust, Museums and Schools Project Officer, closes October 22

2) Caird Senior Research Fellow, National Maritime Museum, closes October 31

The fellowship is tenable for one year to support high-quality research on the Museum’s collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history.

3) Caird & Sackler Short-Term Fellowships, National Maritime Museum, closes October 31

These awards, in the fields of maritime history and the history of navigation and astronomy, are for periods of up to three months to encourage research into the Museum’s collections by overseas scholars, museum professionals or those living at a distance from London.

4) Archivists (2 Positions), Department of the Navy, close October 10

This position is located in the Archives Branch, Histories and Archives Division, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). The Archives Branch is responsible for the management and service of Navy records and documents of historical value, including Navy records sent to the NHHC. As an Archivist, you will be responsible for providing reference and research services of permanently valuable records preserved as documentary evidence and maintain the reference inquiry database.