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.