University of West Florida 2013 Maritime Archaeology Field School

2013 University of West Florida Field School Application is open, apply today, kicks off 13 May.

29 March 2013

1) PostDoc Associate, Social Science, Florida A&M University, closes 10 May

Florida A&M University, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar in socio-economics within its Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC). This position will be located at the Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to engage in the activities of the Center. The ECSC is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Science Centers program and is multidisciplinary, focusing on the natural and social sciences that will support effective management with regards to our coastal and marine natural assets. TAMUCC is a partner institution of the ECSC and leads the Socio-Economic focus area.


 2) The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is looking for an Associate Curator.

This position provides curatorial expertise with an emphasis on aerospace history and technology. S/he assists with the research, planning, and implementation of temporary, long-term, and interactive exhibitions pertaining to aerospace subjects and other topics. The Associate Curator assists with the development of the Museum’s collections and archives. S/he works closely with internal and external partners including vendors, scholars, former crew members, and the public. An integral member of the Museum’s curatorial team, the Assistant Curator represents the Museum with a high degree of professionalism.
Candidate must have a Master’s degree and four (4) or more years relevant work experience, preferably in a museum context. Knowledge of the history and/or technology of the U.S. space program, with an emphasis on manned spaceflight preferred. The candidate must have excellent writing skills with experience writing grants and writing for family-friendly exhibits. Strong proficiency in Microsoft office including proficiency with word processing, database, and mastery of spreadsheet software is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail skills and ability to multi task effectively. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, including the ability to manage and track multiple project schedules and related financial data. This candidate will be able to supervise, train and motivate staff effectively with strong team building skills. He/She will have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. An ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful is highly valued. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and other overtime as necessary.
For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to:
Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements. NO PHONE CALLS.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


3) Director of the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library, Independence Seaport Museum, closes April 8

Submerged Prehistoric Underwater Archaeology Field School

Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute submerged prehistoric underwater archaeology Field School, Aucilla River, Florida, May 20-June 28, sign up today!

The prehistoric underwater archaeological field school will take place in the Aucilla River of North Florida. The primary activities will be a scuba survey of a mile-long section of the lower river followed by controlled surface collection as a prelude to our excavation of a well-known inundated Paleoindian site.

Field School.


Lighhouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) Summer 2013 Maritime Archaeology Field School

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to announce our Summer Field School.

This year the field school will be held from May 27th – June 21st  at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. This comprehensive 4-week practicum will focus on the continued excavation of an 18th century shipwreck. Discovered in 2009, excavations began on this wreck site during the summer of 2010. Artifacts recovered from this site indicate that it is a late 18th century wreck known as the Storm Wreck of unknown origin. Recent discoveries include hardware and rigging components, navigational and carpentry tools, a series of cast-iron and copper cauldrons, a small flintlock pistol and six cannon and the ship’s bell. This summer’s activities will include mapping, recording and excavating an area adjacent to the 2010-2012 excavation units. Students will work alongside instructors to record and recover artifacts associated with this wreck.

A field school is an irreplaceable component in the education of any student pursuing a career in archaeology. Each June, LAMP oversees an intense 4 week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in a marine survey and underwater excavation of a historic shipwreck site. In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving and seamanship and laboratory analysis. LAMP has partnered with a variety of universities, including Flinders University, Florida State University, Syracuse University and Plymouth State University, to organize and implement this four-credit course. For the 2013 Field School, four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit are available through Plymouth State University.

More information on previous Field Schools is available on our Field School blog.

Students will be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis (magnetometer & side scan sonar), artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. The field school will also host an evening lecture series with field school instructors and visiting professionals from various public, private and academic institutions throughout Florida.


• Students must be scuba-certified and qualify as a scientific diver through AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) or a similar institution, or else qualify as a scientific-diver-in-training through LAMP’s scientific diver program. These requirements include a specific medical exam to be completed prior to field school and a swim test to be conducted upon arrival. More information and downloads of the medical exam form and other required paperwork are available below.
Medical exam form and other required paperwork.
Please download and read this note on our diving conditions and requirements.
• Students must have DAN diving accident insurance or an equivalent policy.
• Students must hold current CPR and First Aid certifications.


LAMP maintains a Field House on five acres of rural property just outside St. Augustine. Expect dormitory-type conditions though the house is furnished with air conditioning, two bathrooms and a fully-operational kitchen. Students should provide their own bedding (sheets, pillow, blanket, etc). If students wish to camp on the land around the field house they should bring their own tent/gear.
Meals will be communal and prepared each day by the field school participants on a rotating basis. Each student will be assigned to a weekly Kitchen Patrol roster. The budget for purchasing food is derived from the field school fee charged to all students. Students are responsible for their own food on weekends.

Online Application Forms and Fees

The fee for the field school is $2,900 for students seeking academic credit and $3,200 for students not seeking credit. A $250 deposit is due upon acceptance and the remainder is due on the first day of class; all fees are payable to LAMP. This fee includes housing, food (except on weekends when you are responsible for your own food), all diving gear (other than mask, fins, snorkels, & booties), air fills, dive locker, classroom and laboratory facilities. The deposit and remaining balance may be paid with check or credit card. Graduate or undergraduate credit is available through Plymouth State University or through your own institution, if appropriate arrangements are made, at additional expense paid directly to the school for tuition. Plymouth State University tuition costs as of 2012 are as follows:

Undergraduate In-state (New Hampshire): $380.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate Out-of-state: $418.00 per credit hour
Graduate In-state: $512.00 per credit hour
Graduate Out-of-state: $559.00 per credit hour

Students may receive four credit hours for completing the full four week program. Tuition must be paid separately through the university issuing credit and the tuition cost is separate from the Field School fee payable to LAMP.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from St. Augustine, Florida. Students are also responsible for the required diving insurance, diving medical exam and CPR/First Aid before the start of the course, as outlined below.
Please download the application package, which consists of three one-page forms, and complete each form either digitally or by hand. When finished, please send to Dr. Sam Turner by email, fax or regular mail:

Dr. Sam Turner
Director of Archaeology, LAMP
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080 USA
Fax: 904-808-1248 Phone: 904-829-0745

Participation in the Field School can be competitive depending on the numbers of applicants, which have been increasing each year. While not required, you may submit a resume and/or letters of recommendation with your application.
If you have any other questions, please call or email Dr. Turner at

Enterprise Fellow in Marine Archaeology

Enterprise Fellow in Marine Archaeology, National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, closes 28 April.

Over the last decade the University of Southampton has been undertaking commercially funded research work in all aspects of underwater archaeology. This has involved environmental assessments and the development of mitigation strategies for some of the largest coastal and offshore infrastructure projects currently being undertaken on the UK shelf. This job aims to consolidate and extend this work by providing a platform for a mid-career stage archaeologist/marine scientist to both undertake work on existing projects and to actively pursue such contract work both in the UK and abroad. The post has been initially supported for 24 months but the anticipation is that through the successful growth of work in this sector it should lead to a long term role.

The successful candidate will be based in Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton but the work will be jointly supported by both OES and Archaeology. Although the primary role of this position is to focus on extant and new commercial contract opportunities this will be done within an active research environment, the post being allied to both the Centre of Maritime Archaeology and the Geology and Geophysics group of the University.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD or equivalent in one or more of the following: Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Geophysics and Geology.  You will also possess a detailed understanding and knowledge of commercial archaeological practice and use of GIS.

26 March 2013

1) Historic Ships in Baltimore, a division of Living Classrooms Foundation, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Chief: Ships, Facilities and Collections Care. The Chief: Ships, Facilities and Collections Care reports to the Executive Director and is in charge, primarily, of the day to day, mid-term and long-term maintenance and preservation of the Historic Ships fleet, buildings and storage spaces and the supervision of maintenance and preservation staff. Qualified candidates must have knowledge of both steel and wooden ship construction and maintenance, electrical and mechanical systems, plumbing and HVAC, be willing and able to cultivate, manage, work with and supervise volunteers and exhibit proficiency and experience in project planning and management, material procurement and personnel management. Qualified candidates should also exhibit a familiarity with historic vessel preservation, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation, and basic collections management. Finally, a qualified candidate must be able to show that they can produce quality results and work cohesively as a member of the team at Historic Ships in Baltimore.
The regular work week for the Chief: Ships, Facilities and Collections Care is Tuesday through Saturday to take full advantage of, and to supervise and interact with the volunteer force, who are primarily on site on Saturdays. While in many respects a managerial position, prospective candidates must also be physically able to access all areas on board the vessels of our historic fleet and engage in physical activity similar to that of a shipyard worker.
Interested candidates must provide the following information:
Cover letter, Resume, and any supporting information, Salary requirements, At least three professional references. These should be sent via e-mail to: with Historic Ships Chief: Ships, Facilities and Collections Care Search in the subject line, or via regular mail to the following address: Human Resources, Living Classrooms Foundation, Historic Ships Chief: Ships, Facilities and Collections Care Search, 802 S. Caroline Street , Baltimore, MD 21231.  Applications should be received no later than Friday, March 29, 2013.

2) Alan Pearsall Postdoc  Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, closes 5 April

3) Lecturer in Maritime/Naval History, closes 9 April

As a specialist in Maritime or Naval History, you will join the History and Art History department at Plymouth from 1st September 2013. Maritime/Naval history is an exciting new post created to develop and expand existing strengths of the History team at Plymouth. We understand Marine/Naval history to include but not to be limited to: oceanic and global networks and trade, interest in port towns, maritime security/ military operations, diasporas and migrations, maritime culture and economic studies.

4) Ship Maintenance, Battleship Texas, closes 5 April

5) New hydrographic surveyor jobs throughout the US.

Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History Internship

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Institute of Maritime History (IMH)
Autumn 2013
IMH is a volunteer, tax-exempt, educational society devoted to underwater archaeology and maritime historical research. Our field operations are based at Tall Timbers in southern Maryland. Our board of directors includes three professional underwater archaeologists and two experienced avocationals. Beneficiaries of our work include the State Historic Preservation Officers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Florida; the US
Marine Corps Base Quantico VA; Mount Vernon; Syracuse University; and others.

We want interns to develop and implement a publicity campaign in the Washington DC area to publicize our work in order to attract active new members and private funding. The campaign should include graphic arts and media. Interns would participate in archaeological fieldwork during the summer and fall to understand the nature of our activities.
Fieldwork includes scanning with sidescan sonar and magnetometer, diving with SCUBA gear to map the sites, and reporting the sites to State Historic Preservation Officers. Our plans for fieldwork in 2013 include the following:

For more information please email or phone (302)-222-4721.

P.O. Box 108
Tall Timbers MD 20690