Research Fellow at the University of Southampton

University of Southampton Research Fellow, closes 28 March

Faculties of Humanities: Disciplines of History and Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton

The Evolution of English Shipping Capacity and Shipboard Communities from the early 15th Century to Drake’s Circumnavigation (1577)

The successful applicant will be based at the University of Southampton and will be supervised by Dr Craig Lambert in the Discipline of History and Professor Jon Adams in the Discipline of Maritime Archaeology.

28 February 2014

1) Exhibits Specialist, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, closes 4 March

This position is located in the Exhibit Division, at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC.  The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display appropriate memorabilia representative of the development, growth and historic heritage of naval aviation.


2) Exhibits Specialist, Naval Undersea Museum, closes 4 March

The primary duty station for this position is located at the Naval Undersea Museum (NUM) in Keyport, Washington. NUM is a component of Navy Museums Northwest (NMNW), also comprising the Puget Sound Navy Museum (PSNM) in Bremerton, Washington.  The Exhibit Specialist also holds exhibit fabrication duties at both NUM and PSNM.  NMNW is a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. The mission of the Naval Undersea Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret naval undersea heritage, science, and operations for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States. The museum accomplishes its mission through programs of artifact collection, interpretation, education, and publication. The interpretation and display of artifacts are central to the mission of the museum.


3) Assistant Professor in Maritime and Naval History, Sorbonne, apply today

Paris-IV Sorbonne University is currently inviting applications for an Assistant Professor position in Maritime and Naval History from Antiquity to the contemporary world. The appointee will join the Humanities department of the French Naval Academy in Lanvéoc-Poulmic. Interdisciplinary skills and innovative pedagogical practices are required as the Assistant Professor will also support ethical training and geopolitics teaching. Applicants are also required to show their ability to develop research programs between Paris-IV Sorbonne University inside the Research and Higher Education Cluster “Sorbonne Universities”, the French Naval Academy and the Academy’s Research Institute. A good knowledge of both the maritime and military world will be appreciated.

More information is here, follow this link if you can read French!

27 February 2014

1) Museum Education Specialist, National Museum of the United States Navy, closes 3 March

This position performs major education, public programming, and public relations duties in the Education and Public Programs section of the National Museum of the United States Navy, of the Naval History and Heritage Command. This position is located in the National Museum of the United States Navy in the Washington Navy Yard.

2) Museum Technician, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, closes 3 March

This position is located in the Museum and Collections Division, at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum (HRNV) in Norfolk, VA. The purpose of the position is to assist in the design, development, and implementation of educational programs, and employs a variety of media and educational techniques in order to demonstrate the significance of HRNM’s artifact and archival collection.

3) Museum Curator, US Naval Academy, closes 3 March

You will serve as the principal adviser to the Museum Director, as a museum curator, on matters relating to the Beverly R. Robinson Collection of Historic Naval Prints.  This involves an analysis of the collection; identifying gaps in the historic content of the collection, either chronological or regarding specific events; reviewing auction house, or other sales catalogs, and otherwise being familiar with pending sales of prints that may be desirable to add to the collection; advising the Director when such prints are available, ad n if deemed desirable and affordable, coordinating the purchase of the items using the Beverly R. Robinson gift fund that was set aside for this purpose.

Naval Academy Museum Curator

Museum Curator, Naval Academy, closes March 3, 2014.

This position is located at the Naval Academy Museum, in Annapolis, Maryland.  The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the artifacts and art that are the physical heritage of the United States Navy in order to instil in Midshipmen a knowledge of the history and heritage of the US Navy and Naval academy, to demonstrate to the public the contributions of Academy graduates to the military services and the Nation and to motivate a desire to become part of the Brigade of Midshipmen and begin a career of service to the Nation and the interpretation of artifacts and their display to the general public and visiting tourist in the Annapolis, MD area and DoD personnel is central to the Museum’s mission.

Underwater Archaeologist, Naval History and Heritage Command

Underwater Archaeologist, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 28 February

This position is at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Department of the Navy (DoN), Washington, DC. Responsible for managing and conducting archaeological research and survey on the Navy’s over 17,000 sunken military craft. Conserves and curates artifacts associated with Navy sunken military craft and undertakes public outreach initiatives to inform the Navy and the public of their maritime heritage.   Please ensure you review the qualifications portions of this posting closely for eligibility requirements.

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar
May 15-17, 2014
Marathon, Florida

Presented by:
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR)
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)

The Spring 2014 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS, INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to teach the Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.

This three-day seminar will include two evenings of classroom-based learning and one day of in-field training. A welcome meet-n-greet will be held on the evening of May 14. Please contact Jeff Moates of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (information below) before April 15 for more information and to find out how to reserve your space in the Seminar.

AAA Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Internship

Program Details:
The American Anthropological Association is pleased to offer two internship opportunities funded by member donations for the summer of 2014.

Internships are six weeks in length from June 30 through August 8, 2014.  Internships are unpaid however; interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.

Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, Virginia, and the other 60 percent of their time working on-site at one of two locations described below.


  • Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
  • First Year Graduate students (completing the first year of graduate work by June 2014)

Applications will be accepted beginning February 10.

NHHC Internship
The Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), the official history program of the Department of the Navy, is located at Washington’s historical Navy Yard. The office serves four main functions:

  • Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation & Policy Development  Resource management involves implementing an overall cultural heritage policy, ensuring Navy remains in compliance with federal laws and regulations, forming a sunken military craft inventory, crafting individual site management plans, coordinating violation enforcement, coordinating human remains issues, and extensive collaboration with federal, state, local agencies, international counterparts, the non-profit sector, the private sector and the public to best manage sunken military craft.
  • Archaeological & Historical Research Intrinsically tied to the management of sunken military craft are the inventory, survey, assessment, documentation, research and monitoring of these ship and aircraft wrecks.  NHHC undertakes archaeological research as a lead agency, as a collaborator, as a guide, and as a monitor and permit-issuer in the case of external archaeological surveys and/or actions that disturb sunken military craft.
  • Artifact Conservation & Curation –  All historic artifacts recovered from an underwater environment require some form of conservation and a proper curation environment to remain in a stable condition. NHHC, via its Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory, is directly responsible for about 9,000 artifacts originating from sunken military craft.
  • Education, Public Relations & Information Dissemination Public education and outreach is a fundamental mission component of NHHC as it helps promote the Navy’s heritage and preserve its sunken military craft from disturbance. Information dissemination occurs through channels such as publications, presentations, lectures, a web and social media presence, and press coverage is pursued on a regular basis.

Interns can expect to work on tasks such as: preparing, undertaking, or following up on field investigations; conducting archaeological and historical research; reviewing, editing or preparing reports; synthesizing information and preparing policy or case study briefings; conserving artifacts; assisting with the UAB artifact inventory, management, and loan programs; coordinating partner and inter-agency correspondence; and participating in public outreach and education initiatives such as tours, lectures, presentations, and web presence.

5 February 2013

1) Public Affairs Specialist, closes 10 February

This position serves as a Social Media Expert will monitor, maintain, develop, and produce digital content for all the Naval History and Heritage Command’s official social media sites, as well as monitor and mentor all the official US Naval Museum’s social-media activity to ensure quality control, communication message alignment, and limit frequent numerous postings.

2) Historian, closes 10 February

This position is for the Lead Historian, located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard.  The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to: collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations; advance the knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services; make naval history and heritage “come alive” for our Sailors and Marines to enhance readiness and esprit de corps; and remind America of its need to maintain a strong Navy and Marine Corps to protect its citizens, their freedoms, and the nation’s maritime commerce.

3) Archivist, closes 10 February

This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

This position is located in the Archives Branch at the 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 in accordance with SECNAV M-5210.1. Work encompasses accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving and servicing of the photograph and film records in the archive.  This responsibility includes providing reference service that employs (1) knowledge of archival library and other research resources, (2) grasp of the subject matter and substance of the inquiry, and (3) an understanding of the point of view and the needs of the researcher.  Reference services range from providing specific images in response to explicit inquiries, to providing professional research support, advice and consultation to government officials or scholars concerned with locating and studying photographs and other visual records related to broad or complex subjects.

Maritime Archaeologist

Heritage Officer (Maritime Archaeologist)
Heritage Victoria has responsibility for administration of the Heritage Act 1995, which enables the identification and protection of a wide range of cultural heritage places and objects in Victoria, including shipwreck and maritime heritage. It advises private owners, local and State government, industry and the general community on heritage matters. Heritage Victoria’s aim is to make heritage identification, protection and management accessible and easily understood. Heritage Victoria employs a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated heritage professionals. Heritage Victoria supports the Heritage Council of Victoria, an independent statutory authority, and administers the Heritage Act 1995 and the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (under delegation).

Position Details

Heritage Officer (Maritime Archaeologist) – VPS Grade 3

· $57,764 – $70,137 plus superannuation
· Full Time / Fixed Term: until 30 June 2016

As the Heritage Officer (Maritime Archaeologist), you will contribute to the work of a specialist team delivering Heritage Victoria’s statutory functions and programs. You will also provide advice on the conservation (assessments, consents, permits and other) of historic shipwrecks and heritage sites, places and objects. You will provide the technical recommendations required to deliver statutory functions and programs.

Do you have a recognised tertiary qualification in Maritime Archaeology? Do you have a well developed knowledge and understanding of Australian history and archaeological theory, research and assessment practices and cultural resource management and protection principles and issues? If so, this may be the role for you…

Candidates can apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria, by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
Refer to position number 500984

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 February 2014

Department:     Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
Work Type:     Fixed term – full time
Job Function:     Other
Classification:     VPSG3
Work Location:     Melbourne – CBD
Reference:     VG/DTPLI/PLAN/500984
Closing Date:     19-Feb-2014
Salary Range:     $57,764 – $70,137
Job Duration:     until 30/6/2016