Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics

South Australia – Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics


Dates: November 18th – 21st 2014

Project Description:  This topic will provide students the opportunity to study marine geophysics for archaeology in both theoretical and practical application. The topic will be delivered with specialist support from Dr Paul Baggaley who has over a decade of experience in developing the industry-leading geophysics team for Wessex Archaeology (Paul and his team have carried out over 100 maritime archaeology projects in the United Kingdom). Students will benefit from lectures and will be introduced to data processing and interpretation, which they will carry out under supervision. Students will become familiar with a professional workflow and specialist software familiarization. Students will also participate in an offshore survey (weather dependent) to acquire data over a historic shipwreck. They will then have the opportunity to review and interpret that data as part of this intensive four-day practicum.


There are different costs associated with this course depending on your enrollment:

Flinders University Students
The normal 4.5-unit topic fee for archaeology (students may choose to defer payment via HECS), plus a fee (to be advised) to cover course materials. Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees, plus a fee (to be advised) to cover course materials.

Overseas Participants
AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).

Non-Flinders University Australian Students
AUD$1750 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST).

Getting credit for a short course

Flinders University Students receive 4.5 units of credit towards their degree.

Overseas Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8156, a 4.5-unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate their own credit transfer with their home institution.

Non-Flinders University Australian Students receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8811.  You should be able to receive credit at your home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5-unit Flinders University graduate topic.  If you wish to have this unit of study credited to your home university degree, you should check that the Certificate of Achievement will suffice for the purpose, as we will be unable to issue an academic transcript.

Project Directors and Contact Information: Dr. Jonathan Benjamin (;

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Researcher, Marine Heritage Resources & Resource Management

Saint Mary’s University, Canada

Researcher, Marine Heritage Resources & Resource Management, closes 27 June

The Department of Anthropology is seeking an experienced Researcher (“Consultant”) for a service contract to study marine heritage resources and marine heritage resource management practices in Nova Scotia. The Consultant will be required to conduct a policy review, interview stakeholders, and examine best practices in international marine heritage resource management. The resulting Report will chart challenges and opportunities for a marine heritage research and resource management collaboration between Saint Mary’s University and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

As the successful Consultant, your qualifications will be as follows:

A minimum MA in Marine Archaeology, Marine Heritage Resource Management, or a related field,
At least 5 years of marine archaeological field experience,
Demonstrated capacity for research and writing,
A successful record of project management including community consultation, and
Capacity to engage in limited travel within Nova Scotia (Valid Driver’s License and Access to a Reliable Vehicle)

The Consultant is expected to attend monthly meetings with the project management team at Saint Mary’s University and submit:

1. A progress report in September 2014
2. A final Report and oral presentation of results in January 2015.

Alternate link to posting.


3 June 2014

1) Assistant Curator, River & Rowing Museum, no closing date (ncd)

2) Director, History of Diving Museum, ncd

3) Maintenance Specialist, Battleship Texas, closes June 11

Under the direction of the Ship Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for repair/restoration and work documentation duties of the Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site.

4) PhD Position, Coastal Geomorphology and Paleo Sea Levels, University of Bremen, closes June 15

5) Educator, USS Constitution Museum
Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a positive, memorable experience where visitors can learn and connect to history. This seasonal (June- October 31) part-time position is responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences, including families and Pre K-12th grade students; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. Ideal candidates possess strong customer service, organizational, oral and written communication skills; a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred. Must be able to work Sundays-Wednesdays. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.

6) Offshore Marine Surveyors and Offshore Marine Survey Party Chiefs, C&C Technology, apply today


2 positions open, Archaeological Conservation

LAMP and the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum are seeking two positions, one full-time Assistant Archaeological Conservator and one part-time Archaeological Conservation Technician, to start in July 2014. These positions are grant-funded and will last two years (July 2014 through June 2016). The primary objective of these positions will be to assist LAMP’s Archaeological Conservator in the treatment of artifacts recovered from the Storm Wreck, a Loyalist refugee vessel lost at the end of the American Revolution in December 1782 offshore St. Augustine. A significant assemblage of material culture has been recovered from the shipwreck to date, including cannons, firearms, cauldrons and other cookware, tableware, buttons, buckles, other personal items, tools, hardware, ship’s equipment, navigational instruments, and the ship’s bell. Successful applicants will have appropriate experience and training in the conservation of waterlogged archaeological materials, and will be able to interact with the public as our conservation laboratory is housed on the museum grounds and engages with the public whenever appropriate.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and LAMP are equal opportunity employers. The Museum may be able to provide housing to successful applicants, in a dorm-like setting shared with other program participants (students, interns, visiting scientists, etc), if desired.

For further information, please contact LAMP’s Archaeological Conservator Starr Cox at Cover letters and vitae may be emailed to Brenda Swann, the Lighthouse’s Director of Collections, Interpretation, and Programming, at