27 February 2015

1) Great Lakes Naval Museum 2015 Internships


2) Watercraft Manager, NC Maritime Museum, closes March 9

This position is the Watercraft Center Manager at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, N.C. in its Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Responsibilities include overseeing the watercraft center’s physical plant; maintaining and replenishing shop equipment and materials; supervising day-to-day activities in the watercraft center in cooperation with the boatbuilder; overseeing the physical condition of the museum’s in-the-water fleet of traditional watercraft; support related museum groups such as the Traditional Small Craft Association & the Carolina Maritime Model Society. Work schedule will vary to meet programming needs & may include weekends & holiday hours.


3) Alan Pearsall Postdoc Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, closes April 11

The Alan Pearsall Fellowship, administered by the Institute, is awarded for postdoctoral research into any aspect of Naval or Maritime History, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the present day. The stipend for this award will be £22,784 for the 2015–16 session.


4) Museum Educator, USS Constitution

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 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. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history. 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. One weekend day is required.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to jzanolli@ussconstitutionmuseum.org. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE.

BOEM Alaska Region Sociocultural Specialist

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Alaska Region has responsibility for evaluating, leasing, and managing marine mineral resources and related operations on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

The incumbent serves as the Socio-Cultural Specialist in EAS-I and functions as an Alaska Region technical analyst for issues and impact analyses on subsistence activities, cultural systems, environmental justices, and historic and prehistoric archaeological resources.

Closes March 10.


Nautical Archaeology Society Field School

Expanding its reputation as the leader in Nautical Archaeology education in the Great Lakes, Northwestern Michigan College will host a Nautical Archaeology Society 2015 International Field School.

This two week event will be held on the main campus between July 12th and July 26th. . It will consist of taught courses and the supervised archaeological survey of a historic shipwreck in Northport, Grand Traverse Bay and an early Archaic site on the shore of an inland lake. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in underwater archaeology to train with NAS instructors and students from around the world.

Week one consists of an introduction to foreshore and underwater archaeology and the supervised survey of either a dry-land or underwater archaeological site. The second week consists of a series of day-long specialty courses covering topics such as: archaeological surveying, artifact typology, ship and boat construction, flint knapping, Native American settlement in northwest Michigan, documentary research, underwater archaeological surveying and archaeological illustration. These courses are open to anyone interested and no previous experience is necessary.

For more details please visit: http://www.nasnmc.com

Dr. Mark W. Holley
111 E. Front Street
Ovid, MI 48866

Naval History Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, is offering the following competitive incentives to pursue original work in the history of the United States Navy for the academic year 2015-2016.

The Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U. S. Naval History.
The fellowship includes a stipend of $10,000 for the fellowship year (September 2015- June 2016) plus a travel grant for travel twice to the command’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, not on active duty in the armed forces; be enrolled in a recognized graduate school; have completed requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by June 30, 2015; and have an approved dissertation topic in the field of U.S. naval history.

The Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Graduate Research Grant.
The grant of up to $2,500 is intended to assist a graduate student in the research and writing of U.S. naval history in fulfillment of the requirements of a master’s or doctoral degree by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research process for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Applicants must be citizens of the United States enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in history or a closely related field in a recognized graduate school.

The Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant.
The grant of up to $2,500 is intended to assist a scholar in the research or writing of a book or article by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication, related to the research process. Proposals that have high promise of filling gaps in the literature of U.S. naval history that the Naval History and Heritage Command has identified as of higher interest are eligible for consideration. The command’s list of priority subjects in U.S. naval history is posted on the command’s website, http://www.history.navy.mil, and is regularly updated. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and hold a Ph.D. degree from an accredited university, awarded no later than March 31, 2015, or equivalent attainment as a published author.

The Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship.
The scholarship provides a $5,000 cash award to one active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field. The award is to help pay for expenses related to research, travel, and the purchase of books or other educational materials.

Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2015 Announcement of Awards: in May 2015

For details and application forms, visit http://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/grants-and- fellowships.html.

Send application materials either in hard copy to Naval History & Heritage Command, Senior Historian, 805 Kidder Breese St., SE, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060, or as pdf by email to michael.crawford@navy.mil.

Senior Acquisitions Editor US Naval Institute Press

The United States Naval Institute, a non-profit publisher in Annapolis, MD, seeks permanent, full-time Senior Acquisitions Editor. The incumbent is a key contributor to the success of the Press, helping it to grow and develop its current strengths (e.g., naval history & biography; national security, broadly defined) by acquiring and developing new saleable content, building new strengths in emerging and under served fields that are relevant to the mission of the US Naval Institute, and participating in USNI wide digital publishing and web initiatives.

Manages books series, including the Association of the US Army; New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology; and Library of Naval Biography

Apply today.

Contract Notice, Underwater Archaeology Services for Historic Scotland

Title: Underwater Archaeology Services for Historic Scotland
Published by: Historic Scotland
Publication Date: 30/01/2015
Application Deadline:
Deadline Date: 11/03/2015
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: In order to provide for the investigation, recording, conservation, protection and promotion of significant underwater heritage assets, including those most at risk through neglect, decay or other threats in freshwater locations and in subtidal environments within UK territorial waters adjacent to Scotland, Historic Scotland is seeking to procure a service which covers the following requirements;
– Undertake specific surveys with other partner bodies;
– Carry out field assessments;
– Monitor designated assets & undertake remedial action;
– Maintain and deliver an archive of primary data along with reports
CPV: 73000000, 71351914, 79961320, 71351924, 92520000, 71351720, 71351811.

5 February 2015

1) Museum Specialist, Submarine Force Museum, closes 9 February

This position is located in the Submarine Force Museum, as an official Department of the Navy Museum under the responsibility of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC).  The Submarine Force Museum’s mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret an historical collection that educates an international audience about the history of the United States Submarine Force from inception in 1900 to the present.

2) Curator of Archaeology, State of Delaware, closes 18 February, you will be responsible for the HMS De Braak. Knowledge of prehistoric, historic or maritime material culture from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Youth Diving With a Purpose Scholarship Underwater Archaeology Program

In 2015 Youth Diving With a Purpose (YDWP) underwater archaeology program will conduct its third training session from Saturday, July 17 through Sunday, July 25 2015. YDWP III will be a rewarding experience for the youth participants.

Upon completion of the course, each participant willhave achieved the basic requirements for underwater archaeology and receive a YDWP certificate and a PADI certification card verifying your accomplishment.

Two scholarships will be awarded to eligible participants that complete the scholarship requirements. These scholarships are
dedicated to the memory of the late Charles R. Anderson, the younger brother of YDWP Lead Instructor Kamau Sadiki.
Charles was a dedicated student of zoology, both terrestrial and marine life. His fascinations of biology at an early age
lead him to study zoology at Howard University. He worked in animal research at the National Institute of Health until
his early death in 2002.

The Charles R. Anderson YDWP Scholarship will cover all expenses associated with YDWP III. This includes
registration fee, airfare, transportation, housing and meals. Two Charles R. Anderson YDWP scholarships will be
awarded to eligible applicants as determined by the DWP Executive Board.

These scholarships are for new YDWP applicants only. Returning YDWP’ers are not eligible to apply.

Honor Frost Foundation Masters/Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology

Honor Frost Foundation Masters and/or Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship from the Honor Frost Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the advancement and research, including publication, of maritime archaeology with particular focus on the eastern Mediterranean. The Foundation is keen to support educational opportunities for students from the primary regions where Honor worked and is supporting a scholarship in Maritime Archaeology for students from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria to attend the University of Southampton in September 2015.


The scholarship is primarily for study at MA/MSc level with the possibility of further funding for PhD, but may also be offered at PhD level if there are suitable candidates. This award is only available to students from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria.

Students will be registered at the University of Southampton and supervised by experts in the field of Maritime Archaeology.