24 April 2015

1) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 27 April

This position is located in the Histories Branch, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. The mission of the Histories Branch is to research, preserve and disseminate the history of the Navy. The Histories Branch accomplishes this task by collecting, analyzing and preserving historical records and information and developing historical knowledge products which inform Navy leadership, sailors and the American public. Professional historical research is essential for the Histories Branch to accomplish its mission of producing historical knowledge products. This position may be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 grade level with a full performance level of GS-11.

2) Museum Tech/Specialist, Naval Undersea Museum, closes 28 April

This position supports operations and programs at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington.  The mission of the Naval Undersea Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret the undersea science, history and operations of the U.S. Navy for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.  The NUM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

3) Museum Curator, Naval Academy Museum, closes 27 April

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.

4) Curator/Site Manager, National Lighthouse Museum, closes 29 April

5) Exhibits Designer, North Carolina Maritime Museum, closes 7 May

6) VP of Collections and Research, The Mariners’ Museum, apply now! Alternate Link.

RFP Marine Archaeology Services


Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (“TRCA”)
5 Shoreham Drive
Downsview, Ontario M3N 1S4

Requests proposals and quotations (such request referred to as the “RFP# 10000380” or “RFP”) from interested qualified parties for the following services: Marine Archaeology for the Scarborough Waterfront Project Environmental Assessment.

and as more particularly described in the Services described herein and referred to herein as the “Services”, to be provided in connection with TRCA’s undertaking or intention to undertake the following: an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) study under the provincial EA Act (1990) to create a system of linked public spaces for approximately 11 kilometres (km).

hereinafter referred to as the “Scarborough Waterfront Project” or the “Project”, at, related to or in connection with the following location: along the Lake Ontario shoreline between Bluffer’s Park and East Point Park in the City of Toronto, Ontario

hereinafter referred to as the “Site” and the Services are to be performed following notice in writing of acceptance of the proposal and quotation and completed by May 2017 following such acceptance (the “Term”).

Proposals and quotations must be submitted in duplicate and electronic pdf format in a sealed envelope in writing to the address:
If dropping-off in-person, or sending by courier: 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6
If sending by Canada Post: 5 Shoreham Drive, Downsview

to the attention of the TRCA Contact, and in accordance with and will be subject to the terms, provisions and conditions of this RFP not later than 12 p.m. on the 14th day of May, 2015 (the “Deadline”). Any party submitting a proposal and quotation will be referred to herein as a “Consultant” and the proposal and quotation submitted or to be submitted is referred to herein as the “Proposal”. The Proposal must have clearly shown thereon on the outside of the sealed envelope the name and address and contact person of the Consultant and the email address of the contact person, as well as the RFP# 10000380.

TRCA’s contact herein for this RFP is Nancy Gaffney, Waterfront Specialist, email: ngaffney@trca.on.ca and is referred to herein as the TRCA Contact.

The date of this RFP is April 20, 2015.

The terms and conditions of this RFP are as set out herein and in Attachments 1, 2 and 3; and Parts A and B.

Ocean Liners Curator


The Victoria & Albert Museum is looking to fill a term position for an Ocean Liners Curator. Co-organised with the Peabody Essex Museum, Ocean Liners will be the V&A’s headline exhibition for spring 2018 and the first exhibition to fully assess the importance of the design of ocean liners. It will situate the ocean liner in a broad context, assessing its cultural significance by exploring all aspects of the design of liners from their maritime architecture and engineering to their interiors and on-board lifestyle.

We are seeking a practically minded and highly motivated curator with proven research and exhibition experience to assist in the development and delivery of the exhibition, publication and accompanying events. The successful candidate will co-ordinate research associated with the project, maintain a network of contacts and support the creative vision set out by the Lead Curators (V&A and PEM) to ensure a world-class result is delivered.

You will have demonstrable expertise in the history of 20th century design and an interest in engineering and the technological advances of the 20th century. You will also have solid experience of researching for and curating exhibitions for a public institution. Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 11th May. Interviews are likely to take place on 28th May or 1st June.

Daniel Finamore
Russell W. Knight Curator of
Maritime Art and History
Peabody Essex Museum
(978) 542-1675
PEM Maritime collections

Diving Safety Officer, Indiana University

Diving Safety Officer, Indiana University, closes 30 April, apply today.

Serve as Diving Safety Officer for Indiana University and report to the University Director of EHS, Provides oversight to all scuba related activities (scientific, instructional and recreational) on all IU campuses. Maintains all documentation related to diving activities under Indiana University auspices. Administration, coordination and oversight of Indiana University field research projects involving scuba. Serves as University Liaison to outside agencies and partners related to scientific diving operations. Coordinates and leads (along with the Diving Control Board) university efforts to develop policies, written programs, and other guidelines to be used by all underwater programs in the university.

Serves as coordinator of the Kinesiology Academic Diving Program reporting to the Kinesiology Academic Diving Program Director and Kinesiology Physical Activity Instruction Program Coordinator. Coordinates and supervises all Kinesiology instructional and hourly scuba staff with approximately 20 academic / scientific diving related course sections and serving over 200 students per semester. Administration and student advisement of the Underwater Resource Management Certificate program in coordination with the Director of Underwater Science for field experience. Supervises the maintenance and preparation of Kinesiology scuba equipment and compressors; inventory control management. Administration and maintenance of registration, medical forms, liability releases, and incident reports. Instructs upper level Academic Diving Courses through lectures, written examinations, and confined water training and assessments. Schedules and conducts evaluation dives for qualified Academic Diving Program courses. Performs budget and expense management for Academic Diving Program in consultation with the Director of Academic Diving.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years of scientific diving field experience. PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with a minimum of three years teaching experience with a University Scientific Diving Program.

Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor; CPR, AED, and First Aid Instructor; DAN DEMP (Diving Emergency Management Provider) Instructor; comprehensive knowledge and experience in diving theory, scientific diving standards, sport and scientific training techniques; thorough knowledge of equipment used in scientific diving and data collection; practical knowledge in submerged cultural resources and associated biodiversity in freshwater and marine environments; and an ability to demonstrate and train persons in the proper techniques and use of equipment for diving and scientific data gathering.

Preferred: Master’s Degree or enrollment in relevant graduate program and three years of experience.

Applications accepted until April 30, 2015, or until position is filled.

Maritime Archaeology Field School

Maritime Archaeology on the North Shore (2015 Field School)

Interested in maritime heritage? Looking for a field school or a hands-on experience that takes you up close with historic shipwrecks and watercraft?

Join us for a Maritime Archaeology field school this summer!

SEAMAHP in collaboration with MBUAR will be running an accredited course from July 13–17 conducted through Salem State University in Massachusetts. (HST 360-92, ref# 1820)

2015 Field School: Register Now!

The course will be an intensive week-long program held in Salem MA and on the shores north of Boston. Salem State University is now accepting registration from both college students and the public for this summer institute. The course will cover methods and practice of archaeological research, survey and documentation of historic shipwreck sites. In addition to methodological training and lectures, participants will get experience with all aspects of fieldwork in a dynamic environment on the seashore.

Participants will receive three credits through Salem State University (SSU) AND certifications through the Nautical Archaeological Society (NAS). The NAS Training Program gives the student an internationally recognized qualification for future maritime archaeology projects.

Dr. Calvin Mires and Capt. Laurel Seaborn of SEAMAHP (Seafaring Education and Maritime Archaeological Heritage Program) along with Victor Mastone of MBUAR (Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources) are the program instructors. They all have extensive experience in maritime archaeological field methods, archival research, and site documentation.

Maritime Archaeology Field School details:

The Continuing Education Office at Salem State University is now accepting registration!

Course enrollment is limited so don’t wait to sign up.

Dates: July 13 to 17th, 2015

Location: Salem and North Shore of Massachusetts

Course description:

  • Maritime Archaeology Field School (HST 360-92 ref#1820)
  • Research Focus “The life cycle of ships” from design and building to sailing and life aboard, to the shipwreck on the shore. Focus is on what this can tell us of the people who lived and worked in this maritime industries and ports. Students will work with maritime archaeologists including the MBUAR’s Chief Archaeologist to map the site through recording and survey of the wreck site.
  • Skills, Procedures & Lectures: Students will receive instruction in planning and safety, theory and methodology, procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, artifact documentation and in situ conservation, analysis of findings and publication of results.

Course Outcomes:

  • Participants will receive three credits through Salem State University (SSU).
  • Certifications through the internationally recognized Nautical Archaeological Society (NAS) Training Program.


  • No prerequisite courses are required!
  • General level of fitness. Participants must be able to do physical work on site.
  • All field work will be conducted on beach or shore front, so participants do NOT require dive certification. Participants should anticipate getting wet during field operations.

Fees and costs:

  • The course fee of $991 is inclusive of all materials, except course textbook.
  • The course book is Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice by Amanda Bowens (approx. cost = $32, check online bookstores for copies.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from Salem, MA. Once at the campus, transport will be provided to and from field work.

On-campus Housing:

  • If required, on-campus housing can be arranged in advance through SSU. Please contact them directly to inquire about what is included (such as bedding etc.)
  • Participants are responsible for their own meals, and a fully-operational kitchen is available for those staying in the dorms.
  • For information on costs per night for 2015, contact: housing@salemstate.edu

or call 978-542-6416

  • Forms to sign up as a Summer Guest in the dorms can be found at:


<< Click here to Register Online Now for the 2015 Field School!>>

Or to register go to: www.salemstate.edu/academics/schools/26651.php?nbr=360&sbj=HST&acad=UGCE&strm=2154&subject=HST

  • Maritime Archaeology of the North Shore (Field School) is listed as the Continuing Studies Summer course: HST 360 “Topics in American History” section 92, and registration ref# 1820.
  • Follow the link near the bottom of the above webpage for “How to Register
  • If you are not already a student at Salem State, follow the link for “First Time Self-service Registration for Non-degree students.” Use the registration ref# 1820.

If you have any issues with the online registration process, please contact the SSU office of Continuing Studies (ce@salemstate.edu) at 978-542-6324. Or let us know and we will attempt to resolve it.

For more information contact:

Dr. Calvin Mires or Capt. Laurel Seaborn

SEAMAHP (Seafaring Education and Maritime Archaeological Heritage Program)

203 Washington St, #112

Salem, MA 01970




Victor Mastone
Director and Chief Archaeologist
Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA  02114
Direct Line:  617-626-1141


Applications are invited for two 18-months fellowships to undertake postgraduate pre-doctoral digital historical research training in the context of ForSEAdiscovery, a large research project funded by the European Union (Call identifier: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN) with fourteen participating academic institutions from nine countries (see http://forseadiscovery.eu).

ForSEAdiscovery (Forest Resources for Iberian Empires: Ecology and Globalization in the Age of Discovery) focusses on the construction of ocean-going ships of the Iberian Empires during the early modern period (1500-1800). Large-scale shipbuilding made unprecedented demands on Iberian forests for the supply of timber. Forestry and sea power became inextricably linked, creating new geopolitical tensions, alliances and forest regulations. Key questions in this context are: could Iberian forest resources sustain the increasing demand of sound timber, or was wood imported from elsewhere? How were the trade networks organized? Did the lack of raw materials force the technological changes that occurred in shipbuilding in the 16th century? Or were these changes a result of the exchange between Mediterranean and Atlantic shipbuilding traditions?

Project Goals

The fellows will participate in the training programme of ForSEAdiscovery and consequently work in an international and
interdisciplinary environment involving regular participation in workshops and courses abroad. They will be seconded for a few weeks abroad at other participating institutions. They will acquire experience in organizing digital historical research, in collecting, processing and extracting historical data using written sources and electronic databases, and in applying, for example, Microsoft Access. They will have the opportunity to acquire paleographical skills. They will collect in historiography, existing databases and archival sources quantitative information concerning the timber trade and transport between Northern Europe and Atlantic Iberia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and analyze and explain that
information. They will use as one of the main resources the Sound Toll Registers Online (http://www.soundtoll.nl).

Project Output

The fellows will produce:
(1) a database containing information about the volume of timber trade and transport between Northern Europe and Atlantic Iberia and about Northern European areas supplying timber for shipbuilding in Atlantic Iberia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and
(2) each at least one peer-reviewed article in which this information is studied.


MA degree in History languages: English is indispensable, Dutch and/or Danish an asset knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese will be valued ability to work independently and as part of a team.

In accordance with the criteria set out by Marie Curie Innovative Doctoral Program, the candidates must not have resided or carried out main activity (work, study, etc.) in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to taking up the fellowship. At the time of recruitment, the candidates must not yet have been awarded the doctoral degree and must not have worked for longer than four years in scientific research.

The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,067 (scale 7, step 0) gross per month in the first year to € 2,125 (scale 7, step 1) gross per month in the second year (figures based on full employment). The fellows will first be appointed for 9 months. After the first 6 months, an assessment of the candidate’s results and the progress of the project will take place to decide whether the employment will be continued.

The appointment will preferably be effective from 1 September 2015.

The fellows will be based at the University of Groningen and are required to live in the city of Groningen during the time of their appointment.

For full details and application forms, click here:


3 April 2015

1) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 7 April

This position is 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 through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services.

The NHHC provides historical information services, writes and publishes naval histories, operates the Navy Department Library, maintains archives for naval operational and other selected records, coordinates collection, preservation, distribution, and exhibition of art, historical artifacts, and photographs, and manages the Navy’s submerged cultural resources, including shipwrecks and sunken aircraft.

2) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 6 April

This position is located in the Histories Branch, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Port Hueneme, CA.  The mission of the Histories Branch is to research, preserve and disseminate the history of the Navy.  The Histories Branch accomplishes this task by collecting, analyzing and preserving historical records and information and developing historical knowledge products which inform Navy leadership, sailors and the American public.  Professional historical research and products are essential for the Histories Branch to accomplish their mission.

3) Doctoral Award, University of York, Hull Maritime Museum, closes 27 April

The Department of Art History at the University of York, in partnership with Hull Maritime Museum, invites applications for a fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship to commence in October 2015. The PhD supervisors are Prof. Jason Edwards (York) and Robin Diaper (Curator, Hull Maritime Museum). Focusing on Hull’s maritime activities from the late 18th century, the museum’s collections contain numerous pieces of scrimshaw, more than 300 canvases, a sizeable print collection, and a range of other objects of key art and anthropological interest, supported by a small library and range of journals and object files. The student will develop a thesis relating closely to these collections, seeking to intervene in four current scholarly debates:

* marine painting
* Victorian whaling
* interdisciplinary craft studies
* interdisciplinary animal studies.