Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar 2015

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum are hosting another Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar (HADS) on October 15 -16, 2015, in St. Augustine, Florida. This seminar provides scuba professionals with information and skills to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. Participants will leave the seminar with all of the tools necessary to teach the Heritage Awareness Diving Specialty through PADI, NAUI, and SDI.

More http://flpublicarchaeology.org/workshops/HADS.php.

2 US Naval History and Heritage Command posts

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.

This position is located in the Conservation Branch of the Collections Management Division and is responsible for the preservation and conservation of artifacts, textiles, artwork and paper collections and assists other branches and commands in the conservation of large artifacts.

Closes 4 September 2015.

More on the USS Monitor Center postings

USS Monitor Project
The Mariners’ Museum
Newport News, Virginia

Salary: $50,000 base plus benefits

The Mariners’ Museum is looking to hire two full-time conservators to work on the conservation of USS Monitor-related artifacts.

The conservator will undertake the direct treatment and preventive conservation of objects recovered from the wreck of the USS Monitor. This individual will work closely with conservation staff and other museum personnel to conserve artifacts and to prepare them for exhibition and/or long-term storage.

Familiarity with a wide variety of materials including metals and organics is required. A minimum of four years conservation
experience is required, including work with marine archaeological materials.

To view the full position description and apply online,please visit


William Hoffman
Conservation Project Manager and Senior Conservator
The Mariners’ Museum
Newport News
Virginia 23606

Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics

Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics
Season Dates: November 16, 2015 – November 20, 2015
Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/advanced-maritime-archaeology-field-practicum/advanced-maritime-archaeology-field-practicum_home.cfm

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.

Contact Information
Dr. Jonathan Benjamin
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, 5001
South Australia

2016 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School

2016 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School, open for external applications

External applications are now open for the 2016 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School held in Mt Dutton Bay, South Australia, from 29 January-13 February 2016. The website is up, so if you are interested have a look at: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/maritime-field-school_home.cfm.

The Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students and participants with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation.  Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School includes practical exercises, fieldwork and associated lecture/seminars.

This field school is open to non-Flinders students for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is a great opportunity for staff development training for current practicing professionals. For more details and to apply to the field school please see: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/maritime-field-school_home.cfm

Any questions, just email wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au

Conservator, USS Monitor

The conservator will undertake the direct treatment and preventive conservation care of objects recovered for the wreck of the USS Monitor in consultation with the Senior Conservator and Director, USS Monitor Center. This individual will work closely with conservation staff and other museum personnel to conserve artifacts and to prepare them for exhibition and/or long-term storage.

Apply today!