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!

Underwater Archaeologists

Underwater Geographic Information System Project

DPAA is seeking Underwater Archaeologists to participate in ongoing research of the Underwater Geographic Information System Project.  Qualified candidates MUST have completed at least a MS or PhD in Archaeology within the past five years.

This appointment includes, but is not limited to the following:

Develop an accurate prediction of loss by assessing, analyzing, and identifying underwater military losses and archaeological site information. Research aids scientists in determining the feasibility and potential for successful underwater investigation and recovery operations, and prioritizing of investigation and recovery efforts.

Apply now!

Staff Maritime Archaeologist

The History Department of East Carolina University invites applications from experienced maritime archaeologists for a non-faculty EPA position to begin on or around September 15, 2015 in its Program in Maritime Studies, a distinguished graduate program offering the MA in nautical archaeology and maritime history.

The holder of the position will be responsible for field project planning and supervision (30%), program administration and grant writing (25%), research and publication (20%), teaching (15%) and service (10%). Specific field support duties related to two annual maritime studies field schools will include student supervision and diving safety procedure; vehicle operation; boat launch, retrieval, operation and logistics; use of remote sensing apparatus (magnetometer, side scan, ROV, and supporting software including Hypack and ArcView); equipment set-up and student equipment training; diving logistics and site safety engineering; small engine and electronic equipment repair and service; vehicle maintenance; and equipment inventory organization and storage.

Closes 3 September or until the job starts. 

Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology Student Travel Award


The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology is pleased to announce the 2016 ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award. This award of $1,000 (USD) will be offered to help fund travel costs for the upcoming 2016 SHA Conference in Washington, D.C. The award will be granted to an international student presenting a paper on an underwater or maritime archaeology topic at this conference. International students are considered to be those students residing in a country other than the country where the conference is being held. For full details download the ACUA_George_Fischer_Student_Travel_Award_2016 (PDF online at: http://www.acuaonline.org).

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2015.

Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology Graduate Student Associate Member


The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA) is seeking candidates to fill one Graduate Student Associate Member position for the 2016-2017 term. The Graduate Student Associate Member is a voluntary, two-year appointment to the board requiring attendance at the annual Historical and Underwater Archaeology Conference, participation in board meetings, and an annual report of accomplishments.

For more information and how to apply, download the ACUA Graduate Student Announcement (pdf online at: http://www.acuaonline.org). Deadline for applications: October 01, 2015