Maritime Archaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for an entry level Maritime Archeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This term position is for ten months, with the possibility for conversion to permanent status for the right candidate. The successful candidate will work under direct supervision to assist with on-going marine projects. This position requires the candidate to have an M.A. in nautical archeology or related field and to have completed an accredited field school in nautical archeology. The candidate should possess knowledge of American maritime history and understand the basic scientific methods and techniques used in archeological research. Experience surveying, processing and analyzing geophysical remote sensing data, archeological diving and technical report authorship are highly desirable. This position will require travel as well as office assignments.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.
R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. maintains a Drug-Free Workplace, and frequently works on projects requiring security screening.  All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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SAHRA Maritime and Underwater Archaeology Internship

The South Africa Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is committed to skills development and skills upliftment mainly within the heritage sector, thereby creating  employment opportunities for graduates and students to get practical work experience  which will complement their studies or/and improve their competence and employability. This effort coincides with the Department of Arts and Culture’s strategic objective on job creation through the Mzansi Golden Economy.

The internships offered are as follows. Dowload the document below for more details

  • Archeology Paleontology and Meteorites (1)
  • Heritage Resources Protection (0)
  • Maritime Underwater and Cultural Heritage (1)
  • Heritage Objects (2)
  • Properties (1)

Click to access Internship-Programme.pdf


Summer underwater archaeology in Israel

Israel and the Crusades
May 22 – June 12, 2016

Taught in and around the King Herod’s ancient harbor in the National Park of Caesarea Maritima, Israel, this program is a small, specialized field school taught by University of Rhode Island History and Archaeology faculty, and a URI Scientific Diving Instructor. The program is offered in collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Click to access Israel-2016-Field-School.pdf



Italian Ministry of Education Underwater Archaeologist

The research program includes:

1.Collection and analysis of surface and underwater archaeological data, for the study of the territory.

2.Reconstruction of the fluvial landscape in the classical and post-classical period: identification of the elements characterising the morphology of the territory; possible paleoenvironmental changes due to climate change and the impact of human activity.

3.Analysis of the dynamics of settlement and land use of the Stella river, with particular attention to the links between river, lagoon and nautical transport.

4.Preparation of an archaeological map of the Stella river.

5.The preparation of an English-language monograph concerning the human occupancy of the area, to be published in an international series after a double blind peer-review. The said monograph need not be finished by the end of the three-year period, but the relevant scientific data must have been collected and partially elaborated.

Museum Educator, Historic Ships in Baltimore

About the position: Both full and part-time positions are available. The Full-time museum educator will begin as a part-time, hourly position that is a benefit-non-eligible position with the Museums Interpretive and Educational staff. The part-time educator works less than 30/wk, as an average, but during many weeks may be assigned as much 30- 40 hrs. /wk.; rarely, there may also be no weekly hours assigned during certain weeks of the slow season. After a 90-day probationary period, eligible educators are assigned full-time status by having requisite experience and passing their qualifications. Full-time educators work a weekly average of 30 hrs. or more year-round, and are entitled to company benefits. A Museum Educator assists with and supervises special events, day programs, and overnight activities; learns and provides public presentations, tours, day programs, and overnight activities. A Museum educator who attains the rating of Chief works closely with and supervises Ship’s Crew members to develop their ability to learn and deliver presentations and to become more effective museum employees. A Chief Educator will also supervise and manage education day-programs, overnight programs, and serve as the lead crewperson during special event staffing. Chief educators can be full or part-time. All Museum Educators maintain and wear a replica period enlisted uniform and assist with and supervise the completion of daily clean-up, preventive maintenance, and curatorial preservation in the museum and on board the ships.

Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes Course 2016


Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field: Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR).

The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.

Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area. Its objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:

Become familiar with marine geophysical techniques (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom 
profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation.  Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic
vertical movements Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who 
lived on and migrated across the continental shelf.  Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory.

Deadline is 1 May 2016.

University of Miami Underwater Archaeologist

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami is seeking a Lecturer to direct activities of the underwater programs.  The incumbent will develop unique teaching and research initiatives related to using submersible technologies for a range of research activities, including application to underwater archaeology and the geological and biological sciences.  Duties also include supervising the academic diving program, including activities related to the state of the art swimming pool.  The individual will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ph.D. in related field and 2 years of teaching and mentoring experience is required.  Must have a minimum of 5 years diving experience including instructor status with a major dive agency.  A minimum of 5 years experience running university field based underwater archaeology programs is also required.

Must also have accreditation by the Nautical Archaeology Society, experience working with diverse governmental, non-governmental organizations and general public.  Applicant must possess ability to work and teach across disciplines, have work experience in Latin American and the Caribbean region and must be fluent in English and Spanish.


Heritage Centre Manager – The Scottish Crannog Centre

The award-winning Scottish Crannog Centre by Kenmore, Loch Tay is an open-air museum featuring an authentic recreation of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, indoor and outdoor exhibits and ‘hands-on’ ancient crafts. Welcoming visitors with a living history approach, guides in period-style clothing together with a range of activities and special events bring the past to life for visitors of all ages.

Owned and operated by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology, Registered Charity No. SC018418, the Centre is embarking on an exciting development phase, including working towards museum accreditation and the celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2017. Accordingly, the Trust is recruiting a new Heritage Centre Manager to enhance and develop the Centre’s quality visitor experience, attract new audiences and to manage day-to-day operations. Although the Scottish Crannog Centre is normally open to the public between April and November, this is a full time, year round post.

Closes March 5, apply now.

Supervisory Museum Curator, US Navy

This position is located in the Collection Management Section, Curator Branch, Collection Management Division, Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, VA.  The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms and memorabilia.  This responsibility encompasses acquiring, accessioning, preserving, storing, accounting for, and loaning to eligible recipients the properties in the Navy’s historical collections.

Closes February 12.

2016 Underwater Archaeology Ocean Campus

Summer School – Ocean Campus 2016
Abrem a 15 de Fevereiro as inscrições para edição 2016 do Ocean Campus
subordinado ao tema Arqueologia Subaquática do Navio a Vapor .
Inscrições e pedidos de informação para o email:
Número de vagas limitado

Summer School – Ocean Campus 2016
Ocean Campus 2016 Steamship Underwater Archaeology
Applications open on 15th February 2016
For applications and further information contact us at,
Limited places available

Jorge Russo
Nautical Archaeology Society member
Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology member
APAI – Portuguese Association of Industrial Archaeology fellow member

Mobile: +351 919 387 227
Skype: russochief