Tender: Archeological Services in Relation to Marine Protection for Historic England

The National Heritage Act 2002 redefined an ‘ancient monument’ to include any site comprising, or comprising the remains of, any vehicle, vessel, aircraft or other movable structure, or part thereof, in, on or under the seabed.

In order to provide for the conservation and enhancement of significant marine heritage assets, including those most at risk through neglect, decay or other threats, within UK territorial waters adjacent to England, Historic England is seeking to procure, within a single contract, assessment functions to support marine protection and management for the two-year period April 2017 to March 2019 (inclusive).

Effective marine protection advice is reliant on the provision of field observations to underpin the core functions of protection and management of, and access to, the marine historic environment in order to realise wider social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits. Both the UK Marine Policy Statement (2011) and the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) recognise the need to protect and manage marine cultural heritage in a manner appropriate to its significance.

RFP: Underwater Archaeology Remote Sensing Survey, Galveston Bay


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking qualified respondents to provide archaeological remote sensing survey services for two (2) locations, within marked boundaries, in Galveston Bay. These two locations are: Todd’s Dump Reef (Attachment 1) in the vicinity of -94.892896, 29.499494, encompassing approximately twenty three (23) acres and the Texas City Dike (Attachment 2; two sites) in the vicinity of -94.878138, 29.397911 and -94.861037, 29.382491, encompassing approximately five acres.

Closes November 10. Get your proposals in today.

Marine Geophysicist with Wessex Archaeology

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wales.

Due to a continued high level of demand for our services, Wessex Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Marine Geophysicist (Supervisor/Officer grade) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic GeoServices team which together technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into projects and deliver a range of services to our clients by applying Earth Science techniques to a wide range of archaeological projects.

The successful applicant would assist in the production and delivery of a range of geophysical projects, through processing, interpretation and reporting on a range of geophysical data (sidescan sonar, magnetometer, multibeam bathymetry and shallow seismic data). Experience of offshore acquisition of geophysical data would be advantageous.

Closes 25 November.

Cultural Resources Intern

The purpose of the position is to provide administrative, clerical and field support to the Cultural Resource Division, an integrated Cultural Resource Program for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, including archeological resources, historic structures, cultural landscapes, ethnographic resources, historic resources and museum collections management for the five SFCMC parks [Everglades National Park (EVER), Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO), Biscayne National Park (BISC), De Soto National Memorial (DESO) and Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY)], at the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC).
The intern will be under the supervision of the Chief of Cultural Resources. It is expected that the intern:

  • Compiles and submits program calendars and spreadsheets.
  • Uses computer and appropriate software including Word, Excel, and Access for data collection, program scheduling, filing and documentation.
  • Provides administrative support for Cultural Resource Division Staff such as filing, coping, and scanning.
  • Assists with program needs as requested such as archival research, write-ups for social media and parks' websites.
  • Assists with archaeological fieldwork and compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act projects as requested.
  • Assist with archival collections, including primary text documents such as photographs, maps, audiovisual materials and textual records to conduct digitization, preservation housing, and assist with access of records.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Closes December 9.


The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of U.S. territories, and are applying to or have been accepted to a graduate program at a U.S. accredited institution, may apply. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.3 grade point average to be eligible to apply and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.3 for every term and for the duration of their award. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Completion of one (1) program collaboration is required for every doctoral scholarship award, with a second recommended, but not required. For master’s degree level scholars, completion of a program collaboration is strongly recommended, but is not required. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship funds cannot be used toward research costs. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients will be required to participate in a mandatory NOAA Orientation Training to meet with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries staff at a date and location to be determined in the summer of 2017. If scholarships have not been awarded before this training, recipients may be required to incur pre-award costs that will be reimbursed after award funds have been issued. As a recipient of the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, you become a recognized member of the NOAA community. NOAA provides significant financial resources to help you pursue your independent graduate studies, as well as the staff expertise to assist you with your research along the way. All Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients must put together an outreach product (e.g., video, infographic) that communicates their scientific research in a way that the average viewer can understand it and its importance. Appropriate training in the creation of outreach products will be provided to all scholarship recipients. The program collaboration opportunity is designed to allow scholars to participate in research or other activities for four to six weeks at a field office of the National Marine Sanctuary System, or other NOAA program offices. Federal support for the program collaboration may be used toward allowable costs such as: travel to and from the NOAA facility, housing, per diem, laboratory costs, research vessel support, and consumables while conducting research at the NOAA facility. Scholars are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the program collaboration. More details on allowable costs can be found in 2 CFR part 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles. If scholars choose to participate in a program collaboration during a specific year, they must notify the Program Officer by December of the academic year in which they intend to participate in the collaboration. Approval from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is required prior to embarking on the program collaboration.

Two (2) Faculty Positions in Maritime Archaeology

Koç University

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Archaeology and History of Art

Full-Time Faculty Positions in Maritime Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University invites applications for two full-time faculty positions beginning with a flexible start date in 2017: one junior position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one senior position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates for both positions are expected to have a PhD specializing in aspects of maritime archaeology or to have an established record of post-PhD research activity in the same.

Closes November 30. Apply today. Start the new year with a new job.

Archaeological Conservator

Position: Archaeological Conservator
Warren Lasch Conservation Center at Clemson University
North Charleston, South Carolina

Clemson University is seeking a conservator to assist with the conservation of the American Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley (1864), its associated artifacts, as well as other specialized projects at the Center. The conservator will work in the conservation and maintenance of materials and collections managed by the Warren Lasch Conservation Center (WLCC), working closely with the conservation, archaeological and conservation science teams.

Warren Lasch Conservation Center:
The WLCC at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston is a facility dedicated to advance knowledge and best practices in the analysis, conservation and restoration of materials of historical significance, focusing primarily on artifacts in, and recovered from maritime environments. Our expertise is based on years dedicated to the analysis, preservation and stabilization of the H.L Hunley submarine (1864) and its associated artifacts housed at the WLCC since 2000. We value an integrated approach where conservation practice, archaeology and materials science work together to solve preservation challenges. The facility also houses a state-of-the-art materials analysis and characterization laboratory. For the past 8 years, the WLCC has coordinated an extensive collaborative project with the National Park Service (NPS) designing and applying new treatment approaches to historic outdoor items at two major heritage sites in Charleston, SC.

Both our experience working on complex conservation projects, and our innovative and collaborative approach to conservation, have broadened our area of inquiry to include materials in historic preservation which are been shared with the worldwide scientific community. As a result of our recognized expertise, especially in metal conservation and our growing international reputation, the WLCC was selected to host the triennial meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group, METAL 2010, in Charleston, SC. It marked the first time the international conference was held in the United States.

A Masters degree in the cultural heritage field is required; a Masters in conservation will be preferred with a minimum of 3 years specialized experience in materials conservation. Applicants must have a broad knowledge of conservation and stabilization techniques of marine archaeological objects and the skill to apply this knowledge to highly degraded and complex materials of all sizes.

The successful candidate should be able to elaborate, execute and supervise the Center’s conservation projects and ensure compliance with established laboratory procedures.

This position requires general knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry, a good understanding of materials science, and experience in the use of standard and more complex laboratory equipment. Exceptional manual dexterity and care in performing conservation treatments are required, as well as moderate-to-high physical ability to handle large artifacts and equipment.

Individuals seeking this position should have the required knowledge to carry out current data collection methods pertinent to conservation and archaeology and maintain a project database that inventories and registers the location and status of all artifacts, samples, and other technical information.

The successful applicant must be able to maintain a working relationship with individuals from academia, government agencies, and the private sector, and communicate effectively in both oral and written English. Additional requirements: Manual dexterity, Ability to carry out finite work for long periods of time, Ability stand for long periods of time, Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to wear respirators and other required PPE, Good overall physical health.

Job duties would include but are not limited to:
1- Conduct established conservation procedures including examination and treatment of artifacts of a variety of materials and contexts;
2- Identify conservation problems, implement solutions under established conservation guidelines, and make recommendations for resolving difficult or unusual problems in conservation of artifacts;
3- Collaborate with other staff on large scale artifact documentation and treatment activities;
4- Participate in the background research, technical studies, and experimental work to determine the appropriate surface preparation, coating, corrosion inhibition and passivation needed to treat outdoor metal objects and structures;
5- Maintain laboratory upkeep and assist in the ordering of supplies and equipment and maintenance and inventory of materials;
6- Organize, produce and maintain reports of treatments, updates on project status, and dissemination of conservation work.

Applications received by November 10th, 2016 will be given full consideration.

To apply submit a cover letter, a CV and 3 academic/professional references to

Dr Stephanie Crett at scrette@clemson.edu<mailto:scrette@clemson.edu>

Or apply online at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html under external applicant staff job board.


NOAA Navigation Response Teams

This is advice from an Underwater Archaeologist that used to be on one of the NOAA Navigation Response Teams:

“Wow, NOAA’s Navigation Response Teams (NRTs) are hiring a slew of jobs! Similar to when I was hired there back in 2004. Its a great job, and for all you underwater archaeologists looking for a job or wanting a different job, look here! Lots of unmentioned perks to this job!”

You want a job in this field. Apply today.

2 vacancies – Richmond, CA
2 vacancies – New London, CT
1 vacancy – Fernandina Beach, FL
2 vacancies – Stennis Space Center, MS
2 vacancies – Galveston, TX
2 vacancies – Seattle, WA

Closes 18 October 2016.