Florida DHR Reviewer

This position is responsible for reviewing development projects and federal undertakings to identity and evaluate cultural resources, assess impacts to significant cultural resources in accordance with federal, state, or local preservation laws and regulations and prepare appropriate review response correspondence. The position also provides technical assistance and information regarding the Compliance and Review program to federal, state, and local agencies, private consultants, and the general public. The position participates in consultation meetings with project representatives to discuss requests for additional information and the overall Compliance and Review program and processes. The position is responsible for completing tasks associated with the review of permit applications pursuant to Rule 1A-31, Procedures for Conducting Exploration and Salvage of Historic Shipwreck Sites.

Closes: 6 July.

FL DOS Archaeology Supervisor

Oversees Public Lands Archaeology.

Serves as DHR staff liaison for Acquisition and Restoration Council. Provides DHR comments on Land Management Plans, Cultural Resource Questionnaires in advance of Land Management Reviews and Management Advisory Group meetings.

Provides recommendations to Division Director regarding Florida Forever projects. Conducts reviews of new Florida Forever applications, attends field assessments of parcels proposed for acquisition and evaluates all projects prior to the annual ranking meeting.

Assists other programs in BAR as needed.

Conducts surveys and performs research on state-owned sites and collections.

Assists Underwater Archaeology and Collections staff as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

Closes 29 June.

Research Assistant Underwater Cultural Heritage

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Research Assistant with a knowledge and understanding of the law relating to the protection and conservation of underwater cultural heritage. You will be working, as maternity cover, on a project investigating current practices relating to enforcement and the powers and duties that could enable more effective inter and cross-agency co-operation. The project is seeking to establish best practice and offers solutions for better and more holistic management of cultural assets within the English marine plan area.

You will support the research team and will be responsible specifically for developing a matrix of existing legislative powers and duties to enforce of those agencies working offshore and to establish potential for cross-working.

We are looking for a strong legal background and a track record of research either as a result of a post-graduate research degree, or being registered on one in a legally-focussed research field. Knowledge and understanding of legal research methodologies, and familiarity with legal databases is essential, as is knowledge of theories, principles and practice of regulatory enforcement. Experience of writing for publication is desirable.

Closes: 28 June 2017.

Two (2) Maritime History Interns

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s California Coastal National Monument, is seeking TWO Interpretive Interns who will dedicate 10 Weeks to assisting BLM staff in the management and operations activities at Piedras Blancas Light Station, a BLM Outstanding Natural Area and component of the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).

This is an exciting and historic opportunity to restore a piece of California’s maritime history. Completed in 1875, Piedras Blancas Light Station is home to more than 60 species of California native plants, including a thriving population of a variety of thistle listed as threatened in CA. This healthy population is up from just a single plant in 2001, a result of BLM heavily investing in the eradication of non-native plants at the site. With the eradication of roughly 2/3 of the non-native and exotic species once found at the site, the environs surrounding the Station have also seen the rebound of a diversity of animal life, including bobcat, raccoon, skunk, deer, gray fox, rabbit, coyote, squirrels, and a variety of birds and reptiles. The near shore marine environments have been minimally impacted by human activity and support healthy populations of southern sea otters, abalone, mussels, and anemones, while the Outer Islet is a significant haul-out point for California sea lions. The largest mainland U.S. rookery for the northern elephant seal stretches for miles to the north and south of Piedras Blancas.

The Bureau’s mission is to “manage and restore the Piedras Blancas Light Station to a period in history when the site played a significant role in the protection of central California maritime activities. In addition, preserve and protect the natural, historical and cultural resources of the site while providing opportunities for compatible scientific, cultural, social and interpretive activities for the benefit of present and future generations.”

Lake Champlain AmeriCorps Post

VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, & well being for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s core mission is to discover, preserve, and share the maritime heritage of the Lake Champlain region’s past, present, and future. For 30 years, we have brought the stories of Lake Champlain to life through world-class archaeological research, exhibits, replica vessels, hands-on traditional skills, educational programs, recreational adventures, and on- and under-water exploration. The Museum serves everyone, with a focus on youth. Many area schools come for field trips, we run an extensive summer camp program, and we lead after school programs for elementary and middle school students focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our rowing program serves over 600 students and 300 adults. In addition, we have a semester-long wooden boat building program which provides opportunities for youth with developmental challenges. We also have a maritime research institute conducting original field work and research. The AmeriCorps members serve a key role in promoting our mission to area youth through many programming opportunities. These include developing and presenting topics to school field trip groups, designing curricula, teaching in after school programs, assisting with our boat building program for youth with developmental challenges, assisting with the school team rowing programs, and leading activities in our camps. Members are fundamental in designing and growing our programs for youth. The members enhance students’ love of learning, confidence, skills, and dreams for their future. http://www.lcmm.org

Member Duties : AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs. Members teach and mentor students, lead school groups, create curricula and lead maritime adventure summer camps. Members encourage teamwork and model healthy lifestyle choices by teaching students fun ways to learn from and enjoy every aspect of the Lake Champlain watershed. Service ranges from rowing programs and snorkeling lessons, to communication with program partners, outreach to schools and teachers, and research of history and archaeology content. While carrying out varied responsibilities related to all departments of the museum, members contribute to creation of exhibits, organize and host events, and at times crew LCMM’s replica boats during off-site tours with educational groups. Minimum Age: 18. Reliable private transportation required; valid license. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references. Must be able to swim.

Underwater Archaeology on St. Eustatius

Class is filling up. Sign up now. The Caribbean in January.

The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research (SECAR) and Terramar Museum are organizing an underwater archaeological field school from January 4 to January 18, 2018, on St. Eustatius in the Dutch Caribbean.




Curator/Conservator, Battleship Wisconsin

The City of Norfolk’s Maritime Center, Nauticus is seeking a Project Curator/Conservator to exceed visitor expectations by standardizing an approach to the overall presentation of the Battleship Wisconsin. The successful candidate will be guest-focused, with experience in historic interpretation and museum exhibits/displays. The position will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for establishing an overall plan for the interpretation/presentation of the Battleship and incorporating various other facets of the organization (development, marketing, operations, visitor services, etc.). Required skills include strategic planning, project prioritization, aesthetic design, curation, and collections management.

Closes 6 July.