HMS Victory Archaeologist

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a full-time Archaeologist to join the Historic Ships team within the Heritage Directorate.

Based in Portsmouth, this is an exciting opportunity to be a vital part of the team caring for HMS Victory. The Archaeologist (HMS Victory) will record and manage the data relating to the ship’s construction, refit and on-going conservation. The individual will also aid in developing our historic understanding of the ship and assist in informing decisions for future conservation.

Closes 2 November.

Missouri Underwater Archaeologist

The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Department of Natural Resources, is seeking a Cultural Resource Preservationist II (CRP II) to perform a variety of duties including management of the Review-Compliance-Records Unit.  The Jefferson City-based position involves Section 106 review for archaeological concerns; oversees the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), state burials and shipwrecks programs; and supervises a professional multi-disciplinary staff. More information about the CRP II  position is attached and can be found at:

 For questions regarding the position, please contact Judith Deel, SHPO Compliance Coordinator, at

or 573.751.7862. Please direct questions about the application process to Tiffani Martin, Personnel Analyst II, Human Resources Program,  at To be considered for this CRP II position, please complete an online application through EASe, the State of Missouri’s MERIT Electronic Application System at before 11:59 p.m., October 30, 2017. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer.

Toni M. Prawl, Ph.D.

Director and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 176/1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65102

573-751-7857/Toll free: (800) 334-6946

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

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.

Marine Archaeologist Conservator

The Conservator/Scientist will assist with the conservation of the submarine H.L. Hunley (1864), its associated artifacts, as well as other specialized projects. The conservator will work in the conservation and maintenance of materials and collections managed by the WLCC, working closely with the conservation, archaeological and scientific teams of the WLCC.

Closes 10 November 2017.

Position Description Archaeological/Marine Conservator

Warren Lasch Conservation Center – Clemson University

Charleston, South Carolina


The Conservator will assist with the conservation of the submarine H.L. Hunley (1864), its associated artifacts, as well as other specialized projects. The conservator will work in the conservation and maintenance of materials and collections managed by the WLCC, working closely with the conservation, archaeological and scientific teams of the WLCC.


Conduct established conservation procedures including examination and treatment of artifacts;

Identify conservation problems, implement solutions under established conservation guidelines, and make recommendations for resolving difficult or unusual problems in conservation of artifacts;

Collaborate with other staff on large scale artifact documentation, treatment, storage and display development activities;

Maintain laboratory upkeep and assist in the ordering of supplies and equipment and maintenance and inventory of materials;

Organize, produce and maintain reports of treatments, updates on project status, and dissemination of conservation work.


A Master’s degree in the cultural heritage field is required.

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.  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.


A Masters in conservation will be preferred with a minimum of 3 years specialized experience in materials conservation.


Firm Job Knowledge – Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations


No Supervisory Duties – Not responsible for supervising employees.


No Budget Responsibilities – No fiscal responsibility for the department’s budget.


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.

Physical Requirements detail:  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; Stand for prolonged period; Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period; Walk or move about; Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc.; Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder); Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl); Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself; Recognize or inspect visually; Move, transport, raise or lower; Extends hands or arms in any direction; Perceive, observe, clarity of vision.


Exposure to dust/fumes; Wet or humid; Noise; Vibration; Mechanical hazards; Chemical hazards; Electrical hazards; Overnight Travel.


Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 00; Competitive salary commensurate with experience and market values.


Clemson University is seeking a conservator to assist with the conservation of the American Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley (1864) and its associated artifacts. 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, archaeology 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 9 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.


Warren Lasch Conservation Center at Clemson University

North Charleston, South Carolina


Employees who are in time limited positions will earn one and one-quarter days of Annual and Sick Leave per month for a total of thirty (30) days per year. Eligible part-timers will earn days on a pro rata basis.


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

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.

International candidates are welcome to apply. Appropriate visa assistance will be provided.


November 10, 2017

Please direct any questions to Dr. Stéphanie Cretté at 

Apply online at:


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Post-Doc in Maritime History

The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to teach maritime history, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (an offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year.  We are seeking a teacher-scholar with collaborative and interdisciplinary interests to begin July 2018.  This is two-year Williams College faculty appointment.

Williams-Mystic ( is a selective off-campus program of Williams College located at Mystic Seaport, with approx. 20 students each semester from many different colleges.

The mission of Williams-Mystic is to empower global, creative citizens while cultivating an enduring relationship with the sea. We create an open-minded, interdisciplinary academic community through experiential learning at Mystic Seaport, along the coasts of America, and on the oceans. Students of all majors study the history, literature, policy and science of the oceans, focusing on environment and sustainability.

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and we ask you to write in your cover letter about your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion; we also encourage you to speak to any experience you have in working in a close-knit and highly collaborative learning environment.

PhD in history or related field expected by August 2018.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching statement, 1-page research statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2017.  All materials should be addressed to Lee Park, Dean of the Faculty, and must be submitted through Interfolio using this link:  Preliminary inquiries may be directed to Executive Director Tom Van Winkle (

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Marine Geophysics for Archaeology

1 week short course on Marine Geophysics for Archaeology:

The November 2017 the Advanced Practicum (ARCH8156) will focus on:
Marine Geophysics for Archaeology

This topic is a practicum which provides students with opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. Occasionally, maritime archaeology fieldwork opportunities arise in which students may assist government agencies, consultancy firms, non-profit groups, or other universities. This topic provides students with the ability to participate in these projects and receive one-on-one guidance and instruction with immediate feedback on their performance. This practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills.

SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation. The body of the topic will comprise course work on the principles, theory and method of marine geophysics for archaeology. One day will be spent in the field, to acquire data, while another will be devoted to interpretation and reporting as would be expected in a professional environment. Theory and taught coursework will cover an introduction to sidescan, marine magnetometer, sub-bottom and multi-beam. Field data will be gathered and interpreted using sidescan data only.
This topic aims to:

  • provide graduate students with the opportunity for additional training in practical aspects of maritime archaeology and the opportunity to apply their theoretical classroom learning to “real world” situations.
  • introduce students to professional maritime archaeologists and the breadth and depth of their job descriptions. This should help students develop a sense of workplace culture, and understand the utility of developing reasoning and research skills for future use in the workplace.
  • expose students to the range and variety of field projects, methodologies and practical skills necessary for conducting maritime archaeology and give further meaning and relevance to their classroom learning experiences.

Students should:

  • become “workplace literate” acquiring the practical and technical skills for conducting maritime archaeology fieldwork. Students should also gain a better understanding for the legal and ethical responsibilities that accompany the profession.
  • create professional relationships with maritime archaeologists currently working in the field and gain an understanding of their workplace and job descriptions. Students will also enhance their employment prospects by acquiring field experience.
  • develop an appreciation for working in a team setting, acquiring the personal and professional attributes necessary to work with others to complete tasks.

President & CEO New Bedford Whaling Museum

About the New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum (“Museum”) is the familiar name for the entity that is the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, founded in 1903.  Through its exhibitions, publications and programs, the Museum brings to life an international and multicultural canvas of stories, including:

  • Amazing voyages of early whalers and explorers and the remote places and peoples they encountered;
  • The habits and habitats of whales and marine mammals through the ages;
  • The industrial revolution and growth of New England’s textile mills and other industries;
  • A diversity of peoples seeking religious, racial, and social tolerance whose histories intersect there, and pioneers of all colors; and
  • A proud maritime heritage of shipbuilding, yacht design, and life with the sea.

The Museum is also making new history with its national award-winning high school apprenticeship program, and with unique partnerships that advocate for our oceans and for whales today.

The Museum houses a vast and valuable collection of fine and decorative art and artifacts; 25 galleries; a research library whose archives of logbooks, photographs, records, and rare documents have become internationally renown; the dramatic full skeletons of five whales; and the Lagoda – an 89-foot half scale model of a full-rigged whaling ship.

The President & CEO Opportunity

This is the rare opportunity to take the helm of a vibrant and healthy organization and steer it into the future. The Museum has had nine consecutive years of positive financial results, during which it constructed a new building and doubled its endowment.  There is a wealth of staff and volunteer talent, growing community involvement, partnerships with numerous organizations, a fully vested Board of Trustees and a broad base of donor support.

Ideal Candidates:

We are particularly interested in candidates with the following professional and personal qualities, skills and experience:

  • A strategic, tactical and entrepreneurial leader able to develop and articulate a vision for the Museum’s next chapter;
  • An ambassador and fundraiser who can share the mission and vision with the outside world and help to expand the institution’s role more broadly;
  • A seasoned executive with strong staff, operational and financial management experience; and
  • A sincere passion for the mission of the Museum and a commitment to bringing its mission to the residents of New Bedford and surrounding communities, and far beyond.

Additional information on the Museum and the role can be found here.

To suggest potential candidates, please contact Anne & Erin at

Potential candidates can express interest in the role by clicking here.

We would also appreciate it if you would thoughtfully forward this along in your networks. Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

All our best,

Anne McCarthy & Erin Reedy
Koya Leadership Partners

Underwater Archaeologist

Position Description:

ELOS Environmental, LLC (ELOS) seeks an experienced Underwater Archaeologist. The primary responsibilities of this role are to acquire, analyze, and evaluate underwater archaeological survey data to be included in reports which will be evaluated by the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to comply with requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Maritime Archaeologist

Archaeologist – Parsippany

Dewberry Engineers Inc. (Dewberry) invites applications for a part-time, mid-level, archaeologist position within their environmental group located in the Parsippany, New Jersey office. The qualified candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) standards for archaeologist. Candidates must have a MA in anthropology, archaeology, and/or closely related discipline. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience as a principal investigator and at least 5 years of professional in-field archaeology experience. Maritime archaeological experience is required. Candidates must have experience supervising and conducting field surveys in New Jersey and surrounding metro area. The qualified candidate must possess knowledge and project experience working with applicable federal (most specifically Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act), and New Jersey state regulations. Experience working with NJDOT is a plus as well as experience conducting archaeological monitoring during construction. Candidates must have conducted Phase IA, IB and II field investigations and previously authored cultural resource documentation for federal level review.

Nautical Archaeologist/Conservator

Nautical Archaeologist / Conservator, Texas A&M University

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position specializing in nautical archaeology and artifact conservation to begin August 2018. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background in the field of maritime archaeology, with extensive training and experience in the conservation of artifacts from submerged sites. Knowledge of advanced archaeological recording and analytical tools and techniques is also desirable. Applicants should have a strong record of research, publication, and external funding that is commensurate with the present stage of their career. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct field and laboratory research, supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, teach two courses per semester, and participate in service to the Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, and College of Liberal Arts.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants are required to have in hand a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and demonstrated experience in artifact conservation. Prior teaching experience, research publications, and success in obtaining external funding for research will be considered strengths. Applicants are encouraged to articulate how they may contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references as a single pdf file by email or mail to Search Committee Chair Dr. Deborah Carlson, Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4352 (

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University has 26 full-time faculty situated in four distinct programs: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Nautical Archaeology. The Nautical Archaeology Program is closely affiliated with the Conservation Research Laboratory (CRL), the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), and the non-profit Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA). Texas A&M University is a leading public research university with over 62,000 students located in the city of College Station which is within 90 minutes of both Houston and Austin. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.