BOEM Social Scientist

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, Environmental Sciences Management Section, in Anchorage, AK.


Assistant Archaeological Conservator

St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program:

Primary duty is to assist the Director of Archaeological Conservation and other Lighthouse Conservators in the management of an archaeological conservation laboratory, treating and processing mainly waterlogged material culture recovered from shipwrecks and other maritime sites. Provide administrative support to assist in the Collections Division mission of preserving collections to the highest standards. Work to ensure that the laboratory runs smoothly in coordination with its parent organization.

2019 Nautical Archaeology Funding

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting scholarly, ethical research on shipwrecks and maritime sites around the world. INA seeks to assist archaeologists and researchers by providing institutional backing for fundraising activities, loaning equipment, or providing modest grant funding for research and fieldwork. With the exception of the $25,000 Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant, most awards do not exceed $7,500.

Read the Call For 2018 Reports and 2019 Proposals here.

Download Proposal Form here.

Underwater Archaeologist

As an archaeologist for Colbr Consulting Inc. the selected candidate will be required to hold permits and conduct archaeological impact assessments (AIA’s) within New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces. AIA’s will include mechanical testing of large scale sites, small scale sites, and wet sites (wetlands, bogs and marshes). Underwater archaeological surveys, pedestrian surveys, manual testing, excavation, geophysical and remote sensing surveys, as well as desk-based research will also be part of the many tasks involved in the archaeologist role. The archaeologist will be responsible for the preparation and design of AIA’s prior to entry into the field as well as Archaeological Field Research Permit (AFRP) applications. Once in the field, the archaeologist will act as project manager and supervise all archaeological aspects of the project. This includes supervision of archaeological field technicians or mechanical crews. The archaeologist will be responsible for collecting and archiving all field data daily and adapting the project plan accordingly based on findings. Furthermore, the archaeologist will be responsible for the proper closing of a project which includes, but is not limited to, site restoration, demobilization, and writing the final report for submission to the client and to the regulatory body.

Underwater Archaeologists Needed!

Odyssey Anthro Group is seeking qualified part-time marine archaeologists to augment United States Department of Defense efforts to account for America’s fallen service members.

The marine archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions.  This position will follow all DPAA policies and procedures to serve as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute archaeological strategies to search for, verify, survey, and recover sites in underwater contexts and forensically process any evidence.  Investigation and recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments.  This position will require both field and laboratory work.

Marine Archaeologist

SNA International, a world leader in forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence, is currently looking for a Marine Archaeologist.

The Marine Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions. This position will follow all DPAA policies and procedures to serve as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute archaeological strategies to search for, verify, survey, and recover sites in underwater contexts and forensically process any evidence. Investigation and recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments. This position will require both field and laboratory work.

Wood ID Workshop

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Wood Identification workshop in collaboration with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Suzana Radivojevic will be teaching the workshop at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 29-31, 2019.
The workshop will provide practical and theoretical training in wood identification that will allow participants to identify the wood species of an unknown wood sample. While focusing on North American and selected exotic wood species that are prominent materials in our culture, participants will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skill sets applicable to identification of any unknown wood sample. The workshop is designed to teach wood morphology and anatomy at all structural levels as an essential basis for wood identification using macroscopic and microscopic techniques. The instruction integrates lectures with slide presentations, demonstration, hands-on exercise and ample use of reference materials. Emphasis is given to hands-on exercise in sampling, sample preparation, macroscopic and microscopic wood identification techniques, proficiency in using wood identification literature and resources and immediate integration of lectured material into practice.
The workshop is designed for conservation professionals working with architectural wood or wooden objects of historic or artistic significance. No prior knowledge of microscopy or wood anatomy is necessary. The fee for this course is $399 for AIC members; $549 for non-AIC members. Limited to 18 participants.
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January, Caribbean, Underwater Archaeology

Field school opportunity with the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research:

Underwater archaeological research on St. Eustatius, a tiny Dutch island in the northeastern Caribbean, is shedding new light on the island’s maritime history. St. Eustatius was the busiest trade port in the late eighteenth-century Caribbean and played an instrumental role in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) by supplying the North American rebels with vast quantities of arms and ammunition in their fight for freedom.
Last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria stirred up the sea floor in the island’s historic anchorage area, thereby exposing several colonial-period shipwreck sites. A team of students and volunteers led by maritime archaeologist Ruud Stelten from the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research has been working hard on documenting and studying one of these shipwrecks.

The site consists of a large pile of ballast stones and yellow bricks, countless pieces of metal fastenings, numerous barrel hoops, an anchor, a cannon, and a myriad of eighteenth-century glass, ceramic, and small metal objects. Thus far, 3D models have been created of certain parts of the site using photogrammetry, detailed site plans have been drawn up, and several artifacts have been recovered and conserved. Based on the date ranges of artifacts recovered, it is believed the wreck site dates to 1747, when a hurricane sank 68 ships in St. Eustatius’ harbor.

The research will continue with an exciting 2-week field school in January.

For more information or to sign up, email

PhD Studentship: Marine Cultural

Applications are invited for a Faculty of Arts funded International PhD studentship granted in connection to a recent GCRF/AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits.  Applicants for the studentship must be nationals of Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar – countries which are the focus of the project.

The Rising from the Depths project aims to identify ways in which marine cultural heritage can directly benefit coastal communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. Information about the project can be found on our website.

LCMM Executive Director


Do you love Lake Champlain and its historical lore? Are you an experienced leader and mentor with knowledge of the nonprofit world? Then we have the job for you! The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for an enthusiastic, environmentally aware, history curious, education minded, people person to become our Executive Director.

LCMM is a unique blend of museum and education provider with programs that range from classroom instruction, hands-on learning opportunities including a semester long boat-building program, and professional development courses for educators. Our summer camps (Lake Adventure Camps) are a popular staple during the summer. And the core of our museum, what gave it life and underpins the entire organization, is our nautical archaeology program. In a word, shipwrecks. Lots of them and we’ve only just scratched the surface. In fact, two shipwrecks, the General Butler and O.J. Walker, gave birth to our replica sailing canal schooner Lois McClure!

Marine Archaeology Course

November 7-8, 2018.

Marine Archaeology integrates geology, geophysics, and archaeology to delineate, identify, and assess inundated archaeological sites, such as shipwrecks and prehistoric sites. This course is sponsored by the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) Committee of the Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S. (SUT-US).

The course is focused for geoscientists, engineers, and managers who actively work, contract, or plan marine site investigation programs for exploration and/or field development. The two-day comprehensive course covers the fundamentals of archaeology, the regulatory environments in the United States and around the world, the potential for unanticipated discoveries, data acquisition, interpretation, risk management, and project planning. Incorporating four case studies, the class helps illustrate the potential outcomes of an archaeological or geophysical survey. Recognized experts in the field from a mix of energy, consulting, and service companies teach the class.

Maritime Archaeologist

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Support Officer II to work on
the Maritime Archaeology Programme within the Department of Classics and Archaeology.
2. Applicants must be in possession of at least a Master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology.
Closes 17 August, 2018.

MAP Fund

Posted on behalf of the MaP Fund

Applications should be sent to: Deadline – Monday 26 August 2018

The MaP Fund is dedicated to the advancement of maritime and underwater archaeology and the protection and investigation of underwater cultural heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region, in particular in Australia and the ASEAN countries.

One of the objectives of the MaP Fund is to:
* provide grants and scholarships to support graduate and postgraduate students studying maritime or underwater archaeology or underwater cultural heritage management in Australia in attending and presenting their research at conferences in Australia and overseas. We particularly encourage presentation of research at the annual SHA Conference in the USA, the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage and/or the annual AIMA Conference.

The MaP AIMA/ASHA Conference Grants 2018
In order to further the objectives of the MaP Fund we are offering two (or more) grants (up to a total value of $2,000) for Honours, Graduate (Graduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters) or PhD students enrolled full-time or part-time at any Australian University and conducting research towards a thesis in maritime archaeology or a closely related field.

The grants will help the successful applicants to attend and present their research at the 2018 AIMA/ASHA Conference. The grant is expected to cover some of the costs (airfare, conference registration, accommodation, food allowance or conference tours) associated with the conference.

Eligibility criteria are listed below:
The successful applicants must:
• have submitted and been accepted to present at the AIMA/ASHA Conference
• be resident in any state or territory of Australia.
• be enrolled full-time or part-time at any Australian University
• be conducting research for a thesis in maritime archaeology or a closely related field

Applicants for the MaP Fund AIMA/ASHA Conference Grants should provide:
* a copy of their abstract for the conference
* a brief cv (no more than 2 pages)
* a covering letter (no more than 1 page) indicating why they should receive this support
* a budget statement (no more than 1 page) indicating the costs that they expect to incur (airfare, conference registration, accommodation, food allowance or conference tours) and indicating what parts of their budget (if anything) are being paid for by their university, scholarship, employer and/or themselves as well as what they would like the MaP Fund grant to pay for.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to maritime archaeology.

The successful applicant will be expected to write a brief blog about their experiences for the MaP Fund Facebook page during the AIMA/ASHA Conference.

See the MaP Fund Facebook site:

Registrations for the AIMA/ASHA conference have now opened.
Early bird rates are available for full registration of society (ASHA or AIMA) members, purchased before the 10th August.

Marine Scientist (Underwater Cultural Resources)

EA has an excellent opportunity for a Marine Scientist (Scientist II) with a broad range of capabilities to join our team in Hunt Valley, MD.  The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting in the performance of a wide range of multidisciplinary projects that include hydrographic and underwater geophysical surveys, sediments collection and evaluation, as well as associated data processing and analysis.

Investigations may include (but will not be limited to) sediment coring and sampling, topographic and bathymetric survey, as well as underwater cultural resource, ecotoxicological, benthic community, freshwater and estuarine fisheries, and water quality assessments.

In addition to field activities, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the development of study plans, field reports, technical memoranda and other documentation.  These work products will be related to CERCLA, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental permitting and environmental compliance projects.  Duties will include field sampling and survey (upland, intertidal and subtidal), field team support, sample management, data assessment and analysis, and technical report preparation.

Maritime Archaeologist

Closes 16 August, 2018. Just saw the post. My delay.

o work with a growing and ambitious maritime archaeological charity in all aspects of a demanding job. To develop funding opportunities and projects. To be able to manage and develop these and the daily administration.

The post-holder will be directly responsible to the CEO of the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) and its Board of Trustees.

This post will be for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extension.

There is an expectation that the post-holder will develop into the following roles.