Maritime Archaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Maritime Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in nautical archaeology or closely related field. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or closely related field is highly desirable. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in marine survey, processing and analyzing geophysical data is required, as are technical report writing skills.

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salaries are competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.


Underwater Archaeology Volunteers

The UK’s Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST), in partnership with Bournemouth University, is calling for volunteers to assist with cleaning, recording and preserving artefacts during the underwater excavation of HMS Invincible 1744.

Invincible, built by the French in 1744 and captured by the Royal Navy in 1747, sank in the Solent in 1758. Her special design, unique lines and 74-gun capacity were copied and her class became the model for the Royal Navy’s fleet until sailing vessels were replaced by steamships.

Since 2017, a dedicated team of archaeological divers guided by Dan Pascoe, the site’s licensee, has been working against time in the Solent to reveal the wreck’s secrets in what MAST describe as ‘the country’s most significant maritime archaeology project since the 1980s’.

Military Historian

SNA International, the Global Leader in Forensics, Biometrics and Identity Intelligence, is currently looking for a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), at the DPAA lab in Hawaii, by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Asia Pacific Directorate.

2 Posts Marine Archaeologist

NA 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.

Assistant Professor Maritime Archaeology

The Department of History and the Program in Maritime Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Maritime Archaeology to begin August 12, 2019. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor. Area of specialization within Maritime Archaeology is open. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all, the Department actively encourages members from all underrepresented groups in higher education to submit applications.

Screening will begin December 1, 2018. Candidates should submit an online candidate profile, letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching experience/philosophy at Also, arrange for three current letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts to be sent to: Dr. Nathan Richards, Search Committee Chair, Program in Maritime Studies, Eller House, Mail Stop 149, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Questions can be sent to Dr. Nathan Richards at

Closes 30 November.

Fully Funded PhD

Please see below link regarding a fully funded 3.5 year NERC PhD Studentship opportunity at Cardiff University.

“Rocky coast geomorphology: the key to unlocking our archaeological heritage”

This PhD opportunity is part of the NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership where the successful PhD student would join the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, supervised by Dr Claire Earlie and Dr David Thompson. The project also involves collaboration from Dr Robin Shailand Dr Matthew Eyre at the University of Exeter (Falmouth campus).

The project will be largely field based, where the student will receive additional supervision from the CASE partner: Dr Nick Holder, English Heritage at the historic site of Tintagel.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions,

Kindest regards

Dr Claire Earlie

Lecturer in Coastal Processes

School of Earth & Ocean Sciences

Cardiff University

Main Building, Room 1.32

Park Place


Tel: 029 208 75563


Maritime Archaeologist Abroad

Tip: Use Chrome to automatically translate if you don’t read Dutch.

Netherlands Cultural Heritage Service, Maritime Archaeologist Abroad

Closes 7 November

As a (maritime) archaeologist at the Maritime Program Abroad you contribute to the development of the management and preservation of the Dutch maritime heritage overseas.

You set up projects with partners in other countries and report on this, do knowledge transfer, act as advisor and also help in projects of others. These can be diving projects, but also projects that involve knowledge exchange via GIS (Geographic Information System).

You draw up reports, provide substantive support and advise the partners involved. You map underwater sites using GIS / Data systems and carry out (diving) research. 
In addition, you will be deployed in guiding / managing projects. Quality control, developing knowledge products and securing knowledge is part of the job. You also maintain your network and make your information available to third parties.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Open Now

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees 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 3.30 grade point average to be eligible to apply and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.30 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.

Underwater Archaeology Field School

We are a Bulgarian non-profit that holds archaeology field school and conservation workshops across the Balkans.  Last year we launched an underwater project and are looking for ways to publicize the program to the underwater/marine archaeology community.

Barbara Remedios

Admissions Office 

Balkan Heritage Field School
7 Tulovo, 5th Floor, Apt.7,
1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 877 725 052 

Jobs and Skills in Underwater Archaeology

New Blog post from the ACUA:


I would add in addition to being a terrestrial archaeologist first you also need need to understand and learn marine geophysics. Go offshore, learn how to do marine survey, make money. Read back through this blog and get a job doing marine survey. You will be much more valuable to employers. Do it for 28 days. Do one or two rotations. My Friday two cents.


Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeologist

  • Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary

ELOS Environmental, LLC is a well-established environmental consulting company that provides strategic environmental services throughout Louisiana and neighboring states. ELOS maintains a competitive edge within the realm of environmental and cultural resource consulting by offering a diverse range of services designed to meet and exceed our clients’ needs and expectations. Our familiarity with the permitting agencies’ staff and processes — plus our expertise in environmental sciences, cultural resource management practices, and relevant technologies — means we can actually streamline the environmental and cultural resource regulatory compliance process for our clients, saving them time and money. ELOS is currently and continually seeking qualified applicants for Archaeologist positions to support ongoing and upcoming projects throughout the state.

Job Description:

This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the South and Southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana. As an ELOS Archaeologist you will have the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff. The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including but not limited to: proposals; background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations and other laws relating to cultural resources.
  • Conduct archival research and background records reviews.
  • Conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring.
  • Conduct analyses and prepare and edit technical reports for cultural resources management projects.
  • Evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers of historic properties.
  • Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.
  • Provide support and work with mid- and senior-level cultural resources staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred but a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years field experience can substitute.
  • Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology
  • Minimum of two to four years of professional archaeological field work experience
  • Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the southern and southeastern United States, particularly Louisiana.
  • Experience using GPS technology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience recording archaeological sites on site forms required by various SHPOs and state agencies.
  • Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.
  • Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists-certified is preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience completing Louisiana forms and following 2018 guidelines.
  • Excellent Editing and English grammar editing.
  • Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.

Primary Location

United States-Louisiana- Hammond


Yes – additional travel as the program grows

Employment Type


Job Type: Full-time


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • Hammond, LA (Preferred)


  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (Preferred)

Underwater Archaeologists needed

The Casting Call
We have been approached by a major US Production Company who are in development on an Underwater Archaeology TV program. They are looking for Maritime & Underwater Archaeologists to be hosts & participants for this project.
If this sounds like you something that would interest you please drop us an email to casting@pastpreservers

All the best from the Past Preservers Casting Team
With thanks to Dr Carmen Obied, Dr Chris Begley & Dr Peter Campbell for the fab images!


Research Fellow


I am pleased to announce that the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has received an IMLS grant through the NC African American Heritage Commission (NCAAHC) in partnership with the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab, which includes funds to support a three month Research Fellow (May-July 2019). Please see the attached position notice for information on how to apply.

If anyone would like additional information about the position before applying they can contact Angela Thorpe, Acting Director of AAHC:

Angela M. Thorpe

Acting Director, NC African American Heritage Commission

NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources

919.807.6511   office

Thank you,


LaC_QAR Fellowship Description_Final



QAR Conservator

Maritime History Op

What we are looking for:  The SS United States Conservancy is currently recruiting for a part-time Editorial Associate to produce an electronic newsletter and generate content for its key social media channels (Facebook and Twitter).

SS United States Conservancy

The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, is dedicated to protecting, revitalizing, and promoting the historic ocean liner SS United States, the largest passenger ship ever built in America and current holder of the transatlantic speed record. “America’s Flagship” transported four US presidents, business moguls, movie stars, tourists, and immigrants and is one of the last great super liners from the golden age of trans-Atlantic travel. The SS United States Conservancy purchased the SS United States in February of 2011, and is currently working to secure her future as a mixed-use, stationary development which will include a SS United States museum. The Conservancy is moving full speed ahead on its goals of building its permanent collection of archives, art, and artifacts from the SS United States. Our dedicated staff is always diligently exploring how to best preserve, celebrate, and disseminate the range of items in the Conservancy’s collections through not only various social media platforms but also through unique opportunities with museums, institutions, and other organizations. Guided by a prominent board of directors and advisory council, the Conservancy currently has a small team based in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York. The organization has members hailing from all 50 states and 22 nations worldwide.

Grad Students


The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA; is seeking a candiate to fill one Graduate Student Associate Member position. The Graduate Student Associate Member is a voluntary, two-year appointment to the board requiring attendance at the annual Historical and Underwater Archaeology Conference, participation in board meetings, and an annual report of accomplishments. The current term runs from 1 January 2019 through 31 December 2020. The Graduate Student Associate appointment is open to any currently enrolled graduate student studying underwater archaeology or a directly related field, and must remain a student throughout their tenure. Membership in the Society for Historical Archaeology is also required. All application packages must be received by 20 October 2018. Please send complete packages to with Graduate Student Associate Member in the subject line.

Research Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

The James C. Bradford Dissertation Research Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
Awarded by the North American Society for Oceanic History

Amount: $1,000
Closing Date for Applications: 15 March 2019
Send Application Materials To:
Announcement of Award: 15 May 2019

The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one dissertation fellowship in North American naval and maritime history for 2019. The fellowship is named in honor of NASOH past-president Dr. James C. Bradford, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of American naval history.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of application and have an approved dissertation proposal on file at their degree-granting institution.

Topics in all periods of United States and North American naval and maritime history are eligible, including:
Naval topics include strategy, tactics, and operations; institutional development and administration; biography, personnel, and social developments; exploration, science, and technology; and policy and diplomacy;
Maritime (including oceans and inland waters) topics include commerce, the environment, exploration, biography, societies, fishing, labor, shipbuilding and technology, navigation, oceanography, and travel.
Application Documents: Applications should include:
1). A completed and signed application cover sheet (the blank application cover sheet is available at;
2). Curriculum Vitae;
3). Copy of approved dissertation proposal;
4). Description of the status of the project (not over 1,000 words);
5). Brief statement of proposed use of the fellowship funds;
6). The names and contact information for the dissertation committee chair and two other individuals asked to submit letters of recommendation.

Submission and Deadline: All application materials and letters of recommendations are due on 15 March 2019 and should be sent by e-mail with pdf attachments to:

Selection: Applications will be evaluated by a three-person committee of NASOH members and the recipient notified by 15 May 2019.