Call for Expressions of Interest.
The MaP Fund is calling for expressions of Interest from prospective applicants for a scholarship that will enable an individual to study for a Master of Maritime Archaeology degree (18 months) at Flinders University in 2019/20 (starting in March 2019 or July 2019). Applicants must:
• have completed a Bachelor degree in Archaeology or closely related discipline,
• be eligible for entry into the MMA program according to the requirements of Flinders University (see here), and
• be a resident in Asia or the Pacific region (not including the USA, Australia or New Zealand).
Citizens of ASEAN nations and those living and working in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are particularly encouraged to express interest.
At this stage all you need to do is send an email to the MaP Fund at:
stating that you intend to apply.
Applications for the scholarship are expected to open in early December and close by the end of December 2018. Prospective applicants should start preparing their cv and a summary of their academic record now – please note that copies of academic transcripts and a letter of reference from an academic lecturer or supervisor will be required. Those already working in the field of Maritime Archaeology will need to provide written evidence that their employer supports their application and will give them the required time to complete the degree.
The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering a 10-week summer internship to
conduct material analysis and conservation assessment of the Spanish
fishing boat *Isabel* (1925) within the Institution’s Collection of 150
small craft from 42 countries. The twenty-two foot long vessel is
constructed from wood and decorated with traditional folk paintings and
other ornamental elements. At present the object has condition issues which
include: structural damage, separation of framing components, and
delamination of paint across multiple surfaces. The internship will focus
on the inventorying and identification of component parts, the
characterization of paint layers and fiber-based materials, and the
identification of wood species of structural elements to enable the
development of a conservation treatment plan.
Techniques available to conduct analysis and imaging during the internship
include photogrammetry, UV-Vis Fluorescence, IR, RTI, PXRF, FT-IR, and PLM
Placement dates for the internship are between June 3 and August 16, 2019
Applying candidates should have a minimum of one year of conservation
graduate school training.
Please email a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of
recommendations with one coming from a conservator familiar with the
applicant’s work to: whoffman@MarinersMuseum.org
Stipend Position: $5,000.00
Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
For additional information please contact:
Director of Conservation & Chief Conservator
Batten Conservation Complex
The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Open to a few:
In this position you will serve as an Archeologist with the Submerged Resources Center (SRC) with duties consisting primarily of underwater archeological documentation and analysis and marine remote sensing survey and documentation of submerged cultural resources throughout the National Park System and with partner agencies on a state, national and international level. Because of equipment intensive field operations are done under the water, incumbent will be around water bodies involved in diving and boating activities. Because almost all field operations involve work in parks, you will be expected to travel extensively (e.g. up to seven months per years) and sometimes for long durations (e.g. 90 days or more). You will be expected to engage in diving operations, classified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as hazardous duty.
We have a new WWII project in the works and we are seeking out expert contributors and presenters in all fields: archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, etc. We’re particularly interested in experts with experience in diving and maritime archaeology, although it’s not a dealbreaker per se.
If WWII is your field of expertise, we want to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to apply, please ensure we have an updated CV, 2 photos, one headshot and one full-body; a bio and a short video clip of you of around 2-3 minutes duration; guidelines on how to record your own can be found here!