Navy Cultural Resources Posts

PB&A is seeking qualified Cultural Resource Professionals to fill upcoming positions such as: Historians, Archivists, Freedom of Information Act Specialists, Curators, Conservators, Collection Management Specialists, Transcribers, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Technical Editors, Photographers, and Graphics Specialists. Experience working in Navy Museum(s) is required for some positions. Experience working for the Navy History and Heritage Command is a plus.

Work will include conducting comprehensive surveys for purpose of identification, evaluation, and treatment of cultural resources under the jurisdiction of the Navy; preparing interpretive and educational materials for the Navy’s cultural resource heritage (brochures, videos, exhibits, interactive computer-based materials); preparing State Historic Preservation Office documentation; preparing National Register of Historic Places nomination forms; conducting archaeological surveys and NRHP eligibility evaluations, preparing Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans; preparing draft Memorandum of Agreements and Programmatic Agreements for addressing archaeological issues; developing historic contexts; and conducting archival research.

Researcher in Underwater Archaeology

In the framework of a new European Research Project the Department must design, develop, and validate an innovative underwater scooter, usable by underwater archaeologists as a support for surveying, documenting and preserving Underwater Cultural Heritage. The work of the researcher will consist in supporting, with his know-how on electronics and behavior monitoring, the engineers during all sensors’ integration and verification phases. Simplified devices have to be used for ocean literacy. The ideal candidate must know the bases of European Projects design and development.

Archaeological Conservator

The Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab based in Greenville, NC is seeking to hire a QAR Conservator. This full-time, permanent position falls under the Office of State Archaeology within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Please note the closing date is November 12. This is a re-posting of an unfilled vacancy – we encourage anyone who applied previously to reapply.

Marine Archaeologist

Still open until 17 November:

Key Accountabilities:
  • Survey, record and interpret known and unknown submerged heritage assets using a range of excavation and diving equipment
  • Plan and manage an underwater excavation
  • Produce, compile and maintain archaeological data and handle, record and pre-classify waterlogged finds including entering data continuously to the excavation database
  • Draw sketches, plans and sections according to QM guidelines
  • Analyze and interpret archaeological, geophysical and remote-sensing survey data, including Acoustic Systems, Bathymetric survey, Side scan Sonar, Sub-Bottom Profiling, Magnetometer etc.
  • Manage pictures (archiving and renaming pictures), write internal reports and desk based assessments.
  • Write and publish scientific excavation reports
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge about measuring, drawing and documenting underwater
  • Experience conducting underwater archaeological surveys including remote sensing data collection and processing, mapping, recording, excavation and report writing
  • Skills with personal computer applications including GIS
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Knowledge about Gulf archaeology
  • Certification as scientific diver
  • Certificate for boat experience that includes launching, trailering and operating.
  • Minimum Master Degree in Maritime/Nautical Archaeology or related field, a PhD Degree is desirable.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship for Maritime Archaeology

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include but is not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, resource management disciplines—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. Applicants can only obtain funding for the number of years they have remaining in their graduate studies when they applied for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program. For example, if you have already completed two years of your PhD studies, and you become a Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship recipient and indicate it will take you two additional years to complete your degree, you will only be able to obtain funds for the remaining two years of your graduate studies. Note that scholars are allowed one (1) one-year no-cost extension that must be requested at least 60 days before the end of the award and will need to provide a justification and a current budget.

BOEM Socio-Cultural Specialist

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska Region, Environmental Analysis Section 1, in Anchorage, AK. The incumbent functions as the Alaska Region’s technical expert on issues and analyses on subsistence activities, cultural systems, environmental justice, and historic and prehistoric archeological resources.

Offshore Alaska.


Underwater Archaeologists

Mizen Archaeology is one of Ireland”s leading Archaeology companies, providing professional underwater and land based services to both the public and private sector.

This position is for an Underwater Archaeologist for monitoring and dredging works in Co. Donegal.

Accommodation provided

Closing Date: 25 Oct 2019 with Immediate start

The successful candidate will be offered minimum 6 month contract.   Immediate start.

Qualified Maritime Archaeologist

HDR is seeking a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist with experience in maritime and terrestrial archaeology in the Northeast Region. This position will be responsible for assisting with consultation and compliance projects to support clients across several business sectors, including power and transportation. The successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (including Section 106 and Section 110), the National Environmental Policy Act, and other federal cultural resources legislation, as well as guidance related to underwater cultural resources studies. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years’ experience serving as a Principal Investigator, meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology, be a Registered Professional Archaeologist, and meet the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s criteria for a Qualified Maritime Archaeologist.

Underwater Archaeologist

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.

Looking for an Underwater Archaeologist

US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. Move to Florida:

Specialized Experience is defined as one year of ; Managing and participating in the management of sites containing historic places of archeological, architectural, and historical interest and considering such places in compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws; conducting cultural resource surveys consisting of consisting of phase I reconnaissance and phase II intensive surveys, test excavations, and phase III data recovery excavations; AND experience as an underwater archeologist, coastal navigation and ecosystem restoration .

Underwater Archaeology Internships

There are 30+ Navy labs to choose from in the NREIP program. The application period for summer 2020 internships closes November 1st so be sure to apply!

Want to know how your skills can apply to Underwater archaeology?

Send a message and chat with our maritime archaeologist and archaeological conservators! Or visit the NREIP page and see what lab interest you.

NC Maritime Museum Conservator

Description of Work:

  1. Treat, conserve, preserve, and document the diverse historical and archaeological collections at the three State Maritime Museums: Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras; North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort; and North Carolina Maritime Museum, Southport.
  2. Train staff, volunteers, and interns to assist in conservation assessment and treatment.
  3. Conduct public education and outreach programs – explain/demonstrate conservation methods and procedures to the public.
  4. Ability to work as part of a team, cooperatively with others is required.
  5. Good oral and written communication skills for public, as well as professional education and outreach activities, including training and supervising students and interns, are required.
  6. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound.  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.