Research Assistant, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term, one-year position as a research assistant with the Discipline of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and is in association with the Marine Institute and the Socio-economic Research Unit at NUI Galway. The term of contract is through the end of the current calendar year (31 December 2020).

Job Description

The successful candidate will join the Marine and Coastal Conservation and Management research project to complete the development of a quantitative, spatially explicit ecological risk assessment framework in Irish coastal waters. The framework is intended to demonstrate the use of systematic spatial planning conservation methodology as a decision support system for consent authorities. The successful candidate will be required to test the existing framework and data sets and further refine the framework to build capacity for improved decision making for relevant consent authorities.

The successful candidate will work on a research award at NUI Galway, Discipline of Geography in close collaboration with the Marine Institute and the Socio-economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway.

Maritime Social Scientist

California Sea Grant and the Delta Stewardship Council are hiring a social scientist to assist with research and outreach on the human dimensions of California water and environmental management and policy issues related to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

This incumbent will be a member of the California Sea Grant extension team, who provide integrated research, outreach, and education to help Californians balance diverse coastal and marine interests and adapt to changing conditions and needs.

This position will serve as a central contributor to advancing collaborative partnerships and catalyzing and implementing social science research to inform management of the delta. The social scientist will serve as a leader in applying quantitative and qualitative social science methods to identified management issues.

UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

This position will be based in Sacramento, California.

Archaeological Conservator

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), an agency of the Maryland Historical Trust, within the Maryland Department of Planning is recruiting for a full time, contractual Archaeological Conservator. JPPM, is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, and is the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research. It is home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) which houses over 8 million artifacts.

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The Research & Preservation Specialist I/Conservator surveys, examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, packages or mounts artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus providing preservation care to archaeological collections.


Objects Conservator

Past Matters, LLC is seeking a part-time objects conservator who will work under the direction of a senior-level conservator. Candidates applying for this position should have a degree in conservation or be able to provide documentation of equivalent experience, and at least three years of experience in collections care and management, including knowledge of policies, practices, and plans for managing museum collections. Responsibilities include general research; testing and analysis; assessment, documentation, and treatment of objects, outdoor art, and architectural features; and report writing. An ability to work independently and a willingness to travel are essential.


PhD Position on Maritime-Cultural Landscape of the Early Modern Netherlands, 1550-1650’

Project description
The PhD candidate will carry out research within the framework of the research programme ‘The Scheurrak SO1 shipwreck in the maritime-cultural landscape of the early modern Netherlands, 1550-1650’. This interdisciplinary programme contains two PhD projects, and is a cooperation between the Institute for History of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Archaeology. The programme investigates what one extraordinarily well-preserved shipwreck, excavated between 1989 and 1997, can tell us about the shipping and shipbuilding industries of the early modern Netherlands, and the material culture of the Baltic trade in the period between 1550 and 1650. The programme will contribute to a better understanding of the broader notion of the maritime-cultural landscape of the early modern Netherlands, and is financed by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed).

Maritime Cultural Resource Specialist

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an on-call Maritime Cultural Resource Specialist for one of our offices on the Great Lakes or along the Eastern US or Gulf Coast. This position will be responsible for assisting with consultation and compliance projects to support a variety of public and private clients. Our successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (including Section 106 [its implementing regulations] and Section 110), the National Environmental Policy Act, and other federal cultural resources legislation, as well as guidance related to underwater resources. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience serving as a Principal Investigator for underwater archaeological projects.


Marine/Archaeological Conservator

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. Performs other duties as assigned. 

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Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology to work with Dr R. Helen Farr, Dr I. Haigh and Prof R. Marsh on an ERC grant. The successful candidate will have experience of palaeo-hydrodynamic tidal modelling and ocean drift calculations of relevance to early seafaring, and analysing results in Matlab.

By the date of the appointment the successful candidate will hold, or will be nearing completion of a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have a developing publication record.

Work pattern to be agreed at offer stage.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Helen Farr (

RFQ: Operational Support for Sea-going Operations in the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit – SAHRA/MUCH/01/01/2020

Notice is hereby given that quotations are invited from suitably qualified and experienced service provider to submit quotations for operational support for sea-going operations in the South African Heritage Resources Agency’s (SAHRA) Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage (MUCH) unit by providing a skipper, boat, dive team, and necessary equipment to complete operations safely and within the applicable laws of South Africa

The completed original quotation documents must be placed in a sealed envelope – clearly stating the Quotation number and the name of service provider.

The sealed quotation must be deposited into the Tender Box situated at the reception area on the ground floor of the South African Heritage Resources Agency, 111 Harrington Street, Cape Town 8001

The closing time for receipt of quotations is 11:00 on Friday, 28 February 2020

RFQ: Mobile River NR Nomination, Shipwrecks of Mobile

The Mobile River National Register nomination project will consist of identifying, recording, and evaluating significant archaeological and historical sites including Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard, the CSS Huntsville, and CSS Tuscaloosa. The project will also include research on the Clotilda to nominate it as a National Historic Landmark (NHL). After collecting data and research, nominations will be produced for Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard, CSS Huntsville, CSS Tuscaloosa, and the Clotilda. The Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard will include the waters of Twelvemile Island’s eastern channel, encompassing eight known wrecks and any potential wrecks that may exist within the boundaries that have not yet been documented.



Nautical Archaeology Fellowship

Historic Preservation Fellowship

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT

This seasonal, full-time paid fellowship provides an opportunity for an emerging professional to gain valuable experience in the museum field while also improving public access to the region’s cultural heritage. This position will provide public interpretation for museum visitors at the Museum’s Nautical Archaeology Center, gain understanding of artifact conservation, and undertake research that will serve as a foundation for the protection and improved public access to the lake’s steamboat shipwrecks. Undergraduate and graduate candidates are welcome to apply. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse academic backgrounds – experience in historic preservation and nautical archaeology is a plus, but not required.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcript, and 2-3 references to Christopher Sabick, Director of Research and Archaeology, at
Applications are due by April 24, 2020.

SALARY RANGE: $15/hour


DON Recent Graduates Program

You will serve as an Historian in the Histories Branch of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

You are eligible for this appointing authority if you are an individual who completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

If you are a veteran who was unable to apply within two years of receiving your degree due to military service obligation, you have as long as six years after degree completion to apply.



Maritime Archaeological Research Specialist

The Maritime Archaeological Research Specialist at East Carolina University is a temporary, stated definite term position beginning in March 2020. The specialist will work in collaboration with Program in Maritime Studies faculty on historical research and remote sensing tasks specifically associated with a NOAA-funded project from which ECU is receiving a subaward.
The specialist will have the following responsibilities:

• Collaborate with ECU and NOAA personnel on a program of maritime historical and archaeological research focused on collecting historical and archaeological data regarding select shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast;

• Facilitate historical and archaeological research to conduct geospatial analysis of available primary sources to define prioritization of historical events and construct defined search grids and survey plans to locate prioritized wrecking incidents;

• Prepare, calibrate, and test remote sensing instrumentation (side scan sonar, magnetometer/gradiometer and navigational instrumentation) to carry out searches for predefined targets;

• Collect, interpolate, and interpret side scan sonar and magnetometer datasets; and,

• Provide written materials and images for interim and final reports, including shipwreck biographies, historical research and remote sensing methodologies, and shipwreck site interpretations.

The selected candidate will be required to work on-site in Greenville, NC.
Minimum Education/Experience

• M.A. in History, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Maritime Studies with a field specialization in underwater archaeology;

• Open Water SCUBA certified, and American Academy of Underwater Sciences qualified;

• Register of Professional Archaeologist certified or qualified; and,

• Experience with ArcGIS, Hypack, and SonarWiz software packages.


RCAHM Senior Investigator (Maritime Archaeology)

Senior Investigator (Maritime)

Job – Senior Investigator (Maritime)

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

This is a permanent position. The post is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the National Monuments Record through research and survey of maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast and for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector.

The successful candidate will have direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone, a record of synthesis and publication in this field of work and experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data. We are particularly looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team to deliver projects and objectives. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is required for the post.  However, applications will be considered from candidates who are committed to learn Welsh to the required level.  Training will be funded.

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary scale: £29,859 to £36,500 per annum. Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale.
  • Full details and an application form can be found here: Current Vacancies
  • Closing date for applications: 17 March 2020.

Underwater Cultural Heritage Call for Proposals—call-for-proposals-2019

Shared Underwater Cultural Heritage | Call for Proposals 2020

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia,
welcomes project proposals for initiatives focusing on Dutch-Australian Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Dutch-Australian Underwater Cultural Heritage

Dutch seafarers explored and charted the Australian coastline more than 150 years before James Cook. In 1606, Dutchman Willem Janszoon and his crew on the Duyfken made the first European landing on the Australian continent. Many Dutch explorers, including Dirk Hartog and Abel Tasman, followed. Some of the Dutch journeys to Australia did not end well. In 2029 it will be 400 years ago since the Batavia wrecked off the coast of Western Australia. The discovery of the Batavia and three other Dutch shipwrecks in Australian waters in the 1960s, presented Australian and Dutch scholars with a unique opportunity to jointly explore our shared maritime history and heritage.

The Dutch-Australian underwater cultural heritage programme also focuses on shared military underwater heritage in Australian waters, dating back to World War II, when the Netherlands and Australia were allies in in the Pacific War.

RFP: Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail Videos

Department of State
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RFP – Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Videos
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The Department of State is seeking Proposals from qualified Respondents to provide Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Videos.

Request for Proposal will be opened at the below address at 3:30 P.M, February 14, 2020.

Request for Proposal will be opened at the below address at 03:30 P.M., February 14, 2020.

RCAHMW: Maritime Research Assistant

Job Vacancy – Maritime Research Assistant

Job Vacancy – Maritime Research Assistant (Lloyd’s Register Foundation)

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Maritime Research Assistant to work on the “Making the Link: Lloyd’s Register and the National Monuments Record of Wales” project.

The main aim of the project is to promote the digital resources of Lloyd’s Register Foundation by linking them to the shipwreck data held in the National Monuments of Wales that is publicly available online via Coflein, the Royal Commission’s online portal.

The main purpose of the role is to link the National Monument Record of Wales shipwreck records to the Casualty Returns made available online by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and to promote those records by giving public talks at venues across Wales and by making regular social media posts.

Maritime Research Assistant

  • This is a full time six-month fixed term appointment starting at the beginning of April 2020.
  • Salary: £20,000 per annum
  • Closing date for applications: 23 February 2020

Full details and an application form can be found here: Job Vacancy – Maritime Research Assistant

Re-Advertised Marine Heritage Consultant

We have an opportunity for a Heritage Consultant to join our expanding UK Environmental team. This position could be considered on a part time basis, minimum of 22.5 hours per week.

You will be an enthusiastic, optimistic, conscientious with excellent communication skills and a minimum of 2 years experience specifically in work place heritage and archaeological practice or consultancy. Direct experience of marine and coastal heritage consultancy is preferable, although individuals with experience of working as a marine archaeologist with an interest in pursuing a career in consultancy will also be considered.

You will need to efficient and enjoy the challenge of a growth-orientated environment. Able to work in a team and, at times, independently. The role will require close working with members of the heritage team, various environmental teams across the UK and in Europe, as well as with staff across other Business Lines. Willingness to contribute to multi-disciplinary teams will be key to the successful execution of the role. You will also contribute proactively to ensure consulting services are consistently delivered to the highest standards, meeting and exceeding clients’ needs.

The position will be within a small but growing historic environment (heritage) team, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary environment team.

As a marine heritage consultant you will be expected to undertake, archaeological desk-based assessments, conduct site visits and walkovers and monitor site works (coastal and intertidal), deliver tool box talks and presentations to on-site construction teams, prepare method statements and WSIs, and produce and compile marine historic environment (marine archaeology and cultural heritage) ES chapters associated with the coastal, intertidal and offshore elements of both large and small scale development planning projects.

Additionally, the role will support promoting the heritage service offering, as and when required, via assistance with marketing materials and presentations to help ensure and maintain a continual turnover of heritage related work.
Project involvement typically includes offshore renewables, coastal defence and flood alleviation schemes, port and harbour developments (including capital dredging) and other industrial developments.