Wooden Objects Conservator


Master’s Degree in Conservation and four years of professional experience or five years of professional experience as a Conservator; work experience includes specialization in the conservation of Wooden Objects.

The Conservator reports directly to the head of the Conservation Unit within the Bureau of Historic Site and Park Services. This position, one of seven professional conservator titles, specializes in the care and restoration of wooden objects. All conservators are expected to adhere to the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Wooden objects include domestic and office furniture (upholstered and non-upholstered), case clocks, wagons and carriages, canoes, kayaks and small boats.

Free CovED Talks: Nautical Archaeology Society


To make the best out of the current challenging times, the Nautical Archaeology Society is starting a new free online lunchtime talks series – and we’d like you to join in.

Inspired by the popular TEDtalks, we’re establishing #CovEDtalks to promote #SelfEducation during #SelfIsolation. These will be stand-alone half-hour talks on Tuesdays at 12:30-13:00 (London).

Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

re-posted 28 March 2020]

Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History on any aspect of naval and maritime history, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present day.

Closing date: 3 April 2020 (i.e. extended from 27 March 2020)

FSM Posts, Marine Archaeologists

Request for Proposals

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Our office seeks a person with a Master of Arts or Doctorate of Philosophy in the field of Archaeology, or related field, with 10 years of experience. Experience in the Pacific and Micronesia is preferred. This person should demonstrate passion and genuine interest to work in Micronesia, experience with community-based historic preservation and archaeological planning, capacity building, and professional development locally and internationally. Although English is widely spoken, local languages (Kosraean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, or Chuukese) are used for many government meetings and all community events. Applicant must be adaptable in terms of culture, isolation, and environmental conditions and must have demonstrated ability to carry out fieldwork in such conditions.

Archaeologist with Marine Archaeology experience is a plus (if so, applicant should hold an active scuba diving certification (proof of dives or documentation of most recent dives), Rescue of Advanced Diver Level (or a Commercial Diver), and demonstrate s/he is medically fit to dive.


DPAA Historian


Your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Coordinate the tasking and monitoring of the work of other researchers to ensure all casework conforms to Agency requirements, shepherding all cases through the entire development process, and serving as the subject matter expert and point of contact for area of research.
  • Conducting historical studies; obtaining, collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and integrating all available historical evidence and information.
  • Provide expert advice, consultations, and recommendations for a wide variety of analytical and administrative operations connected with the formulation, presentation, and execution of the DPAA historical research program.
  • Provide on-site support to field operations through comprehensive analysis and expert judgment of collected intelligence, information, and artifacts.
  • Conduct field and on-site interviews with local personnel as applicable in order to increase and corroborate existing knowledge.
  • Conduct research projects and special analyses resulting in official publications of national and international significance that further case resolution on missing persons.

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 (diversity.ucsd.edu).

This position will be based in Sacramento, California.

US Navy Historian (Recent Graduate)


You will be a Historian with the Naval History & Heritage Command.

This position will be filled using the Direct Hire Authority for Recent Graduates.

In addition to the Basic Requirements described below for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1. Utilizing a specialized knowledge in modern organizational and operational naval or military history, 2. Conducting scholarly research in naval or military archives, 3. Presenting papers at scholarly historical conferences and presenting historical material to general audiences, 4. Publishing peer-reviewed articles in books or scholarly journals.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/history-series-0170/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

2 DPAA GIS Posts




The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is responsible for finding and recovering missing US Service Members from our Nation’s past conflicts. DPAA is a Department of Defense (DoD) joint military organization comprised of military service members, DoD civilians, and contractors, with offices in Hawaii, Washington DC, and Omaha, NE.

DPAA is offering a learning opportunity to support their global search and recovery efforts. The research will be based on the locations and coordinates derived from the analysis of historic documents, current and historic imagery, leads developed through investigations, and previous search and recovery efforts. As a DPAA participant, you will learn all that is needed to maximize the technological capabilities of the systems through research and a hands-on experience. This opportunity will offer experiential learning and exploration in any number of technological areas including:

  • Programing automated processes using scripts
  • Customizing user interfaces with coding and/or configuration
  • Cyber security configurations.

The nature of the Geographic Information System (GIS) industry requires the need to have a large research and educational component in order to be successful. This opportunity will require the individual to interact with users from many different backgrounds and disciplines, including both civilian and military, and from historians to anthropologists. The DPAA GIS brings all these disparate data sources together into a Common Operating Picture (COP) where analysts, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists can visualize and analyze the spatial data in easy-to-use applications. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will take part in implementing a Field Data Collection program using Trimble, TopCon, and Leica systems so DPAA teams can collect the pertinent geospatial data when investigating a case or excavating a site.

Underwater Archaeology Technician


Parks Canada Agency – Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Ottawa (Ontario)
6-month term with possibility of extension
$62,741 to $71,340 (salary under revision)

The successful candidate will serve as a diving and support technician for Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team (UAT) based in Ottawa. We work throughout Canada primarily at National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites. Within the wider Parks Canada organization we research, help protect, and present nationally-significant examples of Canada’s underwater cultural heritage. Our work takes us to remote and environmentally challenging locations throughout Canada, for example, The Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada in Nunavut. We work from various platforms that include the Research Vessel (RV) David Thompson, excavation support barge Qiniqtirjuaq, and the survey and diving boat RV Investigator. The successful candidate will join our professional dive team of seven underwater archaeologists and a diving systems technologist for archaeological fieldwork, surveys, logistics support, and boat and vehicle operations. The successful candidate requires, among other qualities, excellent technical aptitude in commercial diving (and related equipment operation, maintenance and repair), knowledge and experience of working from boats, effective interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to fit into a dynamic team. For additional information on Parks Canada, our team, and some of our work, see the following links:


Funded MA/PhD in Maritime Archaeology

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) is offering one or two additional funded MA (two-year) / PhD (four-year) positions on Ship Graffiti and Iconography beginning in the Autumn of 2020.
Students receiving a funding package will have a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and possibly housing near the Koç University campus in Istanbul, Turkey.
The deadline for applications is April 3rd, 2020.
For more information about these opportunities, please visit the KUDAR website at kudar.ku.edu.tr

Instructional Assistant Professor in Nautical Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a temporary, full-time, nine-month, non-tenure Instructional Assistant Professor position in Nautical Archaeology, starting in the Fall 2020 academic semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per semester (Fall and Spring semesters).

Courses in the Fall semester include Historical ArchaeologyArchaeological Artifact Conservation, and Analytical Archaeology; courses in the Spring semester will be determined at the time of appointment based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the operation of the Conservation Research Laboratory, as well as the administration of the department’s MS degree in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to teach electives in Historical Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology, and Conservation.



DPAA Historian


Under the direction of the Secretary of Defense and the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), and pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and the Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory were combined in January, 2015, into a single defense agency — the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).


Assistant Receiver of Wreck


The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are looking for an Assistant Receiver of Wreck to support the administration processes relating to matters of wreck and salvage throughout the UK.

You will assist the Receiver and Deputy Receiver of Wreck in the administration of those sections of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 that relate to wreck and salvage, the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and the Royal Prerogative for Fishes Royal.

This is an exciting role where you will process reports of wreck, in the interest of both the finder and the owner. In this highly diverse role no two days are the same which will give you variety to your working day.

The role also involves education and outreach, representing and highlighting the requirements of wreck and salvage law in a variety of public fora, including attending conferences and other events.

CESU Grant for BOEM


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) through the Environmental Studies Program (ESP) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to study shipwrecks and benthic hard-bottom habitat in the mesophotic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a clear need to characterize seafloor features and their ecological role to develop proper management and avoidance strategies based upon their ecological community structures.   Objectives include documenting and mapping sites. Only applicants noted in “Additional Information on Eligibility” are eligible, but cooperative research is encouraged and applicants may include subcontracts to other organizations in their proposals. See complete program announcement. Section 1345(e) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) authorizes BOEM to enter into cooperative agreements with affected States for purposes that are consistent with the OCLSA, including the joint use of available expertise, joint planning and review, and the formation of joint surveillance and monitoring arrangements.

Eligible: State governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Coastal states and state-controlled institutions of higher education who are members of the following Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Gulf Coast, Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed and North Atlantic Coast.


Heritage Officer Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage at The South African Heritage Agency (SAHRA)


To manage the heritage resources in relation to maritime and underwater cultural heritage (MUCH), to provide assistance to the unit Manager, as well as to provide administrative and technical support to the unit. Click here for full details including closing date.




This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE), in Sterling, VA.

The incumbent serves as a Historic Preservation Specialist in the OREP’s Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (EREB).  The responsibility of the incumbent is to provide the professional expertise, produce substantive analyses, and lead consultations for cultural resources and historic properties necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

At the full performance level GS-13 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Conducts consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with state, local, and tribal governments, and other Federal agencies and under Executive Order 13175 with Federally-recognized tribes.
  2. Researches and analyzes physical and visual impacts to cultural and historic properties.
  3. Analyzes and reviews onshore and offshore cultural, archaeological, and architecture surveys and reports submitted by applicants and lessees.
  4. Develops survey guidelines and mitigation procedures for the identification and protection of onshore and offshore cultural and historic resources associated with renewable energy leasing and operations activities.
  5. Identifies and addresses areas where information must be developed by either agency research or contract studies.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information

GS-13: $102,663-$133,465 per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMEE-20-KS-030(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

Re-Posted Maritime Research Associate


The Department of History invites applications for a full-time position as Maritime Research Associate. The holder of the position will be responsible for field project planning and supervision, equipment maintenance and organization, and program field project logistical support. This position will report to the Maritime Program Director. Specific field support duties are related to two annual maritime studies field schools plus grant-funded projects, and will include student supervision and diving safety procedure; vehicle operation; boat launch, retrieval, operation and logistics; use of remote sensing apparatus (magnetometer, side scan, ROV, and supporting software including Hypack, SonarWiz, and ArcView); equipment set-up and student equipment training; diving logistics and site safety engineering; small engine and electronic equipment repair, calibration, and service; vehicle maintenance; and equipment inventory organization and storage.

Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or Maritime Studies from appropriately accredited institution is required. Candidate must be an experienced SCUBA diver with at least a Dive Master certification at the time of application and must also hold a boat operator certification (e.g. completion of Department of the Interior’s Motorboat Operator certification course). We seek an experienced, highly motivated, and collegial individual with extensive experience in maritime archaeological teaching support and research with excellent organizational and management skills, and a proficiency with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 5-years of full-time employment in maritime archaeology. Valid NC Driver’s License required.

Ocean Exploration Trust Open Positions


Interested in joining a dynamic team dedicated to ocean exploration and education? Opportunities to join the Ocean Exploration Trust and E/V Nautilus in a professional position are posted here when available.

Ocean Exploration Trust Mission​​​​​​​​​​​

The E/V Nautilus is operated by the non-profit organization Ocean Exploration Trust, founded in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration. Our international programs center on scientific exploration of the seafloor and many of our expeditions are launched from aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. In addition to conducting scientific research, we offer our expeditions to explorers on shore via live video, audio, and data feeds from the field. We also bring educators and students of all ages aboard during E/V Nautilus expeditions, offering them hands-on experience in ocean exploration, research, and communications.​ Learn more about our exploration and education programs at NautilusLive.org.