Deckhands (3 Posts)

The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Deckhand, WG-5788-5 positions intended to assist permanent staff with deckhand field work.
The duty stations for the parks are:
San Francisco Maritime NHP

Perform routine maintenance, preservation, stabilization and restoration of historic ships such as apply various marine coatings to surfaces, tar and slush rigging, pump bilges and wash down decks. Assist journeyman level workers in carpentry, rigging and metal work. Go aloft to assist with installation and maintenance of standing and running rigging. Operate small motorized work boat/tender to inspect exterior of larger vessels. Perform other standard housekeeping/maintenance duties such as sweeping and washing the ships and facilities, emptying trash bins, moving dumpsters, and other general maintenance duties as assigned.

Research Assistant/Associate – Seascapes

Closing Date: 11 January 2021

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher with a keen interest in innovative approaches to sub-tidal mapping, and a desire to work with local groups, to share local natural and cultural heritage. You will join the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES), Newcastle University, and lead activity within the  ‘Beneath the Waves’ project, producing and sharing shipwreck and rocky reef models and digital material gathered from the Tyne to the Tees.

You will be working within a large multi-institution, multi-disciplinary project team formed by the overarching ‘Seascapes’ project run by Durham Heritage Coast and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. You will lead the science for the ‘Beneath the Waves’ component, developing innovative sub-tidal mapping methods, and working with local dive clubs to train divers to collect robust data. You will support diver creation of individual wreck and reef research projects with a view to producing historical narratives, virtual models and videos to share via Seascapes hubs across the region. 

Seascapes aims to reveal the regions hidden heritage, bringing it to audiences previously not capable of accessing this world beneath the waves, and you critically bridge this gap. You are comfortable with working in cold-water environments, with a variety of divers and organising dive projects, and you underpin this with advanced knowledge of marine habitats and species and experience delivering innovative sub-tidal methods, such as 3D photogrammetry, which allow underwater experiences to be shared more widely.

You will be excited by the opportunity to support our local communities to interact with and experience the marine environment, both physically and virtually; you will increase appreciation, enjoyment and promote an understanding of our seascape, while enhancing the capacity of existing underwater explorers to appreciate multiple dimensions of their marine heritage. The project will address both natural and cultural heritage streams, building capacity in each by encouraging divers to find out more about 1) the wrecks they dive and their history and 2) the natural habitats at local dive sites and the species that inhabit them; both encouraging ownership of and advocacy for the marine environment.

We are looking for an individual with a high level of social, physical, scientific and technical skills. You will be committed, motivated and able to make decisions. You can work independently but are also excited at the prospect of being part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team. You can effectively communicate your research during seminars and at project meetings, and are keen to publish your research in journals, and disseminate findings at scientific conferences.

This post is full time (37 hours week) fixed term until 31st December 2023 and is available for an immediate start.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Clare Fitzsimmons via email


On April 29, 1554, three Spanish ships were wrecked off the coast of what is now Padre Island National Seashore. In the subsequent recovery operation, a smaller fourth boat also sank. Texas and the National Park Service care for artifacts excavated and washed ashore from these sites, which are the oldest Spanish shipwrecks along the U.S. mainland coast. 

To make appropriate management decisions, park leadership needs to gain a better understanding of these wrecks and potential measures to mitigate known threats. PAIS also needs to develop interpretive and educational products and programs to increase visitor understanding of these unique resources. The goal of this project is to contribute to a collaborative, inter-governmental effort to research the shipwrecks and share the knowledge gained.   

PAIS proposes to select a DHA-RA intern to document, research, and educate the public about the shipwrecks, including:

  1. A detailed, annotated bibliography to aid researchers studying the wrecks.
  2. Digitization of NPS archival records and creation of a finding aid for materials related to the wrecks to increase NPS information accessibility for researchers and the public.
  3. Translations of at least five key wreck-related documents from Spanish to English.
  4. Updates and additions to the park’s web page(s) to incorporate recent research findings.
  5. Virtual, recorded program(s) in English and Spanish to educate park visitors about submerged cultural resources at PAIS, including why they are significant, what findings they have led to, and what threats they face (e.g., hurricanes).

The intern will also assist with archeological field work to document the submerged and terrestrial sites associated with the shipwrecks; with re-inventory, appropriate packaging, and labeling of associated artifacts; and with development of a traveling exhibit and interpretive and educational materials to share the wealth of knowledge gained from the wrecks about 16th century commerce between the Old and New Worlds.

Intensity and Rigor:  This project will involve extensive archival research; compilation of primary and secondary source materials; and critical evaluation, analysis, and summarization of source materials varying from 16th century personal journal entries to modern professional journal publications. The project will also require writing and verbal presentation of academic information for public interpretation and education; design and creation of interpretive and education products for a traveling museum exhibit; and assistance with archeological field work.

Cultural Resource Section Manager

Primary duties of the Cultural Resources Section Manager include:

  • Lead, develop, and manage the successful delivery of cultural resources services and projects to HDR’s clients
  • Plan, develop, prepare, review, and direct the preparation of various cultural resources documents to support highway (Caltrans), transit, maritime, aviation, renewable energy, water resources, and land development projects, including: cultural resource survey reports (archaeological and architectural history); draft letters and documentation for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act (USDOT); cultural resources management and mitigation plans; Section 106 agreement documents (memoranda of agreement, programmatic agreements); and other related documents
  • Assist with and develop work proposals and cost estimates and monitor tasks, schedules, and budgets in the execution of cultural resource projects
  • Conduct and/or direct fieldwork, participate in meetings, and develop compliance strategies
  • Be a technical expert with recognized authority in cultural resources to HDR’s clients and deliver expert regulatory compliance advice and experienced consultation leadership for clients to regulatory agencies
  • Serve as Project Manager on larger projects Plan, organize, and supervise the work of a medium to large staff of professionals and technicians

Archaeological Conservator

A permanent position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in conservation of archaeological organic objects is available at the Department of Collection Management at the Museum of Cultural History. 

We seek a candidate with solid competence and a good understanding of the conservation of archaeological organic materials with main emphasis on waterlogged archaeological wood. You should be able to work at the intersection of natural sciences and humanities. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate with the museum’s other academic environments and help promote the use of our collections in research. The researcher is expected to participate in and initiate research projects both nationally and internationally in line with the Museum’s strategy. A broad professional approach and the ability to think holistically will be emphasized in the assessment.

The position includes 50% research time and 50% museal work, including administrative tasks within both fields. In addition to research, the position includes varied academic and practical tasks related to the management of the museum’s collections as well as professional communication.

The Department of Collection Management is organized into two groups; the Group for conservation and the Group for digital documentation, IT, photography and archives. The department has currently 40 employees. The Group for conservation has one of the largest conservation environments in Norway with conservators divided into archaeological, ethnographic and painted objects, and chemists. We have Norway’s largest professional environment within conservation of archaeological material.

The department also includes the research and development project Saving Oseberg that documents wooden objects from the Oseberg find and investigates preservation methods to slow down the degradation of alum treated wooden objects. Through Saving Oseberg, significant analysis facilities have been built up with professional development opportunities for the department and the museum.

BOEM Archeologist

Read the advertisement carefully, open open to a few people who could actually apply.

The incumbent serves as a technical specialist on, and a DES contact for, archeological and historic preservation aspects of the OCS energy and mineral programs. Duties and responsibilities tend towards, but are not restricted to, oversight and support with respect to archeological and historic properties in the OCS environments and possible impacts resulting from offshore geological and geophysical exploration, energy and mineral programs exploration, construction, and development.

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Lead the planning, review, and analysis of marine archeological research activities.
  2. Participate as a consultant or contract inspector for all BOEM-funded archeological studies and field projects.
  3. Identify and coordinate the procurement of archeological studies; manage studies as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  4. Collect, review, and analyze the data, deliverables, and reports submitted for all DES archaeological studies and fully incorporate this information into the BOEM decision-making process.
  5. Participate and coordinate with BOEM regional offices during Studies Development Plan (SDP) process.
  6. Serve as the lead for the BOEM Archeology Subject Matter Expert (SME) Team.
  7. Prepare and review national-level environmental analyses and documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and other relevant Federal statutes and regulations.

Archaeological Conservator

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is seeking a Conservator to work in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab (MAC Lab). JPPM, as the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research, is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility which houses over 8 million artifacts from across the state. (To learn more, go to:

The 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.



Within the framework of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, UNESCO engages the services of the individual consultant, as an international expert in the protection of underwater cultural heritage, for:

  • Elaborating a draft Theory of Change highlighting the causal relationships linking the implementation of the Convention with development results as the first step in the development of a future Results Framework
  • Carry out a mapping and analysis of initiatives in the field of underwater cultural heritage and ocean and marine sciences with a view to identifying areas of synergies in the implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030

Senior Archaeologist

This position involves providing cultural resources management 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, the successful applicant will 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 other state regulations. The successful applicant will oversee and manage cultural resources department staff and entry level archaeologists in their specific duties. 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. Additionally, the candidate will need strong technical, communication, networking, and resource management skills in order to develop and maintain business relationships. The candidate must be available to attend networking events, and any meetings deemed necessary in order to add to their strong network of vendors. It will be crucial for the candidate to actively work with the business development department in order to formulate a growth plan for the cultural resource department. 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.

Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Rising from the Depths

The University of Edinburgh – School of History, Classics and Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, as part of an GCRF/AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits, is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for the final dissemination year (Feb 2021-Feb 2022) of a four year research project.

The Rising from the Depths Network is currently funding 29 projects across in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar looking at the ways in which marine cultural heritage can be harnessed to bring direct benefits to local communities. The project has established a trans-boundary and cross-sector network of arts and humanities-led researchers, government officers, scientists, policy makers, UN officials, NGOs, ICT professionals and specialists working in heritage, infrastructure and the offshore industry, to identify new opportunities and methodologies for protecting and utilising the marine cultural heritage of East Africa to stimulate alternative sources of income, foster local identities, and enhance the value and impact of overseas aid in the marine sector. Information about the project can be found at:

The persons appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work in close collaboration with the project Co-Is and with project partners in the region.  They will have the opportunity to be involved in publications relating to the outputs of the project.  The person appointed will be based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and will be expected to work in close collaboration with our University project partners (Roehampton, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Nottingham, Ulster, York and Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique) as well as engage with organisations part of the network (including UNESCO, The World Monuments Fund, The British Museum, the British Institute in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association). The person appointed will be expected to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research development and extend their own research portfolio within the broad activity of the network.