Project “Seasonal” Maritime Archaeologist

The primary duty of this position is working for the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), in partnership with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. as a project archaeologist. This includes all aspect of terrestrial and submerged archaeological research, assist with reports and National Register Nominations, and support public archaeology onsite at the Museum. Each LAMP archaeologist is expected to support our Mission to: “Discover, Preserve, Present, and Keep Alive the Stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse.”


General duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with the day-to-day operation of LAMP, assist in overseeing vessel operational and safety management, support field-based research (site investigation and recording, site excavation, target testing, remote sensing survey, site monitoring), laboratory and computer analytical work, report writing and production, and public education/outreach activities. Position will serve as a field school supervisor in both internal communications for LAMP, coordinating and facilitating success in joint work projects with partners and other organizational staff.


You will assist with passenger and vessel safety and should have a working knowledge of small boat maintenance.


This position will support research and documentation of the varied maritime cultures in this region, including Native American, Spanish colonial, British colonial, Menorcan, early American, Italian, Greek, African American, etc. As such, you will encounter a wide range of artifacts that may be interpreted to share the lives and culture of human activity of peoples who have settled and thrived in our region.

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