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Underwater Archaeologist (Contract Position)


This position acts as the lead field archaeologist directing a group of divers in underwater archaeological investigations. Fieldwork takes place in varying visibilities. This position has a direct report of the lead Project Manager and collaborates with Project Managers and the Project Archaeologist on fieldwork objectives and processes.


The typical responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct and supervise divers in underwater investigations and excavations
  • Conduct archaeological investigations and excavations in varying conditions and visibilities
  • Identify shipwreck artifacts from the Colonial Period
  • Routinely produce field reports
  • Maintain on-site compliance with project procedures and regulatory standards
  • Maintain familiarity with 1A-31 Florida Administrative Code
  • Ensure proper documentation of artifacts in situ


  • Masters in Archaeology or related field required
  • Evidence of field experience preferred; experience working on shipwreck sites a plus
  • PADI Certification required, Nitrox certification a plus
  • Experience with the conservation of waterlogged materials a plus

Job Type: Contract


  • On call

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Palm Bay, FL 32905: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Master’s (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • PADI certification (Required)

Work Location: One location

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