Senior Maritime Archaeologist – Southeast

Chronicle Heritage (formerly PaleoWest) is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management (CRM) professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward-thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

Job Description

Chronicle Heritage is hiring a Senior Maritime Archaeologist to serve as a program manager of our growing maritime archaeology program. The successful candidate will have a growth mindset, industry knowledge, and will lead and direct a crew of archaeological field technicians to conduct maritime archaeological assessments and excavations throughout the greater United States. The Senior Maritime Archaeologist will be responsible for ensuring the successful completion of projects and thorough documentation of any archaeological sites encountered, providing analysis and recommendations based on the results of the assessments. This position offers a positive and diverse work environment, and colleagues who are supportive, passionate, and collectively focused on work/life balance and producing high-quality CRM documents. Under the supervision of Chronicle Heritage’s executive team, the Senior Maritime Archaeologist will:

  • Identify and research project opportunities, develop proposals, and scope maritime archaeological projects
  • Manage fieldwork, and ensure the proper use of appropriate archaeological techniques and methods according to site conditions
  • Support all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance
  • Manage, mentor, and ensure the proper training of staff
  • Complete accurate, detailed, and comprehensive field documentation
  • Complete office work, including technical writing related to pre- and post-field activities
  • Direct collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; formulate recommendations and solutions to highly complex problems or those involving risk
  • Work with Chronicle Heritage Principals, Team Leads, Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and other staff to implement project-specific instructions and methods
  • Work with technical field, lab, and office staff to ensure projects meet Chronicle Heritage standards
  • Observe and uphold Chronicle Heritage’s Fieldwork Procedures and Health and Safety requirements

Hire Type: Full-time (salary)

Schedule: 40 hours, Monday–Friday: standard business hours, overtime and weekend work, as needed

Location: Pensacola, FL preferred; remote will be considered

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in maritime archaeology, archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field
  • 10+ years of experience working on/directing maritime archaeology projects
  • 7+ years of experience with analysis and technical report writing
  • 5+ years of experience in a marine archaeology supervisory role
  • Expertise in maritime archaeological field methods and data collection
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology
  • Able to work in an outdoor environment for prolonged periods of time and in a range of weather conditions
  • Be willing to travel and stay overnight on short- and long-term projects (up to 25% travel)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Open Water Diver (OWD) certification
  • Experience with boat handling and working on larger vessels
  • Current U.S. Passport

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to identify submerged archaeological features
  • Demonstrable experience supervising field crews during archaeological studies
  • Proficient organizational, schedule, and budget management skills
  • Familiarity with GPS and GIS data collection in the field
  • Familiarity with Section 106 processes and NRHP eligibility criteria for sites
  • Ability to endure adverse environmental conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, and challenging terrain for sustained durations
  • Excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills with task and time management
  • Excellent leadership skills in the field
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Teamwork, or similar customer relationship management and project management platforms
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Additional Information

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, Chronicle Heritage requires all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. We accept requests for religious exceptions and medical exceptions.

Chronicle Heritage is one of the most respected firms in the industry, with offices across the United States. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please upload a resume and cover letter, including professional references and pay requirements. Pay and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We encourage minorities, females, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

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