Historian – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency


HJF is seeking a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DPAA. This is a telework position. US citizenship is required.

Gathers historical data from various sources to answer questions about historical events. Collects and evaluates source information from written records, physical artifacts, and other types of evidence during their investigations. Analyzes and interprets historical information to determine its authenticity and significance.


  1. Assist the DPAA Partnerships and Innovation Directorate in establishing and maintaining systems for monitoring partnership historical research projects, investigation efforts, and field cases, among other Directorate activities.
  2. Responsible for ensuring the status of all these matters are captured in Directorate and Agency tracking systems and databases and will notify the appropriate Directorate personnel of any delays or issues associated with these activities based on analysis of project execution.
  3. Assist with planning and ensuring the successful implementation of partnership efforts relating to all aspects of the accounting mission, to include supporting partner reporting needed by the Scientific Analysis Directorate, the Regional Directorates, and other Agency offices.

Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool




An introductory course in research, documentation and protection of archaeological underwater sites related to the UNESCO World Heritage „Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” in Austria.

Date:                               11th October to 22th October 2021
Location:                        1st week St. Lorenz, Lake Mondsee, Austria
                                        2nd week Linz/Leonding, Austria
Language:                     English
Participation fee:          350 EUR

Please note: Due to the current situation of the pandemic, changes to the programme in general and also to the course and accommodation locations cannot be ruled out.

Students and early career scientists, who are interested or involved in the topic of prehistoric lakeshore sites, are welcome to participate in an international field school on underwater archaeology at Lake Mondsee in Austria.

Participants engage in practical training related to the current underwater excavation at the Neolithic lakeshore site Mooswinkel and surveys at Lake Mondsee in Upper Austria. The course program includes excursions to local museums and archaeological sites, as well as scientific lectures and discussions. Participants with a diving license can participate in surveys, coring activities and the excavation underwater. However, it is not necessary to be a diver to participate in the field school! The field school programme draws on the recent years of underwater archaeological excavations and monitoring of underwater heritage in Austria.

The field school is organized by Kuratorium Pfahlbauten – the Austrian Management of the UNESCO World Heritage “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” in cooperation with the OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, the Natural History Museum Vienna and the University of Vienna.

Please send your application to info@palafittes.at. Deadline for registration: 30th June 2021

Interpretation Coordinator: Wisconsin Maritime Museum


The Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s Interpretation Coordinator is responsible for developing a compelling framework for inclusive narratives within tours and exhibits. The Coordinator should be a creative storyteller, a lover of history and committed to inclusion. Working collaboratively with educators and curators, the Interpretation Coordinator will help create engaging and accessible museum experiences for all visitors. The Coordinator will also recruit, support and manage interpretation volunteers. 

Cultural Resources Coordinator


This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) with one vacancy in Honolulu, HI or Hilo, HI.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-ONMS-2021-0005, which is open to all Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

As a Cultural Resources Coordinator, you will perform the following duties:

  • Cultivate cultural stewardship, partnerships, and conservation through the creation, oversight, and coordination of the cultural heritage program, with particular emphasis on Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islands cultures.
  • Coordinate with outreach and education specialists to develop and execute education, public outreach, and engagement communications and events that may occur at various sites. Represent the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) at conferences, meetings, symposia and other events, and establishes professional contacts with other governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and promote Ocean Conservation and ONMS as a career path within a variety of community outreach events and formats.
  • Develop trainings, orientation programs, and internal policies and guidance for ONMS staff to create an awareness regarding cultural norms, proper engagement protocols, and the importance of sanctuaries and monuments to native and indigenous communities.
  • Coordinate all regulatory activities within a region that may impact cultural resources. Analyze, develop and implement procedures and administrative documents required by regulations, executive orders, or Federal policy, such as management plan reviews, sanctuary designations or expansions, or other activities requiring engagement or assessment of impacts to cultural resources.
  • Prepare, compile, and maintain comprehensive control of all reports, documents, maps, files, papers, databases, records, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and any other information associated with the cultural heritage or resources within a region.

US Navy Archaeologist


  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia
  • You will review proposed actions for potential impact to cultural resources and compliance with historic preservation statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
  • You will perform professional consultative services related to archeological and historic resources.
  • You will prepare concise cost estimates for archeological investigations, develop budgets, and scopes of work environmental contracts.
  • You will prepare correspondence (e.g., e-mails, official letters, issue papers) related to environmental planning projects.

Marine Archaeologist


Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology

Providence, RI

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, is seeking a Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology in our Providence, RI office. The PI-Marine Archaeology is responsible for the management of the technical aspects of maritime archaeological projects to the satisfaction of client requirements and in recognition of professional and company standards and ethics. The Principal Investigator is responsible for execution of research, fieldwork, marine projects, report preparation and content, National Register evaluation recommendations, evaluations of project effects, cultural resource management recommendations, and proper curation of project artifacts and records at an approved curation facility.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, Archaeology with an emphasis in underwater archaeology, or related field plus 5 years CRM supervisory and report preparation experience.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).
  • Experience collecting and interpreting geophysical remote sensing survey data including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, gradiometer, sub-bottom profiler systems, and/or multibeam.
  • Experience with GIS mapping, geodetic conversions, and geodatabase creation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Marine archaeology experience in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions.
  • Ability to function as a Qualified Marine Archaeologist (QMA) to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management standards regarding identification and treatment of historic properties in federal waters.
  • Certified diver with demonstrated scientific diver training.
  • Marine archaeology data acquisition, documentation, analysis, and interpretation skills (e.g., ROV deployment, underwater photography, underwater excavation techniques, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating geophysical and geotechnical data for evaluation potential submerged paleolandscapes.

This position requires up to 40% travel. Frequently this travel is outside the local area and includes overnight stays.

Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health and disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.  A complete job description is available upon request. If you are ready to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Charity Touchette, HR Director, ctouchette@graypape.com. Preferred writing sample will be a CRM report with applicant as the author. The position is open until filled and we will be interviewing qualified applicants immediately. Please visit us at https://www.graypape.com/our-company/careers/ to learn more.

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Geophysical and Marine Services Manager

CSA Ocean Sciences, has an open posting for a Geophysical and Marine Services Manager. This would be of interest to people with experience running geophysical and hydrographic survey operations; this position’s responsibilities would involve support with business development, proposal management, project management, field operations, data processing, and reporting. Link below.

Apply for Geophysical & Marine Services Manager using the link below:

Two-year postdoctoral scholar position in the historical ecology of the precolonial Chesapeake


The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) program at William & Mary seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position in the historical ecology of the precolonial Chesapeake. Supported by W&M faculty, the postdoctoral fellow will develop a historical ecological study of shell midden deposits linked to questions of sustainability, traditional ecological knowledge, and biological conservation in the Chesapeake.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop a research and teaching program bridging the social and natural sciences through a study of a Native American community and its relationship with the Chesapeake oyster fishery over the long term. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use her/his skills to lead cutting-edge research projects and facilitate undergraduate student projects while receiving mentorship in professional academic development. The postdoctoral scholar will also teach one upper-level seminar course per academic year, a summer session course, and arrange an environmental speaker series in the second year.

The position offers a competitive salary, research and travel funds, and administrative support. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by two William & Mary faculty with teaching and research interests in Chesapeake archaeology and marine paleobiology.

A PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology specialty preferred) or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment, August 10, 2021. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the progress of many doctoral students, applicants who have scheduled a dissertation defense prior to apportionment date will be considered for the position.

Quality Assurance Specialist III – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency


HJF is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist III to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA. This position is 100% telework. US citizenship is required.

The Quality Assurance Specialist will provide professional and programmatic assistance concerning the effectiveness and utility of DPAA’s partner-related activities as they relate to ongoing quality assurance programs.

DPAA Underwater Archaeologist


Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as a professional archeologist providing professional and scientific leadership to DPAA and OSD organizations.
  • Provide expert advice to DPAA teams in all the phases (Phase I, II and III) for military aircraft crash sites, underwater sites, ground losses, and burials.
  • Represents DPAA laboratory leadership in meetings with other government officials, to include foreign governments for purposes of planning recovery and investigative operations.
  • Mentors junior archaeologists and provides training to all laboratory staff in the area of forensic archaeology and other areas of expertise.
  • Maintains a continuous liaison with other OSD agencies, other service headquarters counterparts, and DOD offices to integrate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency plans with other defense agencies.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: using knowledge of analytical procedures and techniques to develop both preliminary (using raw survey data) and final (using post-processed data) underwater archaeological field reports and site maps, and integrating these reports and maps into a geographic information system framework; applying knowledge of underwater environments to conduct archaeological remote-sensing surveys, investigations, testing, evaluations, and excavation operations.

MoMArch opens its ninth Call for Applications!

The call for applications for the 2020-2023 Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology at the Aix-Marseille Université is now open.

The HFF provides support for one scholarship for the programme to candidates with Lebanese or Syrian nationality.

More information about the programme and the HFF scholarship can be found at https://momarch.hypotheses.org/4225



Scientific diving is an integral part of many lines of marine research, including ecology, archaeology and many other areas of research. Nevertheless, formal training for scientific divers has not been organised in Finland for almost ten years. We will now re-establish scientific diving training in Finland by forming a scientific diving academy at the University of Helsinki, serving the larger scientific community in Finland as well as internationally.

The scientific diving academy will be based at Tvärminne zoological station (TZS), which is a marine field station serving as a centre for a large variety of high-quality marine research and offering facilities for field courses and seminars. It is also the field station hosting the most extensive scientific diving activities in Finland.

We are looking to appoint a


for a 3-year position starting 1.5.2021 or according to agreement.

The coordinator will be responsible for making the diving academy operational and developing an organisational and financial model for the long-term activities of the scientific academy to ensure sustainable, high-quality operations also after the end of the first 3-year period. This includes organizing dive training courses according to the Advanced European Scientific Diver (AESD) standard at TZS and serving as a teacher on the courses. The coordinator will work closely with an advisory group, which includes representatives of marine ecological and archeological sciences at the University of Helsinki, government research institutions, the Finnish Scientific Diving Steering Association (STOY-FSDSA) and the funding agencies.

We are looking for a person with a suitable university or applied degree in environmental sciences (e.g., marine ecology, geology, archaeology), or with another appropriate degree or corresponding experience. AESD certification (or equivalent), experience as a scientific dive instructor and extensive knowledge and first-hand experience of scientific diving projects is essential.

We value experience of aquatic research, navigational and boating skills, formal pedagogic training / experience of teaching and of producing teaching materials, skills in different diving methodologies (technical, surface-supplied, mixed gas, CCR etc.) and knowledge of diving medicine.

PhD in Archeology – Ship technology in the Iron Age and Viking Period


The PhD-project will deliver important contributions to the research on boat and ship technology in the Iron Age and the Viking Period, and explore connections between maritime-technological innovations in Rogaland and geopolitical conditions. The project is a part of the research project «Maktens havn» (“Harbour of power”) (www.maktenshavn.no). The ships from the gravemounds Storhaug and Grønhaug make up a key material to understand the development of ship technology as a precondition for the Viking Period. Studying the ships together with other boat parts from wetland depositions and burial finds in Rogaland, allows for an investigation of the hypothesis that the region was an important hub for innovation in maritime technology. The regional dataset needs to be placed in an international context and be compared with boat finds from other regions in Norway and Northern Europe.

To increase knowledge of find categories that until now have not been subject to much research in Rogaland, the PhD-project should provide an overview of boat parts from the region. This comprises new documentation of boat parts as textual descriptions and by 3D-scanner, creating models for reconstructions, as well as dating boat parts. The work requires experience with research on archaeological boat parts and skills in performing 3D-documentation. Since existing documentation and contextual information exists in Norwegian only, the applicant must have a high command of Scandinavian languages.

Two Masters by Research studentships

University of York

Rising from the Depths AHRC Network which promotes the marine cultural heritage of eastern Africa; Two Masters by Research studentships “Developing digital heritage resources for community participation”

This project will critically assess the potential for digital resources to promote inclusive practice at heritage sites on the east African coast. It will be focused on Kilwa region, southern Tanzania, drawing on previous research on community heritage involvement here.

Closing date: 31 March 2021

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ABPP Grants


The American Battlefield Protection Program supports the identification, research, evaluation, interpretation, and protection of historic battlefields and associated sites on a national, State, and local level. Under this new Funding Opportunity, grant funds will be awarded for projects that deploy technology to modernize and enhance battlefield interpretation and education at Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield sites eligible for assistance under the battlefield acquisition grant program established under 54 U.S.C. §308103(b). Grants require a non-Federal cost share of at least 50%. State, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Successful projects should: include expertise in content, interpretive and educational methods, and integration of technology at all stages of the project; convene a project team with a diversity of perspectives and sources of knowledge (disciplinary, cultural, experiential, etc.) – to better understand and interpret the past, projects should not rely on a single subject matter expert; incorporate recent and high-quality scholarship on the historical, social, and/or natural contexts of battlefields and associated sites; undergo clear, collaborative, and comprehensive scoping with both subject matter specialists and technical specialists prior to technical production; use technology in ways that foster effective communication with the intended audience(s) – projects may combine multiple forms of technology or traditional interpretive media, and grants may fund stakeholder consultation and audience research to ensure that appropriate platforms and technologies are selected; ensure accessibility for people with disabilities (e.g. through subtitles and audio description of videos, or wheelchair-accessible exhibit areas), following Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as applicable (see https://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm); define appropriate metrics and strategies for evaluating the project’s effectiveness during and after implementation; and plan for technological and institutional sustainability.

To encourage a collaborative approach to project development and efficient use of Federal funds, two categories of grants are available for projects in different stages: Scoping grants are available to fund early stages of project development, such as research and content creation, consultation with stakeholders, exploration of available technologies, audience research, and development of technical proposals. The federal share for these grants should range from $20,000-$50,000 and have a period of performance of 1-2 years. Implementation grants are available to applicants who have completed interdisciplinary scoping prior to application and can provide draft content and design plans. The federal share for these grants should range from $50,000-$200,000 and have a period of performance of 2-3 years.

It is not necessary to receive a scoping grant before applying for an implementation grant, but the application must show that equivalent preparatory work has been completed. On a case-by-case basis, amounts and periods of performance may differ from the above recommendations. Applicants may contact the NPS American Battlefield Protection Program with questions about developing an application.

As the nation approaches the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, NPS ABPP encourages projects that promote and expand preservation as well as enhance our understanding of the origins of the United States. Special thematic priority will be given to applications that preserve and interpret historic sites associated with the American Revolutionary War as a living part of community life and development.

2021 PTT Call for Proposals


2021 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. The PTT Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service’s innovation center for the preservation community.

The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $20,000)
  • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $15,000 to $20,000)
  • How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice (typically $5,000 to $15,000)
  • The maximum grant award is $20,000. The actual grant award amount is dependent on the scope of the proposed activity. NCPTT does not fund “bricks and mortar” grants.

Secretary of the Interior Priorities:

This program supports Secretary of the Interior Priority. ” Utilize science to identify best practices to manage land and water and cultural resources and adapt to changes in the environment” in the following way, by creating new research, technology, and training to protect and conserve architecture, archeological sites and objects, cultural landscapes, and museum objects. The resulting products can be used to save cultural heritage important to the U.S. The work will lead to innovation in the preservation world.

Maritime/Nautical Archaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research, including 2 to 5 years of experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as is skills in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates. 

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.



Geoscientist primary duty will be to perform integrated engineering and geological investigations by combining geophysical, geological, and geotechnical data to develop a detailed understanding of site conditions as they relate to subsea engineering issues associated with offshore energy development.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • For onshore work and during geophysical survey operations, perform offshore side-scan sonar (SSS), subbottom profiler (SBP), multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) (including backscatter and water column data), and 2D/3D high-resolution seismic data QC and interpretation.
  • Present detailed Geohazard Assessment Report on interpreations for clients in the telecommunications, education, and energy sectors.
  • Coordinate and work with other industry proffessionals (Geoscientists, Engineers, Archaeologisist, etc…) during the life of a project.
  • Able to work on strict reporting timelines and deadlines.
  • Work offshore (up to approximately 40%) on Oceaneering geophysical and geotechnical vessels for periods between 2 to 6 weeks, on both regional and international projects.
  • Work within a team environment collecting high-resolution geophysical and geotechnical data, seabed soil and rock samples and performing in situ testing using standard and novel marine coring and penetration tools.
  • During geotechnical operations, perform offshore core logging to classify seabed soil and rock samples, perform basic index and strength testing on collected samples, and package and store offshore samples for transport to onshore laboratory testing facility.
  • Perform quality assurance checks on all offshore geophysical data, geotechnical testing, and data processing, interpretation and reporting.                                                                                        


  • Understanding of AUV technical operations
  • All other duties assigned

Post Doc Fellow


Study of the corrosion mechanisms of steels corroded without and with cathodic protection on the site of metal wrecks sunk during the Second World War (HF)

Thousands of metal wrecks dating from the first two world conflicts lie along the French coast. These wrecks degrade under the effect of corrosion and collapse under the simultaneous effect of the increasing weight of the marine concretions and the reduction of the thicknesses of the structures by corrosion. The degradation of submerged metal wrecks has major consequences for cultural and historical heritage, since with their collapse a whole part of our history is erased. In addition, they can be the source of the release of polluting compounds and metals. The degradation of wrecks can therefore have dramatic consequences not only for heritage but also for the environment. To protect these wrecks and prevent them from disappearing completely, the project proposes to implement cathodic protection treatments on these wrecks. Cathodic protection is recognized as an effective method to protect steel from corrosion. Cathodic protection, commonly used in off-shore environments, in naval and port contexts, is well mastered for new materials launched. However, implementing it on submerged metal structures already colonized and covered with thick layers of corrosion products is a real scientific and technical challenge. To do this, the project has a twofold objective: on the one hand to gain a better understanding of the degradation mechanisms of wrecks, on the other hand to implement cathodic protection treatments on the wrecks. The specific methodology developed during the project consists of working on two wrecks located in two different environments: one in the English Channel and the other in the Mediterranean. These wrecks will be studied from the metal core to corrosion products and the links they develop with its environments close to the sedimentary layers to the characterization of biodiversity with or without cathodic protection. The first results obtained during on-site measurements of wrecks coupled with laboratory experiments concerning the electrical current requirements for cathodic protection have already been initiated. The characterization using a multi-scale approach for the study of the layers of corrosion products and the biodiversity on samples taken from the two wrecks (sheet metal from the wrecks, sediments, water) are in progress.