NHHC opens 2023 Navy History and Heritage Awards Program


This annual awards program was established in 2020 to recognize public, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, including museums and individuals, who incorporate the history and heritage of the United States Navy into their publications, documents, and artifacts at their facilities. Organizations eligible for the program encourage and publicize scholarly, well-researched historical stories that depict the Navy’s history and heritage as well as preserve and maintain artifacts on loan from the Navy. 

“These awards are for those museums that serve as force multipliers in informing the public of our Navy’s history and the importance of sea power to the security of the nation,” said NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox, a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.

This program supports and promotes effective programs in non-federal organizations for exhibits, artifacts, and historical research. 2023, marks the third iteration of this annual awards program.

Applicants wishing to participate in the NHHA program may do so in one of three categories:

·       Navy History and Heritage Excellence Pennant (History “E”): Presented to the organization recognized for outstanding overall achievement in operations, including maintenance, curation/conservation, exhibitory, and Navy history education from organizations offering U.S. Navy-related programming to the public.

·       Maintenance Excellence Pennant (Maintenance “E”): Presented to the organization that has demonstrated greatest improvement in material condition over the past year of a macro artifact (a historic ship or aircraft).

·       Curatorial Excellence Pennant (Curatorial “C”): Presented to the organization that has achieved excellence in the curation of the collections in its care, including maintaining and interpreting Navy artifacts on loan from NHHC central and local collections.

The window for submissions covering the 2022 calendar year will open March 1 and close June 1.

Applications for each of the award categories are available on the NHHC website: https://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/nhhc-awards-program.html

Further guidance on application submissions is available here: https://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/nhhc-awards-program/award-faqs.html

The 2022 NHHA Museum Excellence Award winners were:

Curatorial Excellence Award

·       Battleship New Jersey (Large Category)

·       Destroyer Escort Historical Museum USS Slater (DE 766) (Small Category)

 Maintenance Excellence Award

·       USS COD Submarine Memorial (Small Category)

·       The Friends of the USS Cassin Young (DD 793) (Small Category)

Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of the United States’ naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through our nation’s history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, ten museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus.



Whether it’s a view from the top of a wind turbine, at the helm of a bridge, working on an underwater archaeology site, or with marine mammals, the IMarEST is inviting marine professionals to showcase their working life as part of the Marine Professionals at Work photography competition 2023 to inform and inspire the next generation.   

The competition is open to marine professionals of every discipline. Entrants can take part by snapping a photograph that showcases a moment in their day and brings to life what their role involves. Selected photographs will be featured in the IMarEST’s career series online, and the best entry will be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher. 

Photos must come with captions that describe your work and/or some advice for those who are interested in following the same career. 

Entries with your photo, caption, name, job title and, if you wish, your organization should be sent to: marketing@imarest.org with the subject line “Photography Competition.”

Alternatively, you may post your submission on Instagram and tag @theimarest.

Deadline for submissions is 10 am (GMT) February 10.

Winners will be contacted by email/DM February 24. 

See more details at: https://www.imarest.org/policy-news/institute-news/6718-inspire-the-next-generation-photography-competition-2023.

Read IMarEST’s editorial in Sea Technology‘s January 2023 issue here.

RFT to draft a Proposal for a National Strategy for the future protection and management of Ireland’s Underwater Cultural Heritage

Drafting a Proposal for an Underwater Cultural Heritage Strategy, on behalf of the National Monuments Service and the National Museum of Ireland, that will propose a vision for the future protection and management of Ireland’s Underwater Cultural Heritage and identify key actions and recommendations in that regard.

Research Historian


HJF is seeking a Research Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI.

HJF is seeking a Research Historian to serve as an analyst and adviser to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations. Proposes solutions to improve the productivity and efficiency of the program or department. The Research PHistorian will shape, execute, and improve professional and programmatic actions pertaining to DPAA’s partnership development-related activities.


  • Assist with the planning and implementation of research-related partnerships to contribute to DPAA’s mission.
  • Assist with identifying, cultivating, sustaining, and transitioning research-related partners for DPAA’s mission.
  • Manage and maintain research-related partnership accounts, to include leads, agreements, opportunities, etc.
  • Analyze and improve DPAA processes for leveraging research-related partnerships for maximum impact.
  • Coordinate partner-related research activity efforts including, on occasion, high-level individuals or sensitive situations.
  • Occasionally travel for partnership development, mentoring, and/or assistance, or other activities as required by DPAA.
  • Comply with all DPAA requirements for reporting and coordinating and all plans and results through all appropriate channels.
  • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Work directly and independently with partners.
  • Follow all client policies and procedures.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of recent America conflicts (WW II through Gulf War)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of planning, execution, oversight, and logistical support of historic research projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of historic research and analytical processes.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • A demonstrated history of initiative and achievement.
  • A demonstrated history of working independently with non-team members.
  • Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solve skills.

Physical Capabilities

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.


Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10+ years experience required.

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Remote Senior Marine Project Archaeologist


AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Marine Project Archaeologist / Field Director (Remote Position). The Senior Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the greater US, as available. The Senior Marine Project Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze precontact and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the scoping of marine archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur. 
  • Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources. 
  • Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients. 
  • Serves as a Senior Field Director and has extensive experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or teamwork assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as a Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
  • Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
  • Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
  • Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.
  • Working onboard both small and large vessels offshore in a riverine and/or offshore environment.
  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Can a marine archaeologist make a good living?

Marine Archaeology Introduction

Through the examination of submerged shipwrecks, underwater architectural remnants, and other artifacts, marine archaeology examines human interaction with the sea, lakes, and rivers. To learn about humankind’s interactions with the water, this branch of archaeology combines maritime methods with those used in traditional archaeology. Marine archaeology offers a window into the past and aids in our understanding of the significance of human activity in the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes, from ancient shipwrecks to contemporary battlefields.

Is Marine Archaeology a good career?

Marine archaeology can be a rewarding and fulfilling career for those with a passion for history, maritime studies, and underwater exploration. However, it can also be a challenging field to enter, as job opportunities may be limited, and competition for positions can be high.

Many marine archaeologists work for universities, museums, and government agencies. However, job opportunities for marine archaeology are not as common as for other fields of archaeology, and many marine archaeologists may have to start with a job in a related field, such as maritime history or coastal management, before moving into marine archaeology.

Working as a marine archaeologist can be physically demanding, as fieldwork often involves long hours of diving, boating, and working in inclement weather. Additionally, because many shipwrecks and other underwater sites are located in remote and hazardous locations, marine archaeologists may have to travel frequently and be away from home for long periods of time.

In summary, while marine archaeology can be a fulfilling and exciting career, it may not be the best fit for everyone, as the field is relatively small and the work can be demanding. It is important for those interested in pursuing this career to research the field and gain experience through internships and volunteer work before making a decision.

How much money does a marine archaeologist make?

The pay for marine archaeologists can vary significantly depending on factors like location, employer, level of education, and experience because it is a specialized field.

The median annual salary for archaeologists, which includes marine archaeologists, is approximately $63,190, according to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, depending on the employer, the location, and the level of experience, this can differ significantly.

The National Park Service and other federal or state government organizations employ marine archaeologists, who may make a little bit more money than marine archaeologists employed by museums or universities. In the private sector, marine archaeologists frequently make less money than their counterparts in the public sector.

It is important to remember that many marine archaeologists begin their careers in related fields and supplement their income with other sources like diving instruction or maritime consulting. Additionally, a lot of marine archaeologists might only be able to work on projects as they come up and may not have a consistent source of income.

In summary, while the median salary for marine archaeologists is around $63,190 per year, the earnings can be significantly different based on factors such as location, employer, and level of education and experience.

Which marine job has the highest pay in 2023?

It is challenging to predict which marine occupation will pay the most in 2023 because salaries can vary based on location, employer, level of education, and experience, among other things. However, some marine positions typically pay more, such as:

  1. Marine Engineer or Naval Architect: These professionals design, build, and maintain ships, boats, and other marine vessels. They also often work on the design of offshore structures such as oil rigs.
  2. Drilling Engineer: These professionals work on drilling operations in the offshore oil and gas industry and are responsible for the design and implementation of drilling plans, as well as the management of drilling operations.
  3. Marine Surveyor: These professionals inspect ships, boats, and other marine vessels, and offshore structures to ensure they meet safety and regulatory standards. They also assess the condition of ships, boats, and other marine vessels and offshore structures before purchase or transfer of ownership.
  4. Marine Biologist: These professionals study marine organisms and their interactions with the environment. They also study the effects of human activity on marine ecosystems and develop methods for the conservation and management of marine resources.
  5. Merchant Marine Officers: These professionals are responsible for the navigation and operation of commercial ships and cargo vessels. They typically earn more than deckhands and other entry-level crew members.

It’s important to remember that in addition to specific education, training, and certifications, these jobs also have different pay levels depending on location and level of experience.

What qualifications do you need to be a marine archaeologist?

To become a marine archaeologist, a combination of education, experience, and skills are typically required. The specific qualifications will depend on the employer and the specific position, but some common qualifications include:

  1. Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, or a related field is typically required for entry-level positions in marine archaeology. A master’s degree or Ph.D. in marine archaeology or a related field is often required for more advanced positions or for positions in research and academia.
  2. Diving certification: Many marine archaeologists work underwater, so a scuba diving certification is typically required. Some employers may also require additional certifications, such as advanced diving certifications or certifications in underwater archaeology.
  3. Field experience: Many marine archaeologists gain experience through internships, volunteer work, or field school programs. Some employers may require a certain amount of field experience before hiring.
  4. Strong research and analytical skills: Marine archaeologists must be able to analyze and interpret the data they collect in the field, and be able to communicate their findings effectively.
  5. Strong communication and teamwork skills: Marine archaeologists often work in teams, and must be able to communicate effectively with other team members, as well as with other professionals, such as engineers and marine biologists.
  6. Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations: Many marine archaeological sites are protected by laws and regulations, and marine archaeologists must be familiar with these laws and regulations and how they apply to their work.

It’s important to note that this field can be highly competitive and gaining relevant experience, education, and skill set, is crucial to increase your chances of landing a job in this field.

“Marine Archaeology: Uncovering the Past Beneath the Waves”

In conclusion, marine archaeology is a challenging but rewarding field that combines traditional archaeology with the techniques and methods of the maritime world. Marine archaeologists study human interaction with the sea, lakes, and rivers through the investigation of submerged shipwrecks, underwater architectural remains, and other artifacts. This field can be physically demanding, but it also offers the opportunity to uncover the stories of humanity’s relationship with the water, and it can give us a glimpse into the past and helps us understand the significance of human activity in the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes. However, entering the field can be difficult, as job opportunities may be limited and the pay can vary, but if you have a passion for history, maritime studies, and underwater exploration, marine archaeology can be a fulfilling and exciting career.

NOAA Archeologist


The incumbent serves as an archeologist and lead historic preservation professional for National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) grant programs within the West Coast Region. The incumbent is responsible for leading NMFS implementation and compliance with federal historic preservation legislation, especially the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act.

As an Archeologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate with grant program staff, grant recipients, partners, and Tribes to manage cultural resources impacted by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) undertakings on historic properties on federal, state, private, or tribal lands.
  • Create new procedures for historic preservation compliance that meet the requirements of law and regulation.
  • Serve as liaison between NMFS, Tribes, and State Historic Preservation Officers to consult on cultural resource issues.
  • Prepare and conduct educational and outreach activities, presentations, and events that provide information on NMFS compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
  • Conduct research at libraries, agencies, and other institutions for archeological, historic, and ethnographic information, and create and implement a cultural resource administrative program for NMFS.
  • Update and maintain cultural resource hard-copy and computer records tracking project status, sites, inventories, consultations, and artifact collections.

Small Boat Captain


Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and well-qualified small boat captain to provide vessel support to the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  The GLRC provides state-of-the-art laboratories to support research on a broad array of topics, ranging from air–water interactions to biogeochemistry to food web relationships. The GLRC also contains a lake-level marine facility and convenient deep-water docking, providing a year-round home for Michigan Tech’s small boats, ranging from 22’ to 36’, including the USCG commercially inspected R/V Agassiz. 

A qualified person is required to safely and efficiently operate and maintain these research vessels and GLRC shore and supporting facilities. When not operating a GLRC vessel, the employee will support other GLRC field work or shop work as needed. Vessel personnel assignments, and cruise requirements are detailed by the GLRC management team based upon mission requirements, and vessel maintenance.

CPC is looking for a captain with experience with missions in the field of marine sciences (oceanographic missions, hydrographic missions, general research missions, etc.). Our ideal candidate will not only be a capable boat handler but also versed in maintenance of small boats.

Policy Analyst/Policy Support Specialist


Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as a Policy Analyst/ Policy Support Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of marine protected areas encompassing more than 620,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington State to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. Important habitats like breeding and feeding grounds of whales, sea lions, sharks and sea turtles; coral reefs; kelp forests; and historic shipwrecks are represented within the system of sanctuaries. ONMS is responsible for identifying, designating, and managing ocean and Great Lake areas of special national significance as national marine sanctuaries. Management of sanctuaries is composed of a number of components, such as legislation, regulations, management plans, permitting, conservation policy, and strategic planning. The ONMS headquarters are the command center for the ONMS and provides support and advice to all parts of the sanctuary system. 

Regional Tribal Liaison


The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Compliance Division in various BSEE locations.

This position is being advertised as both location negotiable after selection and with a duty station(s) of Jefferson, LA, Sterling, VA, Camarillo, CA with the option of telework. If applying to “negotiable after selection”, this means that your duty station will be based off your home address and you will be a full-time remote worker. If applying to a specific duty station, you may be allowed to telework a set number of day(s) per pay period, with supervisory approval.

At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serves collaboratively between Tribal officials, regional offices, and the Bureau Tribal Liaison Officer (TLO), facilitating consultation and collaboration held to exchange information relating to impacts expected to result from proposed OCS energy and mineral activities.
2. Serves as a representative of the Office/Bureau/Department at meetings with other Offices/Bureaus/Agencies, States, Tribes, lessees, and other interested parties to discuss complex and controversial Tribal and related regulatory issues.
3. Reviews and provides expert recommendations to leadership regarding pertinent Federal statutes, regulations, and executive orders in order to determine effects on Tribes with present or historic ties to geographic areas in which BSEE is proposing activities.
4. Supports and advises the regional offices, Regional Director and Bureau TLO on issues related to Government-to-Government consultation and collaboration and makes recommendations on Bureau Tribal policy and BSEE’s consultation practices.
5. Coordinates with regional and BSEE’s Federal Historic Preservation Officers on issues pertaining to historic properties, sacred sites, and areas of religious importance to Tribes to ensure proper consideration is being given to impacts of OCS activities on Tribal communities.
6. Prepares technical and policy documents concerning community and/or Tribal information, as part of briefing packages for senior Bureau leaders prior to government-to-government consultation meetings.
7. Prepares correspondence, briefing materials, and option papers to implement Bureau Tribal engagement objectives, including letters in response to formal Tribal comments on Federal Register notices or other public processes.

BSEE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Range Information: GS-14
Camarillo, CA: ($134,766 – $175,192) per annum.
Jefferson, LA: ($116,393 – $151,308) per annum.
Sterling, VA: ($132,368 – $172,075) per annum.
Location negotiable after selection: ($116,393 – $151,308) per annum. (*The salary for the selectee will be adjusted to include based pay entitlements as it pertains to the remote work location.)

First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

This vacancy is also announced as BSEE-EEJJ-23-JB-032(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

Nation’s Oldest Port® Underwater Archaeology Field School

At the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, we provide professional and educational maritime archaeology training every summer through our Nation’s Oldest Port® Field School.

Applications are open as of January 23, 2023.

For more information about the LAMP Scientific Diving Program, please contact Airielle Cathers, Dive Safety Officer, at acathers@staugustinelighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745 extension 203.

LAMP Maritime Archaeology Field School

Field school is an irreplaceable component in the education of any student pursuing a career in archaeology. Each year, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) oversees an intense, four-week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in active maritime archaeological research along the First Coast, here in St. Augustine and the surrounding region.

In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving, seamanship, and laboratory analysis. LAMP has partnered with a variety of universities, including Flinders University, Florida State University, Syracuse University, and Plymouth State University to organize and implement this four-credit course. Please see below for information on the upcoming field school. Details on this year’s field school are below.

2023 Field School Application

Please complete and submit your application by April 3rd, 2023 for the best chance of acceptance. Any application received after this date will only be considered as remaining space allows. Participation in the Field School can be competitive depending on the numbers of applicants, which have been increasing each year. While not required, you may submit a resume and/or letters of recommendation with your application (to lamp@staugustinelighthouse.org).

Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than April 16th. Any student that has an earlier deadline for course registration/confirmation, please send us an email after completion of your application with documentation from your school.

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted for completion of other field school requirements (diver medical exam, dive/medical insurance, gear requirements etc.,). If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at the email or number below.

Dates: May 29th – June 30th, 2023

Applications open soon!

*The application form will remain open until April 16th, or if the student cap has been reached, whichever comes first.

2023 Field School Background

Research Focus: The research focus for this year is TBA. We will be working on one of the various offshore shipwrecks, ranging in age from 18th to the 19th centuries, as well as one of the local foreshore sites. Site details to follow.

Skills, Procedures & Lectures

This field school includes intensive archaeological and scientific diving training.This includes scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, artifact collection and documentation, and historical research.Classroom aspects include ethics, maritime archaeology history and theory, emergency care/first responder training, dive safety and operations planning, dive physics and physiology, etc.

Additionally, the field school will host an ongoing lecture series with instructors and visiting professionals from various public, private and academic institutions throughout Florida.


  • Students must hold an Open Water SCUBA certification and EITHER qualify as a Scientific Diver through AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) OR qualify as a scientific-diver-in-training through LAMP’s Scientific Diving Program. These requirements include a specific medical exam to be completed prior to field school and a swim test to be conducted upon arrival.
  • These documents will be available to review on our website once the application period opens. Please do not complete the medical exam until after you have officially been accepted into the program.
  • Upon acceptance, students must have DAN diving accident insurance covering at least$125,000 for skin and scuba diving injuries, or an equivalent policy.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from St. Augustine, Florida.

Housing: LAMP maintains a Field House on five acres of rural property just outside St. Augustine. Expect dormitory-type conditions. The house is furnished with air conditioning, two bathrooms, and a fully-operational kitchen. Students should provide their own bedding (sheets, pillow, blanket, etc.).

A refundable $30.00 deposit is required for a field house key.

Meals: Meals are communal and prepared each day by the field school participants on a rotating basis. Each student is assigned to a weekly Galley Crew. The budget for purchasing food is derived from the field school fee charged to all students. Students are responsible for their own food on weekends.

Fees: The fee for the field school is $3,400. A $250 deposit is due upon acceptance and the remainder is due by May 24th; all fees are payable to LAMP. This fee includes housing,food (except on weekends when you are responsible for your own meals), most dive gear (please see list below), air fills, and pool/classroom/laboratory facilities.Details on Payments Processing will be included on final acceptance.

Scholarships are available through the Archaeological Institute of America. Click here to apply.

For those applicants planning to receive course credit (either through our partner institution or your own university), a $400 discount is offered to help offset the additional cost of credits. We will reach out to those applicants who wish to pursue this option as noted on the application.

Graduate or undergraduate creditStudents may receive 3-4 credit hours for completing the full five-week program. Tuition must be paid separately through the university issuing credit and the tuition cost is separate from the Field School fee payable to LAMP. College credit is available through our partner institution, Flagler College, or through your own institution if appropriate arrangements are made. Tuition rates TBA.

Dive Gear: Our Diving Program has rental gear available to all field school students at no additional cost. This includes:

  • BCDs (Backplate & Wing)
  • Regulators
  • Depth and pressure gauges
  • Weight belt
  • Weights
  • Limited sizes of wetsuits (3-5mm)

If you have your own gear, you are welcome to use it as long as records of professional servicing are provided to our DSO prior to arrival. The following pieces of equipment and personal gear are NOT provided by LAMP and will need to be brought by each student. Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding what to bring.

  • Mask
  • Snorkel (please bring a foldable snorkel)
  • Fins (NO split fins, force fins, or freediving fins)
  • Booties
  • Personal wetsuits (3 mm recommended)
  • Dive Computer or dive watch (we have depth and pressure gauges)

For questions, please email LAMP at the contact information below.

Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
Phone: 904-829-0745, ext. 203

PhD Position on Coastal Heritage and Climate Change


Are you passionate about cultural heritage and eager to learn more about the impacts of climate change and how to build resilience? In the context of a HORIZON EUROPE funded collaborative project, we are looking for a passionate PhD candidate, with interests and expertise in cultural heritage and climate change topics to work with communities in European case studies as part of an international multidisciplinary team.

The Chair of Architectural History and Theory in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology invites applications for a PhD position focusing on coastal heritage and climate change. You will work as part of a HORIZON EUROPE Research and Innovation Action project, will be based in the Netherlands and will collaborate with a European research consortium.

The Horizon Europe project explores innovative and sustainable ways to safeguard coastal and underwater cultural heritage, particularly monuments, historical buildings, archaeological sites and coastal cultural landscapes from climate change effects, natural hazards and environmental pollution. It aims to achieve this goal through the development, testing and validation of an integrated multiple heritage risk assessment, protection and management system with evidence-based monitoring frameworks, innovative tools and through participatory processes.

The PhD study will be conducted as part of the Work Package concentrating on participatory co-design and co-creation processes. You will be responsible of:

  • Identifying the knowledge gaps concerning climate-related multiple risks, challenges and values attributed to coastal heritage and landscapes, and building a conceptual framework to fill this gap
  • Designing and developing a participatory Living Lab methodology to actively engage multi-stakeholder and citizen community. This methodology will be used for participatory value and impact assessment, training and capacity building, and action planning.
  • Building a local ecosystem of stakeholders in one or two of the case study areas, with the help of local project partners, and implementation of the Living Lab methodology
  • Collection and analysis of data collected through the employment of this methodology in the case area(s) that will contribute to the elaboration of the conceptual framework and stakeholder involvement for the integrated multiple hazard and protection system.



National Maritime Museum


The Scheepvaartmuseum shows how water connects worlds. The museum is known as a high-profile and leading museum with one of the most special maritime collections in the world. Every day we receive many visitors, ranging from museum enthusiasts to day tourists and school classes. In addition, the beautiful building is a great event location.

The collection development & research department within Het Scheepvaartmuseum researches and presents one of the best and most extensive maritime collections in the world. The collection extends from the 16th to the 21st century and almost every aspect of Dutch shipping history is represented.

Assistant Collection Manager Cultures and Histories


Museum (Organisation site)
QM Museum Tropical Qld

The Assistant Collection Manager will manage and document maritime archaeology collections (such as HMS Pandora), the Langley Diving collection, an iconic North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection and social history material representing the region, to the highest possible standards in accordance with the strategic priorities of the Queensland Museum. This work will focus on documenting and accessioning significant material culture related to maritime, cultural, and social history collections.

The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is seeking candidates for its 2023 Summer Internship in Archaeology.

2023 Summer Internship in Archaeology

The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is seeking candidates for its 2023 Summer Internship in Archaeology.

The intern will work under the general supervision of the Chief Archaeologist and time will be divided between office/laboratory and fieldwork in support of the Trust’s terrestrial and maritime archaeology programs. Fieldwork will take place in a variety of settings and involve use of hand tools, electronic surveying equipment, and small boats, canoes, and/or kayaks. It will include support activities associated with the Annual Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archaeology, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, and archaeological site visits and inspections. Office/laboratory work is expected to include artifact sorting, washing and cataloging, records processing and filing, GIS data manipulation, and general data organization and entry tasks. Opportunities will also be available related to other aspects of the Trust’s archaeology programs, such as project review and compliance, and outreach activities.

Interns serve a maximum of 400 hours over a period of 10 consecutive weeks to begin on or about May 17, 2023. Fieldwork will require occasional work outside of normal business hours (early mornings, evenings, weekends, & holidays), extended days, overnight travel, and camping. Office/lab work will be conducted during normal business hours.

Interns will receive a total amount not to exceed $6,000.00 paid in bi-weekly increments based on the number of hours worked at a base rate of $15.00 per hour.

One doctoral studentship in Archaeology within the research area of Historical Studies, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)


Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

Archaeology focuses on human beings and their culture and society, from ancient times to the present day. Using material remains as their primary source material, archaeologists interpret what life was like at different times and in different cultural contexts. Archaeology at Södertörn University also emphasises a critical perspective and the importance of relating archaeology to current societal issues. Archaeological research is thus not only about the past, but entails equal emphasis on the understanding of people as cultural beings. One specialisation offered at Södertörn University is maritime archaeology, and the MARIS research institute is able to support new projects in a range of ways. For more information, please click here (English version) or click here (Swedish version).

General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Archaeology (sh.se) (English version) or Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå i arkeologi (sh.se) (Swedish version).

Historical Studies is a research area in the humanities in which aspects of society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives. The area is characterised by an empirical and theoretical focus on social and cultural change and long time perspectives. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. For more information about Historical Studies, please click here (English version).

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University. This region comprises the Baltic Sea, the states surrounding it, and post-Communist Central, South and East Europe. Research relating exclusively to Sweden or Swedish conditions cannot be funded. However, funding may be granted for research concerning Sweden or countries entirely outside the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe, as part of comparative studies where there is a legitimate scholarly reason.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification (Master’s level),
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are met by someone who has knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in Archaeology or a closely related subject in the humanities, including an independent work worth at least 15 credits at Master’s level. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and a command of the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

Information about entry requirements, admission regulations and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. 
Your application may be written in English or Swedish and must include:

  • Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level in archaeology or the equivalent.
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear.

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Please visit out website for the full advertisement and to apply for the position

Dive Coordinator


Responsible for coordination and management of all dive activities at Spring Lake; implement and ensure adherence to rules and guidelines established in the Spring Lake Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan.

Coordinate and facilitate all diving activities conducted by staff, researchers, external agencies, and volunteer groups.

Ensure compliance of all rules and guidelines established in the Spring Lake Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan by all who access Spring Lake for approved diving activities.

Maintain a database and all records related to Spring Lake diving activities.

Develop and maintain working relationships with dive shop owners, private contractors,
university faculty and external agencies to facilitate access to Spring Lake for work, research, and data collection.

Program development and procedure implementation.

Support Aquatic Maintenance in the operation and maintenance of scuba equipment, aquatic
harvester, scuba air compressor, Glass Bottom Boats, and general site maintenance.

Minimal travel required in support of duties.

Work weekends occasionally, approximately once a month.

All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in natural sciences, cultural resources, or a related field with an emphasis in hydrology or water resources is preferred.
Visual Cylinder Inspector Certification
Advanced First Response Medical Training
Underwater Archaeology experience
Aquatic Biology experience
AAUS or equivalent certification
Texas Boater Education



Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management (CRM) firm, is seeking a Geoarchaeologist to join the Archaeology practice in Providence, RI. The expected salary range for this role is $55,000-$75,000. This role is full-time, regular status, exempt position. Gray & Pape offers a hybrid work environment with built-in flexibility for days in the office. The successful candidate will have experience in prehistoric, geophysical, and geomorphological archaeology both onshore and offshore.

Summary of the Role:

The Geoarchaeologist is responsible for conducting and overseeing all aspects of offshore and onshore archaeological and geoarchaeological studies. This includes archaeological, cultural, historical, and environmental research; literature reviews and desktop assessments; archaeological reconnaissance and due diligence surveys;  geomorphological modeling and testing; geological sample analysis; archaeological, cultural, and historical artifact and laboratory analysis; preparation of archaeological, cultural, historical, and environmental contexts; Phase I archeological surveys; Phase II archaeological testing and evaluation; Phase III archaeological excavation, data recovery, and mitigation; preparation of a variety of archaeological documentation and technical reports; and preparing artifacts and records for curation. 

Required Qualifications

  1. M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Geography, or a closely related field. If the M.A./M.S. is in Geology or Geography, a B.A./B.S. in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred.
  2. 5 years of CRM supervisory and lead author CRM report preparation experience.
  3. Qualified to register as an RPA with the Register of Professional Archaeologists.
  4. Familiarity with field geospatial software such as ESRI ArcMap and Google Earth.
  5. Technological skills: ESRI Survey 123 and Collector, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat.
  6. Traditional and digital mapping, including total station and GPS-based mapping skills; photography; survey techniques; and excavation techniques.
  7. Ability to analyze data such as statistical analysis, material culture analysis, and geomorphological analysis.
  8. Basic understanding of the legal framework of CRM.
  9. Basic understanding of the National Register of Historic Places Criteria and their application.
  10. Experience directing field crews.
  11. Demonstrable report writing experience.
  12. Experience working within report templates and following style guides.
  13. Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and tasks concurrently.
  14. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate work within schedule and budget constraints.
  15. Demonstrated ability to independently design and complete research.
  16. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  17. Display curiosity and respect for others’ perspectives and strengths.
  18. Commitment to promoting equity and inclusion.
  19. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with GIS software.

Travel is project-dependent with an expectation of travel outside the local area and for multiple days. Some projects may require extended travel.

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 interested in joining our team, please submit the following to Trequia Walker, HR Assistant, at twalker@graypape.com. No phone calls, please.

·         Cover letter detailing experience with prehistoric, geophysical, and geomorphological archaeology or historical archaeology.

·         Resume or CV;

  • 1 writing sample (preferably from the past 3-5 years).

This position is open until January 20, 2023, and qualified candidates may be interviewed prior to the close date.

Please visit us at www.graypape.com/our-company/careers/ to learn more.

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and inclusion where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law. Please contact HR to request accommodation.

Trequia Walker

Human Resources Assistant

Research Diver and Operational Support (Seasonal/Temporary)



Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to provide support for research and scuba diving operations for NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) in Galveston, TX. The FGBNMS conducts frequent, multi-day, offshore research operations aboard live-aboard vessels, primarily on board the Research Vessel (R/V) Manta R-8301. 

Employees will participate in research operations, including conducting scuba operations for research and management, deck and other scuba diving support activities, mobilization and demobilization for at-sea expeditions, meet and maintain NOAA diving standards, post process field imagery, assist with cruise and project reporting, assist with mooring buoy maintenance, participate in weekly research meetings, participate in assigned outreach events, and participate in training that supports the goals and needs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in Galveston, TX. The individual must maintain a professional demeanor and work closely and collegially with colleagues and other researchers.

It is currently anticipated that this role will be a seasonal, temporary role to supplement the team’s existing dive capabilities at the marine sanctuary during the summer through fall. The majority of this work (75% or more) will be conducted offshore, away from Galveston, with limited communications while aboard R/V Manta.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Marine Resource Management, Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies, Maritime Archaeology, electrical or mechanical engineering or related scientific fields.
  • Logged at least 100 scuba dives, including 12 dives within the past 12 months
  • Advanced and rescue dive certifications
  • Current first aid/ CPR/ AED/ Oxygen Administration certification
  • Able to pass NOAA dive physical
  • Able to participate in frequent offshore, multi-day field work, involving overnight stays aboard the vessel
  • Able to operate a government vehicle
  • Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds to assist transporting equipment and gear is required
  • Willing to work non-standard hours, including weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Familiarity and experience with coral reef monitoring and coral reef biology and ecology with experience in the collection of biological and ecological data
  • Desirable qualifications include:
  • NOAA diving or AAUS certification
  • Caribbean fish and coral identification
  • Knowledge and experience using CPCe, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • May be required to submit sufficient proof of vaccination status, unless otherwise required by applicable law.  

AAP/EEO Statement

CPC is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Other Duties  

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Wisconsin Maritime Archaeologist

The Wisconsin Historical Society, considered one of the nation’s finest historical institutions, is a State of Wisconsin government agency as well as a mission-driven entrepreneurial organization.  The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. At its core, the Society believes that increasing the public’s knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit. The Society’s values are to Embrace a Spirit of Service, Engage our Expertise, Spark Enthusiasm, Cultivate Inclusion, Exceed Expectations, and Think Big and Grow with Purpose. Its collections, historic sites and museums, historic preservation office and extensive educational programs are focused on enriching and transforming lives through unparalleled access to history.  

Click HERE for more information about working at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Position Summary

The Maritime Archeology Program works to research, document, promote, and preserve the maritime archeological legacy of Wisconsin. This professional position works together with the Senior Maritime Archeologist, under supervision of the State Archeologist. Work is performed with a great deal of independence; there is minimal direct oversight. The position requires extensive travel and a seasonal work schedule exceeding 40 hours per week. The position will require physically working, conducting exploration, and completing fieldwork in Wisconsin waters, including the Great Lakes.

The position promotes the maritime program and educates consultants, public officials, and the public about Wisconsin’s maritime history, shipwrecks and the maritime landscape through multi-faceted public outreach, including participation in national and regional maritime conferences, presentations throughout Wisconsin, and training. The incumbent will conduct and direct underwater archeological fieldwork and monitoring. Together with the senior maritime archeologist they will work under the direction of the State Archeologist to develop task lists and priorities and will carry them out with the assistance of interns, volunteers or other archeologists. The incumbent is responsible for daily completion of field tasks, project notes and maps, and for proper maintenance of project equipment. The incumbent will also conduct historical research; complete technical report writing and National Register of Historic Places nominations based upon the archeological and archival research; provide volunteer training; monitor the program grants and budgets; and complete other project­ related tasks.

Salary Information

The salary will be between $25 – $29 per hour ($52,000 to $60,320 annually) in accordance with the provisions of the current Compensation Plan. This position is in pay schedule 13, range 04; civil service classification is Archeologist.  A twelve-month probationary period will be required. 

Job Details

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) should complete the application process to apply.

WHS does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Certain positions within WHS may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.  The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID.  Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus – COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.


Please make sure to describe the following qualifications within your resume and/or letter of qualifications in order to be considered for this position.

Minimally qualified candidate will have experience in all of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Maritime Archeology or related field
  • Experience in conducting underwater archeological fieldwork
  • Certified Diver
  • Comfortable diving from a boat
  • Experience conducting independent research and prepare professional reports and presentations
  • Experience managing a budget

In addition to minimum qualifications, a well-qualified candidate will additionally have experience in two of the following areas:

  • Certified to dive to a depth of 300 feet.
  • Certified closed-circuit rebreather.
  • Demonstrated ability in grant writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research with the public.  
  • Photogrammetry specialist

How To Apply

Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process.  Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here for resume and letter of qualifications instructions..

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. 

Questions may be directed to jan.zadra@wisconsinhistory.org.

Deadline to Apply

Applications are due at 11:59PM on February 1, 2023.

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