Interdisciplinary Lead Archeologist/Lead Historian

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy, in Sterling, VA. The incumbent’s responsibility is to provide the professional expertise and guidance for historic preservation necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association/Albacore Park in Portsmouth, NH, seeks an Operations Manager

Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association/Albacore Park in Portsmouth, NH, seeks an Operations Manager. PSMA is the chief steward of the USS ALBACORE (AGSS) submarine. The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director and will function to manage the daily operation of Albacore Park Submarine and Museum including maintenance and repair, hours of operation, security of site, managing staff and volunteers and oversight of the museum store. The ideal candidate will be focused on establishing and maintaining a fully operational facility while helping to build the capacity of the organization to thrive for many years to come.

PSMA seeks an individual with a proven track record of success derived from service within or outside the organization and its membership. A background in museum management along with knowledge of Navy history is preferred, combined with evidence of an appreciation for collections interpretation, historic preservation, community memory and an interest in Naval history. Characteristics Desired: Enthusiasm for maritime history, and community-based narratives; Embraces change, takes initiative and shapes organizational strategies while keeping focused; Passion, integrity, positive attitude, and self-direction; Superior organizational and interpersonal skills including ability to work cooperatively with Board members, staff, partners, volunteers and sponsors; Excellent communication skills including public speaking and Have the ability to see challenges or issues before they become larger problems.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three work-related references in PDF documents to Patricia Violette at For the complete position description, please visit 

Position to start immediately.


SALARY RANGE:$18 to $20 per hour


The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and will be supervised by Dr Mathias SeiterDr Melanie Bassett and Professor Brad Beaven.

Successful applicants will receive a bursary to cover tuition fees at the UK rate for three years and £2,000 for research costs/ conference attendance. 

Heritage institutions face unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic. The fall in revenue and new virtual ways of experiencing heritage, ask questions about the relevance and shape of physical heritage spaces. It is therefore more important than ever for museums to build resilience by ensuring that they are relevant in a changing world. 

This exciting PhD project will allow you to both advance the scholarly understanding of museum practices across Europe and to support naval heritage institutions by developing strategies on how they can meet the challenges of the future.

Naval heritage is explicitly linked to histories of empire (or the loss of it), nationalism, and warfare. Naval history therefore plays an important reference point for the construction of national identities. At the same time, recent research has opened up new horizons for naval museums by stressing that BAME as well as LGBTQ histories are relevant to maritime settings. Heritage institutions have the opportunity to reach out to new audiences and to stay socially relevant.

By comparing naval museums, museum ships, as well as naval exhibitions in military museums, you’ll explore if and how themes such as nation, imperialism, war, race, or queer history are currently addressed by heritage institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. Using methodologies from History, Heritage and Museum Studies, you will be able to uncover the different historical narratives that museums construct and show how these histories are reflected in the design of heritage spaces and through the display of artefacts. The comparison of three unique naval histories will allow you to identify differences between national curatorial practices and to highlight the similarities which exist regardless of national context and locality. Your comprehensive study will enable you to develop practical guidelines for professionals working in naval museums at the final stage of the PhD project. 

Archaeologist with underwater diving certification

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Job details

Salary$23 – $28 an hour

Job TypePart-time


Number of hires for this role2 to 4


  • Master’s (Preferred)

Full Job Description

We are looking for a degreed archaeologist with experience as a diver. You must be able to dive in different conditions, and with varying visibility. Nitrox certification is a plus, but not required.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $23.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • On call


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • archaeology/ diving: 2 years (Preferred)


  • PADI certification (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No

Curator of Collections

The Curator of Collections is responsible for the care, research and interpretation of Mystic Seaport Museum’s important collection of art and objects, including nationally significant collections of marine paintings, prints, scrimshaw, historic photos and more. The Senior Curator also works closely with the museum’s Collections teams, researching objects relevant to the Museum’s mission and exhibits, playing a major role in developing new exhibits and interpretation for the Museum. The Curator of Collections will report to VP of Collections. They will carry out research and support an active collecting and exhibition program, including participation in conservation and preservation activities.

IEM Post-Doctoral Scholarship for a Research Fellow

The candidates must have completed a PhD in one of the areas of Medieval Studies (History/Archaeology/Art History/Literature) within the last three years. The work must have been  hosted in a research institution other than the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM-NOVA FCSH).

The research project, to be funded by the RU FCT Programmatic Funding, will be sponsored up to a maximum period of 36 months and should be in accordance with the Strategic Programme of the IEM – NOVA FCSH (section 14.2).

Therefore, in addition to the other elements required in the edital, the candidates are kindly requested to present a research project and respective work plan in one of the following areas of study:

  1. Medieval Lisbon;
  2. The Sea and Maritime Cities;
  3. Religious and/or Military Architecture in the Portuguese Middle Ages;
  4. Jewish Studies: Portugal

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to with “IEM-BIPD-Medieval Studies” as the subject.


The Historian (TS-SCI Clearance) will support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing US service members from past conflicts.  During the Vietnam War, Special Forces operators – working under the designation of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) – documented their activities in post-mission After Action Reports (AARs).  Most of these documents are still marked as classified Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).  These documents provide the most comprehensive record of special operations activities in Southeast Asia and include the date-time group and coordinates of each Special Forces insertion, extraction, and significant contact/observation throughout the Vietnam War.  It is imperative that the Historian review, enhance, and make available these Top-Secret records to DPAA researchers to achieve their noble mission.

Postdoc in Archaeology: Submerged Stone Age Heritage

We are now offering a two-year Postdoc position to investigate the research potentials of “Blue Frontiers Archaeology” within the wider Kattegatt region. Rising sea levels and other shoreline adjustments after the end of the last Ice Age drowned human landscapes in many world regions. Some of the best-studied submerged landscapes have been discovered in southern Scandinavia, and record the important cultural and environmental developments that shaped the Stone Age societies of the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene. In recent years, growing collaborations with Aarhus University in Denmark have explored the rich opportunities presented by submerged archaeological heritage. The Postdoc will be tasked with building deeper momentum in this strategic research theme. The goal for the postdoc is to “activate” this area’s rich bio-cultural heritage by integrating currently available data and completing a new synthesis that will define a new generation of research questions that can be addressed by application of new and existing methods and approaches.

The first year will involve working with team members in Lund and Aarhus to generate a new synthesis of existing archaeological, paleo-environmental and other proxy data from the Kattegatt region. These results should also be embedded in improved spatial, chronological and geological frameworks. The focus of the second year has deliberately been left more open, enabling the candidate to explore new research themes and questions, including application of new technical and methodological developments, ranging from biomolecular scales through to larger-scale GIS modelling of evolving sites, networks and landscapes. The second year will also involve submission of large- and medium-sized funding proposals.

Applicants trained in archaeology, ideally with knowledge of neighbouring disciplines, and possessing some familiarity with GIS, combined with the capacity to address archaeological and cultural questions from a holistic and inter-disciplinary perspective, are particularly encouraged to apply. Detailed knowledge of the Stone Age prehistory of southern Scandinavia and surrounding regions is a prerequisite.

Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20 % of the position.

Research Operational Specialist (ROS) II

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as Research Operations Specialist II (ROS II) to the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The ROS II assists in carrying out field work, data management and analysis, report preparation and science communication, and provides general assistance with NOAA small boats and dive programs. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Conduct field work as part of the FKNMS Science team as related to the Coral Disease Response, including coral disease monitoring of coral outplants and surrounding corals, coral disease intervention activities and monitoring, sampling of corals for coral disease research, collection of corals as part of the Coral Rescue effort, and translocation of corals to spawning hubs and restoration sites.

• Cruise planning and preparation, participation in approximately 150 single-day research trips per year.

• Manage data collection in the field, develop summary reports and coordinate reporting and communication with partners.

• Support science activities at the site including projects such as benthic surveys, restoration monitoring, coral sampling, coral relocation and restoration, and physical and biological oceanographic monitoring.

• Developing new content and revising existing content for FKNMS webpages, outreach materials, and technical publications, creating maps and figures for use in materials, and producing summary reports on science activities.

• Assist with developing content or compiling data, resources and images to inform the next FKNMS Condition Report.

• Providing general support for FKNMS such as development, review and submission of dive plans and assist in the planning of diving activities, filling of SCUBA tanks, and assistance with the Key West Dive Locker Lead to track, maintain, and service FKNMS dive equipment.

• Assist with boat operations, maintenance of boats, docks and upkeep of boatyard storage/repair facilities.

• Conduct geographic information system (GIS) analysis.



• Education/Experience: Degree (Masters or Bachelors) from an accredited college or university in Marine Resource Management, Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies, Maritime Archaeology, electrical or mechanical engineering or related scientific fields.

• Experience working with federal government and state agencies.

• Excellent written and verbal communication

• Experience on vessels and knowledge of safe vessel operations

• Current SCUBA certification (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by the program’s diver certification process (which meets the standards set by NOAA and the American Academy of Underwater Science), or able to immediately participate/pass NOAA Diving training course, and maintain throughout duration of employment.

• Able to work outside near the coast or at sea in the elements of the weather at times

• Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds to assist transporting equipment and gear is required.

• Knowledge of a range of marine associated disciplines to include coral reef ecology, oceanography, and fisheries.

• Experience with ArcGIS software

• Experience conducting benthic monitoring of coral reefs

• Caribbean coral identification expertise.

• Ability to communicate research and monitoring activities to both the scientific community and the general public

Preferred Qualifications:

• Maintain current NOAA Diver qualifications, Volunteer NOAA Diver, AAUS Diver, or skills equivalent

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Marine Robotics

In the ACFR, we have funding available through the DCRC TAS program to support a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow to undertake fundamental and applied research related to the development, design and deployment of novel AUV systems for littoral survey. The project will explore vehicle design, navigation, perception and control systems that will allow teams of vehicles to operate in nearshore environments. Applications include rapid environmental assessment and mine counter measures operations but also extend to environmental monitoring, marine archaeology, deep-sea geology and asset inspection.

Archaeological Conservator

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation, and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), an agency of the Maryland Historical Trust, within the Maryland Department of Planning, is recruiting for a full time, contractual Archaeological Conservator. JPPM is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, and is the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research. It is home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) connects people to the past through history and archaeology and supports the preservation of Maryland’s cultural and natural resources.

The Conservator examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the Conservation Program of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

Nautical Archaeologist/ Geoarchaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist/Geoarchaeoloigst 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 geological sequences in the Northeastern United States, scientific methods, and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as well as skill in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates free of cost. Experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys is ideal.

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.

RCG&A maintains a Drug-Free Workplace and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.  Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have instituted safety protocols and practices for both office and field personnel. We strive to provide an enjoyable, safe, and secure working environment.

RCG&A, a thirty-nine-year-old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award.

Geoarchaeology Manager

Wessex Archaeology is the largest independent archaeological practice in the UK, and a registered charity which aims to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage, and science. We are a market leader in the provision of historic environment services nationally and internationally, across terrestrial, marine and intertidal environments. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Meopham, Bristol and Edinburgh.

The role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic professional for the role of Geoarchaeology Manager to lead the Geoarchaeology team within the Geoservices directorate. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic Geoservices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into to a wide range of archaeological projects and deliver a range of services to our clients.

Our Geoarchaeology team includes geoarchaeologists at all stages of their career with specialists of international standing in Holocene geoarchaeology, Palaeolithic archaeology, Pleistocene geoarchaeology, Marine geoarchaeology and submerged prehistoric landscapes. In this role you will have the autonomy to influence and promote continuous improvement and positive change within both the Geoarchaeology and wider Geoservices team.

People are key to our business and in this role you will be responsible for growing and managing the team, provide for their training, mentoring and coaching needs, and helping them to develop their skills. With a solid geoarchaeological skillset and knowledge base, you will be responsible for the creation, planning, management and safe delivery of high-quality projects, and will promote our services to existing clients and identify new business opportunities to develop and grow the business, working with the wider company to deliver these services.

About you

This will be both a challenging and rewarding role and we are looking for an ambitious individual with the aptitude and aspiration to develop the team and service.

Underwater Forensic Investigation Course

Join Dr. Bill Belcher in a field school experience exploring various aspects of forensic investigation in an underwater environment this summer. The first week will focus on basic scuba skills and the second and third weeks will focus on forensic investigation skills and scenario-based training.

  • July 18, 2021 – August 13, 2021
  • Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska
  • Residence camp at Cedar Point, includes lodging and food
  • ANTH 490/890 Section 603—Three credit hours
  • Medical pre-screening required for registration – Contact Dr. Belcher for this screening form
  • Students required to supply their own masks, snorkel, and fins/booties
  • Cost: $777 for undergrad tuition, $930 for graduate tuition, $100 course fees, $100 SCUBA certification from PADI, $750 Cedar Point Fee for residence camp, $100 Cedar Point deposit

Marine Archaeologist, updated

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, has an opening for a Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology. The PI-Marine Archaeology will be responsible for assisting Gray & Pape with a diverse portfolio of underwater and maritime archaeological projects across the U.S. supporting offshore energy development, coastal restoration, shoreline stabilization, broad research-oriented projects throughout North American waters, and international cultural impact assessments. The candidate should possess knowledge of the scientific and technical methods used in marine archaeology, including remote sensing surveys, data processing, and technical writing skills.

Providence, RI, Cincinnati, OH, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, Richmond, VA

Can be in any of the offices.


DHR currently has the following  job opening:

Conservation Project Manager (Position 00081): We are seeking to fill one Conservation Project Manager position for a two-year project to focus on the conservation of artifacts from a group of sites associated with the American colonial era plantation of Kingsmill. The selected individual will be self-motivated focusing on the curation, assessment, and treatment of archaeological artifacts from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, the majority of which are inorganic (iron alloy, copper alloy, other metals, ceramics, and glass; to determine the best courses of treatment for artifacts and perform those treatments; to research, recommend, and order supplies required for the treatment; to maintain equipment, work with volunteers and interns who are working in the lab; to supervisor two part-time professional conservators and two part-time professional curation assistants; to perform outreach activities as required by the project (examples include: presenting papers at professional conferences, preparing artifacts for loan, social media about the project, and other activities); to supervise wage staff working on the project; to coordinate with the State Archeological Conservator and the Chief Curator; and to monitor the budget and keep track of staff hours and other funding budget items. The selected individual will work under the supervision of the State Archaeologist. This position is a grant-funded position for two years and will expire when funding is no longer available. See more information. To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system by Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

If you would like information regarding employment opportunities with DHR, please contact:
Wendy Baker, Human Resource Manager
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: (804) 482-6447

CITiZAN Sustainability Manager

This is a Fixed Term role until 31st July 2022 with an immediate start or as soon as possible.

During COVID-19 the post will be home-based, and there is flexibility to continue this longer term, with an expectation thereafter that the candidate will attend one of MOLA’s Offices (London or Northampton) or the York or Portsmouth project offices. Flexibility with regard to travel will be necessary to other CITiZAN offices, and other parts of the UK and abroad as required.  

MOLA are seeking a dynamic, organised, innovative and self-motivated Sustainability Manager to manage the final year delivery and post project sustainability stage of our NLHF supported Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN). 

If you are interested in coastal community archaeology and CITiZAN – England’s only citizen science response to the recording of coastal heritage at threat by the forces of climate change and erosion – then we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Caroline Barrie-Smith; CITiZAN Project Manager (

CITiZAN is a MOLA project, run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and the Nautical Archaeology Society. The current three-year project is possible owing to generous support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with additional support from the National Trust, Historic England, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, and The Crown Estate.