Programme Manager – Unpath`d Waters Project

Historic England have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us as our Programme Manager – Unpath`d Waters. This is a genuinely unique opportunity to transform the way in which people can find, access and explore the amazing marine heritage collections of our island nation. Cutting edge Artificial Intelligence, new ways of visualising and interacting, and new tools for managing and protecting our maritime past will all feature in the project.

If you are seeking an opportunity to join a dynamic and enthusiastic programme management team where you will have a ring-side seat in the development of new products and processes which we expect to change the way we see our marine heritage as a nation for ever, then this is the ideal opportunity for you to join us.

The location of this opportunity is based in Swindon – we will consider hybrid working where you will be based in the office or from home.

The duration of this contract is three years until November 2024.

What you will be doing:

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded £14.5 million to the research and development of emerging technologies, including machine learning and citizen-led archiving, in order to connect the UK`s cultural artefacts and historical archives in new and transformative ways. Five `Discovery Projects` will harness the potential of new technology to dissolve barriers between collections – opening up public access and facilitating research across a range of sources and stories held in different physical locations. Historic England is leading one Discovery Project, called Unpath`d Waters, focusing on marine heritage collections.

We need you to undertake Programme Management activities which reside within the Systems Improvement Portfolio (SIP). You will be required to work in close collaboration between our IMT department, Heritage Improvement Application Strategy and other areas of the business, building effective business relationships.

You will be responsible for applying comprehensive PMO principles and proven project and programme methodologies, to support identified business change, projects and programmes. Such methodologies will include: PRINCE2 agile, PRINCE2, and MSP.

Who we are looking for:
-Drive, focus and initiative
-Meticulous attention to detail
-Ability to adapt to the very nature of a programme with many flexible elements, keeping abreast to change as the project evolves
-Great communication skills at all levels
-An interest in heritage (especially maritime)
-An enthusiasm for digital work and curious for cutting edge technologies
– Experienced in line management

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

Provisional virtual or face to face interview date: 12th January 2022

Scientific Divers for Archaeological Work

AAUS divers needed for offshore project near Cedar Key, FL. spanning 2/1/22 – 5/31/22. Must have all dive certs, including current CPR-first aid, recent (1 year) gear service, own exposure suit (water temp is going to be in low 60’s for first month), safe boater card, DAN insurance, camping gear.

Tanks and safety equipment will be provided. No heavy drinkers, please. Preference given to archaeologists but will consider professionals from other marine sciences . No excavations planned. Work will consist of swimming lines, circle and other systematic searches for target investigation, video, and diver-driven sediment coring. I will consider training appropriate candidates who already have AAUS cert.

OPS position through University of Florida is $20 per hour (approx. $200) per day with two 2-day missions per week. Maximum 40 hours per week over 4 days of work. Each team will conduct two dives per day. Some camping is planned to minimize driving (one night of camping per 2 day cycle). Camp fees will be covered but employees will not be compensated for food or other lodging/rental fees. Will consider hiring for part time (2 consecutive days in a week).

*Those prone to sea sickness should not apply*

Contact me at if interested.

Museum Specialist (Re-Advertised)

This position is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in the Cultural Resources and Museum Management Division.

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is April-May, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2022.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform various specialized work related to the management of the park’s museum collections, specifically small boats, in support of the park’s Museum Program. The incumbent works under the oversight of a higher-graded small craft museum curator (GS-11 or higher) and is supervised by the Preservation Branch Manager.

  • Use analytical skills to seek and assemble creative solutions to repair or treat museum collections and small boats.
  • Work with museum staff to find solutions to preservation issues related to outdoor exhibits.
  • Monitor and provide access to visitors wanting to view small craft on display.
  • Research, history of small boats to ensure proper and accurate care, repair, or treatment of small boats.
  • Work with woodworking tools within a shop environment, adhering to all safety protocols and procedures.
  • Research and write text for museum plans, policies and procedures.
  • Work with fellow staff members to produce educational programs utilizing a variety of production equipment (including pre-production planning, coaching for effective on-screen performance, and developing final products).

Naval/Military Historian

East Carolina University:

The Naval/Military Historian will be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, resource allocations, promotion, research, engagement, and teaching. They will broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; integrate diverse experiences and multiple perspectives as the foundation for a rich learning experience; and provide leadership to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests. This appointment is contingent upon available funding.

The Department of History is an academic unit in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and is home to over twenty full-time professors whose strengths include United States, European, Public, Military, Atlantic World, and Maritime History. The Department offers courses in the full range of international areas. At the undergraduate level the Department offers a BA in History and Minors in History and Public History. At the graduate level the Department offers MA degrees in History (concentrations in American, European, Military, Atlantic World, and Public History), and an MA in Maritime Studies. The Program in Maritime Studies is one of the world’s leading academic underwater archaeology programs. It is characterized by hands-on underwater training, primary document historical research, and other practical skills such as remote sensing and grant writing.

The Louise Lamphere Internship Program Partnerships NHHC Internship

The Louise Lamphere Internship Program Partnerships NHHC Internship

The Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), located on the historic Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC is the official program of the Depart of the Navy. The NHHC is home to the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) which serves to manage, research, conserve, and interpret the Navy’s collection of sunken and terrestrial military craft. This includes over 2,500 shipwrecks and 17,000 aircraft wrecks dispersed around the globe.

The NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch serves four main functions:

  • Public Education & Outreach – Public education and outreach is a fundamental component of NHHC’s mission to promote the Navy’s heritage and preserve its sunken military craft. UAB accomplishes this through disseminating information through social media, publications, reports, presentations, lectures, and tours. Additionally, the Branch maintains a robust internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in submerged cultural heritage. 
  • Artifact Conservation & Curation – All historic artifacts recovered from an underwater environment require some form of conservation and a proper curation environment to remain in a stable condition. UAB’s Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory is directly responsible for NHHC’s artifact collections that  originate from sunken military craft. In addition to treating and curating artifacts, the Laboratory manages a loan program of over 11,000 artifacts. 
  • Archaeological & Historical Research  Archaeologists at UAB oversee, collaborate, and conduct archaeological and historical research on sunken and terrestrial military craft. Research projects include remote sensing surveys, site identification assessments, excavations, and scientific data analyses. This research extends from the earliest beginnings of the Navy, during the American Revolution to losses from World War II and beyond. Through archaeology, UAB can interpret naval history and further convey the story of the American sailor. 
  • Cultural Resource Management & Policy Development  The Navy’s ship and aircraft wrecks represent a fragile collection of non-renewable resources that, in addition to their historical value, are often considered war graves may contain unexploded ordnance or environmental hazards. To ensure preservation of these sites, UAB develops, coordinates, reviews, and implements related policy on behalf of the NHHC. This includes the maintenance of an archaeological permitting program through the Sunken Military Craft Act, coordination with federal, state, local, and international agencies regarding sites and projects, and formation of a sunken military craft inventory. 

PhD.: HMS Victory and the Mary Rose: Comparative Conservation Strategies for the Preservation of Neighbouring Historic Warships

Start your application here: 

HMS Victory and the Mary Rose: Comparative Conservation Strategies for the Preservation of Neighbouring Historic Warships

The Mary Rose and HMS Victory are arguably the two most important historic warships in the UK, and are internationally renowned. The Mary Rose served in King Henry VIII’s naval fleet for 34 years before sinking in battle in 1545. It was raised from the seabed in 1982, and is now housed in a purpose-built museum situated within a dry dock with bespoke environmental control at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. HMS Victory was Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), and has been dry-docked since 1922. It stands in the neighbouring dock to Mary Rose but, in contrast, is uncovered and constantly exposed to the elements. Both ships face multiple challenges in terms of their conservation and share similar goals in terms of their long-term preservation, although their contrasting histories and the environments in which they are now housed have driven their conservation strategies in different directions. These strategies must be responsive to changes in the preservation of the wood that can occur for a variety of reasons, including constant movement and structural changes, exposure to the elements (Victory), contaminants from environment and treatments, and the activity of fungi and wood borers. It is easy to assume that, as both ships were made from oak, they remain composed of similar material, when in reality there is a great deal of variation not only between the two ships, but also between different timbers from the same ship.

The student will investigate the preservation state of the original oak timbers of both ships (as well as historic replacements on HMS Victory) and explore how the different environments and conservation treatments they have experienced have altered the initial materials and their associated properties (chemical, biological and mechanical). How this then influences their respective conservation management strategies and can be incorporated into the ships’ long-term conservation strategies will subsequently be explored; do the findings change current approaches to either/both ship(s)?

The project will further investigate how the different wood preservation states and the impact of conservation treatments can be recorded visually for dissemination through museum websites and visitor attractions, thereby engaging the public with this crucial work that ensures the survival of these unique objects. Both museums, individually caring for unique pieces of history, have an obligation to share their research, processes and results with the public and their peers. It is critical that they have the right tools to do this.

Fiona Brock is Lecturer in Applied Analytical Techniques at Cranfield Forensic Institute. She is a chemist with over 15 years’ experience working in archaeological sciences and alongside museum conservators. Her main research interests are in the preservation of organic materials through time. Fabio D’Agnano is an architect and Associate Professor in the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, specialising in 3D modelling and manufacturing. Diana Davis is an accredited large objects conservator and Head of Conservation for the NMRN. She is responsible for the team maintaining and preserving HMS Victory as well as the museum’s other historic ships, aircraft and collections. Eleanor Schofield is Deputy CEO at the Mary Rose Trust and is responsible for the care and understanding of the collection. Her background is in Materials Science and Engineering and her research focuses on understanding degradation mechanisms in both organic and inorganic marine archaeological objects, developing new conservation treatments and methods to evaluate their efficacy. Fiona and Diana have worked together for several years, co-supervising two MSc projects investigating challenges to conservation on HMS Victory, and one PhD student who is currently investigating and communicating Deathwatch Beetle activity on the ship. Diana and Eleanor have a collaborative working relationship as leads of conservation teams at the neighbouring organisations on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Small Boats Curator

This position is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in the Cultural Resources and Museum Management Division.

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is April-May, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2022.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform various specialized work related to the management of the park’s museum collections, specifically small boats, in support of the park’s Museum Program. The incumbent works under the oversight of a higher-graded small craft museum curator (GS-11 or higher) and is supervised by the Preservation Branch Manager.

  • Use analytical skills to seek and assemble creative solutions to repair or treat museum collections and small boats.
  • Work with museum staff to find solutions to preservation issues related to outdoor exhibits.
  • Monitor and provide access to visitors wanting to view small craft on display.
  • Research, history of small boats to ensure proper and accurate care, repair, or treatment of small boats.
  • Work with woodworking tools within a shop environment, adhering to all safety protocols and procedures.
  • Research and write text for museum plans, policies and procedures.
  • Work with fellow staff members to produce educational programs utilizing a variety of production equipment (including pre-production planning, coaching for effective on-screen performance, and developing final products).

Professor (Naval Studies)


  • You will prepare online lectures and manage online instruction to support core curriculum, in the fields of naval history, international relations, comparative politics, American government, and related national maritime policy and naval strategy.
  • You will teach 12 courses per year: Course load of 1-2 courses per session, for a total of 4 in each semester (two sessions each), and one in the summer.
  • You will work with instructional design team, builds course modules, revises them based on assessment and evaluation data, and ensures all materials are up-to-date.
  • You will provide overall direction and management of the core curriculum to include planning course; developing course syllabi, readings and other instructional materials; and directing work of a dozen or more adjunct seminar leaders.
  • You will plan, develop, and teach elective courses addressing naval and military studies, American public policy, international affairs and naval history.
  • You will develop and interact with network of subject matter experts and align curriculum with those of other members and participate in development of future education policies and plans.
  • You will serve as faculty advisor to students in academic program decisions, in selection of topics for individual and group research, in research methods, and the preparation of papers and oral presentations.
  • You will promote careful analysis of policy issues, freedom of expression, sensitivity to the broad aspects of complex problems underlying the formulation of policy and strategy, and development of oriented policy recommendations.
  • You will provide general academic advising and guidance to students to ensure they make successful progress through the program of study, and refers students to available support resources.
  • You will conduct research and publishes in relevant venues on matters of international affairs, developments in areas of naval history specialization, American government, and military/naval affairs

ECU: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences ( at East Carolina University ( invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track or tenured appointment with research broadly centered on the African American experience in the United States to begin August 2022.  The successful applicant will join one of the following departments: Anthropology; Geography, Planning and Environment; History; or Sociology.

Scholars seeking a tenured position will be expected to have already established a record of funding, research, and publication nationally recognized by scholars in their field. Scholars seeking a tenure-track position must demonstrate this potential.  Candidates must be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and develop new courses related to the African American experience in the United States and to teach existing courses in their home department. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. 

This position is contingent upon funding.

State of Florida Underwater Archaeologist (Internal)

Check posting for qualifications, this one is for internal to the Agency right now.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Maritime Studies, or related field. 


  • Applicant is an ABD PhD candidate without a Master’s Degree.
  • Underwater archaeological field experience that includes remote sensing, underwater site recording, mapping and assessment.
  • Successfully completed a scientific diving training program (AAUS or equivalent) 
  • Boat experience that includes launching, trailering, and operating
  • Experience conducting submerged cultural resource surveys
  • Knowledge of the types and distribution of Florida’s submerged archaeological sites
  • GIS experience.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.


  • Experienced diving professional with advanced diving certifications.
  • Experience with submerged pre-contact archaeological site investigation.
  • Knowledge of pertinent state and federal submerged cultural resource legislation (including ASA, SMCA, Section 106 F.S. 267, Chapter 1A-31, Chapter 1A-32, FS 872, Chapter 1A-46).
  • Technical archaeological experience including; database management, laboratory management, cataloging, artifact documentation.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Proven track record of inter-agency collaboration and communication.
  • Experience with vessel/equipment maintenance and repair (including; outboard motors, trailers, 12 volt wiring, fiberglass repair, airlift, dredge, remote sensing equipment).
  • Grant writing and fulfillment experience.

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct submerged cultural resource surveys on state lands.

Conduct submerged cultural resource educational training for state land managers and law enforcement.

Survey for submerged historic and prehistoric cultural resources within Florida’s Aquatic Preserves, review Aquatic Preserve management plans.

Conduct research on state owned or managed lands.

Maintenance and upkeep of BAR boats.

Perform other work related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of Marine remote sensing technology.
  • Knowledge of underwater survey & excavation tech.
  • Knowledge of Florida’s submerged cultural resource management issues, laws, & policies.
  • Knowledge of archaeological recording and mapping.
  • Advance skills in diving, small boat handling and marine equipment maintenance.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1.0FTE)

‘Unpath’d Waters’: Marine and Maritime Collections in the UK

Funded for 33 months

‘Unpath’d Waters (UNPATH) is a major new research project funded by the AHRC’s Towards a National Collection Programme. Led by Historic England, Unpath brings together first class universities, heritage agencies, museums, charitable trusts and maritime heritage experts to work across the UK and the Isle of Man building connections between multiple major maritime collections. It will use Artificial Intelligence to devise new ways of searching across newly linked collections, simulations to help visualise the wrecks and landscapes, and scientific techniques to help identify wrecks and find out more about the artefacts and objects associated with them. UNPATH will deliver integrated management tools to help protect our most significant marine and maritime heritage.

A core element of UNPATH’s research activity, led by the School of Simulation and Visualisation at Glasgow School of Art, focuses on meaningful access to maritime data through novel immersive (VR/AR/XR) interfaces. These will be designed to serve multiple new audiences and these interfaces will be rigorously co-designed with each intended audience. This process will be undertaken in collaboration with a number of UNPATH partners including MOLA and the Universities of Southampton, St Andrews and Bradford. The outcomes of the work will be widely shared to inform, engage and inspire new and existing audiences.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and talented post-doctoral research associate who will work with the UNPATH team in to engage in the co-design process as well as being instrumental the development and dissemination of the final immersive output.

Download: job description

Closing date for submission of completed applications: Midnight Friday 7th January 2022

For full details and to apply online, please visit:

The Glasgow School of Art is an equal opportunities employer.

Registered Charity Number SC012490.

Strictly no agencies

Data Exploitation Analyst

The Data Exploitation Analyst participates in all phases of data collection, processing, and reporting at a customer site in Suitland/Camp Spring, MD. The primary responsibilities of this role are to acquire, analyze, compile, evaluate, and review data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements. Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI w/ Poly, Active clearance highly desired.  This position will reside in Suitland, MD

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Processing, analysis, evaluation and exploitation of navigation, remote sensor, and shipboard instrumentation data collected from various deep ocean systems. 
  • The candidate will be involved in pre-mission support, data collection, analyst & evaluation and report generation. 
  • As enhanced data is identified, the candidate will be responsible to update and correct data sets.
  • Perform analysis and evaluation of imagery collected from side scan sonar, bathometric, video, and still photography cameras. 
  • Use proprietary software including GIS-based systems in a network of workstations and personal computers (Windows) to perform basic imaging enhancement, display, and analytical functions to obtain, organize, and present information relevant to the exploitation of remotely sensed and imaged data obtained from deep ocean systems.
  • Review mission related data logs, worksheets, and reports to determine focal points for the analysis as well as discovery of deficiencies and discrepancies in the performance of data collection equipment and systems.
  • Preparation of formal written technical reports as well as oral briefs to report analysis findings and conclusions to the customer.
  • Some travel is required.
  • Schedule can be demanding throughout the year and work outside normal working hours from time to time should be anticipated.
  • Will be required to participate in at sea exercises or data collection missions of various durations. Durations normally are between 15 and 30 days, but can be as much as 120 days.  Normal annual requirement is 45-60 days.
  • Represent OTECH and our customer by interacting and participating in meetings, panels, and committees within Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, and Intelligence Community in the capital planning process
  • Production of various ad hoc documentation & deliverables.
  • Maintain configuration control thereby ensuring precise data records.
  • Support program reviews and technical reviews of various documentation deliverables.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Associate’s Degree in a technical or related field. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum three to five years of related experience.
  • Background in GIS products (ESRI) and Side Look Sonars (SLS) processing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required. Must hold/acquire a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and work independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to pass and maintain a maritime physical.  Must take maritime safety training IAW the US coast guard guidelines and meet physical, dental, and regional immunization requirements.
  • Must be a US Citizen.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography, Underwater Archeology, or related field.
  • Experience with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), & Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and their support equipment.
  • Experience with SLS systems, Doppler Sonars, Navigation & underwater cameras equipment.
  • Knowledge of products like SonarWiz, Hypack and WinFrog.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Project Manager for the National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Diving into the digital archives of the Earl of Abergavenny Project’

We’re hiring!

Portland Museum Trust has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to undertake with their partners, the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and MSDS Marine, a project to train and upskill local volunteers across multiple venues in new digital recording techniques. The result will be the creation of a bespoke online site containing three dimensional images of finds from the wreck of the ‘Earl of Abergavenny’ that was wrecked on the Shambles off Portland Bill in 1805.

Portland Museum Trust is appointing a part-time Project Manager to oversee all aspects of the project over the coming year in order to ensure that it meets the agreed aims, objectives and deliverables within the agreed timescale and budget.


Portland Museum Trust will pay the Project Manager a fee of up to £150/day dependant on qualifications.

The duration of this part time contract is 150 days over a 12 month period, usually averaging 3 days/week.

The Project Manager is to start as soon as possible and it should be noted that the final date that the project can end is 28 February 2023.

Underwater Archaeologist, Partner Development (Remote) – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist, Partner Development (Remote) to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA.

Serves 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 Partner Development Officer will shape, execute, and improve professional and programmatic actions pertaining to DPAA’s partnership development-related activities.

NOTE:  As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  1. Assist with the planning and implementation of field activity-related partnerships to contribute to DPAA’s mission.
  2. Coordinate partner-related field activity efforts including, on occasion, high-level individuals or sensitive situations.
  3. Occasionally travel for partnership development, mentoring, and/or assistance, or other activities as required by DPAA.
  4. Comply with all DPAA requirements for reporting and coordinating and all plans and results through all appropriate channels.
  5. Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  6. Work directly and independently with clients.
  7. Follow all client policies and procedures.
  8. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  •  Comprehensive knowledge of DPAA field activity requirements.
  •  Comprehensive knowledge of mission planning, execution, oversight, and logistical support.
  •  Comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practical applications of archaeology.
  •  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 client staff.
  •  Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision.
  •  Experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solve skills.
  • Experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: A minimum of 10 or more years of experience required.

Physical Capabilities: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to access information using a computer for up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Incumbent must be capable of working in stressful situations with short deadlines.
  • Ability to withstand climatic extremes, and high altitudes, as needed.
  • Ability to backpack long distances, in extreme terrain, while carrying significant amounts of equipment and supplies, yet still be able to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.

Telework/Remote: This position is currently remote, but will be required to work on site upon reengagement. This position can be worked out of either the JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam location in Hawaii or HJF Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. 

Background/Security: US citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier Investigation/Public Trust.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.   

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Cultural Resource Coordinator position for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Here are the links for the two announcements (note: MAP largely applies to people with civil service status such as existing or recently separated federal employees, veterans, military spouses, etc.; and DE applies to the broader public not qualifying as a federal employee or having these other civil service status qualifications). 

The announcements will be open for 14 days, closing on December 23, 2021.

Job Announcement # (MAP): NOS-ONMS-2022-0009


Job Announcement # (DE): NOS-ONMS-2022-0010


The cultural resources coordinator will:

  • Foster an environment of shared goals with indigenous and native communities and other partners to promote the cultural heritage program and indigenous engagement across all Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) program areas, with a focus on stewardship of coastal and marine resources, knowledge sharing, cultivating partnerships, and fully implementing Executive Order 13175 and NOAA policies and procedures on tribal consultation.
  • Coordinate with outreach and education specialists to develop and execute engagement, public outreach, education, communications, and events that may occur at various sites. 
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with staff and ONMS programs to ensure ONMS cultural engagement, outreach, and similar initiatives adhere to the practices and principles of native and indigenous cultures, including cultural protocols and stewardship principles.
  • Prepare, compile, and maintain reports, documents, maps, files, papers, databases, records, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and any other information associated with the cultural heritage or resources within a region.

NOAA SETTS OER Maritime Archeologist

The Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), located administratively within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, is responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary ocean exploration expeditions and projects to search, investigate, and document unknown and poorly known areas of the ocean in order to advance and disseminate knowledge of the ocean environment and its physical, chemical, biological, and historical resources.

This position is to serve as a Maritime Archaeologist in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) as a marine archaeological Subject Matter Expert and, as such, will help provide the Office with scientific and technical support related to marine archaeology. As a marine archaeologist, the Associate Scientist will work closely with the Chief of the OER Science and Technology Division to help coordinate and oversee OER’s maritime and underwater cultural heritage (UCH) exploration activities. This position will be familiar with the principles and practices of marine archaeology including professional standards and practices and associated regulations, programs, and policies.

This position will provide guidance concerning UCH-related priorities and themes that OER supports through its Federal Funding Opportunity, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the Small Business Innovation Research Program, the OER Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, and through other program activities. The Associate Scientist will be required to be cognizant of, and assess, evolving UCH exploration technologies and provide recommendations aimed at improving the pace and scope of OER’s UCH efforts. This position will be responsible for maintaining awareness of current and evolving protocols and means for access, utilization, and curation of UCH information and data by and for OER’s partners, academic institutions, relevant industry, state and federal agencies and programs, and the general public.

This position will serve as OER’s principal lead for both required Section 106 actions of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as serving as the OER lead with providing information to Native American tribes that may be impacted by, or concerned with, UCH projects planned and/or supported by OER. In doing so, this position will be familiar with the requirements of Federal regulations and guidelines for historical properties and archaeological resources including the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.

Submerged Terrestrial Archaeology Assistantship


To all students with an interest in applying to the University of West Florida’s graduate program in anthropology to pursue a study of submerged terrestrial archaeology.

The University of West Florida Department of Anthropology has a one-year assistantship (tuition waiver and stipend) available to one UWF Anthropology graduate student for the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful applicant will meet the requirements of the Department and the UWF Graduate School, and will commit to undertaking a Masters thesis project on some aspect of submerged terrestrial archaeology, broadly conceived. Message or email me with any questions about this scholarship.

Dr. Ramie Gougeon

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