Nautical Archaeology courses

In addition to our published ‘Courses and Projects’ timetable (see and follow the link to training), we are pleased to announce the following two ‘Introduction to Nautical and Foreshore Archaeology’ courses, to be held at The Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre, Hastings, East Sussex UK,

On 7th June and 31st August 2008.

These courses are of interest to both divers and non-divers, and will hopefully include a ‘foreshore walk’ (Subject to weather!) as part of the day-long course.  The course will also include practical sessions both in the ‘dry’ and in a local swimming-pool.  Non-divers will be given commensurate tasks whilst the divers are getting wet!

The course fee of £25 is inclusive of all course costs but does not include
overnight accommodation.

For further details and a course booking form, please follow the link

For further details of the ‘Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre’ please see

Kindest Regards

Ian Barefoot
Project Officer
‘Diving Into History’

This initiative is jointly-sponsored by the NAS and the ‘Heritage Lottery Fund’.

More Hampton Roads Naval Museum internship information

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum Summer Education Internship is seeking inquiries regarding a full-time, twelve-week, paid internship.

Working with museum educators on all summer programs, the intern’s tasks may range from implementing daily public programs, educational tours, assisting with teacher workshops, special events, research, and writing. The intern should demonstrate an ability to present to visitors individually and as a group. Organizational skills are important. Knowledge of American and Military history preferred. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, and be able to stand for several hours at a time.

Length: 12 weeks
Dates of internship: May 26- August 17, 2008
Required commitment: 32 hours per week
Stipend: $10.00 per hour

Experience: History or Museum Studies undergraduates with at least incoming junior standing (or have recently graduated) or be currently registered graduate students (or have recently completed coursework.) Please note that junior standing is roughly equivalent to having completed at least one-half of an undergraduate degree.

There will be NO housing provided; intern is responsible for obtaining lodging and board.

2008 Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2008

To Apply for the Internship Program
Submit transcripts (can be a copy), résumé or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. All requested materials must be collected in a single envelope and mailed to the internship coordinator at the following address

Jennifer Hurst
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
One Waterside Drive Suite 248
Norfolk, VA 23510-1607

Check out the Hampton Roads Naval Museum website at For any further information, please contact Jennifer Hurst by email or phone at or 757-322-3168

1 February 2008

Director of Museum and Educational Services, SS Great Britain Trust, closes February 15

Technical Officers, National Waterfront Museum, National Museum Wales, closes February 22

Tenure Track Professor, Maritime History, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa, closes April 1

Project Archivist, The Naval History Society Collections at the New York Historical Society, full time for 9 months

Maritime Archaeology Field Technician, National Park Service, Submerged Resources Center, closes February 4

Maritime Archaeology Archives Technician, National Park Service, Submerged Resources Center, closes February 6

Museum Specialist, US Navy, Ship Models, closes February 8

Director, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, closes March 10