4 December 2009

1) 2010 Underwater Archaeology Field Season in the Med, Ecomuseum May 31-November 14, 2010

2) Marine Anthropologist, University of Washington, closes late Janaury 2010

3) E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship 2010

In an effort to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, the Nantucket Historical Association offers an annual fellowship. The award encourages research in the collections of the NHA Research Library and is open to academics, graduate students, and independent scholars. Topics of research for recent scholars have included health aboard whaleships, women at sea, scrimshaw, samplers, local artists, Nantucket’s architectural heritage, Quakerism, the African-American and Cape Verdean communities, the Quaise Asylum, and abolitionism. The Fellow resides in the Thomas Macy House for up to a three-week period. Housing is available January – May and October – December 2010. NHA Visiting Research Scholars are expected to produce an article suitable for publication in the summer edition of Historic Nantucket, the NHA’s quarterly journal, and to deliver a public lecture on the subject of their research, as well as a presentation to NHA staff. Projects resulting in the publication of a book, article, conference paper, or other media, are looked upon favorably. Recipients of the award receive a stipend of $300 per week during the time in residence, for up to three weeks. Travel expenses are reimbursed for up to $600. Send a full description of the proposed project, a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and an estimate of anticipated time and duration of stay. Send application packet to: Ben Simons, Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator and Editor of Historic Nantucket, Nantucket Historical Association, P.O. Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554-1016. Applications accepted throughout 2010.

29 November 2009

1) Exhibit Specialist (Graphics), The National Navy Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes Dec 8. Alternate Link here.

2) Marine Geographer, US Department of State, closes December 15

3) Collections Assistant, The Antique Boat Museum, ncd

4) Shipwright, The Australian National Maritime Museum, closes December 4

5) Curator, The Australian National Maritime Museum, closes December 11

6) Head of Objects Conservation, The National Maritime Museum, closes 31 December

23 November 2009

1) Heritage Boatyard Supervisor, The Waterways Trust, closes 25 November

2) USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, CEO, seeks a quality person with substantial organizational and administrative experience for the chief executive position aboard Battleship MASSACHUSETTS and other historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA. Responsibilities include all day-to-day operations, ongoing programs coordination and management of $2.3 million budget.  Successful candidate should be an energetic visionary leader with interpersonal skills, strategic planning experience and the ability to develop and implement an imaginative marketing program. This person should have a track record of effective team building with staff and the board of directors and be a confident broker in uniting and coordinating the efforts of federal, state and local political leadership. Additionally, the successful candidate will be familiar with fund raising and the grant application process. Must be familiar with military traditions, customs and courtesies. Maritime background preferred.
Send resume and cover letter to: execsearch@battleshipcove.org or to Chairman, Search Committee, Battleship MASSACHUSETTS, P.O. Box 111, Fall River, MA 02722

3) Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut, closes March 1, 2010

In Archaeology, the applicant will be an acknowledged senior academic specializing in areas not currently covered by the department, including Egyptology, the archaeology of Mesopotamia and/ or Iran, the archaeology of pre-Islamic Arabia and the Gulf, Islamic, environmental or marine archaeology. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology and theory are particularly welcome.

4) Curator of Maritime History and Deputy Head of Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes 30 November

5) Research Associate in Maritime Zooarchaeology, Mcdonald Institute for Archaeological Research, closes 23 November

6) Marine Licence Manager, Hanson Marine, closes 5 January 2010.

7) Marine Carpenter, Work on board the historic Mayflower II. Primary responsibility is to perform needed repairs and restoration to Mayflower II and other watercraft. Assist with upkeep of rigging including the rigging of Mayflower II each spring and fall. Travel with Mayflower II when she goes to dry dock for haul out. Participate in public programming at Mayflower II site. Research and practice 17th century trades and techniques relating to the work assigned. Participate in sail training aboard Mayflower II as well as take part in sailing trips Mayflower II or other Museum craft. Build and repair reproduction tools and artifacts for Mayflower II and other craft at Museum. Work in costume onboard Mayflower II, or Pilgrim Village, from time to time, while performing 17th century tasks. Must have two years ship or boat carpentry or equivalent. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, climb the ships rigging to the height of 100 feet as well as out to the extremities of the yards. Working from staging on the side of the ship or on a work float in the water may be required. Full-time, year-round. Send cover letter & resume to: shaverstock@plimoth.org or fax 508-747-0884.

* Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Military History, The History Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Military History. Area of specialization is open (ODU has an excellent naval and maritime history program) . Ph.D. in history is required by time of appointment. Teaching experience and publications preferred. We welcome applicants whose research strengthens history department offerings and contributes to other divisions within the College of Arts and Letters. Position begins July 2010. Send letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, writing sample, and proposed syllabus for undergraduate course in military history to Dr. Jane Merritt, Chair, Personnel Committee, History Department, BAL 8000, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0091. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

9) Maritime Historian, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, closes December 4th

Maritime History Symposium

Call For Papers

Walker Maritime History Symposium,

Maine Maritime Museum, April 10, 2010 Maine Maritime Museum invites proposals for papers relating to the largest vessels ever built. We intend a debate regarding the largest wooden ship ever built and need advocates (or critics) for Wyoming, Great Republic, Columbus, Baron of Renfrew, Caligula’s barge, HMS Orlando, HMS Mersey, the Chinese ships of 1421, or any others. Proposals for presentations on non-wood vessels of extreme size and modern ship construction are also welcomed. Informal proposals must be sent by November 30, 2009, to Senior Curator Nathan R. Lipfert, lipfert@MaritimeMe.org, or at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath ME, 04530, USA.

Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington Street Bath, Maine 04530 207-443-1316, ext 328, fax 207-443-1665 www.mainemaritimemuseum.org lipfert@maritimeme.org

Maritime Archaeologist

The Newport Medieval Ship Project is currently seeking to hire a maritime archaeologist, details below.

Project Officer

(Newport Medieval Ship)
£19,621 – 21,519
The Newport Medieval Ship Project is seeking to appoint a maritime
archaeologist to assist with the ongoing documentation and research
program, on a fixed term basis for 12 months.   Applications are invited from archaeologists with experience in recording and analyzing waterlogged wood remains, including ships and shipwrecks. The focus of the current work includes digital modeling, laser scanning and database/archival work. 

You will be highly proficient in a range of IT applications, and
experience using modeling software such as Rhino 3D or similar computer
aided design programs
would be an advantage. Applicants should have good communication skills. The position offers a great opportunity to be involved with a major maritime archaeology project.

If you would like to discuss the details of this post, please telephone
Toby Jones on 01633 215707 or email toby.jones@newport.gov.uk.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and
is subject to a successful Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

You can print an application form and job description and job
requirement via our internet site (www.newport.gov.uk/jobs) or
alternatively they are available by phone on 01633 656656 or e-mail
ccc@newport.gov.uk quoting the reference number below and where you saw the post advertised.

Please return completed application forms to HR / Recruitment Services,
114w, Lifelong Learning & Leisure, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales,
NP20 4UR.
Closing date: 13 November 2009
Reference number: LEICH20159

Toby N. Jones

Newport Medieval Ship Project
Unit No. 22, Maesglas Industrial Estate
Newport, South Wales
NP20 2NN

01633 215707 phone
01633 215709 fax


24 October 2009

1) Business Manager, Wessex Archaeology, Coastal and Marine, closes 4 November

2) Archaeological Conservator

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, is seeking an Archaeological Conservator specializing in the conservation of waterlogged material culture recovered from shipwreck and other historical maritime archaeological contexts.  This employee will manage the day to day administration and organization of LAMP’s conservation laboratory spaces, and oversee the treatment, processing, and curation of artifacts of various materials.  Will be responsible for developing and maintaining laboratory safety and organizational protocols to professional and ethical standards.  Will also assist with LAMP’s ongoing research, administrative, and public archaeology programs.  Applicants must be certified divers with scientific diving and underwater archaeology field experience, and must be able to meet American Academy of Underwater Sciences minimum standards for a scientific diver.  Applicants must have formal training in the archaeological conservation of waterlogged artifacts, a BA in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field, and at least three years relevant experience in archaeological conservation laboratory and underwater archaeological fieldwork settings.  A Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related fields is strongly desired.  Experience with analytic software commonly used in archaeological research, particularly databases, GIS, and Hypack, a plus.

 Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include Paid Time Off and health care insurance.

 Interested applicants can contact Kyle Worrell at kworrell@staugustinelighthouse.com or 904-829-0745

Marine Archaeology Field Technician

Field Technician-Archaeology Job Code: 13268
Location: AUSTIN, TX US
Job Type: Part Time Temp
Position Summary:

PBS&J is seeking candidates for screening and documentation of historic artifacts from an underwater site. The successful applicant may also be involved in marine remote-sensing surveys including data acquisition and interpretation. Participation in terrestrial archaeological projects is also likely.

Frequent travel will be required for this position. Project work is offsite.


 Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field. Applicant must have good decision making abilities and be able to operate independently in a variety of field environments.

 Link Here

10 October 2009

1) Executive Director, San Francisco Maritime National Park, ncd

2) Archivist
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is seeking an archivist to appraise, arrange, preserve and describe the newly acquired collection of records of the Merchants Bank of New Bedford, 1825-1936. The candidate should be familiar with American history, 19th century bindings and their care and 19th century business accounting techniques. This is a two year grant-funded position from the IMLS. It is a unique opportunity to work with a near comprehensive collection of materials in a subject matter not fully developed and understood. Duties include: Perform basic preservation on collection where necessary. Create an inventory, finding aid and a MARC record for import into Re:discovery, the museum’s collection management database. Manage one apprentice. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  M.A. in accredited school of Library and Information Technology, History, Museum Studies, or associated field. One year or equivalent of archival processing experience including internships, volunteer work or other experience with special collections, university archives, or other archival repository. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in preservation archives. TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Kristen Sniezek, VP Administration, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA  02740, or ksniezek@whalingmuseum.org

4 October 2009

1) Women Divers Hall of Fame Cecelia Connelly Memorial Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology ($1,500), applications due November 15

2) Assistant Professor of American Studies/US History, Roger Williams University (A Ph.D. by September, 2010, in American Studies or United States social and/or cultural history is required. Possible areas of specialization include transnational and/or global perspectives on American life and culture; American religious history and culture; and/or maritime history and culture.)

3) The Maritime Museum of British Columbia requires the services of an individual with a background in museum, archive or library cataloguing (or the equivalent in education and demonstrated work experience.) This person will lead a team of three individuals in the cataloguing, assembly, research and storage of the museum’s collection of Naval and Merchant Marine uniforms. Closes October 9.

4) Museum Technician, Naval Museum of Quebec, closes October 9

5) Curator, Environment, Industry, and Shipping, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes October 9

6) National Maritime Museum Fellowships and Internships, applications due by November 2

$60,000 Scholarship to study Coastal Climate Change

Scholarship to Study Coastal Climate Change

Texas A&M University and the American Museum of Natural History are soliciting applications for a graduate scholarship directed towards evaluating climate change risks to indigenous cultural sites along North American coasts. The programs are particularly seeking American Indian and First Nation students with knowledge of indigenous cultural practices to explore these issues. Race or ethnicity will not be used to evaluate and select among the candidates that apply.

The scholarship will fund two years of study in a Master of Science program at Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science & Management. Students will create ranked listings of indigenous cultural sites at the highest risk for destruction from climate change impacts, including current in–use places as well as areas of archaeological significance along North American coastlines. Students are expected to develop research in climate change impacts on coastal regions, the preservation of indigenous cultural sites, and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to address both natural and social science questions. The scholarship will also enable participation at meetings of the Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN), a National Science Foundation–funded Research Coordination Network in
Biological Sciences.

The program begins in January, June, or August of 2010. The scholarship is valued at approximately $60,000 over a two–year period. Awards are approximated at $2,000 per month directed to the scholar. Health and dental insurance is included; remaining funds are distributed for tuition support, travel, and research supplies.

For additional information, contact Rusty Feagin at: feaginr@tamu.edu

Study Maritime Archaeology in Western Australia


These postgraduate degrees are taught every 2 to 3 years in Perth, Australia.  The program aims to provide the specialist practical skills and knowledge in maritime archaeology, or to lead students to higher-degree research in the field of maritime archaeology.  The courses are taught by expert archaeologists and museum staff (maritime archaeologists, conservators, museum curators, historians, boat builders) at both the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum as well as industry experts in geophysics, remote sensing, and marine studies.  Our focus is very much ‘hands–on’ as well as providing a supportive and stimulating academic environment.  Enrolments are limited.

Applicants are normally expected to possess a bachelor’s degree in archaeology or a related discipline.  If applicants are to dive then qualifications are required.  More information on the program structure can be found on: http://www.archaeology.arts.uwa.edu.au/for/future/postgrad (bottom of page).  See also, http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/collections/maritime/march/uwa-gradprog.asp.

Dr. Alistair Paterson, Associate Professor
Dr. Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Adjunct Lecturer / Assistant Curator
Corioli Souter, Adjunct Lecturer / Curator
CONTACTS for timetable and further information

Faculty Student Office 
(Tel) +61 8 6488 2091 
(E–mail) arts.faculty@uwa.edu.au

Dianne Anstey, Administrative Officer, Archaeology
(Tel) +61 8 6488 2868
(E–mail) dianne.anstey@uwa.edu.au

New on-line course: Archaeological Oceanography

The distance learning program at the Oceanographic Center of Nova Southeastern University is excited to announce a new online 3-credit graduate course, Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks.  

This course brings together the human history of exploration of the seas through navigation with ocean forces and features, most notably storms. When ships are lost-at-sea, and shoreline cities are submerged, human exploration and salvage interests are common. Legal battles are common. Elements of concern include stewardship of natural and cultural resource plus conservation and research of artifacts.

The course instructor, Dr. Clarice M. Yentsch, conducted national and international oceanographic research for 20 years and more recently has worked as a consultant with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and was Curator of Education at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in Key West from 2002 to 2008.

She is presently working with the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, now a part of Nova Southeastern University. She is a research scientist and adjunct professor at the Oceanographic Center with a keen interest in underwater archaeology.

Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks will premier in the Fall 2 term of study (October 19th – December 11th, 2009).   Registration is now open.  The course may be taken as a stand-alone, or for credit towards either of two Graduate Certificates or the distance MS in Coastal Zone Management.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nova.edu/ocean/disted.html or contact us by email (oconline@nova.edu) or telephone (1 800 541 6682 Ext. 23621).

Julio Perez
Administrative Assistant

Distance Education Programs
Nova Southeastern University

Oceanographic Center
8000 North Ocean Drive

Dania Beach, FL 33004
tel: 1-800-541-6682 Ext. 23621 (954-262-3621)
fax: 954 262 4020
Email: oconline@nova.edu
On AOL Instant Messenger as: oconline@nova.edu
On Windows Live Messenger as oconline@nova.edu

Office hrs: M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm eastern time

24 September 2009

1) Museum Technician, Naval Museum of Quebec, closes October 9

2) Marine Anthropologist, The University of Greenwich, closes October 1

3) Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum

As a key member of the senior management team, the VP Collections and Exhibitions is responsible for the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and presentations, plus research library management. Oversees a staff of 6 FTEs, plus a number of volunteers and apprentices. Assumes primary responsibility for the planning, development, supervision, and installation of the Museum’s exhibitions both on location, off-site and on-line.  Assumes primary responsibility for the development, management, and care of the art and history collections and develop strategies, in adherence to the museum policies, to strengthen the Museum’s collection by identifying appropriate acquisitions and de-accessions; and providing assistance to the President in identifying funding sources and donors. Works with the Museum Conservator in the planning, direction, and execution of preservation and conservation activities to ensure the Museum’s continued reputation as a world-class whaling, maritime, and regional history museum. Oversight of the Museum’s research library and scholarly activities will also be a primary focus, responsible for ensuring that the integrity of the Museum’s exhibition publications and catalogues is sustained and enhanced. Please contact on a confidential basis:  Kristen Sniezek, V.P. Administration New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 Email: ksniezek@whalingmuseum.org.

5 September 2009

1) Historical Coordinator, Devonport Maritime Museum, Hobart

2) Director, Scottish Maritime Museum, closes 26 September

3) Research Internship
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking volunteers or interns interested in carrying out small-scale research projects in the fall and/or spring of 2009-2010.  Working closely with the Museum’s collections, the interns will perform in-depth research into one class of artifact related to the War of 1812.  These will include, but are not limited to, ceramics and glass, navigational instruments, medical instruments, chests, carpenter’s tools, sail maker’s tools, and presentation pieces.  Applicants should have strong writing skills and some familiarity with period material culture.  Schedule is flexible, but a minimum of 8 hours per week is preferred; may be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); these internships are unpaid.  Send letter of interest (please specify availability), resume, and writing sample to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, P.O. Box 1812, Charlestown, MA, 02129 or email mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

Two positions at Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina is advertising for two tenure-track assistant professor positions (http://jobs.coastal.edu) [search jobs, choose History Department to see all 4 jobs advertised in the department including a maritime history student assistantship] in the new Center for Archaeology and Anthropology. Maritime-focused applicants with the necessary qualifications as noted in the ads would be very welcome. I am the contact person for questions about either position. 

Dr. Cheryl Ward
Director, Center for Archaeology and Anthropology
Associate Professor of History & Maritime Archaeologist
Coastal Carolina University



29 August 2009

1) Archaeologist II, South Carolina Underwater Archaeology Program, open until filled (search Archaeologist II)

Under the general supervision of the State Underwater Archaeologist (SUA), and acting in accordance with the South Carolina Underwater Antiquities Act of 1991 (amended 2001), the employee will manage the day-to-day administration, planning, and direction of the South Carolina Sport Diver Archaeology Management Program (SDAMP). The employee will also manage the Maritime Research Division’s (MRD’s) Charleston Field Office, and perform as principal and co-principal investigator on Division projects as designated by the SUA.

Alternate links, 1, 2, 3  

2) Outreach Coordinator, Florida Public Archaeology Network

Florida Atlantic University, Department of Anthropology, seeks an
Outreach Coordinator who will be responsible for outreach efforts for
the Southeast Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network
(www.flpublicarchaeology.org).   Applications from individuals trained
in public archaeology and/or underwater archaeology are encouraged.
Will assist in development and delivery of outreach programs for diverse
populations and collaborative relationships with organizations in SE
Florida.  There is extensive travel in the 4 counties of SE Florida –
Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Bachelors degree required,
Master’s preferred. A minimum of 2 years experience is required in
public archaeology, public outreach, education, or heritage tourism.
Event publicity and public relations skills are highly desirable.  Visit
https://jobs.fau.edu for complete position description and to apply.
(Position 980313).  For accommodations call 561-297-3058. EO/EA

22 August 2009

1) Hydrographic survey technician, ncd, US Great Lakes

2) Collections Manager, The Waterways Museum, closes Sept 7

3) Museum Curator/Administrator:

The Egan Maritime Institute, a private operating foundation on Nantucket, MA, seeks a curator/senior administrator. Egan Maritime has an extensive collection of contemporary maritime art and artifacts as well as a strong nineteenth century collection of lifesaving artifacts: boats, life-carts, photographs, textiles and art at its Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Typical functions include managing all aspects of these two collections; planning and executing two seasonal exhibitions in the institute’s galleries; oversight of the two museums and supervising the work of the director of education. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred, in art and/or maritime history/museum studies or a related field, with a minimum of five years experience in collections/registration or equivalent combination of education/experience, as well as management experience. Effective written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills are essential. Application should be made in writing to Egan Maritime Institute, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 or by emailing a letter of application and resume to egan@eganmaritime.org. September 16 is the closing date. The foundation is an EOE/AA.

4) Underwater archaeology course in the Med, November 1-14, Ecomuseum of the Capre of Cavalleria, apply today. Alternate link.

Back to School, Summer’s over!