Archaeological Conservator

Archaeological Conservator, Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research. Closes 9/20/16

Assists the Historic Conservator with conserving marine and terrestrial archaeological objects.

Processes and documents archaeological objects.

Assists the Historic Conservator with facility and equipment maintenance. This duty includes procuring supplies, arranging for equipment inspections, and ensuring the laboratory workspace remains clean and neat.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with public outreach programs, including laboratory tours and other speaking engagements.

Assists the Historic Conservator with maintaining a safe lab environment, including safety inspections.

Assists the Historic Conservator with instructing and training conservation interns and volunteers.

Performs other related duties as requested.



Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaii Annual Symposium, Call for Papers

This is a call for papers for the 22nd Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific, February 18-21, 2011 in Hilo, on the Big island of Hawai`i. The theme for this year’s conference is “Reading Coastal Footprints: Ecology and Maritime Archaeology in the Pacific.” Paper topics are not limited to this theme but special consideration will be given to abstracts that incorporate this message.  Tentative session titles include:

 –  Historical and archaeological research on human influences on marine life

 –  Using ecological models in archaeology

 –  Recent maritime archaeology fieldwork

 –  General sessions on maritime archaeology and maritime history ABSTRACTS should be no more than 300 words and include a title, name(s) of presenters and affiliation. All presenters are expected to register for the conference. Information concerning registration will be sent to presenters upon acceptance of their abstracts. STUDENTS: There will be two student scholarships awarded to cover the registration fee for this conference. Please see the website for more information.

Deadline for Abstracts is November 1, 2010 Please email you abstract and contact information to: Suzanne Finney at finney[at] For more information about the conference, go to:

 All presenters will be notified by November 15, 2010

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar May 18-19

The Spring 2010 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS,
INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect
shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to
teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to
promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.

The two-day seminar will include one day of classroom-based learning and one day of in-field training.

Register by April 30.

Historian, US Merchant Marine Academy

This position is that of an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.  

This position is ideal for a highly motivated experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background in History to teach courses such as American history (including American maritime history), world history, and another field, such as international studies, literature and film or ethics and leadership to college age students.

Closes May 21

Supervisory Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command

This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Histories and Archives Division (HAD), Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. The incumbent of this position provide strategic direction to the Navy Archives, Naval Histories Branch, Reference Branch, Navy Department Library, and Integration and Outreach activities of the NHHC in accordance with the NHHC and Navy strategic plans and guidance.

Closes April 23

16 April 2010

1) National Historic Ships Coordinator, National Maritime Museum, closes April 29

2) Collections Internship
The Naval War College Museum, an official U.S. Navy museum located in Newport, Rhode Island, offers unpaid collections internships available year-round. The museum seeks a dedicated individual to assist in cataloging the artifact collection of swords, uniforms, artwork, ship models and personal items that interpret the history of naval activity in the Narragansett Bay region from the colonial period to the present, and the institutional history of the Naval War College since 1884. The intern will gain experience in artifact handling, archival storage methods, cataloging, artifact photography and other collections management practices. Some filing and data entry will be required. This project’s scope and schedule can be tailored to accommodate the needs of the student’s internship requirements. If you are interested, please contact Curator/Registrar John Pentangelo at 401-841-1296 or via email at

3) Living History Players, Naval Museum of Alberta, closes 1 June.

Job Title: Living History Players
Institution / Organization: Naval Museum of Alberta Society
Location: The Military Museums, Calgary AB
Closing Date: June 01, 2010
Fax number: 403-974-2858
Salary range: $13.50 per hour
Web link to Institution

Job description:
The goal of the Living History Players is to provide interpretive programming to youth and visitors, acting as educators to the general public about Canada’s military history, with focus in 2010 on Canada’s Navy and their 100th Centennial celebration. Living History Players (LHP) will have the opportunity to utilize their research, drama and education skills to develop, write and perform a play for the public and school-age children, in honour of the 100th Centennial of the Canadian Navy. Each student will undertake the task of developing a historically accurate 15-minute play focusing on the 100th Centennial celebration of the Canadian Navy. This will include applying educational and interpretive skills, writing and learning a script, costuming the characters and building props and/or backdrop for the play. Performances of the play will be part of the museums Youth Adventure Program, a day-long program of fun, adventure and learning for youth aged 6-12, offered throughout the summer months. It will be the responsibility of the Living History Players to introduce youth and visitors to the past and the present day artefacts of Canada’s Naval history through interpretive and educational programs such as gallery tours and the hands-on artefact handling program. Living History Players will act as ambassadors to the museum overall and assist in special events, facilitate the museums Birthday Party program and assist in the processing of educational and interpretive booking requests. Living History Players will gain valuable knowledge of our military history and experience in adapting this knowledge as educational interpreters within a museum environment. Living History Players will be working directly under the Education Department staff. Dates and duration of employment are subject to successful grant application.
Students majoring in Education, History, Drama, and/or Museology would benefit.

State Marine Archaeologist (Texas)

Program Specialist IV (State Marine Archeologist)
Posted: 04/15/2010
Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) works to save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. The THC is composed of 17 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The agency employs about 200 people who work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration and urban planning.

Program Specialist IV (State Marine Archeologist)
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
$4,251.66-$5,085.00 Monthly

Travel Required: Yes


Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Archeology Division, the State Marine Archeologist is responsible for the protection, preservation, and investigation of historic shipwrecks within all state-owned waters of Texas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: review all proposed developments within state waters for possible impacts to archeological resources under the Antiquities Code of Texas and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; conduct archeological research on submerged historic resources including remote-sensing surveys and diving investigations; produce professional reports on investigations conducted; maintain GIS-based inventory of historic shipwrecks within Texas; oversee maintenance of all equipment necessary for underwater archeology field investigations; make presentations to professional, avocational, and interested community groups regarding underwater archeology in Texas generally and on specific investigations; work closely with volunteers to conduct research projects; provide training to volunteers as necessary; may undertake laboratory conservation of archeological resources on a small scale. The State Marine Archeologist has no staff working directly under the position but occasionally draws staff from other programs within the agency to assist in field projects. Most of the field work is done using specially qualified volunteers. Travel is required. Complies with all agency policies and procedures.


• Supervise staff and volunteers

• Develop and Implement field research projects and carry through to report production

• Seek grant funding for research projects

• Review several hundred projects each year under Antiquities Code and Section 106

• Review all Antiquities Permit applications and reports for investigations of submerged historic resources

• Provide training to volunteers

• Make presentations as part of the THC’s public outreach efforts

• Nominate historic shipwrecks for State Archeological Landmark designation

• Provides editing and technical writing for the La Belle shipwreck report preparation

• Performs related work as assigned


Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree or higher in Anthropology (Archeology), History, or a closely related field. 5 years experience in underwater archeology including conduct and supervision of remote-sensing surveys and diving investigation of wrecks. A graduate degree specializing in nautical or marine archeology may be substituted for one year of experience. Must meet professional qualifications to hold an Antiquities Permit issued by the Texas Historical Commission.


• Ability in all aspects of boat operations including towing and launching a 27 ft. boat

• Ability to operate Electronic survey equipment operations and interfacing, specifically side-scan sonar, marine magnetometer, fathometer, GPS, and navigation/data collection software

• Ability to collect survey data collection, data analysis, and archeological report preparation

• Familiarity with GIS software

• Ability and willingness to dive in black water conditions

• Skill in public speaking

• Knowledge of the Antiquities Code of Texas and supporting regulations

• Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Abandoned Shipwreck Act, and other legislation providing for the protection of historic resources

• General knowledge of the maritime history of Texas

• Knowledge of and experience with laboratory conservation procedures for artifacts recovered from a marine environment is an advantage


• SCUBA certification is required; advanced SCUBA certification preferred.

• Must hold a valid Texas driver’s license

• Current first aid certification required

**Relocation expenses are not covered**

Open until
Until Filled
How to apply
REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the State of Texas Application for Employment form available on the web at Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at the Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas. Resumes and cover letters can be attached, but are not required. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the position, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.
PO BOX 12276    
Austin, TX 78711