Programme Manager (Heritage Data) – Fixed Term November 2024

Historic England

Historic England have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to work on our Unpath’d Waters programme and lead on the oversight of the projects that reside within the Heritage Data Programme.

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.

This is a fixed term contract until November 2024. The opportunity is based in Swindon or London – we offer hybrid working where you will be based in the office and from home.

What you will be doing:

You will work in close collaboration between our Digital Strategy, Heritage Improvement Application Strategy (HIAS) and other areas of the strategic business, building effective business relationships.

You will work in the Project & Programme Management (PPM) Business Systems team; as part of the Business Improvement Group where you will be responsible for undertaking Programme Management activities for the Unpath’d Waters programme and Heritage Data programme.

You will lead programme delivery, and eventual closedown and/or renewal of the programme; whilst being accountable for ensuring progress towards programme objectives.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing Programme Management plans, monitoring and controlling scope & change controls, schedules, timekeeping, risks and issues – whilst monitoring resources.

As the Programme Manager you will be responsible for programme evaluation and monitoring activities with six/monthly reports expected.

As a key member of the team you will be required to understand and control conflicting priorities of the programme whilst keeping all elements on track; knowing when tenacity is required to keep on schedule.

You will have direct line management and indirect leadership of a functioning programme team; in particular, line management of project managers & project / programme officers will be required.

You will be required to maintain regular reporting to senior management and stakeholders, into the HIAS programme and Digital Strategy. 

Developing and maintaining a good working relationship with other Project and Programme Managers, establishing programme priorities with Programme Leads, SRO and stakeholders.

Who we are looking for:

  • Proven experience of working in a Programme management role and certified to MSP foundation (minimum) or willing to work towards this qualification
  • Experience of leading teams of any size
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Good organisational skills including attention to detail with emphasis on change control
  • Ability to take ownership of challenges with tenacity to ensure overall good programme deliveryWe 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 are an inclusive employer and believe that flexible working options are for everyone. We want to make sure our working arrangements don’t prevent anyone from joining us because of their personal circumstances. We also want to provide you with the best balance in your home and work life that we can.We are open to considering options including job sharing, part-time working, compressed hours working and different working locations, including hybrid working. Please visit our jobs pages or contact us to find out more.Why work for Historic EnglandWe offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 26% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

U.S. Naval Historian

REQ#: RQ141557


GDIT is seeking a U.S. Naval Historian to help support our Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, development & Acquisition (ASN RDA) War Rooms effort.

This is a Hybrid, in-person for teaching and War Room maintenance rest can work from home. 

As a Naval Historian for our ASN RDA War Rooms effort, you will be responsible for teaching the Historical War Rooms focused on the entire history of US Navy acquisition and procurement, including war time effectiveness of weapon systems and the relation of acquisition to the political structure of the United States. The candidate will join a team of senior professionals as a Naval Historian Subject Matter Expert supporting training of Navy and Marine Corps Acquisition Professionals, and other senior leaders and decision makers, at the Navy’s ASN/RDA Program Manager War Room complex.

In this role, a typical day will include either:

  • Teaching Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager students, who are experts in their fields, enduringlessons learned throughout the history of Naval acquisition and discussing complex issues in an open and engaging style with these knowledgeable students. Teaching is conducted in person for all scheduled events.


  • Researching historical, political, academic, media, and acquisition trends and incorporating them into the relevant sections of the historical portions of the War Rooms. Research and room maintenance are done in a hybrid work arrangement.


  • Ability to attain DoD Secret Level Security Clearance
  • BA/BS in History, Military History, Political Science, or another relevant field
  • 15+ years of experience in relevant fields
  • Experience instructing in an adult education environment
  • Ability to converse and debate with senior military officers and DoD career civilians and “think on your feet” in a flexible education environment where the amount of material is generally far more than can be presented in the time available

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Level Security Clearance
  • Significant experience as a Naval Officer, in any warfare specialty or community
  • MA/MS in Military History, Political Science, or another relevant field
  • Graduate of a Service College (Navy/Army/Air Force/Marine Corps War College)
  • Experience instructing at a graduate education level
  • Exposure or familiarity with the DoD acquisition system
  • 15+ years of experience in Military/DoD related fields
  • 20+ years of total work experience

Historical Artifact and Inventory Specialist for Norfolk Navy Shipyard

Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Historical Artifact and Inventory Specialist logs artifacts, photographs, and other items to preserve the rich, deep heritage of NNSY. In addition, the historian creates displays and throughout the shipyard and participate in community outreach.

• Three or more years of experience managing historical artifacts for a museum collection
• Bachelor’s degree in history or related field
• Experience developing historical displays
• Experience in providing public speaking and/or writing concerning historical interest items
• Experience conducting historical research
• Experience in selecting photos for historical displays and publications
• Ability to develop and prepare written reports and educational programs, and to communicate this information orally in a variety of formats to a wide range of audiences.
• A working knowledge of naval artifacts to include naval underwater archaeological items.
• A working knowledge of military historical architecture, particularly its typology during the 19th and 20th centuries, is desirable.
• Able to perform an acting role on a continuing series video known as the “Shipyard Pickers” as to assist and highlight the NNSY Innovation Lab (Bldg. 31).
• Ability to work with others as a team member, a trainer, and a leader.
write original history articles with related images complete with captions for the local shipyard publication, Service to the Fleet on a regular basis.
• Maintain current inventory control of both large and small historical artifacts as they reside on permanent exhibit at various remote locations upon NNSY or as they are deployed in support of special public events and temporary displays. This includes maintaining the master inventory to include historical artifacts in collections storage at various locations. This deliverable represents an acceptable simple collection format that shall meet the reporting and inventory requirements of the Navy History and Heritage Command in order to satisfy any potential future data call audits concerning the specifics of the historically significant object holdings at NNSY.
• Serve as the subject matter expert in designing and developing displays for the command Heritage Room located in Building 1500. Display proposals should be approved through the Public Affairs Office and be representative of the vast and rich history of NNSY.
• Perform an acting role on a continuing series video known as the “Shipyard Pickers” as to assist and highlight the NNSY Innovation Lab (Bldg. 31).

• Provide historical public speaking or writing on behalf of the NNSY command in support of outreach events sponsored by the NNSY Public Affairs Officer. Being recognized as the subject matter expert for these types of presentations the programs shall be supplemented with actual objects from the NNSY collection to enhance the various events. This could potentially include support and collaboration with the City of Portsmouth Museums Department for their various displays and programs that feature conditions or roles played by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
• Provide custodial control and security of Building 3 (The Tar House Museum) and M-1 (Office) and the SJ-61 (Code 1100 Artifact Warehouse). All three buildings shall be maintained at all times in a neat and orderly manner. Each location is central to the tasks described herein as historical artifact and inventory support. Measurable end objective is to maintain a complete overview and listing of items contained at each location with key control to safeguard the historical objects. Additional historical display locations (permanent or temporary) within other building locations may supplement special events highlighting NNSY’s historical heritage or in support of special command events.
• Provide historical research to the NNSY Public Works Officer supporting his staff’s questions originating from the local Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC) when approved by the NNSY Public Affairs Officer. Based upon deep knowledge of prior historical conditions this shall directly support facilities repair and new construction project design and lead to potential cost avoidance utilizing maps or photographs from the NNSY historical technical research room at SJ-61 and M-1. Additionally, the Historical Artifact and Inventory Specialist shall provide historical research to the NNSY Public Affairs Office to answer historical questions from the public and media.
• Organize and continue an inventory effort for approximately 300,000 archival film negatives and prints spanning from the 1930’s into the 1980’s. Utilizing a deep understanding of both the historical and complex industrial role of NNSY as a shipbuilding and repair installation this material shall be first sorted in subject matter format by placing in notebooks with document sleeves and/or filing boxes or upon special metal shelving units for ease of retrieval awaiting a future preservation and scanning effort. Materials shall reside within the SJ-61 Code 1100 Artifact Warehouse and M-1. This task supports the establishment of an NNSY historical technical research room at SJ-61 and M-1.
• Maintain in a neat and professional manner for public viewing various historical display areas such as the NNSY Heritage Room, the NNSY Command Hallway display cases (Bldg. 1500), the Tar House Museum (Bldg. 3), the education area at the Artifact Warehouse (Bldg. SJ-61), office in M-1 and any other areas the NNSY command might establish to support temporary or new permanent historical displays.
• Provide regular support to the various NNSY organizations by speaking to new employees allowing them to become familiar with the vast historical heritage of NNSY. This would

require a deep understanding to interpret how to customize the learning experience for the specific shipyard department, code, or shop. • Provide historical assistance to NAVFAC and NNSY Code 980 Design in using the extensive photo collection as new military construction projects are developed supporting the upcoming facilities and infrastructure improvements with historic interior artwork image selection and image captions.
• Support NNSY with vast historical displays at multiple locations in support of NNSY Family Days dates TBD. These displays shall be vast in size and scope and be tailored to tell a complete story suitable for an external audience numbering into the thousands.
• Provide 30 to 35 hours of support each week during normal duty hours between 07:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
• Travel is not expected but may occasionally be required.

Deputy Receiver of Wreck

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

We are looking for an organised individual to join us as a Deputy Receiver of Wreck within the HM Coastguard Directorate at the MCA.   

The Deputy Receiver of Wreck will work with their fellow deputies to support the Receiver of Wreck to fulfil the duties specified in Part IX of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.  This includes administering cases of voluntary salvage, determining ownership of wreck, determining and administering salvage awards, enforcing wreck  and salvage law and responding to wreck related incidents.

The Deputy will have all the powers afforded to a Receiver of Wreck by the legislation and will be warranted to act in this capacity.

The successful applicant will also support in managing the disposal of deceased Royal Fish (whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sturgeon) on behalf of the Crown.

The Receiver of Wreck team undertakes outreach activities to engage with and educate key stakeholders on their legal responsibilities in relation to wreck and salvage, and Royal Fish.

This is a unique and interesting role which provides plenty of opportunity to learn and develop.  The successful applicant will enjoy a variety of work and stakeholder engagement and will be involved in the improvement of service.    


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administering cases of voluntary salvage and handling wreck reports appropriately.
  • Determining legal ownership of wreck and documenting the decisions appropriately.
  • Investigating and enforcing wreck related crime, including execution of search warrants, the seizure of property, interviews under caution, giving statements, taking witness statements and court appearances.
  • Being responsible for the management of salvage awards, sale of wreck, contractor payments and general Receiver of Wreck expenses, including the raising of requisition requests, purchase orders and ensuring payments are made promptly. Recovering costs incurred by the Receiver of Wreck.
  • Assisting with outreach and education programmes working with the Communications team and other Maritime and Coastguard Agency stakeholders where appropriate.

Please see the attached Role Profile for more detailed information about the role and responsibilities.

This role will be based in the Southampton HQ. MCA supports flexible working and operates a hybrid working model between home and office for this role, giving you greater flexibility over where and when you work. Details of the arrangement will be discussed further with your line manager.

The Deputy Receiver will be part of the out of hours on-call rota. This may be as often as fortnightly. The on-call Receiver of Wreck may be required to attend the scene of a maritime incident.

Due to the nature of the role and because the Receiver of Wreck’s jurisdiction is UK wide, the role may involve some travel and overnight stays within the UK, this could be at short notice.

The role includes occasional evening and weekend working.

A full driving licence valid for driving in the UK is required

Person specification

To be successful in this role you will come to us with experience of applying Part IX of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and a good understanding of other relevant maritime and heritage legislation in order to successfully assist in all areas of administration relating to matters of wreck and salvage within UK waters and respond to incidents involving wreck and salvage throughout the UK. 

You are proficient in utilising Microsoft office and work well as part of a team, agile in your approach and able to support and work with others to achieve successful outcomes.

You will have strong communication skills with the ability to converse and quickly build rapport with individuals at all levels of seniority from various communities.  You will be confident speaking publicly when representing and highlighting the requirements of wreck and salvage law in a variety of public and Government fora, including at conferences and other events.   

You have good judgement and problem solving skills and are able to make sound evidence based decisions, backing these up where required.

Excellent organisation and attention to detail is key in this role and you are able to balance and prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines which is important in many aspects of this role such as when leading in the enforcement of relevant legislation, gathering evidence as part of the investigation and prosecution process, preparing material for court and providing evidence in court.

Marine Project Archaeologist

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Marine Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, greater US, and potentially international work, as available. The Marine Project Archaeologist will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze precontact and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the scoping of marine archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where maritime sites can occur.
  • Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
  • Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
  • Serves as a Field Director and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or teamwork assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.
  • Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
  • Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
  • Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and assists the Principal Investigator with making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties.
  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
  • Performs manual labor and has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 2 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and / or education.
  • US Citizenship is required for this position.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology or History.
  • MA or MS in Anthropology or related field.
  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience (e.g., Crew Chief).
  • Knowledgeable of geophysical survey methodologies such as sub-bottom-profiler (SBP) systems, ultra-high resolution seismic (UHRS) systems, Side-scan sonar data collection, and Marine magnetometer data collection.
  • Experience with the interpretation of sub-bottom and shallow seismic data interpretation and review of geotechnical data for identification of potential inundated submerged paleolandscapes
  • Demonstrated use of HYPACK software and associated data analysis modules.
  • Demonstrated use of Sonarwiz software and associated data analysis modules.
  • Demonstrated use of with SeiSee Seismic analysis software and/or ihsMarkit Kingdom software.
  • AAUS Scientific Diver or similar.
  • Have Rescue Diver or higher national certification.
  • Completed or willing to complete basic SOLAS or similar offshore safety training.
  • Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
  • Experience conducting terrestrial archaeological investigations as a Crew Chief.
  • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.

Underwater Archaeologist ( Full-Time Permanent)

Mizen Archaeology is Ireland’s leading underwater archaeology company, providing professional underwater and land-based services to both the public and private sector. Due to continued growth we are now seeking an additional underwater archaeologist to join our team in our office in Kinsale, Co. Cork. The position offers the right candidate an opportunity to work in an interesting and wide variety of projects. We provide ongoing training/career development opportunities to all our employees to support them to develop and thrive in our company.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Historical research and compilation of desktop studies
  • Archaeological surveys of in-land waterways and maritime sites
  • Archaeological monitoring of ground works on land-based, in-shore and off shore projects
  • Participating in archaeological dive projects
  • Archaeological excavations
  • Compilation of archaeological impact assessment report
  • Post-excavation work including handling, analysing, and recording waterlogged remains

 Company vehicle/ mileage provided. Accommodation provided when working outside of Cork.



  • Strong academic background. Qualified to at least Degree level in Underwater Archaeology or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in commercial underwater archaeology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Irish archaeology, planning and legislation.
  • Current full driving licence with own transport.
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for programmes of work.
  • Excellent research and report writing skills.
  • Highly motivated and flexible, with a professional and diligent attitude.


  • HSE/HSA recognized diving qualification and commercial diving experience
  • Powerboat certificate
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and 3D modeling software

Please quote BAJR in your application.

Conservation for Underwater Archaeology (ISCUA)

The symposium of Conservation for Underwater Archaeology (ISCUA) is organised by the Balearic Institute of Studies in Maritime Archaeology (IBEAM) in collaboration with the Council of Formentera and has tri-annual nature.

ISCUA serves as a platform to disseminate leading research in the preservation of our maritime cultural heritage and aims to continue with the training of the youngest generations in the field, as well as to create future links between the different institutions and invited specialists.

The Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies (IBEAM) is a nonprofit organisation formed by professionals of underwater archeology that aims to protect the Maritime Cultural Heritage of the Balearic Islands (Spain), through research, conservation and dissemination projects.

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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.

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.



  • Associate 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 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.

Underwater Archaeologist Grade III

Job title: Underwater Archaeologist Grade III

Employer: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Closing Date: 3pm on Thursday 23rd February

Salary: Starting from €34,643

About the Employer:

The Department’s mission is to support sustainable development, with a particular focus on strategic planning, the efficient delivery of well-planned homes in vibrant communities, the sustainable management of our water resources, the nurturing of Ireland’s heritage and the promotion of effective local government

The National Monuments Service, an integral part of the Heritage Division of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is charged with, and committed to, conserving and managing Ireland’s unique archaeological heritage for the benefit, education and enlightenment of present and future generations, as a support to the economy and sustainable employment and in compliance with statutory requirements.

About the Role:

  • Dealing with applications for licences, consents or other permits or authorisations under the National Monuments Acts or related legislation;
  • Maintaining archives and databases related to identification and protection of the archaeological heritage;
  • Preparing proposals for protection of monuments and sites under the National Monuments Acts or related legislation;
  • Provision of archaeological advice and comments in relation to planning applications, Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Strategic Environmental Assessment Reports and a range of other documents relating to development proposals;
  • Representing the NMS in discussions and contact with a range of stakeholders (both public service and private sector), professional bodies and the general public;
  • Inspection of archaeological excavations or other activities regulated under the National Monuments Acts;
  • Carrying out archaeological surveys or investigations;
  • Inspections of monuments and other sites, including as part of investigation of possible breaches of the National Monuments Acts or related legislation and responding to threat to monuments and sites (whether natural or otherwise);
  • Managing and/or liaising with persons contracted by the Department in relation to any of the functions of the NMS;
  • Attendance at meetings of international bodies relating to protection of archaeological and related heritage
  • Inspections of wrecks, monuments and other underwater sites, including sites where archaeological objects or wrecks may exist. Participation in the investigation of possible breaches of the National Monuments Acts and actively responding to threat to wrecks, monuments and sites;
  • Participation in or leading, as a commercially qualified diver, UAU archaeological dive projects which take place across the country and may involve several days’ travel away from home and at weekends.
  • When participating in or leading dive projects, assisting with general archaeological duties when the need arises.
  • Carry out all or any of the following in the course of dive projects: site setup, equipment handling, underwater survey and excavation, dive tendering, safety standby diver duties, archaeological recording, photography, videography, artefact handling, first aid, recording, documenting, supervision and any other general archaeological and work site-related duties that may arise in the course of a project.
  • Identifying wrecks for inclusion in the Wreck Inventory of Ireland Database.
  • Inspection of underwater activities regulated under the National Monuments Acts;
  • Preparing proposals for protection under the National Monuments Acts of known wrecks and archaeological objects underwater and sites where wrecks or archaeological are believed to exist

About You:

Candidates must hold a minimum Level 8 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications (Honours Bachelor Degree) or a NARIC Ireland Foreign Qualifications equivalent in Archaeology & have a minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification experience relevant to the post. Candidates must also hold a qualification at a minimum of QQI Level 6, Special Purpose Award in Commercial Scuba Diving Operations or HSE Part IV commercial dive qualification (or equivalent) & have experience of participating in underwater archaeological projects and the operation of relevant commercial dive equipment, experience in archaeological survey and excavation, planning/development issues and regulation.

The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

Research Associate for Asian-Pacific and Transpacific History

The position is part of the ERC AdG TRANSPACIFIC (The Structure and Impact of Trans-Pacific Trade, 16th to 18th Centuries: The Manila Galleon Trade Beyond Silver and Silks), supervised by Angela Schottenhammer. We offer an excellent opportunity to work in international inter- and transdisciplinary research project, with a global network of scholars working on various aspects of transpacific connections and interaction.

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  • Data collection, extraction of data from historical manuscripts, inputting of data into our TRANSPACIFIC FileMaker database, including cleaning and verification of data. The work provides an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with early modern TRANSPACIFIC sources and to develop an article or a PhD thesis on a related topic, with support of the project supervisor.
  • The position is ideal for a PhD student, somebody who is preparing his/her thesis and is not or only partly funded otherwise, or somebody who wants to do an internship (see also before starting a PhD on a related topic or taking over another employment. 
  • Sources to be analysed are primarily in Spanish but some are also in Portuguese or possibly other European languages, such as Dutch, English or French and stem from various archives, especially in Europe and Latin America. 
  • The successful candidate will be employed at KU Leuven, as part of the TRANSPACIFIC project. Physical presence at the Faculty of Arts, History Department, KU Leuven, is thus obligatory.
  • Master or at least BA degree in History (or a comparable master’s degree in another discipline but with a focus on history), preferably early modern history, with a focus on Spanish American and world history. Fundamental general knowledge of the Spanish Manila galleon trade is highly recommended.
  • The candidate possesses high competence in early modern European (16th to early 19th centuries), especially Spanish, paleography, and is familiar with archival research. Good paleological skills are a requirement. 
  • In addition, an excellent command of Spanish and English, at least reading skills in Portuguese, as well as basic skills in IT and GIS technology are required. 
  • Good or at least basic knowledge in Dutch and French would be desirable.
  • The successful candidate is closely cooperating with other team members of the TRANSPACIFIC project. Working language will be English. Further information on our research, activities, and publications is available under 

We offer a 1-year 100%, 1.5-year 75%, or 2-year 50% (or longer with a somewhat smaller percentage, according to mutual arrangement) research position, starting on 1 April, or 1 May

More information

more information about research, activities and publications


Applications should include cv, diplomas, one reference letter, and a motivation letter.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Angela Schottenhammer, tel.: +32 16 33 06 33, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than February 23, 2023 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

Please donate if you can

I am reaching out on a bit of a sad note and to see if you’d be willing to distribute this to other underwater archaeologists/scientific divers you know. I have reached out to just about everyone I can, but I know you probably have a lengthier contact list. 

One of East Carolina University’s own never returned from his dive Thursday morning. Jimmy and I were classmates in grad school, and as you can imagine, ECU faculty, staff, and alumni are reeling from this news. 

I am gutted that this nightmare situation happened to one of my own. The feeling of helplessness as a search takes place thousands of miles away is a difficult one. I am doing what I can from a distance by distributing a Go Fund Me that was set up to assist his wife and three young children. 

I hope this doesn’t seem like it came out of left field. Underwater archaeology is a small field, and we know as divers that what we do is inherently dangerous. When we hear about diving incidents, we know that it could have been one of us. And when we hear that incident involves one of our own, it hits even harder. 

8460 Heritage Harbours Inventory Project

This project is part of the Heritage Harbours initiative led by the Maritime Heritage Trust (MHT), National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) and Historic England. Heritage Harbours are places of historic maritime significance that retain original features, buildings and facilities important for supporting historic vessels and maritime skills, which help connect the public to the UK’s maritime past. This project aims to compile an inventory of historic harbour infrastructure in harbours around the coastline of England.

The work will comprise a desk-based study of surviving historic harbour infrastructure within English seaports and will produce an inventory of historic harbour infrastructure.

NHHC opens 2023 Navy History and Heritage Awards Program

This annual awards program was established in 2020 to recognize public, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, including museums and individuals, who incorporate the history and heritage of the United States Navy into their publications, documents, and artifacts at their facilities. Organizations eligible for the program encourage and publicize scholarly, well-researched historical stories that depict the Navy’s history and heritage as well as preserve and maintain artifacts on loan from the Navy. 

“These awards are for those museums that serve as force multipliers in informing the public of our Navy’s history and the importance of sea power to the security of the nation,” said NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox, a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.

This program supports and promotes effective programs in non-federal organizations for exhibits, artifacts, and historical research. 2023, marks the third iteration of this annual awards program.

Applicants wishing to participate in the NHHA program may do so in one of three categories:

·       Navy History and Heritage Excellence Pennant (History “E”): Presented to the organization recognized for outstanding overall achievement in operations, including maintenance, curation/conservation, exhibitory, and Navy history education from organizations offering U.S. Navy-related programming to the public.

·       Maintenance Excellence Pennant (Maintenance “E”): Presented to the organization that has demonstrated greatest improvement in material condition over the past year of a macro artifact (a historic ship or aircraft).

·       Curatorial Excellence Pennant (Curatorial “C”): Presented to the organization that has achieved excellence in the curation of the collections in its care, including maintaining and interpreting Navy artifacts on loan from NHHC central and local collections.

The window for submissions covering the 2022 calendar year will open March 1 and close June 1.

Applications for each of the award categories are available on the NHHC website:

Further guidance on application submissions is available here:

The 2022 NHHA Museum Excellence Award winners were:

Curatorial Excellence Award

·       Battleship New Jersey (Large Category)

·       Destroyer Escort Historical Museum USS Slater (DE 766) (Small Category)

 Maintenance Excellence Award

·       USS COD Submarine Memorial (Small Category)

·       The Friends of the USS Cassin Young (DD 793) (Small Category)

Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of the United States’ naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through our nation’s history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, ten museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus.


Whether it’s a view from the top of a wind turbine, at the helm of a bridge, working on an underwater archaeology site, or with marine mammals, the IMarEST is inviting marine professionals to showcase their working life as part of the Marine Professionals at Work photography competition 2023 to inform and inspire the next generation.   

The competition is open to marine professionals of every discipline. Entrants can take part by snapping a photograph that showcases a moment in their day and brings to life what their role involves. Selected photographs will be featured in the IMarEST’s career series online, and the best entry will be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher. 

Photos must come with captions that describe your work and/or some advice for those who are interested in following the same career. 

Entries with your photo, caption, name, job title and, if you wish, your organization should be sent to: with the subject line “Photography Competition.”

Alternatively, you may post your submission on Instagram and tag @theimarest.

Deadline for submissions is 10 am (GMT) February 10.

Winners will be contacted by email/DM February 24. 

See more details at:

Read IMarEST’s editorial in Sea Technology‘s January 2023 issue here.

RFT to draft a Proposal for a National Strategy for the future protection and management of Ireland’s Underwater Cultural Heritage

Drafting a Proposal for an Underwater Cultural Heritage Strategy, on behalf of the National Monuments Service and the National Museum of Ireland, that will propose a vision for the future protection and management of Ireland’s Underwater Cultural Heritage and identify key actions and recommendations in that regard.

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HJF is seeking a Research Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI.

HJF is seeking a Research Historian to serve 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 Research PHistorian will shape, execute, and improve professional and programmatic actions pertaining to DPAA’s partnership development-related activities.


  • Assist with the planning and implementation of research-related partnerships to contribute to DPAA’s mission.
  • Assist with identifying, cultivating, sustaining, and transitioning research-related partners for DPAA’s mission.
  • Manage and maintain research-related partnership accounts, to include leads, agreements, opportunities, etc.
  • Analyze and improve DPAA processes for leveraging research-related partnerships for maximum impact.
  • Coordinate partner-related research activity efforts including, on occasion, high-level individuals or sensitive situations.
  • Occasionally travel for partnership development, mentoring, and/or assistance, or other activities as required by DPAA.
  • Comply with all DPAA requirements for reporting and coordinating and all plans and results through all appropriate channels.
  • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Work directly and independently with partners.
  • Follow all client policies and procedures.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of recent America conflicts (WW II through Gulf War)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of planning, execution, oversight, and logistical support of historic research projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of historic research and analytical processes.
  • 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 non-team members.
  • Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solve skills.

Physical Capabilities

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.


Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10+ years experience required.

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Remote Senior Marine Project Archaeologist

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Marine Project Archaeologist / Field Director (Remote Position). The Senior Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the greater US, as available. The Senior Marine Project Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze precontact and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the scoping of marine archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur. 
  • Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources. 
  • Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients. 
  • Serves as a Senior Field Director and has extensive experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or teamwork assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as a Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
  • Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
  • Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
  • Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.
  • Working onboard both small and large vessels offshore in a riverine and/or offshore environment.
  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Can a marine archaeologist make a good living?

Marine Archaeology Introduction

Through the examination of submerged shipwrecks, underwater architectural remnants, and other artifacts, marine archaeology examines human interaction with the sea, lakes, and rivers. To learn about humankind’s interactions with the water, this branch of archaeology combines maritime methods with those used in traditional archaeology. Marine archaeology offers a window into the past and aids in our understanding of the significance of human activity in the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes, from ancient shipwrecks to contemporary battlefields.

Is Marine Archaeology a good career?

Marine archaeology can be a rewarding and fulfilling career for those with a passion for history, maritime studies, and underwater exploration. However, it can also be a challenging field to enter, as job opportunities may be limited, and competition for positions can be high.

Many marine archaeologists work for universities, museums, and government agencies. However, job opportunities for marine archaeology are not as common as for other fields of archaeology, and many marine archaeologists may have to start with a job in a related field, such as maritime history or coastal management, before moving into marine archaeology.

Working as a marine archaeologist can be physically demanding, as fieldwork often involves long hours of diving, boating, and working in inclement weather. Additionally, because many shipwrecks and other underwater sites are located in remote and hazardous locations, marine archaeologists may have to travel frequently and be away from home for long periods of time.

In summary, while marine archaeology can be a fulfilling and exciting career, it may not be the best fit for everyone, as the field is relatively small and the work can be demanding. It is important for those interested in pursuing this career to research the field and gain experience through internships and volunteer work before making a decision.

How much money does a marine archaeologist make?

The pay for marine archaeologists can vary significantly depending on factors like location, employer, level of education, and experience because it is a specialized field.

The median annual salary for archaeologists, which includes marine archaeologists, is approximately $63,190, according to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, depending on the employer, the location, and the level of experience, this can differ significantly.

The National Park Service and other federal or state government organizations employ marine archaeologists, who may make a little bit more money than marine archaeologists employed by museums or universities. In the private sector, marine archaeologists frequently make less money than their counterparts in the public sector.

It is important to remember that many marine archaeologists begin their careers in related fields and supplement their income with other sources like diving instruction or maritime consulting. Additionally, a lot of marine archaeologists might only be able to work on projects as they come up and may not have a consistent source of income.

In summary, while the median salary for marine archaeologists is around $63,190 per year, the earnings can be significantly different based on factors such as location, employer, and level of education and experience.

Which marine job has the highest pay in 2023?

It is challenging to predict which marine occupation will pay the most in 2023 because salaries can vary based on location, employer, level of education, and experience, among other things. However, some marine positions typically pay more, such as:

  1. Marine Engineer or Naval Architect: These professionals design, build, and maintain ships, boats, and other marine vessels. They also often work on the design of offshore structures such as oil rigs.
  2. Drilling Engineer: These professionals work on drilling operations in the offshore oil and gas industry and are responsible for the design and implementation of drilling plans, as well as the management of drilling operations.
  3. Marine Surveyor: These professionals inspect ships, boats, and other marine vessels, and offshore structures to ensure they meet safety and regulatory standards. They also assess the condition of ships, boats, and other marine vessels and offshore structures before purchase or transfer of ownership.
  4. Marine Biologist: These professionals study marine organisms and their interactions with the environment. They also study the effects of human activity on marine ecosystems and develop methods for the conservation and management of marine resources.
  5. Merchant Marine Officers: These professionals are responsible for the navigation and operation of commercial ships and cargo vessels. They typically earn more than deckhands and other entry-level crew members.

It’s important to remember that in addition to specific education, training, and certifications, these jobs also have different pay levels depending on location and level of experience.

What qualifications do you need to be a marine archaeologist?

To become a marine archaeologist, a combination of education, experience, and skills are typically required. The specific qualifications will depend on the employer and the specific position, but some common qualifications include:

  1. Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, or a related field is typically required for entry-level positions in marine archaeology. A master’s degree or Ph.D. in marine archaeology or a related field is often required for more advanced positions or for positions in research and academia.
  2. Diving certification: Many marine archaeologists work underwater, so a scuba diving certification is typically required. Some employers may also require additional certifications, such as advanced diving certifications or certifications in underwater archaeology.
  3. Field experience: Many marine archaeologists gain experience through internships, volunteer work, or field school programs. Some employers may require a certain amount of field experience before hiring.
  4. Strong research and analytical skills: Marine archaeologists must be able to analyze and interpret the data they collect in the field, and be able to communicate their findings effectively.
  5. Strong communication and teamwork skills: Marine archaeologists often work in teams, and must be able to communicate effectively with other team members, as well as with other professionals, such as engineers and marine biologists.
  6. Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations: Many marine archaeological sites are protected by laws and regulations, and marine archaeologists must be familiar with these laws and regulations and how they apply to their work.

It’s important to note that this field can be highly competitive and gaining relevant experience, education, and skill set, is crucial to increase your chances of landing a job in this field.

“Marine Archaeology: Uncovering the Past Beneath the Waves”

In conclusion, marine archaeology is a challenging but rewarding field that combines traditional archaeology with the techniques and methods of the maritime world. Marine archaeologists study human interaction with the sea, lakes, and rivers through the investigation of submerged shipwrecks, underwater architectural remains, and other artifacts. This field can be physically demanding, but it also offers the opportunity to uncover the stories of humanity’s relationship with the water, and it can give us a glimpse into the past and helps us understand the significance of human activity in the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes. However, entering the field can be difficult, as job opportunities may be limited and the pay can vary, but if you have a passion for history, maritime studies, and underwater exploration, marine archaeology can be a fulfilling and exciting career.

NOAA Archeologist

The incumbent serves as an archeologist and lead historic preservation professional for National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) grant programs within the West Coast Region. The incumbent is responsible for leading NMFS implementation and compliance with federal historic preservation legislation, especially the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act.

As an Archeologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate with grant program staff, grant recipients, partners, and Tribes to manage cultural resources impacted by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) undertakings on historic properties on federal, state, private, or tribal lands.
  • Create new procedures for historic preservation compliance that meet the requirements of law and regulation.
  • Serve as liaison between NMFS, Tribes, and State Historic Preservation Officers to consult on cultural resource issues.
  • Prepare and conduct educational and outreach activities, presentations, and events that provide information on NMFS compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
  • Conduct research at libraries, agencies, and other institutions for archeological, historic, and ethnographic information, and create and implement a cultural resource administrative program for NMFS.
  • Update and maintain cultural resource hard-copy and computer records tracking project status, sites, inventories, consultations, and artifact collections.
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