Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories

The Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories will be responsible for working on curatorial projects of race, Indigenous histories, ethnicity, and diversity in New England’s maritime activities as it relates to the collections and site of Mystic Seaport Museum. The Senior Curator will work with Curatorial and Museum colleagues to lead a team through the Museum’s and other regional collections, developing contemporary re-imaginings of people’s actions in the past and present, and translating that into content applicable to today’s social environment. The first 2.5 years of this role will culminate in a major exhibition in Fall 2023, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Just Futures Initiative. Thereafter the Senior Curator will continue on new projects related to these and related themes. Additionally, the Senior Curator will lead a curatorial team in the development and educational work related to the Museum’s public and school audiences through the development of in-house and online content.

This position is funded through an award from the Mellon Foundation, with the project titled ‘Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom.’ The funding supports a partnership among Brown University, Williams College, and Mystic Seaport Museum to engage with Native American and African American histories and legacies surrounding the founding of New England through the present day, using the sea and maritime realm as a lens for investigating issues of freedom and slavery, dispossession and cultural persistence, legacy and memory. A major gallery exhibition opening Fall 2023 is a core project outcome of this initiative.

The Mellon partnership allows us to draw upon the extraordinary MSM collections as well as those of other lending museums, library, and archival collections as well as community practices and collective memories. The exhibition will map a more complex historical frame engaging with questions of race and sovereignty bringing the memory archive into creative juxtaposition with visual and material culture, archaeology, oral traditions, songs, and performance.

It is the Museum’s intention that the Mellon Foundation project lead to a permanent role for the Senior Curator to pursue new and ever deeper re-imaginings, scholarship, exhibitions, and outreach to increase diversity and inclusivity in all future projects at the Mystic Seaport Museum. The 2023 exhibition project will continue to resonate throughout the campus and the Museum’s dedication to the core intention of this effort.

Expedition Guide and Client Services

OceanGate Expedition Guides are part of a cohesive Expedition team whose goal is to inspire guests and help them understand and appreciate what they are experiencing during their trip. Guides are supervised by the Expedition Manager and work along the operations and vessel crew under the direction of the Expedition Leader. Their primary responsibilities include client management, communication, and customer service as well as a variety of operational support roles. Guides may also interpret topics ranging from geology, geography, marine biology, natural history and underwater archaeology.

Expedition Guides take ownership of delivering a unforgettable experience to guests through sharing their knowledge, experience, and exemplary customer service, with an emphasis on safety.


Supporting expeditions in remote offshore settings utilizing safety standards and maritime skills
Work within a diverse team led by the Expedition Leader, with heavy emphasis on
communication and teamwork.

· Confidently and competently lead groups of affluent clients on expeditions ranging from 7-49 days

· Provide in the field, hands-on interpretation, and thematic, formal onboard presentations that are integrated into interpretive programs

· Develop and deliver educational presentations covering environmental science, history, or other
relevant topics to the itinerary as assigned by the Expedition Leader

· Cultivate the guest experience by focusing on the observation of the surrounding operations by encouraging passengers to spend as much time on deck exploring and participating in supporting roles

· Maintain the cleanliness, order and function of all Expedition equipment and gear

· Assist in general shipboard tasks during expeditions, including loading and unloading, laundry, room changeover, garbage etc.

· Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance amongst crew and guests at all times, while living in a close community setting for extended durations


· Demonstrable written and verbal communications including interpretive materials and presentations

· Minimum one-year professional experience leading small groups in remote field settings and on the water

· Exceptional and demonstrable customer service and problem solving skills

· Experience in long duration expeditions in austere environments preferred

· A strong preference for working in team settings

· Valid U.S. Passport

· Prior small ship cruise industry experience strongly preferred

· First Aid/CPR and Wilderness First Responder Certified preferred

Required Credentials to be obtained after employment:

TWIC Card, Passport, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Client Service in Travel: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Paid Training:

  • Yes


  • Team Lead
  • Key Leader

Typical start time:

  • 7AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

Company’s website:

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Assistant or Associate professor ECU Coastal Studies Institute

The Department of Coastal Studies, in East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs, seeks to appoint a social scientist at Assistant or Associate Professor level with an active, interdisciplinary research program focusing on coastal and marine environmental issues. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is part of a major ECU investment in research and teaching programs focused on natural, social, physical, and engineered dimensions of ocean margins.

We seek creative, rigorous scholars with interests in working across disciplinary boundaries to shed light on complex problems resulting from the interaction of people and the natural environment. Although this is a research-focused position, the new faculty member will also teach and mentor students in the department’s interdisciplinary and research-intensive Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program ( and develop classes at ECU’s Outer Banks campus. This position is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic new enterprise in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of DCS, ECU, and partner institutions. The faculty position will be located at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island.

Doctoral degree in Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science, Political Science, Social Psychology, Sociology, Geography, or other social or interdisciplinary science.

Disciplinary background for this position is open. Examples of disciplinary backgrounds may include anthropology, economics, environmental science, political science, social psychology, or sociology.

We anticipate that the selected candidate will have a solid background in the application of quantitative and qualitative methods to contemporary theoretical and practical research questions. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes related to coastal issues, evidence of working on interdisciplinary research projects, and a record of publishing and securing external funding for their own research and for student research.

MA and PhD Fellowships in Maritime Archaeology

MA and PhD Fellowships in Maritime Archaeology (Koç University)

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) is pleased to offer funded MA (two year) and PhD (four year) positions beginning in the Autumn of 2021.  Students receiving a funding package will have a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and housing aid.  The deadline for applications is May 28th, 2021.

For more information about these opportunities, please visit the KUDAR website:

Principal Heritage Officer

Heritage; Environmental Policy and Programs; Flexible location

Principal Heritage Officers in the Heritage branch provide a high standard of timely, professional advice about implementing the state’s strategic approach to identifying and conserving historical heritage places.

For this position there is a focus on places with archaeological cultural heritage significance: terrestrial as well as underwater cultural heritage in Queensland, including ship and aircraft wrecks in State and coastal waters.

You will be required to work independently and demonstrate leadership within your discipline group. This Principal Heritage Officer position is located in the Development Assessment and Archaeology team, a multidisciplinary group of highly skilled officers responsible for assessing the impacts of development on places on the Queensland heritage register under a range of legislation including the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 and the Planning Act 2016.

Historical Archaeologist

The Historical Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific expertise to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on a full-time basis, and will be responsible for the following duties: 

  • Provides professional archaeological analysis and produces proposals for fieldwork utilizing a variety of materials associated with covered conflicts, including the Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean Conflict, and World War II.
  • Serves as an expert in fundamental spatial concepts for assessing, visualizing, and managing data using software, such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Surfer, and GoogleEarthPro.
  • Synthesizes various data sources – to include historical documentation, geospatial information, and archaeological reports – to comprehensively inform field activities related to recovering the remains of service members from past conflicts.
  • Deploys as directed, to both foreign and domestic locations, which may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments.

Historian – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DPAA. This is a telework position. US citizenship is required.

Gathers historical data from various sources to answer questions about historical events. Collects and evaluates source information from written records, physical artifacts, and other types of evidence during their investigations. Analyzes and interprets historical information to determine its authenticity and significance.


  1. Assist the DPAA Partnerships and Innovation Directorate in establishing and maintaining systems for monitoring partnership historical research projects, investigation efforts, and field cases, among other Directorate activities.
  2. Responsible for ensuring the status of all these matters are captured in Directorate and Agency tracking systems and databases and will notify the appropriate Directorate personnel of any delays or issues associated with these activities based on analysis of project execution.
  3. Assist with planning and ensuring the successful implementation of partnership efforts relating to all aspects of the accounting mission, to include supporting partner reporting needed by the Scientific Analysis Directorate, the Regional Directorates, and other Agency offices.

Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool



An introductory course in research, documentation and protection of archaeological underwater sites related to the UNESCO World Heritage „Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” in Austria.

Date:                               11th October to 22th October 2021
Location:                        1st week St. Lorenz, Lake Mondsee, Austria
                                        2nd week Linz/Leonding, Austria
Language:                     English
Participation fee:          350 EUR

Please note: Due to the current situation of the pandemic, changes to the programme in general and also to the course and accommodation locations cannot be ruled out.

Students and early career scientists, who are interested or involved in the topic of prehistoric lakeshore sites, are welcome to participate in an international field school on underwater archaeology at Lake Mondsee in Austria.

Participants engage in practical training related to the current underwater excavation at the Neolithic lakeshore site Mooswinkel and surveys at Lake Mondsee in Upper Austria. The course program includes excursions to local museums and archaeological sites, as well as scientific lectures and discussions. Participants with a diving license can participate in surveys, coring activities and the excavation underwater. However, it is not necessary to be a diver to participate in the field school! The field school programme draws on the recent years of underwater archaeological excavations and monitoring of underwater heritage in Austria.

The field school is organized by Kuratorium Pfahlbauten – the Austrian Management of the UNESCO World Heritage “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” in cooperation with the OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, the Natural History Museum Vienna and the University of Vienna.

Please send your application to Deadline for registration: 30th June 2021

Interpretation Coordinator: Wisconsin Maritime Museum

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s Interpretation Coordinator is responsible for developing a compelling framework for inclusive narratives within tours and exhibits. The Coordinator should be a creative storyteller, a lover of history and committed to inclusion. Working collaboratively with educators and curators, the Interpretation Coordinator will help create engaging and accessible museum experiences for all visitors. The Coordinator will also recruit, support and manage interpretation volunteers. 

Cultural Resources Coordinator

This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) with one vacancy in Honolulu, HI or Hilo, HI.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-ONMS-2021-0005, which is open to all Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

As a Cultural Resources Coordinator, you will perform the following duties:

  • Cultivate cultural stewardship, partnerships, and conservation through the creation, oversight, and coordination of the cultural heritage program, with particular emphasis on Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islands cultures.
  • Coordinate with outreach and education specialists to develop and execute education, public outreach, and engagement communications and events that may occur at various sites. Represent the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) at conferences, meetings, symposia and other events, and establishes professional contacts with other governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and promote Ocean Conservation and ONMS as a career path within a variety of community outreach events and formats.
  • Develop trainings, orientation programs, and internal policies and guidance for ONMS staff to create an awareness regarding cultural norms, proper engagement protocols, and the importance of sanctuaries and monuments to native and indigenous communities.
  • Coordinate all regulatory activities within a region that may impact cultural resources. Analyze, develop and implement procedures and administrative documents required by regulations, executive orders, or Federal policy, such as management plan reviews, sanctuary designations or expansions, or other activities requiring engagement or assessment of impacts to cultural resources.
  • Prepare, compile, and maintain comprehensive control of all reports, documents, maps, files, papers, databases, records, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and any other information associated with the cultural heritage or resources within a region.

US Navy Archaeologist

  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia
  • You will review proposed actions for potential impact to cultural resources and compliance with historic preservation statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
  • You will perform professional consultative services related to archeological and historic resources.
  • You will prepare concise cost estimates for archeological investigations, develop budgets, and scopes of work environmental contracts.
  • You will prepare correspondence (e.g., e-mails, official letters, issue papers) related to environmental planning projects.

Marine Archaeologist


Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology

Providence, RI

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, is seeking a Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology in our Providence, RI office. The PI-Marine Archaeology is responsible for the management of the technical aspects of maritime archaeological projects to the satisfaction of client requirements and in recognition of professional and company standards and ethics. The Principal Investigator is responsible for execution of research, fieldwork, marine projects, report preparation and content, National Register evaluation recommendations, evaluations of project effects, cultural resource management recommendations, and proper curation of project artifacts and records at an approved curation facility.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, Archaeology with an emphasis in underwater archaeology, or related field plus 5 years CRM supervisory and report preparation experience.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).
  • Experience collecting and interpreting geophysical remote sensing survey data including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, gradiometer, sub-bottom profiler systems, and/or multibeam.
  • Experience with GIS mapping, geodetic conversions, and geodatabase creation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Marine archaeology experience in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions.
  • Ability to function as a Qualified Marine Archaeologist (QMA) to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management standards regarding identification and treatment of historic properties in federal waters.
  • Certified diver with demonstrated scientific diver training.
  • Marine archaeology data acquisition, documentation, analysis, and interpretation skills (e.g., ROV deployment, underwater photography, underwater excavation techniques, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating geophysical and geotechnical data for evaluation potential submerged paleolandscapes.

This position requires up to 40% travel. Frequently this travel is outside the local area and includes overnight stays.

Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health and disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.  A complete job description is available upon request. If you are ready to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Charity Touchette, HR Director, Preferred writing sample will be a CRM report with applicant as the author. The position is open until filled and we will be interviewing qualified applicants immediately. Please visit us at to learn more.

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Geophysical and Marine Services Manager

CSA Ocean Sciences, has an open posting for a Geophysical and Marine Services Manager. This would be of interest to people with experience running geophysical and hydrographic survey operations; this position’s responsibilities would involve support with business development, proposal management, project management, field operations, data processing, and reporting. Link below.

Apply for Geophysical & Marine Services Manager using the link below:

Two-year postdoctoral scholar position in the historical ecology of the precolonial Chesapeake

The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) program at William & Mary seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position in the historical ecology of the precolonial Chesapeake. Supported by W&M faculty, the postdoctoral fellow will develop a historical ecological study of shell midden deposits linked to questions of sustainability, traditional ecological knowledge, and biological conservation in the Chesapeake.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop a research and teaching program bridging the social and natural sciences through a study of a Native American community and its relationship with the Chesapeake oyster fishery over the long term. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use her/his skills to lead cutting-edge research projects and facilitate undergraduate student projects while receiving mentorship in professional academic development. The postdoctoral scholar will also teach one upper-level seminar course per academic year, a summer session course, and arrange an environmental speaker series in the second year.

The position offers a competitive salary, research and travel funds, and administrative support. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by two William & Mary faculty with teaching and research interests in Chesapeake archaeology and marine paleobiology.

A PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology specialty preferred) or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment, August 10, 2021. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the progress of many doctoral students, applicants who have scheduled a dissertation defense prior to apportionment date will be considered for the position.

Quality Assurance Specialist III – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist III to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA. This position is 100% telework. US citizenship is required.

The Quality Assurance Specialist will provide professional and programmatic assistance concerning the effectiveness and utility of DPAA’s partner-related activities as they relate to ongoing quality assurance programs.

DPAA Underwater Archaeologist

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as a professional archeologist providing professional and scientific leadership to DPAA and OSD organizations.
  • Provide expert advice to DPAA teams in all the phases (Phase I, II and III) for military aircraft crash sites, underwater sites, ground losses, and burials.
  • Represents DPAA laboratory leadership in meetings with other government officials, to include foreign governments for purposes of planning recovery and investigative operations.
  • Mentors junior archaeologists and provides training to all laboratory staff in the area of forensic archaeology and other areas of expertise.
  • Maintains a continuous liaison with other OSD agencies, other service headquarters counterparts, and DOD offices to integrate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency plans with other defense agencies.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: using knowledge of analytical procedures and techniques to develop both preliminary (using raw survey data) and final (using post-processed data) underwater archaeological field reports and site maps, and integrating these reports and maps into a geographic information system framework; applying knowledge of underwater environments to conduct archaeological remote-sensing surveys, investigations, testing, evaluations, and excavation operations.

MoMArch opens its ninth Call for Applications!

The call for applications for the 2020-2023 Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology at the Aix-Marseille Université is now open.

The HFF provides support for one scholarship for the programme to candidates with Lebanese or Syrian nationality.

More information about the programme and the HFF scholarship can be found at