Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology to work with Dr R. Helen Farr, Dr I. Haigh and Prof R. Marsh on an ERC grant. The successful candidate will have experience of palaeo-hydrodynamic tidal modelling and ocean drift calculations of relevance to early seafaring, and analysing results in Matlab.

By the date of the appointment the successful candidate will hold, or will be nearing completion of a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have a developing publication record.

Work pattern to be agreed at offer stage.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Helen Farr (

RFQ: Operational Support for Sea-going Operations in the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit – SAHRA/MUCH/01/01/2020

Notice is hereby given that quotations are invited from suitably qualified and experienced service provider to submit quotations for operational support for sea-going operations in the South African Heritage Resources Agency’s (SAHRA) Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage (MUCH) unit by providing a skipper, boat, dive team, and necessary equipment to complete operations safely and within the applicable laws of South Africa

The completed original quotation documents must be placed in a sealed envelope – clearly stating the Quotation number and the name of service provider.

The sealed quotation must be deposited into the Tender Box situated at the reception area on the ground floor of the South African Heritage Resources Agency, 111 Harrington Street, Cape Town 8001

The closing time for receipt of quotations is 11:00 on Friday, 28 February 2020

RFQ: Mobile River NR Nomination, Shipwrecks of Mobile

The Mobile River National Register nomination project will consist of identifying, recording, and evaluating significant archaeological and historical sites including Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard, the CSS Huntsville, and CSS Tuscaloosa. The project will also include research on the Clotilda to nominate it as a National Historic Landmark (NHL). After collecting data and research, nominations will be produced for Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard, CSS Huntsville, CSS Tuscaloosa, and the Clotilda. The Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard will include the waters of Twelvemile Island’s eastern channel, encompassing eight known wrecks and any potential wrecks that may exist within the boundaries that have not yet been documented.



Nautical Archaeology Fellowship

Historic Preservation Fellowship

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT

This seasonal, full-time paid fellowship provides an opportunity for an emerging professional to gain valuable experience in the museum field while also improving public access to the region’s cultural heritage. This position will provide public interpretation for museum visitors at the Museum’s Nautical Archaeology Center, gain understanding of artifact conservation, and undertake research that will serve as a foundation for the protection and improved public access to the lake’s steamboat shipwrecks. Undergraduate and graduate candidates are welcome to apply. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse academic backgrounds – experience in historic preservation and nautical archaeology is a plus, but not required.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcript, and 2-3 references to Christopher Sabick, Director of Research and Archaeology, at
Applications are due by April 24, 2020.

SALARY RANGE: $15/hour


DON Recent Graduates Program

You will serve as an Historian in the Histories Branch of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

You are eligible for this appointing authority if you are an individual who completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

If you are a veteran who was unable to apply within two years of receiving your degree due to military service obligation, you have as long as six years after degree completion to apply.



Maritime Archaeological Research Specialist

The Maritime Archaeological Research Specialist at East Carolina University is a temporary, stated definite term position beginning in March 2020. The specialist will work in collaboration with Program in Maritime Studies faculty on historical research and remote sensing tasks specifically associated with a NOAA-funded project from which ECU is receiving a subaward.
The specialist will have the following responsibilities:

• Collaborate with ECU and NOAA personnel on a program of maritime historical and archaeological research focused on collecting historical and archaeological data regarding select shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast;

• Facilitate historical and archaeological research to conduct geospatial analysis of available primary sources to define prioritization of historical events and construct defined search grids and survey plans to locate prioritized wrecking incidents;

• Prepare, calibrate, and test remote sensing instrumentation (side scan sonar, magnetometer/gradiometer and navigational instrumentation) to carry out searches for predefined targets;

• Collect, interpolate, and interpret side scan sonar and magnetometer datasets; and,

• Provide written materials and images for interim and final reports, including shipwreck biographies, historical research and remote sensing methodologies, and shipwreck site interpretations.

The selected candidate will be required to work on-site in Greenville, NC.
Minimum Education/Experience

• M.A. in History, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Maritime Studies with a field specialization in underwater archaeology;

• Open Water SCUBA certified, and American Academy of Underwater Sciences qualified;

• Register of Professional Archaeologist certified or qualified; and,

• Experience with ArcGIS, Hypack, and SonarWiz software packages.


RCAHM Senior Investigator (Maritime Archaeology)

Senior Investigator (Maritime)

Job – Senior Investigator (Maritime)

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

This is a permanent position. The post is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the National Monuments Record through research and survey of maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast and for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector.

The successful candidate will have direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone, a record of synthesis and publication in this field of work and experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data. We are particularly looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team to deliver projects and objectives. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is required for the post.  However, applications will be considered from candidates who are committed to learn Welsh to the required level.  Training will be funded.

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary scale: £29,859 to £36,500 per annum. Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale.
  • Full details and an application form can be found here: Current Vacancies
  • Closing date for applications: 17 March 2020.