Museum and Engagement Officer, Maritime Archaeology Trust

The Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic individual to help care for the collection of underwater cultural heritage at the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum (SWC) and to deliver a range of formal and informal education, outreach and engagement initiatives working in partnership with other education practitioners.

The role will also involve supporting day to day tasks on site including marketing, promotion, care of the collections and liaison with other Isle of Wight Museums and groups.

Marine Archaeologist

Museum Vest is looking for a marine archaeologist in a 100% permanent position. The position is one of three marine archaeologists. Marine archeology is affiliated with the department of the Bergen Maritime Museum. The position reports to the department director at the Bergen Maritime Museum.

Marine archeology manages marine cultural monuments in Western Norway and on Sunnmøre.

Museum Vest has three objectives for the marine archeological activity:

Manage underwater cultural monuments and the state’s property rights to these, as well as to examine and register cultural monuments.
Assess whether marine cultural monuments are threatened by plans and measures in the sea and watercourses.
Disseminate knowledge about and create good attitudes to marine cultural monuments.

Historian for the Hawaii Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Office

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5 years of professional historical research experience (includes educational experience) 
  • Masters’ degree in History or related field with a strong understanding of US Military History, preference for research background in WWII-Pacific Theatre, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War
  • Strong written and oral communication skills evidenced by publication and conference presentation record
  • Demonstrated history of writing for a wide, non-specialist audience
  • Knowledge of relevant primary and secondary source material
  • Experience with archival research
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, with excellent time management skills
  • Able to work well independently as well as in a team environment

Critical Work Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex historical research into locating and identifying missing service members from past conflicts in order to advance Fullest Possible Accounting objectives
  • Assignments include, but are not limited to: historical reports, documentary research, interpreting oral histories, secondary source readings, geographically bounded studies, case narrative development, data management, peer review, and briefings to Agency leadership.
  • Protect the organization by keeping information confidential
  • Follow all client policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned consistent with the position for which you were hired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess a broad knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of historical research and analysis as gained through graduate education in history and relevant job experience
  • Ability to conduct research on a diverse array of cases with scattered and scant source material
  • Ability to apply flexible approaches and versatility to conducting research
  • Knowledge of professional writing styles based on experience
  • Exceptional abilities in oral and written communication, and the ability to provide written products quickly and in formats tailored for varied audiences
  • Computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • A demonstrated history of initiative and achievement
  • A demonstrated history of working independently with client staff
  • Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision
  • Experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills
  • Experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required, particularly if traveling to assist with field investigations
  • Office work may include the transfer of archival boxes
  • Individual must be capable of working under high stress and pressure of short deadlines

Additionally, as the workspace is an active forensic laboratory, you will be subject to the sites (and occasional smells) of skeletonized human remains as well as hearing conversations regarding deceased individuals.

Interested Foreign Nationals:

Foreign Nationals may be considered for this position.  All foreign nationals must be able to demonstrate that they have lived in the United States for 3 of the past 5 years and have a US Social Security Number.  These requirements must be met in order to move forward with the application process.

Please submit a cover letter along with your CV. CVs without a cover letter will not be considered.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Lead Archaeologist, Underwater

HJF is seeking a Lead Archaeologist, Underwater 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% remote. US citizenship is required.

Serves 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 archaeologist will provide professional and scientific assistance pertaining to DPAA’s partner-related activities. Travel may be on military and commercial aircraft.

Senior Archaeologist, Underwater

HJF is seeking a Senior Archaeologist, Underwater 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% remote. US citizenship is required.

Provides professional and scientific assistance pertaining to the Organizational scientific-related activities. This position may interface with employees, consultants, partners, and contractors, and communicates through briefings and written products with Agency leadership, U.S. Government employees, family members, foreign officials, and partners as well as potential partners. This position is responsible for working within a program of effort for a specific domain (i.e. underwater or terrestrial) by serving as an advisor and conduit for decision-making between the program’s archaeologists (Lead and Project), Program Support staff, and Agency leadership. Key responsibilities include assisting in Agency partner project design, budget planning and monitoring, strategic planning as directed by Agency leadership, and coordinating the actions of Agency, HJF, and partner personnel to ensure adherence to protocols and the execution of effective partner operations.

Nautical Archaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. The candidate should possess knowledge of geological sequences in the Northeastern United States, scientific methods, and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as well as skill in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates free of cost. Experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys is ideal.

This is a full-time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

Candidates who have submitted applications with RCG&A previously are encouraged to apply again.

Marine Archeology RFP

802-21-8330 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking to esablish a blanket contract(s) for MARINE ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY SERVICES in the Gulf of Mexico. Bids are due May 27, 2021; 2:00 PM C.T. BIDS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE AND TIME ARE CONSIDERED LATE AND WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. This solicitation package and any addenda issued thereto may be viewed on the TPWD website at

This solicitation package and any addenda issued thereto are also posted on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) website at: It is the responsibility of interested parties to periodically check the TPWD website or the ESBD for updates/addenda to this solicitation prior to submitting bid.

Underwater Archaeologist

HJF is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist, Partner Development 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% remote. US citizenship is required.

Serves 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 Partner Development Officer will shape, execute, and improve professional and programmatic actions pertaining to DPAA’s partnership development-related activities.

History Educator

History Educator

The Mariners’ Museum

Newport News, VA 23606

$35,600 a year


Purpose: The Mariners’ Museum and Park’s mission is to connect people to the world’s waters, because through the water – through our shared maritime heritage – we are connected to one another. Educational enrichment programs represent one of the Museum’s four core functions: exhibits, programs, research, and conservation. The Education Department is committed to providing equitable access to a unique, engaging museum experience that enriches students’ education. The History Educator is a professional charged with working under the general supervision of the Director of Education to support the Museum’s educational and interpretive mission to provide history-based programming to K-12 students. The Education Department is comprised of Educators and Senior Educators. The History Educator will be trained and mentored by the Senior Educators. While the focus of this position will be the presentation and development of history-based programs, the History Educator will also assist in delivering STEM-focused programs.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $35,600. Candidates must submit a Cover Letter in order to be considered.

Funding for Ocean Cultures and Heritage

The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) postgraduate funding application process is now open for 2022 candidates. It will close on 1 September 2021.

The institute is in search of MAs, PhDs, Postdocs for programme on Ocean Cultures and Heritage, which involves field research in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Mozambique. Please drop me a message  email to


follow the link to NRF, apply and indicate that you would like to work with me — or share with colleagues who you feel would be interested in this opportunity.

There is an age restriction for PhDs, candidates must not be older than 32 years of age by 31 December 2021.


Wessex Archaeology is the largest independent archaeological practice in the UK, and a registered charity which aims to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage, and science. We are a market leader in the provision of historic environment services nationally and internationally, with UK offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Meopham, Bristol and Edinburgh.
The role
We are seeking an experienced Conservator to be responsible for carrying out conservation work on objects recovered during archaeological excavations and by our coastal and marine department. You will identify, co-ordinate and deliver conservation requirements from artefact recovery to museum deposition.
This is an opportunity to work as part of a team that includes technical experts from a wide range of disciplines including fieldwork, artefact and environmental specialisms, marine archaeology, and public engagement, and to contribute to the delivery of some of the most exciting archaeological projects in the UK.
In this role you will be required to work collegiately as part of the established Finds team but the ability to work independently will also be essential. You will share knowledge and provide advice and training to staff across the organisation in order to raise awareness of conservation requirements.
As well as collaborating with the Post-excavation and Coastal & Marine teams on the day-to-day treatment of objects, you will help to develop an external service offering x-radiography, collection surveys, condition assessments and a range of conservation treatments.
You will be practical, adaptable, and good at problem-solving, equal to the task of caring for a large and varied assemblage of archaeological material and developing innovative ways of doing so.

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Geoarchaeology, University of Georgia

Applicants are sought for a 9-12-month, postdoctoral fellowship on an interdisciplinary team conducting innovative geoarchaeological research on the continental shelf of the Georgia Bight. The research will apply both new and existing technologies to assess the inner continental shelf for proxy evidence of prehistoric archaeology and paleontology sites. The successful applicant must hold a recently earned (within the past 5 years) doctorate in geoscience or anthropology/archaeology with priority given to those applicants with a specialization in geoarchaeology.

Skills should include, but not necessarily all/many of the following: marine geology/geophysics, use of Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) technology, scientific diving, photogrammetry, prehistoric archaeology of eastern North America, soil/sediment analysis, GIS, SEM-EDX/XRD, petrography and/or zooarchaeology/paleontology.

Review of applicants and subsequent hiring is expected by mid-to-late summer 2021, contingent on the status of the COVID pandemic in Georgia. The selected applicant will be expected to be present on-campus on a weekly basis and participate in all field and laboratory studies. Expressions of interest should be sent to: Dr. Ervan Garrison,

W1 Junior Professor with tenure track to W2 LBesG for “Maritime Antiquity”

This professorship is aimed at junior researchers in an early career phase and with extraordinary potential for a further academic career.

The professorship will be filled in a joint appointment procedure with the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum – Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (RGZM). In case of a successel transfer to a permanent professorship (Bes.Gr. W 2 LBesG), it is intended that the position holder will be granted a leave of absence to take over a leading position at the Rheinisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz (RGZM; so-called Jülich model).

The aim of the joint appointment is the permanent establishing of the research focus on nautical history and archaeology at both institutions, as well as the institutional connection of the Department III and the research focus area TRANSMARE of the University of Trier with the RGZM.

It is desired that the candidate conducts research in the research fields of ancient seafaring and maritime trade as well as the maritime-influenced ancient economy and society, and that she/he will be involved in the development of digital research methods. The prospective candidate should actively participate in the development of the new research focus Roman Archaeology and Maritime Antiquity (FoRuM), which was jointly founded by the University of Trier, the RGZM and the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (GDKE). In this context the position holder will be involved in the TRANSMARE Institute. She/he will develop targeted research projects within the framework of the aforementioned research organisations and solicit third-party funding. A willingness to cooperate constructively with the Center for Ancient Studies at the University of Trier (ZAT) is a prerequisite.

We are looking for a candidate who will continue the research on nautical archaeology of the RGZM. The participation in the further development of the RGZM’s research and outreach activities will constitute an important field of activity for the successful candidate in both phases of the professorship and not only in connection with the leave of absence to the RGZM and the assumption of a leadership function at the Museum für antike Schifffahrt.

The position holder will contribute to the courses and teaching on offer at the University, in connection with the University’s profile-forming research focus of „maritime economics“.

Thus, young scientists will be trained and introduced to the research units anchored at the University of Trier (TRANSMARE) as well as at the RGZM and in the joint research network

2021 Rant, go to work offshore

Here’s my 2021 rant. How many posts have I done to tell you to go to work offshore? How many people have gotten the training needed? Not enough. You want to go to work right away, you want to make money? Have you been doing remote sensing this whole time in Grad School? How’s your data processing?

The training you need includes BOSIET, there are training places all over the world:

You’ll need an OGUK Physical to work offshore:

Start looking for jobs:

You know all the software you might need? Have you used these programs?

Still have questions? E-mail me. Use the link on the right.

Fully funded PhD

Fully-funded PTUC PhD Project with the University of Portsmouth and Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Fully-funded PTUC PhD Project with the University of Portsmouth and Lloyd’s Register Foundation

In 2019 Lloyd’s Register (LR) celebrated 150 years of operation in China. This doctoral-level research project will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on international understandings of health, safety, and risk management, and their broader influences on local infrastructures and imperial cultural knowledge between the years 1869-1918.

This exciting opportunity includes an annual stipend at the UKRI rate and a generous travel allowance for the student to conduct national and international research.

The PhD is funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and supported by the University of Portsmouth’s Port Towns and Urban Cultures (PTUC) research group in the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature. The visiting scholarship in 2023 is supported by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and Dalian Maritime University (DMU), who will host the student as a visiting scholar. An international conference will be co-hosted by HKBU in Hong Kong during summer 2023.

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, and will be supervised by members of the Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group: Dr Matthew HeaslipDr Melanie Bassett and Professor Brad Beaven.

Executive Director Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Executive Director will be a transformative champion for VMM’s exhibition, educational, and program offerings while elevating its stature as a destination for and within Vancouver. This individual will have exceptional business acumen in seeking first to understand the diverse communities VMM serves and then being a visible leader in guiding VMM to its next level of growth in service to its audiences. Committed to advancing reconciliation, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism for all people, the Executive Director will act as a liaison between the city, First Nations communities, tourism agencies, and a multitude of distinct yet interrelated public, private, and government stakeholder groups. As VMM’s lead fundraiser in advancing its mission, vision, and values, the Executive Director will partner with and report to the board of trustees in driving their effectiveness in governance, policy making, and community ambassadorship. They will collaborate with the board and staff to drive financial support that results in dynamic and accessible exhibitions, collections, and facilities. This individual will have primary responsibility for all aspects of VMM’s operations and will be accountable for empowering, guiding, and mentoring a highly motivated team.

Maritime Historian;jsessionid=C400427A67E84675AE1E4F120807A5C1?JOBID=130328

The Humanities Department at SUNY Maritime College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant, or Associate Professor of History, beginning Fall, 2021 semester. The selected incumbent will teach Maritime History. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in History, have substantial experience teaching online, and demonstrated experience teaching and researching in Maritime fields. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise as a Historian, and will be engaged in professional activities. The incumbent will teach in both the MRST and graduate MNST programs. The Assistant Professor of History will help to maintain the College’s traditional commitment to General Education and to Maritime Studies, and will help to continue to grow both our undergraduate and graduate programs. The incumbent will enhance the national appeal of our growing graduate MRST program, and will further enhance the international draw of our MNST program. Successful candidate will demonstrate mastery of online course delivery methods and to facilitating access to digital texts at all levels of the curriculum.

We strongly encourage candidates with teaching and research interests in archival study, maritime museums, information management, and digital humanities to apply. Maritime College is committed to further strengthening its inclusive campus community, one that comprises diverse faculty, students and staff. Maritime College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the campus.

Professor for Roman Archaeology

The professorship will be filled in a joint recruitment procedure with the „Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum – Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (RGZM)“. The post holder shall be granted leave of absence (Jülicher Modell) for the management of the competence area Roman Archaeology at the RGZM, Mainz.

The post holder’s main focus in research and teaching is on the archaeology of Italy and/or the Western Mediterranean area and/or the North West provinces of the Imperium Romanum. The evidence of research focus in two of the following topics is required: a) Italic archaeology b) antique trade and economic history c) cultural and material connections of the antique Mediterranean world to the North West provinces of the Roman Empire.

The post holder actively participates in the design of the joint research focus Roman Archaeology and Maritime Archaeology, newly established by the University of Trier, the RGZM and the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (GDKE). For this purpose, you specifically develop research projects and work in cooperation with the Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften an der Universität Trier (ZAT).

As head of the competence area Roman Archaeology at the RGZM, you are responsible for the further development of the department‘s research programmes within the framework of the RGZM research fields. You also engage yourself particularly to the knowledge transfer to which the RGZM as Leibniz research centre is committed. You are a member of the enlarged board of directors of the RGZM. In this function, we also expect your participation with the RGZM’s further development in terms of content and strategy and the assumption of tasks in the field of science management of the institution.

The professorship represents the teaching at the University of Trier to the extent of two semester hours per week within the study courses of the subject Classical Archaeology. Furthermore, the post holder participates in the further development of the study programme. The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Trier are committed to intensive personal mentoring for students and, therefore, expect strong presence of the teaching staff. The recruitment requirements result from § 49 Higher Education Act Rhineland-Palatinate, in particular, a successfully completed university degree in Classical Archaeology or in a comparable subject at a university or a comparable higher education institution, a qualified doctorate in a field relevant to the subject, pedagogical aptitude and additional scientific achievements (e.g. through habilitation, junior professorship or tenure track) are to be proven.

Disabled candidates with appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Trier University aims to increase the quota of female professors and strongly encourages female academics to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit their documentation (CV, list of publications, list of courses, course evaluations if applicable, certificates and copies of diploma), a concept paper (past and future research projects, design of the subject’s course programme, content-related perception of the position) as well as five writings (for the preparation of the reading reports) in digital form (pdf-files of max. 10 MB each) exclusively by mail ( until 15.05.2021.

To the

Dean of the Faculty III of Trier University

Prof. Dr. Torsten Mattern

54286 Trier

DPAA Historian

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • The incumbent for this position will set, convey, and enforce standards and procedures for research and case development. Will coordinate the tasking and monitoring of the work of other researchers to ensure all casework conforms to Agency requirements, shepherding all cases through the entire development process, and serving as the subject matter expert and point of contact for area of research. The incumbent must utilize appropriate project management techniques to plan, coordinate, develop, and execute major historical research projects that involve multiple individuals.
  • Incumbent will be the historical advisor and professional consultant for DPAA conducting historical studies; obtaining, collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and integrating all available historical evidence and information; interpreting military history in the context of U.S. military and civilian personnel; establishing historical facts based upon research conducted; and grouping historical facts along with determining interrelationships to search, recover, and identify unaccounted-for persons from past conflicts.
  • Incumbent will research historical records and investigative leads to identify information requirements and gaps to satisfy during field investigations and disinterments. The incumbent will compile data from Agency repositories, foreign and domestic archives, electronic sources, oral histories, field investigations, and other sources to conduct analysis and build case narrative information for missing individuals and unidentified remains from past conflicts in accordance with Agency guidelines.
  • Incumbent acts as the lead in developing historical information and regional strategies to directly support casualty investigations and search and recovery missions.
  • Incumbent possesses an understanding of the geography and flow of battle, casualty evacuation processes, remains recovery activities, and remains handling and processing procedures.