BOEM Archeologist

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The incumbent serves as a technical specialist on, and a DES contact for, archeological and historic preservation aspects of the OCS energy and mineral programs. Duties and responsibilities tend towards, but are not restricted to, oversight and support with respect to archeological and historic properties in the OCS environments and possible impacts resulting from offshore geological and geophysical exploration, energy and mineral programs exploration, construction, and development.

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Lead the planning, review, and analysis of marine archeological research activities.
  2. Participate as a consultant or contract inspector for all BOEM-funded archeological studies and field projects.
  3. Identify and coordinate the procurement of archeological studies; manage studies as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  4. Collect, review, and analyze the data, deliverables, and reports submitted for all DES archaeological studies and fully incorporate this information into the BOEM decision-making process.
  5. Participate and coordinate with BOEM regional offices during Studies Development Plan (SDP) process.
  6. Serve as the lead for the BOEM Archeology Subject Matter Expert (SME) Team.
  7. Prepare and review national-level environmental analyses and documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and other relevant Federal statutes and regulations.

Archaeological Conservator

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is seeking a Conservator to work in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab (MAC Lab). JPPM, as the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research, is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility which houses over 8 million artifacts from across the state. (To learn more, go to:

The Conservator surveys, examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, packages or mounts artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus providing preservation care to archaeological collections.



Within the framework of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, UNESCO engages the services of the individual consultant, as an international expert in the protection of underwater cultural heritage, for:

  • Elaborating a draft Theory of Change highlighting the causal relationships linking the implementation of the Convention with development results as the first step in the development of a future Results Framework
  • Carry out a mapping and analysis of initiatives in the field of underwater cultural heritage and ocean and marine sciences with a view to identifying areas of synergies in the implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030

Senior Archaeologist

This position involves providing cultural resources management for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the South and Southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana. As an ELOS Archaeologist, the successful applicant will work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and other state regulations. The successful applicant will oversee and manage cultural resources department staff and entry level archaeologists in their specific duties. The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including but not limited to: proposals; background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms. Additionally, the candidate will need strong technical, communication, networking, and resource management skills in order to develop and maintain business relationships. The candidate must be available to attend networking events, and any meetings deemed necessary in order to add to their strong network of vendors. It will be crucial for the candidate to actively work with the business development department in order to formulate a growth plan for the cultural resource department. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Rising from the Depths

The University of Edinburgh – School of History, Classics and Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, as part of an GCRF/AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits, is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for the final dissemination year (Feb 2021-Feb 2022) of a four year research project.

The Rising from the Depths Network is currently funding 29 projects across in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar looking at the ways in which marine cultural heritage can be harnessed to bring direct benefits to local communities. The project has established a trans-boundary and cross-sector network of arts and humanities-led researchers, government officers, scientists, policy makers, UN officials, NGOs, ICT professionals and specialists working in heritage, infrastructure and the offshore industry, to identify new opportunities and methodologies for protecting and utilising the marine cultural heritage of East Africa to stimulate alternative sources of income, foster local identities, and enhance the value and impact of overseas aid in the marine sector. Information about the project can be found at:

The persons appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work in close collaboration with the project Co-Is and with project partners in the region.  They will have the opportunity to be involved in publications relating to the outputs of the project.  The person appointed will be based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and will be expected to work in close collaboration with our University project partners (Roehampton, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Nottingham, Ulster, York and Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique) as well as engage with organisations part of the network (including UNESCO, The World Monuments Fund, The British Museum, the British Institute in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association). The person appointed will be expected to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research development and extend their own research portfolio within the broad activity of the network.

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) Positions

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as Research Operations Specialist II (ROS II) to the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The ROS II assists in carrying out field work, data management and analysis, report preparation and science communication, and provides general assistance with NOAA small boats and dive programs. 

Education/Experience: Degree (Masters or Bachelors) from an accredited college or university in Marine Resource Management, Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies, Maritime Archaeology, electrical or mechanical engineering or related scientific fields. 

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Archaeological Conservators

NTNU University Museum is seeking one to two archaeological conservators to join its Conservation Laboratory in the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History.

The conservator’s main tasks are to take care of the museum’s archaeological collections through active and preventive conservation and to fully contribute to the ongoing activities of the museum’s Conservation Laboratory.

The principle task of Post A is the conservation of organic archaeological material. For Post B, the principle task is the conservation of inorganic archaeological material with special emphasis on metal artefacts. The filling of Post A is prioritised.

Both posts require analyses and documentation using digital X-radiography and XRF as well as report production. Additional tasks include condition assessment of objects in connection with storage, and incoming and outgoing loans, as well as advice and care / installation of objects associated with exhibition activities at the museum. An overall assessment of the applicants’ competence, judged in light of the current competencies of the Conservation Group, will determine whether one or two positions are offered.

Post-doctoral researcher : Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology in Roman Gaul (Savoyes) (M/F))

Reporting to the UMR 5138 collective project leader, Aldo Borlenghi, MCF in Roman Archaeology, the candidate will develop a transdisciplinary research project involving the four teams of the laboratory, which will focus on the departments of Savoyes from prehistoric to medieval times, in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology. He or she will need to consult regularly with other researchers in the laboratory to define the geographic area that will be considered and how each will integrate into the project.

• PhD in archaeology
• Good knowledge of Savoyes in the ancient and/or medieval period (scientific contributions expected: communications, publications, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience in underwater archaeology
• Proficiency in Office tools, Office pack and Adobe
• Interpersonal skills, adaptability, ability to work collaboratively, autonomy, rigor
• GIS control


Wessex Archaeology is one of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive archaeological service providers, and a market leader in the provision of geoarchaeological services across terrestrial, marine and intertidal environments. 

As well as providing advice to our fieldwork teams on some of the most exciting archaeological sites in the UK, you can expect to be involved in a wide range of specialist-led projects including borehole surveys, geoarchaeological desk-based assessments, Pleistocene and Palaeolithic evaluation and mitigation works, submerged palaeolandscape assessments and many more. 

Day-to-day activities will vary by grade and specialism – further details are provided in the Role Specification. 

Conservation Laboratory Supervisor

Department of State

Conservation Laboratory Supervisor

Division of Historical Resources

Bureau of Archaeological Research

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise and assist Collections and Conservation staff in their duties.

Maintain and update the BAR Collections and Conservation databases.

Promote the State of Florida artifact collections through websites, scholarly and public access, and programs.

Advance improvements of facilities to ensure collection and conservation standards are met.

Supervise annual inventory of Bureau archaeological collections as required by Rule 1A-40.007, Florida Administrative Code.

Perform other work related duties as required.

Apply for a 2021 Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant!

The National Park Service is now accepting applications for projects that relate to planning, interpreting, and protecting historic battlefields and sites associated with armed conflict on American soil. All application materials are available here on Applications are due February 12, 2021. State, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Typical awards range from $30,000-$150,000 and do not require matching funds.

Preservation activities, including but not limited to:

  • Consultation and partnership building
  • Collections stewardship
  • Education
  • Historical documentation and nominations to historic registers
  • Exhibitions, media, and signage
  • Planning
  • Public programs and outreach
  • Survey and inventory
  • Terrestrial and underwater archeology

PhD opportunity: Marine heritage and sustainable coastal development in Lebanon

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for a fully-funded three-year international PhD studentship to work on an Honor Frost Foundation project ‘Maritime Cultural Heritage and sustainable development in the eastern Mediterranean’. 

Application deadline: 6th January 2021, start date February/March 2021 (depending on the successful candidate’s personal circumstances).

The PhD scholarship is tenable for a maximum of three years, commencing February/March 2021, at an annual stipend of £15,000 with an additional travel fund of £1000 per annum. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the international fee rate.

2021 NASOH Conference in Pensacola, FL

The University of West Florida will host the 2021 Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History. It will take place 20-23 May 2021 at Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel, Pensacola, Florida.  Due to Covid-19, conference organizers are making provisions for both virtual and in-person presentations.

Following Native Americans’ use of the bay for its natural resources, the Spanish recognized the importance of a protected and deep water port.  More than 60 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth and almost a half century before the English planted the Jamestown colony, Tristán de Luna brought his fleet of Spanish ships into Pensacola Bay. Luna sailed into the bay in the summer of 1559 to claim the territory for Spain. Although Luna’s colony lasted only two more years, it is “America’s First European Settlement,” and represents Spain’s first attempt to control North American territory.  Since that fateful storm, the Spanish, English, French, Americans and the Confederacy, recognized the importance of the area’s natural resources as each fought for control of Pensacola, both as a military asset and for financial gain.  Despite several military conflicts, numerous hurricanes, malaria outbreaks, yellow fever epidemics, and other disasters, Pensacola remained steadfast in rebuilding and recreating its community.  More recent events, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, severe weather events, and the effects of climate change have continued to challenge, not only Pensacola, but maritime communities throughout the world. 

Using Pensacola as an example of the importance of maritime connections, the 2021 NASOH Conference invites paper and session proposals that explore maritime history and archaeology as they relate to larger connections concerning landscapes, heritage and the preservation of cultural resources.  Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, maritime landscapes, archaeology, empire, race, gender, military, cultural contact, environmental impact, public history, cultural resource management, and historic preservation.  NASOH is also committed to promoting and including papers/panels that provide diverse perspectives and encourages scholarship related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and identity, and class.

Papers from graduate students and junior scholars are greatly encouraged.   Students may apply for a Chad Smith Travel Grant to assist in travel to present a paper at the conference. Additionally, the Clark G. Reynolds Student Paper Award is provided each year to the author of the best paper by a graduate student delivered at the society’s annual conference. Please see the awards section of the NASOH website for details. Individual paper proposals should include a.) An abstract, not to exceed 250 words b). A 250-word presenter bio c.) Contact information including phone number, address, affiliation, and email d.) Preference for presenting in person, virtual, or flexible. (Final decisions about virtual or in person will be made closer to the conference dates.) Panel proposals of 3-4 papers may also be submitted inclusive of the above information for each paper.

The deadline for proposal submission is February 1, 2021. Please submit proposal packets electronically to the Program Committee. These should be sent to:, Program Chair.

Consultancy (Writer/Editor) for an information brochure on Underwater Cultural Heritage protection

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States in Cairo and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialists for Culture, the Individual Consultant will develop a text in English (up to 20 pages) and identify visual materials (20 photos) to produce a reader-friendly information brochure to introduce the fundamentals of the maritime and underwater archaeology and the UCH Convention to key stakeholders in the Arab region, including national and local authorities, terrestrial archaeologists, archaeology students, and the sports diving community. The information brochure highlights the linkages between the UCH protection and management and sustainable development. And the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The text and photos produced under this assignment will be translated into the Arabic for further dissemination in the region.

In this regard, the consultant shall perform the following;

  1. Conduct desktop research to identify the past and existing information/communication and educational materials and other relevant documents to develop a draft text and determine key messages for the information brochure which will cover the following aspects; 
  • Examples of maritime and underwater heritage in the Arab region in different categories, including ancient harbours, submerged landscapes, fish traps, shipwrecks, etc. as well as associated knowledge/skills such as seafaring, shipbuilding, oral histories, rituals and social practices;
  • Highlights of success stories and projects in the UCH protection and management for sustainable development in the region;
  • Basic principles of the UNESCO UCH Convention and UNESCO Code of Ethics for Diving on Submerged Archaeological Sites[1];

Solicitation of Applications for the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB): Marine Archaeologist

NOAA is soliciting applications to fill up to four vacancies on the OEAB with individuals demonstrating expertise in areas of scientific research relevant to ocean exploration, including marine archaeology, or ocean-science education and communication. Representatives of other federal agencies involved in ocean exploration are encouraged to apply. The new OEAB members will serve initial three-year terms, renewable once.

The purpose of the OEAB is to advise the NOAA Administrator on matters pertaining to ocean exploration. The OEAB functions as an advisory body in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., with the exception of section 14. It reports to the NOAA Administrator, as directed by 33 U.S.C. 3405.

The OEAB consists of approximately ten members, including a chair and co-chair(s), designated by the NOAA Administrator in accordance with FACA requirements and the terms of the approved OEAB Charter.

RFP: Maritime Washington NHA

Scope of Work
Contractor or firm will create, host, and monitor an interactive online map of the Maritime
Washington National Heritage Area (MW-NHA) to assist with public engagement efforts during
the development of a Management Plan for the heritage area. This map will serve as a tool for
public input and will assist in the updating of an existing maritime resources survey.

The contractor will create an online map of the MW-NHA using GIS mapping software (ArcGIS
StoryMap or similar) and populate it with locations of known maritime resources provided by the
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP). The map will allow users to add their own
locations, along with information and resources about those places such as descriptions, links,
photos, and documents. Throughout the development of this map, the contractor will work
closely with WTHP staff to determine the exact layout, functionalities, and appearance of the
interactive map.

The contractor will host this map using their own GIS platform for the duration of the MW-NHA
Management Plan public input period, removing disruptive comments as they arise.
After the conclusion of the public input period, the contractor will create maps of the area for
inclusion in the MW-NHA Management Plan. The content, style, and specifications for these
final maps will be developed in close coordination with WTHP staff but will include, at minimum,
overview and regional maps of the MW-NHA with visual representation of maritime resources
submitted during the engagement process.

WTHP will retain ownership of the data collected through the interactive mapping process and
contractor would provide WTHP with the export data (including geocoded data, descriptions,
and other items provided by users) at the conclusion of the contract.

Maritime Archaeologist

We are seeking a Maritime Archaeologist to join a small and busy team in assisting in national casework delivery in relation to England`s existing, and new, Protected Wreck sites. You will act as the first point of contract for our volunteer Licencees and their teams and you will lead and advise on licence applications, assess and support projects and collaborate closely with internal and external colleagues and organisations to promote effective management of our marine heritage.

This is a home working position.

This post will be up to 6 months.

What you`ll be doing:

Assisting in national casework delivery in relation to England`s existing, and new, Protected Wreck Sites, by undertaking administration and licensing in relation to the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973

You will be responsible for collaborating closely with licensees, volunteers and other partners; and maintaining management information systems for England`s Protected Wreck Sites

You will be assessing Risks to Protected Wreck Sites and assisting the determination of priorities for managed intervention while promoting programmes of work at priority assets through advice and recommendation of grant aid
Assessing project designs related to archaeological interventions, being responsible for project implementation and certifying completed work
Assessing, as directed, the impact of unauthorised works and damage to designated heritage assets;

In this role you will be carrying out archaeological fieldwork, according to Historic England`s Health & Safety policy and as directed, and presenting and promoting conservation generally, collaborating closely with Listing Group staff, liaising with outside bodies, including other environmental agencies, members of the public and fellow professionals.

Who we are looking for:

-Degree in archaeology, or equivalent qualification, or consistent track record of competence.
-Understanding and experience of the curation of the archaeological resource.
-Experience of planning and/or managing projects in the historic environment.
-Broad knowledge of the marine historic environment of England and its physical remains and of the principles and practice of archaeological fieldwork.
-Knowledge of conservation and sustainability
-Proficiency in MS Office applications as well as social media use.
-Exceptional written and verbal communication (including public speaking) with a broad range of internal and external candidates
-Strong planning and organizational skills

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, 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 offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 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

Provisional interview date: 25th/26th November 2020

Underwater Archaeologist

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The Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist (ARCH-II).  The position is full-time with benefits and will work on the main campus in Columbia.  The job announcement will close at the stroke of midnight Saturday, 21 November 2020.  We hope to offer the position by late December with a start date at an agreed upon time shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate will work with two other Division staff members and complement efforts to preserve the underwater archaeological legacy in the lakes, rivers, and coastal waters of South Carolina.

Underwater Archaeologist (ARCH-II):

Incumbent reports to the State Underwater Archaeologist, Head, Maritime Research Division. Undertakes underwater archaeological management and research by administering the review and compliance of state-wide development projects; planning and conducting archaeological research; developing public educational and outreach offerings; overseeing the technical and logistical aspects of survey and diving operations; supervising the use, operation, and maintenance of Division assets including boats, vehicles, and equipment, and training staff and volunteers on their proper use; and supporting other activities as directed by the supervisor to meet Division goals. The incumbent will also meet and maintain SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements and act in a dive supervisory capacity for the Division. The employee will also supervise as needed, both on archaeology projects and in an office environment, employees, temporary employees, graduate students, interns, and volunteers. Position requires periodic travel within the state for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. The position is based in Columbia.

For additional information and to apply for the position:

*Hint: when applying ensure that all relevant experience in your resume is included in the application as that is the official document used to determine qualifications for the position.

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For more information about this position and duties please contact:

James D. Spirek

State Underwater Archaeologist

Maritime Research Division

South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences

University of South Carolina

1321 Pendleton Street

Columbia SC 29208 USA

Phone: (803) 576-6566

Fax: (803) 254-1338