Tender Notice, Underwater Archaeology Survey, Kinsale Harbour, Ireland

Tenders are due September 19

“In addition, the appointed archaeologist may be required to undertake underwater archaeology surveys in the vicinity of the proposed pipeline crossing at Kinsale Harbour.”


13 August 2008

1) AIMA/ASHA/AAMH Conference

The extension on the call for papers/posters for the AIMA/AHSA/AAMH Conference September 2008, Adelaide, South Australia *ends this Friday 15 August*.

A list of session abstracts are available on the conference website and can be accessed at:

Please use the online form to submit paper and poster proposals. Paper and poster proposals should be no more than 150 words. Papers will be either 15 or 20 minutes long depending on the number of papers proposed. The deadline for paper and poster proposals is 15 August 2008. Registration will remain open and you can do this on the website as well.

Workshops are still open for participants, but will be filling up shortly. Registration for conference workshops should be conducted through the workshop organisers. Workshops on offer include:
Data Management in Maritime Archaeology Using Site Recorder 4
Organiswer: Jennifer.McKinnon@flinders.edu.au
Don’t Just Dig It – What about the Future of Archaeological Collections?
Organiser: Walshe.Keryn@saugov.sa.gov.au
Introduction to Conservation Issues Related to Underwater Cultural
Sites Organiser: Jennifer.McKinnon@flinders.edu.au

Please continue to check the website for more updates on events and speakers.

Jennifer McKinnon
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, SA 5001
(+61 eight) 8201 5875
(+61 eight) 8201 2784 fax

2) 2008 Nautical Archaeology Society Conference

Please be advised that the Nautical Archaeology Society 2008 Annual Conference will be held from the 7th to 9th November 2008, with the lectures taking place on Satruday 8th November 2008 at Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (UK).

NAS 2008  offers an opportunity to discuss research, reveiw recent archaeological activies, and exchange ideas on investigating, researching, and managing our underwater and maritime cultural heritage.

We have a new speaker added to the line-up. Dr Mark Holley of Michagan College. Mark will discuss new methods of rapid field survey of archaeological sites. His paper will nicely compliment that of other speakers: Matthew Harpster, Philip Robertson, Mike Williams, Rebecca Stalker, Mark Beattie-Edwards, and Gordon LePard.  Additional speakers will be announced speakers shortly.

If you have any questions about the event, please visit the Conference pages of the NAS Website
http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/news/conference2008.php, or phone, fax or email the NAS Head Office using the details below.

The NAS 2008 Annual Conference is proudly supported by RUCO, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, PADI, BSAC, SAA, and Action Stations.
Sarah Ward
Nautical Archaeology Society
Fort Cumberland
Fort Cumberland Road
Portsmouth PO4 9LD
United Kingdom

Ph/Fax:  + 44 (0) 23 9281 8419     
Mobile:   + 44 (0) 7969 027 939

Email:     sarah@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org
Web:       http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/

3) Education Volunteers interested in Underwater Archaeology

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) is looking for an education volunteer to help develop our online programs.   The MUA works with underwater archaeologists from around the world by publishing their work online and has developed an educational resource with great potential.  The education coordinator would help us develop further online resources and hands on kits for teachers.  So if you have an interest in underwater archaeology and would like to get more involved please contact me with any questions you might have at:


Educators with various levels of online technical experience are encouraged to volunteer.  Thanks, and good luck with the coming semester!

Best regards,

T Kurt Knoerl
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

4) Underwater Archaeology Courses in Portugal


5) Maritime Archaeology in Southerm Denmark


Danish Maritime Museum, Objects Conservator

Position at Danish Maritime Museum

Objects Conservator
Danish Maritime Museum

Three years Fixed Term, FT (37 h/w) with possibility for extension

Minimum salary  289.920 DK kr. p.a. (Approximately Euro 38.844 p.a.)

In connection with the building of a new Maritime Museum, which will be part of a lager cultural regeneration project of the old ship yard in Elsinore, a new conservation post has been created at the Danish Maritime Museum.

We are looking for a person with recognised qualifications in object conservation. Understanding and experience of a wide range of materials is expected. You must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, so enthusiasm and good interpersonal skills is a must.

The main responsibilities will be condition assessment and conservation of objects for the displays in the new museum, documentation and condition reports of newly required objects.

You will refer to the Preventive Conservator, whom you will be assisting in the packing and moving of objects between the old and new museum and the stores. There will also be tasks related to registration and loans and other general conservation activities.

We offer an exciting full time position at Kronborg Castle with the possibility of influencing the work and developing new skills. This is a unique chance of taking part in the creation of a brand new museum in an untraditional environment. With a workforce of currently 12 full time staff, we are striving towards becoming one of Denmark’s leading cultural history museums.

Closing date for applications: 25 August 2008

Interviews in September 2008

Start date: October 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Enquiries to

    Line Hallbjornsson
    +45 49280218
    Fax: +45 49213440

Applications containing CV, proof of qualifications and references

    Danish Maritime Museum
    Attention: Jorgen Selmer
    DK- 3000 Helsingor

8 August 2008

1) Maritime history research fellowships and internships, National Maritime Museum, close September 1

2) Project Administrator, University of Southampton, closes August 15, described as:

This project’s ultimate objective is to introduce studies in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage into the higher education curricula of the Alexandria University – Egypt. The project has been developed in response to local and international demand and to an increasing need for providing education and training in aspects of maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage in Egypt.

8/8/08, Pacific Islands/Maritime Archaeologist

Pacific Islands/Maritime Archaeologist

Engineering-Environmental Management, Inc. (e²M) is seeking a Principal Investigator/Project Manager for Guam.

We are seeking a self-motivated, hard-working individual with a graduate degree in anthropology with a focus in archaeology to lead and manage surveying, testing, and data recovery projects in Micronesia and the Pacific Rim.  Preferred candidate will have experience in island or maritime archaeology.  The selected candidate will additionally have experience managing budgets, a proven track record of completing archaeological research, supervisory experience, and a demonstrated ability to complete high quality cultural resource management reports.  This person may also participate in fieldwork, survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring and site evaluations.  Analytical, writing, review and technical editing skills are a must.  Candidate will be expected to develop and manage an interdisciplinary, educated and experienced cultural resource staff committed to timely and knowledgeable investigation and report writing.

This career opportunity allows candidates the ability to develop within a professional environmental firm, and specifically an archaeology business unit.  Candidates must be willing to relocate to Guam, be willing to travel, and have a flexible schedule.

If you are interested in joining the e2M team, please submit your curriculum vitae, and salary requirements to careersuccess@e2m.net, or fax your resume to (720) 283-6848. Please reference the position number, GU006, in the subject line of your email.

4 August 2008

1) Research and Statistical Officer, Legal Services Division, Nova Scotia; Job description “Masters Degree in history with a minimum of three years experience in historical research. Extensive knowledge of 18th century British and French Imperial history, and 18th and 19th century Maritime history.” closes August 18

2) Pacific Islands Coastal Management Specialist, I.M. Systems Group, ncd

3) CEO, Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation, USS Hornet Museum
The CEO is responsible for the overall management, administration, and performance of the USS Hornet Museum. The CEO reports regularly to the Board on recent operations, finances, plans for approaching events, and interacts with the boards as necessary on issues of planning and policy. The CEO is the spokesperson and ambassador for the museum and is responsible for developing and maintaining outstanding relationships with other organizations, businesses and individuals.
For additional information:
Ray A. Fortney Partner & Managing Director
Cleantech Search(TM) LLC
2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583

4) Assistant or Associate Professor, US Naval War College, Naval and or military history, closes October 1

5) Prehistoric underwater archaeologist?, Oxford Brookes College, closes August 18

6) Historian, US Navy, Pearl Harbor, closes August 14

7) Curator, Connecticut River Museum in picturesque and historic, Essex, CT is offering a great opportunity for a Curator. Winning candidate will work with the retiring Senior Curator for four months. The Curator would then assume all curatorial duties & responsibilities including research, exhibition development and implementation, collection development, education support and collections care & management for well-focused library, photo, object and small craft collections devoted to history in the Connecticut River Valley. A hardworking, highly competent candidate will have a degree in American History and 3 to 5 years’ experience in collections management and exhibition development. Looking for a multi-tasking, team player with installation skills, computer competencies, speaking & writing excellence. Grant writing experience and a background in maritime field and/or environmental history considered a plus. The Connecticut River Museum is an accredited, regional museum located in an historic steamboat warehouse on a spectacular waterfront location. The Museum, founded in 1974, has four galleries, off-site collection storage, aggressive exhibitions and public programs schedule and a small staff. First year salary to mid-30’s. Email a letter of interest and resume to Jerry Roberts, Executive Director, jroberts@ctrivermuseum.org.