BOEM: Interdisciplinary Historian/Archaeologist/Landscape Architect

Very specific for who can apply, read the announcement.

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs. This position may be filled as a virtual position or in Sterling, Virginia.

Research Operations and Science Communications Specialist

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as a Research Operations and Science Communications Specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary (WSCNMS). WSCNMS conducts scientific research, monitoring, exploration, education and outreach activities with the goals of preserving submerged resources and providing awareness of national maritime heritage.  The hired role will be focused on science communications, field research, and public engagement. Thus, the ideal candidate will have experience communicating science to public and professional audiences through a variety of media, be familiar with GIS and statistical software, and have experience supporting remote sensing (multibeam sonar and satellite imagery), diving, and other scientific field operations in support of Great Lakes conservation. 

Senior Historian: DPAA

HJF is seeking a Senior Historian to gather 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 iinterprets historical information to determine its authenticity and significance.  


  • Performs complex historical research into casualty resolution and unidentified remains interred in U.S. cemeteries.
  • Assignments include a variety of duties, to include documentary research, oral histories, secondary source readings, geographically bounded studies, cemetery analyses, case narratives, reports of findings, and briefings to agency leadership.
  • Builds and develops recommendations to disinter unidentified remains from past conflicts, with the ultimate goal of pursuing all avenues towards exhumation and identification.
  • Assists with the communications with foreign representatives/embassies and casualty/mortuary offices.
  • Occasionally travels nationally for Family Member Updates (FMUs) and occasionally internationally for field investigations or other activities as required by agency leadership.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of historical research and analysis.
  • Ability to apply strategies to conduct research on a diverse set of source data sets and cases.
  • Professional and technical writing skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to develop presentations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools.
  • Demonstrated experience of working independently.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and organization skills.

Physical Capabilities 

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.


Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an active forensic laboratory setting.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in History is required. Doctoral Degree is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10+ years of professional historical research experience is required.

Maritime Heritage Ecology

In the series of interesting articles:

Maritime Heritage Ecology

This phrase refers to the fusion of biology and archaeology that is necessary for understanding the processes that shape underwater cultural heritage. As many of you know, I’ve studied shipwrecks since my PhD. They’re island-like systems that aren’t supposed to exist, so they present a number of extremely interesting biological questions. But shipwrecks aren’t just habitats – they’re also historical and cultural resources. They undergo their own transformations, as wood degrades, fishing gear gets entangled, artifacts get scattered, and metal corrodes. Shipwrecks are incredibly dynamic. 

Moreover, shipwrecks are not the only type of cultural heritage that lands in the ocean. There are cars, planes, and tanks. There are structures like lighthouses, wharfs, ancient villages, and middens. There are artifacts like amphoras, statues, and weapons. All of them tell the story of human interactions with the sea and host unique biological communities at the same time. 

It was sometime last year when my collaborator, Calvin, and I had the same realization almost simultaneously: biologists don’t understand archaeology, and archaeologists don’t understand biology.  In fact, the only reason Calvin and I are able to work together effectively is because we’ve spent the last 3 years teaching each other our fields. We wanted to offer what we’ve developed to others. So we wrote a paper. 

I’m incredibly proud of our work. This paper marries our biological and archaeological perspectives into a seamless framework for interdisciplinary research. We described the processes occurring at maritime heritage sites and proposed a vocabulary that our colleagues could use to describe them. It is my hope that this paper will launch interdisciplinary collaborations across the world. There’s a new field of study, friends: Maritime Heritage Ecology

Find our paper in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution:

GIRT course for those wanting to dive into archaeology

The citizen science project Gathering Information via Recreational and Technical (GIRT) Scientific Divers is being led by maritime archaeologist and conservator Dr Andy Viduka with support from Mercury Bay Museum, HMS Buffalo Re-examination Project, Dive Zone Whitianga, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

Full training in GIRT methodology will be given including improving people’s understanding of the condition of underwater cultural heritage sites and the factors that drive their preservation or deterioration. Participants will also be encouraged to have an active and positive public archaeology role.

Day two of the workshop will involve a ‘fins on’ practical session that will focus on the wreck of HMS Buffalo which lies in the shallows off Mercury Bay.

BOEM Archaeologist

Veterans only.

This position is located within the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Pacific Regional Office, in San Francisco, CA.

BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information
GS-13 $115,928 – $150,703 per annum.
First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

AAUS Zale Parry Scholarship

  • A resident of the United States or Canada
  • A certified scuba diver
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate school program (Masters or PhD) in any of the following diving fields of study.  NOTE: Graduates do not qualify.

Aquatic Biology, Ecology, and other Marine Science Related Fields

Marine Conservation and Education

-Diving Medicine and Hyperbarics

Ocean Engineering

Underwater Archeology

  • Complete the application form
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • 500 Word Essay (please include how you would use the grant money)
  • Include 2 letters of recommendation
  • Photocopies of all diving certification cards
  • Complete application packets must be mailed to the following address:


27 West Anapamu Street #317

Santa Barbara, California93105

Dive Into Maritime Archaeology!

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a maritime archaeologist? Now you can learn more! ‘Dive Into Maritime Archaeology!’ is an opportunity to share your questions with those who explore heritage underwater as their profession.

Go beyond the classroom and see our archaeologists in action! All you have to do is submit a question online which will be answered by our dive boat team on Monday 25th July. The video with answers will be posted on our socials and Youtube channel next week. You can submit by emailing us or going on our instagram, facebook, twitter or tik tok page, submissions can also be asked to the archaeologists anonymously.

Whether you’re wondering… how do I start a career in archaeology? Or… what’s the purpose of flint? Our archaeologists are happy to answer. Who knows, this may be the first step in your journey to becoming a maritime archaeologist!

Sneak preview of our dive boat team in action:

Dive Supervisor Needed


Due to an increased workload we are looking for a Diving Supervisor between 25th July and 5th August.

Please contact Mark James for more information: or 07917 703176

MSDS provide a wide range of services, specialising in the management, execution and support of archaeological projects in a range of environments from land to sea. Our two departments, MSDS Marine and MSDS Heritage, combine to offer an integrated approach to heritage.

MSDS Marine have a wide range of experience and expertise within the industry from the project management of large scale underwater excavations through to the fulfilment of archaeological licence conditions prior to large infrastructure developments. MSDS Marine provide geophysical and hydrographic services including data collection, processing, visualisation and interpretation.

MSDS Marine are a diving contractor registered with the HSE and provide diving and logistical support to underwater projects. MSDS Marine have experience of providing support to the wider marine sector including ecological assessments, pre and post construction surveys and specialist survey solutions.

MSDS Heritage provide a full range of techniques for the archaeological investigation and recording of buildings whether they are standing, below ground, intertidal or underwater. Services include building analysis, metric survey, heritage statements and impact assessments, historic area assessments and setting studies.

MSDS Marine and MSDS Heritage are committed to creating hands on experience in the sector for students, volunteers and early career professionals and promoting public engagement with our work. We are able to provide training, advice and support to the sector.

Salary Updates,20.htm

The estimated total pay for a Marine Archaeologist is $67,326 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $47,260 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,067 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The “Most Likely Range” represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

Submerged Paleolandscapes Course

Still time to register.

This course will provide participants with an overview of the topic of submerged paleolandscapes, including the cultural historical contexts needed to understand them. Course participants will also gain hands-on experience in some of the emerging technologies used to discover and interpret submerged terrestrial sites and landscapes.

Arnold’s Bay Project Archaeology Intern

The Arnold’s Bay Project intern will have a unique opportunity to broaden their educational experience by supporting our team in excavations at the Revolutionary War battlefield site, Arnold’s Bay, in Panton, VT. Focused excavation will take place from August 1st through September 9th. Arnold’s Bay saw the conclusion of the Battle of Lake Champlain on October 13, 1776, when General Benedict Arnold guided his battered fleet into its shallow waters, set them aflame, and fled with his crew up the embankment and south to Fort Ticonderoga for the winter. In 2022, the Museum team will continue to survey the battlefield site utilizing underwater metal detectors to identify artifacts and gain a better understanding of the events of October 1776. In addition to assisting with survey and excavation, the intern will have the opportunity to engage the public through onsite and online programming, improving public access to interpretation of the lake’s underwater resources.

Bahamas National Museum Jobs

Just got these sent to me, they close today! 15 July 2022. It seems like they are still recruiting though. I would contact them.

I am so excited and proud to announce that The Bahamas is currently looking for a maritime archaeologist! For the first time in our history, the Bahamas will be building an underwater archaeological field. However, we, unfortunately, do not have any professionals to assist with this operation. Hence my post. If you are interested or know someone who is interested in working as the Chief Archaeologist please email Further information can be found in the attachment. Must have specialized academic training is required in the area of Pre-Columbian, Historic period, and Underwater Archaeology. The deadline is THIS FRIDAY! Three more files are to follow for Assistant Archaeologists, Chief Conservator and Assistant Conservator.

In conjunction with these new positions, we are also looking for a Conservator and an Assistant Conservator.

The Assistant Archaeologist application is attached here:

More information about the Antiquities Monuments and Museum Cooperation can be found using this link to their brand new website:

Good day everyone! I have some exciting news to share. I have been studying the management and policy of Bahamian legislation directed at maritime cultural heritage. Recently, I was contacted by a development team from the Antiquities department that The Bahamas is in the process of creating its first-ever underwater archaeological program! It is a historical moment for The Bahamas and I wish to protect the integrity of what we are trying to achieve by doing this. Since the country does not have any professionals to take the position, I am sharing these job openings with my maritime archaeological contacts to see if anyone is interested in becoming the Chief Maritime Archaeologist who would be heavily involved in the new developments. We are also looking for an assistant Maritime Archaeologist. If you are interested or know someone who is interested please email or Further information can be found in the attachment. Please also email me at if you have any personal contacts I should get in touch with to share this position.

The Assistant Conservator position can be found here. Please also look at for more find information on The Bahamas Antiquities Monuments and Museum Cooperation which is responsible for the country’s sites and artefacts!

The Bahamas is also looking for a Chief Conservator to help preserve and document the vast sites and artefacts along with an Assistant Conservator!

NOAA Office of Coast Survey

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey are actively recruiting survey technicians and offering training for entry-level positions. This could be a fantastic opportunity to gain field operations experience, learn geophysical survey skills, and network with scientists who produce and consume benthic survey data. 

“This is a great opportunity for science majors just graduating from school and there is a $10,000 sign-on bonus to boot.  Hydro Survey Division (HSD) said that most science degrees will meet the requirement and that they will be taught how to collect and process data on the ship or boat.  NOAA has survey vessels all over the country including the Pacific Islands, Alaska, the East and Gulf Coasts and the Great Lakes.” 


Associate Professor Maritime Archaeology

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Archaeology at Southampton was ranked 3rd by GPA in the 2021 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) and 31st globally by subject in the QS World Rankings.

The role 

Supported by a generous benefaction from the Honor Frost Foundation ( we are seeking to appoint an individual with an established national and international reputation within the field of the Maritime Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean at Associate Professor level (appointment at Lecturer level might also be considered dependent on the candidate’s experience). The successful candidate will enhance the international reputation of the Department of Archaeology within Maritime Archaeology; will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and be expected to undertake leadership, management and engagement activities.

The post is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 7 years. The appointee will receive an annual research support package of £20,000 per annum.

Marine Archaeologist


The Marine Archaeologist position requires offshore QA\QC, interpretation, and reporting of hydrographic survey data in accordance with project requirements and client company procedures. Data collected include multibeam echosounder, subbottom profiler, multi-beam backscatter, side-scan sonar, and magnetometer. Marine Archaeologist responsibilities will include the quality control of acquired survey data and ensuring HSSE standards are met while offshore, and interpretation of survey data and reporting while in the office.


• Legally authorized to work in the United States, without restrictions.

• Must have a driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record.

• Possess or able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).

• Possess or able to obtain a Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training card (BOSIET).

• A Bachelor’s degree or higher in anthropology, archaeology, maritime archaeology, or related field.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Willingness to work in remote (offshore) locations for extended periods of time.


• Familiarity of government regulations associated with archaeological resources and exploration activity.

• Ability to identify, utilizing hydrographic and/or geophysical data, potential man-made hazards and constraints in the specified project area as well as potential archaeologically significant features.

• Familiarity with processing software such as Caris HIPS/SIPS, SonarWiz, and Global Mapper.

• Familiarity with navigation software such as FMGT/Midwater, EIVA (NaviModel, NaviEdit), and Hypack.

• Knowledge of GIS and CAD software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS).

• Ability to support the installation and calibration of survey equipment onboard vessels.

• QA/QC and delivery of processed data files (.jsf/geotiff/.raw/.sgy/.shp), charts, field survey reports, and additional mapping products.

• Familiarity with underwater positioning and field calibration techniques of USBL positioning, patch tests, and collecting CTD, SVP, and XBTs.


• QA/QC the acquisition and processing of hydrographic survey data (MBES, subbottom profiler, multi-beam backscatter, side-scan sonar, and/or magnetometer).

• Interpretation of survey data and report preparation satisfying current government regulations.

• Preparation of daily project update reports and handover notes while offshore.

• Participation in daily project update meetings.

• Participation in pre-work toolbox meetings.

• Ensure that client quality control and safety procedures are adhered to.


Marine Archaeologist will be assigned specific duties involving planning, collection oversight, interpretation, and reporting of hydrographic survey data. While offshore he/she will provide oversight of the survey crew and technicians to assist in survey data collection. The Marine Archaeologist will also have responsibilities for data interpretation and reporting according to governmental regulations.

The objectives of this work include:

• quality control of work that involves conventional surveying practice but may include a variety of complex features;

• supervising and performing QA/QC of processed data and demonstrating a high proficiency in data review, analysis and manipulation

• ensuring client HSSE standards are adhered to

• direct conversations with clients at beginning, during, and end of projects;

• coordinate with survey crew, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments; and

• extensively use historical records such as ships’ plans, logs, and manifests; explorers’ accounts; old maps; and legal, business, and tax records.

• Maritime history including the study of the construction and operation of all types of prehistoric and historic watercraft.

• ancient land sites inundated after the last ice age; sinkholes or bogs where people placed offerings or buried their dead; cities and harbors now submerged by sea level change or earthquake; and dwelling, agricultural, and industrial sites along rivers, bays, and lakes

• interpretation and report preparation meeting current government regulations.


An evaluation of work performance on each project will be based upon review of project work by Company management. This evaluation includes customer relations, sensitivity to timeliness, adherence to project deadlines, and adherence to project quality control standards. The incumbent will be provided with appropriate performance feedback on a project by project basis. At a minimum, yearly performance evaluations are provided to employees.


This full-time position reports to the Geohazards Services Manager who establishes the baseline criteria, defined deliverables, and a schedule for each specific project. The incumbent will interface with other members of the Company’s staff as required in the performance of his/her responsibilities. This position is based at the Company’s corporate office in Houston, Texas.

Receiver of Wreck

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a motivated and proactive individual to join us at the MCA, within the directorate of HM Coastguard, as the Receiver of Wreck.

This is a pivotal and historic role, responsible for administering Part IX of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, fulfilling statutory functions and obligations such as administering cases of voluntary salvage, administering salvage awards, enforcing wreck crime and responding to wreck related incidents.

The successful applicant will provide strong leadership for the Receiver of Wreck team to ensure all matters of wreck and salvage in UK waters and wreck brought within UK waters is successfully managed.

This is an interesting, varied and fast-paced role where no two days are the same. It is a customer focused role and provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, from colleagues across the MCA to Ministry of Defence and other government agencies, the general public, police, archaeologists, the diving community, heritage organisations and museums, to name just a few.

This role will be based in the Southampton HQ. MCA supports flexible working and operates a hybrid working model between home and office for this role, giving you greater flexibility over where and when you work. Details of the arrangement will be discussed further with your line manager.

The Receiver of Wreck will be part of the out of hours on-call rota and may be required to attend the scene of maritime incidents. The role also includes occasional evening and weekend working

The role may involve some travel and overnight stays within the UK and, very occasionally, some international travel may be required. This may be at short notice.

A full driving licence valid for driving in the UK is required as the role requires travel around the UK which may be to remote areas not well serviced by public transport and possibly at short notice.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Discharging the statutory functions and obligations of a Receiver of Wreck as specified within Part IX of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

• Managing the provisions of section 2 of the PoWA 73, which includes managing the contract to mark and guard the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery, undertaking regular surveying of the wreck using a variety of technologies, producing and publishing reports on this work and working with other colleagues and stakeholders to determine long-term wreck management strategy. Providing written and oral briefings for senior managers and Ministers

• Managing the Royal Prerogative for Fishes Royal on behalf of the Crown, developing and implementing policies and procedures to manage the removal and disposal of dead whales, dolphins, porpoises and sturgeon throughout the UK (not Scotland)

• Acting as a policy, subject matter and technical expert for enquiries relating to wreck, salvage and Royal Fish from other government departments and the public, and as first line support for customer issues relating to the online Report Wreck Material service

• Ensuring the continuous improvement of the online Report Wreck Material service, engaging with the wider Receiver of Wreck team, the developer, internal IT department and external stakeholders to improve the service and deliver excellent customer service

For an in-depth insight into the role, please refer to the Role Profile attached to this advert.

About You

We are looking to be joined by a dynamic individual who had experience of applying national and international legislation and policies in relation to wreck and salvage issues in the maritime sector.

You will enjoy building solid working relationships at all levels, utilising your strong collaboration, stakeholder and relationship management skills. You will be a confident communicator, able to hold your own during challenging conversations. Your personable and diplomatic approach to your work, allows you to quickly build positive, trusting relationships which allow you to have your voice heard and to positively influence and negotiate decisions.

You will be committed, innovative and driven, leading your team from the front and encouraging a strong customer service ethos and a continuous improvement culture to ensure the quality of service is first class. Considered assertive and influential, you have the skills and aptitude to develop and motivate a team.

You will thrive managing a varied and challenging workload and your fantastic organisational skills mean you are able to balance and prioritise tasks.

2 Mid-Level Nautical Archaeologists

Job details


From $46,000 a year

Job Type



  • Master’s (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • US work authorization (Preferred)
  • Confidential (Preferred)

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401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Flexible spending account

Health insurance

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Full Job Description


Frederick, MD, US

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Mid-Level 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. Experience in geophysical data collection, processing and analyses is required, as is skill in technical writing. Experience conducting or supporting geotechnical investigations is ideal. The candidate also should possess project management experience working in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Cost and Outer Continental Shelf. Experience with shallow air surface supplied diving systems is a plus, but not required.

This full-time, salaried professional position carries a 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.

RCG&A maintains a Drug-Free Workplace and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. COVID-19 vaccination is a prerequisite.

RCG&A, a 40-year-old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, Preservation Connecticut’s 2020 Award of Merit, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award.

Your application must include a letter of interest, a full CV, and contact information for three professional or academic references who can speak to your archaeological capabilities and work experience.

To apply, please visit the Careers Section of our website at Also, learn a bit more about Frederick, Maryland at

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $46,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow guidelines from the CDC.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Frederick, MD 21701: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Security clearance:

  • Confidential (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Re-Posted: Senior Archaeologist/Marine Archaeology Lead

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist/Marine Archaeology Lead, for a full-time position in southwestern Ontario. 

Ideally this role will be based in either our Burlington, Richmond Hill, Cambridge or London, ON offices.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team of experienced consulting archaeologists. This position will play a key role in growing and developing the Cultural Resource Group in Ontario, with a particular emphasis on Marine Archaeology.  The position involves mostly office and some field-based responsibilities.

LAHKE (LAKe Heritage Knowledge and Exploration)

Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica

The research activity aims to evaluate the use of advanced ICT technology (underwater submarines, Sub Bottom Profiler, Georadar, Electrical Tomography) for the monitoring and protection of underwater archeological sites in lake environment.

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