Research Fellow

The Schools of Ocean and Earth Science and Archaeology at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Marine Geoscience to work with a multi-disciplinary group on the ACROSS project - Australasian Colonization Research: Origins of Seafaring to Sahul on a 2 year fixed term contract. Applications close on February 15th 2019. To learn more, or to apply, click here.

Shipwright at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is the UK’s newest national Museum. They are recruiting experienced Shipwrights within the expanding Historic Ships Conservation team based in Portsmouth. The successful candidates will be part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of museum professionals, conservators and maritime industry specialists committed to high quality professional work maintaining and conserving historic ships. Applications close on February 20th 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Collections Conservator

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a fixed term Collections Conservator to join the collections movement team, within the Heritage Directorate. The project intends to understand and record the condition of collections in the Royal Marines Museum, contributing to the relocation, re-storage and development of the ‘new’ Royal Marines museum. Applicants must have experience of conservation in the heritage sector and be able to demonstrate an understanding of professional museum and conservation standards. Applications close on February 21st 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Lecturer in Maritime History

The department of History and Art History at the University of Plymouth is seeking to expand and enhance our provision of maritime/naval history by recruiting an energetic and committed individual with expertise in and successful undergraduate teaching in the field (any period/region post 1450). This is a new post, the candidate will be expected to design and develop new maritime history modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, and will work effectively both independently and as part of a team with colleagues, students, and internal and external associates. Deadline for applications is February 25th 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here

Interpretation Project Officer

The SS Great Britain Trust are looking to appoint an Interpretation Project Officer, to deliver high quality, innovative and exciting interpretation for a range of audiences, in line with SS their Strategic Plan and Interpretation Policy. To develop and deliver planned new interpretation projects, maintaining and refreshing the existing interpretation in all areas of the site, taking hands-on, practical and/or problem-solving approaches as needed. Applications close on March 1st 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here

Marine Geophysicist 

Wessex Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Marine Geophysicist (Supervisor/Officer grade) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic GeoServices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into projects and deliver a range of services to our clients by applying Earth Science techniques to a wide range of archaeological projects. Applications close on March 1st 2019. To learn more or apply, click here.

Visitor Engagement Executive

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a Visitor Engagement Executive to join the team.  This role will be responsible for general administrative duties such as, but not limited to, answering visitor enquiries by providing exceptional customer service face to face, on the phone, via email/letter and social media to ensure potential and existing visitors are delighted. To analyse visitor experience data weekly, monthly or as required and produce visitor reports. This will include supporting the Visitor Engagement Manager with implementation, support, future development and configuration evolution of the Galaxy ticketing system across all NMRN sites. Applications close on March 4th 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here

Commercial Operations Director

For the National Museum of the Royal Navy, commercial operations touch everyone, from admissions sales, to shops, cafes, hires and events; the successful applicants portfolio and influence is strategic and essential. The successful applicant will report to key stakeholder groups, attend board meetings and will often find yourself as the voice of the NMRN on a national scale. The successful application will need the ability to lead people and know instinctively both what makes a great day out and what makes a profit. They will live the NMRN's values and behaviours and demonstrate to others how to use these to achieve the highest standards. Applications close on March 10th 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present day. This Fellowship is intended as a first academic post for recent doctoral graduates. Those who have previously held another postdoctoral research Fellowship will not be eligible.  Applications close on March 29th 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowships in Archaeology

Prof. Montón Subías is interested in sponsoring up to 3 postdoctoral students working in any subject related to the previous projects including the Archaeology of Colonialism, the Archaeology of Gender and the Archaeology of the Manila Galleon. The Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF) scheme is a prestigious European funding programme that supports mobility, career development, and training within and beyond Europe. The scheme offers highly competitive salary and research costs. Applications close on March 31st 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here

PhD Studentship in Saving the Mary Rose

Applications are invited for a three and half year PhD studentship which has become available for the project ‘Saving the Mary Rose: Determining the structural and material properties of a Tudor shipwreck’ as part of the joint Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials at Imperial College London starting as soon as possible. This PhD studentship is funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council as part of the joint Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials with University College London and is open to UK home students or European students who have spent the last three years in the UK. Applications will close when suitable candidate is chosen. For more information, or to apply, click here. 

Dive Safety Officer & Maritime Archaeologist

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. (The Museum) is seeking a full-time Dive Safety Officer (DSO). The DSO will also serve as a project maritime archaeologist in addition to overseeing Museum safety programs for scientific diving operations. Successful candidate must be an experienced underwater archaeologist who has worked on a variety of submerged archaeological sites overseeing the application of rigorous dive and waterfront safety standards and training. He or she must have experience in underwater archaeological excavation and survey activities. Must be a certified AAUS scientific diver or be able to qualify as such by the beginning of this job. Fore more information, or to apply, click here. 

Marine Archaeologist 

Tetra Tech, Inc. is currently seeking applications for a Marine Archaeologist position. The marine archaeologist position requires candidates who ideally have at least five (5) years of experience working as a cultural resource principal investigator and/or manager on Projects that involve performance of background research in addition to collection and interpretation of remote sensing data. Applications for this vacancy are ongoing and will be closed when filled. For more information or to apply, click here

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Educator

LCMM’s mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the Lake Champlain region by connecting the Lake’s past, present and future through research, exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of historic resources. The museum offers year-round education programs, including proficiency-based school programs, boat building, summer camps, a Maritime Research Institute, replica vessels, courses and workshops. Applications close on April 30th 2019. To learn more, or apply, click here.

Part Time Lecturer in Marine Archaeology at the California State University

The Department of Anthropology at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2018 to teach Marine Archaeology. Minimum qualification is an MA, PhD preferred, as well as topical and professional experience in the area of marine archaeology, culture and natural preservation. The candidate should also have experience of teaching anthropology or archaeology, and preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching. This position will stay open until filled. Learn more, or apply here.

Archaeologist (12 month contract)

The Norwegian Maritime Museum requests applications from an experienced archaeologist to be responsible for GIS-data and photogrammetry for the coming excavation in the old harbour of Bjørvika, Oslo. For more information or to apply, click here.

Underwater Archaeologist

Duties will consist primarily of underwater archaeological monitoring, recording and excavation of submerged cultural resources in coastal and inland waters of Ireland, and will include extensive travel and engagement in diving operations. To apply click here.

Dive Safety Officer

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. is seeking a full-time Dive Safety Officer (DSO). The DSO will also serve as a project maritime archaeologist in addition to overseeing Museum safety programs for scientific diving operations. Learn more, or apply here.

Marine Archaeologist

The Marine Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions. Learn more, or apply here.

Maritime Archaeology Fellow

The Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute are seeking a graduate-level Maritime Archaeologist to fill a fellowship position. Learn more, or apply here.


Stantec UK is looking for an Archaeologist to join their Environmental team, with the main focus being work for water companies in the south with potential to support a variety of non-water clients throughout the UK. Learn more or apply here.

Senior Geophysicist and Marine Geologist

Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking a  Senior Geophysicist/Marine Geologist in a highly dynamic role to support offshore development projects with a focus on submarine cables and the offshore wind industries.  This role provides broad support and technical expertise in other aspects of offshore project permitting, design, and development activities.  It also functions as a liaison and technical contact between various other offshore development functional groups, such as underwater acoustics, marine archaeology, and the marine survey groups. Learn more or apply here



2019 Summer Internship in Archaeology

The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking candidates for its 2019 Summer Internship in Archeology. Interns serve a maximum of 400 hours over a period of 10 consecutive weeks to begin on or about May 20, 2019. Deadline for applications is February 11th 2019. Learn more, or apply here.

Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Documentation Internship

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the Maritime Internship in memory of Sally Kress Tompkins, former Deputy Chief of HABS/HAER and initiator of the HAER maritime documentation program. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Applications will close on March 1st 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here

Archaeology, Museum, and Interpretation Intern – Slave Wrecks 

HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) is a 10-week summer experience with Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to America's history and culture. Participants gain real-world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service. For more information, or to apply, click here

Community Outreach Intern

This is a 10-week summer internship with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The intern will work in the Sanctuary Visitor Center campus assisting the Education Coordinator and the Visitor Experience Manager with visitor center operations, programs and community outreach activities (i.e. tours, staffing visitor center, and delivering STEM/marine technology programs) at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan. Learn more, or apply here.



Funding for Australian Maritime Heritage

The museum’s grant and internship program (known as the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme or MMAPSS) offers funding to regional museums and organisations to help preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance. Many cultural institutions around the country care for maritime items of historical and national significance. The museum supports and encourages efforts to conserve and display unique local objects for today’s audiences and future generations. Applications are due by March 31st 2019. For more information, or to apply, click here

The Honor Frost Foundation Annual Fieldwork Bursary

The Foundation offers an Annual Fieldwork Bursary. They are offering funding of between €500 – €1000 per applicant to participate in a maritime archaeological fieldwork project in order to gain more field experience. Eligible applicants should be nationals of Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus or Egypt. The deadline for this is the 1st of April (annually). Learn more or apply, click here.

The Honor Frost Foundation Grant Scheme

To support authors to publish their research as Open Access articles (including in our very own IJNA) and will cover the article processing charges, this is for articles directly related to maritime archaeology research in the eastern Mediterranean. To learn more or apply, click here.

Maritime Archaeology Scholarship

The MaP Fund is calling for expressions of Interest from prospective applicants for a scholarship that will enable an individual to study for a Master of Maritime Archaeology degree (18 months) at Flinders University in 2019/20 (starting in March 2019 or July 2019). Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree in Archaeology or closely related discipline, be eligible for entry into the MMA program according to the requirements of Flinders University, and be a resident in Asia or the Pacific region. For more information email the MaP Fund here. 

Dissertation Fellowship

The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one James C. Bradford dissertation fellowship in North American naval and maritime history for 2019. Amount: $1,000. Closing Date for Applications: March 15th 2019. For more information email [email protected]

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