At NAS our mission is to research, record and protect our threatened underwater and coastal heritage for the benefit of everyone. This includes offering our world-renowned education system to people of all ages and abilities, as we believe that empowerment through training and education is the best way to raise awareness of and protect our threatened underwater and coastal heritage.

As a current student, you will become part of the next generation of archaeologists and heritage sector workers, and soon it will come down to you to preserve and protect our heritage for future generations. For this reason, we would like to offer the opportunity for you to gain essential experiences and skills to aid you in your future career journey, whilst giving you the opportunity to make a difference as a NAS Student Ambassador.


What activities will I be involved in?

Raising awareness of NAS, and of our threatened underwater and coastal heritage through:

  • Taking a lead on organising fundraising and awareness events at your University; such as setting up a stall at careers fairs, giving talks to societies, holding a bake-sale or other fundraising initiatives.
  • Putting up posters and leaflets to raise awareness of upcoming fieldwork, courses and events (with permission from your University)
  • Liaising with the NAS Education Officer to identify opportunities for your University to host NAS skills-days or courses for students.
  • Creating occasional blogs, vlogs and social media content for the NAS website and social media platforms.
  • Opportunity to represent NAS at UK wide heritage events.


What skills and interests do I need to have?

  • Some knowledge of archaeology, and an interest in maritime archaeology.
  • An enthusiasm for fundraising, and raising awareness of charitable causes.
  • An interest in archaeology as a career path, or an aim to work in the charity sector.
  • You’ll be a go-getter, with good organisational and communication skills and a passion for people.
  • Experience of organising fundraising initiatives or of similar roles is desirable, but not necessary.


What are the benefits to me?

  • Free NAS Membership for the duration of your time as a NAS Student Ambassador; including access to the online International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, discounts on NAS courses, and exclusive information through the Weekly Discoveries e-Newsletter.
  • Begin your journey to gaining internationally recognised qualifications through the NAS Education system, with free registration on the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology e-Learning course (worth £25).
  • Gain new skills which would benefit future applications to further education, employment or voluntary roles.
  • Improve your experience of event planning, fundraising, and of the charity sector in general.
  • A certificate of achievement for your portfolio.
  • Knowledge that you’ve given students in your University a better understanding of the future opportunities maritime archaeology offers, as well as a general awareness of the importance of our maritime heritage.


Will I receive training and guidance?

Of course! As well as being in contact with NAS for the duration of your role, you will also:

  • Receive a full briefing and induction information when you join us.
  • Receive all materials appropriate to your role.


Where will I be based?

You will be based in your University, but you will always be welcome to visit the NAS office in Fort Cumberland, or join us on our fieldwork sessions across the UK and the world.


Will my expenses be paid?

We will pay Student Ambassadors ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses within agreed guidelines where appropriate.


What’s the next step?

If you’re interested in applying, please complete the following application form and return it to [email protected]



If you have any questions about the role, please do get in touch with us using the details below:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0) 23 92818419


Fill in the application form here, and return it to [email protected]