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Posted: 12/05/2018

Wisconsin Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

The position is located in the State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters Building located on the University of Wisconsin campus. For additional information, please see our website at: The Wisconsin Historical Society is home to the federally-designated state historic preservation office. In partnership with communities, organizations and individuals, the Office works to identify, interpret and preserve historic places for the benefit of present and future generations. Programs administered by the State Historic Preservation Office include: State Register and National Register of Historic Places; state and federal rehabilitation income tax credits; Wisconsinís burial sites preservation program; and the review of federal, state and local projects for their effect on historic and archaeological properties.

Maritime Archeology Fellow
Professional Opportunity
Madison, WI
Open Until
Until Filled


Location:†Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS)††816 State Street Madison, Wisconsin

Type of Employment: †††††Full-time (40 hours per week), for a length of 14 weeks.††Work hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; evening and weekend work required.

Wage: ††††$14.00 per hour

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. This position works under staff maritime archaeologists and State Archaeologist in the State Historic Preservation Office to preserve the maritime archaeological legacy of Wisconsin. This is a Limited Term Employee.

The archeologist will work on specific grant related projects, conducting research and analysis, as well as underwater archaeological fieldwork. The fellowship is part of a two-year grant funded by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute to research and complete a Regional Context on scow schooners in the Great Lakes, providing a comparative analysis of their construction, use, and ties to Wisconsins broader maritime cultural past. They will be assigned tasks by the current archaeological staff and will carry them out with the assistance of volunteers or other archaeologists. The applicant must have knowledge and experience in conducting underwater archaeological diving operations and use of manual underwater mapping equipment. Knowledge of the operation of research vessels and project vehicles is not required but preferred. The applicant is responsible for daily completion of field tasks, project notes and maps, and for basic maintenance of project equipment.

The archaeologist will conduct historical research, write reports based upon archaeological and archival research, and complete other project-related tasks and other duties as assigned.

The archaeologist will also develop interpretive materials, prepare materials for the programs websites, public programing, and historic shipwreck moorings.

This position requires extensive travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings.† These activities usually include some weekend and evening hours.† The position also requires the ability to conduct underwater archaeological surveys in cold water environments at depths ranging from 0 to 130 ft.

Goals and Worker Activities

25%†††† A.† Conduct Archeological Field Research

A1.† Assist with preparations and field work for the field projects

A2. Work on post processing after the field project is complete, analyze field drawings and field notes

A3. Assist in the reexamination of previously surveyed scow-schooner wreck sites in Wisconsin

A4. Assist with ROV operations, diving, and analysis of scow schooner sites in Wisconsin

How to apply
Send a resume/cover letter to Post will remain active until position is filled.
Phone: 7738825646

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