Topic ID #20807 - posted 6/19/2012 5:40 PM

Seeking Technician Position in NE Florida


Brandy Ham
further contact information available upon request


·     Seeking a career in archaeology specializing in cultural resource management

·     Interested in archaeology, history, research and culture and how these can be used to preserve our local resources and enhance our knowledge base


·     Historic Archaeology

·     Historic ceramic analysis

·     Faunal analysis

·     Film and digital photography


Volunteer, city of St. Augustine, FL                                                                 January 2012-Present

·     Assisted city archaeologist, Carl Halbirt, in the excavation of archaeological sites and in the lab 25 hours per week

·     Field Work

·     18th Century Native American mission community of La Punta

·     Historic St. Augustine National Cemetery

·     17th-19th Century archaeological deposits in colonial downtown

·     Phase I survey at Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind

·     Monitored ground-penetrating construction activities in locations known to contain archaeological deposits

·     Lab Work

·     Analyzed and cataloged artifacts and faunal assemblages from 16th to 19th century St. Augustine excavation sites

·     Reconstructed ceramic vessels from 16th century site for display

·     Cataloged faunal elements for city’s zoological comparative collection

Volunteer, Central Florida Anthropological Association                June 2011-January 2012

·     Provided UF doctoral candidate Jason Wenzel with assistance in archaeological excavations and analysis

·     Set transects, performed shovel tests and excavated units at historic Hartsfield House

·     Helped to analyze and catalog early 20th Century artifacts

Document Custodian, BB&T, Orlando, FL                                                  August 2007-January 2012

·     Set up and reviewed client mortgage pools for sale to Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

·     Provided customer service both over the phone and via e-mail

·     Worked with Microsoft Word, Excel and internet based software

Substitute Teacher, St. Johns County, FL                                                     October 2006-August 2007

·     Taught various subjects and grades ranging from second grade to high school seniors

Photographer, Heritage Old Time Portrait Studio, St. Augustine, FL          April 2000-August 2007

·     Created and processed historically premised photographs

·     Assisted customers into period dress

·     Made sewing repairs to costumes and general repairs to sets

·     Operated and balanced cash register daily

·     Opened and closed store (key holder)


Flagler College Archaeological Field School                                              May 2012

·     Honed archaeological excavation techniques under Dr. William Locascio

·     Excavated late colonial household site circa 1800-1840 in St. Augustine’s Minorcan quarter

·     Led excavation unit team

·     Co-authored field report

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                                                            August 2002-May 2006

·     BA, Anthropology with honors                        GPA 3.63

·     BS, Psychology with honors                             GPA 3.63


·     St. Augustine Archaeological Association

·     St. Augustine Historical Society


·     Initial education focused primarily on cultural anthropology and social psychology

·     Further education and volunteer experience in archaeological techniques and lab work as well as historical research

·     Knowledge of North East Florida’s Native American ceramics

·     Knowledge of local plants, animals and environments

·     Completed Cemetery Resource Protection Training

·     Familiar with both Mac and PC, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet navigation and social media

·     Type 55 wpm

·     Office skills

·     Teaching experience

·     Used to working with a wide range of people under varying conditions


Carl D. Halbirt, City Archaeologist, St. Augustine, FL                                           (904) 823-2263

Dr. William A. Locascio, Professor, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL           (412) 478-2611      


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