Topic ID #34572 - posted 1/22/2015 1:44 PM

Assistant Site Director (Fredericksburg VA) -repost closing soon


The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications for an Assistant Site Director. This is the 12th year of an intensive, large-scale excavation at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The successful candidate will participate in field excavations in addition to assisting with administrative duties, supervision of interns, record checking, logistics, and educational activities associated with the project’s undergraduate field school.  

A National Historic Landmark, Ferry Farm is the eighteenth-century plantation home where George Washington grew to manhood.  The emphasis of the archaeological research at this outdoor museum is the colonial era, but prehistoric and Civil War components are frequently encountered.  This is a public archaeology site, where field staff interacts with museum visitors and occasionally provide tours on a daily basis.

The position continues from March 9 to June 26, 2015. We work 40 hours a week, typically Monday through Friday, but our efforts may include at least one Saturday.  Fieldwork takes place in the full sun.  The position pays $14 an hour.  Per Diem, housing and meals are NOT included. 


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