Topic ID #37179 - posted 7/6/2016 5:28 PM

Seeking entry-level position, willing to travel anywhere, very flexible, CV


Jordan Weitzel

PO Box 184 Athens, WV, USA 24712




2013-2015 Concord University

BA magna cum laude in History, minor in Sociology 3.8 GPA

Classes included:

       Contemporary Social Theory

       America: Age of Jefferson & Jackson

       Ancient History

       History of Christianity

       History of World Religions

       The African American Freedom Struggle

       Popular Culture & Social Movements

       Utopian Studies

       History of Contemporary World

       Social Psychology


Important research projects and papers include: developing an interdisciplinary approach to studying the spread of early Christianity with a focus on social network theory, comparing violence at sea committed by pirates versus violence at sea committed by states in the ancient Mediterranean, the authoritarian qualities of video games, the effects of digital media on communication and social isolation, and exploring the history of utopian thought.

2011-2013 College of William & Mary, majored in Anthropology, History, and Classics, 3.3 GPA

Classes included:

       Historical Archaeology

       Roman Archaeology & Art

       People & Cultures of Polynesia

       Greek Archaeology & Art

       African Archaeology


       Comparative Colonial Archaeology

       Biological Anthropology


Important research projects and papers include: industrial archaeology’s relationship to Marxism and the approach of the Ludlow Collective to the study of the Colorado Coal Wars, the archaeological study of identity in the context of colonial encounters, and an analysis of Greek weapons and armor.




       2014 USTFCCCA Academic All-American, Cross Country

       2014-Present Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society (founding member at CU)

       2013 USTFCCCA Academic All-American, Cross Country

       2012-Present National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Academic Honor Society

       2011 President’s List

       2010; 2013-2015 Dean’s List



2016 Field School at James Madison’s MontpelierSpent five weeks excavating a slave dwelling in the South Yard of Montpelier. Tasks included troweling, shoveling, dry screening, taking soil samples, recording data on both official paperwork and in a field journal, water screening, various laboratory tasks, engaging with the public by talking with site and lab visitors as well as being in charge of the site’s Instagram account for a day. Had to learn to identify 18th and 19th century artifacts. At the end of five weeks, wrote a technical report detailing and analyzing the stratigraphy, features, and artifacts from the site.

2013 Tel Dor Excavation Project

Worked at many aspects of an archaeological excavation. Had to communicate, coordinate, and plan with others as well as utilize critical thinking skills.

2012 Bamburgh Castle Research Project

Worked basic aspects of an archaeological excavation. Utilized abilities to cooperate and coordinate with others in a research environment.


June-Aug. 2012; July-Aug. 2015 Resort Foodservice Inc., Server

Had to use strong communication skills, solve problems, deal with complaints, plan and organize in coordination with others, and come up with creative ways to entice customers and make their stay enjoyable thus bolstering negotiation and persuasion skills. Also regularly worked banquets which further required the ability to develop plans, organize effectively, work with others, and use time management skills in order for banquets to function as the customers wished.

June 2010-October 2010; July-Aug. 2015 Blue Sky Trucking, Office Assistant

Developed strong communication skills both in working with co-workers and dealing with customers. As an office assistant, I performed essential office tasks such as printing, copying, and editing but also spent time using Google Earth to update and re-draw company maps for the area it serves. During first period of working here, also helped out in the company garage, learning some basic mechanic skills.



Have participated in athletics my entire life including at the collegiate level. Have been a team captain several times therefore showing the ability to lead effectively and set examples for others. As the best long distance runner on the university cross country and track teams, had responsibility for leadership, discipline, and setting the tone for practices and meets. Also have experience volunteer coaching little league sports, which further developed my leadership, communication, and time management skills.

Community engagement/organizing

Enjoy taking part in organizing, planning, and participating in community affairs and events. Have volunteered in a variety of political campaigns and causes which involved planning and organizing events and finding ways to communicate with the public. Other examples of community engagement include volunteering to help with local 5K races and highway clean-ups as well as being a founding member of my university’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter.


       Foreign Languages One year of formal study and continued independent study of German, one year formal study and continued independent study of French, one semester study of Arabic, one year of high school study of Spanish

       Archaeological techniques Three summers of excavation experience. Specific skills include troweling, shoveling, recording, drawing, photographing, taking samples, dry and water screening, identifying artifacts, power washing, sorting, picking, and general laboratory work.

       Computing Excellent knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Earth, and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Wordpress; and working knowledge of Excel. Some experience with Photoshop. Have experience using internet for purposes of research.

       Writing/Blogging Have experience blogging about politics and popular culture in addition to technical and academic writing. Composed a technical report detailing a month’s work of excavation.

       Public engagement Have engaged with the general public in both archaeology and non-archaeology settings. For archaeology settings, had to detail and explain the process of excavation as well as field questions. For non-archaeology settings, had to communicate clearly and effectively as part of job.  

       Photography Experience using a camera for both archaeology and non-archaeology purposes.

       Drawing Experience drawing plan and profile maps for purposes of archaeology

       Driving Fully clean driving record. Experience driving a variety of vehicle types and performing basic maintenance and mechanic work.

       Food handling Former holder of a food handler’s license which was allowed to expire because of lack of use. Educated and experienced in healthy and safe methods for preparing and serving food.

       Excellent physical conditioning Able to complete 8+ hour days working outdoors without issue, regularly complete 10+ mile runs, and able to lift over 200 pounds.


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