Topic ID #38126 - posted 3/7/2017 6:25 AM

Assistant Site Director – Locust Grove, VA


The Germanna Foundation is now accepting applications for an Assistant Site Director. This is the second season of renewed excavations at the Fort Germanna/Enchanted Castle Site in Orange County, 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 Master’s degree and experience with Historic Sites of the Middle Atlantic Region are preferred.


Listed on the National Register, the “Enchanted Castle” is the early 18th century home for Alexander Spotswood in the years after he served as Lt. Governor for the Colony of Virginia.  The mansion was built on a portion of the earlier 5-sided fort that served as home for a group of German settlers who came to Virginia in 1714.  This summer’s excavations hope to find new and additional evidence of the fort walls.  While the project goals focus on the 18th century, there are prehistoric, Civil War, and late 19th-century farmstead components to the site as well.  Access to the site is limited; however, this will be treated as a public archaeology site where field staff are expected to interact with visitors.


The position begins on May 30th and continues through August 18th.  The formal field season runs from June 5 to August 4, 2017.  We work 40 hours a week, typically Monday through Friday.  Fieldwork takes place in the full sun.  The position pays $16 an hour.  Per Diem, housing and meals are NOT included.


Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to Dr. Eric Larsen, Director of Archaeology, at 


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