Topic ID #39264 - posted 3/6/2018 7:35 AM

Site Director (Fredericksburg VA)


The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications for a Site Director. This is the 15th year of an intensive, large-scale excavation at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The successful candidate will supervise field excavations in addition to administrative duties, record checking, logistics, and educational activities associated with the project’s undergraduate field school. Duties also include pre- and post-excavation activities.

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 starts on April 16 and runs to October 5, 2018. 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 $20 an hour.  Per Diem, housing and meals are NOT included.  We are open, and will be excavating, on the July 4th holiday.

Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2018. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to David Muraca at  

GWF is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.




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