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Posted: 03/01/2018

The George Washington Foundation (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. 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.

Field Director
Professional Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA
$20 hourly



The successful candidate will supervise field excavations in addition to assisting with administrative duties, record checking, logistics, and educational activities associated with the projects undergraduate field school.  Duties also include pre and post excavation activities.  Applicants should hold at least a Master's Degree in Historical Archaeology and have supervised excavations in the Chesapeake.


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.


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How to apply
Applications will be accepted until March 14, 2018. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to David Muraca at muraca2@gwffoundation.org. GWF is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
David Muraca
Phone: 540-370-0732
Washington Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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