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Posted: 03/01/2018

The George Washington Foundation

The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications for an Assistant Archaeological 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 on a daily basis.

Assistant Archaeological Site Director
Professional Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA
$14 an hour full time


The successful candidate will participate in field excavations in addition to supervising excavation, assisting with administrative duties, record checking, logistics, and educational activities associated with the projects undergraduate field school.  

Candidates should have an advanced degree in archaeology and experience in Historical Archaeology in the Chesapeake.  Large Scale excavation experience is also preferred.


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How to apply
The position starts on April 23 and runs to July 27, 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 $14 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 26, 2018. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to David Muraca at muraca2@gwffoundation.org.
David Muraca
Phone: 5403700732
1201 Washington Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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