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Posted: 03/01/2018

The George Washington Foundation

The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications for Excavation Interns (3 positions). 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. While the emphasis of the archaeological research at this outdoor living museum is the colonial era, prehistoric and Civil War components are frequently encountered. This is a public archaeology site, where field staff interacts with museum visitors on a daily basis.

Excavation Intern - 3 positions
Internship Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA
$12 an hour full time

Successful candidates will help excavate and interpret the site of George Washington's boyhood home. These positions are designed for recent college graduates who want develop their excavation and recording skills. They offer the opportunity to gain excavation and recording experience on a complex, multi-component site. Excavators will shovel shave plowzone, hand excavate features, screen soils, and record and draw features/layers.


Successful Candidates will have completed an Historical Archaeology Field School and have their BA in hand.

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How to apply
The project runs from April 30 to July 6, 2018. We excavate 40 hours a week, typically Monday - Friday, but may include at least one Saturday. Fieldwork takes place in the full sun. The position will pay $12 an hour. Per Diem, housing and meals are NOT included. We are open and will be excavating on the 4th of July. Applications will be accepted until March 26, 2018. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to David Muraca, Director of Archaeology, at muraca2@gwffoundation.org. GWF is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
David Muraca
Phone: 540-370-0732
1201 Washington Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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