The George Washington Foundation has an immediate opening for a Staff Archaeologist. The museum operates Ferry Farm, the boyhood home of George Washington and Historic Kenmore, an eighteenth-century house museum (Kenmore.org). The Archaeology Department is over 25 years old and continues to uncover, understand, and re-establish the Washington landscape.
The position of staff archaeologist is full-time and under the direct supervision of the Director of Archaeology. The foundation’s archaeological collections contain over 1.5 million artifacts and continues to grow. The Archaeology Department conducts an annual excavation with students and interns and operates a laboratory where artifacts are catalogued, cross-mended, analyzed, and stored for future exhibit or study.
The successful candidate will predominantly conduct research, analyze, and write about the artifacts associated with the Washington occupation in the collection. In addition, they will make professional and community presentations, create social media posts, and assist with educational programs for students.
Applicants should possess an advanced degree in Historical Archaeology or related field. They should have experience analyzing colonial sites. As part of their application, candidates should describe their research experience, knowledge of colonial artifacts, and provide a writing sample that demonstrates their approach to analysis along with their writing ability.
The George Washington Foundation is a non-profit museum and an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive salaries, benefits, including a 403B program, and medical insurance. Send or email a cover letter, a current resume with references, a writing sample, and salary needs to: David Muraca, Director of Archaeology, The George Washington Foundation, 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA. 22401, email: email@example.com.