The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications a single Excavation Intern to join our field crew. This is the 19th year of an intensive, large-scale excavation at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The successful candidate will help excavate and interpret the site of George Washington’s boyhood home. These positions are designed for undergraduates or 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 layers, hand excavate features, screen soils, and record and draw features/layers.
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 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.
The project runs from Jun 7 thru August 20, 2021. We excavate 40 hours a week, typically Monday – Friday. 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 June 7, 2021. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume that detail all field work to David Muraca, Director of Archaeology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GWF is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.