Job Listing: Project Supervisor - Archaeological Archives

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Jamestown-Yorktwon Foundation - Williamsburg, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Project Supervisor - Archaeological Archives

Salary - $25.00/Hour

Job Type - Part-Time

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WAGE: $25.00 per hour

We have an exciting opportunity here at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. The Governor’s Land Archaeological Collection Project must be completed within two years and concerns the curation of 15 archaeological sites from the Governor’s Land Archaeological District that were excavated in the 1970s. The sites span the Pre-Contact through Early National occupation periods and comprise an unparalleled archaeological resource for understanding the growth of colonial America. This project will contribute to the accessibility of the materials and contribute greatly to the collection’s value as a tool for both scholarship and public education.

This is a grant-funded position.

  • Advanced knowledge of the types of artifacts found on Virginia’s archaeological sites dating from pre-contact to the early 19th century.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills required to collect and organize information, plan and execute projects, maintain records and document activities.
  • Ability to effectively manage volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide diligent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgement; make sound decisions; take initiative.
  • Previous archaeological laboratory experience and knowledge of standard curation method is strongly preferred.
  • Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
  • American Alliance of Museums Membership.
  • Café discounts.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.
  • Career skills training.

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