Under the supervision of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Archaeologist + Curator of Collections, the Wexler-Funded Curatorial Fellow (WFCF) is responsible for generating high-quality digital data on archaeological artifacts, excavation contexts, and site plans, with the use of detailed classification, measurement, digitizing, and coding protocols developed by the Monticello Archaeology Lab and the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS). The WFCF is responsible for cataloging the legacy archaeological collection at Drayton Hall in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the material culture of the past inhabitants of the Drayton Hall property. The fellowship is a funded position with funding expected to last for approximately 24 months.
- Mastery of DAACS protocols and data structures for artifacts and context data and their instantiation in the DAACS database.
- Expertise in the material culture of the early-modern Atlantic world, especially ceramics and a basic understanding of stratigraphy, soils, sediments, archaeological survey and excavation techniques.
- Knowledge of current scholary literature in historical archaeology.
- Ability to communicate effectively through writing, informal tours, and professional presentations. Fellow is expected to work with supervisor to present results at professional conferences and to communicate with Deborah and Peter Wexler on the status and progress of the fellowship.
- Excellent organizational skills with extreme attention to detail and diligent and patient work practices.
- Be a team player and be able to lead, follow, and/or support colleagues in a tactful, positive way.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology or related discipline, preferably with a concentration in archaeology.
- Graduate degree in anthropology.
- Previous DAACS training by the Monticello/DAACS staff a plus.
- A minimum of two years’ experience in archaeological research.
- Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
- Department: Preservation
- Reports To: Archaeologist + Curator of Collections
- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- Employment Status: Full Time