Monday, October 27, 2008
The Gabii Project is pleased to announce a field program in 2009 for student volunteers. The 5-week program will run from June 21 through July 25, 2009.
All student volunteers will be housed at the Hotel Villa Mercede in Frascati, Italy. This hotel features air conditioning, wireless internet, and a swimming pool. Two students will share each guestroom that includes a bathroom and two beds. Frascati is connected to Rome by a local train (30 minutes). The on-site restaurant at the hotel will provide breakfast, a packed lunch, and dinner. The Project will arrange for vegetarian meals on request and will attempt to accommodate special dietary needs. Some meals will be served on Saturday and Sunday at the hotel for any who elect to remain close to Frascati. The daily schedule (Monday-Friday) will begin with breakfast at 6:30 am, followed by a prompt 7:00 am departure for the site. Students will be transported via a contracted motor coach. Once on site there will be a mid-morning break and a lunch break. Student will depart the site around 4:30 pm to return to Frascati. Dinner will be served at the hotel around 8:00 pm. Students will have weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) free. No prior experience is required. Cost: $3,600
Please visit the Project website for more information and application instructions, or see the listing at the AIA's Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin site.
Posted by JABecker at 14:43
The Gabii Project seeks experienced excavation staff members to serve as trench supervisors and assistant trench supervisors, as well as possible specialist staff for the field laboratory. The ideal candidate will have completed a field school program and have at least one prior season of fieldwork experience. Experience with stratigraphic excavation and Harris matrices is a plus; while not a requirement, the ability to communicate in Italian would also be advantageous.
In some cases the project will be able to subsidize the cost of room and board for staff members and, in exceptional cases, may be able to subsidize travel costs for certain staff members. Necessary equipment and daily transportation to and from the site will be provided for excavation staff. Staff members will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Italy.
Staff members must be in good health, have passed a recent physical examination, and submit documentation of current and up-to-date inoculations. Staff members must also have a current passport, valid until at least October 2009, allowing entry into Italy.
We are seeking experienced excavation staff members to serve as trench supervisors and assistant trench supervisors, as well as possible specialist staff for the field laboratory. The ideal candidate will have completed a field school program and have at least one prior season of fieldwork experience. Experience with stratigraphic excavation and Harris matrices is a plus; while not a requirement, the ability to communicate in Italian would also be advantageous.
If you are interested in submitting an application for a staff position with the Gabii Project, please send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a letter of reference from someone familiar with your fieldwork experience and credentials to:
Prof. Jeffrey Becker
Managing Director, The Gabii Project
c/o Department of Archaeology
675 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 347
Boston MA 02215 U.S.A.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 1, 2008. Arrangements will be made for informal interviews either at the AIA/APA meetings in Philadelphia, Pa., in January 2009 or via other means.
For more information, please visit the Project website.