[ShovelBums] Excavation Supervisor Iraqi Kurdistan, transport/room/board covered (no salary), June-early July 2019
I once was a field director of a project in the Peten of Guatemala with Vanderbilt for a salary of one beer a month, but my travel expenses were not covered. Though they did transport my ’78 Suzuki GS400 back to Antigua for me at the end of the season after if broke down in a muddy morass of a two track a few villages shy of Dos Pilas (Note: Guerrillas bombing the village one just rode through sounds a lot like Thunder if you don’t know any better…I did not). So I do think this is a better deal, especially since I think I ended up getting shorted on my beer!
Please note: Even though this is a volunteer position please treat it as you would any other job posting. i.e. if you are not qualified, please don’t pester the professor 🙂 The project is clearly on a tight deadline and the last thing he needs is to be inundated with “helpful & curious” queries. Also, I spoke with Dr. Schwartz about the types of trenches that are being used. He feels confident that they will be up to our community standards. But be careful please!
Onto the posting,
Excavation Supervisor Iraqi Kurdistan, transport/room/board covered (no salary), June-early July 2019
Due to last minute cancellation of team member, I’m looking for an excavation supervisor (will direct 4 local guys) for a trench at Kurd Qaburstan, Kurdistan, Iraq (see https://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/kurd-qaburstan/). Must depart for Kurdistan (Erbil) soon (preferably May 27, but as late as June 7 OK), return July 9. I would pay for the plane fare and room/board while in Kurdistan, but no salary. Interesting site and fascinating region.
Dr. Glenn M. Schwartz
Whiting Professor of Archaeology
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore MD 21218 USA