Occoquan Historical Society is hiring to staff the Mill House Museum in historic Occoquan!

The Occoquan Historical Society is hiring additional employees to staff the Mill House Museum in historic Occoquan.  Shifts are available for individuals who can staff the museum from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for one or more select days.  The positions pay minimum wage, but no experience is necessary.  Individuals will be trained in the basics of Town history and will staff the museum to greet visitors as well as handle donations and sales.  If you are interested in applying for one of the positions, please contact me by email at portaewp@gmail.com.

E-Intern Project National Cemeteries

The National Cemetery Administration is joining the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internship program this year, and we want to let your students know about this opportunity. Check us out at: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/history/index.asp.

The NCA History Program wants to enlist college students (all levels) as digital storytellers through the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS).  E-interns will research and write web content, interpreting U.S. history through historic national cemeteries–people, places, monuments. More information is in the attached flyer. Please forward to likely candidates and post it where they might see it. Thank you!

Details about the VSFS project are here: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/2370.

Applications are due July 31, so hurry.

Students apply through https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503976200.

Fall 2019 Preservation Courses Announced

Join us this upcoming Fall 2019 semester for two of our most popular courses:

History 180 – Historic Archaeology, taught by Professor Bertsch.  For the first time ever, we’re offering this archaeology class at the Alexandria Campus on Tuesday nights (7:00pm to 9:40pm) to learn more about local archaeology, architectural elements and historical research methods in the classroom and on local site visits.

History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice, taught by Professor Dluger, on Wednesday nights (7:00pm to 9:40pm) at our Loudoun Campus.  You’ll study the practical details of how museums operate and their evolution from the 20th century into today’s rapidly changing world.  We’ll cover such topics as the organizational structure of a museum, exhibition design and planning, interpretation, inclusion, and collection care and management.

Each of these classes are part of our Public History and Historic Preservation Certificate program, but you do not need to be enrolled in the program to take advantage of these wonderful course offerings.  Join us on Tuesdays or Wednesdays nights (or even both nights!) as we explore the practical, hands-on approach to history and step beyond the traditional academic box.

Returning NVCC students can register now; on 1 May anyone can register.

Question? Please contact Professor Dluger, mdluger@nvcc.edu.

 

Archaeology/Museum Technician Job Posting – Alexandria Archaeology

City of Alexandria/Alexandria Archaeology is hiring a part-time archaeologist to assist with the administration of the Archaeological Protection Code. Position is 20 hours/week with benefits. Come join our team! Please share with interested students and colleagues. Position closes March 27, 2019. For additional information and application, visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alexandria/jobs/2317303/museum-technician?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Thanks, Alexandria Archaeology

Prince William Preservation Announces Historic Preservation Wedding Expo on March 16

The Historic Preservation Wedding Expo is a week away! Meet representatives from Bergerons, BluSage Catering, Ron Bailey Photography, Sammy’s Rentals, Statements The Salon, Edibles Incredible! Desserts, Calling Card Events, Fleet Transportation Services, Sugar Rim Bar, PHP Agency, Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee, RE/MAX, First Savings Mortgage, Popped Republic, Hampton Inn Manassas, and more!

Food samples and take-away gifts!

Saturday, March 16, from 10 am to 2 pm. $5 advanced admission, $10 at the door. Register at 703-499-9812 or email JAlicea@pwcgov.org.