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22 February 2013 @ 07:19 pm
Time to start applying for government jobs  
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland, US President

Well, the local job search hasn't been going anywhere.  I've been trying to find some sort of position or internship at local museums, but so far the ones I've seen I am under-qualified, or they don't pay enough to justify the expense generated to get to them.  For example, several of the San Francisco museums have temporary positions open that pay about $10 -  but for part-time work, doing customer service (rather than curatorial or conservation work) it isn't worth the two to three hour commute.

Therefore, one of my goals for the upcoming week will be to apply for several 'archaeology technician' positions I've seen posted for various government agencies.  They're all short-term contracts (I think the longest is six months) and they're scattered all over the country, but it is my hope that if I can't manage anything else, I can at least find a job digging in the dirt over the summer.
Caroline: 3M Anne Lookingmusesrealm on February 27th, 2013 03:09 am (UTC)
If you end up in Massachusetts, hit me up--I'm only about an hour or so outside of Boston.

Have you looked into doing Living History or work with the Forest Service? It's government work, but many of the park rangers here oversee things like The Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill National Monument, and Minute Man National Park, which is essentially giving historical tours to tourists. I'm sure California has some similar sites that might work for you.