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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

As a fairly recent university graduate with a plethora of work, travel and life experiences, I am looking forward to offering my skills in a new environment in order to move projects forward successfully with strong commitment.

  • Project planning and direction
  • Operational improvement
  • Friendly encouragement
  • Attention to detail
  • Rigorous commitment to company goals
  • Exceeding standard hourly work duration if needed
Work History
08/2020 to 10/2020 Archaeologist Department Of Defense | Slidell, LA,

From August 17 to October 30, 2020 I was employed by the George Washington Foundation in Falmouth, Virginia as an archaeological technician working on a full time excavation at Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood/young adulthood abode. This was my first job after my recent degree conferral of a B.S. in Anthropology in spring 2020 from James Madison University. As later noted herein, I volunteered there before.

The duties performed daily are succinctly described as follows: excavation of assigned units in an area surmised to include outer buildings/root cellars of former activity, due to high artifact concentration revealed from prior archaeology performed in and on the proximity; sifting and wet screening; taking elevations after every unit was incrementally excavated down to a clean, flat level; (10 YR) soil samples; plotting and delineation of features upon graph paper; cleaning profile walls; handled all drinking water duties; meticulously cleaned, catalogued, identified, and bagged artifacts; and, additionally, I occasionally greeted visitors who approached the open quadrant(s) and educated them about the past and current discoveries and theories of the site.

04/2002 to 02/2011 Letterpress Printer Dk Security | Grand Rapids, MI,
  • Fine printing of project specific letterpress techniques onto a broad variety of different disparate paper stock and paper weight
  • Routinely made photo-polymer plates with clean, reliable precision
  • Mixing ink whenever necessary
  • Scheduled press-check appointments for clientele to approve their personal or corporate orders
  • Supervising others to print letterpress aptly
  • Maintenance of machinery (e.g., oiling; cleaning)
  • Scoring and Die Cutting on the same presses deployed for printing
  • Assisted other employees in print shop with various projects when not engaged with letterpress printing
08/2000 to 09/2001 Letterpress Printer Kallemeyn Press | City, STATE,
  • Commencement and diligent continuation of letterpress apprenticeship with the proprietor of the company, a third generation pressman
  • Making film
  • Making photo-polymer plates
  • Die cutting
  • Letterpress printing
  • Mobile delivery and distribution
11/1996 to 07/2000 Retail Assistant Generation Records | City, STATE,
  • Dispersal of store flyers to attract customers
  • Aided in store renovations and overhaul for additional store
  • Worked at sales register
  • Assisted customers
  • Replenished merchandise
Expected in | Nandua High School, Onley, VA GPA:
Expected in GED | Eastern Shore Community College, Melfa, VA GPA:
Expected in Associate of Arts | General Studies Eastern Shore Community College, Melfa, VA GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Anthropology James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA GPA:
Archaeology Field School Experiences

Patakfalva Church in the Province of Transylavania in Romania

For the entire month of June in 2018 I participated in an archaeological school sponsored by Archaeotek (Cananda). We were working in an ossuary of co-mingled remains of Szekely christians buried in close proximity of this former vanished chapel named Patakfalva in Valeni, Transylvania. This ethnicity was placed in the Transylvanian province by the suzerain Hungarian kings (whom often reigned the province) during the mid to late medieval period as additional martial buffer against Mongolians, Turks, and other invaders hoping to conquer greater swathes of Romania.

Our collective duties were an amalgamation of the following: careful excavation and definition of bone (or artifact) specimens for photos and mapping; delineating precise map coordinated illustration onto graph paper; nimble extraction of excavated materials; bagging bones or artifacts for itemization; along with the daily set-up/break down routine of trench drop cloth and basic clean-up details. On inclement weather days we cleaned bones for the separate osteology field school students to better examine. Other projects I accomplished in that month were a report on temporal Szekely tombstone morphology at a graveyard within a mile from Odorheiu Secuiesc, the Transylvanian town where we were lodged. Additionally, I made a fifteen minute speech at the Haaz Rezso museum there about deviant burials.

**Please ask me for documentation of completion of field school and I will send the file. If necessary, I will give the email address of my project manager as well.**

George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia

For the entire month of June 2019 I volunteered to work and excavate with the seasonal archaeology team at Ferry Farm in Falmouth, Virginia. The George Washington Foundation sponsored project was then intent upon discovering - by way of well-coordinated excavation - outbuildings and their related root cellars inextricably associated with Ferry Farm's farm and property; on which pertinently stood - and now stands the (now rebuilt facsimile) house of our first president, George Washington, his immediate family, and other subsequent owners of the acreage known as Ferry Farm. My tasks were excavation, screening, elevation scaling (following the total removal of a soil layer), Munsell soil chart recording, and record taking on the paperwork relative to each unit and quadrant artifacts were obtained from. Amongst the myriad artifacts carefully dredged up in the course of the month, I found dipt ware, sherds of Westerwolde pottery, Buckley ware, a (surprising) sherd of a ceramic figure known as "The Hermit" contemporaneous with Martha Washington's chronic residence of the property, ...and even sundry oolitic projectile points left behind by Native Americans long before colonization. **For proof of my credentials volunteering as an archaeologist at Ferry Farm, please email the following project mangers, Dave Muraca and Judy Jobrack, together in the same sent message: and

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School Attended
  • Nandua High School
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • James Madison University
Job Titles Held:
  • Archaeologist
  • Letterpress Printer
  • Letterpress Printer
  • Retail Assistant
  • GED
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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