Archaeology Volunteers

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is now accepting applications for archaeology volunteers.

This summer’s excavation (May 29 – July 14) focuses on the excavation of a pottery kiln located on Lot 38 within the Old Salem National Historic Landmark District.

Volunteers will receive experience in historical archaeology field and laboratory methods, including hands-on experience with historic ceramic and artifact identification.

Volunteers must commit to working for a period of at least one week (8:00 am-3:00 pm, Mon-Fri), be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check, and be able to perform physically demanding tasks in hot weather while maintaining attention to detail. Volunteers will be responsible for providing their own housing and transportation to and from the site.

How To Apply: Please contact Tyler Cox, Manager of Community Relations & Volunteers, at 336-721-7364 or