Fieldwork Opportunities

A very limited number of positions are available for volunteers who wish to work with us at Isthmia during the spring/summer of 2003.  Preference for this program is given to university students with a serious interest in classical archaeology, but there may be a few places for others.  We should stress that this volunteer program is neither a credit-granting class nor an opportunity for a vacation in the Mediterranean.  It is a volunteer program in which participants should expect to spend 5 days a week working on excavation projects.  These projects range from filing and computer-based work to active physical activity such as movement of soil with wheelbarrows and cutting weeds; much work takes place outdoors in the hot summer sun and volunteers must be in excellent physical condition.

Students standing in a field at Isthmia.

Unfortunately, there are no funds available to support volunteers and all participants must arrange their own airfare and transportation to Ancient Korinth as well as covering their room and board there.  All participants must stay at Rooms Marinos in Ancient Korinth (see information on the hotel, link above) and the cost is $320 per week for room (double occupancy) and full board (all meals except for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday).

The ordinary work schedule is from 7.30AM to 1:00PM, with a break for lunch and beach from 1:00PM to 3:30PM, and a second work session from 3:30 to 6:30PM.  Dinner is at 9:00PM.

The 2003 Isthmia Field Season will run from May 18 to June 30 (six weeks).  Participants must be prepared to sign up for one or both of these sessions:

  • May 18 to 31 (two weeks) and/or
  • June 1 to 28 (four weeks)

Unfortunately it is not possible to accommodate volunteers who wish to come for shorter periods.

For application materials and further information, please contact Timothy E. Gregory as soon as possible.  Places are limited and arrangements need to be made soon.