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Job Opportunities Currently Available at Monticello

The Charlottesville area's best tourist attraction is a great place to work! Monticello offers educational, unique work experiences with competitive pay and benefits. Our full time positions offer a benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement savings program, paid vacation and holiday time,life insurance, and more. All of our employees enjoy a generous discount at our Museum Shop and many lectures and educational opportunities throughout the year.

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  • Internships (summer 2015)
  • Volunteer Opportunities—The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is looking to grow our dedicated team of volunteers. We welcome volunteers in several areas including our Visitor Center, the Jefferson Library, the Center for Historic Plants, and at special events around the mountaintop. Positions are varied and shifts are flexible. Contact volunteer@monticello.org or 434-984-9869 if you have questions or would like more details, and please complete our volunteer application so we can learn more about you and your interests. 

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks to fill several positions. The Foundation is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education. Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors. Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume with name and contact information of three professional references, and salary requirements to resumes@monticello.org.

Construction Project Manager (Temporary). [Position #605] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Construction Project Manager. This position will coordinate and oversee all contracted construction activities for the Mountaintop Project and provide high level support to the project team.  Position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities and works closely with Monticello’s Owners Representative.  Additional responsibilities include management of all construction documentation and safety compliance.  Successful candidates will have a minimum of 8 to10 years’ experience in the construction industry with a commercial general contractor engaged in general building and civil construction. A working knowledge of civil, architectural, mechanical and electrical work and an understanding of construction means and methods associated with the renovation and construction of commercial and residential buildings and site work. is essential. This team player will possess excellent communication and follow-up skills, an aptitude for independent critical thinking and the ability to manage projects with multiple partners, both internal and external. This is a temporary project funded position anticipated to last at least one year. resumes@monticello.org. Only submissions with a salary history will be considered.   Deadline to apply is March 6, 2015. (Added February 13, 2015)

Digital Services Coordinator (Full-time). [Position #587] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a Digital Service Coordinator to provide digital imaging, desktop publishing, and design services to various Foundation departments. This position also manages image requests from outside entities, leads and serves on various project teams, and assists with the Foundation’s efforts to digitize various Foundation items. Successful candidates will be adept with hands-on technical proficiency, have considerable professional knowledge of graphics design, archival digitization techniques, and style and branding. Understanding of photography processes, layout design, familiarity with web communications and database software is essential. Proven experience with Adobe suite is preferred. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education. Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email toresumes@monticello.org. Only submissions with a salary history will be considered. Please reference position #587 in the subject of your email. Candidates are encouraged to visit www.monticello.org to learn more about Monticello, the Foundation, and our current projects. No relocation package is offered. Position is open until filled. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added January 17, 2015)

Executive Assistant to the President (Full-time). [Position #598] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, sophisticated, and dynamic Executive Assistant. Located in our active and high-profile executive office, this position supports the President and CEO as well as the Executive Vice President. This position requires outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities, a strong work and service ethic, and excellent organizational and networking skills. The Executive Assistant is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the President’s time, tasks, budget, and schedule, appropriately preparing the President for all meetings, travel, special events, and presentations, and acting on behalf of the President. A successful assistant will develop strong knowledge of and relations with all departments in the Foundation. The Executive Assistant is responsible for timely and responsive management of Executive Office communications -- discerning priorities and organizing for effective information management and retrieval. Of special significance is the assistant’s responsibility to prepare meetings and materials for board meetings and interface effectively with trustees, celebrity guests and major donors. Preparation and monitoring/management of the office budget is an important duty. The Executive Assistant may be asked to assume management for the mailroom manager, interns, and other support staff in the office. Support for the Executive Vice President includes scheduling, occasional travel, and assistance with special projects. This is a special opportunity to work at the highest levels of a world-class museum with global impact. Applicants should thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment with multiple tasks underway. Calmness, confidentiality, humor, ethics and professionalism are paramount. Solid Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills are required and final candidates will be skills-tested. Bachelor’s degree and three years of executive or administrative assistant experience are required. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@monticello.org. Those interested in the position are highly encouraged to visit www.monticello.org to learn more about Monticello. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. (Updated February 19, 2015)

Garden GIS Intern [Position #603] Monticello is seeking an intern to assist with a large scale plant cataloging project in our gardens. This hands-on internship will provide the intern with practical experience in data gathering, plant accessioning, and data migration of Monticello’s living plant collections as well as using Esri ArcGIS mapping applications. GPS equipment to be used by intern includes a Trimble Geo 7X. Ideal candidates are recent grads or students that are near completion of their B.A. or B.S. in landscape design or architecture with demonstrated experience or coursework in ArcGIS and horticultural knowledge of plants and scientific nomenclature. Knowledge/ability to create web-mapping applications using ArcGIS Server is a plus. This position is paid an hourly wage and there is flexibility in scheduling including start/end dates and hours per week, but there is a minimum goal of 400 hours on this project in 2015. Intern must have personal transportation; housing is not provided. To apply, please send a cover letter including your schedule preferences/requirements, resume, unofficial transcript and references to intern@monticello.org. Position is open until filled. (Added February 5, 2015)

Graduate Internship. [Position #602]The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is providing a 12-month graduate internship as institutional training to a recent graduate interested in pursuing a career in historic sites or museums. Working closely with professional staff at Monticello, the intern will participate in the ongoing work of the Education and Visitor Programs department, complete a project or a portion of a larger project, and provide a variety of visitor programs including house tours and school programs. The 2015-2016 intern will assist with developing digital teacher outreach materials. The internship will run from May 11, 2015 – May 9, 2016. The internship will be 40-hours/week with a Sunday through Thursday schedule. The successful candidate will demonstrate the intention to pursue a career working in historic sites or museums, strong interpersonal skills, and a background in historical interpretation. S/he must also be highly proficient with standard computer software such Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additional experience with video production or online media production is preferred. S/he must be committed to working as part of a team to ensure an excellent visitor experience. Some holiday work is required. This internship is paid an hourly wage and includes our complete benefit package. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to resumes@monticello.org by March 6, 2015. (Added February 4, 2015)

Marketing and Communications Manager. [Position #591] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a dynamic marketing and communications professional. The successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating productive relationships with the media, coordinating multi-platform marketing and communication campaigns to promote Monticello tourism, special events, retail and academic programs. Produces branded marketing collateral, photography, video, and edits print and e-newsletters. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello is owned and operated by the private, non-profit Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and is the only home in America on the United Nations’ list of World Heritage Sites. Monticello also includes a world-class museum and an academic think tank – in fulfillment of our dual mission of education and preservation. Monticello annually attracts nearly 440,000 visitors onsite, and more than 3 million online. With a vision of global engagement, it sponsors programs and conferences nationally and internationally. Qualifications: Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing media relations, strategic communications, and social media. High energy, strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage an array of strategic and tactical marketing projects with multiple partners, both internal and external. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or marketing preferred. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume with three references, writing samples, and salary requirements to resumes@monticello.org. Position is open until filled. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added January 6, 2015)

Museum Shop Stock Clerk (Temporary). [Position #601] Monticello is seeking a part time Stock Clerk for its Museum Shop to assist with checking in orders and restocking merchandise onto the sales floor. Primary duties include receiving and stocking merchandise, transporting product between shop locations and providing customer sales register assistance as needed. The successful individual will have good communication skills, mathematical proficiency and excellent customer service skills. Prior retail experience is helpful but not required. Position requires standing for most of an eight hour shift and ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Schedule will consist of 24 hours per week, with hours ranging from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and some weekend shifts. This temporary position will run from March 2015 through November 1, 2015. Deadline to apply is March 5th. (Updated February 19, 2015)

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