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 2014)
  • 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.

Product Development Specialist (Part Time). [Position #537]. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is recruiting for a part-time Product Development Specialist. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, 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. The Product Development Specialist will help advance our expanding retail operations. Our growing business includes shops on the grounds of Monticello, an online store and a mail order catalog. The expansive product lines include more than 250 book titles, exclusive Monticello reproductions, educational games and toys, home décor pieces, Virginia wines, gourmet food products, posters and prints, collectibles and souvenirs. Also offered are Monticello’s historic plants and seeds, as well as a wide range of gardening accessories. Monticello retail strives to deliver high quality, authentic and useful products to our customer base. This part-time position will focus on the project management of proprietary merchandise products. Reporting to the Director of Retail Sales, primary responsibilities include communicating with vendors to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of products, managing the private labeling packaging program, and sourcing products related to Monticello in the open market. The position may also assist with the generation of new product development projects and researching new product ideas. Successful candidates will possess retail buying or previous product development experience, superior project management skills, experience with vendor negotiations, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities. Knowledge of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson and 18th century design is preferred. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@monticello.org, attention Angela Butler. Please reference position 537 in subject line. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.monticello.org and www.monticelloshop.org to learn more about the Foundation, our current product line, and this position. Open until filled. (Added May 8, 2014)

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