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.

Archaeological Field Assistants (Full-Time, Temporary). [Position #585] The Monticello Department of Archaeology seeks qualified Archaeological Field Assistants. Responsibilities include conducting shovel-test-pit survey and deciphering, excavating, and recording stratified deposits. Prior training in an archaeological field school, additional practical experience with survey and area excavation, and basic knowledge of eighteenth and nineteenth-century artifacts are required. These positions include paid time off, benefits, and have an expected duration of at least one year. Open until filled. (Added October 1, 2014)

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 to resumes@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. Application materials must be received by close of business October 31, 2014. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added October 14, 2014)

Monticello Guide (Part-Time). [Position #586] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks energetic and friendly individuals for part-time guide positions. Guides work approximately 68 hours per month (2-3 full days/week), giving tours of the house to a wide variety of visitors, working with school groups, staffing exhibition galleries, and attending staff meetings and training sessions. Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for sharing Monticello with visitors of every age and background. They must also be committed to working as part of a team to ensure an excellent visitor experience. Minimum qualifications: 2 years of college, demonstrated public speaking abilities, and a strong interest in early American history. Training will begin in mid-January 2015. Application deadline: November 12.(Added October 2, 2014)

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