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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 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


Events Manager (Full-Time)[Position #615] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Events Manager. This position reports to the Director of Special Projects and Events and is responsible for supervising event planners and coordinators. Areas of responsibility include proposal development, sales, negotiating agreements and vendor contracts, planning, budgeting, coordinating event assignments and timelines, and event execution. Signature events at Monticello include the July 4th Naturalization Ceremony and the Heritage Harvest Festival. The successful applicant will have a strong background in events and hospitality management. Primary focus is on building and sustaining the Foundation's special events functions by delivering superior customer service. Must have ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, and PowerPoint experience is a plus. Must exude strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), be organized and detail-oriented and able to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Experience working with historic structures a plus. Light lifting required, must have the ability to lift and move 20 lb. Accepting applications and resumes through June 29, 2015. Please visit for access to our applications. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, application, and salary history by email to (Added May 21, 2015)

Fruit Gardener (Full-Time) [Position #617] Monticello seeks a full time Fruit Gardener to maintain the Monticello orchards and vineyards to a high horticultural standard. The position requires a sound knowledge of viticulture and pomology; experience with pesticides and fertilizers; and a basic broad horticultural understanding. Typical duties include pruning and training, tying, pest control (Integrated Pest Management), mulching, planting, harvesting, grafting, string-trimming, mowing, litter control, and snow and ice removal. Successful candidates will be comfortable speaking to groups and leading workshops. Knowledge of the safe use, operation, and preventive maintenance of common landscape equipment including spray equipment is essential. Experience with common grounds maintenance techniques is required: pruning methods, planting techniques, watering, safe usage of chain saws, etc. The gardener in this position must also be willing to assist in garden and grounds maintenance outside fruit gardens on an as needed basis. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions, repetitive stooping, stretching, bending, lifting, and the ability to safely operate power equipment. Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in horticulture, viticulture, or related field and valid driver’s license is required. Must have or be able to acquire a Virginia State certified pesticide applicator license. Schedule is 7 AM to 3:30 PM Monday – Friday with occasional weekend hours. Please apply no later than June 9, 2015.(Added May 25, 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 Position is open until filled. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added January 6, 2015)



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Visitors sometimes express interest in working for Monticello. I like to tell them to check this site.


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