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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

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 Those interested in the position are highly encouraged to visit 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 Position is open until filled. (Added February 5, 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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