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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collections and Exhibitions Manager (Full-time). [Position #498] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a Collections and Exhibitions Manager to manage and maintain Monticello’s curatorial collections and to oversee the travelling exhibition program. 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 successful candidate will oversee, assess, and determine physical care of the collection; oversee storage, movement, packing, and safe shipment of collections to and from Monticello; and facilitate exhibition planning and development.
Qualifications: Five years collections management or museum registration and exhibition experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practice regarding museum exhibitions and registration. Graduate level education required; Museum Studies training and degree preferred.(Added July 17, 2013)
Custodian (Part-Time). [Position #491] Monticello seeks experienced individual with flexible schedule to work on an as needed basis to clean and maintain Monticello’s buildings. Successful applicants will have a valid driver’s license, ability to operate vacuum cleaners, floor polishers and buffers, as well as other standard cleaning equipment. This position also requires the ability to climb ladders up to 6 feet and lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds. Satisfactory work record and references required. Shifts will vary depending on need. Open until filled.(Added October 24, 2013)
Dispatcher, Safety & Security (part-time). [Position #466] TJF seeks to fill several part-time (<30 hours/week) dispatcher positions within the Safety & Security Department. The successful candidate will manage and document incoming phone and two-way radio traffic as well as alarm systems, orchestrate outgoing calls to emergency services, monitor and utilize access control and closed circuit television (CCTV) system and serve as the primary hub for all information coming into or moving out of the Safety & Security Department. Qualifications: Serious potential candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher and be able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute; have an excellent attention to detail; possess the ability to multitask and prioritize information and a fast pace and in high-stress situations; demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Does include day, evening, and overnight shifts. A general understanding of security processes and/or law enforcement is favorable. High school diploma or equivalent is required, and some college course work is preferred. Open Until Filled. (Added July 9, 2013)
Security Officer (Part-Time).[Position # 474] TJF seeks qualified individual to work 16 – 20 hours per week. Must be available to work weekends, after-hours special events, and some holidays. Position will perform museum protective service work by maintaining security over buildings, historic collections, equipment, grounds and personnel. Applicants must be able to work independently and use sound judgment. Individual should possess effective written and oral communication skills to write daily reports, incident reports, and communicate effectively with staff and emergency response crews. Dependability, punctuality, and reliability expected. Valid VA driver’s license, ability to lift, bend, climb stairs, and carry up to 50 lbs. required. Experience in electronic security systems a plus, but will train. Criminal background check required. Open Until Filled. (Added July 5, 2013)