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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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  • 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.

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. Position is open until filled. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added January 17, 2015)

Executive Assistant to the President (Full-time). [Position #598] Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant. This team player will possess excellent communication and follow-up skills, an aptitude for independent critical thinking and analysis, and a forte for high-level organization, to provide fast-paced support to the President and other executive leaders. Preference will be given to those candidates with work experience that includes performing as a liaison to a Board of Directors, supporting multiple executive staff members, and corresponding with community officials and high-level donors or clients. Duties include coordinating meeting schedules, maintaining financial accounts, screening of mail and briefing the Foundation President, composing and responding to email messages, communicating with staff and community organizations, and assisting the President with multiple Foundation projects. Qualified candidates will possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills; solid Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point skills; and the desire to perform as a primary contact for the President’s office. Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Position is Open Until Filled. (Updated January 23, 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 resumes@monticello.org. Position is open until filled. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added January 6, 2015)

Museum Shop Stock Clerk (Temporary). [Position #601] Monticello is seeking a part time Stock Clerk for its Museum Shop to assist with checking in orders and restocking merchandise onto the sales floor. Primary duties include receiving and stocking merchandise, transporting product between shop locations and providing customer sales register assistance as needed. The successful individual will have good communication skills, mathematical proficiency and excellent customer service skills. Prior retail experience is helpful but not required. Position requires standing for most of an eight hour shift and ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Schedule will consist of 24 hours per week, with hours ranging from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and some weekend shifts. This temporary position will run from March 2015 through November 1, 2015. Deadline to apply is February 16th. (Added January 29, 2015)

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