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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  • 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.

Administrative Events Assistant (Full-time) [Position #590]. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, is recruiting for an Administrative Events Assistant. This entry-level position will deliver high-quality, five-star service to clients and guests. Responsibilities include supporting the Event Manager and Events Department by completing errands for the department, scheduling meetings and events, sharing information and logistical plans with appropriate departments involved with events, assisting with set-up of events, and coordination of and service for business lunches for the Foundation President and senior-level staff, including set up, basic food handling, and clean up. The Event Assistant will ensure accurate information is entered into our events database, will assist in responding to event inquiries, and will assist in accurate tracking and reporting of financial and attendance statistics. Qualifications: Successful candidates will have the proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities and demands, the ability to collaborate with many departments, and the competence to work in a fast paced environment. Requirements include a high-level proficiency with computers and the ability to learn new software, a superior level of speed and accuracy with data entry, and high-level attention to detail. Applicants for this position must include salary requirements and salary history along with other application materials. All submissions should be sent to resumes@monticello.org. Please reference position #590 in subject line. Candidates are encouraged to visit www.monticello.org to learn more about Monticello, our events program, and for application forms. Position open until filled. Monticello is an equal opportunity employer.(Added November 5, 2014)

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 by January 16, 2015.

To apply send application materials to resumes@monticello.org (preferred), by fax to 434.984.4846, or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., ATTN: Angela Butler, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902. To see a complete list of open positions at the Foundation, or to download an application visit our website: http://www.monticello.org/site/about/jobs. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added December 17, 2014)

Nursery Associate (Temporary). [Position #597] Monticello seeks Nursery Associates to work at the Center for Historic Plants at our Tufton Farm location. Applicants must have flexibility in their schedule, to include some weekends. Qualified candidates will have experience with horticultural techniques including transplanting and watering of nursery stock as well as basic maintenance of our display gardens. Working outside in all weather conditions, transporting nursery stock, and lifting upwards of 50 lbs. are essential functions of this position. This is a temporary position that runs from February to June. Please apply by January 5th. (Added December 10, 2014)

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