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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)

Shuttle Bus Drivers (Part-time). [Position #593] Monticello seeks shuttle bus drivers. This is a great opportunity for a team-player who enjoys working outdoors, interacting with the public in a friendly manner, and who values the rich tradition of Thomas Jefferson's historic home. A safe driving record is required and a proven record of delivering excellent customer service is necessary. Candidates must have a CDL upon starting date with passenger endorsement. The work schedule fluctuates, and availability for after-hours events on weekends and holidays is expected. Candidates should be available to work at least eight days per month. Training will begin in mid-February. Deadline to apply is January 26, 2015.(Added January 13, 2015)

Ticket Office Associates (Part-time). [Position #594] Monticello seeks associates to work in our Ticket Office. Duties include cash handling, selling of tickets, providing tour information to guests, and reconciling the day’s sales. Additional responsibilities include assigning tour times and promptly issuing tickets to visitors who have made advance purchases online. Candidates must have strong verbal communication skills, mathematical proficiency, and proven experience in providing excellent customer service. Successful applicants will have experience working with point-of-sale or ticketing computer software. This is a part-time position requiring flexibility to work both weekends and holidays. Training will begin in mid-February. Deadline to apply is January 26th.(Added January 12, 2015)

Ticket Office Specialist (Full Time) [Position #595] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is seeking a full-time Ticket Office Specialist for our Ticket Office. Responsibilities include supporting the Ticket Office Team in a supervisory role, providing exemplary customer service in a high pace environment, implementation of cash handling and reconciliation procedures, selling tickets, providing tour and detailed travel information of the surrounding area to guests, managing tour times throughout the day and providing clear communication between departments. The successful applicant will have an interest in history and tourism, proven experience in providing exemplary customer service and the ability to multitask and problem solve. Previous experience with a ticketing system or other point of sale or reservation system is required. Candidates must have strong verbal communication skills, mathematical proficiency, and organizational skills. This is a full-time position requiring a flexible work schedule including weekends and holidays. Training will begin in mid-February. Deadline to apply is January 26th.(Added January 12, 2015)

Reservations Associate (Part-Time). [Position #596] Monticello is seeking a part-time associate to work in our Reservations Office. The Reservations Associate will serve as the point of contact for group tour operators. Responsibilities include: scheduling group trips, answering phones, processing reservations, taking tour deposits, making change and issuing refunds, and positively communicating pricing and touring policies. Computer literacy is a must and experience with point-of-sale software and/or a ticket system is a plus. Successful candidates will possess the aptitude for providing excellent customer service. Must be able to work independently and communicate important details in a positive and professional manner. This is an entry-level position with seasonal work hours approximately 20 per week, to include weekdays, weekends and holidays. Training will begin in mid-February. Interested applicants should apply no later than January 26th.(Added January 12, 2015)

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