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.
Chief Financial Officer for Monticello. [Position # 528] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. seeks an experienced and dynamic financial professional to direct its financial activities. These include managing its $25 million budget, assisting the Board with the oversight of the Foundation’s $185 million endowment, managing risk and legal affairs, and providing resource analysis for the various lines of business. Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the CFO is part of an energetic leadership team setting strategic direction and shaping the Foundation for its centennial in 2023.
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 440,000 on-site, and more than 2 million unique web visitors. With a vision of global engagement, it operates programs, exhibitions and conferences nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate will serve as the Foundation’s top financial advisor and as a legal officer of the Foundation. The CFO will work closely with the President, Board of Trustees and the President’s Leadership Team as a senior-level leader, advising and assisting with domestic and international projects, overall financial and risk management of the Foundation and its endowment, and general leadership of the organization. Proven ability to work on cross-functional teams and manage multiple staff at all levels including director-level, and an entrepreneurial spirit is required. Experience working in the non-profit environment is an asset. CPA and Bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in accounting or finance, is required. Non-CPA candidates must have a graduate degree, MBA preferred. Open Until Filled. (Added January 8, 2014)
Communications Specialist (Full-time .75) [Position #533] Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Communications Specialist to manage external and internal communications for its Development Department. This position supports external communications functions relating to a multi-year fundraising campaign. Successful candidates will possess familiarity with best practices in development and campaign communications, solid technical skills including Adobe suite, graphic design, photography and digital techniques, experience with web design, social media and use of content management systems such as Drupal, Wordpress, etc. Candidates must have excellent written communication skills and strong editorial ability. It is essential that the person in this position be self-motivated and able to thrive in a vibrant, fast-paced environment. The successful candidate for this position will work a 30-hour work week, and will be eligible for the Foundation benefits package. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years experience in managing strategic communications are required. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by March 17th. (Added March 10, 2014)
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)
Graduate Intern - Education & Visitor Programs [Position #538] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is providing a 12-month graduate internship as institutional training to a recent graduate interested in pursuing a career in historic sites or museums. Working closely with professional staff at Monticello, the intern will participate in the ongoing work of the Education and Visitor Programs department, complete a project or a portion of a larger project, and provide a variety of visitor programs including house tours and school programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate the intention to pursue a career working in historic sites or museums, strong interpersonal skills, and a background in historical interpretation. S/he must also be proficient with standard computer software such Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. S/he must be committed to working as part of a team to ensure an excellent visitor experience. Some holiday work is required. The internship will run from May 12, 2014 – May 8, 2015; 40-hours/week with a Tues-Sat schedule. Paid an hourly wage and includes Foundation benefit package. Application deadline is March 16. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. (Added March 5, 2014)
Product Development Specialist (Part Time). [Position #537] Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, seeks a part-time product development specialist. Our growing business includes shops on the grounds of Monticello, an online store and a mail order catalog. This part-time position will focus on the creative project management of proprietary merchandise products. Reporting to the Director of Retail Sales, this position will assist with the generation of new product development projects. Primary responsibilities include researching new product ideas, communicating with vendors, managing the private labeling packaging program and sourcing products related to Monticello in the open market. Successful candidates will possess retail buying or previous product development experience, good project management skills, experience with vendor negotiations, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities. Knowledge of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson and 18th century design is preferred. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by March 21st. (Added March 5, 2014)
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)