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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Director of Special Projects and Events. [Position #544] This hands-on project manager is responsible for leading the events team through the entire life-cycle of Monticello events, including concept development, marketing, sales, planning, and execution. The Director will formulate and execute strategic business and marketing plans for the Foundation’s site rental business, which includes ticketed events, festivals, and private events for site-rental clients. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Director of Special Projects and Events works on multiple cross-functional teams to oversee Monticello flagship events, such as the Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony and the Heritage Harvest Festival. 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 have familiarity with event management best practices, concepts, and procedures; be able to establish rapport with clients, vendors, and operationally diverse staff members; have high level interpersonal and communication skills; and be skilled in the art of negotiation. Proven proficiency with long-range planning, managing complex budgets, and meeting numerous and consecutive deadlines is essential. An entrepreneurial spirit is fundamental for this position. This position does work evenings, weekends, split-shifts, and some holidays, especially during high event season. A bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years’ related experience is required. A cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, along with three references, should be sent to Angela Butler, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org . Open Until Filled. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. (Added March 27, 2014)
Event Assistant (Full-time, temporary)[Position 561]. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, is recruiting for an Event Assistant. This entry-level position will deliver high-quality, five-star service to clients and guests. Other responsibilities include supporting the Event Manager and Events Department by completing errands for the department, sharing information and logistical plans with appropriate departments involved with events, assisting with set-up of events, and coordinating and set-up of business lunches for the Foundation President and senior-level staff. The Event Assistant will ensure accurate information is entered into our events database. 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. This is a temporary position of a minimum of 30 hours per week through December 19, 2014 and does come with health benefits. Applicants for this position must include salary requirements or salary history along with other application materials. All submissions should be sent to email@example.com, attention Angela Butler. Please reference position 561 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 May 8, 2014)
Fulfillment Associates (Temporary). [Position #578] Monticello is seeking Fulfillment Associates to work on a temporary basis from August through the end of December at our busy Distribution Center located in Ivy. Individuals will stock, pack, ship, receive, and inspect merchandise for our museum shop and growing catalog operation. Candidates must have good math skills and neat handwriting. Some computer and warehouse experience helpful. Physical labor required. Positions require repetitive lifting of up to 25 lbs., as well as constant standing, twisting, reaching, and working on ladders. Hours will vary between 24-40 per week depending on month, to include some weekends. Shifts will vary with hours ranging between 8:30 AM and 9:00 PM. Deadline to apply is July 28th.(Added July 3, 2014)
Human Resources Generalist. [Position #558] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a generalist for its active HR office. The generalist will mainly recruit and manage our HR systems, although other generalist duties may be assigned. 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. Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of two years’ experience in the recruiting and HR professions, have a keen attention to detail, be process oriented, and will have proven experience working with a heavy recruiting workload. A strong aptitude for technology, databases, and human resources information systems management is essential. Must be able to contribute and thrive in a team environment. We are looking for someone who is high-energy and committed to learning and growing in the HR profession. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, superior customer service skills, and be able to manage the recruiting process with operationally diverse hiring managers. BA/BS degree required. Candidates are encouraged to visit www.monticello.org to learn more about Monticello and the Foundation. Please send cover letter, resume, Monticello application, and salary history to Angela Butler @ firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is open until filled. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.(Added May 7, 2014)
Product Development Specialist (Part Time). [Position #537]. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is recruiting for a part-time Product Development Specialist. 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 Product Development Specialist will help advance our expanding retail operations. Our growing business includes shops on the grounds of Monticello, an online store and a mail order catalog. The expansive product lines include more than 250 book titles, exclusive Monticello reproductions, educational games and toys, home décor pieces, Virginia wines, gourmet food products, posters and prints, collectibles and souvenirs. Also offered are Monticello’s historic plants and seeds, as well as a wide range of gardening accessories. Monticello retail strives to deliver high quality, authentic and useful products to our customer base. This part-time position will focus on the project management of proprietary merchandise products. Reporting to the Director of Retail Sales, primary responsibilities include communicating with vendors to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of products, managing the private labeling packaging program, and sourcing products related to Monticello in the open market. The position may also assist with the generation of new product development projects and researching new product ideas. Successful candidates will possess retail buying or previous product development experience, superior 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 to email@example.com, attention Angela Butler. Please reference position 537 in subject line. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.monticello.org and www.monticelloshop.org to learn more about the Foundation, our current product line, and this position. Open until filled. (Added May 8, 2014)
Security Officer (Full Time). [Position #577] TJF seeks a full-time security officer within the Safety & Security Department to perform museum protective service work by maintaining security over buildings, historic collections, equipment, grounds and personnel. The successful candidate will be able to work independently while exercising sound judgment; communicate effectively orally and in writing, using proper sentence structure, grammar and punctuation; have a demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook. Qualifications: Serious potential candidates will be hired on to second shift (4:00 pm to 12:30 am), Friday through Tuesday with an expectation of minor schedule adjustments surrounding large events, holidays or other occurrences as authorized by department management. The candidate must have a proven history of dependability and punctuality as it relates to employment, must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, must be able to life and carry up to fifty (50) pounds, climb stairs, bend and squat and work in restricted/small spaces. 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. Criminal background check required. Please send cover letter, resume, and other employment materials no later than July 28, 2014. (Added July 3, 2014)
Senior Systems Administrator (Full-Time). [Position #540] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks an individual to join out IT team. The Senior Systems Administrator works at the highest systems level to provide advice and direction to users, management and IT project teams for highly complex systems. Evaluates new technologies and develops standard practices for implementation of a heavily virtualized Windows Active Directory infrastructure of approximately 300 users. This senior IT position will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a technical infrastructure that supports business objectives, scales with company growth, ensures the security of our systems and data, and is available, reliable, and cost effective. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is a World Heritage Site employing a wide variety of technologies including standard business systems, retail and ticketing, academic and library systems. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have a passion for technology. Those applying should be self-driven, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy creating innovative solutions to complex problems. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and at least eight years' equivalent work experience in a senior technical analytical position responsible for supporting server and network environments. Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of server hardware and network equipment in a heavily virtualized VMWare, Cisco and Windows environment. Position rotates on-call duties during evenings, weekends and holidays. Applicants for this position must include a salary history with their application materials. Open until filled. (Added June 9, 2014)