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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.

 

Custodian (Full-time). [Position #678] The Foundation seeks an experienced individual to clean and maintain Monticello’s Visitor Center. 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. Multiple positions available with varying shifts. Open until filled. (Updated June 14, 2016)

Fulfillment Associates (Temporary) [Position #706] 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 15th. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to resumes@monticello.org. (Added June 23, 2016)

Human Resources Analyst [Position #686] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s historic house and plantation, seeks a Human Resources Analyst. The Analyst is responsible for the functional areas of Human Resources Information Systems management and HR administration. He or she will successfully manage HR systems such as Kronos, Great Plains, and BenefitFirst. The Analyst will process, verify and maintain HR related documentation, including physical and electronic files, retirement plan record keeping and regulatory reporting.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of two years’ experience in database management and HR professions, have a keen attention to detail, and be process oriented. 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 highly organized 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 discern and deliver Foundation policies and procedures. 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 Charise Beckett at resumes@monticello.org. This position is open until filled. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Added April 20, 2016)

Security Officer (Full-Time). [Position #668] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation 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, and have a demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook. Qualifications: 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 lift 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. The work schedule will be first shift (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or second shift (4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight) with an expectation of minor schedule adjustments surrounding large events, holidays or other occurrences as authorized by department management. Please send cover letter, resume, and other employment materials to resumes@monticello.org. Open until filled. (Added March 22, 2016)

Security Officer (Part-Time). [Position #666] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a part-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, and have a demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook. Qualifications: 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 lift 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. The work schedule and shifts fluctuate and the candidate should be available to work on average 24 hours per week. Please send cover letter, resume, and other employment materials to resumes@monticello.org. Open until filled. (Added March 22, 2016)

Shuttle Bus Drivers (Part-Time). [Position #688]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. CDL is preferred but not necessary before hire date. 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-July for this position. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to resumes@monticello.org. Position is open until filled.(Added June 23, 2016)

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