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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 3 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.

Controller (Full Time). [Position #731] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Controller. This position reports to the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, supervises a staff of five, and serves as a key member of the senior management team. The position directs accounting department functions including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, endowment and investment accounting, and grants administration and is responsible for accurate and timely monthly and annual financial statements and supporting schedules. Other duties include the direction of the annual financial statement audit, preparation of IRS forms 990 and 990-T, coordination and distribution of the annual operating budget, and preparation of financial models and analyses. The Controller also ensures the maintenance of processes and procedures which ensure strong internal controls and has responsibility for general ledger structure and the optimization of financial software.

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 450,000 visitors onsite and more than two million web visitors. 

Qualifications:  Successful candidates will have bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance supplemented by a CPA license. A master’s in accounting or business preferred. A minimum of ten years work experience involving the oversight of accounting and finance, five of which must be in a management capacity, are required. Non-profit financial management experience required and audit experience strongly preferred. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to resumes@monticello.org. Only submissions which include salary history information will be considered. Application materials must be received by February 28, 2017.

Digital Services Coordinator (Full-time). [Position #725] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello seeks a Digital Service Coordinator to provide design services, desktop publishing, and digital imaging 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 assets.  Successful candidates will be adept with hands-on technical proficiency, have considerable professional knowledge of graphic design, and style and branding.  Understanding of photography processes, layout design, familiarity with web communications and database software is preferred.  Proven experience with Adobe Creative Suite is essential. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to resumes@monticello.org.  Please reference position #725 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.  This position is open until filled.  Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ECommerce Marketing Specialist (Full-Time) [Position #734)]. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, seeks a full-time eCommerce Marketing Specialist to support its rapidly growing online retail business. This position will participate in all aspects of marketing and merchandising the online store.  Primary responsibilities include implementing website content updates, producing emails, managing digital advertising and Marketplace product listings, social media marketing, and reporting and analysis to optimize performance. 

Successful candidates will possess demonstrated proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design, proficiency with Microsoft Office products, understanding of standards-based HTML and CSS coding, 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.  Experience within web marketing, design and/or website development is preferred.  Knowledge of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson and 18th-century design is preferred.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by March 1st.  Please send all materials to resumes@monticello.org and reference position #734 in the subject of your email.  Candidates are encouraged to visit www.monticello.org to learn more about Monticello, the Foundation, our online shop, and our current projects.  This position is open until filled. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nursery Associate (Temporary). [Position #722] 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. Experience with horticultural techniques including transplanting and watering of nursery stock are preferred but not required. 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, 24-30 hrs/week, from January to July. This position is open until filled. If interested please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@monticello.org.

Security Officer (Full-Time). [Position #726] 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. 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. A Criminal background check is required. The work schedule will be 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 salary history to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.

Security Officer (Part-time). [Position #718] 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 will be mainly first shift (8:00 am to 4:30 pm) and second shift (4:00 pm to 12:30 am) with an expectation of minor schedule adjustments surrounding large events, holidays or other occurrences as authorized by department management. PT officers are required to provide at least 16 hours per week. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.  October 31, 2016)

Shuttle Bus Drivers (Part-time). [Position # 730] 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 guest service is necessary. Prefer candidates with current CDL, however those willing to obtain CDL immediately after hire will be considered. 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, and job duties include driving as well as cleaning shuttles after each shift. Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letter to resumes@monticello.org.  Positions are open until filled.

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