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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)

Human Resources Recruiter (Full-Time). [Position #708] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is seeking a full-time Recruiter to join our Human Resources Team. 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. The Recruiter is responsible for achieving Foundation staffing objectives and assisting hiring managers through the recruiting process. This position will coach hiring managers on interviewing, selection and recruiting processes; evaluate the best sourcing opportunities to support staffing efforts across multiple departments; and partner with hiring managers to design, develop, and implement recruitment strategies to identify and attract desired talent. The Recruiter will create job postings, identify appropriate advertising media, evaluate resumes, coordinate interviews, advise hiring managers, and assist with the administrative details of hiring applicants. The successful candidate will be results driven, customer service oriented, require very little oversight, use solid judgment, proactively establish effective working relationships with key business partners, and be a team player who enjoys a challenge and can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have 2-4 years of sourcing and recruiting experience, a working knowledge of State/Federal employment laws, the ability to interact effectively with all levels of candidates, employees, and management, strong computer skills (Applicant Tracking Software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience developing and utilizing creative sourcing techniques to build talent pipelines, experience working with a variety of department managers and executives with shifting priorities, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent business partnering skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels. A Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Human Resources certification, or the ability to achieve certification when eligible, is preferred.

Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to resumes@monticello.org. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2016. (Added August 16, 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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