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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.

Custodian (Part-time). [Position #748] The Foundation seeks experienced individuals to clean and maintain Monticello’s Visitor Center and other Foundation 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.  Multiple shifts available. Applicants should be available to work weekends, if needed.  This is a temporary position through October 31, 2017. To apply please send a resume or application to resumes@monticello.org. Position is open until filled.

Director of Marketing and Communications. [Position #746] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a dynamic marketing and communications professional. The successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating productive relationships with the media, coordinating multi-platform marketing and communication campaigns to promote Monticello tourism, special events, retail and academic programs. Produces branded marketing collateral, photography, video, and edits print and e-newsletters.

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello is owned and operated by the private, non-profit Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and is the only home in America on the United Nations’ list of World Heritage Sites. Monticello also includes a world-class museum and an academic think tank – in fulfillment of our dual mission of education and preservation. Monticello annually attracts nearly 440,000 visitors onsite, and more than 3 million online. With a vision of global engagement, it sponsors programs and conferences nationally and internationally.

Qualifications: Minimum 7+ years’ experience in managing media relations, strategic communications, and marketing. High energy, strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage an array of strategic and tactical marketing projects with multiple partners, both internal and external. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or marketing preferred. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume with three references, writing samples, and salary requirements to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.

Fulfillment Associates (Temporary). [Position #759] 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. Applicants for this position must submit a resume or application to resumes@monticello.org.   Position is open until filled.

Guest Services Specialists (Temporary). [Position #756] Monticello seeks candidates for our Guest Services Department to welcome, assist, and inspire our visitors. Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for working with people, experience with customer service, excellent guest-focused service skills, and be prepared to work out-of-doors in all weather conditions. A friendly smile, interest in history, and strong verbal communication skills are essential. Candidates should be proficient in the use of computers and email and have a willingness to learn new technology.  Constant standing and minimal walking required.  Some lifting of items up to 40 lbs. is necessary and job requires extended periods of time speaking with guests, sometimes in groups over ambient noise. Must be available to work a minimum of two days per week, including at least two weekend days per month. Must be available to work after-hours events, weekends, and holidays. These positions are temporary and will run through October 31, 2017.  Students are welcome to apply. Weekend work is sufficient after school year resumes. Please submit resume or application to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.

Maintenance Assistant (Full-time). [Position #750] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks individual to assist with basic plumbing, electrical and HVAC repairs, construction projects, and set-up and break-down for special events. This full-time position is considered essential personnel for inclement weather and emergencies. The Maintenance Assistant organizes and maintains workshop and procures tools. Must have basic knowledge and work experience in plumbing and electrical systems. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs and climb ladders of 6 ft. or higher.  Shift is 7:30am -4 pm Tuesday - Saturday, and may require other hours as needed.  Please submit resume or application to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.

Maintenance Assistants (Temporary). [Position #744] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks individuals to assist with basic plumbing, electrical repairs, construction projects, and set-up and break-down for special events.  These positions are considered essential personnel for inclement weather and emergencies.  Must have basic knowledge and work experience in plumbing and electrical systems.  Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and climb ladders of 6 ft. or higher.  Shift is 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday with some weekend work required.  Must be flexible to work off hours for special events.  The position will run April through September 2017.  Please submit resume or application to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.

Manager of Farm and Nursery Operations (Full-time). [Position #755] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello has an exciting opportunity for an innovative individual to manage its nursery and farm operations.  This position is responsible for managing the development of a 21st-century agriculture center, and supervising the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, devoted to education, historic plant preservation, and enterprise on behalf of the Foundation.  This position will oversee the current farm operations and work with Leadership to develop and implement plans for a center for 21st century innovative/regenerative agriculture that can serve as a pilot for small farms in Virginia. The manager will also supervise existing nursery/greenhouse operations to collect, preserve, and sell historic plant varieties and promote greater appreciation for historic plants while ensuring production meets product orders and sales goals.  It is anticipated that farm plants and products would be integrated into retail operations.

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 state-of-the-art visitor center, library and academic center, conference/education/event facility, and museum, all to advance its mission of education and preservation.

Qualifications:  Successful candidates will have a B.S. degree in a related field such as Horticulture, Agriculture, Agricultural Business Operations, or Farm Management. A minimum of five, and preferably ten years extensive horticulture and agriculture knowledge and experience with proven ability to produce plants from seeds, cuttings, graftings or other means, and familiarity with agricultural science, research, management and sustainable farming practices.  Additional qualifications include Certified Pesticide Applicator, knowledge of plant pathology, staff management/supervisory experience, strong written and oral communication skills, and advanced computer skills with MS Office and spreadsheets.

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. Position is open until filled

Part-Time Rotating Gardener (Temporary). [Position #753] Monticello seeks a Gardener to assist in the care and maintenance of our Fruit gardens to ensure a professional horticultural presentation and to preserve a historic plant collection. The successful individual will have a basic understanding of horticultural and grounds maintenance principles and the ability to safely operate power equipment. Position requires extensive manual labor such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and mulching in extreme hot and cold weather conditions.   Working 20-25 hours per week, this temporary position will run for approximately 6 months.  Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Please submit resume or application to resumes@monticello.org.  Position is open until filled.     

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.

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.

Trail Assistant (Full-Time). [Position #758] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is seeking a full-time assistant to perform landscaping and trail maintenance duties and to respond to visitor needs on the Saunders-Monticello Trail.  This is a full-time, outdoor position. The job demands working in variable weather conditions, the ability to lift over 50 pounds, and to work on remote trails on foot.  Responsibilities include: Mowing, weed-whacking, pruning, trail maintenance, clean-up of litter and light debris, patrolling the trail, responding to and answering visitor questions, enforcing trail rules, responding to emergencies, assisting with Thomas Jefferson Foundation programming and other tasks, and communicating closely with the Trail Manager. Some storm and snow clean-up is expected. Excellent customer service and the ability to communicate in a friendly manner is essential. Desired qualifications include: A minimum of 2 years post-high school education.  Knowledge of horticultural techniques, familiarity with landscape maintenance and operations principles, a basic understanding of tool  use and maintenance, and first aid and CPR certification. Some knowledge of Virginia native plants, ecology, and Virginia wildlife is helpful, but not required. Some weekend work is required, but scheduling is otherwise flexible.  Deadline to apply is July 21, 2017.

Utility Systems Technician (Full-time).  [Position #741]  The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is seeking a full-time Utility Systems Technician to operate and maintain its water systems.  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 state-of-the-art visitor center, library and academic center, conference/education/event facility, and museum, all to advance its mission of education and preservation. The technician ensures compliance with relevant Federal, State, County and other regulations applicable to a large-scale drinking water and sewage distribution system. This position provides maintenance and repairs of plumbing and utility systems within all Foundation facilities and infrastructure and supports oversight of service contracts associated with the water, sewer, and fire protection systems.

Qualifications:  Successful candidates will have a High school diploma or GED equivalency. An AA degree or vocational certification or coursework in instrumentation, electrical, or industrial trades is preferred. 8-10 years of utility craftsman experience in either water distribution or plumbing systems is required. Exemplary guest service skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and basic knowledge of the tourism industry and local attractions is a plus. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record, knowledge of Control and Data Acquisition telemetry systems, Human-Machine Interfaces and Programmable Logic Controllers and instrumentation, and Safety Data Sheets (OSHA SDS).  Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and holidays. Evening and after hours required for emergency response and service contract execution. Must be able to lift up to 50 lb. unassisted. 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. Position is open until filled.

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