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Full-time Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving assists in the overall advancement of The Montpelier Foundation's advancement program through the creation and execution of a dynamic, innovative, national philanthropic plan for raising unrestricted and restricted operating support.  The Assistant Director of Annual Giving develops and implements long-term and short-term plans and goals for annual fund support, helps manage a growing portfolio of donors, provides administrative support including scheduling meetings and managing mailings.  Two or more years of fundraising experience required.  Database and direct mail experience preferred. Full job description.

Please submit one document containing resume and all documents online.

Full-time Director of Communications
The Montpelier Foundation seeks a Director of Communications to take responsibility for strategically advancing James Madison’s Montpelier through the successful management of its overall communications programs, including management of its marketing, media, and advertising activities; development of Montpelier’s magazine and other published collateral material; management of its website and social media programs; and the promotion of consistent messaging and branding. Working closely with the Executive Vice President for Advancement, the Director of Communications will develop a robust communications strategy dedicated to increasing public awareness about James and Dolley Madison’s achievements and relevance, as well as about Montpelier as an important American historic site and educational resource, with the goal of increasing overall engagement (i.e. fundraising, visitation, and program participation). The Director of Communications provides leadership, direction, and supervision to all staff and activities that relate to public relations and communications, including the direct supervision of the Communications staff. Full job description.

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Part-time Visitor Center/Museum Gift Shop Associate
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill Visitor Center/Museum Gift Shop Sales Associate positions in the Visitor Center at James Madison’s Montpelier. In the spirit of Dolley Madison, candidates must be warm and courteous in all interactions, providing excellent customer service. The Visitor Center/Museum Gift Shop Associate is responsible for the sale of Montpelier mansion tour tickets and museum shop merchandise, along with providing outstanding customer service to all Montpelier visitors as they tour the historic site. Duties include sales of mansion tour tickets and museum gift shop merchandise; presentation of mansion tour information in a friendly, helpful manner and orientation to the Montpelier site; stocking, maintenance and cleaning of retail sales floor; making merchandise price changes as needed and providing comprehensive visitor assistance; ensuring that all Montpelier visitors view their experience as a pleasant and educational experience.

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Archaeology Technician
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking applications for two full-time archaeological technician positions to join their historical and public archaeology department . The position comes with benefits (health insurance, retirement, vacation, and sick leave). The position is provisionally for one year, with extension beyond this dependent upon the acquisition of further grants. Applications need to be received by April 24, 2015. While this announcement may have a deadline, positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found. The Archaeology Department at The Montpelier Foundation is a research and public archaeology department focused on discovering and interpreting the plantation landscape of James Madison, our nation’s 4th President. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree (BA, BS) in Anthropology or a related field, and be able to effectively communicate archaeological techniques to untrained volunteers, students, and visitors. The successful candidate should also have participated in a recognized archaeological field school and have at least two years of experience in full-time archaeological field work, preferably in historical contexts.

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Preservation Architect
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking a preservation architect for a three-year project to help oversee the reconstruction of six early 19th century outbuildings.  This interdisciplinary project is intended to reconstruct the buildings of the “South Yard”—the work and living complex for the enslaved domestics at James Madison’s Montpelier. Full job description and application directions.

Seeking friendly, outgoing, and energetic history enthusiasts to join the Education Department at James Madison’s Montpelier. Duties include conducting standard and specialty tours of Montpelier’s historic home and grounds for visitors of all ages. Interpreters also have the option of working in Montpelier’s seasonal venues, demonstrating period craft and cooking techniques, and helping to maintain a historic farm. Excellent communication skills, weekends, and moderate physical labor required. This is a part-time job with hours varying by the season. $11/hr.

Please submit one document containing resume and cover letter online.

Part-time Hospitality Associates

Part of the grand tradition of Montpelier is entertaining guests to the property in a style of which Dolley Madison would approve. Would you like to join the team ensuring donors, Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution participants, and others using our facilities enjoy unparalleled hospitality? Because of the nature of hospitality, event staff must be able to work nights and weekends and be amenable to flexible, part time schedules.

Apply online.

The Montpelier Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

To volunteer, contact Kathy Artus at kartus@montpelier.org or use the contact form linked below.

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