Employment at Montpelier

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Visitor Center/Museum Gift Shop Floor Team Lead
Part time position available with the Montpelier Foundation as a Floor Team Lead in the Visitors Center at James Madison’s Montpelier. Hours vary.  Duties include leading excellent visitor service through supervision of all aspects of visitor services offered at the Visitors Center which includes: greeting visitors, ringing admission, cafe and merchandise sales, assisting visitors with audio tour guide, and providing general assistance in the Visitor Center/Museum Gift Shop.  Must be computer literate, have ability to supervise others and overall good people skills a plus. Apply online.

Events and Hospitality Manager
This position plays an integral part in the successful execution of the Foundation’s strategic plan through the management and planning of events that welcome and entertain guests both at Montpelier and off-site. In the spirit of Dolley Madison the Hospitality Manager provides service to other departments at Montpelier. In order to create an exceptional experience every time, the Hospitality Manager oversees the hospitality infrastructure and centralized processes; provides continuity and consistency; and ensures the highest level of civility. Apply online.

Events Assistant
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. Smiling charmers with an eye for detail should apply online.

Student Education Coordinator
James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, VA seeks a motivated, energetic, proactive educator to fill the position of Student Education Coordinator (SEC). Reporting to the Director of Education and Visitor Engagement, the SEC is responsible for curriculum development and enhancement, communicating with teachers, and organizing all logistics of student group visits and outreach education activities. The SEC is responsible for programming and staffing Montpelier’s seasonal outdoor venues: a 19th century cooking demonstration, hands-on craft tent, and the Reconstruction-era Gilmore Farm. The SEC will direct a two week summer youth day camp, as well as other periodic large children’s events held on the grounds. The SEC will conduct student tours, adult tours and specialty tours as needed, and is responsible for a portion of staff management, assisting with payroll and scheduling, budgeting, hiring, training, and evaluating student education staff.
     Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies, Education, or related field required. MA and Teaching Certification preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral communication skills, be a great team-player, as well as an independent self-starter able to promote the mission of James Madison’s Montpelier: to inspire continuing public engagement with American constitutional self-government by bringing to life the home and contributions of James and Dolley Madison. Ability to work some weekends and evenings is a must. Please create one file, including cover letter and resume, and submit online before April 23, 2014. 

Full-Time Archaeological Technician
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking applications for two full-time archaeological technician positions 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 17th, 2014, via mail, email or fax (with e-mail being the preferred method). While this announcement may have a deadline, positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.  Send applicable materials to Dr. Matthew Reeves, Director of Archaeology, Montpelier Foundation by email to dig@montpelier.org.
    For more information, visit the complete job description.


The Montpelier Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

To volunteer, contact Julie Reed at jreed@montpelier.org or use the contact form linked below.



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