Employment at Montpelier

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Archaeology Lab Manager
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking applications for a full-time archaeological laboratory manager to join their historical and public archaeology department. The position comes with benefits (health insurance, retirement, holiday, vacation, and sick leave).  The position is full-time and is part of the regular operating budget for Montpelier’s Archaeology Department. An important component of this position is maintaining the archaeology laboratory as a visitor space and experience with 18th and early 19th century material culture.  Successful applicants will need to work a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Salary is at $13.50/hour, with a $1.00 per hour raise after a 6-month review.  Please see the following page for more information and application link.


Public Archaeology Technician
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking applications for a full-time Public Archaeology Technician to join their historical and public archaeology department. The position comes with benefits (health insurance, retirement, holiday, vacation, and sick leave).  The position is full-time and is part of the regular operating budget for Montpelier’s Archaeology Department.  It requires a strong understanding of historical archaeology, African American slavery, and public engagement. Successful applicants will need to work a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Salary is at $13.50/hour, with a $1.00 per hour raise after a 6-month review.  Please see the following page for more information and application link.


Interpreter
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.


Research Coordinator
The Montpelier Foundation seeks applications for a research coordinator to provide oversight of primary and secondary source documentary and object-related curatorial research to support mansion refurnishing efforts and site interpretation. Successful candidates should hold a Master’s degree in U.S. history or in library science, as well as prior work with a variety of archival sources, previous professional research assistance experience, and comfort managing the backend of a relational database. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin in mid-February with an anticipated start time in late April. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and academic writing sample in a single PDF. Apply 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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To volunteer, contact Kathy Artus at kartus@montpelier.org
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