Employment at Montpelier

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Assistant Director of Communications
The Montpelier Foundation seeks an Assistant Director of Communications at James Madison’s Montpelier to assume responsibility for strategically advancing the organization through the successful management of its overall communications programs, including supporting the management of its marketing, media, and advertising activities; Montpelier’s magazine and other published collateral material; the website and digital/social media programs; and the promotion of consistent messaging and branding. The position requires a bachelor’s degree; at least two years of relevant experience that demonstrates success in marketing and communications, planning, budgeting, and supervision; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to lift up to 25 pounds and participate in walking tours of the mansion and grounds and ability to work well with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment. Full job description.

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Curator for Archaeological Collections
The Montpelier Foundation is looking to fill the position of Curator of Archaeological Collections. Candidates must have at least five years of lab research experience and two years of supervisory experience in historical archaeology. An M.A. in Anthropology or related fields, with a focus on historical archaeology is required, in addition to a demonstrated interest in public archaeology, proven experience in writing analytical reports, extensive knowledge of 18th and 19th century artifacts, publishing, database management, and analysis of artifacts for site interpretation. We will be giving preference for research interests in plantation archaeology and the African Diaspora, and to those with a doctorate degree and teaching experience.

The position is Full Time with benefits. Salary for the position ranges from $38-44,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Applications are due August 20th. Click Here to learn more about the position and to submit your materials.


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.

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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