Employment at Montpelier
Vice President of Museum Programs
The VPMP leads three departments that provide a variety of engaging programs in several venues inside the Montpelier mansion; on the grounds surrounding the mansion; significant sites outside the historic core, off-site, and online. The incumbent directs museum operations, including collections, exhibits, acquisitions, training and security; educational services, including interpretation; educational outreach and public programs; and curatorial and archaeological research. The VPMP will also work closely with other departments such as the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier, retail and visitor services and communications to assist in the dissemination of accurate information and other portrayals of the activities occurring on the Montpelier estate.
The VPMP has a unique opportunity to join the team at James Madison’s Montpelier in establishing Montpelier as a nationally recognized historic site. Following the recently completed and meticulous architectural restoration of the Montpelier mansion and equally meticulous ongoing archaeological and curatorial research and authentic refurnishing efforts, the VPMP will lead a dedicated team of specialists. All such endeavors will assist in developing engaging programs across several venues for over 125,000 annual visitors.
This job is ideal for someone who is inspired by James Madison and the ongoing impact of history on the American story; and someone who enjoys sharing that inspiration with others in engaging styles suited for a variety of audiences. Any candidate must possess the ability to:
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Assistant Manager Visitor Services & Retail Operations
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 December 26th, 2014, via email. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 one to two years of experience in full-time archaeological field work, preferably in historical contexts.
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The Montpelier Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
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