Employment at Montpelier

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Manager of Interpretive Programs
James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, Virginia seeks an engaging and creative museum professional to develop interpretive tours and programs, train and evaluate interpreters and other front line staff, and assist in the management of the Education Department.  Reporting to the Director of Visitor Education and Visitor Engagement, the successful candidate will possess at least five years’ experience in developing and delivering historic interpretation, have knowledge of current interpretation methodologies, and hold an advanced degree in American History, Public History, Museum Studies or a related field.  Expertise in content and customer-service training, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills are mandatory.  Familiarity with the history of the early American republic and African American history is greatly preferred.   Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references as a single pdf.  Montpelier is an EOE. Full job description.

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Administrative Assistant for Development
The Administrative Assistant for Development provides a diverse array of administrative support services to help ensure the effective operations of the Development Office and its team. He/she reports to the Vice President for Development and supports the Directors and Development team through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.

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Montpelier Interpreter
Seeking friendly, outgoing, and energetic history enthusiasts and lifelong learners 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, and conducting family programs and student field trips. Excellent communication skills and some weekends required. This is a part-time job with hours varying by the season. $11/hr.  EOE. Please submit one document containing resume and cover letter online. Applications due by May 8, 2016. Full job description.

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Floor Team Lead
This position plays and integral role in the visitor center and museum gift shop operations. The Floor Team Lead is responsible for greeting and offering assistance to visitors as needed. Team Lead also  directs work flow of museum gift shop operations, including the visitor services team associates. The Team Lead assists in the training of new sales associates and follows up to ensure continued education regarding the various aspects of James Madison’s Montpelier. Full job description.

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Part-time Housekeeping Associates

We are currently seeking part-time Housekeeping Associates at James Madison’s Montpelier. The Housekeeping Associate will be responsible for maintaining the daily cleanliness and good repair of the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, and other foundation buildings on an ongoing basis. Nights and weekends are required, but there is flexibility in the schedule. Prior experience in commercial cleaning is preferred.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds and climb 12-foot ladders as necessary. A valid VA Driver’s License is required.  Motor Vehicle Record dated within last 30 days required.Full job description.

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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. Full job description.

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The Montpelier Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

To volunteer, contact Sherida Hawthorne at shawthorne@montpelier.org or use the contact form linked below.

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