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Posted: 12/04/2013

Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Curatorial Department

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education. Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors.

Curatorial Project Assistant - Mulberry Row Project
Professional Opportunity
Charlottesville, VA


Project Assistant (Mulberry Row Project, Curatorial Department).  [Position #495] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, Thomas Jeffersons historic home and plantation, seeks a project assistant for our Mulberry Row and dependencies projects.  The Project Assistant will assist with the restoration and interpretation of Mulberry Row, the dynamic, industrial hub of Jeffersons 5,000-acre agricultural enterprise and the center of work and domestic life for free whites and enslaved workers, as well as several unrestored dependencies.  This 32-hour per week, temporary position, is for a minimum of 18 months.  The project assistant will assist the Foundations architectural historian and interdisciplinary project team with the recreation of two buildings, the study and modeling of 22 structures on Mulberry Row, and the completion of a smartphone app or optimized website.


Qualifications:  The Mulberry Row Project Assistant will have prior experience documenting historic buildings through archival research, photography, and measured drawings.  Additionally, the successful applicant will have demonstrated capacity to independently research vernacular buildings, historic building technology, and material culture from 1775-1825.  Other requirements include knowledge of digital photography, Word, Excel, Photoshop, AutoCAD and Access; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational ability, including the ability to work on several projects concurrently.  Must be detail-oriented and possess the proven ability to meet deadlines.  Bachelors degree in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Art History, or Architectural History is required.   Masters Degree in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Art History, or Architectural History is preferred. Deadline to apply is December 27.

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How to apply
To apply send a cover letter and resume OR application to resumes@monticello.org (preferred), by fax to 434.984.4846, or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., ATTN: Angela Butler, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902. To see a complete list of open positions at the Foundation, or to download an application visit our website: http://www.monticello.org/site/about/jobs. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Angela Butler
Phone: 434-984-9862
Fax: 434-984-4846
P.O. Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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