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Posted: 08/28/2014

The Mount Vernon Ladies Association- George Washington's Mount Vernon
Historic Preservation and Collections

Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year. Over 80 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate was officially opened to the public. Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million guests each year. The estate, gardens and farm of Mount Vernon totaled some 8,000 acres in the 18th century. Today, nearly 500 acres of this historic property have been preserved along the banks of the Potomac River. Guests can see Washington’s mansion and other original structures. The estate also includes the tomb of George and Martha Washington, a memorial dedicated to the slaves who lived and worked on the estate, the Ford Orientation Center, and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center which includes 25 theaters and galleries, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon does not accept grants from federal, state or local governments, and no tax dollars are expended to support its purposes. Primary sources of income are revenue from the retail and dining facilities, ticket sales, and donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Professional Opportunity
Mount Vernon, VA






Historic Mount Vernon seeks a highly motivated historic preservation professional to fill the position of Architectural Conservator.  This individual will manage the conservation of the historic structures at George Washingtons Mount Vernon.




Overseeing a comprehensive program of maintenance for more than 20 historic structures, directing conservation of historic building fabric and managing full and part-time staff as required.  The Architectural Conservator works under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Architecture within Mount Vernons Historic Preservation and Collections Department.



  • Must hold a MA or MS degree in historic preservation, architectural history, or architecture, with course work in architectural conservation

  • At least three years experience working in the historic preservation field

  • Demonstrated familiarity with 18th-century building methods and materials, experience in their repair and replacement

  • Proficiency in carpentry, painting, plastering and / or masonry is required

  • Fluent in AutoCAD and experience with Revit / BIM is a plus


This is a full-time, permanent, benefit eligible position. 



Please send application materials by:  September 30, 2014 via our website - click on link:  View all open positions to find:  Architectural Conservator under Preservation, or send via postal mail to:  Mount Vernon Ladies Association, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 110, Mount Vernon, VA 22121.    




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How to apply
Please send application materials by: September 30, 2014 via our website http://www.mountvernon.org/jobs to find: Architectural Conservator under Preservation. Or send via postal mail to: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 110, Mount Vernon, VA 22121. EOE
Leah Noce
Fax: 703.780.8320
P.O. Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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