Employment

All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

PART-TIME

TITLE: Curatorial Assistant (Part-Time)
WAGE: $18.00 per hour

We are seeking a talented Curatorial Assistant to provide support to the curatorial services team in exhibition planning and implementation and care for the permanent collection. This role supports the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in planning and management of special exhibitions at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement Museum; conducts research and coordinates domestic and international artifact loans; assists with care of the permanent collections; and provides other support to curatorial services as assigned.

Qualifications
– Familiarity with and ability to apply best museum practices for artifact collections management, documentation and artifact preservation; organizing, documenting, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks related to national and international artifact loans including coordinating secure transit with art handlers and couriers.
– Ability to handle artifacts using best practices; safely climb ladders or steps; assist with movement of artifacts and crates and lift and move artifacts independently when appropriate; experience preferred in artifact collections management, working hands-on with artifact collections in a museum setting including handling, storing, packing and moving them.
– Knowledge of 17th and 18th-century material culture to include ability to identify and generally describe artifact forms.
– Excellent organizational and administrative skills required to collect and organize information, plan and execute projects, and document activities.
– Ability to work effectively and respectfully with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.
– Ability to conduct assigned research, analyze information for relevance, and clearly and effectively write copy and correspondence.
– Knowledge and experience working with collections management databases required.

Benefits
– Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
– American Alliance of Museums Membership.
– Café discounts.
– Professional development opportunities.
– Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.

This position has the opportunity for promotional movement within the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and other agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction.

To Apply
Please submit an application either online at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com or by contacting Human Resources at hr@jyf.virginia.gov for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.


TITLE: Grants and Communications Specialist (Part-Time)
WAGE: $20.00 per hour

We have an exciting opportunity here at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation! We are seeking a talented Grants and Communications Specialist to work cooperatively as part of our Development team. This position will write and submit proposals to foundations, corporations, and government partners; and will write and coordinate grantor and funder reports. This role also maintains a calendar of proposal and reporting deadlines; collaborates in communications efforts for the Development office and contributes to the agency-wide quarterly magazine, “Inside JYF.” Provides writing and editing support and assists with other Development activities as needed.

Qualifications
– Proven experience in grant writing, proposal writing, or other persuasive writing.
– Experience in grant monitoring, reporting, and compliance.
– Superior written and verbal communications skills.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet research. Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or other comparable fundraising database.
– Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgement; make sound decisions; take initiative.
– Must be able to process and secure confidential information related to donors and donor prospects.

Experience in educational, arts, or museum-related field preferred.

Benefits
– Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
– American Alliance of Museums Membership.
– Café discounts.
– Professional development opportunities.
– Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.

This position has the opportunity for promotional movement within the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and other agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction.

To Apply
Please submit an application either online at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com or by contacting Human Resources at hr@jyf.virginia.gov for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.


TITLE: Group Educator — Onsite Education (Part-Time)
WAGE: $15.00 per hour

Our Group Educator positions provide flexible, part-time hours teaching about 17th and 18th century history in an active, engaging manner that shares diverse perspectives and creates relevance to today. No previous content knowledge necessary. Initial training in content and methodology prepares educators to present engaging tours of Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to students of all ages, work with the public through camps and hands-on history carts, and more. You will take a group through permanent galleries and living history areas, interact with costumed interpreters, and utilize reproduced objects to make history relevant to today.

Qualifications
– Experience working with children in either a professional or volunteer capacity.
– Excellent communication skills.
– Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new information.
– Skills for working effectively with the public, including people of diverse cultures, ages, abilities, and economic backgrounds.
– Willingness to work outdoors in all reasonable weather conditions.

High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Paid training will take place on February 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24 & 25 + March 2 & 4. Employment is dependent on being able to attend all training.

Benefits
– Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
– American Alliance of Museums Membership.
– Café discounts.
– Professional development opportunities.
– Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.
– Career skills training.

This position has the opportunity for promotional movement within the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Education Department, internal departments and other agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction.

To Apply
Please submit an application either online at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com or by contacting Human Resources at hr@jyf.virginia.gov for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.


TITLE: Museum Historical Interpreter (Part-Time)
WAGE: $15.00 per hour

We are seeking qualified, enthusiastic individuals to present costumed historical interpretation and demonstrate craft skills to visitors and students of varying ages visiting Jamestown Settlement and/or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. At the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, historical interpretation includes utilizing hands-on/inquiry-based teaching techniques using the site structures and artifacts while incorporating historical information, which depicts the culture, events and concerns of 17th- and/or 18th-century Virginia colonists, mariners, Powhatan Indians, continental soldiers and/or Revolution-era farm life in order to educate museum visitors and school groups, and to provide a high quality visitor experience.

Qualifications
– Demonstrated strong, effective communication skills.
– Ability to work with the general public and student groups.
– Passion for history.
– Ability to facilitate engaging experiences that promote dialogue and questioning.
– Demonstrated ability to learn historical content and methodologies for visitor interactions.
– Ability to work effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
– Must be willing to frequently stand and work outdoors in all weather conditions in historical clothing, with reasonable accommodation.
– Weekend/holiday work is required, including some Sundays.

Prior experience in costumed historical interpretation and craft skills is preferred.

Benefits
– Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
– American Alliance of Museums Membership.
– Café discounts.
– Professional development opportunities.
– Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.
– Career skills training.

This position has the opportunity for promotional movement within the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Education Department, internal departments and other agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction.

To Apply
Please submit an application either online at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com or by contacting Human Resources at hr@jyf.virginia.gov for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.


TITLE: Museum Historical Interpreter — Paspahegh Town (Part-Time)
WAGE: $15.00 per hour

We are seeking qualified, enthusiastic individuals to present costumed historical interpretation and demonstrate craft skills which depict the culture, events and concerns of the Powhatan Indians in our recreated Paspahegh Town at Jamestown Settlement. At the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, historical interpretation includes utilizing hands-on/inquiry-based teaching techniques using the site structures and artifacts while incorporating historical information, which depicts the culture, events and concerns of 17th- and/or 18th-century Virginia colonists, mariners, Powhatan Indians, continental soldiers and/or Revolution-era farm life in order to educate museum visitors and school groups, and to provide a high quality visitor experience.

Qualifications
– Demonstrated strong, effective communication skills.
– Ability to work with the general public and student groups.
– Passion for history, especially Native American history and culture.
– Ability to facilitate engaging experiences that promote dialogue and questioning.
– Demonstrated ability to learn historical content and methodologies for visitor interactions.
– Ability to work effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
– Must be willing to frequently stand and work outdoors in all weather conditions in historical clothing and moccasins made of leather, with reasonable accommodation.
– Weekend/holiday work is required, including some Sundays.
– Prior experience in teaching or interpreting Native American history, culture, and creating crafts/tools preferred.

Benefits
– Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
– American Alliance of Museums Membership.
– Café discounts.
– Professional development opportunities.
– Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.
– Career skills training.

This position has the opportunity for promotional movement within the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Education Department, internal departments and other agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction.

To Apply
Please submit an application either online at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com or by contacting Human Resources at hr@jyf.virginia.gov for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.


TITLE: Housekeeper (Part-Time)
WAGE: $15.00 per hour

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Housekeeper. We are looking for a reliable, hardworking individual to join our team! This position is responsible for performing housekeeping duties on the properties of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Qualifications
– Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
– Ability to perform a variety of cleaning tasks.
– Demonstrated ability to lift heavy objects; to stand for extended periods; and to perform manual labor. Individual must be able to lift over 50 pounds.
– Previous demonstrated knowledge of cleaning methods and use of cleaning chemicals, equipment and supplies and of safety practices related to this field of work is preferred.

This is primarily a weekend position and will typically be scheduled for Friday – Monday each week.

Benefits
– Complimentary admissions to reciprocal museums.
– American Alliance of Museums Membership.
– Café discounts.
– Professional development opportunities.
– Opportunities to work in multiple departments through our Workforce Maximization program.

This position has the opportunity for promotional movement within the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and other agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction.

To Apply
Please submit an application either online at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com or by contacting Human Resources at hr@jyf.virginia.gov for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.


BENEFITS SUMMARY

Benefits available for full-time employees can be reviewed on the Department of Human Resource Management’s benefit page at: dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits. You must complete an online application for employment consideration at the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

If you have further Human Resources questions, please contact coy.mozingo@jyf.virginia.gov.

For more information on benefits from the Commonwealth of Virginia, visit the Department of Human Resource Management.


JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION HIRING GUIDELINES

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin or disability (Civil Rights Act, 1964 and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990).

Job applicants are screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application, which doesn’t include any candidate-related references to potential discriminatory factors. A background and E-Verify checks are required.

Third-person interpretive practices (not actors) are used in interpretive areas. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation hires persons who can effectively share the important stories of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.