Employment


Full-Time

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

 

TITLE:                       Executive Director

POSITION:               00001

SALARY:                  Salary Negotiable with State Benefit Package

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) administers two fully accredited living‐history museums that teach the history of early America and Virginia.  Through its living-history museums – Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown – JYF fosters an awareness and understanding of the early history, settlement, and development of the United States through the convergence of American Indian, European, and African cultures and the enduring legacies bequeathed to the nation.  The Foundation is currently seeking qualified candidates to consider for the position of Executive Director.


TO QUALIFY:  The Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is the chief executive and, in that capacity, reports to the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and works in close partnership with the Board of Directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. (JYF, INC), and the Board of Directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Educational Trust (JYET).  Critical to the Executive Director’s success will be the ability to partner in an open, communicative, and mutually respectful manner with the boards of JYF and its private affiliates.

He or she (“s/he”) is responsible for furthering Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s mission and managing the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of the organization.  The Executive Director must be a galvanizing and effective leader who devotes considerable time to building support for the Jamestown- Yorktown Foundation through public and private sources. S/he partners with the boards to build upon the organization’s recent accomplishments and to continue to raise Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s profile regionally, nationally, and internationally while utilizing an open and collaborative management style designed to foster commitment, teamwork, transparence, and mutual respect.

Foremost among the Executive Director’s personal characteristics will be the ability to communicate, to motivate, and to inspire the confidence of a wide variety of individuals, both internal and external to the organization. The Executive Director will be a person of intelligence and distinction, whose professional experience and personal characteristics build rapport and respect among diverse stakeholders.

Specific experience and attributes for the successful candidate must include:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTEAll full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. These documents require an employee to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation.  This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available to FCPS for inspection upon request. Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLY: Candidates must fully complete an online Commonwealth of Virginia employment application at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/.  For more information, please visit www.historyisfun.org.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on October 6, 2019.  Background Check/E-verify required.  Please see website for full description of background investigation.  EEO/AA/ADA.  All applications will be reviewed by the internal executive search team and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview by the recruitment firm.

 



TITLE: 
Administrative Specialist

POSITION: 00130

SALARY: $36,000 – $42,000 with State Benefit Package

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a highly qualified individual to provide administrative and clerical support to the Deputy Executive Director of Administration.

TO QUALIFYThe successful candidate will be a positive, highly organized, self-starter who can work well in a high demand / high volume environment. Must be able to work independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment; and possess superior skills at managing multiple tasks and projects. Must possess excellent grammar and proofreading skills; excellent written oral and communication; strong customer service skills for both internal and external customers; ability to critically evaluate and resolve challenges; and possess exceptional attention to detail. Must be willing to work closely with department staff to ensure success on various department projects and initiatives. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTEAll full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. These documents require an employee to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available to FCPS for inspection upon request. Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLY: Candidates must fully complete an online Commonwealth of Virginia employment application at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/.  For more information, please visit www.historyisfun.orgApplications must be received by 11:59 PM on September 12, 2019. Background Check/E-Verify required.   Please see website for full description of background investigation.  EEO/AA/ADA.

 


Part-Time

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

 

TITLE: Marketing Secretary/Receptionist

POSITION: MR001

SALARY: $10.00 – $11.00 per hour

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to serve as receptionist for Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s main telephone lines and administrative offices in the education wing. Control access to administrative offices via remote entry system. Provide clerical support for the Marketing and Retail Operations department and other administrative offices. Handle all fulfillment requests. Prepare monthly reports for the Marketing and Retail Operations and Finance departments.

TO QUALIFY:  The successful candidate must possess the ability to interact cooperatively, effectively, and professionally with all levels of staff and general public. Strong oral/written communication and computer skills (MS Office, Google G Suite). Knowledge of Jamestown Settlement, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and general knowledge of the Historic Triangle area. Knowledge of basic office equipment. A high school diploma or the equivalent is strongly preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE:  All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. All volunteers of the Jamestown- Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism. These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.”

TO APPLYA completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. 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. JYF 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.

 



TITLE:
Group Educator

POSITION: MP000

SALARY: $10.20 per hour 

Do you want to be part of a community that shares colonial American history with students from Virginia and across the nation?  Our Group Educator positions provide flexible, part-time, seasonal hours teaching about colonial history in an active, engaging manner.  Successful candidates do not have to have formal teaching experience or a deep knowledge of colonial history.  We will train you! Initial training in content and methodology prepares educators to present engaging tours of Jamestown Settlement to students of all ages. On tours of Jamestown Settlement, the classroom is outside! You will take a group through newly renovated permanent galleries, interact with costumed interpreters, board a full-size sailing re-creation of the 1607 ships, explore a yehakin in the recreated Powhatan Indian village, and step through the gates of James Fort. Paid training takes place September 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, and 20.  Employment is dependent on being able to attend all training.

TO QUALIFY:  Experience working with children in either a professional or volunteer capacity. Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new information. Enjoy working with the public, and ability to work outdoors in all reasonable weather conditions. Completion of some college coursework preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE:  All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete and sign an Application for Employment.  All volunteers of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism. These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation.  This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.”  In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available for inspection upon request.”  Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLYYou must fully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia employment application – for more information and to apply please go to  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ These positions are open until filled, and may close at any point.  Background check and E-Verify required. EEO/AA/ADA


Benefits Summary

Benefits available for full-time employees can be reviewed on the Department of Human Resource Management’s benefit page at: http://www.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 questions, you may contact Barbra Hoffman at barbra.hoffman@jyf.virginia.gov.


Commonwealth of Virginia

Check out more information on benefits at the Department of Human Resource Management.


Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Hiring Guidelines