Work at Maymont

Maymont Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are always looking for talented professionals to join our organization. Email your resume and cover letter.

Museum Interpreter

The Maymont Foundation is seeking a part-time weekend Museum Interpreter for 2-4 days weekend days a month. The Museum Interpreter supports the daily operation of the Maymont Mansion, the historic house museum at Maymont, for public tours, school classes, and booked groups. He/she monitors the Belowstairs exhibit and public entry to the museum. He/she oversees the registration and coordination for the daily docent led tours of the first and second floors and public access to the Belowstairs exhibition. He/she assists with coordination and implementation of interpretation, programs, educational events, school programs, and other activities and/or special projects of this department as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with daily operation of the house museum for public tours and monitors the Belowstairs exhibit and public entry to the museum
  • Oversees the registration and tour process for the daily docent led tours of the first and second floors
  • Conducts general tours, school programs, special interpretation, and other programs
  • Responsible for creating a welcoming, gracious, and informative experience for museum visitors
  • Assists with other activities and special projects of the department as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Fosters a positive work environment that encourages volunteerism
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Desire and ability to work with child, the public and volunteers
  • Ability to implement engaging interpretation and programming
  • Excellent guest services skills required

Education & Experience:

  • Experience with Windows based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, History, Education or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking for extended periods, frequent climbing of steps, bending, stooping and lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Senior Director of Marketing, Strategy & Advancement

The Maymont Foundation is seeking a talented and ambitious Senior Director of Marketing, Strategy & Advancement. This role will be responsible for planning, developing, and managing marketing and development activities for the Maymont Foundation and across Maymont’s 100 acres. The incumbent will lead the development and execution of compelling and effective marketing and fundraising content and tactics to engage our community, guests, fundraising prospects and donors. The Senior Director will manage the marketing and annual fundraising teams, as well as solicitation of restricted funds. In addition, the Senior Director of Advancement will lead the overall strategy for guest experiences at Maymont and will play a key role in longer term planning and strategic development at Maymont.

Essential Functions:

  • Formulates short and long term marketing and development strategies across Maymont; ensuring the marketing, development, and guest experience strategies align with Maymont’s strategic plan
  • Manages Fundraising, Marketing and Guest Services teams
  • Continually evaluates marketing and development activities, modifying or realigning any that are not optimally productive, and introduces high impact campaigns
  • Develops plans, strategies, and initiatives to expand and strengthen Maymont’s brand and reach in the community
  • Ensures the development of annual marketing plans for business units across Maymont
  • Creates effective communications strategies and guest experiences to cultivate and enhance relationships with key audiences including donors, stakeholders, community leaders and guests
  • Manages database analytics and design targeted communications and solicitations focused on key audiences
  • Oversees data collection and analysis across Maymont
  • Represents Maymont as one of its principal spokespersons
  • In coordination with the Executive Director and other Senior colleagues, seeks out and develops community relationships with government officials, agencies, civic groups, and the media
  • Provides direction in the creation of strategies, goal setting, action plans and evaluation to increase contributed revenue through sponsorships, grants, annual funds and other individual giving programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An attention to detail and aptitude for logical thinking
  • A commitment to professional ethics
  • The ability to interact with all levels of staff and stakeholders with positive energy
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement
  • Skilled in interpersonal relationship development and effective presentation
  • Skilled in use of technology, data and analysis to measure and achieve results
  • Ability to innovate and to think creatively
  • Ability to apply highly developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines
  • Extensive technology, data analysis and relational database experience
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Flexibility as a hands-on team player with demonstrated experience using collaboration to achieve results

Education & Experience:

  • Degree in marketing, non-profit fundraising, philanthropy, business or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the marketing and/or development field with a non-profit or cultural institution preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience leveraging research, market trends, data and analysis to achieve results
  • Participation as a key member of a High Performing team
  • Working knowledge of Maymont and the Richmond region

Licenses:

  • Valid VA Driver’s License required

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking for extended periods, frequent climbing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Part-Time Animal Keeper

This position cares for a variety of animals primarily at the Farm and for other animals in the collection. Maintains the health and appearance of animals, maintains exhibits and support areas, provides great guest experiences including participating in public programs on animal care/management / natural history. Shifts are from 7:30 am to 12 pm or 8 am to 4 pm. Hours average from 9 to 15 hours a week.

Responsibilities:

  • Work will primarily be centered at the Children’s Farm but other duties within the animal care department may be requested.
  • Animal husbandry, guest interaction and maintenance projects are a few of the tasks required to fill the position.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and/or GED required.
  • Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Experience working with animals is preferred.
  • Must be able to pass background check, have valid driver’s license, and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

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