Work at Maymont

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our organization. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Manager for Individual Giving and Membership

This full-time position is responsible for managing all aspects of Maymont’s program for support from individuals, including the Annual Fund and the current Spirit of Generosity Capital Campaign. Additionally, this position will coordinate all aspects of Maymont’s Membership program, including member acquisition, retention and special membership programming.

Responsibilities include developing annual campaign strategies supporting donor acquisition and retention efforts through prospect mailings and direct mail campaigns; soliciting lapsed donors; overseeing renewal process and thank you letters in a timely manner; overseeing all aspects of Maymont’s Membership program, including special benefits and programming, and new member acquisition and retention and renewal.

Experience required includes diverse knowledge of fundraising and membership programs; special event planning; excellent writing, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail; ability to work independently and as a team member; ability to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines; effective and congenial team player; and excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

College degree or equivalent experience. Microsoft Office proficiency required; Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred. Must have demonstrated growth in previous development position(s) and/or three-five years experience in fundraising or related field.

Email your resume, cover letter and three references. EOE. Posted 5/10/2016.

Museum Interpreter

This part-time position supports the daily operation of Maymont Mansion, the historic house museum at Maymont, for public tours, school classes and booked groups. This position 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; assists with coordination and implementation of interpretation, programs, educational events, school programs, and other activities and/or special projects of this department as assigned; creates a welcoming, gracious, and informative experience for museum visitors; and fosters a positive work environment that encourages volunteerism. The position is part-time, approximately 1-3 days per week and includes evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Arts in Art History, History, Education, or related field. Museum/historic site interpretation experience preferred. Excellent communication skills, ability to implement engaging interpretation and programming, visitor service skills, and desire to work with children, the public and museum volunteers required.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE. Posted 5/9/2016.

Animal Keeper

This full-time position cares for a variety of animal species in Virginia Wildlife Exhibits and Children’s Farm.  Some cross training may occur for care of animals in the Nature Center.  This position maintains health and appearance of animals, exhibits and support areas; provides great guest experiences, including participating in public programs on animal car, management and natural history; works independently and as a team member to maintain exhibit appearance; maintains, troubleshoots and repairs animal facilities and equipment; and participates in exhibit improvement, design and other planning.

Skills/Abilities needed include knowledge of biological principals and terms; experience in animal husbandry to include disease and parasite control, animal nutrition, animal breeding, animal behavior and animal training. Ability to follow detailed instructions, perform manual work required including lifting/carrying at least 50 pounds, climbing, crawling and jumping, and work in inclement weather throughout the year. Must have valid driver’s license and pass pre-employment background check.

Minimum education requirements include an Associate’s degree in Zoo Animal Technology and one year of professional animal care experience. A Bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, wildlife management, animal science or related natural science field is preferred.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE. Posted 5/5/2016.