Employment

Are you interested in working at Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm?

The George Washington Foundation cultivates a work environment encouraging fairness, teamwork, and respect among employees at both sites.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for any position listed below, please do ONE of the following three options…

Complete an online employment application [Google Form] and, when prompted, attach your resume.

Or complete a paper employment application [PDF] and email it, along with your resume, to hr@gwffoundation.org.

Or send your completed paper employment application [PDF] and your resume by fax to 540-371-6066 or by mail to The George Washington Foundation, ATTN: Human Resources, 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Questions may be directed to hr@gwffoundation.org or 540-373-3381 x1032

Additionally, volunteers are critical to the Foundation’s success.
Opportunities are available in a variety of departments.
Visit our Volunteer! page to learn more.


 Buildings and Grounds Tech I

Date: February 1, 2021

Status:                                Exempt – Full Time Salary    

Reports to:                      Director of Buildings and Grounds    

Supervisory Responsibilities:                     None   

Function:                               
Assist with the preservation, repair, maintenance, security and improvement of properties and structures located within Ferry Farm and Kenmore Historical Sites.

Requirements:

Education/Experience:          High School Diploma/GED

Skills:                                     
Must have the ability to operate equipment or have the ability to learn how to operate equipment to include tractors, power tools, trucks, excavators and misc. hand tools.

Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands:               
Must be able to walk, stand, crawl, squat for extended periods.

Must be able to lift in excess of 50lbs. on a regular basis.

Must be able to perform work in excess of 20 ft.

Other requirements:              
Must pass criminal background check.

Must have valid driver’s license.

Work Environment:              
Must be available to work evenings, Holidays and/or weekend shifts as needed. Must be able to work in all weather conditions.


Director of Education

Date:                           February 1, 2021

Status:                         Exempt – Full Time Salary

Reports to:                  Vice President of Museum Content

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Function:                
Leads the development and implementation for educational programming for Kenmore and Ferry Farm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensures educational programs align to best practices, support state standards, trends in educational programming in the museum setting, and institutional goals and priorities
  1. Actively participate in the Foundations strategic planning
  1. Oversees program concepts and development, budget, staffing, delivery and evaluation.
  1. Oversees the hiring, training, scheduling of the Education Department staff
  1. Coordinates the volunteer program for the Education Department.
  1. Coordinates with the Advancement Department marketing for special events.
  1. Ensures that program delivery areas are clean and orderly.
  1. Delivers tours and programs as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education, American Studies or other related fields
  • At least five years experience in historic house museums and/or living history museums and two years of management experience in a museum education setting
  • Familiarity with colonial history and material culture
  • Demonstrated ability to develop educational programming for museums
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally
  • Well-developed writing skills
  • Well–established track record of scholarship