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.


Manager of Visitor Services & Interpretation

Date: June 22, 2021

Status:  Exempt Salary, Full Time with benefits

Reports to:  Director of Education

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises volunteer and paid interpretative staff, assisting in recruitment of, hiring, and evaluating the interpretative team at both Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm
  • Manages the administration of the reception and visitor information areas including brochures, signage, admissions policies, and other information systems as needed
  • Develops monthly reports on visitation and responds to additional requests for special reports as requested
  • Schedules interpretative staff for daily tours, group tours, and youth programs
  • Works with other departments to develop, test, implement, and evaluate new tours and programs
  • Participates in museum events and programs as necessary, which may include set-up assistance, event hosting, supervising an event function, creating signage, and directing volunteers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus on History, Public History, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion for history, along with an ability to learn historical content and methodologies for visitor interactions
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, coach, and manage employees
  • Demonstrated positive approach to problem solving, new tasks, and collaborating with others
  • Presentation skills and time management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in teaching, promoting dialogue and questioning, and facilitating educational experiences
  • Ability to foster empathy amongst colleagues and visitors while working effectively and respectfully with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Expertise with digital technology, specifically Homebase and Square

Buildings and Grounds Tech I

Date: February 1, 2021

StatusNon-exempt hourly , full time or part time

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.


Gardens Assistant

Date: June 1, 2021

Status: Full-time or Part-time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Garden Maintenance Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities: None  

Function:                               
Assumes responsibility for the appearance and maintenance of the grounds and gardens of Kenmore, and other sites as necessary.

Requirements:

Education/Experience:         
HS diploma Minimum 5 year’s public landscape maintenance experience preferred

Skills:                                     
Must have extensive plant and tree identification knowledge, pruning planting, composting soil management

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

Must be self-starter and able to work independently

Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands:                
Must be able to lift 50 lbs operate all types of garden equipment necessary to perform job duties. Must be able to walk, stand, crawl, squat for extended periods.

Work Environment:              
Must be willing to work outside year round. Work may include evenings, holidays and/or weekend shifts as needed.

Other requirements:              
Must pass criminal background check.

Must have valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities to Include But Not Limited to:

  1. Assist with grounds maintenance including lawn mowing, trimming, leaf and brush removal and general management of appearance of the gardens and grounds.
  1. Works in the gardens with volunteers.
  1. Coordinates with the Gardens Supervisor to prioritize projects and daily work assignments, schedules according to needs, upcoming events, etc.
  1. All other special projects as assigned

Custodian I 

Date: June 1, 2021

StatusFull-time or Part-time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Buildings & Grounds

Supervisory Responsibilities: None  

Function:                               
Assumes responsibility for the cleaning of common areas of Foundation owned buildings

Education/Experience: HS diploma Minimum

Qualifications

  • Preferred education minimum of high school diploma or GED. May be substituted with sufficient work experience.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, crawl, squat for extended periods
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 15 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must have ability to operate equipment or have ability to learn how to operate equipment necessary to perform functions and scope of work detailed
  • Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with department heads, visitors and staff members.
  • Must be available to work evenings, holidays and/or weekend shifts as needed.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.                    

Responsibilities to Include But Not Limited to:

  1. Perform routine leaning of all common areas and restrooms within foundation owned buildings.
  2. Perform nightly lock up of buildings upon completion of cleanings.
  3. Complete all work in a timely and efficient manner using established safety practices.
  4. Utilize knowledge of trade skills to complete daily tasks as directed by the Buildings and Grounds Department with or without supervision
  5. Dusting, vacuuming, polishing, scrubbing, disinfecting of any and all surfaces within scope of work.
  6. Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  7. Keep up to date MSDS sheets for all cleaning supplies used on properties.
  8. Work in conjunction with other departments and staff to provide support for event setups, emergency response efforts and all other service requests within Building and Grounds department scope of work.
  9. Utilize and maintain all tools, supplies and equipment on the property to complete tasks assigned by department.
  10. Communicate completion of assigned tasks in a detailed manner to the department.
  11. Report any safety issues, concerns or incidents involving staff or visitors immediately to the Building and Grounds Foreman or Department Head.
  12. Follow all procedures, rules and guidelines adopted by the Department and the George Washington Foundation. Report any infractions to the Foreman or Department head.

Seasonal Landscape Assistant

Date: June 1, 2021

Status: Full-time or Part-time Seasonal Hourly, Non-Exempt

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.

Education/Experience: High School Diploma/GED preferred

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.

Responsibilities to Include But Not Limited to:

1. Complete all work assigned in a timely and efficient manner using established safety practices. 

2. Utilize knowledge of trade skills to complete daily tasks as directed by the Buildings and Grounds Department with or without supervision.

3. Operate, utilize and maintain all tools, supplies and equipment on the property to complete tasks assigned by the department.

4. Communicate completion of assigned tasks in a detailed manner to the department.

5. Report any safety issues, concerns or incidents involving staff or visitors immediately to the Buildings and Grounds Foreman or Department Head.

6. Follow all procedures, rules and guidelines adopted by the Department and the George Washington Foundation.  Report any infractions to the Foreman or Department Head.