Employment Opportunities

Associate Director of Development

Buildings and Grounds Technician

Museum Educator

Interpreters - George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

School Tour Guides

Volunteers


Associate Director of Development

Status: Exempt Full Time Salary

Function: Serve as a senior member of the development team, working – collaboratively and individually – to advance relationships and secure major philanthropic funding in support of initiatives across Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm.                              

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Skills: A minimum of three years of non-profit development or similar fundraising experience, preferably in a major giving, corporate or foundation giving, and/or a campaign environment. Relevant academic or professional experience is desirable as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills, particularly in drafting and editing development letters and proposals, and familiarity with the Raiser’s Edge database. Periodic travel, weekend hours, and public speaking are required.

Responsibilities:

  1. Working closely with the development department head and Foundation President, cultivate and advance important relationships and secure major gifts toward fundraising priorities, including general operating support, from individual, corporate and foundation, and planned giving prospects.
  2. Participate in conceiving and advancing an annual plan to realize and exceed operating, capital, and campaign budget goals for fundraising support.     
  3. Draft finished-quality content for letters, proposals, and advancement materials.
  4. With attention to detail, working with colleagues across the Foundation, plan, manage, and staff complex, multi-day and evening special events for volunteer leadership and/or supporters.
  5. Contribute to other duties related to development—such as drafting personalized gift acknowledgement letters, database management, and the production of annual appeals, as well as marketing, communications, and technology, as assigned.

The GWF offers a comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and GWF employment application with salary requirements to HR@gwffoundation.org. Application deadline of February 15, 2018. EOE.

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Buildings and Grounds Technician


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

Duties and Responsibilities:

Minimum qualifications:

Position is full time with a comprehensive benefits package. Email resumes and completed GWF employment application to hr@gwffoundation.org or Fax (540) 371-6066. EOE

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Museum Educator

Function: Development and delivery of education and interpretation initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  1. Works as a member of the education team to develop and deliver education programming
  2. Assists with the coordination of special events such as July 4th, Gingerbread Workshops & Exhibit, George Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Kenmore Christmas 
  3. Assists with development and delivery of school programs/workshops and camps.
  4. Assists with adult tours as needed.
  5. Assists with the daily operations of Ferry Farm.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in museum education or public history.
  2. Interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Basic computer skills

Position is full time with a comprehensive benefits package. Email resumes and completed GWF employment application to hr@gwffoundation.org or Fax (540) 371-6066. EOE

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Interpreters - George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore 

The George Washington Foundation is currently seeking dynamic part-time interpreters for Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore. Responsibilities may include giving tours of the sites, encouraging the public to enjoy hands-on history, and/or demonstrating different aspects of everyday life in the eighteenth century.

Training provided. For information call (540) 370-0732, x54. Email resumes and completed GWF employment application to hr@gwffoundation.org or Fax (540) 371-6066. EOE

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School Tour Guides

The George Washington Foundation is currently seeking part-time Guides for school tours and workshops at Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm. $7.25/hr. Colonial or civil war history, natural environment, or education background preferred.

Training provided. For information call (540) 370-0732, x24. Email resumes and completed GWF employment application to hr@gwffoundation.org or Fax (540) 371-6066. EOE

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Volunteers

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers in all areas. Please check the volunteers page for additional information.

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