Driveway Ash TreesAre you excited by history or tourism? James Monroe’s Highland is one of Charlottesville’s most treasured attractions. Working at the home of James Monroe is interesting, fulfilling, and educational.

James Monroe’s Highland accepts resumes and applications exclusively through the William & Mary website for positions that are currently open. Available positions at Highland can be found listed below or through William & Mary’s Employment Opportunities online system by entering the search keywords “Highland.”


Lead Interpreter

Highland seeks a part time Lead Interpreter. The Lead Interpreter works as a front-line guide with a regular weekly part time schedule of approximately 25 hours/week. This position has year-round responsibility for teaching the site’s historic content through history walks, public programs and informal engagement in exhibit spaces. Additionally, this position will provide administrative support to the Highland team with duties such as engagement of tour group operators, visitors and donors, and event administration. A successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of Early American History, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, and a commitment to engaging in truthful and inclusive historical narratives.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. This position is located at James Monroe’s Highland in Charlottesville, Virginia.

To be considered for this position, application is required

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