Job Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities at Stratford Hall: (5)

Immediate Job Openings!

Title: Editor, Lee Family Digital Archive
Department: Research and Collections
Report to: Director of Library and Research Fair Labor Standard Act: Exempt
Term: Full time Hours per week: 40
Position Objective: To locate and edit documents related to the Lee Family and to make them accessible on The Lee Family Digital Archive website.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Compile edited transcriptions of Lee family documents, Lee reference materials, and biographical information online for scholarly and public access
● Locate and edit relevant manuscripts related to the Lee Family and especially Robert E. Lee
● Collaborate with other repositories containing Lee materials to add their collections to the database
● Supervise interns and volunteers associated with the project
● Report on the Digital Archive project to Stratford’s Board and outside groups

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Abilities:
● Experience in editing and transcribing historical documents;
● Research experience and knowledge of primary and secondary sources in American History with a particular emphasis on Early American History and/or the Civil War.
● High degree of attention to detail and accuracy
● Excellent computer, writing and speaking skills
● Experience with database entry and website management
● Ability to work independently, supervise interns and work with other staff members

Education Required:
●PhD in history or a related field (in hand by the time of appointment); excellent research and writing skills.
Salary based on experience and qualifications.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and résumé with 3 references to: Lee Archive Editor, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia 22558 or email bbarclay@stratfordhall.org with attachments.

Stratford Hall is a historic site in the Northern Neck of Virginia and home to four generations of the Lee family, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. For more information about the site, go to www.stratfordhall.org. Originally housed at Washington & Lee University, the Lee Archive website is currently being redesigned and will soon be ready for document entry.

Posted May 21, 2015


 

Development & Marketing Communications Assistant

Department(s): Development/Marketing and Public Relations

Reports To: Director of Development/Director of Marketing

Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt

Term: Full-time Hours/week: 40

Position Objectives:

Provide operational support of development and marketing and public relations programs under the supervision of the Director of Development and Director of Marketing and Public Relations to promote Stratford Hall and the Association’s mission to the public and support fund raising activities.

General Statement of Duties:

1. Update and maintain current information on all partner and media websites.
2. Act as webmaster by updating, adding new material to website, liaison with staff and vendors.
3. Assist with production of videos for website and social media.
4. Maintain and update departmental e-mail lists.
5. Disseminate departmental press releases through electronic means.
6. Assist with production and dissemination of electronic newsletter.
7. Coordinate distribution of department brochures and materials.
8. Assist with production of printed marketing and public relation materials.
9. Assist at major internal and offsite events as required by marketing and public relations.
10. Support the Director of Development, Board Chair and Campaign Steering Committee by drafting, editing, and coordinating development communications;
11. Serve as the primary portfolio manager for all board and staff members. In this role, he/she will work with volunteers to keep the moves management system current and remind volunteers of upcoming tasks and solicitations. Participate in Campaign Steering Committee calls and be responsible for communicating development outcomes with both the staff and campaign leadership.
12. Prepare research profiles and briefing materials for the Executive Director, Director of Development and board members for visits and events.
13. Coordinate Futuri Society activities, including mailings, events, and individual donor outreach from volunteers and staff members.
14. Coordinate off-site events related to Friends of Stratford and volunteer-sponsored functions.
15. Support the Annual Giving program by helping with mailings as needed.
16. Execute stewardship strategies for campaign donors to ensure that donors are thanked and recognized in a consistent manner.
17. Performs other related functions as determined by the needs of the position/business and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education/ Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, History or other Humanities related field.
• Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, website and communication skills
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Specialized skills:

• Display excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer skills to include various software packages for web and desktop/electronic publishing
• Exhibit attention to detail in production of all department materials
• Ability to coordinate and work with staff and outside vendors
• Ability to handle multiple projects at one time
• Ability to maintain professional manner with both staff and public

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to physically meet the duties listed above.

To apply, send a cover letter with résumé to Angela Lee-Liggins or Stratford Hall, Attn: Angela Lee-Liggins, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558.  No phone calls please.

STRATFORD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND THIS JOB DESCRIPTION AT ANY TIME.

Posted May 12, 2015


 

Part-Time Gatekeeper and Visitor Center Attendant
Stratford Hall, which occupies around 1900 acres along the Potomac River, is still farmed and has a public dining room, gift shop, research library, and visitor center. We offer guided tours of the original eighteenth-century Great House, and visitors can hike our nature trails, walk through the restored gardens, see museum exhibits, and view the cliffs from our overlook high above the Potomac. Our educational programs for school groups address a wide range of learning opportunities. Reports to Director of Interpretation & Education.

Essential Functions:
• Open and close the Visitor Center and Gate at the assigned times
• Ensure that workstation is stocked with supplies and promotional materials.
• Welcome visitors and assist with orientation
• Communicate with the Visitor Center, Gate House, Administration Offices, and Great House to ensure a positive visitor experience
• Assist in the enforcement of Stratford Hall policies and procedures
• Assist with special events and programs
• Be familiar with RELMA and Stratford Hall history. Read all memos, routers, and updates to stay updated on all activities
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• College degree preferred and proven job experience with public interaction.
• A friendly, gracious, outgoing personality. Pleasant manner at all times in dealing with the public. The ability to work well with people, be a team player, and follow directions. Be self-motivated.
• Must be physically able to stand for periods at a time, walk from one part of the site to another and go up and down stairs. Assist as necessary with furniture and visual aid setup for special programs.
• Must be able to work flexible schedules, including weekends, holidays, and before or after hours.
• Experience with or willingness to learn cash register operation and Microsoft Office required.

Mail or email an Employee Application (print and fill out) to:
Stratford Hall
Attn: Abigail Newkirk
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
anewkirk@stratfordhall.org

The Robert E. Lee Memorial Association is an E.O.E. Employer. Open until Filled. No phone calls please.


Part-Time Historic Interpreter
Stratford Hall, which occupies around 1900 acres along the Potomac River, is still farmed and has a public dining room, gift shop, research library, and visitor center. We offer guided tours of the original eighteenth-century Great House, and visitors can hike our nature trails, walk through the restored gardens, see museum exhibits, and view the cliffs from our overlook high above the Potomac. Our educational programs for school groups address a wide range of learning opportunities. Reports to Director of Interpretation & Education.

Essential Functions:
• Ensure visitors have an enjoyable and educational experience at Stratford and want to return.
• Explain essential and relevant facts pertaining to site, including, but not limited to Lee family history, architectural history, social and cultural history, house furnishings, phases on construction/preservation, and gardens
• Participate in Education Programs or any special educational program
• Ensure that Stratford Hall is secure and monitored at all times.
• Monitor tour groups and enforce policies
• Attend required training sessions on security, first aid, and disaster planning
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Two years of college or equivalent experience. Demonstrated interest/experience in history. Desire for continuing education in the fields of history, architecture, and decorative arts. Eagerness to share knowledge with the general public.
• Pleasant manner at all times in dealing with the public. The ability to work well with people, be a team player, and follow directions.
• Must be physically able to stand for periods at a time, walk from one part of the historic site to another and go up and down stairs.
• Must be able to work flexible schedules, including weekends, holidays, and before or after hours.
Mail or email an Employee Application (print and fill out) to:
Stratford Hall
Attn: Abigail Newkirk
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
anewkirk@stratfordhall.org

The Robert E. Lee Memorial Association is an E.O.E. Employer. Open until Filled. No phone calls please.


Part-time Gift Shop Clerk

This part-time  sales position reports to the Gift Shop Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years old or over
  • Retail sales experience preferred
  • Physically able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Computer skills for digital cash register and inventory control system
  • Pleasant manner at all times in dealing with the public. The ability to work well with people, be a team player, and follow directions.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules, including weekends and holidays

Mail or email an Employee Application (print and fill out) to:
Stratford Hall
Attn: Janet Branson, Store Manager
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558

or email application to jbranson@stratfordhall.org.

The Robert E. Lee Memorial Association is an E.O.E. Employer. Open until Filled. No phone calls please.

Posted April 2, 2015