Job Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities at Stratford Hall: (3)

Immediate Job Openings!

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.


 

General Manager, The Inn at Stratford Hall, Stratford, Va.

Stratford Hall, one of America’s premier historic sites, is seeking an individual or couple to be the on-site manager of the Inn at Stratford Hall – a recently established lodging and dining business. Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager will be in charge of an extensive and recently renovated facility consisting of 2 guest houses with a total of 21 rooms, a dining room which seats 110 and a variety of rustic cabins that can be used for overflow guests. Stratford is situated on 1900 acres on the Potomac River in the Northern Neck of Virginia, 75 miles from Richmond and 98 miles from Washington, DC.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The General Manager will oversee all aspects of running the Inn. Direct reports include the Director of Food and Beverage and Director of Housekeeping as well as personnel who handle reservations and event management. The General Manager will also supervise the staff who maintains Stratford Hall’s non-historic buildings. In addition to the everyday supervisory and management responsibilities, the General Manager will see to it that every person performs his/her job in an efficient, cheerful, customer- oriented manner, will pay scrupulous attention to the dining and lodging revenue goals and budgets, and will work closely with the Director of Food Service to provide fresh, high quality food. Supervision of on-site catered and special events is of special importance as is the need to ensure that adequate staff is on-site when guests are in residence on the property.

Skills and experience needed:
Undergraduate degree in hospitality management or related field, several years of management experience in the hospitality and dining industry, strong oral and written communication skills, background in accounting and cost management systems, knowledge of hospitality marketing and promotion and successful experience at a similar property.

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to salary and on-site housing, Stratford Hall offers a competitive compensation package which includes health insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and generous vacation and sick leave benefits.
Stratford Hall is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and has been in operation since 1929.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to the attention of Bernadette Barclay, bbarclay@stratfordhall.org or by mail at 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558

-posted 13 January 2015