The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Events.  This position is responsible for leading the events team through the entire life-cycle, including marketing, sales, planning, and execution of events at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.  The successful applicant will have a strong marketing and business development background in addition to events management experience. Primary focus is on building and sustaining the Foundation’s special events functions by delivering superior customer service. Responsibilities include creating business development strategy, controlling event budgets, negotiating sales agreements and vendor contracts, supervising event staff, and coordinating all event assignments and timelines. Must have ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, and PowerPoint experience is a plus. Must exude strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), be extremely organized and detail-oriented and able to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Experience working with historic structures a plus. Light lifting required, must have the ability to lift and move 20 lb.  Open Until Filled. (Updated August 23, 2012)