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Buildings & Grounds Specialist                                                    

Oatlands, a National Trust Historic Site, seeks a hard-working, self-starting, and responsible individual for a full time position on its Buildings & Grounds staff.  Responsibilities include a variety of tasks in order to maintain Oatlands 400-acre property.  This position reports to the Oatlands Director of Buildings & Grounds.

Applicant must be able to work outdoors as well as indoors. The job may require the employee to lift up to 30 pounds. Individual must be able to work flexible hours, and a minimum of two weekends per month for a majority of the year, excluding January through March when Oatlands is closed to the public.

Compensation is commensurate with experience within a range of  $10-$15 per hour.  A full benefits package is provided which includes health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, a Health Savings Account, as well as disability and life insurance.

A valid driver’s license is required. Oatlands is a smoke-free and drug-free environment. 

Please submit a resume to jobs@oatlands.org by April 1, 2017.  Please, no phone calls.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide set-up and support for events, meetings, functions, etc.
  • Keep the property’s public & private areas safe, clean, and attractive for the public
  • Possess a positive attitude towards fellow employees and the public

Preferred for Position:

  • Experience with operating mechanical equipment, such as:
    • Weed eaters
    • Lawn mowers / commercial mowers
    • Pick-up trucks
    • Tractors
  • Experience in property maintenance
    • Custodial tasks
    • Facilitate set-up and removal of materials for property events
    • Trash, snow and leaf removal
    • Fence maintenance
    • Painting
    • Carpentry skills preferred, but not required


Special Events Assistant                                                       

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is seeking a qualified, energetic, and competent individual to assist with the day-to-day operations and day-of coordination of onsite event rentals.

Responsibilities include providing administrative assistance to the Manager of Special Events, interacting with current and potential clients, and assisting in the coordination of all events including weddings, birthdays, baby and bridal showers, public and private teas, and a wide variety of other events.

Candidate must demonstrate a collaborative, positive, supportive spirit, and understand the logistics involved in events, but also appreciate the necessity to protect the Historic Site.

Other duties include:

  • Fielding event inquiries via email and phone.
  • Leading event tours with current and potential clients.
  • Creating and maintaining accurate paperwork for each event.
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of large events.
  • Lead the coordination and execution of smaller events.
  • Assist the Manager of Special Events as needed.

This is a part time, approximately 24-hour per week job that will require frequently working on evenings, weekends, and some holidays (not Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day). 

This position will report to the Oatlands Manager of Special Events.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience working in the Events field.
  • Understanding and appreciation for Historic Sites.
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility and poise.

About Oatlands Historic House and Gardens:  Oatlands is a 400-acre estate located in the Piedmont region of Virginia between Washington, D.C. and the Shenandoah Valley within Loudoun County, one of the nation’s fastest growing areas.  Once part of the extensive Carter family plantation holdings, Oatlands tells the stories of a 19th century working plantation, an early 20th century country house, and the people who lived and worked there.  In addition to the mansion, Oatlands property includes magnificent formal terraced gardens, one of the earliest extant greenhouses in North America, barns, and other outbuildings.  Oatlands is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by Oatlands, Inc., both non-profit, non-government organizations.

Oatlands is a rich resource for the community, state, and nation.  We provide historical, educational and recreational experiences to our many visitors. Today, we tell the story of the enslaved community that lived, worked, and built Oatlands.

Oatlands welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year through our school programs, house and garden tours, afternoon teas, and large-scale events such as Oatlands’ Strawberry Festival, World War I and World War II Weekend, Harvest Festival and more.

Start date:  Immediately

Employment type:  Part-time

Professional level:  Assistant

Job functions:  Event manager, hospitality, customer services, historic site, non-profit, museum, sales, and administration.

Education:  High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred.

Email cover letter and resume to:  jobs@oatlands.org