Library Projects Assistant- George Washington at Mount Vernon- Mount Vernon, Virginia

Library Projects Assistant(Full-Time)


The office of Library Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon provides substantive learning opportunities for a wide variety of audiences. Through a diverse portfolio of publications and programs, we deliver the Association’s mandate to encourage scholarship while educating the widest public audience about the life and legacy of George Washington.

Position-specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide reliable administrative and logistical support to the Director of Library Programs, including scheduling Library meeting rooms and DeVos Scholars’ Residence; organizing travel; processing payables; credit card reconciliation; and assisting with the Library budget process.
  • Assist the Director of Library Programs with writing, editing, and the development of content for a variety of publications, including brochures, books, and the web.
  • Provide staff support for a wide variety of public and private events at the Library.  Work closely with Mount Vernon’s central events office to facilitate logistics and support services when needed.
  • Assist the Director of Library Programs with administering the Library’s fellowship program, including support of the fellows’ experience at Mount Vernon, and seamless management of the DeVos Scholars’ Residence.
  • General office administration, including ordering of supplies and overseeing service work requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and clerical skills required.
  • Must be completely proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, responsible, punctual, personable, and able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team is mandatory.

Special Requirements:

  • Must work occasional weekends and evenings.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with web design, use of AV technology, and development of digital content for web audiences.


Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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