Careers

Please submit a resume and cover letter using one of the following options:

  • –  Email in Word or Adobe PDF format only to HR@thevalentine.org
  • –  Fax to the attention of Human Resources at 804.643.3510
  • –  Mail to Human Resources, 1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA  23219

Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

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Interpretive Resources Coordinator

Status: Full Time
Reports to: E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. Director of Education & Engagement
Job Posting Expires: Until Position is Filled

The Interpretive Resources Coordinator is a two-year grant-funded position  responsible for developing and managing an interpretive resources plan for the Valentine Studio and Wickham House projects in alignment with project goals, as well as for existing resources, ensuring cohesion across museum initiatives. This position will collaborate with members of the Education & Engagement and Collections departments to translate project goals, programming objectives and exhibition content into interpretive resources to be used by both museum staff and the public. Resources include but are not limited to interactive maps and timelines, research guides, lesson plans, video/ audio media, oral history transcriptions, online image galleries etc.

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Project Archivist

Status: Full Time
Reports to: Deputy Director
Job Posting Expires: Until Position is Filled

The Project Archivist is a two-year grant-funded position to process the papers of Edward V. Valentine (1838-1930) and begin processing the papers of his father Mann S. Valentine I (1786-1865). This work will support the reinterpretation two historic spaces on the Valentine Museum’s campus: Valentine Sculpture Studio and Wickham House. The Project Archivist’s work is conducted in accordance with the museum’s official Collections Management Policy and strict adherence to the American Alliance of Museums Code of Ethics for Museums.

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City Historian

Status: Full Time
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Posting Expires: Until Position is Filled

The City Historian shall be a resident of the Richmond region, possess enthusiasm for the community, have a strong public service orientation and demonstrate knowledge and a desire to share and promote local history. The City Historian shall also have knowledge of the skills and techniques necessary to perform historical research and possess good written and oral communication skills. The City Historian will initially support the reinterpretation of the Valentine Studio as well as the Wickham House, both on the Valentine’s campus.

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Museum Store Manager

Status: Part Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Director of Finance & Human Resources
Job Posting Expires: Until Position is Filled

The Museum Store Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day functions of the Valentine museum store and First Freedom Center store. Museum Store Manager will oversee the planning and operation of the Museum Store(s) in an efficient and effect manner with attention to maximizing profitability while furthering the Museum’s mission and will be responsible for assisting with the processing of financial transactions.

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Assistant Registrar

Status: Full Time
Reports to: Collections Project Manager/Registrar
Job Posting Expires: Until position is filled

The Assistant Registrar, grant-funded position that primarily supports the Registrar by coordinating the preparation and disposition of items proposed for deaccession from all three curatorial areas (Archives, General Collections and Costume & Textiles Collection) and by conducting general collections management activities. This work will involve inventory and tracking at both on-and off-site locations; data entry using collections management software; records management; conducting object provenance research, managing disposition logistics and supporting the Museum Technician-Deaccession where necessary. The Assistant Registrar’s work is conducted in accordance with the museum’s official Collections Management Policy, adhering to the code of ethics advised by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Tour Guide

Status: Part Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Adult Programs and Tours Manager
Job Posting Expires: Until Position is Filled

Valentine Tour Guides conduct Richmond History Tours that engage a diverse audience in learning about Richmond’s history on walking and bus tours. As ambassadors for the city and the Valentine Museum, Tour Guides are responsible for interpreting Richmond’s history for residents, visitors, students, and private groups, encouraging them to make new discoveries and historical connections through tours of the city’s sites and neighborhoods. Tour Guides work approximately 6-15 hours per month, scheduled as needed, including weekend and evening hours

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Visitor Services Associate (VSA)

Status: Part Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Visitor Services Manager
Job Posting Expires: Open Ended*

The Visitor Services Associate is the first impression for the museum and the museum store. He/she has responsibility for implementing the daily procedures at the front desk.  He/she is a primary source of access and communication within The Valentine. This person answers and directs phone calls or other inquires, processes admissions fees, takes and processes reservations for the public walking and bus tours, conducts sales in the museum store, helps to provide security for The Valentine by issuing badges and keeping logs for visitors to restricted areas, and provides tours of the 1812 Wickham House.  Weekend availability required.

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Valentine Educator

Status: Part Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Student Programs and Tours Manager
Job Posting Expires: Open Ended Position

Valentine Educators conduct educational programs on and off site in accordance with the programs developed by the Valentine using high quality content and delivery. Valentine Educators will work approximately 3-9 hours per week, scheduled as needed for programs.

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Valentine Educator / Spanish Speaking

Status: Part Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Student Program & Tours Manager
Job Posting Expires: Open Ended Position

Valentine Educators conduct educational programs on and off site in accordance with the programs developed by the Valentine using high quality content and delivery. Valentine Educators will work approximately 3-9 hours per week, scheduled as needed for programs.

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