Job Listing: Education Event and Program Technician

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Education Event and Program Technician

Salary - $16.75/Hour

Job Type - Part-Time

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking dynamic, visitor-centric individuals to join the team as Education Program and Event Technicians.
The Education Event & Program Technician is responsible for providing technical and operational support for events and programs for the Education Department. This position works with museum staff, volunteers, and the community at-large to ensure that events and programs run smoothly and are an inviting atmosphere for all museum visitors.
Duties include:
Work a minimum of three Family Day, Education, community outreach, and/or Teen events per year, averaging two to nine hours per event. Attendance at orientations and meetings scheduled prior to each event is required.
Support the preparation, set up, clean-up, and production of VMFA’s large-scale Family Day and Teen events, community outreach festivals, and other Education programs.
Learn the logistics of the program/event and must read assigned material such as program handouts, lesson plans, and planning documents prior to the event day so that they are able to answer the visitors’ or volunteers’ questions accordingly.
Serve as VMFA Education representatives at Community festivals and other offsite events, on occasion.
Setup and breakdown at off site events, facilitating art activities, and talking with informing the public about VMFA exhibitions, programs, and events.
Assist with coordinating performers/artists/presenters/volunteers, introducing performers and artist demonstrations, facilitating art activities, managing art supplies, and answering questions from the public.
Oversee volunteers that assist with day-of events and programs.
Serve as an assistant for virtual programs, on occasion.


Minimum Qualifications
Availability to work the largest Family Day event (ChinaFest) in February, as well a minimum of two other programs/events is required for this position. The specific date for this event will be provided at least three months prior to the event.
Customer-service oriented.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, yet efficient, manner.
Ability to take direction and work independently to complete a task.
Familiarity and ability to feel comfortable working with a variety of art supplies and materials.
Ability to lead and manage art projects, while also working with large groups of visitors.
Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with all VMFA staff, technicians, volunteers, students, and the public.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds; cart items over various distances.
Ability to stand and or walk for up to 10 hours.


Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity/knowledge of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibitions, museum collections, and educational programs preferred.
Experience working with or assisting with museum programs, events, classes, or camps.
Experience running virtual events including turning on and off mics and cameras, advancing presentation slides, monitoring Q&A, chat box, and public email box simultaneously.
Experience working with performers, presenters, or onstage presentations and performances.
Knowledge of theater, stage, lighting, A/V equipment and materials.
Prior professional experience working with stage and/or audio-visual equipment.
Prior experience working within art programs, art classes, or events.
Prior experience working with the public and teens.
Knowledgeable about basic museum rules and studio safety procedures.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
Experience working with the public.


Special Requirements
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.


Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit three (3) references. Provide full name, phone number and email address. References may be attached in a separate document in the “other” field in the portal; or they may be included with the resume or cover letter.
Professional references are preferred. Other reference types will also receive consideration. References should be able to attest to your knowledge, skills, and abilities, especially qualifications relevant to the position for which you are applying.
Interested individuals must submit an online application. Posting may close after five business days of opening. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before 11:59 pm on May 18, 2022.
Please contact the HR office at if you need assistance.
VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer. Diverse and inclusive hiring practices are at the heart of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.