Job Listing: Interim Deputy Director for Conservation and Collections

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Virginia Museum of Fine Art - Richmond, VA

Closes - Open until filled. However, applicants are strongly to apply by 1/14/2022.

Position Title – Interim Deputy Director for Conservation and Collections

Salary - Based on experience.

Job Type - Temporary

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) invites applications for the Interim Deputy Director for Conservation and Collections. This role provides executive level oversight of departments responsible for the safety, preservation, care, and documentation of the collections and the installation of exhibitions and the permanent collection.
The Interim Deputy Director for Conservation and Collections is responsible for a dynamic team, including Conservation, the Library, Archives, and Special collections, Registration, and Imaging Resources. The position works collaboratively with curators and departments across the museum on the successful implementation of special exhibitions and other art-related projects, including the museum’s upcoming expansion and renovation project. Reporting to the Director and Chief Executive Officer, the Interim Deputy Director for Conservation and Collections spearheads comprehensive planning to manage divisional priorities and provides vision and direction aligning with VMFA’s mission and strategic plan.
This is a temporary salaried faculty exempt position with an anticipated end date of September 24, 2023.
Employee Benefits:
The position offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits and more. VMFA staff also enjoy museum benefits like free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, and discounts at Amuse Restaurant, Best Café, and VMFA Shop.

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts:
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest comprehensive art museums in the United States. VMFA, which opened in 1936, is a state agency and privately endowed educational institution. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret art, and to encourage the study of the arts. Through the Office of Statewide Partnerships program, the museum offers curated exhibitions, arts-related audiovisual programs, symposia, lectures, conferences and workshops by visual and performing artists. In addition to presenting a wide array of special exhibitions, the museum provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a global collection of art that spans more than 6,000 years. VMFA’s permanent holdings encompass more than 50,000 artworks, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, the finest collection of Art Nouveau outside of Paris, and one of the nation’s finest collections of American art. VMFA is also home to important collections of Chinese art, English silver, and French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British sporting and modern and contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its history.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the only art museum in the United States open 365 days a year with free general admission.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants should have a proven record of successfully leading in a highly collaborative, team-based environment, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
Applicants should also must have strong organizational, negotiation, accounting, interpersonal, and written, verbal and visual communication skills, as well as experience with budgeting, donor cultivation, and personnel management.
Applicants should have the ability to plan, prioritize, and manage many projects simultaneously.
Applicants should have the ability to manage financial affairs and develop long-range plans.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in Art History, Conservation, Collections Management, or Museum Studies from a recognized institution or equivalent training. Minimum five to ten (5-10) years of senior-level experience working in a Museum.

Special Requirements
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.
Position requires employee to file a Statement of Economic Interests form annually.
VMFA Agency Directive requires:
All staff, volunteers, and contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for cases of approved medical or religious accommodation.
All staff, volunteers, and contractors are required to wear masks for all indoor and outdoor events.
While outside on campus grounds, all VMFA employees must wear masks when a social distance of six (6) feet cannot be maintained.

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 January 14, 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. Read more.