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Job Listing: Project Manager, Reimagining Monument Avenue

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond, VA

Closes - Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by July 6, 2021.

Position Title – Project Manager, Reimagining Monument Avenue

Salary - $100,000-$130,000 a year

Job Type - Temporary

For more info and to apply, click here.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been charged by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to create a plan to transform Monument Avenue through inclusive public spaces and dynamic works of art.

The museum is now seeking an experienced project manager to develop this plan and launch a community-driven effort to reimagine Monument Avenue as a forward-looking Avenue of the Arts that brings international attention and visitors to Richmond and Virginia, while also ensuring that spaces remain meaningful places for public engagement and community gatherings. This position will require establishing advisory committees; hiring consultants with expertise in landscape architecture, public art, history, historic preservation, and urban design; and leading a transparent process of community engagement with the goal of delivering a plan to reimagine Monument Avenue to the Governor, the Secretary of Education, and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee on September 1, 2022.

This is a temporary position currently with funding from August 2021 – September 2022.

The anticipated start date is August 25, 2021 or earlier.

This salaried, exempt position offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits and more. VMFA staff also enjoy agency benefits like free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, and discount.

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 nearly 40,000 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

Knowledge of:

Project management.

Current issues and initiatives with public art.

Methods and techniques of community engagement.

Principles and practices of sound business communications.

Working with consultants.

Ability to:

Establish effective working relationships with staff, community leaders, the public and other stakeholders during the course of project work.

Analyze and make knowledgeable recommendations on public art programs and projects.

Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Present initiatives and art projects effectively in public meetings.

Prepare clear, concise, comprehensive and persuasive materials, reports, and final plan.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or applicable experience or training.

Special Requirements

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Position requires employee to file a Statement of Economic Interests form annually.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open until a competitive and qualified candidate pool is established. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by July 6, 2021.

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.

Please contact the HR office at recruitment@vmfa.museum if you need assistance. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.