Position Funding: This position is part of a $1.2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. Overall project outcomes include reimagining the studio of Edward Valentine, sculptor of Lost Cause iconography; planning for reinterpretation of the Wickham House, a former site of enslavement; and providing deeper understanding of the Jim Crow era through powerful public experiences and expanded online resources. New research will encourage a broader and more honest interpretation of the history of both the Richmond region and the Valentine Museum.
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.
Full Job Description: https://thevalentine.org/about/careers/
Please submit a resume and cover letter using one of the following options:
– 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.
RequirementsQualifications: Master of Library Science or related degree or equivalent experience. At least one year of experience working to process archival collections.
The Project Archivist must be able to use a telephone, computer keyboard and mouse; reach with hands and arms, speak for extended periods of time and listen. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit, as well as to lift and carry objects such as boxes, books and files weighing up to 40 pounds. The Interpretive Resources Coordinator is occasionally required to stand, stoop or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to focus. The physical demands described here are representative of the requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond Stories for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine uses the complicated and nuanced history of this important region to challenge and inspire a diverse audience.
From bold exhibitions and innovative tours to special community events, fascinating school programs and research opportunities, the Valentine is committed to engaging with a broad audience in an ongoing dialogue about the significance and relevance of the city’s history.