NEH | Works on Paper Specialist (faculty, exempt)

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NEH | Works on Paper Specialist

Title: Works on Paper Specialist

State Role Title: VMFA Technical Specialist

Hiring Range: $48,000 annually

Pay Band: UG

Agency: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Location: MAIN MUSEUM

Agency Website: vmfa.museum

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking a collaborative, detail-oriented and experienced Works on Paper Specialist to support a three-year project to catalog and digitize the Frank Raysor bequest of 7,655 works on paper.

Ideal candidates have experience handling and cataloging works on paper, art historical training in the history of European or American art, and a desire for hands-on experience working with an important collection of works on paper. The Raysor Collection encompasses works on paper made in Europe and North America from the late 15th through the 20th centuries. The collection is especially strong in 17th-century prints, including extensive holdings of the work of Wencelaus Hollar, and work associated with the Etching Revival.

This position is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Along with an annual salary of $48,000, this 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 selection museum programs and classes, and discounts at Amuse Restaurant, Best Café, and VMFA Shop.

Job Description:
This position is responsible for cataloguing and carrying out the daily collection management functions related to the completion of a NEH grant to identify, catalog, and digitize 7,655 works on paper from the Frank Raysor collection.

The Works on Paper specialist is responsible for developing and overseeing the workflow process, which includes:

• object identification and retrieval, including verification of object location and generation of object lists using the museum’s collection database (TMS).

• creating new object records and/or verifying or supplementing extant object records using the museum’s collection database (TMS). Records will include maker information, title, date, measurements, inscriptions and identification of any other relevant marks or attributes.

• coordinating and documenting the movement of artwork to and from the Assistant Photographer/Digitization specialist.

• rehousing objects as needed into new folders and boxes and flagging objects in need of conservation treatment.

• coordinating curatorial review of object records and conducting object, artist, exhibition and/or provenance research as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in art history or museum studies
Prior experience cataloguing works on paper
Familiarity with data entry in collections management systems (preferably The Museum System) and Microsoft Suite
Strong written communication skills
High attention to detail
Ability to follow protocols in handling delicate works of art with care

Additional Considerations

Graduate level coursework, research, or curatorial experience in the history of printmaking, preferably with a focus on American or European art from c.1500-1945
Ability to identify a range of printmaking processes
2 years cumulative experience cataloguing works on paper, including prints
Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Dutch

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

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 ten (10) business days. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by 11:55pm on July 1st, 2024.

Diversity and Inclusivity at VMFA

Diverse and inclusive hiring practices are at the heart of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. As an extension of the museum’s mission to enrich the lives of all, we are passionately committed to opening the museum’s doors to people from all backgrounds, including all races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities.

Contact Information

Name: Human Resources Services

Phone: please email

Email: recruitment@vmfa.museum

 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Decorative Arts, 1890 to the Present

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Title: Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Decorative Arts, 1890 to the Present

State Role Title: VMFA Senior

Hiring Range: $100,000 – $110,000

Pay Band: UG

Agency: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Location: MAIN MUSEUM

Agency Website: https://vmfa.museum/

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites applications for the position of Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Decorative Arts, 1890 to the Present. This is a senior-level position at one of the world’s finest museums. We seek an accomplished curator with an international reputation in the field of Decorative Arts to advance the curatorial vision for a collection of more than 2,700 works of art, including the finest holdings of Art Nouveau and Art Deco outside of France. Candidates will apply their significant experience working at an art museum as well as their proven record of successfully developing and implementing major exhibitions and permanent collection installations, as well as a history of publishing accompanying catalogues and new scholarship. The successful candidate will work through their own established international network of relationships in the art world, including museums and galleries to achieve curatorial goals while managing a substantial acquisitions budget.

Minimum Qualifications

Significant experience in curatorial work focusing on Decorative Arts with a distinguished track record in acquisitions, exhibitions, scholarly publications, public speaking, and research. Strong knowledge of best practices of collection stewardship. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to multi-task. Excellent writing, communication and public speaking skills. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required and the ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment is essential.

Additional Considerations

Extensive experience typically gained through a Ph.D. program in Art History. Demonstrated experience with exhibitions, publications, collections management, and scholarly research; expertise in all periods and areas of Decorative Arts from 1890 to the present, especially Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

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.

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Interested individuals must submit an online application. This posting will close at 11:55 p.m. on the designated closing date.

Please contact the HR office at recruitment@vmfa.museum 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.

Contact Information

Email: recruitment@vmfa.museum

Groundskeeper (Classified; Non-exempt)

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has an exciting new opportunity for a Groundskeeper as an addition to our Building and Grounds department. This position will be responsible for the general maintenance, care, improvement, and appearance of the Museum’s grounds and Sculpture Garden.

This is a salaried, non-exempt position that 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.

Duties include:

Installation and Maintenance of Plant Life in Museum’s Sculpture Garden and around its Campus. Supports the museum’s commitment to provide quality customer service to visitors throughout Virginia and beyond by applying professional talents, knowledge and skill to the museum campus and statewide partnership network, as appropriate and on location as needed.

Oversees the grounds volunteer team.

Maintains Irrigation Systems on Museum Campus.

Maintain Sculpture Garden Water Fountains and Water Garden.

Inclement Weather / Snow Removal.

Clean up after storms.

Garden maintenance after special events.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of landscape maintenance practices and plant care appropriate to the region.

Demonstrated ability to operate required tools and equipment.

Strong communication skills.

Knowledge of computers and basic Microsoft software programs.

Experience with water management, troubleshooting and repair of irrigation systems and basic landscape equipment.

Additional Considerations

High school graduate preferred.

Current pesticide applicators license preferred.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Interested individuals must submit an online application. Posting is open until 11:55 p.m. on June 20, 2024.

Please contact the HR office at recruitment@vmfa.museum 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.

To apply for this position, click on the link below:

Groundskeeper – Richmond, Virginia, United States

 

Director of Foundation Finance and Accounting (Salaried, Exempt)

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation is seeking a highly skilled executive to serve as Director of Foundation Finance and Accounting. The Director of Foundation Finance and Accounting will have ownership for the integrity, accuracy, and informational quality of overall finance functions and in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Areas of coverage for this position include Statements of Activities and Financial Position (Gifts, A/P, payroll, debt, and Fixed Assets), Cash Flows and all other regulatory requirements of the legal entity.

Responsibilities include all fiscal period close processes, financial reporting, financial systems maintenance, internal controls and regulatory compliance procedures, tax reporting, and integration of any state initiatives. This position is also responsible for all accounting, reporting, and due diligence work on the endowment pool. Furthermore, the position will also lead activities supporting budgeting/forecasting and variance analyses. The highly skilled executive is expected to manage the accounting department towards efficient and value-added processes, and interact effectively with all levels of the organization within the Foundation as well as the broader Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This position will be supervising VMFA’s Accounting Manager and Staff Accountant.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Monthly, Quarterly, and Year End Closing and Financial Reporting.
• Responsible for producing timely, accurate, and GAAP compliant financial results for all fiscal periods that properly reflect donor and not-donor restricted assets and net assets utilizing a fund accounting methodology.
• Lead and assist in preparing all supporting work papers and schedules for the VMFA Annual Financial audit and Agreed-Upon Procedures and liaise with the external auditors to plan and carryout the audit. In conjunction with external auditors, prepare all financial statements and notes.
• Oversee quarterly budget to actual, Statement of Financial Position, and Statement of Activities for the Board and Committee meetings (Executive, Investment, Budget and Compensation, Audit and Governance) as well as any internal or external requests.
• Oversee all accountings functions and develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, contribution, purchasing, grants, payroll, and endowments.
• Lead all IRS and VA state tax required filings to include 990, 990T, 5500, VA550, UBIT, Sales and Use Tax, and any additional investment required tax forms.
Ensure that all funds transferred to the Museum have met any restrictions set by the donor or the Board.
• Oversee the preparation of and certify the Component Unit Report as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.
• Prepare and ensure all debt covenants are met and made available to the bank.
• Participate in preparation of split interest and deferred gift agreements and oversee the recording and periodic distributions to donors and final closure of the agreements.                                                                                                                                                                                                      •Oversee calculation and preparation of payroll, 401K transactions, and profit share deposits including preparation of 401K census data for 5500 submission.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •Oversee Foundation Human Resource needs including, onboarding, offboarding, open enrollment, and annual benefit vendor review for discussion and approval by management.

Endowment Accounting and Management:

• Manage all new investment subscription documents and any liquidation of investments as directed by the Investment Committee.
• Ensure all income is properly recorded and distributed to each endowment and provide detailed reporting on dollars spent from the endowment and temporary restricted projects and funds.
• Oversee preparation of annual ASC 820 disclosure, benchmark roll forward, and Limited partnership commitments for all investments.
• Work with the Office of Advancement in preparing the annual endowment stewardship reports.
• Implement the endowment investment policy as it relates to the Foundation staff responsibilities.
• Lead due diligence work required on money managers by liaising with money managers on a regular basis as well as the investment consultant.

Budgeting/Forecast and Variance Analyses Support:

• Lead formal financial forecasting process.
• Lead initiative to improve Foundation budget usefulness, understandability and relevance.
• Coordinate available funds with Museum Budget Manager on use of funds.
• Assist CFO and serve as backup in presenting budget to the Budget and Compensation Committee of the Board and internal staff.
• Manage cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts for operating, art purchase, and investment transactions, ensuring appropriate available funds for spending.
• Research and provide variance analyses of actual versus budget/forecast/prior year.

Internal Controls/Policies and Procedures:

• Review and approve all purchase orders, invoices (including coding), payments, payroll, tax payments and returns.
• Review, improve, implement and enforce all areas of accounting policy, maintain internal controls, and manage fiduciary processes and procedures.

Management/Staff Development

• Supervise and develop staff.
• Establish priorities.
• Ensure staff is completing required functions and developing their technical and professional skills.
• Attend all Investment, Budget, Governance Committees and general Board meetings. Liaise with key stakeholders- Treasurer, Board of Directors or Committees as requested.
• Be recognized and established functional expert on all Foundation finance activities and GAAP accounting requirements.

Other Systems Support, Special Projects, Issue Resolution:

• Main contact for all banking, debt, and investment relationships, and cash transfer requests.
• Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization’s financial data processing, control, and reporting requirements.
• Serve as Post-issuance compliance officer for bonds.
• Provide leadership/management for a variety of ad hoc initiatives, including but not limited to financial systems improvements, process enhancements, accounting structures for paying museum expenses on their behalf, reconciliation diagnostics, and the like.
• Projects as assigned by CFO.

Minimum Qualifications:

• College degree in business/accounting finance or related field.
• MBA, CPA, or CGFM designation preferred.
• Five (5) or more years in a supervisory position in a not-for-profit accounting environment.
• Knowledge of investment accounting in a foundation with large pooled endowment assets.
• Ability to manage and coach other employees
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability in forecasting, supervision, dealing with complex organizational setup, managing processes, reporting research results, and decision making
• Significant experience preparing for external financial audit of a not-for- profit

Special Requirement:

• Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

 

Salary commensurate with experience

 

To apply, please submit the following to recruitment@vmfa.museum:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

This position is open until filled.

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