Capital Outlay and Maintenance Reserve Manager (Classified, Exempt)

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking a dynamic and driven individual to join our team as the Capital Outlay and Maintenance Reserve Manager.

The successful candidate will provide management and leadership oversight in the planning, implementation, and management of multiple Museum capital outlay projects, maintenance reserve, and special projects as assigned.  The Manager will also be responsible for preparing, reviewing, and integrating plans, programming, and design, and construction policies and procedures with project development in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia and Museum guidelines.  The successful hire will individually manage, unusually large, complex projects Museum-wide.

This is a salaried, classified, 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.


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 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 recently began a new expansion and renovation project led by the international architecture firm SmithGroup. Tentatively scheduled for completion in Fall 2027, the project consists of adding a new wing of nearly 170,000 square feet and renovating 45,000 square feet of existing spaces, while maintaining four acres of green space in the Sculpture Garden. Visitors will experience a seamless journey through the collections in the new wing, which will house American and Indigenous American art, African art, 21stcentury art, and a new suite of galleries for rotating special exhibitions and a special events space.

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: 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.

Engineering and technical understanding of building design, construction, and maintenance principles and practices.

Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

Demonstrated project leadership skills gained at a managerial or supervisory level.

Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.

Knowledge of management principles and practices.

Ability to simultaneously manage multiple construction projects of varying degrees of complexity.

Advanced project planning, management, and leadership skills within area of professional expertise.

Employee development and performance management skills.

Knowledge of State procurement methods, procedures, and requirements.

Advanced knowledge of public sector contracting procedures, specifications, and documentation requirements.

Skill in the use of computer aided design, scheduling, and budgeting software.

Ability to provide training, guidance, and operational support to lower level staff within area of specialty.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Design Principles, including LEED.

Skill in the use of computer management related programs.

Knowledge of project planning, programming, budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Significant experience directed related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Virginia Construction Contracting Officer (VCCO) certification preferred.

Moderate experience in a procurement environment with a construction management type organization is desired.


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.

Interested individual must submit an online application and are encouraged to apply no later than March 14, 2023. Posting may remain open until filled.

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.


Application Instructions:

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