IMLS Evaluation Intern (Wage, Non-Exempt)

VMFA is pleased to announce an evaluation-related internship for early Fall 2022.  The intern will spend 8-10 weeks for roughly 15 hours per week learning about careers in museum education, researching and designing survey tools, conducting intercept surveys, observing visitor patterns in galleries and exhibitions, compiling and analyzing survey data, and collaborating with other VMFA departments.  The Intern will also contribute as appropriate to the Museum’s blogs and social media outlets, present learning and work results to VMFA staff and when appropriate a wider audience, and share experiences with peers and community members to promote VMFA.

VMFA strives to provide visitor-centered art experiences that engage, captivate, and delight a diverse mix of participants.  To do this, the Museum seeks to gain insight from current and future visitors.  The Evaluation team develops a variety of survey tools to collect and analyze this information to be utilized for planning purposes.  The IMLS Evaluation Intern will work closely with the Evaluation team to support these efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should have strong customer service skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences both orally and in writing; experience using Microsoft Office Suite and other computer programs; excellent organizational skills; and a willingness to learn, take initiative, and jump in where needed to support team efforts.  Experience with surveys, data collection, and statistical programs a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies with an interest in a potential career in evaluation and monitoring, statistics and data collection, program management, community outreach, museum education, museum studies, or a similar field.

Additional Information

This position is being funded generously through an Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS): American Rescue Plan grant.

The position will pay $12.50/hour along with a $600.00 housing/living stipend. The position is expected to start around September 9, 2022, and go until the end of October 2022.

Selected candidate must pass a criminal history background check.

Application Information  

This position is open to the general public.  Candidates need to apply through the Commonwealth of Virginia job website, which can be accessed at

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration of the position running from roughly September 9-October 31, 2022.

All applications should include a cover letter and a résumé that includes a list of three professional or educational references. Candidates are encouraged to include a copy of transcripts (unofficial are fine) and a brief writing sample.

VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.

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