VMFA to host job fair for veterans


VMFA to host job fair for veterans

Program on February 16 will feature 10 employers

In honor of its recent Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host a job fair on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the museum’s Cochrane Atrium. The V3 program helps employers implement nationally recognized best practices to recruit, hire, and retain veterans in the workforce.

The event will start at 9:45 am with a welcome from Alex Nyerges, VMFA Director, and Annie Walker, Director of Veterans Education, Training and Employment with the Department of Veterans Services. Nyerges will also honor veterans who work at the museum.

Between 10 am-2 pm, veterans will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 10 different employers: the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Health, Dominion Virginia Power, the Virginia Community College System, Virginia State Police, the University of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Corrections, and VMFA.

“We have worked diligently at VMFA to create a workplace that supports veterans in their career transitions, as demonstrated by our recent V3 certification,” said Kimberly Wilson, VMFA’s Deputy Director for Human Resources, Volunteers, and Community Service. “By hosting this job fair featuring major Virginia employers, we are taking a natural step to assist veterans in future career choices.”

All jobseekers are welcome to attend the job fair.

Make the job fair a family affair and visit the galleries

VMFA is a year-round Blue Star Museum, a national program that offers free admission to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their immediate families. General admission to VMFA is free every day; active-duty military personnel and their families enjoy free entry to ticketed exhibitions.


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 5,000 years.  VMFA’s permanent holdings encompass more than 35,000 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 home to important collections of English silver and 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 80-year 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. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.

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