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All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

TITLE: Director of Curatorial Services

POSITION: 00105

SALARY RANGE: $70,000 – $80,000/per year with State benefits package

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) seeks an experienced, forward-looking leader to help guide the curatorial departments at both of its accredited museums: Jamestown Settlement and the newly opened American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. This important role will help guide the direction of the Foundation in the development and growth of its collection, contribute to the expansion of its educational mission, and deliver its program of special exhibitions. The Director of Curatorial Services (DCS) will lead the department’s initiatives to enhance inclusivity and share the stories of diverse peoples with ever-broader audiences; bring scholarly expertise to its public interpretation, and grow the Foundation’s reputation in Early American History.

The position provides the opportunity to join a major forward-facing, visitor-focused museum that serves a large and diverse public and has a significant budget and big plans for the future. The DCS will help open a new chapter at the Jamestown Settlement, including providing curatorial input into a $9 million refresh of its main gallery, and will help steer an ambitious special-exhibition program. The DCS will also continue the momentum of the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with a series of special exhibitions leading up to the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. Commemorations of other upcoming local and national milestones are also planned. The DCS will supervise a 7-person team within an annual department operating budget of $500,000 (including salaries) and a new-acquisition budget of $900,000.

Job Responsibilities:

TO QUALIFY:  

History and Academic Expertise and Abilities:

Management and Leadership Skills: 

Museum and Curatorial Experience: 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment.  All volunteers applying for volunteer positions with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism.  These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.”  In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available for inspection upon request.”

TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https:virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications will be preferred by October 15, 2018, however open until the filled. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


TITLEMuseum Historical Interpreter (classified)

POSITION00044

SALARY$25,718 with state benefits

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to educate museum visitors and school groups through the presentation of costumed interpretation and historic craft skills which depict the culture, events and concerns of the Powhatan Indians, 17th century Mariners and English colonists.

TO QUALIFY: Public contact, historical interpretation or teaching experience a must.  Knowledge of and ability to learn teaching methods and techniques and apply these methods. Strong and effective oral and written communication skills. Strong knowledge of 16th and 17th century European and Virginia history. Experience in teaching and demonstrating historic trade and/or maritime skills.  Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Work is accomplished wearing issued historical clothing (costume) with extensive standing, walking, heavy-lifting, and climbing in the rigging of a ship. Weekend and holiday work is required, including Sundays. Ability to assume leadership positions when required. Degree in history, education, communication or museum studies preferred or equivalent experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All applicants are required to complete and sign an Application for Employment.  These documents require an employee to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of criminal violation.  This is above and beyond the requirements of Code of Virginia §22.1-296.1-C regarding conviction “of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.”  In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (I) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available to FCPS for inspection upon request.”  Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https:virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 14, 2018. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


Part-Time

All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

TITLEMarketing & Communications Assistant

POSITION: COM08

SALARY: $15-19/hour – no benefits

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to provide marketing and communications support to the 2019 Commemoration Office. This position will provide local and community media relations and communications support for the 2019 Commemoration Office. This position will be responsible for assisting in efforts to gain visibility for the commemoration and its partners in Virginia media outlets, preliminary outreach and response to local and community media outlets and the development of promotional materials and reports.

This is a wage position and is limited to 1,500 hours of work in the twelve month period beginning May 1, through April 30. No state benefits are provided.

TO QUALIFY:  Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience. Knowledge of developing effective media relations and promotional items. Knowledge of effective media relations, production and promotional strategies. A Bachelor of Arts degree in related fields of communications or marketing with 3 years experience with media or public relations; marketing and communications preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE:  All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment.  All volunteers applying for volunteer positions with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism.  These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation.  This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.”  In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available for inspection upon request.”

TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted online at https:virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


TITLE: Visitor Services MPA-C (Sr. Wage) – Maximum 1500 hours

POSITION: VSXXX

SALARY: $10.78 per hour

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking two qualified individuals to work part-time hours supporting the Visitor Services Manager and Senior Technicians in the daily operations of the Visitor Services department at two living history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which are open 363 days per year.

These positions are responsible for providing superior quality customer service while processing ticket sales for individual visitors and groups along with providing general information about the museum exhibits and area attractions. Additionally, these positions are responsible for overseeing day to day operations, to include completing department specific opening/ closing procedures, developing daily staffing rotations, submitting daily financial reports, preparing nightly deposits, and providing daily leadership for staff.   Frequent weekend & holiday work is required and monthly schedules are posted well in advance. These positions will work up to 1500 hours over a twelve month period beginning May 1, through April 30. No state benefits are provided.

TO QUALIFY:  Applicant must possess excellent communication and customer service skills, experience in cash handling and high-volume sales, basic computer skills, and a willingness to learn quickly on-the-job.  Experience with a computerized point-of-sale system and leadership skills, including the ability to train and motivate staff, are preferred. A driver’s license and the ability to work a flexible weekly schedule are required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. All volunteers of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism. These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.” In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available for inspection upon request.” Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 21, 2018.  Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.  Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


TITLE: Senior Gift Shop Clerks

POSITION: GS00Y

SALARY: $11.00/hour; Max. 1500 hrs. in a 12 month period

This part-time senior clerk position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in support of the gift shop operations assuring superior quality service to all customers. Applicant must be able to delegate duties and should have ability to follow up, to open and close shops, possess accurate and efficient cash handling and problem solving skills, understand receiving and stocking methods and possess good organizational skills. The applicant must have the ability to perform receiving and stocking responsibilities. The shops are staffed 8am-7pm daily and open 363 days a year. This position requires working at both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Weekend & holiday work is required. Applicant should be extremely flexible especially during March, April and May during the Gift Shops busiest months.

TO QUALIFY: Must possess:
• Excellent communication and customer service skills
• Previous handling of bank deposits, financial reports, and opening/closing procedures
• Previous experience leading and training other staff Previous experience in receiving and stocking responsibilities
• Over 2 years’ experience in high-volume sales using computerized point-of-sale system to ring and track merchandise preferred

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. These documents require an employee to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.” In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available to FCPS for inspection upon request.” Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. These positions are open until filled, and may close at any point. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


TITLE: Gift Shop Clerks

POSITION: GS000

SALARY: $10.00/hour; Max. 1500 hrs. in a 12 month period

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking qualified individuals for part-time hours of work supporting museum gift shops. The shops are staffed 9am-6pm daily and open 363 days a year. This position requires working at both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Flexible five hour shifts are available. Frequent weekend & holiday work is required and monthly schedules are posted well in advance. These positions are responsible for performing a variety of tasks in support of gift shop operations including proper handling of all cash/revenue, receiving and stocking merchandise, ensuring shop cleanliness and providing superior customer service.

TO QUALIFY: Must possess:
• 6 months to 1 year Retail experience
• Previous experience in cash handling and high-volume sales
• Excellent communication and customer service skills
• Basic computer skills
• Previous experience in receiving and stocking responsibilities
• Ability to perform cleaning responsibilities

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. These documents require an employee to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.” In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available to FCPS for inspection upon request.” Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. These positions are open until filled, and may close at any point. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


 BENEFITS SUMMARY

Benefits available for full-time employees can be reviewed on the Department of Human Resource Management’s benefit page at: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits. You must complete an online application for employment consideration at the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

If you have further questions, you may contact Barbra Hoffman at barbra.hoffman@jyf.virginia.gov.

 


Commonwealth of Virginia

Check out more information on benefits at the Department of Human Resource Management.