Job Listing: Curator of Costumes and Textiles
Company: Virginia Association of Museums
Posted on: November 19, 2022
Job Listing: Curator of Costumes and TextilesPosition Title --
-Curator of Costumes and Textiles - Fax to the attention of Human
Resources at 804.643.3510 - Mail to Human Resources, 1015 E. Clay
Street, Richmond, VA 23219 General Responsibilities: -The Nathalie
L. Klaus Curator of Costume & Textiles is responsible for the
physical care and intellectual control of the museum's Costume &
Textiles Collection, comprised of dress, accessory, and textile
objects made, sold, worn or used in the Richmond region from the
late-18th century to the present day. This work is conducted in
accordance with the museum's official Collections Management
Policy, adhering to the code of ethics advised by the American
Alliance of Museums. Reporting Supervisor: -Director of
Collections/Chief Curator Positions Supervised: -Collections
technicians, volunteers and interns Itemization of Key
- Receive and recommend objects for accession.
- Research and catalog incoming donations, purchases and other
- Implement institution's security procedures.
- Supervise cataloging and storage of new accessions and existing
- Recommend objects for deaccession and assist with their
- Assist with managing collections database and updating
cataloging manual, policies and procedures.
- With registrar/collections project manager, coordinate
- Contract with vendors for object conservation. -Capital Project
- Supervise comprehensive inventory and conduct review and
refinement of Costume & Textiles collection as part of Collection
- Develop and implement repopulation plan following completion of
museum building renovation.Exhibition Development
- Collaborate with and support other Valentine exhibition
- Curate mission-based exhibitions in the museum galleries.
- Develop and manage exhibitions, including researching the
topic; develop object list; writing label and catalog copy;
contracting with outside vendors and coordinate with Valentine
- Oversee object installation, including preparing object mounts;
installing objects; striking exhibition and returning objects to
- Work with Development Department to secure funding for
- Work with PR & Marketing Department to promote
- With the Research Assistant, address Costume & Textiles
Collection inquiries and provide access to the collection to
- Work with local institutions, researchers, students and the
public to share knowledge about museum holdings and related
- Support the institution's marketing plan.
- Develop and present collection-based programs for student and
- Maintain active membership in appropriate professional
organizations and continue professional development.
- Keep up-to-date on current laws, practices and policies.
- Attend Board Collections Committee meetings and Board Meetings
- Serve as member of the Collections and Collections and
- Other duties as assigned.Summary of Qualifications: -The
Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costume & Textiles must be organized,
detail-oriented and have the ability to manage multiple tasks,
administrative management experience to include, but not limited,
to budgeting and project management. Person must have the ability
to work as part of a team; must have good communication skills; and
provide excellent customer service. Should have extensive knowledge
of museum standards and costume and textile history, sewing and
textile construction. This position must hold a minimum of a BA in
costume & textile history, history or museum studies, with a MA
preferred, and should have a minimum of five years of experience.
Physical Demands: -The Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costume &
Textiles must be able to use a telephone, computer keyboard and
mouse; reach with hands and arms, speak for extended periods of
time and listen. The employee is frequently required to walk and
sit, as well as to lift and carry objects such as objects, boxes,
books and files weighing up to 40 pounds; work within confined
spaces; feel comfortable on a ladder; work around dust and mildew.
The Curator of Costume & Textiles is occasionally required to
stand, stoop or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this
position include close vision and the ability to focus. The
physical demands described here are representative of the
requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.  -DISCLAIMER: This is not
necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with
the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the
current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to
require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
-FLSA stands for the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was enacted by
Congress in 1938 and is under Federal Wage and Hour statutes. -An
exempt employee is not paid for overtime hours worked. There are
three categories under which an employee may be considered exempt.
They are administrative, executive, and professional. These
categories generally define an exempt employee as one who
customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent
judgment in the performance of his/her duties.
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