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Because we are EXPORTING ALL DATA and CONVERTING OUR WEBSITE in early JUNE 2014, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING JOBS FOR POSTING AT THIS TIME. 

All jobs currently posted with an end date on or after June 8th will be moved to the new website. IF YOU HAVE A JOB TO POST, PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER JUNE 2nd TO POST ON OUR NEW SITE. We think you'll love the features that the new site offers!

AGAIN, NO JOB POSTINGS AFTER 05/22/2014 WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO OUR SYSTEM.

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact Heather Widener with any questions.



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Category Accounting
Job Title Bookkeeper
Job Description

Position Description:

This is a part-time position 25 – 30 hours a week, responsible for handling the fundamental aspects of financial recordkeeping for MOCA, including recording financial transactions accurately, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements monthly, preparing financial statements and reports and assists with budget preparation. The position also preforms essential human resource functions including the processing of payroll, managing 401 (k) retirement accounts and health benefits, maintaining employee personnel files, generating 1099’s and W-2’s. Works closely with the accounting firm that administers the institution’s 401 (k), conducts the annual audit and prepares MOCA’s 990. MOCA’s budget is approximately 1.8 million, 18 full time staff members and 17 part time.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: a minimum of 5 years’ experience, an associate degree in accounting or business administration, or bookkeeper’s certification with work experience or equivalent business experience, as well as knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Candidate must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software package, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and math. Candidate must be detail oriented, comfortable interacting with people, and be able to demonstrate good moral character.

Additional Requirements: 

 Individual will need to work extended hours at MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show held annually on Father’s Day weekend and occasional evenings and weekends as needed for events. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.

Our Mission:

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.

Museum Programming:

Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities—gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs and outdoor art shows—MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art. By operating at a national standard, MOCA received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 2010.

To Apply:

No phone calls, please. 

Submit resume with cover letter to:

Debi Gray, Executive Director
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 

Or email: Imee@VirginiaMOCA.org 
Imee Wong, Office & Accounting Assistant

Contact Name Imee Wong
Contact Phone 7574250000

Category Interpreter
Job Title 18th century farm wife & garden manager
Job Description

18th Century Farm Wife & Garden Manager
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
McLean, VA

Description:  The 18th century Farm Wife & Garden Manager  in collaboration with other staff members is responsible for providing direct interpretive services of an 18th century Tobacco Farm that will include daily costumed 1st person interpretation for the general public. Working in correlation with other staff members, the incumbent is primarily responsible for planning, planting and maintaining an heirloom kitchen garden as well as maintaining an 18th century English farm house and performing tasks traditionally associated with the female role.  The incumbent will also assist in the upkeep of field crops and daily care of heritage breeds of livestock as needed.  In addition, the Farm Wife will be responsible for the upkeep of the Farm’s reproduction collection (tools, furniture, clothing, food etc).


Responsibilities:  
The specific duties the incumbent will perform include 40 to 45 hours per week for nine months of the year April through early December

  • Daily opening and closing of the 18th century tobacco farm.
  • Interpret the daily lifestyle in accordance with the seasons of an 18th century tobacco farm wife to both the general public as well as scheduled school tours through use of period tools, crops and animals. This work will be performed in costume in all types of weather conditions.
  • Execute pre-planned special events highlighting various aspects of 18th century life
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge appropriate to a working Tobacco Farm in the 18th century including but not limited to: kitchen garden upkeep, hearth cooking, textile processing, herbalism etc
  • Responsibly supervise both children and adult costumed volunteers on a daily basis.
  • Actively work outdoors in both extreme heat and cold doing heavy physical labor
  • Other duties as assigned

For the three months of the year that the Farm is closed to the public (January through March), the position includes:

  • Inventory and maintenance of the reproduction collections
  • General Farm related tasks (maintenance of the 18th century farm site, repair of period & modern tools etc.)
  • Administrative needs as assigned
  • Supervising adult and youth volunteers on assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in history, agriculture, or anthropology required
  • Knowledge of 18th century history, particularly Virginia history preferred
  • Knowledge of agriculture and livestock; experience preferred
  • Good people and teamwork skills with the ability to work well with the public, staff, and volunteers
  • Desire to become a member of a close-knit staff and family of volunteers.
  • This position requires weekend and occasional evening work.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to Heather Bodin at hbodin@1771.org or by mail to: 
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
C/O Heather Bodin
6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

Compensation:    $25,500; 3 weeks of annual leave including 2 full weeks over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday; 403(b) plan with 6% employer match; casual work environment and free parking.

Posted 05-07-14

 

Contact Name Heather Bodin
Contact Phone 703-442-7557

Category Art Museum
Job Title Director of Development
Job Description

 Summary:

The director of development is a member of senior management reporting directly to the executive director and works closely with the Board of Trustees. This position oversees all functions related to development and is accountable for building and sustaining relationships in the community to raise awareness, garner support and generate funding for MOCA.  The director of development is primarily responsible for securing individual donations and corporate sponsorships that financially support MOCA’s exhibitions, events and programs both short term and long term.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: bachelor’s degree or above, previous supervisory experience with a proven track record in managerial effectiveness, a veteran development professional with job longevity and demonstrated success in fundraising and donor relations, highly self-motivated and goal oriented. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to handle multiple projects at the same time; superior organization and time management skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Position requires reliable transportation, occasional evening and weekend hours.

Additional Requirements: 

Flexible hours may be required, including potential weekends and evenings, due to public programs and events. Must be able to lift at least 30lbs. Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.

Our Mission:

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.

Museum Programming:

Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities—gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs and outdoor art shows—MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art. By operating at a national standard, MOCA received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 2010.

To Apply:

No phone calls, please. 

Submit resume with salary requirements and cover letter to:

Debi Gray, Executive Director
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 

Or email: Imee@VirginiaMOCA.org 
Imee Wong, Office and Accounting Assistant
 

Contact Name Imee Wong
Contact Phone 7574250000


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