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Date posted to CSA website:
March 12, 2014

Employer name:
Valentine Richmond History Center

Job title:
Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costumes & Textiles

Job description:
The Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costumes & Textiles is responsible for the physical care and intellectual control of the museum’s Costume & Textile collection, which includes more than 40,000 costumes, accessories, flat textiles and household textiles related to Richmond and Virginia. 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.

Full job description and job requirements: http://richmondhistorycenter.com/about/careers

Job Applicant Qualifications:
The Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costumes & 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 or PhD preferred, and should have a minimum of five years of experience.

Deadline date for applications: March 28, 2014

Contact information:

  • Email in Word or Adobe PDF format only to HR@richmondhistorycenter.com
  • Fax to the Attention of Human Resources at (804) 643-3510
  • Mail to Human Resources, 1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Special instructions regarding submission for Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costumes and Textiles position
    Please include with your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references:

    Costume & Textile Exhibition Proposal

  • Limit to five (5) pages
  • Richmond-related theme within exhibition proposal
  • NOT REQUIRED within proposal: objects from the Valentine Richmond History Centerís Costume & Textile Collection


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