Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Valdez Museum and Historical Association (VMHA), a 501(c)3 non-profit museum, is contracted with the City of Valdez to maintain and operate the Museum, archives and sites for collections care.  The Museum has developed a reputation for presenting thought provoking, yet accessible exhibits and programs.  VMHA strives to make measurable changes in community conditions and improve lives by offering enrichment opportunities in developing healthy children, families and community through our exhibits, cultural programs, education and historical interpretation.

Qualified candidates for open positions must possess a similar commitment. There are three positions open at this time.

Curator of Collections & Exhibitions

Are you someone who understands life in a small museum and embraces collaborative partnerships, both internally and externally in the community?

If this sound like you…

The Valdez Museum seek a permanent full time, with excellent benefits package, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions. A strong candidate for this position would have experience working with collection management, be able to prioritize and multi-task in a busy workplace, collaborate with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and contractors to create exhibits and programs that complement the Museum’s mission, provide information about exhibit changes to Museum staff, seek opportunities for partnerships and alternative funding (grants), and guide temporary exhibit artists and contractors with design, installation, and maintenance of temporary exhibits. A strong candidate should possess effective computer skills, clear verbal and written communication skills particularly as it pertains to exhibit text, exceptional attendance, reliability, flexibility, and strong attention to detail. We are looking for someone who enjoys interacting with the public, providing outstanding customer service, and working with diverse groups. The attached job description provides further details.

To apply, submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, a resume or CV, and three references to Patricia Relay via email director@valdezmuseum.org Application materials are due June 20, 2022.

For more information contact: Patricia Relay by email, director@valdezmuseum.org

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Curatorial Assistant

Are you someone who has a high degree of organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively?

If this sounds like you… 

The Valdez Museum seeks a temporary part time Curatorial Assistant that provides exhibit preparatory and maintenance assistance, installation and deinstallation of new exhibits, archival research, collection management and administrative support for the Valdez Museum curatorial department. The attached job description provides further details.

To apply, submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, a resume or recent job history, and three references to Patricia Relay via email director@valdezmuseum.org The position is open until filled.

For more information contact: Patricia Relay by email, director@valdezmuseum.org

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Museum Attendant

Are you someone who likes to meet people from around the world with excellent people skills and who is looking for a great job environment?  

If this sounds like you… 

The Valdez Museum seeks both full and part time Museum Attendants for summer 2022.  Valdez is a happening place in the summertime with travelers and tourists coming to visit.  This year we will be back to full operations 7 days a week at both locations.

The Museum is a COVID Conscious Business that employs safety protocols to provide a safe and healthy environment for both our staff and visitors. Therefore, face masks are strongly encouraged while working at the Museum.

With the generous support of the American Recovery Act, the Museum is able to offer premium pay for front line workers who interact with the public. Museum Attendants will receive $20.00 an hour this year. The attached job description outlines further details.

To apply, submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, a resume or recent job history, and three references to Patricia Relay via email director@valdezmuseum.org The position is open until filled.

For more information contact: Patricia Relay by email, director@valdezmuseum.org