Evaluations Intern (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 21, 2018
I enjoy working at the VMFA, an exemplary cultural institution in the heart of Richmond. The museum is fully dedicated to its mission of providing cultural and educational opportunities to all Virginia residents.
Manager of Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 27, 2018
VMFA was the ultimate work experience. I worked in the Housekeeping Department as the manager. The staff were very proficient in their responsibilities. The other departments were very "family-oriented," and worked well together on many projects and exhibitions. Though I'm retired now, I often reminisce of the many people that made my tenure at VMFA a memorable one.
Art on the Spot Visit Coordinator (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 2, 2017
...if you can afford to live for love and not money. The VMFA is a glorious Museum. Walking into that beauty every single day was incredible. Unfortunately, it is a state institution and even my friends with doctorate degrees in art history were barely scraping by, financially. I could not survive on 12 dollars/hour.
Director of Marketing and Communications (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 11, 2017
In a period of three years, the leadership of the Communications team has changed three times. Executive leadership is outdated, ego driven and unable to articulate what success looks like. Each Museum executive works in a silo and protects themselves at the expense of their teams. Nice place to visit, but never work here. Best in class talent is made to feel inferior. If you want to ruin your health then work here.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 8, 2017
harassment by lead associate towards females prominent; making fun of certain individuals because they do not also participate in the gossip/slander. impossible to advance in company, will get bad review if not accepting of the harassment.
Education and Statewide Intern (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 22, 2017
I absolutely adored working here, which solidified my desire to stay in the art world. Being in constant communication with other like-minded people who care about art as much as I do was invigorating, and I made lasting connections.
Museum Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 21, 2015
A typical day would be come in sign out keys,radio, as needed. Get breifed on post found out if there any speical post orders for that day. If there was any thing that I need an answer to management was all ways just a call away.Working as an museum associate my co-workers and I we really relied on one another to ensure the safety of the visitors as well as staff.There wasn't antyhing hard about this job. The best thing about this job was meating new people it was awsome.
Fast paced work environment with emphasis on receptionist and customer service duties
Membership and Visitor Services Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, Va – July 25, 2015
On a daily basis my tea and I would provide excellent customer service to guests as well as administrative support for the department. I would answer phone and e-mail inquiries as well as register patrons for classes and programs held within the museum. Multitasking was essential to being able to perform self guided tasks effectively. I enjoyed working with like-minded individuals who appreciated each other and were all team players.
Fun and fantastic workplace with a variety of duties and tasks
Education Intern (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 26, 2014
Developed lesson plans and gallery tours for permanent exhibitions Developed and assisted online resources Conducted research for upcoming exhibitions Assisted summer studio teachers with programs and classes Organized art materials and supplies
Housekeeping (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 2, 2014
A typical day at work would be cleaning my art gallery and doing the floors. I have learned to use properly use a buffer and wax floors. Management is good and gives a chance to do your work without being forceful. My co-workers are good team members and they don't mind helping you out.
Working as a barista and coffee specialist at the Museum
Barista (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 11, 2013
Loved the job at first, very good barista, excellent with my skills with the public. When the Picasso job ended, so did the hours and I trained a new barista and gave a two week notice. They were all sorry to see me leave but a new crew was ready to take over.
Beautiful place, clean, new, special time for me
First time managers and they have all been asked to resign after I left