The Virginia Historical Society seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Group Tour Coordinator. This individual serves as a part of the Public Programs and Education Services Department, reports directly to the Vice President for Guest Engagement and is responsible for the coordination of all group tours that fall under purview of the Guest Engagement division.
The Group Tour Coordinator’s primary duties will include scheduling and coordination of staffing for tours and educational programs that help the institution achieve its mission of connecting people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia.
The selected candidate will serve as the VHS point of contact for scheduling all group tours of the museum, ensure that all tours are adequately staffed by VHS personnel, assist and collaborate with colleagues on staff training and a variety of departmental program initiatives as well as work with school districts and other organizations to promote programs and cultivate ongoing partnerships.
Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies or other related field; Demonstrated ability to communicate promptly and effectively with a wide range of audiences; Possess tremendous organization skills and the ability to handle scheduling responsibilities with limited supervision; and an authentic interest in the mission and work of the VHS.
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits package
Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.
The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.