Assistant Curator

The Library & Archives of the Virginia Holocaust Museum is a rapidly expanding department within a growing local public history museum. The Library & Archives contains thousands of rare and important objects as well as research material on the Holocaust and modern genocide. The Assistant Curator is an entry-level position that is responsible for a variety of administrative, technical, and preservation duties throughout the Museum. 

Essential job functions: 

  • Create accurate and consistent accession and catalog records for a wide variety of objects
  • Assists with the processing of incoming materials for the Library & Archives
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of Library & Archives donors
  • Oversees proper storage and conservation of a large variety of materials based on archival best practices
  • Manages the preservation and upkeep of the Museum's permanent exhibits
  • Administers the scheduling and maintenance of the VHM's traveling exhibits
  • Assists with the development and construction of new permanent & traveling exhibits
  • Manages and trains interns in a variety of tasks
  • Assists in providing access to the VHM research collections
  • Works with outside institutions in coordinating disaster preparedness plans
  • Perform other tasks as assigned 


  • Minimum BA/BS in history, museum studies, or related field
  • 2 years demonstrated experience in an archival setting
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust and World War II
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Competency with computers and digital media 

Potential applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Tim Hensley, Director of Collections.