At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia.

We are a department of the University of Virginia and offer a dynamic work environment with a dedicated staff, excellent benefits and an impressive array of public programming including the Virginia Festival of the Book, With Good Reason radio program, Encyclopedia Virginia, the Virginia Folklife Program, grants and fellowships, and more.

The University of Virginia is an equal-opportunity employer.

Assistant Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

We are seeking an Assistant Editor to support our Encyclopedia Virginia (EV)—a free, reliable, multimedia resource that tells the inclusive story of Virginia. Responsibilities will include identifying, transcribing, and publishing primary documents; assisting with EV’s editorial workflow; and project promotion and outreach. The Assistant Editor will report to EV‘s Managing Editor and will collaborate with the rest of the EV staff to better tell an inclusive story of Virginia for students, teachers, and communities who seek to understand how the past informs the present and the future.   

This position helps to select and digitize primary resources; transcribes and proofreads those resources against original or other materials; acquires digital facsimiles of those originals, when possible, to complement the transcriptions; writes descriptive and contextual summaries of each primary resource; and manages the workflow of each resource from its selection to its publication online. This position will also be responsible for converting EV entries into a format compatible for online publication, which includes categorizing and adding reference links and timelines.

Event Project Manager (Staff Wage)

Join us on our journey to celebrate our 50th anniversary and make a meaningful impact in the community through dynamic events and programs. We look forward to welcoming an Events Project Manager who shares our passion for connecting people and ideas to explore the human experience.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this part-time position will assist in the planning and execution of events, with a particular focus on our 50th Anniversary celebrations, programming around local journalism, and other events, as needed. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission of fostering dialogue and understanding in communities across the state and commemorating a significant milestone in our organization’s history.