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 nonacademic 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.


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Grants and Fellowships Coordinator

We’re seeking a Grants and Fellowships Coordinator to join our team. The Grants and Fellowships Coordinator supports all phases of award administration to organizations and individuals associated with Virginia Humanities Fellowships and Grants programs. Activities include but are not limited to: entering, managing, and extracting data from the application/award database as needed; assisting in managing Grant and Fellowship announcement, application, and review cycles; and providing administrative support to critical functions related to financial awards, event promotion, and communications for these programs. Grants and Fellowships Coordinator collaborates and cross-trains with Community Initiatives and Business staffs to provides support for a cohort of current fellows and performs organization-wide duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates must have an Associate‚Äôs degree with at least two years of grants and contracts experience. Two additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

We offer a dynamic work environment and a wide array of statewide programming that will soon be managed from our new headquarters near downtown Charlottesville, in a facility specially outfitted for our unique work. We support a flexible work schedule, but fully remote work is not possible.


Center for the Book Associate

We are seeking a Virginia Center for the Book Associate to join our team. The Center for the Book Associate supports all areas of Center programming, including national, regional, and statewide reading initiatives, the Virginia Festival of the Book, and Book Arts workshops and events.

Activities include but are not limited to: working directly with Center staff on team-managed projects as well as taking individual responsibility for specific tasks; working directly with the Festival volunteer committee and developing necessary training and site management materials; recruiting and managing volunteer drivers, including all support materials;  entering, managing, and extracting data within the Festival website database and event platforms (Eventbrite, Zoom, etc.) as needed; managing regular communications, administrative, and special event support for Book Arts; and providing administrative support to critical functions as needed. The Center for the Book Associate also collaborates and performs organization-wide duties as assigned.