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.

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Deputy Director, Virginia Humanities

We’re looking for a Deputy Director to lead our programs and operations, grow and manage the health and wellness of Virginia Humanities’ people and culture, and measure and evaluate the vitality of our work in the public humanities across the Commonwealth.

The Deputy Director works closely with the Executive Director to support the organization’s mission by ensuring the successful implementation of programs and initiatives as they engage the many diverse communities of Virginia. With an inward organizational focus, the Deputy Director maintains ownership over Virginia Humanities’ programs and operations.

The Deputy Director is a member of Virginia Humanities’ Leadership Team. This team includes the Executive Director, Chief of Staff, Director of Advancement, Director of Finance, and Chief Information Officer. The Deputy Director collaborates with this team on budget planning, resource and information management, and external relations needs such as fundraising. 

The Deputy Director reports to Virginia Humanities’ Executive Director. 

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