Published August 17, 2021

We’re hiring a 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.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree with three at least three years of related work experience. 7 or more years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin August 23, 2021. This is an Exempt level, benefited position.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. 

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-55,000 commensurate with education and experience. 

Virginia Humanities offers 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.

Virginia Humanities is affiliated with the University of Virginia, an equal opportunity employer. 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.


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