AGECROFT HALL AND GARDENS EMPLOYMENT


Agecroft Hall & Gardens is a 23 acre estate featuring a Tudor house originally built c. 1500 in England and transported to Richmond in 1925. Now a museum, the house is open to the public four days a week. In the summer, Agecroft partners with Quill Theatre to host the Richmond Shakespeare Festival. This year, performances will run Thursday-Sunday evenings from early July through mid-August. For more information on Agecroft Hall, go to www.agecrofthall.org and for Quill Theatre, go to www.quilltheatre.org.

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Position Title: Conservation Technician (Part-time)

 

Job Summary:

Part-time: 8-10 hours/week

Mondays required; Occasional weekend and evening work also required.

Reports to Curator of Collections

Position starts immediately.

 

The Conservation Technician will assist the Curator with the care and maintenance of Agecroft’s collection, consisting primarily of 17th century English artifacts. The Conservation Technician will also assist with seasonal house changes and environmental monitoring.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular exhibit maintenance, collection inspections and cleaning.

  • Monitor museum environment with particular attention to temperature/humidity and integrated pest management.

  • Work with curator and conservator in object movement and re-housing, record maintenance, and other projects as assigned.

  • Perform other duties beyond the scope of the above responsibilities as assigned.

 

Job Specifications:

  • B.A degree (or significant progress towards a BA) in Art History, History, or related field preferred.

  • Knowledge of proper handling, display, and storage of a variety of artifacts ranging from paper and vellum to ceramics and metals.

  • Willingness to learn proper conservation techniques. Prior experience helpful.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch and spend long periods of time on feet.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Administrative and clerical skills necessary as well as computer literacy and some knowledge of museum database software.

This is a part-time position. Please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Emily Jones (she/her) at ejones@agecrofthall.com

e are currently no current employment opportunities with us. We will post any future job announcements here.

 

Position Title: Tour Guide (Part-time)

 

Reports To:  Manager of Tour Services

 

Job Summary: Leads guided tours of Agecroft’s house and gardens. Primary emphasis is on the material culture and social history of a gentry manor house in 16th and 17th century England. Provides excellent customer service at all points of contact including phone inquiries, tickets sales, tour experience and gift shop. 

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Greet visitors on the phone and on site with a welcoming, pleasant demeanor. Offer professional and courteous customer service guests throughout their visit from arrival through tour conclusion.

  • Deliver historically accurate information in a clear and concise manner to groups of visitors of all ages. Use strong public speaking skills to adjust tour delivery style to needs of visitors.

    • Main emphasis is life in a manor house in Tudor/Stuart England, but attention is also given to Agecroft’s 20th century history in Virginia and its gardens.

  • Facilitate sales in the gift shop and operate the point-of-sale computer system.

  • Assist with periodic administrative tasks such as recording daily attendance and assisting in the collection and balancing of monies at the end of the day.

  • Participate in regularly scheduled department meetings.

  • Assist with set up and clean up for Special Events and other activities when requested.

  • Engage in continuous education to increase knowledge of 16th/17th century British history, art and culture as well as interpretive strategies.

  • Maintain open communication with fellow tour guides and supervisor, in efforts to create a pleasant environment for visitors and co-workers.

  • Perform additional duties beyond the scope of above, as requested by immediate supervisor.

 

Job Specifications:

Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills combined with a desire to work with the public required. Interest in 16th & 17th century England, ability to work well with a team, and punctuality essential. Basic computer skills required. College degree preferred. Sense of humor a plus.

Working Conditions:

Requires standing and walking for up to 1 ½ hours at a time, as well as an ability to speak clearly and audibly to a group. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Flexible hours. Regular weekend work and occasional evening, and holiday work required.

This is a part-time position. Please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Emily Jones (she/her) at ejones@agecrofthall.com

Position Title: Business Assistant (Part-time)

Reports to:                 Business Manager

Job Summary:           Responsible for supporting the Business Manager with a variety of financial and operational processes to ensure the smooth administrative management of the historic house museum. Also assists with basic office functions for Gift Shop.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for collecting and depositing all museum income on a bi-weekly basis.

  • Assists with museum gift shop duties, such as ordering, pricing, and restocking.

  • Assists processing payroll on a semi-monthly basis.

  • Assists accounts payables with invoices, filing, printing checks, copying.

  • Manages office supplies in copy room, ensuring paper and office supplies are always available on hand.

  • Assists with preparation of annual audit.

  • Other duties as needed including running errands and making trips to the post office and bank.

  • Assists Executive Director with administrative support as needed.

 

Job Requirements: Computer literacy, proficiency with Microsoft Excel, a willingness to learn in-house accounting and payroll systems, attention to detail and a valid Virginia driver’s license are required. Office experience and/or some college education a strong plus. Strong preference will be shown to candidates who demonstrate: Enthusiasm for Agecroft’s mission; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain positive work relationships with colleagues; Ability to prioritize projects and work independently.

Working Conditions: Office environment. Some light lifting required. Occasional night/weekend work requested.

 

This is a part-time position. Please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Jones (she/her), at ejones@agecrofthall.com.

Agecroft Hall & Gardens in an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.