Jobs at VVMF

Part-time Site Manager for The Wall That Heals

Unique Opportunity to Travel and Make a Difference

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit organization responsible for building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C., seeks two part-time site managers to manage its mobile exhibit – The Wall That Heals – while it is traveling the country. The exhibit includes a three quarter-scale replica of The Wall and a mobile Education Center. This is the ideal part-time job for someone who wants to make a difference in the life of Vietnam veterans and their families, while seeing different parts of the country.

The Wall That Heals travels ten months per year to approximately 40 communities throughout North America. The exhibit is transported by a 53-foot trailer that becomes a mobile Education Center that tells the story of the Vietnam War and the unique healing power of The Wall. A part-time site manager would be expected to travel to 6 – 12 sites (one week per site) a year and be able to call in for weekly staff meetings throughout the year.

As a site manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading local volunteers with set-up and breakdown of the exhibit
  • Aiding visitors during the public display period, including giving tours of the exhibit to veterans and school/student groups
  • Training local volunteers on how to aid visitors
  • Working with the site host to manage on-site activities
  • Representing VVMF in a community, to include local media appearances talking about The Wall That Heals and VVMF programs
  • Caring for The Wall replica and the trailer during the visit

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent people and communications skills. Be a good listener and be able to show compassion to visitors. Be diplomatic but be able to manage any situation that arises. Must have an understanding that every visit to The Wall is unique and the experience is different from site to site.
  • Have an understanding of the Vietnam War
  • High School diploma, college degree in history, education or related field preferred
  • Military experience a plus
  • Stamina – as this job requires standing outdoors for long periods of time and heavy lifting of up to 80 lbs. Good do-it-yourself skills helpful or be willing to learn.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume via email to:   resumes@vvmf.org.

 

Outreach Manager

Position Summary:

Implement VVMF’s outreach efforts related to several ongoing programs, including In Memory, visits to The Wall and The Wall That Heals.

Essential Job Functions/Position Responsibilities:

In Memory
• Serve as the primary point of contact regarding the In Memory Program
• Conduct outreach about In Memory in person, by email, and by phone
• Run the application process and review applicants for acceptance into the program on an ongoing basis
• Serve as the team leader for the In Memory Ceremony at The Wall

Visits to The Wall
• Serve as the staff coordinating point of contact for groups visiting The Wall in Washington, D.C., including Honor Flights, reunion groups, schools, etc. Meet groups at The Wall and conduct tours as needed. Register as an official National Park Service Volunteer.

The Wall That Heals
• Travel with The Wall That Heals as part of a diverse staff group. Travel one week out of every 4-6 weeks during TWTH’s season.
• Staff assignment at The Wall That Heals may be as the primary site manager or s the secondary staffer. This assignment will be determined by the Director of Outreach.

Outreach
• Make presentations at conferences or other similar meetings bout VVMF programs
• Conduct tours or deliver interpretive talks about The Wall, VVMF, our programs and our mission.

Special Requirements:

Weekend and holiday hours required at times
Travel required up to 25% of the time during the season for TWTH (anticipated scheduled one week out of every 4-5 weeks); potentially to other events

Essential Skills and Experiences:

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Local and national medial contracts preferred
• 5+ years of proven work experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of professionals and veterans – at times in sensitive and emotional situations.
• Proficient skills in staff leadership, in email communications an MS Office applications
• Ability to work independently or collaboratively to meet deadlines
• Ability to think outside the box and be creative.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below represent those required by the responsibilities and essential job functions (duties) of this position.

Physical Demands: Occasional heavy lifting (50 lbs), walks to the Memorial,; ability to stand for long periods during events; ability to pick up/move boxes or to her items when preparing for and closing down events.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume via email to:   resumes@vvmf.org.