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The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions, as we aspire for our staff to better reflect our community and Commonwealth.

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Curious about what it's like to work at the VMHC? Check out this Virtual Employer Spotlight by iPowerRichmond on October 15, 2020, featuring iPower’s Jackie Paige in conversation with VMHC President & CEO Jamie Bosket, Manager of Digital Learning Hailey Fenner, and Director of Human Resources Paula Davis. 

Internship Program

Are you looking for an internship position? Whether you are interested in museum collections, public relations, or education, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is a great place to learn about the different skills necessary to work in a museum. All interns must be at least eighteen years old.  Internship applications require a cover letter and resume. In order to qualify for a PAID internship, you must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school.

Volunteer Opportunities

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and with an abundance of caution, our volunteer program is currently paused. Feel free to fill out an application below, and we will contact you when the program reactivates! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Our volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure in the workings of a museum and contribute valuable visitor services to our guests. Qualified volunteers should possess a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, proficiency with computers, and an understanding that reliability is critical.

Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who meet the qualifications outlined below, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. The Virginia Historical Society does not accept court-mandated volunteers.

Docents conduct gallery tours and provide classroom programs in the VMHC’s education center. These volunteers should have a love of Virginia history, be comfortable working with different audiences (public and private schools, home-schooled groups, and community groups), and be willing to commit to the training required. Monthly time commitments are flexible, but docents are required to attend monthly meetings. 

Information Desk/Gallery Ambassadors
Volunteers greet and welcome visitors, answer questions, and direct visitors to galleries and exhibits. Volunteers should be knowledgeable about current and upcoming exhibitions, programs, and events in the building.

Shifts are available daily from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (10:00-12:00, 12:00-2:00, or 2:00-4:00). The ideal candidates will be able to commit to a monthly schedule of at least 1 shift per week.

Museum Store/Boulevard Desk                                                                                
Volunteers in the museum store provide friendly customer service and assist in daily sales transactions. Volunteers help with unpacking and tagging merchandise, and operate the point-of-sale system and telephone. Retail volunteers will gain knowledge of inventory and back stock, and help manage the sales floor at the museum store.

Volunteers at the Boulevard Desk will greet visitors, handle admission transactions, and answer the phone.  These positions require cash handling and experience with a POS system.

Shifts are available daily from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. The ideal candidates will be able to commit to a monthly schedule of at least 1 shift per week.

Special Event Volunteers
These volunteers are “on call” and are contacted if there is an upcoming event for which we need extra help. These are usually either evening or weekend events, such as our Virginia History Day, July 4th Naturalization Ceremony, BrewHaHa Craft Beer Festival, special evening lectures, etc.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture?

Maggie Creech

Maggie Creech, Manager of Museum Programs

Are you interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture? Please contact me at or 804.342.9652 and I will help you find a position that matches your interests.

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