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William Byrd II
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Jobs and volunteering

We invite you to learn more about:

Job Vacancies

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.  Intenship applications require a cover letter and resume. In order to qualify for a PAID internship you must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school.

current Internships for fall 2018

Bobby Chandler Intership - Applications due by September 4, 2018

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.

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions:

Docents
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?

Dana Fariss

Dana Fariss, Manager of Volunteer Support

Are you interested in learning about internship or volunteer opportunities at the Virginia Historical Society? Please contact me at 804.342.9643 or at dfariss@VirginiaHistory.org and I will help you find a position that matches your interests.

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