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Guest Services Associate (part-time)

Updated February 16, 2018


The Virginia Museum of History & Culture seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Guest Services Associate (part-time). This individual serves as a part of the Guest Engagement Division, reports directly to the Manager of Guest Services & Retail and is tasked with creating a welcoming environment for all Virginia Museum of History & Culture guests, while providing excellent customer service, accurate wayfinding information, and creating a friendly retail experience. In addition, qualified candidates will assist with digital outreach and on-site programming as needed.

The Guest Services Associate will staff desks at museum entry points, assist guests with wayfinding and exploration and provide excellent customer service to all guests. The qualified candidate will operate POS systems to process admission and retail sales, assist with visual merchandising and maintain the appearance of the museum shop. The candidate will also fulfill web and mail order purchases and assist with digital outreach initiatives and on-site programming for students and adults.

The selected candidate must be responsible, flexible, punctual, and able to work well under pressure. He or she must possess excellent communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office and an interest in Virginia history. Physical requirements include standing for long periods of time, retrieving merchandise that can weigh up to 30 pounds, and the ability to work weekends and select special events.


Bachelor’s degree; knowledge of POS systems and Microsoft Office; and an authentic interest in the mission and work of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.


Salary commensurate with experience


Send letter of interest, resume and list of references electronically to Jessica DeRuosi, Manager of Retail, at jderuosi@VirginiaHistory.org.

Founded in 1831, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VMHC houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.