From curators to accounting, security to educators, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is always on the lookout for enthusiastic, talented individuals to join the team. The VMHC 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.
Connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth's history, we link past with present and inspire future generations.
We aspire to represent all Virginians as we meaningfully share the ever-evolving story of Virginia with a broader audience.
We are dedicated to preserving the past, as we believe knowledge and appreciation of history matters. We are committed to telling an accurate and inclusive story of Virginia. We work passionately and with integrity, and we are welcoming and respectful to all. We operate as one team and are innovative in the advancement of our mission. We embrace partnerships, and we are a strong and active contributor to our community and Commonwealth.
We care as much about our employees as we do about history.
While we are a privately funded non-profit, we see the importance of a robust benefits package to attract and retain the best talent.
Below are the benefits and perks you will find at the VMHC.
The VMHC offers a 401(k) that vests on the first day you start! There is also an above average match of indivudual contributions by the organization.
The VMHC subsidizes medical, dental, vision, and long term disability plans and pays for life and short term disability insurance. There is also an option for employees on a medical plan to participate in an HSA or FSA.
VTO & PTO
The VMHC offers a generous amount of paid time off because we realize that everyone needs time away to rest and recharge. We also support charitable work at other organizations by providing paid time for volunteering in the community.
The VMHC holds Diversity & Inclusion training for all staff annually. Staff also has access to various industry organizations of which the VMHC is a member including VAM and AASLH. And each department has a professional development budget to use at its discretion.
We know that life has its ups and downs. The VMHC cares about employee wellness and offers an Employee Assistance Program to support their mental and emotional well-being. We also offer a Health Advocate program to help employees navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.
Happy hours, parties, and team building activities are some of the ways VMHC employees connect and get to know one another better. Other perks include an employee discount program providing savings on concerts, movie tickets, merchandise, and more. And there is an employee referal program to reward staff for their help in building a great team!
Interested in a museum internship?
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.
Join the VMHC as a volunteer
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 above, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture does not accept court-mandated volunteers.
Questions? Contact Maggie Creech at mcreech@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9652.
Curious about what it's like to work at the VMHC? Check out this Virtual Employer Spotlight by iPowerRichmond from 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.
Questions about working at the VMHC?
Please contact Paula Davis at pdavis@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9659.
Questions about interning at the VMHC?
Please contact Joseph at jrogers@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9695.