Jobs and Volunteering

Come make history with the VMHC

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VMHC Employees enjoying a holiday party while bowling

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. We are undergoing a huge construction project that will double our gallery space, add a new cafe, expand our facility rental space and update technology throughout the building. These improvements mean growth. 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.

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Six college students pose at the VMHC

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.

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A group takes a tour of the Determined exhibition

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.

Contact Maggie Creech at mcreech@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9652 to learn more.

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. 

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Paula Davis, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Questions about working or interning at the VMHC? 

Please contact Paula Davis, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, at pdavis@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9659.