Job Listing: Education Intern

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The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond, VA 


The Virginia Museum of History and Culture seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Education Intern.
Title: Education Intern
Division: Education/Guest Engagement
Reports to: Manager of Museum Programs
Position Status: Internship; Non-Exempt; Hourly

Position summary:
The Virginia Museum of History and Culture is looking for an Education Intern to assist in all aspects of the
education team’s role within the Guest Engagement Department. The primary focus of this internship will be
on leading tours of the long-term exhibition, The Story of Virginia, and conducting primary source analysis
activities in the Weinstein Learning Center. Additional tasks may include delivering HistoryConnects distance
learning programs, assisting with Virginia History Day, and conducting research for program development.
Some evening and weekend availability may be required. Applicants must be over eighteen and must undergo
a background check. This position is funded, with a stipend of up to $1500.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Leading field trip programming, both in-house and via distance learning.
• Preparing for and assisting with Virginia History Day.
• Assisting with other public programs (ex: Stories at the Museum, Homeschool Open House, Sensory
Friendly Events)
• Performing other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Necessary:
• Willingness to work with students/children.
• Ability to address audiences, stand, and walk for up to two hours.
• Ability to apply age-appropriate interpretive techniques.

Education & Experience Requirements:
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• May be an undergraduate or graduate student.
• Cover Letter, Resume, and one Letter of Recommendation Required

Notes & Special Requirements:
Experience working with students/children within or outside of a museum/camp experience preferred.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, nonprofit
organization established in 1831. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of
the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its
renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the everevolving
story of Virginia.


The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.