Job Listing: Museum Interpreter - VB History Museums

Job Postings,

Virginia Beach History Museums - Virginia Beach, VA

Closes - open until filled

Position Title - Museum Interpreter

Compensation - $15/hour; number of hours per week varies

Job Type - houry; Applicants must be able to work flexible shifts including weekends, nights and holidays and be available to work between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. 

Apply - Send a resume and cover letter by email to or by mail to the Virginia Beach History Museums, 4409 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.  Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. This position will be employed through Abacus Staffing Services.

Job Responsibilities -

  • Greet all guests in line of sight with a smile, a verbal greeting, and approachable friendliness.
  • Act as a host to each guest by demonstrating behavior that supports a positive, cheerful, and professional attitude.
  • Conduct research on the history on the City’s historic homes and apply that knowledge to give tours of the houses and museums in a friendly and engaging manner.
  • Answer phone and/or e-mail inquiries in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Register guests for tours and ticket sales during events using department’s point-of-sale system.
  • Help curate content for social media, ensuring its historical accuracy.
  • Assist in the development of educational programs from idea conception through writing of script or program materials, training, and then conducting educational programs for school groups (pre-school through college), Scout troops, senior citizen groups and other interested parties.
  • Staff special events and/or private event rentals as assigned.
  • Project a professional image while in uniform.
  • Adhere to all departmental policies and standards.
  • Embrace other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Outstanding customer service skills: high school diploma, college degree preferred; enthusiastic, motivated and enjoy working with people; cash handling experience a plus; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions; commitment to cooperative teamwork; positive, can-do attitude required.