Museum Jobs

Costumed Educator

Time Frame: May – October 2017

Hours: 2 – 3 tours per month; approximately 2 hours each tour evening

Wage: $25 per tour

Summary:

As a costumed educator for our Shipwrecks & Ghostlore evening program, you’ll tell ghost stories, shipwreck tales, and local lore to groups of all ages. Some of the topics include pirates, witches, unusual phenomena, and eerie tales. Our museum and the stories we tell are at the very heart of the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging storytellers who can deliver positive program experiences for our visitors from near and far. Content training and costume will be provided. 

Successful Applicants Will: 

  • Be interested in local history and folklore
  • Feel comfortable talking about ghosts, pirates, witches, and other unusual phenomena
  • Be able to communicate effectively with people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Have experience developing and leading guided tours
  • Be able to gauge and adapt tours to visitors’ interests and needs

How to Apply:

Please send a thoughtful email with attached resume and three professional references to Kasey Zronek, Director of Education.

Museum Jobs

Creative Content Intern

Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2017

Hours per Week: 20+

Wage: Unpaid Internship; course credit may be available

Summary:

The intern will manage the museum’s social media presence under the guidance of museum staff. This will include developing a Snapchat account for the new museum brand, in addition to maintaining a steady stream of postings on existing accounts. Throughout the summer, the intern will utilize museum resources to produce high quality photographs and videos for marketing. This internship will provide an excellent look into digital content management at a small nonprofit.

Responsibilities:

  • Consistently manage the museum’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
  • Create & develop Snapchat account for a new brand
  • Produce quality photographs for shop and museum marketing
  • Help with occasional video-based projects
  • Generate blog content and assist with blog management

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing
  • Be fluent and confident in social media management
  • Possess a creative eye for marketing photography
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Be flexible, and self-motivated with exceptional time management skills

How to Apply:

Please send a thoughtful email with attached resume and three professional references to Kasey Zronek, Director of Education.