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 Volunteers

Tour Guides

Volunteer with us at 24th Street on the Boardwalk!

Tour guides will help visitors engage in meaningful exploration of our exhibits. During the summer season, this means welcoming visitors, answering questions, and offering “highlight tours” of the galleries, lasting 10-15 minutes. In the slower seasons, guides can develop and offer more in-depth tours, depending on visitor interest.

Some of the topics covered in our galleries include storms, shipwrecks, beach culture, and World War II. Regardless of subject, the guide’s goal is to encourage conversation and discovery for people of all ages.

We will train volunteers in the subject areas, but it is important that applicants are able to:

  • comfortably approach and engage visitors
  • communicate effectively with people of different ages and backgrounds
  • gauge and adapt to visitors’ interests and needs
  • interact in a cheerful and courteous way
  • problem solve and work independently

Applications are due no later than 15 May 2017. Shifts are 3.5 hours, and volunteers are asked to commit to at least 1 shift per month.

The application can be found here. It can be completed digitally using free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or other similar software.

Please send applications and direct questions to Kasey Zronek, Director of Education.