Job Openings

Full Time Jobs

Please contact Don Moser by email.

Volunteer Jobs

Volunteers are the backbone of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. If you are interested, or if you have a special skill you’d like to offer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (540) 767-4651, or by email.

Docent/Tour Guide:

Study and retain a thorough knowledge of the Museum’s collection highlighting historical relevance and significance to Virginia’s transportation heritage. Lead guided tours of the museum grounds, OR Work exclusively in one or more of the Museum’s galleries to answer questions and provide supplemental information to Museum exhibits and artifacts.

Visitor Services Assistant:

At the Front Desk, sell admission tickets and answer questions about Museum services, exhibitions, or other programs. In the Museum Store, actively sell merchandise and Museum memberships. Assist in stocking shelves, cleaning, and setting up new displays.

Education Volunteers:

Share your interest in transportation with museum visitors! The Virginia Museum of Transportation (VMT) is seeking citizen volunteers specifically interested in education. Education volunteers will work with the VMT Education Department staff to deliver tailored inquiry-based, hands-on educational programming to visiting groups after going through training.

These groups include:

  • Pre K to12th grade students
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Individuals who have previous managerial or teaching experience are preferred. Applicants can expect a 4-15 hour time commitment weekly, during peak visit times. The ideal education volunteer would possess the following qualities:

  • Skills in speaking with groups of children and adults
  • Interest in working with a variety of ages and grade levels
  • Physical ability to stand and walk for 3-4 hours at a time
  • Ability to lead hands-on educational activities for individuals
  • An energetic, passionate and outgoing personality
  • Willingness to learn and share transportation topics from history to science with a varied audience

 

Internships

Interns play a special role at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. If you are interested please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (540) 342-5670, or by email.

History Volunteer/Intern:

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is looking for an intern who is interested in learning the many aspects of museum work. At a small museum, staff and volunteers wear many hats, and we are looking for someone who would be interested in helping with cataloging, research, grant writing, and label copy writing, just to name a few possible duties. There is the possibility of other cross training in the rest of the museum’s operations, so you will get a well-rounded museum experience. Knowledge of PastPerfect software is ideal, but not required. Course study in public history, museum work, historic preservation, or similar preferred. Graduate students preferred but not required. Basic understanding of appropriate handling and care of historic resources require. The ability to work independently is a must. This is an UNPAID internship, and spaces are limited.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Cataloging historic resources: photographing, data entry, numbering
  • Writing and/or editing label copy for artifacts on display
  • Organizing collections rooms
  • Research
  • Occasional special event staffing

Education Intern

Share your interest in transportation history with museum visitors! The Virginia Museum of Transportation (VMT) is seeking students volunteers specifically interested in education. Education interns will work with the VMT Education Department staff to deliver tailored inquiry-based, hands-on educational programming to visiting groups after going through training. Content reflects Virginia Standards of Learning and Common Core Standards. Subject areas shared include, but not limited to: history, science, language arts, and mathematics

Groups include: Pre K to Adults

The ideal education volunteer would possess the following qualities:

  • Skills in speaking with groups of children and adults
  • Interest in working with a variety of ages and grade levels
  • Physical ability to stand and walk for 3-4 hours at a time
  • Ability to lead hands-on educational activities for individuals
  • An energetic, passionate and outgoing personality
  • Willingness to learn and share transportation topics from history to science with a varied audience

 

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. The Virginia Museum of Transportation does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in employment, except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation maintains a drug-free workplace for its employees. The unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the Virginia Museum of Transportation workplace.