Careers at the MSV

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley offers diverse and unique career opportunities ranging from support or professional, seasonal or year-round, and part-time or full-time. While some departments and positions require highly specialized education and experience, others seek individuals with more broad-based or skills-related backgrounds. An equal opportunity employer, the MSV offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Thank you for your interest in employment at the MSV.



The Community Programs and Events Manager is responsible for successfully executing year-long dynamic strategies with the goals of expanding community engagement, cultivating new audience relationships, increasing membership households, and stewarding existing community and corporate partnerships.  The Community Programs and Events Manager supports the mission of the MSV by designing, planning, implementing, and maximizing revenue potential for community engagement, membership, and corporate partnership programs, events, and rentals.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience required, plus two years’ experience in event planning or community programming, preferably with a museum or in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience with customer relationship management database.  Ability to learn systems as they pertain to non-profit membership, events, and fundraising required.
  • A working knowledge of fundraising for understanding external partner needs and non-profit processes.
  • Strong cultural competence, interpersonal communication, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in program and event development and management, including vendor and volunteer communications and supervision, and contractual compliance with other companies and businesses.
  • Flexibility, a collaborative attitude, and a sense of humor to adapt to schedule and organizational changes, and unforeseeable circumstances that arise.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license


Qualified candidates please send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three references to [email protected].  No phone calls please. 


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is seeking enthusiastic Guest Services Associates.  Guest Services Associates provide front-line customer service in the Lobby, Gift Shop, Gate House and on the phone; process museum admission; provide online program registration to callers, direct all incoming phone calls; and disseminate general information to the public. Additionally, Guest Services Associates provide exceptional hospitality services in an attentive, friendly and efficient manner to all guests during their entire visit.

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with the public and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Basic math skills
  • Working knowledge of retail operations, including POS, telephone and computer systems
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of history, decorative arts, gardening, horticulture and fine arts.

This is a seasonal (April through mid-September) part-time, hourly position with flexible work hours including weekends and some evenings.  Qualified candidates, please submit resume, cover letter with salary requirements and three references to [email protected].  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 


We are always on the lookout for dynamic individuals who want to share their knowledge and love of learning with visitors and to be part of the MSV team. We invite you to explore our many volunteer opportunities and to discover the right one for you. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information!

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley requires selected candidates to be subjected to an investigative background report. The MSV is an at-will employer.