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 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is seeking an 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. 



The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is seeking an enthusiastic, hard working candidate for the position of Grounds Technician. This Grounds Technician position is seasonal (through early October), part-time, hourly position with flexible daytime work hours. The Grounds Technician will assist in maintenance of the gardens, grounds, and related facilities of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. This position is part of the Gardens and Grounds Department and is under the general supervision of the Assistant Gardens and Grounds Manager.
Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required
  • Skill and ability to effectively use a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to the groundskeeping
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team

Qualified candidates please submit letter of interest and brief resume 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.