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 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.



The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has an exciting opportunity for a Social Media Specialist.  This new position will maintain and expand the MSV’s social media strategy with the goal of improving and increasing the interactivity of the MSV experience on site and online while creating an image for the Museum that is innovative, professional, and approachable.  The Social Media Specialist will assist the MSV Media Manager to produce new innovative, user-friendly content for the web site, update and maintain all major online profiles, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Trip Advisor, and others.

The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance; paid vacation, sick and holidays; retirement plan and more. 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: 

  • 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, History, Museum Studies, or related program required.
  • In-depth knowledge of various social media applications including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat with ability to tailor messages to users of each.
  • Interest in new social media platforms and ability to learn the best way to maximize their use.
  • An understanding of recent trends in social media branding, relationship marketing, and use of analytics to track campaign success.
  • Ability to work with Google Analytics is necessary. 
  • Professional writing proficiency.
  • Strong communication skills and project management experience with finely-tuned attention to detail, interpersonal skills, excellent writing skills, the ability to function as a team member, and the ability to think proactively in a creative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, adhere to aggressive production schedules and budgets, actively participate in creative brainstorms, and display a proactive approach to project management.
  • Proficient photography skills.
  • Experience with Photoshop and video editing a plus.
  • Flexibility and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. 

To apply please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements 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.