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 is seeking an enthusiastic professional for the position of Lead Educator.  A Lead Educator is a part-time, hourly position in the Education department with flexible work hours including weekends and some evenings as needed.  Lead Educators provide educational interpretive services through guided tour for adults, families and school groups.  Additional responsibilities include supplying guests with accurate information about the collection and the site, while providing hospitality to guests during their visits. 

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, museum studies, history, art history or public history.  Other qualifications include:  demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively; knowledge of history, decorative arts and fine arts; keen interest in providing excellence in interpretation. Previous teaching experience preferred. 

Qualified candidates, please submit resume, cover letter with salary requirements and three references to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Please visit our Volunteer page for more information about volunteer opportunities and expectations at the MSV.

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