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Volunteer with Us

At the Loudoun Museum, we welcome volunteers and offer interesting opportunities that fit each  volunteer’s talents, abilities, and schedule. Whether assisting with cataloguing artifacts, greeting museum visitors or helping with a special event, our volunteers are active and valued members of the museum team.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Education and Visitor Experience Coordinator

Position Description:

The Education and Visitor Experience Coordinator will work in collaboration with staff, volunteers, and the Board to provide physical and intellectual access to the museum exhibits, build educational initiatives, as well as recruiting and managing volunteers. This position will also be a key member of the operational staff for the museum and reports to the Executive Director.

 

K-12 Programming:

  • Facilitate connections with LCPS and develop programs relating to curriculum and Virginia SOLs.

  • Manage, schedule, and deliver in-school, on-site and virtual programs for Loudoun County students. 

  • Prepare relevant resources relating to local history and preservation for educators.

  • Serve as a liaison between the schools, museum staff, and other partners for potential field trips to sites of historical significance in Loudoun County.

  • Explore implementation of professional development opportunities for teachers

  • Collect programmatic data, including maintaining accurate attendance records, recording audience demographics, and gathering participant feedback.

 

Visitor Experience:

  • Provide meaningful visitor experiences through knowledgeable and trained volunteers, interns, and docents.

  • Provide supervision for frontline services by volunteers and interns, including front desk, group visits, educational programs, and special events. 

  • Schedule self and others to ensure adequate coverage of front desk during open hours.

  • Keep accurate admissions records.

  • Reconcile cash and charge receipts related to museum sales.

Volunteers:

  • Recruit and train museum volunteers.

  • Schedule and support volunteers.

  • Develop volunteer retention and recognition programs.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in history, education, museum studies or related field required.

  • Experience working in a museum setting preferred.

  • Experience working with K-12 grade groups in an educational setting preferred.

  • Experience working with diverse populations and perspectives required.

  • Solid project management and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent customer service, organization, and communication skills.

  • Experience with computers and Microsoft Office suite required.

 

Job Type & Pay:

This is a part-time, non-exempt, position limited to an average of 25 hours per week. This position includes regular weekend days and some holidays. It pays an hourly rate of $20-25, depending on qualifications.

 

To apply please send a letter of interest and resume to info@loudounmuseum.org.

Internships are periodically available in both the Collections and Program Department. Contact info@loudounmuseum.org for more information. 

Outreach Coordinator

Position Description:

The Outreach Coordinator work in collaboration with staff, volunteers and the Board on marketing, public relations, membership, and development strategies. Will leverage traditional and digital marketing strategies, to amplify the museum’s programs and exhibits, expand tourism development and member/donor stewardship and support the mission and initiatives of Loudoun Museum. The Outreach Coordinator will also be a key member of the operational staff for the museum and reports to the Executive Director.

 

Marketing/PR:

  • Create compelling content across multiple social media platforms.

  • Maintain website, keeping content accurate and up to date.

  • Plan and maintain the social media editorial calendar.

  • Submits museum events to online community calendars and maintains profiles on online tourism websites.

  • Utilize solid SEO knowledge and best practices to write blog posts and leverage web content, social media, and advertising to drive website traffic.

  • Observe and listen to audiences to provide valuable feedback to the organization.

  • Apply best practices and using analytics to gather data to help inform planning and strategy.

 

Membership/Development:

  • Coordinate membership efforts including stewarding the renewal and upgrade of current and lapsed members.

  • Generate membership communications as needed and fields questions from members in-person, via phone calls and through email.

  • Pursue opportunities to grow membership, sponsor, and rental income.

  • Plan and execute, in collaboration with staff, volunteers and board, the annual membership benefits and development events.

  • Maintain membership database.

  • Coordinate museum site rentals to outside parties.

 

 Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with social media platforms, especially Facebook and Instagram.

  • Capacity to maintain website content utilizing Wix platform.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.

  • Solid project management and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent customer service, organization, and communication skills.

  • Experience with computers and Microsoft Office suite required.

 

Job Type, Pay & Benefits:

This is a part-time, non-exempt, position limited to an average of 25 hours per week. This position includes regular weekend days and some holidays. It pays an hourly rate of $20-25, depending on qualifications.

 

To apply please send a letter of interest and resume to info@loudounmuseum.org.

Loudoun Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.

Community Curated Exhibition Space

Do you have a great Loudoun County-based organization that you wish people knew more about? Loudoun Museum's community curated exhibit space gives local groups the chance to showcase their history and current activities throughout the county.  

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