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Administration

-No positions available at this time

 

Education

Education Assistant

Associate Director of Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services & Collections

 

Interpretation and Visitor Services

Admission and Retail Sales Assistant

Interpretive Assistant



Maintenance

Maintenance Assistant

Marketing and Membership Services

-No positions available at this time

Park Operations

-No positions available at this time

Technical and Museum Services

Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant

 Title:

Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant

 
 Status: Part time, hourly with no benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$13.94 to $14.42 per hour based on experience

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
Principal Functions:  


The Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant participates in maintenance and operation of all information services equipment, including computers, servers, networks, and telephones, and assists with the maintenance and installation of exhibits, including audio-visuals and computer-based inter-actives.  The incumbent advises the Director of Operations on audio-visual equipment and exhibit design, and helps prepare and install in-house exhibits.

 
Responsibilities:  


The Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant will:

  • Effectively install and operate complex audio-visual equipment.
  • Effectively install and operate IT hardware.
  • Demonstrate a solid mechanical aptitude.
  • Effectively serve on exhibit development teams as assigned; work effectively with exhibit designers on exhibit construction, installation, and operation. 
  • Help maintain all exhibits and IT equipment, including the operation and servicing of all audio-visuals, interactive exhibits, and exhibit lighting.
  • Assist with the proper mounting and care of all artifacts on exhibit and assist the Collections Assistant with cleaning artifacts on display.
  • Effectively communicate with visitor services staff regarding the daily operation of all exhibits and technical services, in particular the activation of audio-visual and interactive exhibits and audio guides.
  • Assist in the maintenance all exhibit lighting.
  • Repair, or assist with the contracting for the repair of, any damaged or malfunctioning exhibits including electronic, audio-visual, and computer equipment in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Be willing to work at high elevations from ladders and lifts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards.
  • Demonstrate reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Preferred Qualifications:  

  • An Associate’s Degree or technical college degree in an appropriate field such as museum studies, information technology or electronics or two years of electronics, audio-visual, or network maintenance experience in a professional setting
  • Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion as required (lifting, climbing, bending, pulling) and willingness to work at high elevations. 
  • A positive work record demonstrating reliability.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays


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 Title:

Maintenance Assistant

 
 Status: Part time, hourly with no benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$9.38 to $9.62 per hour depending on experience

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
Principal Functions:  

The Maintenance Assistant is directly responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of Pamplin Historical Park's buildings and grounds.

 
Responsibilities:  


The Maintenance Assistant will:

  • Perform general janitorial maintenance of all Park buildings.
  • Participate in cutting and trimming of lawns and meadows.
  • Maintain trees and shrubbery.
  • Perform leaf and litter removal.
  • Perform trail construction and repair.
  • Safely operate electrical hand tools and grounds equipment, including chainsaws, weed eaters, blowers, and tractors.
  • Possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies related to weather events, equipment failures, or any other facilities problems.
  • Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Preferred Qualifications:  

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of relevant hands-on experience.
  • A positive work record demonstrating reliability.
  • Effective verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • A valid Virginia Driver’s License.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


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 Title:

Education Assistant

 
 Status: Part time, hourly with no benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$9.85 - $10.10 per hour, commensurate with experience

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
Principal Functions:  


The Education Assistant will conduct educational programs for organized groups of park visitors as well as perform a variety of tasks designed to serve general Park visitors.

 
Responsibilities:  


The Education Assistant will:

  • Become certified in all Park educational programs by passing written exams, attending classes and demonstrating competence in public speaking, program delivery, and visitor management techniques.
  • Deliver educational programs adhering to the approved program outlines and Park standards to students (primarily fourth, fifth, and sixth grades).
  • Serve at Visitor Services duty stations as needed.
  • Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards.
  • Work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings, as visitor demand requires.
  • Demonstrate reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional working relations with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Demonstrate outstanding verbal communication skills and business-level written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision.
  • Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Interpretation, Education or related field.
  • At least one year of professional experience presenting educational programs to children at a museum, historic site, or in the classroom.
  • Familiarity with nineteenth century American social and Civil War history developed through formal education, professional experience, or personal study.
  • Knowledge of the principles of museum education.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak to large audiences with clarity.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


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 Title:

Interpretive Assistant

 
 Status: Part time, hourly with no benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$9.85-10.10 commensurate with experience

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
Principal Functions:  


The Interpretive Assistant is responsible for providing direct interpretive services at the Park that include costumed demonstrations, informal costumed “encounters,” and guided tours.  Interpretive Assistants will be assigned to perform programs related to either the civilian or military themes of the Park as needed.

 
Responsibilities:  


The Interpretive Assistant will:

  • Assist in the daily operations and interpretation of the Park’s Military Encampment or Tudor Hall Plantation.  This work will be performed in period clothing, outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Conduct scheduled demonstrations and guided tours following specific program outlines to large and varied audiences.
  • Assist with the implementation of living history related programs and activities.
  • Assist with the conduct of the Civil War Adventure Camp.
  • Conduct programming in support of the History, Interpretation, and Visitor Services section for large groups of students and adults.
  • Become certified in a variety of programs by passing written exams, attending classes, and demonstrating competence in public speaking, program delivery, and visitor management techniques.
  • Assist in the maintenance of areas used by the staff.
  • Assist other sections and participate in special events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


 
Preferred Qualifications:  

  • A High School diploma or equivalent
  • Interest in American social and Civil War history
  • Knowledge of the principles of interpretation.
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion as required (lifting, climbing, bending, pulling, standing for long periods).
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


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 Title:

Admission and Retail Sales Assistant

 
 Status: Part time, hourly with no benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$9.62 to $9.85 per hour depending on experience

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
Principal Functions:  


The incumbent supports day-to-day operations of the Admissions and the Civil War Store.  He/she provides customer service, assists with the stocking of inventory, and operates the POS system.

 
Responsibilities:  
 


The successful applicant will demonstrate the training or experience required to perform all aspects of general operations in the Civil War Book Store and at the Admissions desk of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.  The incumbent will be able to receive, price, and store inventory, stock, clean, and straighten displays and work areas; handle sales, mail and website orders, and customer service.  The successful applicant will have experience in the operation of computerized POS register systems, cash handling, and be able to balance a cash drawer.  The Sales Assistant must become familiar on a general level with Pamplin Historical Park resources, layout, and history, and be able to assist with Pamplin Historical Park operations, visitor services, and special events as needed, as well as perform other duties as assigned. 

 
Preferred Qualifications:  

  1. Knowledge of the principles of customer service.
  2. Minimum of high school diploma (college preferred).
  3. Preferred two (2) years experience in retail, or part-time equivalent.
  4. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and extended hours as necessary.


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 Title:

Associate Director of Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services & Collections

 
 Status: Full time with benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$40,000-$44,000 per year with full benefits

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
Principal Functions:  


The Associate Director of Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services & Collections serves as the ranking professional for all public contact and programming activities.  He/she directly supervisors the Interpretation and Visitor Services Supervisor, Senior Education & Interpretation Specialist, Collections Specialist and all hourly staff in Education.  He/she recruits, trains, mentors, and evaluates all direct reports as well as assisting with all hourly staff in Interpretation and Visitor Services.  The incumbent directly participates in all Park programming including formal education programs, guided tours, custom tours, Civil War Adventure Camps, Teacher Institutes and special events.  He/she drafts program outlines for the above.   The incumbent oversees the Park’s collections and curatorial functions through the work of the Collections Specialist.

 
Responsibilities:  
 


The Associate Director of Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services & Collections will:

  • Draft annual goals for the approval of the Director of Operations and bear responsibility for achieving assigned goals directly and through the work of subordinates
  • Participate in the annual budget preparation process for his/her areas of responsibility and manage budgets as assigned
  • Assist in the recruitment of hourly staff, volunteers, and interns and make sound, well-reasoned recommendations to the Director of Operations based on thorough reviews, interviews and reference checks
  • Provide training, mentoring and evaluation of subordinate staff and prepare performance appraisals, recommendations for awards, and disciplinary documents as necessary in a manner consistent with Park standards
  • Draft work schedules for the approval of the Director of Operations
  • Serve as an effective member of the Senior Leadership team
  • Serve as acting Director of Operations as required
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of all Park themes, programs, and historical content
  • Develop sound recommendations for revisions to Park policy and procedures as necessary
  • Directly participate in the delivery of all Park programs, including Educational programs, interpretive programs, guided tours, Civil War Adventure Camps, Custom Tours, and Special Events at a high level of competency
  • Properly manage equipment and assigned storage spaces
  • Perform independent research to prepare historically accurate programs and to modify or create program outlines for approval
  • Serve as the primary advisor to the Director of Operations on all matters pertaining to Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services, and Collections
  • Possess a working knowledge of collections and curatorial principles, master the Park’s Collections Policy Manual, and maintain the ability to access, modify, and create collections records using the Park’s software program
  • Maintain proficiency in using word processing and spreadsheet computer software applications
  • Demonstrate outstanding oral communications skills and very good written communication skills consistent with standard English grammar and writing styles
  • Maintain exemplary attendance and punctuality
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise subordinate staff to maximize productivity and employee development
  • Possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and in critical situations as required and consistent with the effort required of senior personnel
  • Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional work relationships with co-workers, subordinates, and supervisors as well as with the visiting public
  • Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards
  • Maintain the ability to support multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
Preferred Qualifications:  

  1. Possess a bachelor’s degree in history, education, museum studies, communications or related fields
  2. Have a minimum of five years paid experience working in a public education either in the classroom, a park, historic site, or museum
  3. Have a minimum of three years of supervisory experience
  4. Possess a strong working knowledge of Civil War-era American history, including a solid background in military history and the history of the South as demonstrated by relevant work experience, publications, and public speaking engagements
  5. Possess strong oral and written communications skills as demonstrated by professional public speaking experience, publications, and business writing
  6. The ability to demonstrate a professional record of working successfully in a team environment in progressively more complex situations.
  7. The ability to work outdoors in all sorts of weather conditions, lead extended walking tours and lift up to thirty pounds without assistance


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