Fall Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Employment Opportunities

Have a passion for inspiring children to become lifelong learners? The Virginia Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer looking for enthusiastic, skilled individuals to join our team and help foster intellectual curiosity and development for all children of our community. VDM provides educational opportunities for children ages 0 to 8 in a safe environment where they and their caretakers can explore, imagine, and discover together. The Museum welcomes more than 51,000 visitors each year and, in 2015, celebrated its 25th anniversary on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Mall.


Art Programs Intern  |  Program & Gallery Intern



Art Programs Intern

The Art Programs Intern (API) reports to the Education Manager (EdM).

Job Description
  • Plan and implement art focused drop-in programs, including leading programs and planning art programs for others to lead.
  • Stock and maintain the Creation Station, including planning and preparing the Craft of the Week.
  • Develop plans for pop-up crafts that can be easily implemented by volunteers and staff and help with the preparation of craft materials.
  • Research, plan, develop, and install Artist of the Month calendar, information, and materials.
  • Outreach to local artists and art organizations for collaboration, exhibition, and teaching opportunities.
  • Interact with children and families in the galleries and encourage imaginative play.
  • Assist with maintaining and cleaning the current exhibits and galleries as needed.
  • Assist with opening and closing duties as needed.

Qualifications
  • Ability to take direction well and thrive in a busy, creative environment.
  • Experience working with young children and their families.
  • Background in the visual arts and art history; education experience preferred.
  • Creative with a willingness to work on craft and art projects.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Competency in multitasking and time management.
  • Positive attitude and lots of energy. 
  • Willingness to interact with other community organizations and members.
  • Flexible schedule.

Internship Details 

Unpaid, 10-20 hours per week


TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and résumé to:
Kaitlin German, Education Manager
Virginia Discovery Museum
524 East Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Or email your application to education@vadm.org.

No telephone inquiries.

Email Application


Program and Gallery Intern

The Program and Gallery Intern (PGI) reports to the Education Manager (EdM).

Job Description
  • Assure that Gallery exhibits are safe, attractive, and in good working order.
  • Maintain the order, integrity and supplies in the storage area/workspace.
  • Work effectively with community volunteers on special projects, seasonal programs, and special events.
  • Stock and maintain the Creation Station art studio, including planning and preparing the Craft of the Week.
  • Work the Front Desk, including admissions, selling memberships, welcoming visitors, and answering questions.
  • Interact with children and families in the galleries, encouraging imaginative play.
  • Depending on schedule, plan and implement a weekly Drop-In Program.
  • Assist with or lead birthday parties.
  • Assist with opening and closing duties as needed.

Qualifications
  • Ability to take direction well and thrive in a creative environment where multiple projects coexist.
  • Experience working with young children and their families.
  • Creative with a willingness to work on craft projects.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Competency in multitasking and time management and the ability to complete projects on time.
  • Positive attitude and lots of energy.
  • Flexible schedule; Saturdays preferred.

Internship Details

Unpaid, 10-20 hours per week


TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and résumé to:
Kaitlin German, Education Manager
Virginia Discovery Museum
524 East Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Or email your application to education@vadm.org.

No telephone inquiries.

Email Application