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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities at the Virginia Living Museum require a variety of levels of training, experience and education. The museum has both full-time career positions with benefits and part-time positions without benefits.

Positions at the museum are in the following areas:

  • Animal Husbandry/Biology
  • Astronomy
  • Aquariums
  • Custodial
  • Development
  • Education, Exhibits
  • Finance
  • Herpetology
  • Horticulture
  • Maintenance
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Museum Store
  • Visitor Services
  • Volunteer Services

Job openings are advertised online, in-house, in local papers and on designated Internet sites. The Virginia Living Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


The Virginia Living Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package for regular, full-time staff and their eligible dependents, which includes medical and dental insurance (cost-sharing involved), as well as term life insurance, long term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a 403 (B) tax sheltered annuity plan.

The Museum offers paid vacations, sick leave and holiday pay to all regular, full-time staff. The amount of the vacation to which an employee is entitled depends upon length of service from anniversary date.

How to Apply

The Virginia Living Museum only accepts applications/resumes for advertised job openings. You may apply for an advertised job opening by downloading an application form or completing our online application. Applications must be submitted with both your resume and references via mail, fax or email if completing downloaded application.

Online Application Download Application Form (DOC)



Human Resources


Attn: Human Resources


Virginia Living Museum
Attn: Human Resources
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601

Unpaid Internships

College students interested in gaining knowledge in the specific fields are invited to inquire about internships at the VLM.

We offer unpaid semester-long internships, providing the opportunity for hands-on experience in:

  • Animal Care
  • Aquarium Care
  • Development
  • Volunteer Services
  • Veterinarian Care


Internship Qualifications/Duties

Students will gain practical experience for entering the job market. For more information, email the Volunteer Department or contact our Volunteer Office at 757-534-7428 or view the Internship positions.

Applicants for Aquariums, Herpetology and Veterinarian Intern must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript with current GPA visible.


Note to employees and applicants for employment:

The unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the Virgina Living Museum workplace and actions will be taken against employees for violations of such prohibition.