Museum Closed May 29 & 30

The Museum Will Close May 29 & 30 for Ongoing Repairs to Our Building's HVAC Unit. VDM Will Reopen May 31 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Inspire Lifelong Learning

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 in our community. VDM welcomes more than 70,000 visitors annually, and for more than 40 years, the Museum has provided hands-on educational play opportunities for infants to children age 8 in a safe environment where families can explore, imagine, and discover together. Founded in 1981, VDM is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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The Virginia Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No telephone inquiries.

Museum Assistant

Hourly: Sat, 9:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Fri Evenings and Sun as Needed*

The Museum Assistant reports to the Director of Operations and serves in a support role, directly assisting Museum staff on the weekends with various duties related to admissions, memberships, exhibit galleries, birthday parties and private event rentals, and educational programs. Click “Responsibilities & Qualifications” to learn more.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

*Hourly Wage: $13/Hour. Includes Date Night Drop-Off programs on the third Friday of each month (from 5:00-8:00 p.m.) and private birthday party and event rentals on Sundays (variable times, depending on bookings).

To Apply: Mail a cover letter and résumé to Lindsay Jones, Director of Operations, Virginia Discovery Museum, P.O. Box 1128, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or email them to No telephone inquiries.

Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at (434) 977-1025 x102 or, or visit the Contact Us page to find out how to best direct your inquiry.