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Museum Assistant

17 May 2023 12:52 PM | Lori Wysong

Jefferson County Museum, Charles Town, WV

Located in historic downtown Charles Town, the Jefferson County Museum is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of the county’s history. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum’s mission has been to preserve the history and heritage of Jefferson County. Its unique collection and exhibits include a wide range of artifacts historically relevant to the county and portray the diverse stories of the people who have lived here.

This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week, reporting to the Museum Director. The Museum Assistant is responsible for helping to supervise the work of our volunteers. The successful candidate will have regular weekend availability for Fridays and Saturdays.

Pay is $16-$18/hour depending on experience and education.


-Work with Museum staff to design field trips, school visits, public programs and other educational activities for the Museum

-Periodically craft creative and well-researched posts and content for the Museum’s website and social media platforms

-In coordination with the Historian and Director, assist with research and exhibit development

-Assist with promotion of Museum activities and exhibits

-Help with collections research, cataloging, and other curatorial duties as needed

-Staff front desk, answer visitor questions, and assist with visitor services activities

-Help with special events and other tasks as assigned

 Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

-Experience working and interacting with the public at a museum, historic site, or similar setting

-Experience developing programs and curriculum for a variety of age groups

-Excellent research and writing skills

-Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

-Interest in Jefferson County History


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Position is open until filled.

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