Now Hiring

Museum Assistant

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.

-Under the supervision of the Director, coordinate with local educational, historical,
cultural, social and civic organizations and other stakeholders to build community
-Work with the Community Engagement Coordinator to craft creative and well-
researched posts and content for the Museum’s website and social media platforms
-Work with Museum staff to design field trips, school visits, public programs and other
educational activities for the Museum
-In coordination with the Historian and Director, assist with research and exhibit
-Assist with promotion of Museum activities and exhibits
-Help with collections research and 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 in Public History, Education, Museum Studies or related field.
-Experience working and interacting with the public at a museum or historic site
-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

Volunteer With Us!

Our volunteers can work on a variety of projects, including visitor services, collections care, research, and digital projects. To indicate your interest and availability, please contact us at 304-725-8628 or