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OrganizationJanine Dozier
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 30, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$30-$32,000
Phone(434) 977-1025, x102


The Virginia Discovery Museum Education Manager works to ensure that VDM’s mission is represented in its programs, events and exhibits while furthering the museum’s vision of being an educational resource to all children in our community.

This full-time hire works 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday 9:15-5:15 pm and occasional weekend hours for programs as needed. The ideal candidate must be outgoing, creative, enthusiastic, and enjoy working with children and families.

The Education Manager:

  • Designs and implements workshops and programs in collaboration with Education Staff
  • Creates curriculum and program content in collaborations with Education Staff
  • Plans and implements Small Group Visits, both on and off-site
  • Designs and implements summer camps
  • Collaborates to design community events
  • Assists with building the VDM brand through media, including social media
  • Works with exhibits staff to develop educational, interactive exhibits
  • Builds rapport with volunteers, community partners, program participants
  • Coordinates the museum’s Youth Advisory Board
  • Assists in gallery opening, closing, and maintenance
  • Helps with front desk staffing, as needed.


Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and at least 2-3 years experience working with children.  A successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment. Candidates must be vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and willing to wear a mask while in the museum

To apply, please email cover letter and résumé to or mail to: Director of Operations, Virginia Discovery Museum, P.O. Box 1128 Charlottesville, VA 22902. EOE.