Volunteering

The Mariners’ Museum offers volunteer opportunities in key roles such as museum tour guides, artifact conservation, collections management, library research and landscaping, as well as a host of other services that support the museum’s programs. Join The Mariners’ Museum volunteer corps and start reeling in the benefits that can be yours while supporting one of the nations leading maritime museums and on of our region’s greatest treasures.

 

Benefits

Members of the Docent and Volunteer Corps are extended awards, benefits, and discounts as expressions of appreciation for their service to the Museum and as a means of supporting their ongoing education.

Discounts

  • A 10% discount at The Museum Gift Shop
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Free or reduced rates for educational programs and lectures
  • Free subscription to the Mariners’ Museum calendar of events

Training

  • Educational training sessions
  • Opportunities for on-site studies and field trips to promote and enhance knowledge in various maritime subjects at minimum or no cost

 

 

Battle of Hampton RoadsSupport volunteers work behind the scenes in all aspects of the Museum’s daily activities—from research to marketing and everything in between.

List of Volunteer Positions:

  • Library Support
  • Researching
  • Membership and Development
  • Marketing
  • Noland Park and Trail Assistant
  • Landscaping

 

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If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer or Docent at The Mariners' Museum, please complete the application form below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your skills and interests.


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Ages 14-18

The position involves interaction with visitors to the Museum. The individual must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience and communicating with a variety of ages. The position involves daily interaction with school groups and the general public, helping to provide assistance with summer programming including but not limited to “Maritime Mondays,” assisting with the Activity Ship, and hands on experiments in the galleries. Each Junior Volunteer will also be assisting our educator staff when giving public presentations, helping to set-up and clean-up as necessary.  

 

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If you are interested in becoming a Junior Volunteer at The Mariners' Museum, please complete the application form below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your skills and interests.


Your Contact Information

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References

List three personal or professional references that are not related to you.




By checking the box below, you certify that you have read, understand and agree to all of the following statements:
I certify that all of the statements made on this Application are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.

I authorize you to contact all listed past employers and/or references. I further authorize any person, school, person, organization or entity listed in my application to provide The Mariners' Museum with any information requested that may be relevant and useful to The Mariners' Museum in making a placement decision. I expressly release any such persons, organizations or entities from any and all legal liability for making disclosure of any information about me, which is permitted, by law, to release.

 

The Mariners’ Museum and Park are in need of Gallery Educators. The GE’s role is one of teacher, interpreter and guide. GEs are the “voice” of The Mariners’ Museum to the visiting public.

Work Location: Education and Museum Galleries

Job Description: The Mariners’ Museum is seeking Gallery Educators to assist with the following duties:

  • Education Stations
    • Spice – “A Catalyst for Discovery”
    • The Monitor Sailor
    • Knot Tying Aboard Ship
    • Buoyancy – “Will Your Ship Float?”
    • Ship Construction with LEGOS
    • Savage Ancient Seas special gallery programming
  • The position involves daily interaction with school groups and the general public.
  • Assisting with the Activity Ship with games and sailor dress-up activities.
  • Assisting our educator staff when giving public presentations, helping to set-up and clean-up as necessary.
  • Assisting with the new Explorer’s Theater.

Volunteer Hours: 4-10 hours per week, flexible, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Appropriate Education Requirements: College Studies

Required Skills: Interest in Museum Education, Science and/or History. The individual must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience and communicating with a variety of ages.

Supervisors: 
Lauren T. Furey, Coordinator of Interpretation and Volunteers

 

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If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer or Docent at The Mariners' Museum, please complete the application form below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your skills and interests.


Your Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information


Availability


Interests & Skills


Education & Employment


References

List three personal or professional references that are not related to you.




By checking the box below, you certify that you have read, understand and agree to all of the following statements:
I certify that all of the statements made on this Application are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.

I authorize you to contact all listed past employers and/or references. I further authorize any person, school, person, organization or entity listed in my application to provide The Mariners' Museum with any information requested that may be relevant and useful to The Mariners' Museum in making a placement decision. I expressly release any such persons, organizations or entities from any and all legal liability for making disclosure of any information about me, which is permitted, by law, to release.

 

For more information on this position or to apply, contact: 

Lauren T. Furey, 
(757) 591-7747
lfurey@marinersmuseum.org 

 

For more information contact: 

Lauren T. Furey, 
(757) 591-7747
lfurey@marinersmuseum.org