Jobs & Internships

Preservation Virginia has staff across the Commonwealth advocating on behalf of historic places, interpreting the sites we own and operate and working with local communities. If you’re interested in joining our team, review our current job openings and follow the instructions to apply.

Apprentice Craftsperson

Preservation Virginia seeks an Apprentice Craftsperson who will work with Preservation Virginia’s Master Craftsman to maintain the nine historic properties owned by the organization. The properties range in location from Hanover County (Scotchtown) to the City of Virginia Beach (Cape Henry Lighthouse) and range in age from 1607 (Jamestowne) to 1835 (Tucker Brothers’ Store).   The preservation services staff is also hired out to perform “fee for service” projects on historically significant structures throughout the state. Work is directed by the Architectural Conservator, who manages the properties (grounds, buildings, MEP, conservation) and serves as the project manager for all conservation work.

The successful candidate will support the mission and vision of Preservation Virginia and will report directly to the Master Craftsman. Most non site-specific work is completed at Jamestowne or Bacon’s Castle, where the workshops are located.

Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience.

Read the Apprentice Craftsperson job description. To apply, click here and print out an application for employment. Submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a completed application to:

Architectural Conservator
204 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Application materials can also be emailed to Janelle Sahutski at jsahutski@preservationvirginia.org. Position open until filled. Competitive salary and benefits. No faxes or phone calls

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown Interpreter

Through programs and tours of the site, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown’s historic interpreters promote dialogue and historical perspective about the American Revolution, liberty and human rights by examining Henry’s experiences at Scotchtown.

This position is part-time, hourly and provides no benefits. Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is owned and operated by Preservation Virginia, the oldest statewide preservation organization in the nation. The interpreter is directly supervised by the Site Coordinator.

Requirements: Must be over 18, able to lift 30 lbs, be able to climb up and down stairs repeatedly. Must like working with and speaking to the public for several hours at a time. Prior knowledge of American History and or giving public tours preferred.

Read the Scotchtown Site Interpreter Job Description. To apply, click here and print out an application. Please complete the application and email a scanned copy along with your resume to scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org. The position is open until filled. EOE.

Bacon’s Castle Interpreter

The position of Bacon’s Castle Historic Interpreter is a part-time, hourly position without benefits.  Located in Surry County, Bacon’s Castle is the oldest brick home in North America.  Built in 1665, it is owned and operated by Preservation Virginia, the oldest statewide preservation organization in the nation.

Requirements: Must be over 18, able to lift 30 lbs, be able to climb up and down stairs repeatedly. Must like working with and speaking to the public for several hours at a time. Prior knowledge of American History and or giving public tours preferred.

Read the full Bacon’s Castle Job Description. To apply, click here and print out an application. Please complete the application and email a scanned copy along with your resume to baconscastle@preservationvirginia.org. The position is open until filled. EOE.

John Marshall House Interpreter

The position of John Marshall House Museum Interpreter is a part-time, hourly position without benefits. Located in downtown Richmond, the John Marshall House is a 1790 brick Federal-style structure, which served as the home of Chief Justice John Marshall from 1790 to 1835. The house is significant for its remarkable preservation and architectural form and its outstanding collection of Marshall family and Richmond-made objects.

Requirements: Must be over 18, able to lift 30 lbs, be able to climb up and down stairs repeatedly. Must like working with and speaking to the public for several hours at a time. Prior knowledge of American History and or giving public tours preferred.

Read the full John Marshall House Job Description. To apply, click here and print out an application. Please complete the application and email a scanned copy along with your resume to johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org. The position is open until filled. EOE.

Smith’s Fort Plantation Interpreter

The position of Smith’s Fort Museum Interpreter is a part-time, hourly position without benefits.  Located in Surry, VA, Smith’s Fort site contains both an 18th-century manor house and the earthworks of a 1609 fort site. Smith’s Fort is owned and operated by Preservation Virginia, the oldest statewide preservation organization in the nation.

Requirements: Must be over 18, able to lift 30 lbs, be able to climb up and down stairs repeatedly. Must like working with and speaking to the public for several hours at a time. Prior knowledge of American History and or giving public tours preferred.

Read the full Smith’s Fort Plantation Job Description. To apply, click here and print out an application. Please complete the application and email a scanned copy along with your resume to smithsfort@preservationvirginia.org. The position is open until filled. EOE.