From time to time, the Science Museum of Western Virginia will post job vacancies and volunteer & intern opportunities.  Please check back regularly for updates.


Calling all educators! Do you prefer hands-on learning experiences? Are you interested in informal learning environments? If so, the Science Museum of Western Virginia is looking for you. The Museum is currently seeking a part-time educator to plan, organize, implement, and lead various educational programs. This position will also be responsible for developing activities and other duties as assigned by the Education Manager. As a part-time educator, one can expect an average of 25 hours a week with seasonal variability. Night and weekend hours may be required for special events and programs. For more information, click HERE for a full job description.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter to Hannah Weiss, Education Manager at hweiss@smwv.org. The email subject line must say “Part Time Educator.”
Please, no phone calls.


The Science Museum of Western Virginia seeks an experienced philanthropy professional with a passion for science and nonprofit excellence. As a member of the museum’s leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy will create, execute, and evaluate all philanthropy strategies with a donor-centered philosophy to ensure a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio that supports the museum’s mission. He/she will also create and effectively manage the organization’s annual communications plan to build a consistent brand and to develop and strengthen relationships with patrons. The Director of Philanthropy carries a variety of responsibilities in planning and implementing the Science Museum’s development strategy and directing & coordinating all of the Museum’s fundraising appeals, programs, special events, grant applications, and related record-keeping. The position focuses on locating sources of funding including individuals, corporations, foundations and government, and on approaching suitable funders and soliciting major donors for campaigns.


Candidates with the above prerequisites are invited to submit their CV/resume and references along with a cover letter outlining their related experience and background to Rachel Hopkins at rhopkins@smwv.org.



Can you devote a few hours a week to interpret our exhibits for Science Museum visitors?  Can you devote a few hours a month?  Any time you have will help visitors enjoy and learn from this unique experience.   Immediate need exists.  Paid parking is provided.  We will train you.  Sign up TODAY through our volunteer page.