Employment Opportunities

Education Assistant 

 Gunston Hall is pleased to announce openings for part-time education assistants at an unparalleled historic site on scenic Mason Neck in Fairfax County, Virginia. We are seeking candidates who are friendly, people-oriented, loves history, and is eager to share Gunston Hall’s story with visitors. Education assistants divide their time between the visitor center and the mansion, and in some seasons education assistants spend significant time in outdoor locations. Their responsibilities center on ensuring a positive and content-rich experience at Gunston Hall.  

 Specifically, education assistants: 

  • project a positive image, serving as an ambassador for the museum;  
  • greet visitors, in a pleasant and welcoming manner;  
  • lead tours that are accurate and engaging for visitors of all ages;  
  • assist with the preparation for and implementation of public programs and special events;  
  • promote and relay accurate information about planned programs and events;  
  • monitor the museum exhibitions in the visitor center, period room installations in the mansion, and reproduction outbuildings;  
  • interact with visitors throughout their time on the property;  
  • answer telephones;  
  • schedule tours and special events;  
  • keep accurate records, including admissions records;  
  • reconcile cash and charge receipts;  
  • support other projects related to Gunston Hall’s educational mission.  

The ideal candidate will be interested in history, solution-oriented, detail-oriented, able to adapt to changing circumstances, and committed to presenting Gunston Hall in the best possible light to teachers, students, program attendees, museum visitors, and other members of the general public.  

This position reports to the Education Manager. It requires: 

  • excellent customer service skills;  
  • responsibility and trustworthiness;  
  • knowledge of basic office procedures;  
  • ability to read and write the English language and to understand, follow, and give oral instructions;  
  • knowledge of computers, telephone systems, audio-visual equipment, and cash registers; 
  • ability to reconcile cash and credit card receipts;  
  • ability to maintain an electronic calendar in order to schedule events;  
  • exhibition of professional manner and dress at all times;  
  • ability to multi-task;  
  • ability to lift up to 25 pounds.  

Both weekend and weekday shifts are available; applicants should expect to work two to three days a week, including at least one weekend day. This is an hourly (wage) position, earning $15. It does not have health insurance, retirement or paid leave.  

Gunston Hall is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and a wide range of experiences to the workplace are encouraged to apply. 

If you need assistance in applying for this position, please contact Lacey Villiva, Education Manager, at lvilliva@gunstonhall.org 

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume online at https://www.jobs.virginia.gov. 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.