Washington Heritage Museums



1300 Charles St

Fredericksburg, VA  22401

(540) 373-5630


Employment Opportunities

Historic Site Interpreters Positions 

Washington Heritage Museums accepts ongoing applications for costumed Historic Site Interpreters to fill positions as they become available at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern.  Interpreters provide tours to the general public, tour groups, and school groups.  An interest in history and attentive customer service is a must!  Our museums are open seven days a week, year-round.

Positions are part-time and do not include benefits.  Training is provided.  After completion of a paid training period, Site Interpreters are paid $12.25 per hour.

Please email employment@washingtonheritagemuseums.org to request a full job description.

Volunteer Opportunities
WHM is extremely grateful for its dedicated volunteers.

To volunteer for these or other interesting opportunities, please let us know your interest(s) by submitting an interest survey at the link provided, or call 540-373-5630.


Mary Washington House Museum Store

The Mary Washington House seeks volunteers throughout the year to assist in the museum store.  The store uses a Square Point of Sale register, and training is provided.  Volunteers greet visitors and help them complete their purchases.  Volunteers receive a discount on most museum store merchandise.  Flexible scheduling is based on availability, from a few hours a week to a few hours a month.  Volunteers may work a half day or a full day on Monday to Saturday. 



Mary Washington House Garden

The Mary Washington House seeks volunteers to help in the gardens on an ongoing basis.  The garden was lovingly restored by the Garden Club of Virginia in 1968-1969 and remains a Garden Club of Virginia site.  


Volunteer gardeners assist the Washington Heritage Museums’ staff gardener with routine tasks such as weeding, deadheading, raking, etc.  The volunteer garden team generally meets on Thursday mornings during the gardening season, weather permitting.



Other volunteer opportunities

Washington Heritage Museums seeks occasional assistance from volunteers for special events, event set up, photography, event marketing, research, and more.  Please contact us if you have a talent to share.


Undergraduate Internships


To apply for any of these opportunities, please call 540-373-5630 or  email employment@washingtonheritagemuseums.org 

Washington Heritage Museums has opportunities for undergraduates to receive college credit for hands-on experience.  Internships are unpaid and must be coordinated by students through their university or college.  While currently seeking the positions listed below, if a student has a proposal for a different internship, it will be given consideration based on the needs of the organization.


Washington Heritage Museums provides experience in a small nonprofit environment.



Marketing and Social Media Intern

This is an ongoing opportunity assisting with promoting the museums on social media and creating print marketing pieces.  Coursework/Experience in:  Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Marketing, or Art

Elementary Education Curriculum Support Intern

An intern is needed to develop activities for elementary students and teachers.  These activities may include handouts, games, reading lists, vocabulary lists, etc.  Coursework/Experience in:  Museum Studies, Museum Education, Education