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Visitor Services Associate

Historic Jamestowne (Preservation Virginia) seeks part-time Visitor Services Associate to provide exceptional customer service at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center. Successful candidates will work in a team-oriented environment assisting guests with ticket purchases and orientation to the historic park. The Visitor Services Associate welcomes guests, provides information about ticket options, serves as a cashier handling cash, check, and charge transactions, as well as directs and orients visitors to the historic park.

Associates can be scheduled to work 16 - 29 hours per week. Hours will vary weekly. Weekend and holiday work is required. The Visitor Center hours are Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Candidates should have flexibility to accommodate this schedule.

Qualified candidates should be honest, reliable and a team player. They should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; be able to maintain focus and professional demeanor while serving large numbers of visitors; display a high level of attention to detail; show initiative; be able to assess and resolve visitor needs quickly; and be comfortable with basic computer operations. Candidates must be able to stand for extended periods of time during their shift. High school diploma or G.E.D required.

This is a part-time position and provides no benefits. A federal background check will be required for employment. To apply for this position, send a resume, and contact details for three professional references to kwilliams@preservationvirginia.org. No phone calls please.


Historic Jamestowne seeks volunteers to greet and engage guests as well provide accurate information about this premier historic site. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including Visitor Center greeters, Fort Site interpreters, and Docents in our archaeological museum, the Archaearium. Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Sunday, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Volunteers are given a 40% discount on museum store apparel, a 20% discount on museum store merchandise, as well as opportunities to attend trainings and lectures offered by both Historic Jamestowne and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Interested persons should contact Kelly Williams at kwilliams@preservationvirginia.org.

istoric Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on behalf of Preservation Virginia.

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