To redeem gift certificates/complimentary tickets, contact the museum Wed. - Sun. from 9:00am until 4:00pm at 757-393-5258
A few of the Portsmouth Museums employees.


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It takes great people to run the City of Portsmouth’s museums, and you’re invited to become a part of it. We’re hiring for a range of entry level and professional positions to make our museums the region’s finest. If you’re passionate about providing our thousands of annual visitors with a museum experience they’ll remember for a lifetime, we’d love to hear from you. Scroll through our open positions and apply today!

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  • Museum Services Supervisor
    Full-Time Regular
    $46,184.00 - $50,000.00 Annually
    Under limited supervision, this position supervises, coordinates and provides oversight of the daily operations for a designated museum, to include planning, directing and implementing art exhibits, cultural events and educational activities for children. Reports to the Museum Curator.
A child enjoying one of the exhibits at the Children's Museum of Virginia
Children's Museum of Virginia
The entrance of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
The Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum building.
Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
The exterior of the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center.
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
The Lightship Portsmouth docked in downtown Portsmouth
Lightship Portsmouth Museum

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Museums and Tourism Administration
521 Middle Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704


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