Mission Statement

Amazement Square cultivates an engaged community of lifelong learners by sparking imagination, creativity, and curiosity. Our team members enjoy working in a collaborative environment, facilitating hands-on learning, and engaging with our community.

+ Exhibitions Coordinator

Amazement Square is seeking a highly-organized, creative, and artistic individual to serve as Exhibitions Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have an arts background, with preference given to technical theatre experience, including painting, fabrication, basic knowledge of tools and design. Responsibilities include day-to-day maintenance and repair of museum exhibitions, assist with exhibition research and design, exhibit fabrication, and management of the museum’s exhibit inventory. A college degree, preferably in Theatre or Studio Art, is required.

This is a full-time exempt position, with health and retirement benefits, and potential for growth. Please send/email cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references may be emailed to: director@amazementsquare.org EOE

+ Lead Exhibition Fabricator

Amazement Square is seeking a highly-organized, creative, and artistic individual to serve as Exhibition Fabricator. The ideal candidate will have an arts background, with preference given to technical theatre experience, familiarity with construction standards and tools, background in woodworking or metal work. Experience in a professional 3D production field similar or related to production work needed at Amazement Square; theme park museums; and theater themed spaces etc, is required, and must present a portfolio of works at the interview.

Responsibilities include day-to-day maintenance and repair of museum exhibitions, assistance with exhibition research and design, management of exhibition inventory, and assist with other facility needs. A college degree, preferably in Studio Art or stage design/fabrication is required. This is a full-time senior position with full benefits, including retirement, with a compensation range of $38,000-$46,000.

A resume, cover letter, and references may be emailed to: director@amazementsquare.org or by mail to Amazement Square, 27 9th St. Lynchburg, VA 24504. EOE

+ School Program Specialist

Amazement Square, a nationally recognized hands-on museum has opportunities for an energetic and creative educator to assist in facilitating museum school and early learning programs. The candidates for this position must be able to go beyond the traditional classroom instruction learning by adapting to the museum’s multi-disciplinary approach to engaging students from public and private schools, pre-school and day-care centers. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the development, facilitation and evaluation of school programs; assist in the facilitation of the museum’s Early Learning and outreach programs. This is an entry level PT position with flexible hours great potential for FT and full benefit for the qualified candidate.

A BA in Arts, Humanities, Theatre or a related field is required. Amazement Square is an EOE organization and offers excellent benefits including medical/dental insurance.

Please send/email a resume with a cover letterer and references to the Director Amazement Square, 27 Ninth St., Lynchburg, VA 24504 or director@amazementsquare.org.

+ Museum Educator

Amazement Square is always seeking child-oriented, dynamic, and creative individuals to join our team. Responsibilities include exhibition and program interpretation, assistance with museum events and special activities, community outreach, and more.

An ideal candidate will possess a true love of learning, computer experience, and excellent communication skills. A college degree or active pursuit of a degree is required, and a willingness to work weekends is a must.

Please send/email a resume with a cover letter and references to Vice President of Operations, Amazement Square, 27 Ninth St., Lynchburg, VA 24504 or amanda@amazementsquare.org

Amazement Square is an Equal Opportunity Employer

+ Visitor Services

Amazement Square is seeking detailed-oriented, dynamic, and friendly individuals to join our team. Team members would be responsible for representing Amazement Square in a professional manner with visitors in person and over the phone, tactfully enforce the guidelines of the museum with the general public, maintain a clean and organized work environment, and handle financial transactions.

An ideal candidate will possess a true love of learning, computer experience, and excellent communication skills. A college degree or active pursuit of a degree is required, and a willingness to work weekends is a must.

Please send/email a resume with a cover letter and references to Vice President of Operations, Amazement Square, 27 Ninth St., Lynchburg, VA 24504 or amanda@amazementsquare.org

Amazement Square is an Equal Opportunity Employer

+ Facilities/Maintenance

This is a part time position of 25-30 hour per week position including evenings and weekends, with potential for growth into a full-time position.

The ideal candidate will have custodial experience and the ability to work in a team environment.

Please send/email a resume with a cover letter and reference to Vice President of Operations, Amazement Square, 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg VA 24504 or amanda@amazementsquare.org

Amazement Square is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Internship Opportunities

Amazement Square offers unique experiential internship opportunities. Interns at Amazement Square have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning and gain real-life experience in a dynamic museum environment. The internships listed below are unpaid and may count towards professional development/experiential learning credits.

Amazement Square is currently accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2019 internships.

+ Exhibits Intern – Fall 2019

After an extensive introductory training and orientation period, the intern’s primary responsibility is to assist museum exhibition and fabrication staff with general maintenance needs of exhibits, as well as work in the galleries with children and adults to help them learn about exhibitions.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to jamie@amazementsquare.org. No phone calls please.

The Exhibit/Education intern will also:

  • help produce work samples of art projects and help with lesson preparation and clean-up in the museum’s Imagination Studio
  • lead groups of children and adults in discussions in the galleries to help facilitate learning about exhibitions
  • instruct and lead groups in art-making activities in the studio
  • assist with the development of new lessons for the museum’s makers studio, The Hive.
  • assist with facilitation of programs in The Hive
  • assist with special programs and events as needed
  • assist with studio and art inventory

+ Development Intern – Fall 2019

The Development Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist in the day-to-day operation of the development department. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have excellent written communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office, and the ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team. This internship would be ideal for anyone interested in working for a non-profit at any capacity, as they will receive exposure to program budgets, timelines, evaluation, and goals.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to jamie@amazementsquare.org. No phone calls please.

The intern will work with the development team on a variety of projects:

  • Assist in the preparation of grants and learn how to research and develop proposals for grant programs
  • Participate in the planning of the museum’s special events
  • Work with development staff to further various initiatives as they arise

+ Education Intern – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

The education intern will work directly with experienced staff to expand the intern’s knowledge in the field of museum education and provide guidance for professional development. Interns in this position will interact with educators, children, and families by assisting in the preparation and facilitation of school and museum programming. These interactions will be an important component in the evaluation and development process.

Qualifications: Undergraduate/graduate student, interested in working with children in informal educational settings.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to laurad@amazementsquare.org. No phone calls please.

Candidates should also possess:

  • a rudimentary understanding of and respect for learning styles and teaching techniques
  • An interest in art and STEAM based programs.
  • A willingness to work with ver diverse groups of people, including educators, volunteers, children, and parents.

+ Education Intern – WonderCamp – Summer 2020

Amazement Square seeks interns to assist with our WonderCamp programs in the Summer of 2020. WonderCamp is designed for ages 6-10 and runs for a full day while WonderCamp Junior is a half day program for ages 3-5.

Every week features a new theme and new campers. Past themes have included: Space Camp, Who-Done-It?, Road Trip!, Mini Makers, When I Grow Up, and The Science of Art. WonderCamp encourages deep exploration of topics and emphasizes STEAM based activities. Interns will work closely with our camp coordinators to help with facilitation of programming and program preparation. This is a great experience for students planning to work in education, museums, or non-profits!

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your interest and applicable experience, as well as a resume and two references to the Director of Experiential Learning laurad@amazementsquare.org

Responsibilities include:

  • Building relationships with campers.
  • Managing camper behavior and implementing camp procedure.
  • Aiding facilitators in material and food prep.
  • Aiding campers in interactive activities.
  • Working in a team environment.

+ Event Planning Intern – Fall 2019

The Event Planning Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist in the day-to-day operation of the Event and Special Programs of Amazement Square. Ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, have excellent communication skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to work in a team-oriented setting.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to morgan@amazementsquare.org. No phone calls please.

Candidate must have strong interest in learning about the management and execution of special events and be able to represent Amazement Square in a professional manner.

  • assist with the planning and execution of events
  • work with museum staff and vendors in a variety of settings
  • become familiar with Amazement Square’s Genworth Education Center and its rental programs, including regulations, scheduling and pricing associated with the center
  • communicate this information in a clear manner to potential customers
  • assist with the marketing of the space-rental program via the web, print material, etc.

+ Marketing Intern – Fall 2019

The PR/Marketing Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist in the day-to-day operation of the Public Relations and Marketing Office.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to morgan@amazementsquare.org. No phone calls please.

Intern will be mentored on how to develop and write bi-weekly press releases, writing calendar listings and media alerts, preparation of other press materials, and related office duties including:

  • assist with research, special projects, events, and database management
  • assist with activities that help promote AS, enhance public participation, and encourage community awareness
  • assist in the concept creation, writing, editing, coordination, and production of program brochures, reception invitations, press releases, public-service announcements, program flyers, and other promotional materials
  • assist the PR staff with media follow-up, including contacting media outlets and pitching story/feature ideas
  • keep and update media log and media contact list
  • post upcoming programs and events on local online community calendars
  • work on special project assignments
  • assist with mailings
  • represent the PR and Marketing Office at special events, openings, corporate events, membership cultivation activities as requested
  • perform administration duties as needed
  • acquire and maintain a familiarity and knowledge of Amazement Square’s exhibitions and programs, both ongoing and upcoming