Maymont Conference Room overlooking the Arboretum

Employment Opportunities

Work at Maymont.

Part Time Guest Services assistant

This part time position provides excellent customer service to guests at the Robins Nature and Visitor Center. Guest Services staff stays informed of all Maymont exhibits, events and programs; Engages and responds to guest inquiries; processes admission fees, shop and café sales; interacts with guest of all ages including school groups; primarily weekends 9 - 5, some weekdays as schedule allows.

Must have retail or customer service experience, money handling experience, computer experience and be able to pass pre-employment background check.

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Part Time accounting manager

Assists Finance Director with monthly closing, year-end audit, investments, fixed assets, project tracking, and other general accounting tasks.

Key Responsibilities:
    Manages monthly closing process and prepare monthly financial statements for Board, Finance Committee and management.
    Maintains records for fixed assets, investments, endowments, reserve funds, and other restricted funds and prepares related journal entries.
    Prepares account analysis, audit schedules, and other reports for annual external audit and 990 tax return
    Assists in developing and maintaining a comprehensive policies and procedures manual for the Finance Department including research related to
    accounting, compliance, and tax issues.
    Assists in preparation of annual operating and capital budgets.
    Participate in re-engineering of finance related business practices
    Assists with other general accounting duties.

Work Schedule:
Flexible schedule averaging 20 hours per week.

Degree in Accounting and minimum three years experience.  Ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload to be completed within regularly scheduled hours.   Ability to communicate effectively.  Good research and follow-up skills.  Attention to detail and accuracy of work performed is critical.  Possession of initiative and knowledge of general office/business terms and policies.  Ability to work with limited supervision. Competency with accounting software, Financial Edge a PLUS!

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environmental education intern

Main duties of the internship include: assisting with the Summer Discovery Camps held at Maymont, helping with daily duties of the environmental educators, including presentation of public programs, and developing lessons. Internship involves working with animals and children. Daily journal and directed reading are required. Special projects will be assigned that may include computer literacy and written results. Uniform shirts and manuals will be provided.

A modest stipend will be provided. No housing or transportation is provided.  Internship will last for twelve weeks during the summer (between the dates of May 26 through August 14).  Typical work hours Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Internship application requirements include a cover letter, resume, an interview, and the approval of the internship for academic credit by the student’s college or university. Background check will be required. Maymont offers a unique opportunity for students to participate hands-on in the largest facility of this type in central Virginia.

Send resume and cover letter to: Dept. KQ,  Maymont Nature Center, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond VA 23220 or email to


summer camp educator

Maymont is seeking teachers to help lead our Summer Discovery Camps. The camps are broken into 5 age ranges (3-4yrs, 4-5 pre-k, rising 1-2nd graders, rising 3-4th graders and rising 5-6th graders) with multiple topics for each age group.  A typical camp week is Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, some weeks will be 8am-1pm. There are approximately 14 campers in each camp session, with an intern or volunteer assisting. We educate the students about nature, habitats, and animal through experiments, games, crafts and close-up animal encounters. Teachers are needed June 15th- August 14th. Maymont staff provides the lessons and supplies and teaching support. We will have a mandatory training/orientation in May or early June, specific date TBA.

Education/Experience required: BS in education or related field, certified teacher a plus. Basic knowledge of VA wildlife, habitats and other environmental topics.

Skills/Abilities required: At least one year teaching experience. Experience or a willingness to learn handling tame, domestic and exotic animals including insects and reptiles.

Send letter, resume to Dept. KQ, Maymont Foundation, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220 or email to