Status: Full-Time, Hourly
Availability: 4-day workweek, 10-hour shifts, Thursday through Sunday.
Hourly Rate: $12.00/hour
Reports to: Facilities Manager

Summary: The Housekeeper performs a variety of tasks designed to manage and maintain a  high standard of cleanliness, general appearance, and functionality of the two museum historic sites in downtown Richmond.

The American Civil War Museum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Candidates who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, and talents to the work are especially encouraged to apply. We believe that an inclusive culture among our staff is critical to implementing our mission to understand the Civil War era’s history and impact in our lives today.

To Apply: Please send a resume to Daniel Hudson at
The application will remain open until position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities:

∙ Clean and restock bathrooms. 

∙ Stock, organize, and maintain cleaning supply inventory and equipment at all facilities.

∙ Clean and vacuum museum lobby & galleries, corridors & offices, education/meeting room, and kitchen, and other rooms. 

∙ Monitor and replace light bulbs throughout the building. 

∙ Dust, light window-cleaning, and other light house-keeping duties. 

∙ Clean and maintain the safety of outdoor spaces & walk ways. 

∙ Monitor the exhibit galleries during hours for safety, security, equipment functionality,  cleanliness, and visitor needs. 

∙ Provide facilities support and set up at special events and programs after normal business  hours. 

∙ Work with other housekeeping staff to coordinate responsibilities and scheduling.

∙ Assist with opening and closing of the museum as it pertains to building security.

∙ Assist with Community Services Program volunteer work assignments & fulfillment.

∙ Other duties as assigned which may include light electrical, sanding, painting &  finishing, at the Direction of the Facility Manager. 

∙ Be on call to assist outside contracted technicians for scheduled and required maintenance and repair.


∙ Able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodations.

∙ Excellent communication skills  

∙ Outstanding customer service skills 

∙ Ability to work a flexible work schedule that will include weekends and holidays 

∙ Must be organized and detail-oriented. 

∙ Reliable transportation to and from work and between sites. Mileage between sites during the business day is reimbursable. 

Education and experience

• Passion for History 

About the American Civil War Museum The American Civil War Museum is the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives. We are so much more than a collection of artifacts. We are storytellers and educators. In the battle against the all-too-human instinct to wish the past were simple, we’re exploring the unparalleled significance the American Civil War holds to complexities we face today. 

We believe that understanding this period of America’s development is fundamental to understanding current society, culture, and who we are as Americans. 

We maintain three unique sites: The American Civil War Museum – Historic Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy, both in Richmond, VA; and The American Civil War Museum–Appomattox, in Appomattox, VA. 

In 2013, the American Civil War Museum was formed by the merger of the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy. ACWM is a leading voice nationally in connecting people to the history and legacies of the American Civil War. Our new award-winning facility and exhibits opened in May 2019 at Historic Tredegar and house one of the country’s preeminent Civil War collections.