Come Aboard as a Navigator at The Mariners' Museum!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


100 Museum DriveNewport News, VA 23606

A Museum Docent gives an overview to visiting college students.


Please share with anyone you know (neighbor, family member, etc) who might want to become a part of The Mariners' Museum's Navigator Program!


  • Telling a good story.
  • Meeting new people and interacting with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.
  • Working in a busy and often changing environment
  • An interest in maritime history and culture.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Handle frequent walking and standing.

The Mariners' Museum Navigator's support the mission of the Museum by telling the story of our connections with the sea. Through gallery tours and interpretation, they help visitors of all ages understand how we are all impacted by the sea. Benefits of being a Navigator include continued education opportunities on a variety of maritime topics through formal lectures, training, and personal research; the opportunity to meet visitors from around the globe; and the knowledge that you are contributing to an institution you already love.

Please contact Beth Heaton at 757-591-7712 or for more information.


  • History
  • Research
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Library Sciences
  • Archeology
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week

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