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The Mariners' Museum and Park

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The Mariners' Museum is currently recruiting DOCENTS! Our docents are the "voice" of the our beloved Museum to the visiting public.

If you enjoy...

  • 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 where you are part of a dynamic team and exciting things are happening daily.
If you have...
  • An interest in history, maritime history and culture.
If you can...
  • Communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Handle frequent walking and standing.
If you are interested in joining this dynamic, motivated group and providing an indispensable service to thousands of visitors, we welcome your application!

For more information or to apply visit or call (757) 591-7712 or email Beth Heaton at

The Mariners' Museum and Park prides itself in our ability to bring quality educational experiences to the public. The Museum offers a variety of educational options for schools and education groups while visiting our campus.


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About The Mariners' Museum and Park


100 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23606, US

Mission Statement

The Mariners’ makes a difference in peoples’ lives, inviting them to discover their relationship to the sea by exploring maritime culture, science and history. The Mariners’ Museum is committed to using its art and artifacts to educate local, national and international audiences of all ages about the vital role of the sea in mankind’s development. The Museum aspires to be the leader in promoting an appreciation of the maritime world - past, present and future.

The Mariners’ Museum Park and Lake Maury offer the residents of and visitors to the area the opportunity to experience the beauty and peace of an oasis in the city, to enjoy healthy exercise on the Noland Trail and to enhance their appreciation of the natural habitat of the park.


Today, The Mariners’ Museum sits in an urban oasis - the 550 acre park is now home to the 167-acre Lake Maury and the Noland Trail - a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges. Within the Museum itself you will find 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, and the award-winning USS Monitor Center. This state-of-the-art exhibition and conservation lab houses 210 tons of artifacts from the Civil War ironclad Monitor, which were recovered from NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.
The Mariners’ Museum Library and Archives is now housed in the Trible Library on the campus of Christopher Newport University, which is adjacent to The Mariners’ Museum Park. The Library is home to over 78,000 books; 800,000 photographs, films, and negatives; and over 1 million pieces of archival material, making it the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere.


We'll work with your schedule.


The Mariners' Museum and Park100 Museum DriveNewport NewsNewport News, VA 23606






  • Min. of 3-4 hours per week

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