William

About William Hazel

William Hazel is the Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum

Heroes of Hampton Roads – An Oral History Project

Parks Schmidt with Veteran Randy Ferguson Parks Schmidt loves history. He recently began interviewing Hampton Roads Veterans, gathering their stories and experiences to share with future generations. Knowing that a big part of the museum's Save Our Stories campaign is about supporting our Oral History Project, Parks reached out to Intern with [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:59:43-04:00August 6th, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

Welcome USLA!

Welcome USLA!  It's wonderful to have Virginia Beach hosting the United States Lifesaving Association's  Championship competition for 2019! From Wednesday, August 7th, to Saturday, August 10, Surf & Rescue professionals from around the nation will be competing in a wide range of events. Please join us on Friday, August 9, as we share an [...]

By |2019-08-05T15:36:32-04:00August 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions

How many guest can the Museum accommodate? The Museum can host 100 guests for an indoor event, and up to 400 guests for an indoor/ outdoor event.  Numbers may vary depending on event set-up.  Can I bring in caterers for my event? Yes! You are welcome to have a licensed and insured caterer for [...]

By |2019-05-29T13:01:33-04:00May 29th, 2019|rentals|0 Comments

Bathing Suit Culture in the 20th Century

As I sit at my desk, I can look out onto the beach and watch as people stroll by on the Boardwalk or set up their chairs on the sand.  Recently as the weather has gotten warmer, I have seen more and more beachgoers sporting bathing suits as they go by.  A few brave [...]

By |2019-05-29T12:54:03-04:00May 29th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A Tale of Two Centuries

Elaine holds her phone up a moment, goes to the museum’s website, and with a couple of clicks she’s made a donation to our Save Our Stories campaign. The entire process has barely interrupted our conversation. In the time it takes to enjoy a few bites of our lunch, my colleague has explored our [...]

By |2019-04-13T16:10:30-04:00April 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Virginia

A mid morning diner counter brings that bit of quiet, inviting conversation. The breakfast crowd gone, the lunch folks have yet to arrive. It’s rare the counter at Mary’s offers this kind of silence. The woman seated beside me offers a warm hello as the server is re-filling both our cups with fresh Joe. [...]

By |2019-04-13T12:19:34-04:00April 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A Note About Office Coffee

That intoxicating scent filling the office is the first thing to enjoy. Arriving next are a few moments of genuine friendship as we sit together to share our thoughts for the coming day. Before we speak, we sip; savoring something that is worth taking very seriously...coffee. Our museum staff knows that I consider the [...]

By |2019-07-30T08:56:30-04:00April 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Tour Management Intern

Internship  |  Summer 2019  |  Unpaid  |  Posted: April 1, 2019  |  Closes: June 10, 2019 Summary: This internship is an opportunity to gain experience managing, supporting, and leading tours at a small museum. The intern will work directly with full time staff, but will have the opportunity to work independently and manage projects. [...]

By |2019-04-04T10:23:45-04:00April 4th, 2019|Internships|0 Comments

Development & Nonprofit Management Intern

Internship  |  Summer 2019  |  Unpaid  |  Posted: April 1, 2019  |  Closes: June 10, 2019 Summary: This internship is an opportunity to gain experience in fundraising, marketing, and communications at a small nonprofit. The intern will work directly with the Executive Director, but will have the opportunity to work independently and manage projects. [...]

By |2019-04-04T10:22:26-04:00April 4th, 2019|Internships|0 Comments

Research and Exhibitions Curatorial Intern

Internship  |  Summer 2019  |  Unpaid  |  Posted: April 1, 2019  |  Closes: June 10, 2019 Summary: The intern will be responsible for processing portions of the museum’s archival collections. This will include scanning a mix of documents and photographs, as well as assigning appropriate meta-data to each file. The intern will also research [...]

By |2019-04-04T10:20:55-04:00April 4th, 2019|Internships|0 Comments

Event Management Intern

Internship  |  Summer 2019  |  Unpaid  |  Posted: April 1, 2019  |  Closes: June 10, 2019 Summary: The intern will work with staff to schedule, manage, and run events being held at the museum. This will include a combination of projects, spanning from organizing an event calendar to coordinating with vendors to conducting site [...]

By |2019-04-04T10:25:47-04:00April 4th, 2019|Internships|0 Comments

Videography Intern

Internship  |  Summer 2019  |  Unpaid  |  Posted: April 1, 2019  |  Closes: June 10, 2019 Summary: This internship is an opportunity to gain experience in the variety of ways video marketing can contribute to a small nonprofit. The intern will work with full time staff to ensure adherence to the museum brand, but [...]

By |2019-04-04T10:18:01-04:00April 4th, 2019|Internships|0 Comments