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Museum Historical Interpreter

20 Jun 2018 11:16 AM | Sezen Hall

Hiring Range: $10/hour

Position Type:  Part-time (29 hours/week, 1500 hours/annual max.)

Job Location: Jamestown Settlement (Williamsburg, VA. 23185)

American Revolution Museum (Yorktown, VA. 23690)

Job Closing: Open until filled.


Job Description:

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking qualified, enthusiastic individuals to present costumed historical interpretation and demonstrate craft skills to visitors and students of varying ages visiting Jamestown Settlement and/or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Historical interpretation includes utilizing hands-on/inquiry based teaching techniques using the site structures and artifacts while incorporating historical information, which depicts the culture, events and concerns of 17th- and/or 18th-century Virginia colonists, mariners, Powhatan Indians, continental soldiers and/or Revolution-era farm life in order to educate museum visitors and school groups, and to provide a high quality visitor experience.

This is a wage position limited to 1500 hours per year (which equates to about 29 hours or less a week) with no state benefits.


Minimum Qualifications:

Strong, effective communication skills; able to work with the general public; able to interpret with enthusiasm & have an interest in the history, culture, events and concerns of 17th and 18th century Virginia. Frequent standing. Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in costume. Weekend/holiday work is required. Be able to work 24-30 hours per week as a core level employee.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in costumed historical interpretation and craft skills preferred.


Please refer to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/93376 to apply on-line.

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