Museum Historical Interpreter

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation – Williamsburg, VA

Part-time

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 other artifacts while incorporating the historical information relevant to English, Powhatan and African life in early 17th century Virginia and/or 18th century Continental Army encampment or Revolution-era farm 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 with no state benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess strong, effective oral communication skills and knowledge of/ability to learn and utilize recognized teaching methods. Ability to read, assimilate, and utilize curatorial approved information. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a contributing member of a team. Must have previous experience or an interest in history. Prior experience working in public contact is preferred. Frequent standing. Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in provided costume.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements

All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. All volunteers of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism. These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code 22.1-296.1-C which states ?that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.??

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