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Costumed Educator

Organization: Old Coast Guard Station Museum
Date Posted: 3/31/2017
Date Needed: 4/30/2017
City: Virginia Beach
Location: Virginia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Interpretation
Salary: $25.00 daily
Type of Position: Seasonal
Education Requirement: High School / GED
Experience Requirement: Entry Leval

Description & Details

Position Title: Costumed Educator

Time Frame: April – October 2017

Hours: 2 – 3 tours per month; approximately 2 hours each tour evening

Wage: $25 per tour




As a costumed educator for our Shipwrecks & Ghostlore evening program, you’ll tell ghost stories, shipwreck tales, and local lore to groups of all ages. Some of the topics include pirates, witches, unusual phenomena, and eerie tales. Our museum and the stories we tell are at the very heart of the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging storytellers who can deliver positive program experiences for our visitors from near and far. Content training and costume will be provided. 


Successful Applicants Will Be: 


  • Interested in local history and folklore

·      Comfortable talking about ghosts, pirates, witches, and other unusual phenomena

·      Able to work with diverse audiences

·      Willing to wear the educator uniform (19th century costume)

·      Able to maintain professional communication with the Education Director

·      18 years of age or older, with a high school diploma or equivalent


The ideal candidate will demonstrate:


  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Prior experience in the history, tourism, public speaking, or acting field
  • The ability to learn and relate historical information
  • A commitment to visitor engagement
  • Flexibility and creativity in adapting tours to visitor interest
  • Experience developing and leading guided tours

How to Apply / Contact

Please send a thoughtful email with attached resume and three professional references to Please direct questions to Ms. Kasey Zronek, Director of Education at the email listed above or by phone at (757) 422-1587. 

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