Job Listing: Costume Shop Coordinator & Costumed Interpreter

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Frontier Culture Museum of VA - Staunton, VA

Closes - 6/15/2022

Position Title – Costume Shop Coordinator & Costumed Interpreter

Salary - $31,000 - $35,000/Annually DOQ

Job Type - Full-Time

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For two-three days a week serve as costume shop coordinator to include inventory management, keep space clean and organized and other administrative tasks; research and make historic costumes, oversee staff and volunteers in their work in the costume shop, interact professionally with internal and external clients. For two – three days a week act as costumed Museum interpreter and teacher to communicate historical information to the public and schools, demonstrate historic handcrafts and trades (such as woodworking, blacksmithing, textiles, tailoring coopering etc…), perform daily farm and interpretive tasks such as animal care, garden and field work, general site maintenance, and cooking. Work some weekend days, holidays and occasional evening shifts to provide seven-day coverage. 


Experience in researching historic costume work, in construction of historic costumes, in managing supplies and projects, historic trades and handcrafts, museum interpretation, K-12 education or other direct work with the public; also dependable, mature, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills. The successful candidate should be able to work both in the costume shop on projects standing or seated for several hours at a time, in outdoor and farm site environments in hot/cold/inclement weather, walk distances of 2 miles or more daily, be able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and participate in vigorous farm work on a daily basis. Ability to wear full historic period costume as directed.
It is the policy of the Commonwealth that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race; sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

This is a Commonwealth of Virginia classified position with health benefits, retirement, paid leave and state holidays. For more information contact: Lydia Volskis 540-332-7850 x 165 or at