Job Listing: Historic Interpreter

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James Monroe's Highland - Charlottesville, VA

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Position Title – Historic Interpreter

Salary - $15.50 hourly

Job Type - Part-Time

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Do you love interacting with people of all ages and learning about the past?  Highland’s education team seeks candidates for a part-time Interpreter role, whose main duties are providing historic interpretation to members of the visiting public, to school groups, and during special events. Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for connecting with historic site visitors, strong verbal communication skills and a willingness to master relevant knowledge of the colonial and early national periods of American history.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. This position is located at James Monroe’s Highland in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Present Position Number H0830W
Role Code Title Tour Guide
Position Title Interpreter - Pool Position
Unit Mission Statement
Highland, as a public history arm of William & Mary, is committed to thoughtful and inclusive public engagement in the pursuit of history that serves broad and overlapping communities.
Position Summary
The Interpreters at James Monroe’s Highland are the front-line teachers of the site’s message about Highland.

Interpreters provide informal engagement to the visiting public as they view self-guided exhibits, as well as guided history walks during peak season.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide guided content to group tours (student and adult), teaching about Highland and the historical period.
  • Provide additional information about the house and grounds, as needed.
  • Assist with special events and public programs.
Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Historical knowledge of the colonial and early national periods of American history.
  • Knowledge of basic teaching methods.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with the ability to provide excellent visitor services.
  • Commitment to sharing inclusive historical narratives.
Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience interacting with the public in ways that foster curiosity and learning.

Previous engagement with study in American history or culture, archaeology, historical ecology, or teaching at any level.
Advertised Pay Range $15.50/hour
Department 451000 James Monroe's Highland - Operations
Location William & Mary
Is the position remote work eligible? Not eligible
Remote Work Disclaimer
Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.
University Salary Range U01
Job Open Date 06/28/2022
Review Begin Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Hourly
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment
  • This is an hourly, non-benefited position up to 26 hours a week.
  • All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed, on average, 26 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year.
  • This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position may be subject to overtime during high peak times, etc. as directed and approved by the supervisor.

EEO Statement
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Background Check Statement
William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Benefits Summary Statement
Our hourly employees enjoy many university benefits such as, participation in a supplemental savings plan for retirement, professional development, and wellness benefits. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. In addition, after completing a year of continuous hourly service and working at least 1,000 hours during the previous 12 months, hourly employees are eligible for holiday pay, PTO and educational assistance. To learn more, go to:

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