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Job Listing: Historical Interpreter

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation - Williamsburg, VA

Salary: $27,000

Closes: March 15

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking qualified individuals to present costumed interpretation and to demonstrate craft and nautical skills which depict the culture, events and concerns of 17th-century Virginia mariners and colonists to educate museum visitors and school groups.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Public contact, historical interpretation or teaching experience a must.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn teaching methods and techniques and apply these methods.
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of 16th and 17th century maritime history.
  • Experience in teaching and demonstrating maritime related historic skills.
  • Experience working aloft.
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather, with extensive standing, walking, heavy-lifting, and climbing in the rigging of a ship.
  • Weekend and holiday work required, including Sundays.
Preferred Qualifications

Additional knowledge and skills desired:

  • Degree in history, anthropology, education, communication or museum studies preferred.
  • Ability to assume leadership positions when required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Jamestown Yorktown Foundation is committed creating and maintaining a culture of diversity, inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all persons regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation through fair and equal employment for all.

TO APPLY: You must fully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia employment application – For more information and to apply please go to . Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, March 15, 2020.