Job Listing: Historical Interpreter
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation - Williamsburg, VA
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.
- TO QUALIFY:
- 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.
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 www.jobs.virginia.gov . Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, March 15, 2020.