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Job Listing: Lead Interpreter, Part-Time

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James Monroe's Highland - Charlottesville, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Lead Interpreter

Salary - $12.00-$14.00/Hour

Job Type - Part-Time

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The Lead Interpreter at Highland is a regularly-scheduled front-line guide, and regularly works in coordination with the Education Program Manager. The Lead Interpreter has year-round responsibility for teaching the site’s historic content.

Interpreters provide historic content to members of the visiting public, to school groups, and during events.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Monitor exhibits and ensure safety of visitors and security of collections.
  • Respond to visitor questions and provide additional historic information, as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to the Highland team with duties such as engagement of tour group operators, visitors, and donors, and event administration.

Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Historical knowledge of the colonial and early national periods of American history.
  • Commitment to engaging in truthful and inclusive historical narratives
  • Knowledge of basic teaching methods.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with the ability to provide excellent visitor services.
  • Computer competencies such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous engagement with study and presentation of American history, teaching at any level.
  • Previous work experience interacting with the public.
  • Prior experience with written and oral communications in a professional setting
Conditions of Employment:
  • This is an hourly, non-benefited position up to 26 hours a week.
  • The employee is expected to work a 3 day/wk schedule most of the year, including some weekend hours.
  • All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed, on average, 27 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year.

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.