Job Listing: Powhatan Native Historical Interpreter

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in history, anthropology, museum studies, or a related field; experience as a living history interpreter or educator in a museum or historic site or teaching experience in the fields of history, anthropology, or elementary education preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Knowledge of colonial-era Virginia Indian history and culture preferred.  Outdoor work in all weather conditions.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Good driving record required.  Must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months.  Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.


Under the direction of the Henricus Historical Park Interpretation Supervisor, the living history interpreter will train in and research Virginia Indian history, primarily providing historically accurate costumed Virginia Indian demonstrations to park visitors and off-site organizations using both first and third person interpretive techniques; will also assist with costumed English colonial interpretation; train all relevant school programs to assist in the education of approximately 21,000 school children per year; assist with historic site maintenance.  Perform other work as required.


28 hours/week to include most weekend days between 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.; also includes some evening programs, outreach, overnight events, and some holidays.

Work Location

Parks and Recreation - Henricus Historical Park