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Interpreter I - Historic Brattonsville - McConnells, SC

  • 07 Sep 2017 7:26 PM
    Message # 5069406
    Job Title: Interpreter I
    Opening Date/Time:   Thu. 09/07/17 12:00 AM Eastern Time
    Closing Date/Time:   Wed. 09/20/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    Salary: $14.70 - $20.58 Hourly
    $30,582.28 - $42,815.20 Annually
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, South Carolina
    Department: CHC

    Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


    DEPARTMENT: Museum - Historic Brattonsville
    Under general supervision the Interpreter delivers engaging and enlightening interpretive experiences primarily at Historic Brattonsville but also across the CHM family of museums (Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County, McCelvey Center, and the Main Street Children's Museum) to a wide variety of Museum visitors. The Interpreter may specialize in one or more content areas including, but not limited to, History, Military History, Historic Artisan Handcrafts (18th and/or 19th century), African American History. 18th century military reenacting experience desirable. Interpreters do not supervise any other employees, only volunteers and volunteer interns.
     Examples of Duties:
    The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.  Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
    Delivers interpretive experiences and programs including, but not limited to, 18th century military reenacting, living history presentations, school and public tours, programs, special educational events, costumed living history activities, and interpretive agricultural activities and marketing/developing events.
    Applies best practices to program delivery and strives to discover and apply new strategies and techniques to keep interpretative experiences fresh and exciting.   Interpretive experiences include, but are not limited to, costumed living history, environmental education/science, and cultural history.
    Researches, plans, and implements interpretive projects including, but not limited to, tours, programs, living history interpretation, and military reenactments.
    Assists, coaches, supervises, and serves as a resource for volunteers to improve the overall effectiveness and impact of the interpretive programs.
    Maintains active content knowledge in cultural and natural history plus other applicable content areas, as well as knowledge of best practices and current concepts in interpretation and education.
    Frequent weekend and evening work required to coincide with peak audience visitation.
    Serve on advisory boards and committees as requested. Work with Museum Education collections/specimens with regards to proper handling, repair, inventory, and loss prevention.
     Typical Qualifications:
    Completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
    Requires five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and
    Must possess valid driver's license, CIG (within 6 months of employment) for full-time positions, CPR - CIG Certified*.
    A teaching certificate is preferred if experience requirement is not met.  First Aid/CPR is preferred.
    Knowledge of school district operations, services, and policies. Knowledge of general office procedures and protocols. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must have teaching and classroom skills. Must have basic computer skills. Must stay current in both interpretive and teaching trends. Historic Brattonsville based interpreters maintain an awareness of current 18th and/or 19th century historiography and artisan handcrafts. Must have knowledge and practice of basic research skills, both online and documentary. Must have basic computer skills.  Museum of York County based interpreters maintain an active knowledge of current science discoveries as they pertain to natural history and a basic knowledge of astronomy. Knowledge of the proper handling of museum collections. Museum of York County Interpreters are cross-trained in Early Childhood education to assist at the Main Street Children's Museum when needed.   Must have excellent people skills.
    Technical/Paraprofessional - Work involves inspecting, measuring, or comparing to a standard; utilizing special training to perform a defined function; following standardized procedures, techniques, or procedures. 
    Perform specialized technical work involving data collection, evaluation, analysis, and troubleshooting, or reports on operations and activities of a department, or performs general coordination of individual or departmental activities.
    Have authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating practices. Carry out major assignments in conducting the operations of the organization. Perform work that affects operations to a substantial degree. Have authority to commit the employer in matters that have significant financial impact. Have authority to waive or deviate from established policies and procedures, without prior approval. Have authority to negotiate and bind the organization on significant matters. Investigate and resolves matters of significance on behalf of management. Represent the organization in handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, or resolving grievances. Provide consultation or expert advice to management; involved in planning long- or short-term objectives, Make recommendations about significant matters to supervisors for action after comparing and evaluating possible courses of action. 
    Communicate information among co-workers, customers, vendors, and management; or speak before professional and civic groups; may write complex articles and reports or develop presentations for specialized audiences; may read scientific or technical journals or reports.  May communicate information to guide or assist people; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants. Communicate with internal and external groups, write manuals and complex reports, persuade or influence others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action.
    Follow complex technical instructions, solve technical problems, or disseminate information regarding policies and procedures; may compose unique reports or analysis, or provide extensive customer service to internal or external clients. 
    Perform semi-skilled work involving some set procedures and frequent problem solving. Requires frequent decision-making affecting co-workers or the general public; may be responsible for providing information to those who depend on a service.
    Handle cash transactions; prepare and process purchase orders. 
    Use office machines such as copiers or calculators. Use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations or custom applications.
    Requires work involving: standing, sitting, climbing or balancing, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, tasting or smelling under 1/3 of the time; gripping or feeling with hands 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; walking, talking or hearing, over 2/3 of the time; and lifting up to 50 pounds under 1/3 of the time.
    Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
    The job may risk exposure to indoor environment, outdoor environment, extreme temperatures, moisture and/or humidity, dust, explosive hazards, burn hazards, and animal husbandry.


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