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Full Time Historic Interpreter Male Role at The Homeplace Working Farm and Museum

  • 17 Oct 2019 12:36 PM
    Message # 8061801

    The Land Between the Lakes Association invites applications for the position of Historic Interpreter - Male Role at the Homeplace. The Land Between the Lakes Association, dba Friends of Land Between the Lakes, is a private, nonprofit (501-c-3) partner to the USDA Forest Service at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The position is managed from our main office at 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211.  This position IS NOT a federal job.

    Qualifications: Applicant possessing 4-year college degree and some related experience preferred. Applicant possessing National Association for Interpretation credential Certified Interpretive Guide or Certified Heritage Interpreter desirable. Energetic and willing to learn new skills and historic content.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and interpretation skills, including the ability to relate historical facts to a wide range of audiences and age groups.  Ability to work unsupervised as well as in a team environment.  Ability to work flexible hours and days as well as many weekends.

    Duties to be performed in this position include, but are not limited to: The incumbent of this full-time position primarily functions as living history interpreter is to engage visitors in daily activities typical of a mid-19th century, middle class working farm in Western Tennessee. He conducts 3rd person programs which may include demonstrations, scheduled programs, roving interpretation, special events, and guided walks with themes emphasizing 19th century agricultural, animal husbandry, social, and environmental education history of the era. He demonstrates 19th century farm work including blacksmith work, work with logs, plowing and cultivating using draft animals, animal care, historic trades, use and care of historic tools … all using historically accurate tools and procedures. Adapts messages and programs to a wide range of audiences. He provides superior customer service while performing a variety of duties related to sharing necessary information with the Land Between the Lakes visitor.  

    He should possess a helper spirit to support the extended staff of the HP in its efforts to serve the public.  The successful candidate must be available for varied schedule with weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, should be team-oriented, and quality customer service driven.  Ability to learn and demonstrate the skills that you only read about in the history book as a Homeplace Interpreter team member.

    Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency with the following: generally accepted Interpretation techniques and positive customer service techniques.


    Consideration will be given to prior experience in evaluation of applicants.  Entry level wage level for this position.  Selection will be based upon job expectations, qualification and experience.


    To apply send (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Current Resume’ and (3) a minimum of three (3) work references to:

    Male Role Interpreter Search, Land Between the Lakes Association (Director of Opns), 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211. To apply by email, send the above material to jtaylor@friendsoflbl.org and indicate “Male Role Interpreter Search” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this position.


    Applications must be in our office no later than close of business ASAP.


    Land Between the Lakes Association is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Posted Oct 9, 2019

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