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Military Interpreter 1--Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY

  • 22 Dec 2016 3:39 PM
    Message # 4472891

    Military Interpreter 1

     Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY

    Status:  Temporary Seasonal Position



    Military Interpreters are full-time seasonal interpreters who present the daily life of soldiers in the various armies of the Seven Years War and American Revolution, as they relate to the history of Fort Ticonderoga. These historically-clothed interpreters are the public face and voice to visitors at this historic site and act with corresponding respect and professionalism. They should be vigilant sentinels of site stewardship and visitor safety while educating a wide variety of visitors through interpretive programming. Military interpreters are active participants in the refining of each season’s interpretive programs.



    v  Required to act and dress accurately out of respect of the historical individuals they portray

    • v  Able to learn and apply a variety of 18th century mechanical skills

    v  Able to cope with a variety of weather conditions using 18th clothing and skills


    • v  Able to talk to an audience of diverse age and backgrounds
    • v  Clearly communicate with large groups and individuals
    • v  Communicate effectively in verbal and written form
    • v  Presents a professional image with regards to Fort Ticonderoga in all media
    • v  Able to communicate culturally or politically sensitive information respectfully and tactfully
    • v  Work with a other members of the interpretive staff
    • v  Understand and follow the directions of the Director of Interpretation and all supervising staff



    • v  Able to read and comprehend both primary and secondary historical sources
    • v  Able to learn and utilize research techniques including transcription and artifact annotation
    • v  Able to apply research skills to public interpretation



    • v  Able to lift fifty pounds
    • v  Able to stand and walk for an extended period (up 4 for hours)
    • v  Able to be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
    • v  Manual dexterity appropriate to the interpretive requirements



    v  Required to safely demonstrate, use, and maintain a variety of 18th century muskets

    v  Required to safely demonstrate, use, and maintain 18th century cannons

    v  Uphold the highest standards of black powder safety



    Over the course of each visitation season military interpreters will actively engage both the visitors’ and their own interest about the season’s historical topic and time period. This position is designed to allow interpreters to use and learn a variety of skills applicable to the field of public history. Interpreters will engage and educate visitors with musket demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, and present tense public programming about the daily life of the soldiers who served at Fort Ticonderoga. Military interpreters will use and learn the practical and functional aspects of 18th century material culture as recreated for visitors. This learning will include learning or expanding skills in 18th century mechanical arts. Military interpreters should expect many opportunities for creativity and learning while educating visitors at Fort Ticonderoga.



    Must be flexible, able to work weekends and some evening shift may be required. This is a temporary seasonal position.  Fort Ticonderoga is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    To apply send letter of interest, resume, three references, and one letter of recommendation to Stuart Lilie, Director of Interpretation, Fort Ticonderoga Association at 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or e-mail SLilie@fort-ticonderoga.org. Faxed applications can be sent to 518-585-2210. For more information call 518-585-2821.  For additional information on Fort Ticonderoga visit www.fort-ticonderoga.org. Application deadline is January 6th, 2017.


    Fort Ticonderoga Military Interpreter

    October 26th, 2016


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