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Historical Interpreter - Part-time

  • 08 Dec 2017 12:44 PM
    Message # 5620812

    Historical Interpreter

    Fort Nisqually Living History Museum


    $11.72 Hourly


    Tacoma, WA

    Job Type

    Part-time, 29 hrs per week or less


    Parks and Recreation

    Job Number




    Job Description

    Under the direction of the museum supervisor and leadership of the education and interpretation coordinator, this position is responsible for interpreting history information to the visiting public in a variety of settings at Fort Nisqually enabling the public to make a connection with the historic resources of the past. 

    • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
    • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
    • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
    • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
    Essential Duties
    • Interact with individuals and groups touring Fort Nisqually.
    • Provide historical information and answer questions about the original site and inhabitants.
    • Demonstrate appropriate 19th century skills and crafts.
    • Lead guided tours as part of the school tour program.
    • Work collaboratively with other staff members on special event days.
    • Open and close all historic buildings within the Fort.
    • Care for all museum exhibits, whether indoors or outdoors, including crops and/or livestock.
    • Continue to expand their knowledge of our history through independent reading and research.
    • Acquire one or more 19th century skills/crafts for the purpose of demonstrating this to the public.
    • Mentor and familiarize Fort volunteers with our history and operations.
    • Adhere to period clothing guidelines.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Education in the history, natural sciences, education or related field.
    • Experience working with children required.
    • Experience working in an education setting preferred.
    • Excellent communication and interpretation skills.
    • Must have excellent communication and the ability to engage the public and be customer service oriented.
    • Desire to work with large groups of children and adults.
    • Customer service oriented.
    • Positive, cheerful and professional attitude.
    • Must be able to work outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions, and be able to stand for long periods.
    • Valid driver's license with good driving record and reliable transportation.
    Additional Information

    Up to 29 hours per weeks.  Hours may vary.

    High comfort level in dealing with the public and media.
    Emergency medical situations.
    Indoor and outdoor environment.
    Adverse weather conditions.
    Noise, dust, pollen and insects. 

    Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment, tools or a motor vehicle.
    Work flexible hours which will include weekends and holidays.
    Work outdoors in varying conditions and in buildings that lack climate controls.
    Stand for extended periods of time.
    Walking, lifting, kneeling, bending, crouching and seeing in varying light conditions.
    Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
    Seeing to read and develop materials, prepare records and reports.
    Walking over rough or uneven surfaces during field trips.
    Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. to shoulder height.
    Ability to assist individuals with mobility limitations including, but not limited, in and out of
    Vehicles and up and down stairs.
    Show flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. 

    Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
    May work in close contact with wild and dangerous animals.

    All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability or any other merit factor. 

    Employment is subject to a national background inquiry.

    Job applicants must be able to prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a job offer as required by the 1986 Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act.  Documentation establishing authorization to work may include a Social Security Card, picture ID and/or other approved documentation. 

    Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/metroparkstacoma/jobs/1923625/historical-interpreter-fort-nisqually-living-history-museum?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 

    This position is an at-will position with no written or implied contractual agreement.

    AgencyMetro Parks Tacoma

    Address4702 S. 19th St.

    Tacoma, Washington, 98405.

    Phone(253) 305-1089 

    Website http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

    Last modified: 08 Dec 2017 12:46 PM | Anonymous member

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