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Historical Roleplayer (Horticulture)
Curator of Historic Landscapes
Seasonal, May 1 – October 31 (hours vary each week), Nonexempt
Using Strawbery Banke’s buildings, collections, and landscapes, a Historical Roleplayer helps museum visitors connect their experiences and memories to the past through the portrayal of an individual living during a particular period in Portsmouth history. She/he uses a variety of approaches to communicate historical information, with a focus on providing an outstanding visitor experience.
Duties and responsibilities
Weekend work is required. Work is performed indoors and out, in locations that may be hot, cold, dusty, or drafty. Historical Roleplayers must be able to work in all weather conditions and seasons while dressed in accurate historical garments.
Physical stamina sufficient to maintain an attentive posture for several hours, to respond quickly to visitors’ needs, and to otherwise fulfill the requirements of assigned tasks is needed. Sufficient mobility and comfort in increment weather is required to accomplish garden work, traverse uneven grounds and dirt roads on a timed schedule, to use steps and/or ramps, and in some assignments, to lift, carry, and use objects such as hearth cooking equipment, firewood, weaving apparatus, etc.
For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line.
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