Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/05/22
Applications Due: 05/19/22
Vacancy ID: 104342

Position Information

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleTour Guide/Historic Interpreter

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $16.75 to $16.75 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type

Jurisdictional Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am to 5:15pm (with ½ hour unpaid lunch break), 33.75 hours per week; working holidays as assigned; evening hours on approximately 4 dates per year; additional hours in the holiday season.

Hours Per Week 33.75


From 10 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Dutchess

Street Address Staatsburgh State Historic Site

9 Old Post Road

City Staatsburg


Zip Code12580

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications No Civil Service Minimum Qualifications - see Operational Needs under the Additional Comments section.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Historic Site Manager, the selected candidate will perform a variety of tasks to support the site’s operations. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• give public tours and programs, including costumed interpretation
• assist at reception desk, including operating a cash register
• assist with special events and education programs
• assist with maintenance and housekeeping tasks as needed.
• give public tours and programs, including costumed interpretation
• assist with mailings and publicity
• assist with collections care, maintenance and housekeeping tasks as needed

Additional Comments OPERATIONAL NEEDS:
• Must be able to organize information about the history of the site and its collections and convey them effectively and engagingly to diverse audiences.
• Must be able to combine the ability to work independently with being a good team player.
• Must be punctual, dependable, and flexible.
• Must have (or be able to quickly acquire) basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
•As a term and condition of employment, applicants must possess and maintain a valid US Driver’s License.
•Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays (with advanced notice) as needed; includes assisting with public visitation for holiday touring, Friends events, annual car show and other special events
•Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, with other staff, site patrons, and outside businesses and agencies, in writing and verbally.
•Candidates must have the ability to communicate in writing and to read and comprehend written material
•Excellent customer service skills are essential
•The person in this position will have partial security access to the building and must be able to maintain all agency/region/site policies that protect patrons, staff, volunteers, historic structures, and the collections.
•This position assists, as needed, with buildings and grounds functions to ensure patron safety including snow/ice removal and maintenance tasks

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Donald Fraser



Email Address


Street Staatsburgh State Historic Site

9 Old Post Road

City Staatsburgh

State NY

Zip Code 12580


Notes on ApplyingIt is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs. All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

Complete a NY State OPRHP Employment Application, available in all park offices or online (

Email application, including three (3) work references with contact name, name of business and phone number, and a resume to:

Please put job application in the subject line.