Minimum Qualifications -Must demonstrate friendly and effective public presentation skills.
-Must possess strong customer and/or visitor services skills
-Must be able to represent the site in a respectful manner, work independently as well as part of a team, communicate effectively (in person and on the telephone) with the public, park patrons and other staff.
-Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.
Duties Description Under the supervision of the Interpretive Program Assistant, the Historic Site Interpreter will conduct interpretive tours of Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, programs, talks and demonstrations to the public; create interpretive products; provide educational programs to schools and other organizations; and assist with coordinating special events, conducting research, and performing general administrative, housecleaning and operational tasks. Position includes dressing in 18th century attire when needed.
-Ability to communicate effectively in-person and in writing in order to keep supervisory and other appropriate staff fully informed of suggestions, progress and problems in all areas.
-Perform job tasks in a responsible, reliable and efficient manner. -Expected to participate in site meetings and agency trainings as required.
-Performs other tasks as needed.
Additional Comments SCHEDULE: The work schedules are anticipated to be approximately 20 hours per week. Work schedule is determined upon hiring and is subject to change due to the needs of the site’s operations. Weekends, as well as some holidays are required.
-An interest in Revolutionary War history, and a degree or coursework in history, museum studies or related field a plus.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the Agency operating needs and are interested in being considered for this seasonal position, please submit a resume and employment along with 3 work references.
The employment application (Part 1 - Pre-Interview Form #S1000) can be downloaded from the website of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at:
You can also obtain an Employment Application from your local park office or your region’s administrative headquarters.
For a list of OPRHP’s eleven regions, please visit https://parks.ny.gov/regions/.
Please forward your application and resume, if available, to Palisades.email@example.com – using the subject line “Seasonal Employment 2021-Historic Site Interpreter”