Historical Interpreter Positions - Fort Western Living History Museum

09 Jan 2020 1:51 PM | Anonymous

Fort Western Living History Museum and National Historic Landmark (1754), is Maine’s and New England’s oldest surviving wooden fort – a reminder of the great contest of cultures that dominated New England life 250 years ago.  We are currently seeking intermittent part-time historical interpreters to deliver educational programming to adult and youth audiences at the Fort and throughout Maine.

Successful candidates must enjoy working with the public, possess outstanding (speaking and listening) communications skills and have a sincere interest in history.  Previous classroom teaching, training, or interpretive experience is a plus.  A minimum of a high school diploma is required plus one year or equivalent of college.

This is a seasonal (April – Nov) part-time, non-exempt position with a minimum of hours during the off season (Dec-March).  Hours will vary widely depending on scheduled programming.  Interpreters are exposed to a variety of temperature and weather conditions. Interpreters should be able to do moderate lifting and physical activities associated with 18th century manual work. Some examples are: cooking over an open fire, hauling water, sawing and splitting wood, loading and firing muskets and cannons, etc.

Starting pay is $12.00 per hour.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter with three current work-related references to Human Resources Department, City of Augusta,

16 Cony Street, Augusta, Maine 04330 or HR@augustamaine.gov.

Applications will be reviewed as received, but deadline is no later than

March 2, 2020

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