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Costumed Interpreter

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Costumed Interpreter
Role Title Education Support Assistant - 29141
Job Open Date 08/30/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $10/hr
Agency Frontier Culture Museum of VA (239)
Agency Website
Location Staunton - 790
Position Number 00000
Job Posting Number 1028663
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Hourly/Wage
Job Type Detail Wage Non-Faculty- W-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

The Frontier Culture Museum seeks costumed historic site interpreter to communicate specialized information to visitors and schoolchildren, perform daily farm and interpretive tasks such as animal care, garden work, chores, cooking, handcrafts etc…Includes weekday and weekend shifts occasional evening shift.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience in Museum education K-12 education or similar direct work with the public, able to work out of doors in all weather, walk up to two miles daily and perform vigorous farm work as needed. Dependability, strong speaking and interpersonal skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree, ability to perform period vocal music or play historic instrument a plus.

Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online at no emailed, faxed, mailed or hand-delivered applications or materials will be accepted.

Contact Information

Name Lydia Volskis
Phone 540-332-7850
Fax 540-332-9989

Frontier Culture Museum
PO Box 810
Staunton, VA 24402-0810

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Do you have skills in historic crafts or trades, historic music performance, or in teaching in a museum interpretive education program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Are you physically able to work in an outdoor living history museum setting in all weather while wearing historic costuming, to walk up to two miles daily, lift up to 40 pounds, and general participate in physically strenuous farm-site activities such as gardening, housework, animal care and site maintenance?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Are you able to work either weekday or weekend shifts according to Museum needs and occasional evening shifts for special event support?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents