Museum Historical Interpreter I (PT)

Location
Huntsville, Texas
Posted
Jan 30, 2018
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Museums & Cultural Organizations
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition 201800021S

Title Museum Historical Interpreter I (PT)

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary
SHSU Salary Table

$959 to $1,388 per month. This is a part-time, benefits eligible position working 20 hours per week.

Occupational Category Clerical

Department Museum

Open Until Filled Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement

High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent. Three years related experience in interpretation, public programming, living-history reenactments, or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Interprets early Texas history, pioneer lifestyles, folklife, and frontier arts and crafts to Museum visitors. Interpreter for several original and reconstructed historic structures and galleries of Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Primary Responsibilities

Demonstrates pre-Civil War period skills and activities. Acts as guide for tours and scheduled groups. Conveys historical information to visitors through living-history interpretation, guides groups through historic structures, and answers questions. Responsible for extensive knowledge of Texas history. Interacts courteously and effectively with visitors, customers, and staff at all levels. May operate cash register as needed in Museum gift shop. May collect fees and other charges as required. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Assumes responsibility for safety and security of groups. Must enjoy working with people, both individually and in larger groups. Historic clothing or costumes are a feature of Museum interpretation and are expected to be worn as needed. Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include some evenings, some weekends, and holidays.

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