The Interpretive Assistant is responsible for providing direct interpretive services at the Park that include costumed demonstrations, informal costumed encounters, and guided tours. Interpretive Assistants will be assigned to perform programs related to either the civilian or military themes of the Park as needed.
The Interpretive Assistant will:
· Assist in the daily operations and interpretation of the Parks Military Encampment or Tudor Hall Plantation. This work will be performed in period clothing, outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
· Conduct scheduled demonstrations and guided tours following specific program outlines to large and varied audiences.
· Assist with the implementation of living history related programs and activities.
· Assist with the conduct of the Civil War Adventure Camp.
· Conduct programming in support of the History, Interpretation, and Visitor Services section for large groups of students and adults.
· Become certified in a variety of programs by attending training classes and demonstrating competence in public speaking, program delivery, and visitor management techniques.
· Assist in the maintenance of areas used by the staff.
· Assist other sections and participate in special events as needed.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
· A High School diploma or equivalent.
· Interest in American social and Civil War history.
· Knowledge of the principles of interpretation.
· Effective verbal communication skills.
· Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion as required (lifting, climbing, bending, pulling, standing for long periods).
· Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.