• Title

  • Historical Interpreter

    Strawbery Banke Museum
    Job Description
    Using Strawbery Banke’s buildings, collections, landscapes and written resources, promote the Museum’s  mission to share the ongoing history of a seaport neighborhood, celebrating the lives of ordinary individuals and the value of community by helping museum visitors engage with the past. 
     
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Interact with visitors of all ages, interests, abilities and backgrounds to bring about new understandings of history and themselves
    • Develop familiarity with interpretive topics and the historical timeline of the site
    • Use a variety of approaches to communicate historical information, including but not limited to: conversation/dialogue, description, discussion, inquiry and presentation of evidence
    • Assist with exhibit interpretation, museum teaching, and/or skills demonstration
    • Uphold the mission of Strawbery Banke Museum and help implement its Long Range Interpretive Plan
    • Provide excellent customer service and relations to deliver an outstanding visitor experience
    • Help to ensure the welfare and safety of visitors and the security of collections
    • Maintain a professional demeanor; comply with stated personnel policies, cultivate good relations with colleagues; and represent the Museum in a positive light
    • Work punctually on a tightly timed schedule
    • Participate in annual and ongoing training to build professional knowledge in historical content, interpretive techniques, and educational theory
     
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Arts degree; coursework in history, art history, museum studies, anthropology, or education preferred;  - or -  Combination of education, training, and  experience that demonstrates equivalent proficiency
    • Knowledge of and interest in American history, especially New England culture and history
    • Excellent public speaking skills and interpersonal abilities
    • Ability to work enthusiastically with audiences of all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to read, remember, and transmit accurate content according to interpretive goals
    • Sound judgment in response to challenging situations
    • Positive attitude and ability to build respectful working relationships
     
    This is a seasonal position (May – October) and weekend work is required. Must be willing to work indoors and out, in all weather conditions. The rate of pay is $8.25/hour.
     
    To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
    Jonathan Brown
    education@strawberybanke.org
    Contact Information