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Park Ranger II (Lead Interpreter) 
Barrington Living History Farm
Washington, TX 
Responsible to the Barrington Farm Site Manager for the daily operation and interpretation of the Anson Jones Home. Duties include research, development and presentation of interpretive and educational programs, including 1st and 3rd person living history, exhibits, tours, educational programs and seminars based on the interpretive purpose of the site and its mission. Assist with purchasing, curatorial care of artifacts and reproductions, promotions, marketing, special events, volunteer training and supervision. Responsible for the care and interpretation of the Anson Jones Home and house yard, including the care of the kitchen garden. Assist with the care and feeding of livestock and heirloom crops. Prepare park reports, maintain and develop administrative and interpretive files, conduct tours and provide interpretive services throughout the Republic of Texas Complex; Perform routine facility maintenance, housekeeping and historic structures duties. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.

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Posted 1-20-15

Curator of Education
Sauder Village
Archbold, OH

Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living history village, is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Curator of Education to lead its educational outreach and interpretive programming department.  Sauder Village is a non-profit living history village that depicts rural history from 1803 through 1920 through 47 buildings staffed by third person interpreters. For more information about our site, visit our website at www.saudervillage.org.

The Curator of Education will oversee the creation, implementation, management and evaluation of a diverse slate of educational programs for the general public and school audiences. The Curator will be responsible for developing educational materials that meet current curriculum standards in a variety of subject areas and will represent the Village in regional partnerships and consortiums of other educational and cultural organizations.  The Curator will also be responsible for the continued development of the living history program at the village as well as the training of interpretive staff.  The Curator will work with others on the curatorial team to oversee the daily operations and future growth of the Historic Village. 

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in history, education or a related field; Master’s degree is preferred.  Candidate must also have a minimum of three years’ experience working in the educational field, have excellent communication skills, and be a creative self-starter and leader who is able to work when needed both independently and in a team setting.  Weekend and evening hours will be required as needed.

For a full job description, salary and benefit information, contact Aaron Alt, Director of Human Resources, at Aaron.alt@saudervillage.org or phone 1.800.590.9755.

Posted 1-16-15

Site Supervisor - Peyton Randolph House
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA

Primary Duties:

  • Provides supervision of historic site(s), tours, programming, hands-on living history activities, staff, and volunteers, primarily at the Peyton Randolph House
  • Ensures that programs on site(s) consistently meet the division's standards for quality
  • Provides supervision of historic sites, tours, and assigned staff and volunteers in the African American History Interpretation Ensemble
  • Establishes clear performance goals and writes performance reviews for assigned interpreters
  • Provides staff development and constructive feedback on a regular basis and developmental opportunities as needed for improvement and growth
  • Observes all aspects of interpreter performance and assigned duties to ensure consistent adherence to Foundation policies, standards and procedures
  • Provides on-the-job instruction, especially in hospitality, interpretation and presentation skills to assign interpreters, and models exceptional customer service, interpersonal skills, leadership, teamwork and integrity
  • Administers daily schedules, time-off requests and other staff and volunteer needs
  • Conducts and incorporates research on colonial African and African American history and collaborates with others in planning all interpretive programs presented at the site(s), and on walking history tours

Application Requirements:

  • Ability to supervise historic interpreters and effectively plan and instruct colonial African American interpretation plans and training programs
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of 18th-century West Africa, European, and African American history and culture
    Research skills including the ability to read, assemble and interpret information from primary and secondary sources
  • Ability to: (1) perform living history activities, skills or trades, (2) role model and foster collaboration, (3) lead teams and effectively manage multiple tasks, and (4) use computer skills to execute administrative duties
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and in writing
  • In-depth knowledge of a variety of interpretive techniques
  • Experience in dealing effectively with a variety of customer/employee problems and ensure their successful conclusion
  • Above skills generally gained through completion of a four-year college degree, plus 2-3 years' experience as an interpreter, teacher, or comparable position involving historical presentation of African American history, plus previous supervisory experience, preferably in a living history museum or comparable educational institution
  • Must be able to perform various functions such as standing, walking, lifting, seeing in varying light conditions, and participating in strenuous physical activities
  • Willingness and ability to wear appropriate period clothing and work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays

Full time with benefits

Hiring rate: Up to $18 hourly commensurate with experience

Apply online at: http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/careers

Questions: careers@cwf.org

Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. AA/EOE

Posted 12-24-14

Historic Farm Manager (reposted, now as full-time)
Sauder Village
Archbold, OH

Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living history village, located in Archbold is seeking applicants for a Full Time Historic Farm Manager to oversee historic farming interpretation and programming.  Sauder Village is a non-profit living history village that depicts rural history from 1803 through 1920 through 47 buildings staffed by third person interpreters.  For more information about our site, visit our website at www.saudervillage.org.  
We are looking for someone with living history experience and knowledge of rural agricultural history of the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.  Candidates must be able to work in a team setting, enjoy working with the public of all ages, and share a passion for living history.  
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Research the rural history of this region during the 19th and early 20th centuries including farming practices, animal and crop usage, technological changes, political and social issues and the like and uses that research to interpret that history to Sauder Village guests.
  • Oversee the daily care of livestock collection of horses, sheep, pigs and poultry including feeding, stall and pen cleaning and basic medical care.
  • Maintain accurate, current health records on each animal under Village care.
  • Oversee the acquisition of appropriate historic animal varieties.
  • Oversee the barnyard staff of buggy drivers and groomers including scheduling and training.
  • Work with the Curator of Education to develop and implement historically based demonstrations, participatory experiences and programs for guests of all ages.
  • Work with the Curator of Collections to acquire historically accurate equipment for farming needs and assist when needed with the creation of agricultural themed exhibits.
  • Work with the Historic Gardens Supervisor on the development and care of period gardens.
  • Provide costumed interpretation on-site and off-site, regarding historical farming to people of all ages
  • Perform a variety of agricultural, animal husbandry and maintenance tasks related to the historic farm operations.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of agricultural components for special events.
  • Sit on the Education team, and attend regular meetings of that team, and other Sauder Village meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Report to and regularly communicate with the Curator of Education regarding historic farming issues, events, ideas for future programming.

To Apply:
For a complete job description, application, and salary information, contact:
Aaron Alt

Posted 12-18-14

Farm Operations Manager
Historic Wagner Farm
Glenview, IL

Wagner Farm is an award-winning living-history museum depicting American farming in the 1920’s and offers educational programs, special events, and is open for regular visitation by the general public. The Farm Operations Manager reports to the Farm Director and is responsible for assisting with all aspects of facility management and operations. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for the areas of agriculture, maintenance, customer service,department specific employee and volunteer management, farm business endeavors, construction projects and museum security.

For a full job description, salary, benefits, and to apply, visit:


Posted 12-10-14

Executive Director
Legacy of the Plains Museum
Gering, NE

Summary of Position:
The Executive Director will coordinate and oversee all Legacy of the Plains Museum (LoPM) operations, supervise paid LoPM staff, coordinate volunteers, work with the Board of Directors to ensure the financial health of the organization and will monitor and report progress to the Board and/or standing committees on a regular basis and implement board policy.  The Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day activities of the organization and the management of the organization’s office, staff and volunteers, as well as its community outreach and fundraising activities.  The Executive Director will provide leadership and support to the Board of Directors and will be under the direct supervision of the President of the Board and will report to the Board. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • Strong office management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft© office products Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task detailed activities
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to high quality, error free work products
  • Bachelor’s degree or three to five years demonstrated experience preferred
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • A passion for history and museums

To Apply:
Resume’s can be e-mailed to jruzicka60@gmail.com or mailed to:
Jodi Ruzicka, 1785 A Street, Gering, NE  69341

Posted 12-5-14

Assistant Site Manager
1840s Garfield Farm Museum
Geneva, IL

Job Description: On site security, animal care, gardening, event planning, interpretation, public relations, prairie restoration, volunteer management, collections, all aspects of museum management and development. Must be flexible, hard working and a team player. Ideal experience for individual career committed to historic site management. Work with executive director and staff.

Qualifications: M.A. in Historic Administration or related fields preferred, B.A. required. 

To Apply: Send resumes to : garfieldnews@elnet.com or Box 403, LaFox, IL 60147. www.garfieldfarm.org

For Information: garfieldnews@elnet.com

Posted 11-20-14

Domestic Program Coordinator / Interpreter
The Homeplace at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
Golden Pond, KY

Wage/Benefits:  $12.40 per hour, $125/month flexible health benefits allowance, 10 paid holidays, 15 days paid leave.

Starting Date/Duration:  Immediate opening/Permanent position.

Qualifications:  4-year college degree and at least 2 years related experience including staff supervision.

Duties:  This full-time position oversees the daily domestic program operation of an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures.  The Domestic Program Coordinator position is responsible for the supervision, and training of domestic staff as well as the development and presentation of interpretive programs and special events for the general public and organized groups.  These presentations are in the areas of environmental education, and domestic interpretation. In addition, this position is responsible for coordinating and/or assisting in maintaining exhibit areas and exhibit items, planning and maintaining interpretive clothing used at the site, coordinating domestic program purchases, and maintaining administrative records. The successful candidate must be available for weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, be team-oriented, and be quality customer service driven.

When filled.

Application Information:  Please send a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to:  Jim Taylor, Director of Operations, Land Between The Lakes Association, 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211-9001, or e-mail the same to jtaylor@FriendsofLBL.org.

More Information:

Land Between The Lakes, located in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, is a 170,000-acre peninsula surrounded by over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline.  The property is designated as a National Recreation Area and is managed by the USDA Forest Service. 

The Land Between The Lakes’ primary purposes are outdoor recreation and environmental education.  Facilities include a living history farm, nature center, planetarium, observatory, elk and bison wildlife viewing area, an equestrian activity and off-highway vehicle area, group camp facilities, and numerous campgrounds.  There are more than 200 miles of trails and abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting.  Find out more by visiting www.lbl.org.

The Land Between The Lakes Association is a not-for-profit organization that works to support Land Between The Lakes in a partnership with the government land manager.  Now in its thirtieth year of operation, the Association has 50 employees working in interpretation, visitor information services, gift shop operations, support services, volunteer coordination, and fundraising.

The Land Between The Lakes is located in a beautiful rural area with abundant low cost housing.  Kentucky’s Murray State University is only 25 miles away.  Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University is within an hour’s drive.

Posted 11-4-14 

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