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Director of Interpretation: Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, VA

  • 12 Jul 2017 10:46 AM
    Message # 4970536

    Director of Interpretation

     The Frontier Culture Museum seeks an experienced Director of Interpretation, who is well-versed in the history and standards of living history interpretation, is personable and dependable with a love of history and of conveying history to others. Sound knowledge of American colonial, frontier and early national history, and the ability to learn and apply new knowledge to program development. Ability to work on a team to develop and successfully implement. interpretive plans and schedules. Strong, professional, interpersonal and verbal/ speaking skills required, as are strong time management skills, experience in budget management, and the ability to interact successfully with other staff, volunteers, Board Members, and the public. Be able to offer a consistently high level of customer service both internally with other museum stakeholders and externally with museum visitors.

     The Director of Interpretation is responsible for oversight of all interpretive programs at the Museum, to include supervising, training and mentoring interpreters and interpretive volunteers, short and long-range interpretive planning and supporting research, working on site as an interpreter, collaborating with other departments to present all public programs at the Museum, departmental administrative duties, participating in the Museum’s annual series of special events, and assuming responsibility for emerging projects as assigned.

    Ability to work comfortably in an outdoor museum environment at a physically challenging job. This incudes farm work, being outdoors in all weather, the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. unassisted, the ability to walk two miles or more daily, ability to be in environments which might include smoke, all manner of plants, farm animals, and dirt. Reasonable comfort level with farm animals, garden and agricultural work and similar activities required

    A Bachelor’s degree or higher in museum studies, anthropology, education, history, public history or cultural studies is required. Five consecutive years or more of direct supervisory experience and significant in-service training at an outdoor museum may be considered as a substitute for the educational requirement. Proficiency with basic computer usage, applications and email is required.

    All materials must be submitted via the Virginia Jobsline at:


    including a cover letter and resume (may be attached in oline system) and a minimum of three current work references and one personal reference.

    No emailed, mailed, faxed or hand-delivered application materials will be accepted. Only fully completed online applications will be reviewed which must include all employment dates, salaries, reference information and other details as requested within application.

    Applications accepted July 11, 2017 - August 6, 2017.

    Contact: Lydia.Volskis@fcmv.virginia.gov or 540-332-7850 x 165

    Frontier Culture Museum PO Box 810 Staunton, VA 24401-0810

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