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BRITISH FUR TRADER INTERPRETER (1760)
EARLY SETTLER INTERPRETER (1830)
CIVIL WAR INTERPERTER (1861)
LUMBERJACK INTERPRETER (1880)
TURN OF THE CENTURY FARMER INTERPRETER (1900)
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORP INTERPRETER (1933) Male only
Department: Programming Department
Location: Michigan’s Heritage Park, Hilt’s Landing in Whitehall, Michigan
Start/End Date: April through October 2017
Pay Rate: $8.90
About the Site: From a mastodon dig to the Civilian Conservation Corp, the Lakeshore Museum Center’s Heritage Park takes visitors on a stroll through 10,000 years of Michigan’s history. Through interactions with costumed interpreters, wayside panels, activities, programs, and events visitors will learn how technology, culture, and daily life changed through the years.
Duties: These positions engage visitors of Michigan’s Heritage Park by working as a costumed historic interpreter of a specific time period. The purpose of these positions is to provide accurate information about early life in Michigan in engaging and hands-on ways.
Work Schedule: Interpreters will be trained for a specific site (s), although the employee may be required to work at other locations within the park as needed. Mandatory training will begin in April and the season runs through the end of October. A full-time seasonal position is scheduled 5 days per week and will generally work 35 hours per week. A part-time seasonal position is scheduled 2-3 days per week and will generally work 21 hours per week. Work schedule as follows: May work days are Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. June-September work days are Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Weekends are mandatory as scheduled. October work days are Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday with the exception of an event weekend. Interpreters will be expected to work all mandatory event weekends (4 per season).
Responsibilities: Puts visitors first by treating them as respected guests and serving their needs. The interpreter is responsible for staffing one of the period sites and interpreting life during that time period.
Must work well in a dynamic, changing environment and be able to be flexible and adaptable to using different interpretation styles to meet the needs of visitors. Physical Requirements: An employee must be able to work in all outdoor weather conditions, which includes the potential of biting and stinging insects and smoke from fires. Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds of site props and transport them to and from historic site buildings.
General Position Information: Historic Costumes will be provided by the museum but maintained by the employee.
Supervision: This position is supervised by the Heritage Park Program Manager and Heritage Park Assistant Program Manager.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Wendy VanWoerkom at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to Michigan's Heritage Park, Attn: Hilt’s Interpreter, 8637 N. Durham Road, Whitehall, MI. Resumes due by February 17, 2017.
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