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Historical Roleplayer - Strawbery Banke Museum - Portsmouth, NH

  • 06 Dec 2017 12:41 PM
    Message # 5615546

    Historical Roleplayer
    Strawbery Banke Museum
    Portsmouth, NH

    Using Strawbery Banke’s buildings, collections, and landscapes, a Historical Roleplayer helps museum visitors connect their experiences and memories to the past through the portrayal of an individual living during a particular period in Portsmouth history. She/he uses a variety of approaches to communicate historical information, with a focus on providing an outstanding visitor experience.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct conversations with visitors of all ages, interests, abilities, and backgrounds to bring about new understandings of history and themselves
    • Develop in-depth knowledge of historical periods and individuals interpreted on site
    • Assist in protecting the safety of visitors and the security of museum collections
    • Maintain a professional demeanor; 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    • Participate in annual and ongoing training to build professional knowledge in historical content, interpretive techniques, and educational theory


    • 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 ability to work enthusiastically with audiences of all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds

    • Experience in acting, theatre, or improvisation
    • Ability to read, remember, and transmit accurate content according to interpretive goals
    • Sound judgment in response to challenging situations


    This is a seasonal position (May – October) and weekend work is required. Must be willing to work indoors and out, in all weather conditions, while dressed in accurate historical garments. The rate of pay is $8.25/hour.


    To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
    Jonathan Brown


    Last modified: 09 Feb 2018 3:03 PM | Anonymous member

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