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Living History Interpreter

  • 18 Jun 2022 3:04 PM
    Message # 12821101
    • Basic function:


    The focus of the position is to provide Park visitors with historical interpretation and to lead educational workshops for visiting groups.  Through conversation and demonstration, persons in this position will connect visitors to the people, places and events of Dayton, Ohio.


    •   Qualification Requirements:
    • Education in History, Public History, Museum Studies or related field
    • Experience working with children preferred
    • Strong communication and interpretation skills; willingness to improve skills
    • Desire to work with large groups of children and adults
    • Customer service oriented
    • Positive, cheerful and professional attitude
    • Must be able to work outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions, and be able to stand for long periods of time
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends

    • General Responsibilities:

    ·         Interact with individuals and groups touring Carillon Historical Park 

    ·         Provide historical information and answer questions about assigned building

    ·         Demonstrate appropriate 19th century skills and trades; including but not limited to gardening, hearth cooking, woodworking, sewing, etc.

    ·         Lead workshops throughout the year

    ·         Work collaboratively with other staff members and volunteers

    ·         Care for all Park materials and exhibits, whether indoors or outdoors

    ·         Continue to expand knowledge of our history through independent reading and research

    ·         Acquire one or more 19th century skill(s) for the purpose of demonstrating to the public

    ·         Adhere to period clothing guidelines as directed by Living History Coordinator


    •  Line of Communication and Accountability:

    This position reports to the Living History Specialist


    •    Physical Requirements of the Job:

    ·         Work flexible hours which will include weekends and holidays

    ·         Work outdoors in varying conditions and in buildings that lack climate control

    ·         Stand for extended periods of time

    ·         Walking, lifting, kneeling, bending, crouching and seeing in varying light conditions

    ·         Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. to shoulder height

    ·         Show flexibility to perform other duties as assigned

     If you are interested in making history at the Carillon Historical Park, please fill out an application and return by e-mail or in-person to Joy Fullenkamp, Human Resources, at jfullenkamp@daytonhistory.org or Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409. For questions please call or e-mail: 937-293-2841 ext. 138 or jfullenkamp@daytonhistory.org

    Last modified: 18 Jun 2022 3:05 PM | Anonymous member
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