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JOB OPPORTUNITY in the ARTS
Part-Time Museum Interpreter
The Accokeek Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization involved in land stewardship, historical preservation and sustainable agriculture, seeks a Museum Interpreter to perform both scripted and unscripted live interpretation during school tours and weekend programs. This is a part-time position and includes occasional weekends and holidays. We are looking for a team player with a strong interest in history, agriculture, and the environment.
Job requirements include:
Lively, outgoing personality and/or experience in theatre/drama
Ability to master interactive tours and activities; this includes memorizing and performing scripts, improvising with visitors
Interpersonal skills and diplomacy necessary to facilitate discussion around sensitive topics
Willing and able to work outside in various weather conditions
Willing to wear various costumes depending on program
Works well in a sometimes unpredictable environment where last minute changes may be necessary
Able to lift 50 pounds
Comfortable around large and small animals
Excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn
Experience working with children
Applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to employment.
Highly desired qualities include:
Personal commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship (earth-friendly eating and living)
Strong interest in social sciences, Maryland history, food systems, nature
Prior experience as an actor, teacher, or interpreter is a plus, but not required
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Museum Interpreter” in the subject line.
About the Accokeek Foundation: By blending history, ecology, economics and conservation, the Accokeek Foundation strives to teach land stewardship and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as interpret the natural and cultural heritage of the Tidewater Potomac. The National Colonial Farm, the Ecosystem Farm, and other Foundation activities exemplify the agricultural, preservation and conservation goals that are at the core of the Foundation’s mission and serve as an outdoor classroom to further the educational programs that are key to its success. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation stewards a 200-acre portion of Piscataway Park and both organizations seek to preserve the view directly across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon.
The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. This position is open until filled. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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