Interpreter, Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC

  • 19 Nov 2021 10:55 AM
    Message # 12137516

    DEPARTMENT:                                 Museum Affairs

    REPORTS TO:                                    Curator of Education and Museum Programs

    FLSA STATUS:                                   Non-exempt

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS:                Part time hourly (not benefits eligible < 30 hours per week)

    PAY:                                                      $12/hour

    Position Summary

    The part-time interpreter position supports the overall mission of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust by leading tours and providing clear, informative, and engaging information to individuals and groups of various ages, backgrounds, and education levels.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    §  Interpret the history of Drayton Hall and its diverse residents, providing clear and historically accurate information in a pleasant, effective, and positive manner.

    §  Provide excellent customer service and serve as point-of-contact for visitors as they experience Drayton Hall.

    §  Demonstrate strong communication skills while presenting guided tours and other interpretive programs to diverse audiences.

    §  Conduct educational and special interpretive programs for adult and student groups of all ages. Assist with program preparation and clean-up.

    §  Actively participate in interpreter training or enhancement programs in order to expand knowledge of the property and/or interpretive skills.

    §  Assist with special events and programming as needed.

    §  Assist with basic site operations, including monitoring security of historic resources and visitor safety, responding calmly and professionally to emergencies and promptly notifying supervisor of incidents.

    §  Work as a cooperative member of a team, and be willing to lead, follow, and support colleagues in a tactful, positive way.

    §  Contribute to the overall success of Drayton Hall in achieving its mission and 10-year strategic plan.

    §  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)

    §  B.A. or B.S. required; studies in history, public history, museum studies, museum education, architecture, historic preservation, anthropology or similar fields preferred.

    §  Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary; hours vary.

    §  Strong oral and written communication skills.

    §  Able to synthesize information into clear, effective presentations.

    §  Ability to work outdoors with some manual labor and lifting required.

    Please send your resume and a cover letter to:  No phone calls, please.

    The deadline for applications is December 5, 2021.