Museum Interpreters (Various Locations, $15/hour)
Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. Museum Interpreters at Connecticut Landmarks lead interactive visitor tours, programs, events, and hands-on activities at the various historic sites owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks. The historic sites include: Bellamy-Ferriday House, Bethlehem; Butler-McCook House, Hartford; Isham-Terry House, Hartford; Phelps-Hatheway House, Suffield; Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry; Hempsted Houses, New London; Palmer-Warner House, East Haddam.
Activities may include school field trips, adult and senior tours, scout programs, and virtual tours. Museum interpreters are advocates for the sites and the organization. As such, Museum Interpreters are expected to foster an open, welcoming, and enthusiastic environment for all visitors while always maintaining a high level of professionalism. Museum interpreters also promote and sell CTL admission tickets, memberships, and merchandise using Altru, CTL’s ticketing and membership POS software. They assist with program set-up, clean-up, and preparing education materials.
Preferred qualifications include good (to superior) storytelling abilities; strong public speaking skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and a willingness to learn Altru, a point of sale system. Applicants should be enthusiastic, friendly, flexible, courteous disposition; demonstrate interest in history; an additional interest in architecture, gardening, cooking, arts/crafts, landscape history, historic houses, domestic spaces or a related topic is a plus. Additionally, applicants should have an interest in working with audiences of all ages; ability to listen to the visitor, learn about their interests and respond accordingly. They must be open to new ideas and able to work independently as well as with others and take direction with a sense of responsibility and appreciation for a historic site. This position requires the holder to be professional and punctual with solid time-management skills and an ability to work weekends and to commit at least a minimum number of hours to the site. Previous museum or historic sites experience a plus.
This part-time position is seasonal and runs primarily from the beginning of May through the end of October. The number of hours varies depending upon each site’s scheduling needs but will be approximately 10-12 hours per week. Weekend availability is required.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Robert Brock, Deputy Director at email@example.com with the subject line: “Preservation Manager.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Museum Interpreter Job Description