Website Atlanta History Center
Individual will work with historic content, to present historical information to guests using a variety of techniques, including but not limited to museum theatre performances (1st and 3rd person), guided tours, and crafting demonstrations. In addition, individual will assist in day-to-day operations of interpretation team, including but not limited to, administrative tasks, training, animal/livestock care, and collections care and cleaning.
Responsibilities & Duties:
- Ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques. Ex. theatrical performances, storytelling, and first person narrative.
- Develop a thorough knowledge of the historic periods and culture being portrayed and/or conveyed to visitors.
- Be flexible and adjust to changes in schedule and assignments
- Communicate and interact with visitors of all ages about events, people, and cultures of various time periods
- Work collaboratively with Atlanta History Center Staff and key departments to understand the institutional objectives and mission.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.
- Develop a thorough knowledge of the Historic Houses including the history, interpretative themes, collections, historic landscape, and preservation of assigned site(s).
- Present factual and engaging historic interpretation to a variety of audiences.
- Assist in educational programs such as school tours, and public programs.
- Regularly review material in content manuals and participate in continuing education classes as required.
- Develop a thorough knowledge of approved tour techniques and new programs. Adapt to evolving interpretative strategies or formats.
- Develop demonstration skills, which may vary based on Historic House.
- Assist in the daily operations of the Historic Houses including clerical duties and minor collections care and cleaning of the historic houses as trained and assigned.
- Assist with daily care and interpretation of living collections, including small ruminants, poultry, and gardens.
- Assist in the development of new interpretative content, strategies, programs, or tactile demonstrations.
- Assist other departments and work special and private events as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in History, Education, or Theatre preferred; course work in African American Studies a plus.
- Formal or informal experience working in museums, historic homes, teaching gardens, or other educational setting a plus.
- Customer service and public speaking skills required.
- Effective verbal communication skills required.
- Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion as required (lifting, climbing, bending, pulling, standing for long periods).
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- Must have working phone, internet/email access, and reliable transportation.
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