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Weekend Historical Interpreter / The Hermitage

04/12/2017 10:39 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Andrew Jackson Foundation

Job Description 

Position Title:                         WEEKEND HISTORICAL INTERPRETER

 Reports To:                             Lead Interpreter

 Exempt Status:                       Non-exempt

 Hrs/Work per Week:             24 hours (approximately, mostly on weekends)

 Date Revised:                         August 2016

 Purpose:  Provide historical interpretation of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s properties.

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures; provide guided historical tours to visitors and answer questions; assist non-English speaking visitors; provide physical security for mansion and visitors; comply with dress and grooming requirements listed in interpreter manual; meet acceptable levels of knowledge of training materials; attend required training sessions; incorporate new interpretive information as required in tours; provide reports in a timely manner.

 Additional Duties and Responsibilities:  Participate in training activities; assist visitors in emergency situations; interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner; cross train with Visitor Services staff; ensure safety of staff and visitors by looking for, and reporting all safety concerns to a member of the Safety Committee.

 Education/Training: Some college preferred.

 Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:  An interest in history; good use of English language; courtesy and tact in dealing with the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal, customer and staff friendly; must be able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically challenged; present a professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality.

 Physical Requirements:  Must be able to stand for long periods of time; climb stairs; work outside and in un-airconditioned buildings.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and "other" duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Staff members holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Mission: The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve the home place of Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson. Preserve, Educate, Inspire

Trey Gwinn | Lead Interpreter

Andrew Jackson Foundation | Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

4580 Rachel's Lane | Nashville, TN | 37076



PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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