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Historical Interpreter / Andrew Jackson Foundation

01/24/2018 12:26 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Andrew Jackson Foundation

Job Description 

Position Title:                         Historical Interpreter

 Reports To:                             Lead Interpreter

 Exempt Status:                       Non-exempt

 Hrs/Work per Week:             24 hours (approximately)

 Date Revised:                         January 2018

 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. Some weekends and occasional evenings required.

 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 and related experience 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-air-conditioned buildings.

  

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

 

Send resumes or applications to Trey Gwinn, Interpretive Manager attgwinn@thehermitage.com


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

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