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Posted: 05/19/2014

Employer
First State Heritage Park
Delaware State Parks

First State Heritage Park is a partnership of state and city agencies creating Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” which links historic and cultural sites in the capital.


Position
Historical Educator (Interpretive Manager)
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Dover, DE
Details
$31440
 

First State Heritage Park Delaware State Parks (DNREC) is seeking motivated and creative candidates for the position of Historical Educator/Interpreter to develop and implement a stimulating, engaging and audience-building roster of programs focused on Delaware and its capital city. First State Heritage Park is a partnership of state and city agencies creating Delawares first urban park without boundaries which links historic and cultural sites in the capital. The Historical Educator/Interpreter will be responsible for performing the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Developing new, enhancing current and evaluating existing interpretive historical programming that includes site tours and walking tours, as well as innovative historical theater presentations

·         Directing and performing in existing and writing new historical theater presentations

·         Training, supervising and evaluating part-time historical interpreters, interns and volunteers

·         Managing group tour and staff schedules and visitor attendance records

·         Enhancing existing and creating new grade-specific, standards-based school programs

·         Coordinating with multiple agencies to develop interpretive planning for a cohesive visitor experience

·         Managing historical clothing and props inventories for historical programs

·         Managing and developing social media presence, technology and other marketing opportunities

·         Assisting to manage the Parks signature event FSHPs 18th Century Market Fair

 

Position Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have at least the following education and experience: 

  • Bachelors degree or higher in American History or related field
  • Two or more years of work experience in historical interpretation, preferably in a supervisory and/or program development role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to master new information

 

OPen until
06/16/2014

How to apply
Applicants interested in applying for this position are encouraged to submit letter of inquiry and a resume that outlines relevant and qualifying experience and education to: Sarah Zimmerman First State Heritage Park 102 S. State Street Dover, DE 19901 sarah.zimmerman@state.de.us The State of Delaware is an EOE.
Sarah Zimmerman
Phone: 302.739.9194
ADDRESS
102 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

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