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Posted: 07/18/2014

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.

Historical Interpreter
Professional Opportunity
Dover, DE

Historical Interpreter

Salary: $11.25 per hour

SUMMARY:Creative, motivated person needed to work year round as an historical interpreter at First State Heritage Park in Dover. This is a part-time/year-round position which may vary from 15-30 hours per week. Saturday work may be necessary as well as occasional evenings & holidays.

The State of Delaware is AA/EOE.


Strong interest in history required. Some background or college coursework in American history preferred.

Excellent customer service skills in welcoming visitors of all ages to the park.

Ability to present accurate historical material in an engaging way.

Ability and willingness to learn a significant amount of historical material essential.

Public speaking experience and ability to communicate effectively to all age groups necessary.

A willingness to develop acting skills required; some theatrical experience helpful.

Valid drivers license required.

Ability to lift 40 lbs. is necessary.


Conduct tours of Delawares capitol building Legislative Hall.

Conduct a variety of historical walking tours in period clothing.

Provide historical interpretation at the John Bell House on The Green.

Conduct school tours and programs for kindergarten through college-age groups.

Participate in historical theater presentations and evening lantern tours.

Assist with various tasks to enhance and promote the park.

Willing to work Saturdays, occasional evenings & some holidays.

BENEFITS:This is a seasonal position without traditional benefits. Direct Deposit of paychecks will be required as a condition of employment for new employees.


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application to: Sarah Zimmerman First State Heritage Park 102 S. State Street Dover DE 19901 sarah.zimmerman@state.de.us Note: Applications can be obtained on-line at: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Documents/Application_Seasonal.pdf Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No telephone calls please.
Sarah Zimmerman
102 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

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