Job Opportunity- Help Present Blufftons History to Visitors!
The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society is seeking a part-time Historical Interpreter to maintain and operate the Garvin-Garvey Freedmans Cottage, a newly restored property associated with the Gullah Geechee heritage that sits on the high bluff at Oyster Factory Park. The new interpreter will be responsible for, but not limited to; learning the history of the house and local area; scheduling and providing house tours; coordinating docent guided house tours; assisting the BHPS Staff with administrative tasks. The new interpreter will have exceptional customer service skills, and be a team-player who works well with volunteers and the public. The ideal candidate will have an interest in history, effective communication skills, storytelling skills, and must be able to adapt to a changing work environment. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma, or GED and moderate experience in a history related field, experience working in a museum environment, or experience leading tour groups. Applicants must be available three days a week, 9:00-5:00, preferably Tuesday and Thursday with a flex day. Some weekend availability is required as tour schedules will vary week to week.
For more information about the Garvin-Garvey Cottage and its history please visit:
Job Type: Part-Time (up to 25 hours/week)
Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED. Moderate experience in a history related field, experience working in a museum environment, or experience leading tour groups.
Physical Requirements: This work may require the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing for tours, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle of feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires a person to see to lead a tour and to observe general surroundings and activities; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word levels; work may require preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work may have exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a location that will be in a minimally noisy location.
Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate drivers license valid in the State of South Carolina.
Starting Salary: $10.00/hour