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Living History Interpreter

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Living History Interpreter




Museum Education Program Specialist/Living History

OPS/28-hour per week

Job Description

The primary responsibility for this position is to inform the public of the history of Mission San Luis through tours, programs, and daily “living history” interpretation. Such costumed “living history’” interpretation will include demonstrations of period crafts, skills, and chores while attired in 17th-century clothing. Additional responsibilities of this position will include assisting with day to day historic maintenance tasks, including program preparation and clean up, cleaning of exhibit areas, gardening, carpentry, opening and closing of reconstructed buildings, and other related tasks. As needed, incumbent may be requested to conduct outreach programs and assist with visitor services.

Applicants must be willing to learn the history of Mission San Luis, interpretive techniques, and other period crafts/activities as needed. This position requires working outdoors in cold, hot, and inclement weather and to stand for long periods of time.  Applicants must have a High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree in education, museum studies, social studies, history, anthropology, theater, fine arts, or related fields, preferred. In addition, the ability to converse in Spanish is preferred.

Applicants must be available to work weekends on a regular basis.

For a complete position description and information on applying for this position please contact Trampas Alderman, Mission San Luis Living History Program Supervisor, at


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