Museum Education Program Specialist/Living History
OPS/28-hour per week
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. Training is available to all staff. This includes the history of Mission San Luis, interpretive techniques, working with people of all ages and abilities, etc.
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 will be prepared to conduct outreach programs and assist with visitor services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to learn complex historical concepts and communicate this knowledge through interpretive techniques and skills
• Able to work outdoors in cold, hot, and inclement weather and to stand for long periods of time
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs, in particular Word and Excel
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
• Ability to problem-solve and pay attention to detail
• Must be outgoing and enjoy working with people and have good customer service skills
• Maintain a collegial relationship with other living history team members and staff in general
• Ability to converse in Spanish and/or learn Spanish would be helpful.
For a complete position description and information on applying for this position please contact Trampas Alderman, Mission San Luis Living History Program Supervisor.
Position is open until filled