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Museum Historical Interpreter II

Company: Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition:202100468STitle:Museum Historical Interpreter IIFLSA status:Non-ExemptHiring Salary:This position is a pay grade 7. Please see Pay Grade Table at: Occupational Category:ClericalDepartment:MuseumOpen Date:12/14/2021Open Until Filled:YesEducational and Experience Requirement:Associate of Arts Degree or equivalent two years college study 60 hours. Courses in history, anthropology, art history, natural history, education, or museum studies would be helpful. One year experience as a museum interpreter or in public programming or related experience is required. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.Nature & Purpose of Position:Interprets early Texas history, pioneer lifestyles, folklife, and frontier arts and crafts to Museum visitors. Interpreter for several original and reconstructed historic structures. Educational programming requires life skills demonstrations as assigned. Exhibit in Rotunda and galleries of Memorial Museum building.Primary Responsibilities:Provides both firstperson and thirdperson interpretation. Conveys historical information to visitors through roleplaying, livinghistory reenactments, and other techniques. Uses material culture artifacts and museum objects in a variety of public programs. Travels to schools and other venues as a demonstrator. Escorts scheduled groups of visitors through historic structures and Museum galleries. Responsible for extensive knowledge of early Texas history and general United States history. Assists with cataloging and registration of artifacts collection. Performs other related duties as assigned.Other Specifications:Assumes responsibility for safety of groups. May collect fees and other charges as required. May operate cash register as needed in Museum gift shop. Position requires familiarity with word processing, computers, audiovisual equipment, and general office equipment. Must enjoy working with people, both individually and in larger groups. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Historic clothing or costumes are a feature of Museum interpretation and are expected to be worn as needed. Must be able to work a flexible schedule which would include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.Full Time Part Time:Full TimeQuicklink:https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29936EEO Statement:Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an at will employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Keywords: Sam Houston State University, Austin , Museum Historical Interpreter II, Other , Huntsville, Texas

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