The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center seeks historical interpreters for the upcoming season. Interpreters share history in a fun, humorous yet thought-provoking way with visitors of all ages, creating a memorable museum and farm experience. Interpreters deliver Journey into History educational programs primarily for school children and also provide tours for people of all ages during special events. Norlands’ interpreters teach history by doing, using living history techniques to share accurate information about the historical buildings, the Washburn family, agricultural methods and the way people lived in the 1800s.
Ideal candidates have a passion for learning and sharing historical material and period activities, enjoy people of all ages, and have the ability to engage all types of audiences, especially school children. Interpreters must be able to stand for several hours at a time and be able to perform light to moderate physical work (with training) such as cooking on a woodstove and/or farm chores. Previous teaching or interpretation experience, a plus.
This is an ideal position for someone looking for a flexible schedule. These are on-call, as needed positions. Hours worked per week depend on the season and as programs are scheduled. April – June and October - December are the heavier-scheduled months.
Even if you only have one day per week available, if this position interests you please contact us.
To learn more or to apply, email a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to Sheri Leahan, director, at Sheri.Leahan@norlands.org.
FMI: visit www.norlands.org.