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Historical Interpreter

Job Description:

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid is seeking a historical interpreter to help share the history and culture of northwestern Oklahoma to the public. Whether the audience is a third-grade field trip or the general public over social media, a successful candidate will be an effective communicator and storyteller in a variety of settings. This position assists in the development of educational programs on Oklahoma history and the presentation of these programs to the public. This includes conducting tours at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, providing information about the history of northwestern Oklahoma, and performing other related tasks such as recruiting and supervising volunteers and staff, greeting visitors, and assisting in operating the visitor services desk.

Basic Functions:

The specific tasks within this job will vary, but may include the following:

– Conducts tours of museum and living history village for visitors; schedules programs and group tours.
– Conducts historical research to develop programs.
– Develops curriculum for public school use.
– Portrays historical characters including developing appropriate costuming and dialogue; coordinates the presentation of special events portraying people and events of the past.
– Recruits, trains, schedules and supervises staff and volunteers; responds to requests for information.
– Greets the public and assists in the gift shop operation; assists in the selection of appropriate educational merchandise for the gift shops.
– Manages the various social media accounts, creating interesting and engaging history-based content.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position include knowledge of the preparation of informational material; of Oklahoma history; of principles of living history; of appropriate costuming styles. Ability is required to train; to establish and maintain working relationships with others; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to perform historical research.

Education and experience requirements for this position consist of a bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, elementary education or a closely related field and one year of experience as an interpreter/educator or curator in a museum or historic site or teaching in the fields of history, anthropology, archaeology or elementary education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary:

The salary will be commensurate with education and experience, falling in a range of $25,000 to $35,000 annual salary. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a part of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and operates through a partnership with the Cherokees Strip Regional Heritage Center, Inc. This position is funded by the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Inc.

To apply, submit below, or email cover letter and resume to jkrumwiede@okhistory.org.

Position open until filled.

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