Accokeek Foundation

Job Title: 
Manager of National Colonial Farm 

Description:  
The Accokeek Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization involved in land stewardship, historical preservation and sustainable agriculture, seeks a Manager for the National Colonial Farm.

Reports to: Director of Programs and Visitor Engagement

OVERVIEW OF POSITION
The Manager of the National Colonial Farm cares for the historical and agricultural resources of the National Colonial Farm and provides guidance and leadership in how those resources are interpreted to the public through public events, daily interpretation, and school programs. Another important part of the role is to provide historic expertise and knowledge of environmental sustainability as a backbone for interpretive programs.

To Apply: 
Email: cover letter and resume to: info@accokeek.org, with “Manager of National Colonial Farm” in the subject line by September 12, 2014.

View full job description at www.accokeek.org

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 12, 2014

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First State Heritage Park 
Job Title: 

Historical Interpreter

Description:
Historical Interpreter

Salary: $11.25 per hour

SUMMARY: Creative, motivated person needed to work year round as an historical interpreter at First State Heritage Park in Dover. This is a part-time/year-round position which may vary from 15-30 hours per week. Saturday work may be necessary as well as occasional evenings & holidays.

The State of Delaware is AA/EOE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong interest in history required. Some background or college coursework in American history preferred.
• Excellent customer service skills in welcoming visitors of all ages to the park.
• Ability to present accurate historical material in an engaging way.
• Ability and willingness to learn a significant amount of historical material essential.
• Public speaking experience and ability to communicate effectively to all age groups necessary.
• A willingness to develop acting skills required; some theatrical experience helpful.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Ability to lift 40 lbs. is necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Conduct tours of Delaware’s capitol building – Legislative Hall.
• Conduct a variety of historical walking tours in period clothing.
• Provide historical interpretation at the John Bell House on The Green.
• Conduct school tours and programs for kindergarten through college-age groups.
• Participate in historical theater presentations and evening lantern tours.
• Assist with various tasks to enhance and promote the park.
• Willing to work Saturdays, occasional evenings & some holidays.

BENEFITS: This is a seasonal position without traditional benefits. Direct Deposit of paychecks will be required as a condition of employment for new employees.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application to:

Sarah Zimmerman
First State Heritage Park
102 S. State Street
Dover DE 19901
sarah.zimmerman@state.de.us

Note: Applications can be obtained on-line at: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Documents/Application_Seasonal.pdf

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No telephone calls please.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 22, 2014

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