Generally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours weekly, including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays for special events
This position was previously posted.
Works collaboratively with managers and supervisors to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive training curriculum that integrates site and divisional training programs
Assures consistently high levels of presentation skills and knowledge of 18th-century Williamsburg throughout the division as well as Products, Hospitality, and other areas of the Foundation
Provides instruction, mentoring, coaching, and counseling to interpreters and to other employees developing training programs
Teaches classes related to specific interpretive content and techniques
Proven ability to create training materials by synthesizing large amounts of material
Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Abilities to (1) teach history and presentation skills using a variety of techniques, (2) organize time and teaching materials effectively, and (3) represent Colonial Williamsburg Foundation before national and international organizations
Demonstrated success as a mentor or coach, or theatrical director
Familiarity with various interpretive techniques, especially narrative (storytelling)
Knowledge of early American history
All of the above generally gained through completion of a bachelor’s degree in American history, English history or a closely related field, three years theatrical directing and acting experience and five years interpretive/living history experience
Highly desirable: Two years supervisory or educational administration experience; detailed knowledge of Virginia history; Experience as an evaluator (giving feedback)