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Historical Interpreter [Delaware Seashore State Park]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 15, 1973 in job announcements |

Delaware Seashore State Park is seeking a creative and motivated person to help
manage interpretive programs at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.
Schedule is as follows: Part time schedule for May – September is 30+ hours per
week including some weekend and evening hours. October – April is 20+ hours per
week including weekend and evening hours.
Start Date: May 2013
Pay rate: $9.75 – $10.75/hour for qualified candidates.
This position has a flexible schedule that will include weekday, evenings, mandatory
weekend hours and does not provide benefits such as vacation, sick leave,
medical/dental insurance, or overtime pay.
*The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer*
Responsibilities:
• Research, develop, schedule, and present interpretive programs involving the Indian
River Life-Saving Station Museum and local maritime history
• Promote park programs by writing press releases and articles for the monthly email
newsletter
• Assist and/or lead environmental education programs when needed
• Assist with training & scheduling of other educators & volunteers
• Organize, schedule, and present school group and scout programs
• Assist with gift shop and park office permit sales
Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree (or working towards) in History, Museum Studies, or related field
• Minimum 1 year experience presenting interpretive programs
• Must be willing to work weekends and 1-2 nights per week
• Excellent written and oral communication skills• Excellent customer service skills in a fast-paced environment
• Must have valid driver’s license with less than 6 points & be in good physical health
Preferred
• Experience with Past Perfect or other museum database software
• Knowledge of coastal ecology and the mid-Atlantic region
• Experience in marketing, advertising, or journalism
• NAI Certified Interpretive Guide or teaching experience
• Current First Aid/CPR certification
CLOSING DATE: when filled
To be considered for this position:
Please send by email, mail or FAX cover letter, resume (including 2-3 references), and
completed DE State Parks seasonal employment application to -
Laura Baldwin, Interpretive Site Manager
Delaware Seashore State Park
Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum
25039 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Telephone: 302-227-6991
FAX: 302-227-6438
Email: laura.baldwin@state.de.us
The DE State Parks seasonal employment application is available to pick up in person
at any Delaware State Park office or you can print it out on-line at
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Pages/Employment.aspx .

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