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Andrew Jackson Foundation

Historical Interpreter

Andrew Jackson Foundation

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Job Summary

Do you want to conduct tours at one of the oldest and most visited presidential museums in the United States, for guests from throughout the world? Then this is the job for you!

Foundation Mission:  Preserve The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, create learning opportunities and inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson.

Purpose:  Provide historical interpretation of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s properties, welcoming guests and presenting guided historical tours.

Job Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guided historical tours for a wide range of visitors
  • Assist physically challenged and non-English speaking visitors
  • Provide physical security for the mansion and assist visitors in emergency situations
  • Answer visitor questions relating to Andrew Jackson’s life and legacy, family and properties, and the enslaved African-Americans that worked at the site
  • Participate in the training programs for historical interpreters
  • Comply with established dress and grooming requirements
  • Provide reports as requested

Qualifications

Education/Training:

High school diploma required. Some college preferred.

Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements: 

  • Interest in history
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Courtesy and tact in dealing with the public
  • Ability to interact with all ages, nationalities, and those who are physically challenged
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Employer-subsidized Medical, Dental, Vision coverage options
  • Healthcare Savings Account
  • Employer Paid Live Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K Plan
  • Museum Store Discount
  • Free or Discounted Entry to Local Venues including the Frist Art Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Dollywood and more!

How to Apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Jobs@TheHermitage.com.  Please include the Job Title in the subject line of your email.

Details

  • Date Posted: September 30, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: $14 to $15 per hour
  • Working Hours: 9am to 6pm any day of the week