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Andrew Jackson Foundation

Historical Interpreter

Andrew Jackson Foundation

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Job Summary

The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson.

Purpose:  Provide historical interpretation of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s properties.

Job Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures; provide guided historical tours to visitors and answer questions; assist non-English speaking visitors; provide physical security for mansion and visitors; comply with dress and grooming requirements listed in interpreter manual; meet acceptable levels of knowledge of training materials; attend required training sessions; incorporate new interpretive information as required in tours; provide reports in a timely manner.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:  Participate in training activities; assist visitors in emergency situations; interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner; cross train with Guest Services staff; ensure safety of staff and visitors by looking for and reporting all safety concerns to a member of Security or the Safety Committee.

Qualifications

Education/Training: Some college preferred.

Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:  An interest in history; good use of English language; courtesy and tact in dealing with the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal, customer and staff friendly; must be able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically challenged; present a professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality.

Physical Requirements:  Must be able to stand for long periods of time; climb stairs; work outside and in un-air-conditioned buildings.

Additional Information

Benefits

No benefits offered as a part-time employee.

How to Apply

To apply please send resume and cover letter to bgilley@thehermitage.com

Details

  • Date Posted: June 21, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Working Hours: Variable