All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
TITLE: Historical Interpreter (classified – 2 positions)
SALARY: $27,004 with state benefits
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is now hiring full time in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created Paspahegh Town. In this position, you will educate and inspire children and adults to learn about the 17th-century Powhatan Indians, their lives, their culture and their traditions. As a living-history museum, our goal is to make history fun and exciting for all of our visitors guests, while teaching the history of early Virginia.
TO QUALIFY: The ideal person for this role will have prior experience in teaching or historical interpretation and has worked extensively with the public. This candidate must be familiar with various methods of teaching and the basics of how people learn. This position uses this knowledge, to teach and inspire our guests of all ages through the demonstration of 16th- and 17th-century history and life.
- A love of history and a passion for teaching.
- Knowledge of 16th- and 17th-century history of all three Virginia cultures, including the American Indians, the English colonists, and the first recorded Africans in 1619, and a willingness to learn even more.
- Prior experience teaching or performing historical demonstration.
- Ability and desire to work outdoors in all times of weather including wind, rain, extreme heat and cold.
- This position is a costumed position and must adhere to all policies related to the accurate portrayal of 17th-century life.
- Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 25 pounds.
- Must be willing and able to work all shifts including mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends, including Sundays and Holidays.
- Must have excellent communication and customer service skills and be flexible to handle whatever the day may bring.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS DESIRED:
- Coaching, leading and mentoring skills.
- Ability to assume leadership position if needed.
- Degree in history, education, communication or museum studies or equivalent experience.
The Jamestown Yorktown Foundation is committed creating and maintaining a culture of diversity, inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all persons regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religion or sexual orientation through fair and equal employment for all.
TO APPLY: You must fully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. For more information and to apply, visit jobs.virginia.gov. Applications must be received by closing date of January 17, 2021.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. The applicant must certify that they have never been convicted of a violation included in VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he/she has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he/she has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.” In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff. Foundation staff must also be eligible to work in the United States which is verified by using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
TITLE: Visitor Services MPA-C (Sr. Wage – 2 positions) – Maximum 1,500 hours
SALARY: $10.78 per hour
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking two qualified individuals to work part-time hours supporting the Visitor Services Manager and Senior Technicians in the daily operations of the Visitor Services department at two living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which are open 363 days per year.
These positions are responsible for providing superior quality customer service while processing ticket sales for individual visitors and groups along with providing general information about the museum exhibits and area attractions. Additionally, these positions are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, to include completing department specific opening/closing procedures, developing daily staffing rotations, submitting daily financial reports, preparing nightly deposits, and providing daily leadership for staff. Frequent weekend & holiday work is required and monthly schedules are posted well in advance. These positions will work up to 1,500 hours over a 12-month period beginning May 1 through April 30. No state benefits are provided.
TO QUALIFY: Applicant must possess excellent communication and customer service skills, experience in cash handling and high-volume sales, basic computer skills and a willingness to learn quickly on-the-job. Experience with a computerized point-of-sale system and leadership skills, including the ability to train and motivate staff, are preferred. A driver’s license and the ability to work a flexible weekly schedule are required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE NOTE: All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. All volunteers of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism. These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.” In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available for inspection upon request.” Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
TO APPLY: A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history and education, must be submitted online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2021. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA
Benefits available for full-time employees can be reviewed on the Department of Human Resource Management’s benefit page at: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits. You must complete an online application for employment consideration at the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
If you have further questions, you may contact Barbra Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on benefits from the Commonwealth of Virginia, visit the Department of Human Resource Management.
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Hiring Guidelines
- The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin or disability (Civil Rights Act, 1964 and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990).
- Job applicants are screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application, which doesn’t include any candidate-related references to potential discriminatory factors. A background and E-Verify checks are required.
- Third-person interpretive practices (not actors) are used in interpretive areas. The Jamsetown-Yorktown Foundation hires persons who can effectively share the important stories of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.