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Job Opening: Historic House Interpreter

Posted: June 6, 2022

Historic Charleston Foundation is seeking additional Historic House Interpreters for both House Museums: the 1820s Aiken-Rhett House Museum and the 1808 Nathaniel Russell House Museum. Please see job description, below, and send applicable information to the Foundation’s Accounting & HR Coordinator, Laurie Ouellette, [email protected].

The Museum Interpreter’s objective is to fulfill the educational mission of Historic Charleston Foundation by interpreting Charleston’s history to visitors at the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House Museums.  It is the Museum Interpreter’s responsibility to provide excellent customer service, ensure the safety and comfort of visitors, and, at the Russell House, to conduct tours of the sites and enlighten visitors about the architecture, the collection and the people who lived and worked at each site.

Essential Job Functions

Position Duties

All members of the staff of Historic Charleston Foundation are called on, from time to time, to support cooperative Foundation programs that are held after normal working hours and on weekends and to assist with projects that may lie outside their primary areas of responsibility.

Education & Experience Requirements

Time Requirements

With the exception of a few holidays, the museum operates 7 days per week.  The Museum Interpreter is scheduled to accommodate management and visitor needs.  The Museum Interpreter is a part-time time employee.  There is no guarantee of hours or scheduling.  Hours worked at all Historic Charleston Foundation locations combined during a one-week period may not exceed 25.

Work Environment

The Museum Interpreter must have the ability to work in an environment where the following conditions exist:

Please reach out to Laurie Ouellette with any questions or concerns at [email protected].

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