The Land Between The Lakes Association invites applications for the position of Historic Interpreter – Male Role at the Homeplace. The Land Between The Lakes Association, dba “Friends of LBL”, is a private, nonprofit (501-c-3) partner to the USDA Forest Service at the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The position is managed by our main office at 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY. This position IS NOT a federal job.
Duties performed in this position include, but are not limited to: The incumbent of this full-time position primarily functions as a living history interpreter on an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures. He conducts programs which may include guided walks, demonstrations, environmental education activities, illustrated talks, roving interpretation, or first-person portrayals. He personally demonstrates the farm chores necessary including planting crops, managing horses, oxen, sheep, harvesting crops, period woodworking, other farm related work. Work involves special events for general public and organized groups. He serves as a host to visitors, carrying out a variety of duties related to sharing necessary information with the visitor to LBL. He should possess a helper spirit to support the extended staff of the HP in its efforts to serve the public. This helper spirit will be marked by a cordial, cooperative, and professional relationship between them and co-workers, supervisors, and the public. The successful candidate must be available for varied schedule with weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, be team-oriented, and quality customer service driven. He should demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing using Standard English grammar and writing styles. He should possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. He should demonstrate reliable attendance and punctuality regarding work schedules and assigned work. He should demonstrate the ability to support multiple tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
Applicant possessing 4-year college degree and some related experience preferred. Applicant possessing National Association for Interpretation credential Certified Interpretive Guide or Certified Heritage Interpreter desired. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of generally accepted Interpretation techniques, and positive customer service techniques.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. While performing this job the incumbent must be able to regularly stand for long periods of time in the native out of doors environment with high levels of temperature and humidity while in period specific clothing … must be able to respond to both spoken word and respond to animal cues from horses, oxen, chickens, ducks, and other period animals … must be able to use hands to handle or feel texture.
Individuals in this position are subject to a Criminal Conviction Record check upon hire and every other year thereafter.
This position is an hourly employee with wages commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How To Apply
Send (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Current Resume’ and (3) a minimum of three (3) work references to:
Male Role Interpreter Search, Land Between The Lakes Association, 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211. To apply by email, send the above material to email@example.com and indicate “Male Role Interpreter Search” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this position.
Applications must be in our office no later than close of business July 15, 2012.
Land Between The Lakes Association is an Equal Opportunity employer.