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Weekend Museum Interpreter –Philipse Manor State Historic Site

  • May 24, 2024 11:57 AM
    Message # 13361432
    Megan Eves (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE: Weekend Museum Interpreter

    INSTITUTION: Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

    JOB LOCATION: Yonkers, New York 

    INSTITUTION WEBSITE: www.philipsemanorhall.com


    About the Institution

    Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is one of the oldest buildings in New York. For nearly 350 years, Philipse Manor Hall has sat at the confluence of the Saw Mill and Hudson Rivers as Yonkers grew out of the vast landholdings of the Philipse family. In 2022, the historic site reopened after undergoing extensive renovations and the installation of a new permanent exhibit, Our Whole History.
    Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site explores the conflicting interests between the local Lunaape Munsee Native Americans, European Colonizers, and enslaved individuals of African descent.

    Job Description: 

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conducting daily historically-themed tours of the exhibit at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. Tours are about 60 minutes in length.
    • Leading outdoor walking tours of downtown Yonkers when scheduled.
    • Delivering visitor-first service in a professional and friendly manner.
    • Navigating visitor questions and concerns skillfully with a variety of visitors under a variety of circumstances.
    • Providing assistance with set up, take down, and operation of public events.
    • Helping to maintain the cleanliness of the grounds and facilities and reporting damages or concerns.
    • Assisting with other projects and duties as assigned.

    OPERATIONAL NEEDS:
    • College coursework and/or a background in public speaking or working at historic sites, museums, and other related fields is preferred, but not required.
    • Must enjoy meeting and interacting with other people, including the general public, staff, senior citizens, teachers, and children.
    • Seeking candidates that are personable, outgoing, enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and responsible.
    • Must be able to learn new material rapidly and be willing to discuss openly and honestly subject material that may be difficult or sensitive.
    • Must be able to work independently, as a team, or under the supervision of higher-level staff.
    • Ability to speak comfortably before groups of people.
    • Must be able to lift or move up to 40lbs.
    • Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend, lift, and set up/take down displays and fixtures.
    • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.
    • Must be able to work Saturdays, Sundays, and, on occasion, evenings for special events.
    • Bi-lingual applicants preferred but not required.

    This Position is: In-Person

    Position Type: Part-Time

    Salary range: $16,600 - $24,900

    Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Contribution to Retirement Plan

    How to Apply: Please fill out an employee Application form at https://parks.ny.gov/documents/employment/FillableUpdatedParksEmployeeApplicationS1000Part1Taconic.pdf  and forward your application and resume, if available, to Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701 or e-mail to philipsemanorhall@parks.ny.gov 

    Job Closing Date: 6/17/2024

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