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Interpreter Position

  • December 03, 2019 1:54 PM
    Message # 8167732

    December 3, 2019


    P.O. Box 308, Staatsburg NY 12580
    Phone: (845) 889-8851

    Staatsburgh State Historic Site is an 1895 mansion on the Hudson River.  It was the home of Society hostess Ruth Livingston Mills and her husband, financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills.  With its opulent original furnishings, Staatsburgh is a time-capsule of the Gilded Age.

    TITLE (Temporary/Seasonal) - Park & Recreation Aide 3 – Tour Guide / Historic Interpreter

    $11.10/hr., 24 hrs./week (includes weekends & holidays); occasional additional hours.


    Under the general supervision of higher-level personnel, the PRA3 will give public tours and programs, including costumed interpretation; assist at reception desk, including operating a cash register; assist with special events and education programs; assist with mailings and publicity; assist with maintenance and housekeeping tasks as needed.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Must have very good communication skills and very good skills at working with the public. Excellent customer service skills essential.  Must be able to organize information about the history of the site and its collections and convey them effectively and engagingly to diverse audiences.  Must be able to combine the ability to work independently with being a good team player.  Must be punctual, dependable and flexible.  Must have (or be able to quickly acquire) basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

    Schedule: Thursday – Sunday, 10:30am to 5:00pm; holidays as assigned; evening hours on approximately 4 dates per year; additional hours in the holiday season.

    To Apply: Complete a NY State OPRHP Employment Application (available in all park offices or online at http://nysparks.com/employment/park-employment.aspx, including three (3) work references with contact name, name of business and phone number.  Include a resume.

    Submit application to donald.fraser@parks.ny.gov  Please put PRA 3 in the subject line.

    “Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.”

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is

    an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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