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Living History Intepreter - Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK

  • 29 Mar 2024 1:46 PM
    Message # 13336552

    Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, Oklahoma - Living History Interpreter

    How to Apply: Send Cover Letter and resume to Ian Swart at

    Application Deadline: May 10, 2024

    The Living History Interpreter plays the key role in the interactive “Coffee’s Station” Red River Trading Post exhibit on the museum grounds.


    • ·         First- and/or third-person portrayal of “Holland Coffee,” trading post proprietor, c. 1835
    • ·         Inventory, reset, and supply public areas of the Trading Post
    • ·         Develop topical educational programs for primary and secondary students utilizing “Oklahoma Academic Standards” (OAS)
    • ·         Manage scheduling of school groups for Trading Post tours; coordinate with Educator for museum-wide tours
    • ·         Provide off-site outreach (per request) in the form of trunk show, or other topical presentation, to primary and secondary schools
    • ·         Utilize volunteers, interns, or docents to achieve goals
    • ·         Utilize approved social media platforms for audience engagement
    • ·         Assist with Depot, Agricultural Exhibits, and Schoolhouse public access

    Qualifications / Skills

    • ·         Undergraduate degree (minimum) in related field
    • ·         Living History experience strongly preferred
    • ·         Must maintain professional and ethical standards
    • ·         Must value diversity, inclusion, and equality, with regard to historical themes
    • ·         Strong storytelling and communication skills
    • ·         Ability to research various topics
    • ·         Ability to work independently or collaboratively
    • ·         Ability to work with diverse and multi-generational audience and staff
    • ·         Must operate a workstation computer, business telephone, and typical office equipment

    Schedule, compensation, benefits

    • ·         Five-day, forty-hour workweek, with occasional evening or weekend hours, or out-of-town travel
    • ·         Salary range begins at $37,000 annually
    • ·         Employer-provided medical, dental, life insurance; retirement plan

    Work environment and physical demands

    • ·         The employee works year-round, mainly in a replica 19th century historical structure.
    • ·         Active-season workdays are Tuesday through Saturday. The noise level may vary from quiet to loud, with situations characteristic of school-age children being common.
    • ·         The employee must be able to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods; reach with hands and arms; and routinely lift up to 25 pounds (occasionally more).
    • ·         Hearing and visual acuity, and the ability to speak interactively, are needed.

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