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Historical Site Interpreter

Date Posted:  Jan 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  299881

Nashville, IN, US, 47448

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About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites:

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, including a central museum based in Indianapolis. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places, and things. Through the museum and its 11 historic sites, visitors are able to engage with the past and connect it to the present, carrying their newfound knowledge and experiences with them long after their visits end.



This position typically hires at a rate of $13.21/hour.

About the Job:

As the Historical Site Interpreter at T.C. Steele State Historic Site, you will primarily be responsible for guided tours around the historic site.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Responsible for interpreting all aspects of the site including but not limited to the following duties:
    • Guided tours
    • Educational and Public Programming assistance
    • Special events
    • Gift shop sales


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need For Success:

  • High school diploma or HSE (High School Equivelancy) with at least one (1) year of experience
  • Must have excellent people skills, be comfortable interacting with large groups of people and children, and display a love of history
  • Ability to learn facts and retain information
  • Must have or be willing to acquire knowledge of site and surrounding area
  • Must be organized and responsible
  • Must be able to work unsupervised as necessary
  • Must be able to operate cash registers and handle money
  • Weekends and some evening hours required

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

What You'll Get in Return:

This is an Intermittent position and does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis