Historical Site Interpreter

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About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites:

The mission of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is to serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things. Our vision is to be the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally and globally. We value inclusion, integrity, stewardship and transparency.



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

About the Job:

As the Historical Site Interpreter at Whitewater Canal 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 We're Looking For:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalancy) and at least one (1) year of experience.

What You'll Need For Success:
  • 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

Salary Range
$37,000.00 - 76,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Metamora, IN 47030, US