Organization: Slater Mill Museum
]Start Date: 5/1/12
]The Slater Mill is an AAM accredited National Historic Landmark that preserves, interprets and researches the birthplace of Industrialization in America for the benefit of all.
Interpretive staff welcome visitors and present the programs and services the museum offers to the public. Interpreters play an integral role at Slater Mill by providing high quality, relevant experiences designed to educate, entertain and inspire. As representatives of the Slater Mill, interpreters provide the best possible customer service to the visiting public.
Interpreters conduct programs including guided tours, outreach programs, and demonstrations for visitors of all ages. They assist in other activities such as site rentals, exhibit openings, festivals and fundraising events. Interpreters also participate actively in staff training programs in order to expand and strengthen their interpretive skills.
Interpreters provide accurate information relevant to the major themes of the site’s history and conduct demonstrations that include flax processing, spinning, weaving, and operate various machine tools and textile machines. Interpreters help ensure the safety of the visiting public and assist in providing security on museum grounds.
While on duty, interpreters wear costumes representing early 19th century dress. Interpreters are occasionally required to stand and speak for extended periods of time. Interpretive staff should be available to work weekdays and weekends. The position of interpreter is part time and hours of work are seasonal, based on the museum’s hours of operation.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “interpretive guide position” or by mail to: Old Slater Mill Association, Attn: Curation Department, P.O.Box 696, Pawtucket, RI 02860.