The King’s Chapel History Program seeks Historic Site Educators to join our enthusiastic interpretation team as we prepare to reopen our historic chapel for tours. Educators serve as the public face of King’s Chapel, welcoming and engaging visitors and tour groups the historic building each year. Educators engage the public through leading guided tours and educational programs, providing historical information and presentations, and maintaining a friendly, helpful demeanor for all guests. Educators are also responsible for staffing the admissions desk, and communicating policies to visitors. Staff are encouraged to assist in developing or expanding programming under the supervision of the History Program Director. Our interpretation spans over 300 years of history, with an emphasis on themes of faith, freedom, tolerance, and justice.
Programming topics vary from death and burial practices in early America to the complex narrative of religious freedom and tolerance in the United States to King’s Chapel’s place in revolutionary Boston to the role and lasting legacy of the slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the formation of not only King’s Chapel but the nation.
Responsibilities throughout the year include......
Facilitating guided tours and programs, which may include navigating several floors within the chapel.
Interpreting the site’s history through tours, gallery talks, and informal interpretative conversations for our diverse, global visitorship
Using established program content outlines to communicate program themes and objectives, and to meet the age, grade level, and capabilities of students.
Welcoming and greeting visitors and school groups to our historic church
Fostering a positive, safe, and inclusive learning environment for all visitors
Contributing to special projects, including participating in program development and writing for the History Program blog
Supporting engagement with and stewardship of cultural resources
Handling ticketing and merchandise transactions, and encourage visitors to support the historic site through donations
In addition to engaging the public, Educators are responsible for opening and closing the building, handling End-of-Day procedures, and taking appropriate steps to ensure the safety and security of all people and objects within the church.
Qualifications and Desirable Skills:
Applicants should have graduated from or be enrolled in a BA program in History, Archaeology, Religion, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field
Some education or museum experience preferred
Demonstrated interest in history, public history, education, and/or the museum field
Strong public speaking and customer service skills
Applicants must be comfortable engaging in conversations about challenging topics, including, but not limited to, religion and religious history, slavery and race, death and burial practices,
Friendly, positive attitude and a passion for working with the public
Sense of humor and ability to go with the flow
Ability to work on a fast-paced team in a high-energy environment
Knowledge of GoogleSuite and the ability to access and respond to emails
Self-motivated; able to work independently
Cash-handling and retail experience a plus
Conversational skills in a second language a plus
CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications are a plus
Leading programs involves walking and climbing several sets of stairs. Applicants must be able to stand comfortably for extended periods of time, lift 30 pounds, and work within fluctuating temperatures. Please note that King’s Chapel is not air conditioned.
Schedule includes weekdays and weekends. Flexible schedule required with availability during holidays, school vacation weeks, evenings and weekends. Seeking staff available to work 3 days a week, as well as subs with flexibility to cover occasional shifts.
This is a seasonal position with shifts available through mid-November with the possibility of extension through the off-season. Please note that there are limited shifts available during the winter months.
Compensation: $17.50 per hour
How To Apply: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the History Program Director, Marissa Cheifetz, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit your application no later than August 31. Training will take place on-site in downtown Boston.
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