Senate House State Historic Site Interpreter (part Time)

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Senate House State Historic Site Interpreter (part time)
Salary: $13.57/hour
The Senate House State Historic Site, 296 Fair St., Kingston, NY 12401, is hiring a temporary and seasonal Historic Site Interpreter, with potential for year-round employment, immediately–March 2020. Under the supervision of the Interpretive Program Assistant, the incumbent will greet visitors, sell tickets, and lead guided tours of Senate House; assist with conducting research, educational programs and special events; supervise other museum staff as necessary, and serve as liaison to certain outside organizations. The incumbent will also assist researchers, perform general housekeeping, site security checks, and other general administrative and operational duties as needed including seasonal maintenance tasks. This position includes dressing in 18th century attire. Must be available to work weekends, holidays and occasional evening events.

The first New York State Senate met here, in the simple 17th century stone home of merchant Abraham van Gaasbeek, in the fall of 1777 to form a new state government. New York State acquired the property in 1887 to recognize its role in the formation of New York State and constructed a Museum Building on the site in 1927 to house and display the site’s collection.

Minimum Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. A background and/or coursework in history, museum studies or related fields is strongly preferred but not required. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a friendly demeanor, effective public presentation skills and the ability to work well with the public. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred. Must have a valid New York State driver’s license.

Benefits: Option for health insurance and to join State Retirement System and CSEA union.

To Apply: Complete and submit a NYS OPRHP employment application (available in the site office or online at along with your resume and cover letter, including three work references to: Deana Preston, Senate House State Historic Site, 296 Fair St., Kingston NY 12401 or e-mail at
Application Deadline: 7/10/19

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at Senate House State Historic Site is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

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