City of Colorado Springs HOURLY - Historical Interpreter - Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description / Position Overview

This is an hourly (at-will) position with benefits limited to those required by applicable state and federal laws, which include Worker's Compensation, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and PERA (Public Employees' Retirement Association).

Anticipated dates of employment are from the end of May through mid-August. Opportunities to work additional hours at special events from September through December may be available. Normal work schedule is Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Total hours worked will not exceed 1,500 annually.

Historical Interpreter - Rock Ledge Ranch

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services seeks a Historical Interpreter to work at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.

Essential Functions

  • Interpret Pikes Peak regional history, explaining the lives of the people who lived and worked at Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Enthusiastically initiate conversations with visitors of varied ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds; continue those conversations to tell the story of the Pikes Peak region in a compelling and thought provoking way that encourages guest interaction
  • Conduct hands-on historical and educational activities for visitors
  • Supervise adult and junior volunteers
  • Perform basic housekeeping in the historic areas
  • Demonstrate traditional cooking methods and recipes Examples of Job Competencies

  • Knowledge of Pikes Peak area and United States history

  • Skilled in traditional cooking and crafts
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Ability to facilitate discussions of sensitive topics
  • Good organizational and time-keeping skills Successful candidate will:

  • Be at least 15 years of age

  • Have education or experience in history, agriculture, education, or other related field Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Experience as an interpreter at a historic site or nature center

  • Public speaking experience with large and small groups
  • Experience with traditional arts, crafts, and culture
  • Experience working with children Additional Information

This position requires interpersonal and collaborative skills, a high level of flexibility, diplomacy, and willingness to learn.

Physical Demands:Willingness to wear time period clothing during work hours; and the ability to occasionally lift 35 pounds and stand, stoop, climb, bend, and/or walk for extended periods.

Environmental Conditions:Outside in all weather conditions.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: $10.20 - $11.00 Hourly

Location: Recreation and Cultural Services - City of Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type: Hourly

Department: Parks, Rec & Cultural Svc

Job Number: 12748

Closing: 4/30/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: City of Colorado Springs

Address: 30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 301 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903

Phone: 719-385-5456 719-385-5456