Museum Interpreter

Job Description:  
The Siouxland Heritage Museums invite applications for Museum Interpreter to perform a variety of functions related to providing service and assistance to patrons and Museum support staff. Responsibilities of the Museum Interpreter include receiving the public and providing information about museum exhibits and programs, directing telephone, mail, and personal communication and inquiries to appropriate staff, and performing a variety of clerical tasks.

Greet the public, answer questions, and provide information about museum exhibits and restoration interpretation by curators to patrons. Direct telephone, mail, and personal communication and inquiries to appropriate staff members. Maintain records for all activities on daily, monthly, and annual basis including tours, special events, and meetings. Perform a variety of building and exhibits security functions including monitoring galleries and halls, opening and locking the building, setting alarms, observing cameras, and relaying messages and alerts. Perform a variety of clerical tasks. Prepare correspondence. File and maintaining mailing lists. Maintain the volunteer database. Prepare mailings. Maintain and compile records. Update calendars. Make and collate copies. Research history for exhibits, tours, and informational literature. Assist with giving tours of the museum and conducting public programs. Assist with events and museum store operations.

High school diploma or GED and one year of general office or public contact work. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of valid drivers license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Well-developed written skills. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. Skill in typing accurately with reasonable speed. Ability to make routine mathematical computations. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.
Bachelors degree in history or related field. Research experience. Experience working in a historic home and in a public setting involving significant customer interaction. Experience in public speaking and customer service.
Job Location:  
Sioux Falls SD
Salary Range:  
$14.98 - $16.14/Hour
Application Procedure:  
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-4337
Application Deadline:  

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