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Job Opening: Schooner Interpreter

Job TitleSchooner Interpreter
Reports ToDirector of Programs & Visitor Experience
Employment DatesSeasonal, starting mid-May thru mid-October: 24 hours/week, flexible schedule with some weekend time
StatusNon-Exempt
Salary Range$16/hour

Job Purpose

The Schooner Interpreter is responsible for regular tours of the replica canal schooner, Lois McClure. The position reports to the Director of Programs & Visitor Experience and works collaboratively with the Schooner Maintenance Coordinator, Director of Maritime Programs, and the team of program volunteers to provide a welcoming, safe, and engaging experience for visitors. We are looking for a motivated, reliable and engaged candidate and with strong skills working with a wide range of audiences. The Museum can provide training materials and background information for candidates new to canal history.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interprets the Schooner for the public 
  • Regularly interacting with visitors to provide accessible, inclusive, and engaging interpretation for a wide range of audiences 
  • Creates tours covering the history of canal schooners on Lake Champlain as well as the building process of the replica boat 
  • Maintain a safe and welcoming environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff 
  • Collaborates with volunteers during tours  
  • Perform regular, basic safety checks on the schooner 

Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

  • Interest and enthusiasm for engaging with the public and developing connections between historical objects and the public 
  • Passion for maritime and Lake Champlain history  
  • Strong interpersonal and team collaboration skills  
  • Dedication towards inclusive and accessible interpretation  
  • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future 

Working Conditions

This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

Application Deadline

May 15, 2022 or until position is filled

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resumé to info@lcmm.org with the subject line “Schooner Interpreter.”