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Historical Society, Wisconsin

Trades Interpreter (LTE, Part time) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00952

County(ies):
Sheboygan
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
ASST GUIDE LTE  20-00952
    Trades Interpreter (LTE, part time)

Type of Employment:
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Pay rate for this role is $10 per hour. This classification is in schedule and range 18-00.
Special Qualifications:
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.
Contact:
Dawn Garcia, HR Assistant-Advanced, 608-264-6670, dawn.garcia@wisconsinhistory.org
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
Open
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

he Wisconsin Historical Society is searching for an enthusiastic and dynamic Trades Interpreter to join our team at our Wade House Historic Site.


The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. At its core, the Society believes that increasing the public's knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit. The Societyís values are to Embrace a Spirit of Service, Engage our Expertise, Spark Enthusiasm, Cultivate Inclusion, Exceed Expectations, and Think Big and Grow with Purpose. Its collections, historic sites and museums, historic preservation office and extensive educational programs are focused on enriching and transforming lives through unparalleled access to history.  WHS believes that increasing the publicís knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit. 


Wade House Historic Site offers a glimpse back to a horse-powered world. Experience what it was like when travelers and horses rested in Greenbush for a time and when life and business in the area bustled as the new town grew and prospered.

Position Summary:   

The Trades Interpreter is responsible for operating the sawmill and blacksmith shop. They are to demonstrate how both shops operate and speak with all guests about the demonstrations. They are skilled and knowledgeable about blacksmithing and using a sawmill and comfortable speaking with groups.


Core functions for this role include:
-Interpret the business of saw milling and the life and work of the Herrling family members as they functioned in the Greenbush community environment of the early 1860s.
-Operate turbine, saw mechanism, and sawmill carriage as guided by the     Operations Manual and Curator of Interpretation.  
-Interpret the business of blacksmithing and the life and work of the village blacksmith as he functioned in the Greenbush community environment of the early 1860s.
-Operate the forge, regulate the fire, and perform forging techniques as guided by the Curator of Interpretation.
-Protect the resources of the Wade House Historic Site, and help ensure the safety of visitors and staff members.
-Support customer service initiatives and programming, including daily and Special Events programming.



Seasonal position.  Schedule may include working regular Saturday and/or Sunday shifts.

Qualifications:   A qualified candidate will have the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and skilled in blacksmithing and use of the sawmill
- Ability to speak with individuals and groups of various ages about demonstrations.

How To Apply:   
To be considered for this position, candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@wisconsinhistory.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Payrate for this position is $10/hour.

 

 
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