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Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN - Historic Trades Specialist - Blacksmith and/or Carpenter

  • 18 Aug 2023 12:29 PM
    Message # 13242760

    The complete job description and application is here.

    Principal Function: The Historic Trades Interpreter - Blacksmith and/or Carpenter- is responsible for providing engaging demonstrations in one of the following shops: Carpenter and/or Blacksmith. The interpreter is responsible for interacting with guests using first person interpretation while using historically appropriate terminology, tools and techniques. Under the direction of the Manager of Historic Trades or the senior Interpreter for the given shop, items will be made for sale for Conner Prairies retail store as well as reproduction items used on the historic grounds. Depending on experience, the position will also be responsible for developing and teaching classes in their area of specialty in our modern shops.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

    1. Possesses and can demonstrate woodworking and/or blacksmithing techniques in a first-person interpretive setting.
    2. Engages guests in a friendly, energetic, approachable manner, effectively using Opening Doors interpretive techniques.
    3. Keep a safe and inviting workspace for guests and other staff members.
    4. Understanding of techniques in specific trade specialty.
    5. Communicates effectively both oral and written.
    6. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as needed. Work in multiple posts/positions as needed.
    7. Possesses basic computer skills to include Microsoft Word and time and attendance tracking.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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