Conner Prairie is looking for the right candidates to fill three interpretation positions for the 2016 outdoor season.
Conner Prairie is currently accepting applications for part-time interpreters for the 2016 summer season. These positions serve as both the costumed, first-person interpreters in our outdoor experience areas, as well as the third-person interpreters who help guests around the park and in indoor exhibits.
Applicants for these positions should be at least 16 years old. The positions are part-time and offer between 24 and 40 hours per week from late March to October. While ability to work all of those months is preferred, college students or others who cannot work the entire time are still encouraged to apply. Pay is hourly.
Below you’ll find descriptions of the three open positions.
Guest engagement interpreter. These interpreters work either in costume or blue shirts and work out in the park as well as in indoor exhibits. Interpreters strive to learn and master interpretive methods in order to provide engaging experiences to visitors. Applicants should be adaptable, outgoing, positive and respectful. They should be able to work on a team and in an outdoor environment. Interpreters help visitors and talk to them every day, so strong people skills are a must. Working knowledge of the historical time periods that Conner Prairie represents is preferred. More information and application available here: Guest Engagement Interpreter Application.
Guest engagement interpreter, early childhood. Qualifications for early childhood interpreters are in many ways the same as the general guest engagement interpreters. However, this position is meant to appeal to applicants specifically interested in working primarily with children ages 5 to 8 in our indoor exhibits, such as Discovery Station and Create.Connect. There is possibility for crossover, including costumed interpretation, for those in this position. Application and detailed qualifications here: Guest Engagement Interpreter, Early Childhood Application.
Historic trades interpreter (blacksmithing and woodworking): The historic trade interpreters provide visitors of all ages with unique, engaging craft and trade experiences. They will serve as interpreters in Conner Prairie’s 1836 Prairietown, as well as take part in implementation of all craft and trade activities and programs. Frequent weekend and holiday work is required. Previous experience in the trade is desired, and can range from novice to advanced. Additional information and application available here: Historic Trades Interpreter Application.
After applying, qualified applicants will be invited to a group interview during the third week of February. After that, interpreters will be selected, and basic training will take place on Feb. 29 and March 1 and 2.