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Evening Interpreter C - Haunted Storyteller

Company: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

To teach 18th century history in a fun and immersive way to diverse audiences using a variety of techniques and educational themes; to provide exceptional guest experiences. Use the art and tradition of oral storytelling to inspire and entertain our guests.

Work To Be Performed:

Teach 18th century history by:

  • Interpreting 18th century Williamsburg and Virginia history
  • Using a variety of presentation techniques to meet the needs of diverse audiences
  • Interpreting, participating in, and supporting a variety of seasonal and special events
  • Engaging in program preparation, rehearsal, public performance and/or interpretation as assigned
  • Successfully performing the work assignment as prepared by Programmatic Personnel in accordance with the approved standards for the particular presentation and site. The employee will not alter, or cause to be altered, the approved set up arrangement including blocking, scripting, and general program.

Provide exceptional guest experiences by:

  • Modeling the organizational values of stewardship, friendly customer service, hospitality and respect for all staff members and guests
  • Managing guest/employee service
  • Orienting visitors
  • Maintaining a caring attitude guided by integrity, truthfulness, professionalism, courtesy and respect for all individuals

Work collaboratively to achieve the mission of Colonial Williamsburg by:

  • Modeling the organization's personal/professional standards and expectations
  • Participating as an active member of a team

Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Competencies usually acquired through completion of 4 years of college or 2-4 years' experience in storytelling, character interpretation, theatre, music, dance, or related field, OR any combination of education and experience that fulfill the responsibilities of the job AND completion of established Foundation, Division, and Department training requirements.
  • Storytelling and/or Performing Arts experience is required
  • General knowledge of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation policies and procedures; familiarity with physical layout of Historic Area and interior of exhibition buildings.
  • Interviews, clearings and or auditions are required for some positions.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including week nights, holidays, and weekends. Must be able to provide annual availability that includes a minimum of 2 evenings per week on a regular basis and up to 4 evenings per week during periods of peak demand, when required.
  • Must have good overall attendance, work ethic, and attitude to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather including rain, snow, wind, heat, humidity, and storms, and to come in daily contact with allergens, including pollen and dust

Keywords: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Newport News , Evening Interpreter C - Haunted Storyteller, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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