Educator/Interpreter | Castroville, TX

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Educator/Interpreter (Program Specialist II)  – Castroville, TX

Texas Historical Commission

Salary: $3,294.00 - $3,544.00/Monthly

Job Posting Number: 21-1100-54

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JOB OBJECTIVE:  Under the supervision of the Site Manager, this position performs moderately complex intellectual growth services and basic technical assistance work for the Landmark Inn State Historic Site of the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Work involves planning, developing, and implementing a full range of interpretive, educational, and outreach programs and events intended to promote the site’s history, increase visitation, and encourage stakeholder participation. Work under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.



  1. Provide or arrange for weekly programs, occasional events, webinars, school programs, and on-demand tours.
  2. Build from successful foodways, music, lifeways, and other in-progress education initiatives.
  3. Improve and modify existing programs, events, and exhibits as required online and/or at the site.
  4. Research, develop, and deliver new interpretive programs.
  5. Perform research related to the site’s collections, exhibits, and cultural/natural resources as needed.
  6. Monitor and review programs for policy compliance and adherence to site goals.
  7. Assist with guest services including cash handling, museum retail sales, phone calls, and visitor interactions.
  8. Conduct outreach programs both on and off site for diverse audiences.
  9. Speak to public and private groups to promote interest in the site.
  10. Write articles for newspapers, newsletters and publications, print or electronic, for all audiences.
  11. Assist in site marketing efforts by creating advertisements, print materials, and website/social media posts to promote programs and special events.
  12. Coordinate program and intern volunteer recruitment, training, supervision, recognition, and scheduling.
  13. Prepare reports and maintain records.
  14. Assist with maintenance and housekeeping, as needed.
  15. May train others.
  16. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  17. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.



  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

·        Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in history, public history, museum studies or closely related field;

·        Minimum one year work experience in at least two of the following areas:  (1) cultural resource interpretation at a historic site, museum, or similar facility; (2) researching, developing, and implementing public interpretive programs or events; (3) researching and writing for publication in a related field listed above;

·        Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and ability to drive a state vehicle; and

·        Required to travel up to 15% of the work period.



·        Master’s degree in history, public history, museum studies or closely related field; and/or

·        Certification from the National Association for Interpretation.



Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.


ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: The workplace setting is a historic site, in an office and in outdoor settings where there is exposure to extreme temperatures, weather, dust, insects and pollution. This employee typically works 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, but may work additional hours including during holidays. Required to respond to emergency situations. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able work extended periods at a computer. Occasional travel with an overnight stay.


REMARKS (Application procedures, Special requirements):  State of Texas application must be submitted through the CAPPS website. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.