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Historical Interpreter - Rehoboth Beach, DE

04 Sep 2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous

Delaware Seashore State Park is seeking a creative and motivated person to help research and develop interpretive programs at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. 

This position is a year-round position and will consist of 37.5 hours/week, from March through November, and 29.5 hours/week December - February. Start date is negotiable.

Pay rate: $11.25-$12.25/hour for qualified candidates.

This position has a flexible schedule that will include weekdays, evenings, mandatory weekend hours and does not provide benefits such as vacation, sick leave, medical/dental insurance, or overtime pay.  


  • ·         Research, develop, schedule, and present interpretive programs involving the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum and local maritime history
  • ·         Develop promotional materials such as fliers, signs, brochures, and e-newsletters
  • ·         Keep Indian River Life-Saving Station social media outlets active and engaging
  • ·         Help maintain museum collections, exhibits, and assist with site maintenance
  • ·         Continue ongoing archival research on the history of the Life-Saving Service in Delaware
  • ·         Assist with training & scheduling of other educators & volunteers
  • ·         Organize, schedule, and present school group and scout programs
  • ·         Assist with environmental education programs and special events
  • ·         Assist with gift shop and park permit sales on an as-needed basis



  • ·         Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing a degree) in History, Museum Studies, or related field
  • ·         Minimum 1 year experience presenting interpretive programs
  • ·         Must be willing to work weekends and 1-2 nights per week
  • ·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • ·         Exceptional organizational skills
  • ·         Excellent customer service skills in a fast-paced environment
  • ·         Must have valid driver’s license with less than 6 points & be in good physical health


  • ·         Experience with Past Perfect or other museum database software
  • ·         NAI Certified Interpretive Guide or teaching experience
  • ·         Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • ·         Experience researching genealogical records

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