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Interpretive Programs Assnt

Grade 17

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  1. Interpretive Programs Assnt

    Grade 17

  2. Interpretive Programs Coord

    Grade 21

Summary of Job Description

As an Interpretive Programs Assistant, you would develop and administer comprehensive interpretive programs and supervise subordinate staff and volunteers associated with a state historic site or a state historic park within New York State. You would conduct research and develop and implement seminars, workshops, guided tours, audio visual and written materials, live craft demonstrations, school programs, exhibits, and special events to interpret the historic site or historic park to the general public as well as special interest groups. You would be responsible for scheduling staff, visitor statistics and conducting audience research. You would assist in all other site responsibilities as required. During the absence of the historic site manager, you would be required to assume the duties, responsibilities, and authority of that position. You would be required to perform basic computer functions.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of examination, candidates must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55-b/55-c service in a position at or above Grade 11.

For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have:

Either 1: five years of experience developing and conducting a professional program of interpretation in either a historic house; historic site; historic park; the history section of a museum; or in the interpretation section of a governmental agency having responsibility for historic house museums, historic sites, or a cultural center providing professional-level cultural or historic exhibits.

Or 2: a bachelorís degree or higher in historic preservation, museum studies, education, history, American studies, anthropology, or architectural history AND one year of experience developing and conducting a professional program of interpretation in either a historic house; historic site; historic park; the history section of a museum; or in the interpretation section of a governmental agency having responsibility for historic house museums, historic sites, or a cultural center providing professional-level cultural or historic exhibits.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

00-482 26-790

How to Apply

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