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Position Title: Interpreter-Living History

Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal, Nonexempt

Pay Rate: $12/hr.

Basic Function: This position serves visitors to Midway Village Museum by working as a historic villager living in Rockford, IL between 1890-1900. This is a part-time seasonal position approximately 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities: Put visitors first by treating them with respect, serving their needs, and providing an enjoyable and accurate educational experience.

Interpret the historic homes and businesses on the site, and their role in the development of the Rockford community.

Accurately present informal presentations concerning farming, gardening, housekeeping, crafts, and other 19th century life skills as assigned.

Preparing program supplies and inform Educator when supplies are needed.

Assisting with village building upkeep, including light cleaning, dusting, sweeping.

Supporting museum special events by performing duties as assigned. Attend staff and training meetings. All other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements: The minimum age for this position is 16 years old. Must be able to verbally communicate with others and be out-going. Must have an interest in historical interpretation. Demonstrate a general knowledge of American social history in general and that of northern Illinois. Demonstrate skill in public speaking. Some college preferred.

Experience with historic research, gardening, sewing, or other domestic activities is helpful, but not required.

Must be able to work Mid-May through August (earlier start time and end date available). Must be available Friday-Sundays 10:00-4:00pm.

Physical Requirements: The employee must have the ability to do the following activities with or without reasonable accommodation: frequent lifting, carrying, loading and unloading of up to 40 lbs., walking long distances, standing for long periods of time, frequent twisting, bending, stooping, reaching and grasping, and pulling.

The employee will be required to wear historic clothing in historic costume at all times while working both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions. No inappropriate hairstyles, jewelry, or clothing for the time period. We will furnish the employee with the all required clothing items, except footwear.

Supervisory Relationship: This employee works under the direction of the Educator and the Lead Interpreter.

For more information, or to apply, please email us at educator@midwayvillage.com


Position Title: Wedding Coordinator

Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal, Nonexempt

Pay Rate: $15 - $17/hr. depending on experience

Basic Function: Provide day-of wedding coordination for couples getting married and/or having wedding reception on the grounds of Midway Village Museum.

Responsibilities: Provide guidance to guests entering grounds who may need assistance navigating the terrain by offering transportation by means of golf cart, wheelchair or their vehicle.

Provide assistance to bride/couple in accessing bridal suite. Check for adequate supplies, comfort and transportation to and from wedding ceremony site.

Provide assistance to bride/couple in accessing ceremony site. Check for electricity if needed, any additional tables, proper number of clean wedding chairs, and sound equipment if needed.

Provide assistance to bride/couple in accessing reception venue. Check for comfort, lighting, table and chair seating, restroom supplies, linens and vendor access.

Assist vendors as needed for table/chair needs, linens, electricity and refrigeration.

Communicate to maintenance staff for garbage removal, additional supplies and incidentals as needed.

Be liaison with maintenance staff if inclement weather dictates a change in venue location and venue setup.

Fill out an Incident Report Form and submit to supervisor for documentation if issue arises (Fight, theft, damage, excessive garbage, etc.).

Assist guests attending wedding to find ceremony & reception location. Verify maintenance staff has proper signage displayed.

Assist with touring prospective wedding couples as time allows.

In addition to the specific job description, all personnel shall perform all other duties as requested by supervisor.

Experience: Previous work in event management, catering, retail, or other related fields is preferable but not required.

Must be able to work Mid-May through October. Must be available on weekends, and some weekdays. Shifts are typically 3-4 hours in the afternoon.

Physical Requirements: The employee must have the ability to do the following activities with or without reasonable accommodation: frequent lifting, carrying, loading and unloading of up to 40 lbs., walking long distances, standing for long periods of time, frequent twisting, bending, stooping, reaching and grasping, and pulling.

For more information, or to apply, please email us at rentals@midwayvillage.com.