Interpreter - Pool Position

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number H0018L
Role Code Title Tour Guide
Position Title Interpreter - Pool Position
Position Summary

Interpreters at James Monroe’s Highland are the front-line teachers of the site’s message about James Monroe.

Interpreters provide guided tours to members of the visiting public, to school groups, and during special events.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Between tours, respond to visitor questions
  • Provide additional information about the house and grounds, as needed.
  • Provide provide content to school group visits, teaching about Monroe and his historical period.
Required Qualifications


High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Historical knowledge of the colonial and early national periods of American history.
  • Knowledge of basic teaching methods.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with the ability to provide excellent visitor services.
Preferred Qualifications


  • Previous engagement with study and presentation of American history, teaching at any level.
  • Previous work experience interacting with the public.
Advertised Pay Range $9.25 an hour
Department James Monroe's Highland - Operations - 451000
Location James Monroe's Highland
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 01/22/2018
Review Begin Date 02/02/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Employment Category Hourly
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:
  • This is an hourly, non-benefited position up to 26 hours a week.
  • All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed, on average, 29 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year.
EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your knowledge of the life and contributions of James Monroe, and understanding of the Revolutionary and Early National periods in American History.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please briefly describe your experience in public speaking, teaching, and customer service.

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents