Visitor Center Associate (Part-time)

Summary: Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is seeking a part-time Visitor Center Associate who will serve as the first point of contact with visitors to Red Hill. They will greet visitors and provide orientation, answer questions, monitor the phones, and handle gift shop sales. In addition, they will track visitors to ensure accurate visitation reporting. They will also assist with on-site public and school programs, including field days and group tours. The associate must be a team player and willing to assist with office duties as needed.

The associate must be available for weekends and all Red Hill events. The candidate must be detailed oriented, friendly, self-motivated and professional, able to multi-task and be able to stand for extended periods of time.  The associate will represent themselves and Red Hill in a professional and polite manner and ensure visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience. Career advancement and professional development opportunities are possible.

Required Qualifications:

At least 18 years of age

High school diploma or equivalent

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Enthusiasm about Red Hill’s mission and values

Must be able to work some weekends, holidays, and special events

Preferred Qualifications:

Coursework or equivalent experience in fields such as history, public history, museum studies, archaeology, and historic preservation.

Proficient in technology including point-of-sale and Microsoft office.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@redhill.org. 

Enslaved Cemetery Researcher Fall 2021 Internship

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is seeking a motivated intern for Fall 2021 to research the ongoing Quarter Place Project.

Expectations
·        Assist staff members in preserving the African American cemetery adjacent to Red Hill (called Quarter Place)
·        Research and help create a database of African American genealogy for those who were enslaved and free at Red Hill from 1750-1945
·        Help to create an enslaved person tour for children and adults
·        Research artifacts relevant to slavery
·        Produce publishable materials to be used in Red Hill’s marketing plan including quarterly newsletters and monthly e-newsletters
·        Work closely with Red Hill staff to interpret the Quarter Place trail including a reconstructed cabin, tobacco barn, ordering pit, cabin foundations, and cemetery.
 
Requirements of Applicant
·        3.0 or above cumulative GPA
·        Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, public history, or similar fields.
·        Effective written and verbal communication skills
·        High attention to detail
·        Ability to work effectively with a team
·        Comfortable in front of large audiences of both children and adults
·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
·        Some familiarity with PastPerfect is preferred, but not required of applicants
 
Duration
·       The internship will run the duration of the semester (10-16 weeks).
·        In order to fulfill collegiate requirements, Red Hill does partner with students to complete internships as part of course credit, as long as the student lets the staff know in advance what paperwork will be required to complete.
·        Some project types can be completed remotely as long as the student logs their hours and sends a report on their progress.
·        It is expected that applicants are available to work on-site at Red Hill Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm.
 
Lodging/Stipend
·        Depending on the duration of the internship, the use of free, on-site accommodations may be available. Students will be required to sign an agreement about the use and maintenance of the facility in advance.
·        This internship has a $1,000 stipend.
 
How to Apply
·        Students must send a resume and cover letter to Caitlin Curtis, caitlin@redhill.org.
·        Students may choose to send references, CV (if available), a lesson plan or curriculum sample, or other relevant documentation as well.
·        Red Hill will reach out to the student to set up a phone/Zoom or in-person interview.
·        If accepted, the student will be asked to visit Red Hill prior to the first day of their internship to meet the staff.
 
Deadline for Applying
·        Fall 2021 Internships: July 15 at 11:59pm.