Friday, July 25, 2014

Delaware Interpreter Position!

announces the opening of the following casual/seasonal year-round position
Historical Interpreter Salary: $11.25 per hour

SUMMARY: Creative, motivated person needed to work year-round as an historical interpreter at First
State Heritage Park in Dover. This is a part-time/year-round position which may vary from 15-30 hours per
week. Saturday work may be necessary, as well as occasional evenings & holidays.
The State of Delaware is AA/EOE.

• Strong interest in history required. Some background or college coursework in American history preferred.
• Excellent customer service skills in welcoming visitors of all ages to the park.
• Ability to present accurate historical material in an engaging way.
• Ability and willingness to learn a significant amount of historical material essential.
• Public speaking experience and ability to communicate effectively to all age groups necessary.
• A willingness to develop acting skills required; some theatrical experience helpful.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Ability to lift 40 lbs. is necessary.

• Conduct tours of Delaware’s capitol building – Legislative Hall.
• Conduct a variety of historical walking tours in period clothing.
• Provide historical interpretation at the John Bell House on The Green.
• Conduct school tours and programs for kindergarten through college-age groups.
• Participate in historical theater presentations and evening lantern tours.
• Assist with various tasks to enhance and promote the park.
• Willing to work Saturdays, occasional evenings & some holidays.

BENEFITS: This is a seasonal position without traditional benefits. Direct Deposit of paychecks will be
required as a condition of employment for new employees.

Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application

Sarah Zimmerman
First State Heritage Park
102 S. State Street
Dover DE 19901

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Travelling Exhibit Opportunity!

Institutions interested in anthropological topics may find this traveling exhibit a once in a lifetime opportunity! Contact Rachel Drochter at the Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University for more information-

Organizer: The Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University

Exhibition Length: 3 months

Content: Multimedia video, text panels, and objects.  A condensed version is available upon request

Security: Moderate

Space Requirement: 1,500 – 2,000 sq. ft.

Participation Fee: $5,000. 50% off to all members of the Small Museums Association

Shipping & Insurance: Exhibitor is responsible


Haiti’s earthquake was one of the top five deadliest disasters in the contemporary world, claiming between 65,000 and 316,000 lives. Haiti’s disaster was also arguably the most mediatized in modern history. Media images highlighted the exceptional, macabre, and gruesome. These accounts dehumanized Haiti and Haitian people, while focusing disproportionate attention on the good intention and generosity of humanitarian actors. International media attention helped raise $5.6 billion in official funds for the first two years following the earthquake.

What happened? Where did the money go? Three years following the earthquake, international media attention on Haiti has diminished quite significantly. Living conditions have only improved slightly and are still among the worst in the world. One index of the collective failures includes the existence of almost 350,000 people still living under tents in scores of camps.
Installation components include a wind-and-sun battered tent and tarp and artifacts of household/tent life. To demonstrate the increasing risks of forced eviction, the exhibit also includes the charred remains of a tent from an act of arson by armed paramilitaries in a recent case of forced evictions. Finally, exhibit panels explore the life histories and living conditions of several Haitian women living “under the tents.” The installation is called Fragments to acknowledge the often disparate lived realities now in relative shadows. It aims to move visitors to reflect on the people surviving, building community, making art, raising families, and challenging their situation as activists, and to recall the bonds that already exist between us.