This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours/week (primarily evenings and weekends). It is a shared position with The Farmers' Museum.
The Dramatic Interpretation Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education and is responsible for the following:
- Coordinate the establishment, growth and sustained life of a company of volunteer actors and performers to carry out first person interpretation, character-driven tours and vignettes for daily programs as well as special events and full productions (these include but are not limited to Night Life, Things That Go Bump in the Night, and A Christmas Carol).
- Work with the Volunteer Services Manager to recruit volunteer actors, costume designers and script writers.
- Coordinate and support the research and development of historical plays, vignettes and character-driven tours relevant to the themes at the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum.
- Coordinate the construction and acquisition of costumes, sets, and props.
- Collaborate with other supervising interpreters and museum educators to ensure that theatrical programming supports and references the work being done in other departments.
- Work directly with the Director of Education to conceptualize, plan, and develop all dramatic interpretation programs.
- Act as stage manager for full productions and special events.
- Oversee the execution of the dramatic interpretation program on weekends.
Qualifications: A strong background and formal training in theatre. Firm knowledge of costuming, props, lighting, and sound design is preferred, as is a passionate interest in history.