Museum Assistant, Sumter County Museum, Sumer, SC

  • 26 Jul 2022 3:32 PM
    Message # 12863055

    Sumter County Museum


    Position: PT Museum Assistant

    The Museum Assistant will assist the Site Managers in greeting visitors, conducting and presenting tours, programs, and facilitating activities to school groups and the general public at all Sumter County Museum sites including the Williams Brice House, Carolina Backcountry Homestead, Heritage Education Center, and the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center.

    Essential Duties

    1. Assists with historic site/museum daily operations to include opening and closing of sites, processing admission and ticket sales, gift shop operation, greeting visitors and providing tours, and customer service.

    2. Complete docent training for all Sumter County Museum sites under the Williams
    Brice House/Backcountry Manager and Temple Sinai Jewish History Center Site

    3. Work closely with the Backcountry Manager to learn content of Carolina Backcountry Homestead and other outdoor exhibits. Learn c. 1800s skills to demonstrate to visitors in period clothing for special events and tours.

    4. Float between sites to conduct historic education programs and tours that include living history for all age groups. Office will be based in the Williams Brice House but will be asked to staff Temple Sinai Jewish History Center hours when needed.

    5. May be asked to train volunteers and assist with coordinating the schedules.

    6. Assists with setting-up and preparing for programs, classes, and tours. May be asked to assist with exhibit installations.

    7. Maintains positive customer service and hospitality toward all visitors and interacts professionally and respectfully with the public and coworkers.

    8. Helps answer phone calls and direct inquiries to appropriate staff.

    9. Assists with occasional rentals and other events. Some evening hours may be required.

    10. Performs related duties as required when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.

    Skills, Knowledge, and Ability

    1. Degree in history, education, or related field preferred.

    2. Volunteer experience at historic sites, museums, or education programs preferred.

    3. Must be flexible and willing to go between museum sites when needed.

    4. Ability to work well with people.

    5. Ability to work irregular hours and schedules as needed for occasional special events and programs.

    6. Must be comfortable talking to a large group of people. May be asked to wear period attire for events or tours in the Carolina Backcountry Homestead.

    HOURS: 12-18 hours per week Thursdays through Saturdays with occasional evening hours.

    REPORTS TO: Williams Brice House/Backcountry Site Manager and Temple Sinai Jewish History Center Site Manager

    Job Type: Part-time

    To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to 

    Last modified: 05 Aug 2022 9:53 AM | Anonymous