Historic St. Luke’s Restoration (HSLR), doing business as St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer inviting people of all backgrounds to apply for any available positions. HSLR does from time to time have open positions throughout operations, museum education, development, and administration. We also have a number of volunteer opportunities which allow interested persons to learn how we operate, give back to our community, and see if we may be a mutual good fit. We hope that you will apply for the open positions listed below and consider volunteer opportunities listed here. Thank you for your time and consideration. We wish you the best on your application process.
Todd Ballance, Executive Director
Groundskeepers are responsible for a variety of duties that involve year round care and maintenance of St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum 23 acres of historic ground and cemeteries, and .5 miles of nature trails. They ensure the growth and vibrancy of our plants, flowers, lawn, and decorative shrubs and light maintenance of exterior buildings. They work outdoors in a mix of weather conditions maintaining clean, safe and clear access to and from the Administrative Building and Welcome Center as well as the Historic Church building.
Responsibilities: a. National Association of Interpreters (NAI) Certificate of Interpretation is preferred, but not required. A desire to seek and secure certification is appreciated. b. Conduct historical research to enhance site-wide understanding of historical events and context for the purpose of providing educational and focused guided tours. This includes studying required and recommended primary and secondary sources. c. Learn and apply need-satisfaction, consultative selling techniques as applied throughout the customer service experience, from point of contact through exiting the site, including converting casual visitors into paid guided tour guests and gift shop patrons. d. Secure guest contact information including name, address, and email address to recruit visitors as new stakeholders for future engagement. e. Process cash, credit, and check payments through POS, cash register transactions. f. Assist the Gift Shop Manager with gift shop maintenance and merchandising. g. Secure 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and Facebook. h. Provide assistance to the Education Coordinator in event planning, outreach off-site group programming, and on-site group tour bookings. i. Assist the Education Coordinator with soliciting and securing Group Tour bookings from special interest and motor coach companies. j. Open and close site when on-duty. k. Provide minor housekeeping on an as-needed basis. l. Other tasks as determined necessary for operations.