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NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is Hiring an Interpreter of Native American History

The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation serves as the steward of properties across the state that reflect the natural resources and social history of New York State and the nation. All of these properties are the original homeland of many nations who continue to share and preserve a rich cultural legacy here in New York and also beyond our state borders. Our goal is to help shape narratives with the support of visitors, partners, and community members that are inclusive, accurate, and treat the stories of all people with dignity. By seeking the direct input of Tribal representatives, the agency has worked to ensure that the perspectives of Indigenous peoples are included in our interpretation for a more truthful view of the past and present. The Interpreter of Native American History is intended as a liaison, historical interpreter, and guide during this process.

Job Description: 

The Bureau of Historic Sites is seeking an Interpreter of Native American History to inform and assist with the development and incorporation of Indigenous stories into the interpretation of its thirty-five state historic sites and state parks with historic resources.

This interpretation may include, but is not limited to:

• The development of tours, exhibits, and signage.
• Advising our facilities with their knowledge and connections.
• Liaise frequently with official tribal representatives from the nations for whom New York is an ancestral home in order to meaningfully inform their representation at New York State Parks and Historic Sites.
• Provide spaces and opportunities for Indigenous communities to share their culture and history on their own terms.
• Frequent in-state travel, as well as periodic nights and weekends. Read more...