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John Dickinson Plantation seeks museum/historic site interpreter

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of museum/historic site interpreter at the John Dickinson Plantation located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road in Dover, Del. Historic site interpreters are the division’s front-line connection with the public, adding a human face to Delaware history. Through tours and special programming, they provide in-depth information about Delaware’s historic places and help bring the people and events of the past to life.

Photo of the mansion house at the John Dickinson Plantation
Mansion house at the John Dickinson Plantation

One of the State of Delaware’s five museums, the plantation, Delaware’s first National Historic Landmark, was the boyhood home of John Dickinson, a founding father of the United States, a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution and “Penman of the Revolution.” The Georgian-style mansion stands as a memorial to this American patriot, legislator and farmer. The museum is a partner site in the First State National Historical Park.

For additional information and applications, please go to the museum/historic site interpreter listing on the Delaware Employment Link. Position open Jan. 3 to Feb. 2, 2020.

Students learning about hearth cooking at the John Dickinson Plantation.
Museum/historic site interpreter Melissa Fitzgerald conducting a program on hearth cooking at the John Dickinson Plantation.

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