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Historic Trades Specialist - Part-Time - Blacksmith and/or Carpenter

Company: Conner Prairie Museum
Location: Fishers
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationConner Prairie Museum - Fishers, INPosition TypePart TimeEducation LevelHigh SchoolTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftDayJob CategorySkilled Labor - TradesPrincipal Function: The Historic Trades Interpreter - Blacksmith and/or Carpenter- is responsible for providing engaging demonstrations in one of the following shops: Carpenter and/or Blacksmith. The interpreter is responsible for interacting with guests using first person interpretation while using historically appropriate terminology, tools and techniques. Under the direction of the Manager of Historic Trades or the senior Interpreter for the given shop, items will be made for sale for Conner Prairies retail store as well as reproduction items used on the historic grounds. Depending on experience, the position will also be responsible for developing and teaching classes in their area of specialty in our modern shops. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Possesses and can demonstrate woodworking and/or blacksmithing techniques in a first-person interpretive setting.
  • Engages guests in a friendly, energetic, approachable manner, effectively using Opening Doors interpretive techniques.
  • Keep a safe and inviting workspace for guests and other staff members.
  • Understanding of techniques in specific trade specialty.
  • Communicates effectively both oral and written.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as needed. Work in multiple posts/positions as needed.
  • Possesses basic computer skills to include Microsoft Word and time and attendance tracking.Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the organization. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.Competencies:To perform this job successfully, all employees at Conner Prairie should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Customer Service Responds to requests for service and assistance; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations focusing on listening without interrupting and keeping ones emotions under control; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Maintains confidentiality and meets commitments; Remains open to others ideas and tries new things.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyones efforts to succeed.
  • Diversity Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizations goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Professionalism Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality/Quantity Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to promote and improve quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality; Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity and works quickly.
  • Safety/Security Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and events on time; Follows instructions; Responds to managements direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan.Job-related Competencies To perform this job successfully, employees in this job should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
    • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
    • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.Education and/or Experience: High school graduate or GED. Experience in blacksmithing and/or carpentry for consideration.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is exposed to working in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), and outdoor weather conditions. The employee will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, near fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), risk of electrical shock, and work with explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.Conner Prairie is generally open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; this position will be required to work beyond these hours and when open for special events.

Keywords: Conner Prairie Museum, Fishers , Historic Trades Specialist - Part-Time - Blacksmith and/or Carpenter, Professions , Fishers, Indiana

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