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🔗Historic Site Interpreter – Battery Lewis

  • Part Time
  • Middletown, NJ
  • $14.75-$17.25, dependent on experience USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • How to Apply:

    Please send a resume to Gail Hunton, Chief of Acquisition and Design Department, Monmouth County Park System

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Battery Lewis is located in a non-climate controlled space, opened on either end to the outdoors.
  • Contact Name: Gail Hunton
  • Application Email: gail.hunton@co.monmouth.nj.us
  • Application URL: https://www.co.monmouth.nj.us/documents/7/MC_Employment_Application_fillable_05042021.pdf
  • Application Phone #: 732-842-4000 x4259
  • Application Fax #: 732-842-3640
  • Application Address: Monmouth County Park System 805 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738

Monmouth County Park System

Perched high atop Rocky Point in Hartshorne Woods Park overlooking the Atlantic sits Battery Lewis, New Jersey’s only 16-inch gun battery from WWII. Once part of the Navesink Military Reservation, Battery Lewis was constructed to play a critical role in the defense of New York Harbor. The Navesink Military Reservation Historic District is on both the National and State Register of Historic Places. The Park System seeks a dynamic historic interpreter to lead public weekend tours and private groups through this unique site.

Position requirements include:

  1. Become well-versed with interpretive and background materials, and tour script, which will be provided.
  2. Engage with the public in a congenial and welcoming manner; maintain a sense of excitement about relative topics; respect different learning levels and points of view.
  3. Conduct guided tours of the Battery; interpret exhibits and provide visitor with a deeper understanding of the history of the park and the effects of WWII in New Jersey.
  4. Qualified applicants with a strong educational background may be invited to assist with other park system historic research projects.

On-site training will be provided.