Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wanted: Founding Fathers

Who says there aren't any public history jobs? A friend sent me this advertisement for "Founding Father Performers" at Historic Philadelphia. They don't require singing and dancing abilities but I think those are just assumed for this type of position:


Founding Father Performers, Historic Philadelphia, PA
Posted By HISTPRES On December 10, 2010 (7:06 am) In Other

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. seeks historical interpreters to portray Founding Fathers.
  • Thomas Jefferson: mid-late 20s/early 30s; at least 5’10”; Virginia accent; red hair preferred
  • John Adams: 40s/50s; no taller than 5’8”
  • Benjamin Franklin: 60s/70s
  • George Washington: 40s/50s; at least 6’; athletic build preferred
  • Alexander Hamilton: 20s/30s at least 5’8”
Part-time paid work, April through October, 2011; could be extended.
Rehearsals – $12/hour.
Performance – min. $50/show.
Housing/Transportation not included.

To Apply:
Auditions by invitation only; held in mid-January 2011. For more information visit www.historicphiladelphia.org.

HPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send picture (in .jpg or .jpeg form) and resume (in .pdf, .doc or .docx form) to auditions@historicphiladelphia.org – or via U.S. mail to
Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Attn: Auditions
150 S. Independence Mall West Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DO NOT CALL OR DROP IN WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT
Deadline: 01/08/2011

2 comments:

Katrina said...

Awesome. I would like to play Alexander Hamilton. I'm tall enough.

MB said...

New job posting for Thomas Jefferson! Anyone?

http://histpres.com/non-profit/thomas-jefferson-portrayer-historic-philadelphia-pa