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History Intern, Nauvoo, Illinois

Posted 11 February 2022

Open until filled

Educational Requirements

13+ years of formal education (completion of Freshman year of college or university)

Experience Required/Desired

Entry level/Seasonal

Immediate Supervisor

Team Lead-Historic Sites Nauvoo

Employment Status

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Summary of Position

Interns lead guided walking tours as they serve as Historical Interpreters and share Latter Day Saint history with the public in an open, honest, and gracious manner. As part of their training, they are required to take classes in Nauvoo era Latter Day Saint history and museum management, are exposed to archeological principles and practices, and are eligible to receive 6 semester hours of undergraduate credit from Graceland University. Additionally, they receive wages paid on a bi-weekly basis. Furnished housing is available on site for $60 a week. The program typically runs from late May to mid-August.

Essential Functions

  1. Lead guided walking tours of Joseph and Emma Smith's Homestead, Mansion House, and Red Brick Store.
  2. Welcome and orient visitors to the Joseph Smith Historic Site.
  3. Use a cash register to process tour preservation fees and provide visitors with preservation passes.
  4. Provide support, including operation of cash registers, in museum stores.



  1. Strong verbal communication skills
  2. Flexibility
  3. Interpersonal skills
  4. Approachability


  1. Customer focus
  2. Presentation skills
  3. Dealing with ambiguity
  4. Conflict management

Supervisory Responsibility


Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned when necessary.

Required Trainings

Employee is required to be a registered youth worker with Community of Christ or be able to register within 30 days of hire date. Employee is required to complete anti-harassment training within 30 days of hire. Employee must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at hire.

Ministerial Status


Overtime Status


Application Instructions

Complete a World Church Employee Application to apply for this position.

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