Living Historian

Alamo Complex Management San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 3 weeks ago


JOB TITLE: Living Historian

DEPARTMENT: Living History

REPORTS TO: Living History Director

DATE: Spring 2019

STATUS: Part-time, Non-exempt


Alamo Trust, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that manages the Alamo complex through a contract with the Texas General Land Office and tells the story of the Alamo to millions of visitors each year. The mission of Alamo Trust, Inc., is to create an unforgettable experience for visitors learning about the Alamos 300-year history, and to honor those who gave their lives at the Alamo in the battle for Texas independence. Alamo Trust, Inc. staff manages all aspects of the daily operating functions and visitor experience at the Alamo. The organization is led by a Chief Executive Officer and includes departments that focus on Curation, Conservation, Education and History, Facilities, Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Security, Visitor Services, and Retail Contractors.


Living Historians provide a unique immersive, educational experience for Alamo visitors. Living Historians interact with visitors in Republic of Texas period dress and equipment using third person interpretationmeaning they are themselves but depict the highlighted historical eras via period-appropriate dress and activities. Living Historians provide information and detailed programs to groups of various ages. They also assist in the planning and execution of special events. This candidate will also become proficient in the use of other commonly used items from early Spanish, Mexican Texan and American history. The candidate will also assist in the creation and implementation of new programming, site maintenance, tours, and other duties as required.


  • Greet and welcome visitors to the site.

  • Learn the current historical narrative to present to visitors, students, and tour groups.

  • Assist in the development and execution of special events.

  • Help develop new daily programming.

  • Lead interactive games, demonstrations and activities for visitors of various ages, centered on life in Early Texas.

  • Help direct visitor experience and promote the Alamos services.

  • Assist with the day-to-day maintenance of weaponry and living history inventory.

  • Assist in daily setup for demonstrations and preparation of formal 20-minute programs.

  • Provide Mexican Army or Tejano interpretation for the 1830s programming when that applies.

  • Safely handle reproduction black-powder weapons and explain their use to the public.

  • Dress appropriately in period clothing (19th century) on a daily basis, and in diverse weather conditions.

  • Follow all site safety procedures.

  • Responding to visitor questions about the Alamo and life in 18th and 19th century Texas.


  • College coursework in history. (Or equivalent experience.)

  • Experience with black-powder weaponry desirable.

  • Basic knowledge of Texas history and geography.

  • Experience with or knowledge of period crafts and activities.

  • Experience in public speaking.

  • Proficiency in English required, with additional languages an asset (Spanish preferred).

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

  • Ability to exercise integrity, good judgment, critical problem solving, patience and initiative, especially when interacting with the public.

  • Ability to function effectively in an ever-changing environment, stand outdoors in heat/ inclement weather for extended periods of time, and deal with frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to present to diverse groups and maintain control in difficult situations

  • Ability to lift, move and carry up to 40lbs.

  • Ability to prepare and present 20-minute programs within the parameters set forth by the Alamos Living History Department.

  • Availability to work on weekends.


The physical demands and work environment described in this job description are representative of those that the employee will encounter and are expected to meet to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to see, be mobile, and have the ability for 2-way communication with the public and staff.

The work environment is an outdoor living history encampment space comprised of tents, period objects, tables, seating, and other elements needed for historical interpretation. The noise level in the living history encampment varies. There are no protective devices necessary to be worn or utilized in the outdoor environment. Minimal travel is required.


  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English

  • Additional fluency in other languages particularly Spanish is beneficial

  • Must be able to provide documents establishing identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship


  • Please submit a resume and cover letter to
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