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10 days ago

Historic Interiors Inventory Coordinator – easy apply

Colonial Williamsburg Bronx, NY

Final candidates are to present in person to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Employment Office a valid driver's license and an original Motor… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Historic Interiors Aide – easy apply

Colonial Williamsburg Bronx, NY

Performs regular, routine cleaning, inspecting, and maintenance of assigned sites and areas according to established standards Advises HICC manager… Glassdoor

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Colin G. Campbell
21 Ratings

    Down and Out in the Historic Triangle

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    Former Employee - Sales Interpreter in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Interpreter in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation part-time (more than an year)


    Coworkers are mostly: 1) recent college grads who work in the job for <1 year while they befriend full-time interpreters and move to that department, 2) broke retirees riding an easy part-time job to the grave

    Beautiful physical surroundings
    Surreal/comical interactions
    Free costumes (save money on clothes you can't afford with your salary anyway)
    Free turkey on Thanksgiving, huzzah
    Immediate supervisors are cool
    Passionate coworkers/visitors who aren't jaded about CW yet
    Work outside if you can get it (even in the summer/winter, it's worth it)


    Clueless, offensive tourists (exactly like the YouTube series "Ask A Slave")
    Coworkers who make up "historic" facts about products to sell them to tourists
    Employee hierarchy - everyone assume sales interpreters are idiots
    Draconian 5-point sales monologue you'll start reciting in your sleep
    Unpaid 30 min. lunch breaks not enough time to make substantial progress in ACT study guide
    Weird coworkers
    Constant pressure to upsell & raise your cart size
    Employee housing on Duke of Gloucester St. is $$$, brutal competition
    Difficult to transition between departments
    You'll stop using contractions and start using "indeed" in everyday speech
    Everyone telling you how much "fun" your underpaid, occasionally humiliating job is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let Colin Campbell and his conservative posse retire ASAP. Decide whether you're running a theme park or a museum. You did good work with introducing more programming from the POV of minorities and women. Continue developing programming about the seedier side of history. Continue pursuing engaging, kid-friendly programming like RevQuest.

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