Careers

As a leader in heritage tourism, Historic Columbia provides house museum tours, walking tours and guided bus tours of Columbia's cultural and historical assets. Additionally, the organization hosts annual programs and events such as the Gardening Symposium and the Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture. As an advocate for the preservation of Columbia and Richland County's built history, Historic Columbia works closely with city and county officials to ensure proper protection is provided to structures with cultural and historical importance.

Historic Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The mission of Historic Columbia is to nurture, support, and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and Richland County through programs of advocacy, education and preservation.

Current Openings:

Interpretive Guide for Walking Tours
 
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Schedule: Approximately 10 hours a week, Friday through Sunday
  • Application Deadline: Friday, Aug. 24
  • Description: Historic Columbia seeks a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Interpretive Guide for Walking Tours. This position will be responsible for leading weekend tours of The Vista district of downtown Columbia. The Interpretive Guide for Walking Tours will need to have strong public speaking and intrapersonal skills, the ability to lead at least two hour-long, outdoor tours per day, and handle cash and credit card transactions for ticket sales. Knowledge of local history and customer service skills is preferred.

Applicants for the Interpretive Guide position should submit a résumé and cover letter to Debbie Giles at dgiles@historiccolumbia.org no later than Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.


Interpretive Guide for House Tours
 
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Schedule: Approximately 10 hours a week, Tuesday through Friday
  • Application Deadline: Friday, Aug. 31
  • Description: Historic Columbia seeks a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Interpretive Guide for House Tours. This person will be responsible for leading tours of Historic Columbia’s four house museums. The Interpretive Guide for House Tours will need to have strong public speaking and interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead multiple house tours in one day. This position will also help with updating and maintaining tour manuals and other interpretive materials. Knowledge of local history and customer service skills is preferred.

Applicants for the Interpretive Guide position should submit a résumé and cover letter to Debbie Giles at dgiles@historiccolumbia.org no later than Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.