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Education Associate – Weekend requirement

This is a part time position at the Old State House Museum for outgoing individuals who enjoy history and working with the public. Education Associates are the public face of the Old State House and each year Education Associates have a direct impact on the museum experience of over 100,000 visitors from around the world.


  • Interpret the history and significance of the Old State House to visitors through every interaction and create a positive museum-going experience for every visitor;
  • Facilitate tours of the Old State House and other 18th century topics;
  • Support educational programs such as student and adult groups;
  • Provide outstanding customer service by maintaining a presence in the galleries, engaging visitors, and monitoring the security of our building and collections;
  • Assist the History Department through special projects, including the creation of new tours, research assistance, and exhibition development;
  • Light daily exhibition maintenance;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduated from or currently enrolled in a BA program in history, education, museum studies, or related field;
  • Excellent presentation skills for public audiences, both in one-on-one and group formats;
  • Friendly, positive attitude and a passion for working with the public;
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences;
  • Demonstrated interest in history, museum education, or public history;
  • Ability to work as part of a fast-paced team in a high-energy environment;
  • Some education or museum experience preferred;
  • Ability to function physically in a multi-story historic building with no elevator;
  • Candidates must have weekend availability; at least one weekend day per week is required.
  • Salary: $12.50 per hour

How to Apply

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:
Katie Drescher, Museum Education Manager
No phone calls, please.

Special Collections Librarian

Reports to: Director of Education and Exhibitions

Since 1881, The Bostonian Society (TBS) has collected, preserved, and made accessible for research a wide range of paper materials relating to the history of Boston through its library and archives. Highlights include sources on New England and Boston history, colonial history and the American Revolution, city directories from 1789 onward, and Massachusetts Revolutionary War military records. The archives contain a wide selection of historical documents, including manuscript collections, financial records, broadsides, maps and plans, and newspapers.  The library maintains a photography collection, which documents Boston from the 1850s to today.

Job Summary: The Special Collections Librarian role is a part-time (16 hour-per-week) position, during regular office hours of 9 – 5, Monday through Friday. The Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the care, preservation, and management of all materials contained in the library and archives. Accessibility is a high priority for the Society and the Special Collections Librarian plays an important part in making our collections accessible to everybody.


  • Oversee the care, preservation, and management of the Bostonian Society Library and Archives;
  • Manage and catalog archival and library materials;
  • Manage archive and library information in Re: discovery/Proficio, the Society’s collections management software;
  • Respond to requests by staff, researchers, and the general public for access to and information about the Bostonian Society’s archival and library holdings;
  • Manage on-site researchers in TBS’s library and archives;
  • Coordinate rights and reproductions for use of TBS materials, including, access to deliverables, permission process, and payments of fees;
  • Collaborate with Education and Exhibitions Department on projects involving the display and interpretation of archival materials;
  • Rotate and maintain all archival items on exhibit;
  • Generate content featuring archival material for social media and the blog.


 Qualifications include:

  • American Library Association-accredited Masters of Library Science;
  • 1-3 years of experience working in archives;
  • Familiarity with methods of historical research;
  • Knowledge of archival standards and best practices;
  • Proficiency with databases and digitization;
  • Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Boston’s history and the American Revolution preferred.


The work of this position takes place at a historic site. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to by Monday, January 22, 2018.

For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visit

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The Bostonian Society operates the Old State House and maintains a library and archives. We rely on the skills and dedication of the volunteers and interns who generously share their enthusiasm and expertise.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Bostonian Society, please fill out and return the application to our volunteer coordinator by email or by mail to 206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109. If you are applying for an internship, please follow the directions outlined in the specific posting. Contact the volunteer coordinator at (617) 720-1713 ext. 100 or by email with any questions.

There are currently no Volunteer and Internship Opportunities.