Jobs - Full-Time

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Jobs - Part-Time

Education Associate

This is a part time position (Saturday shift required) 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.


Responsibilities:

  • 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, and 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Schedule includes weekdays and weekends – Need a person to commit to Saturday shifts this summer. Flexibility and Saturday availability required. Up to 30 hours per week available.

 

How to Apply

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

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through June 30th.

 

First-Person Interpreter (Revolutionary Character)

Revolutionary Characters are interpreters who wear period costume and adopt the personas of real people who lived in Boston 250 years ago. Interpreters engage with visitors to connect them to the everyday lives and attitudes of revolutionary-era Boston. We are seeking outgoing individuals who enjoy working with the public and are excited by the benefits and challenges of bringing historical characters to life.

Responsibilities

Interpretation:

  • Accurately portray a person from Boston’s past through scheduled daily talks and informal interactions with visitors inside the building as well as the building’s immediate surroundings.
  • Wear correctly and maintain reproduction period wardrobe and appearance; wardrobe will be provided;
  • Assist other interpreters when not costumed by introducing and facilitating their programs.
  • Maintain a presence in the galleries to answer questions, engage visitors and monitor the security of our building and collections;
  • Create a positive museum-going experience for all visitors;

Additional Duties:

  • Participate actively in interpreter training, demonstrating satisfactory knowledge of Boston history and command of one or more historical characters to be interpreted;
  • Pursue ongoing improvement of historical knowledge, skills, and interpretive technique throughout the course of employment;
  • Through research, experimentation, and evaluation, assist the continuing improvement of the program;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong improvisation skills, sense of humor and ability to adapt to the unexpected;
  • Ability to read and analyze diverse historical source materials;
  • Ability to accurately portray a character through speech, mannerisms, appearance, and attitudes;
  • Strong interest in history, education and/or museum field;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism and ability to provide excellent visitor service;
  • Ability to function physically in a multi-story historic building with no elevator;

Scheduling is flexible; weekend, evening, and holiday work may be required. Please note, this is a seasonal position which will run from early May to the beginning of October.  Estimated weekly hours of 24 hours or less.

Please e-mail resume and letter of interest and a head shot or, if possible, a photo in period costume to Daud Alzayer, Revolutionary Characters Manager, daud@bostonhistory.org.

Please apply by the end of Sunday, April 23th. No phone calls or visits, please.


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.