About The Bostonian Society
The Bostonian Society brings people together to explore the vital debates about self-government that were sparked at the Old State House during Boston’s Revolutionary Era and that still animate our civic life today. We sustain and share the Old State House and our collections to inspire generations to come.
The Bostonian Society is committed to:
Inspiring everyone to wrestle with the question of how to draw the circle of “We” in “We the People”.
Exciting imagination by sharing the diverse voices and conversations of Boston’s Revolutionary Era in fresh and honest ways.
Motivating people to directly participate in today’s debates about self-government that are rooted in discussions begun 250 years ago in the Old State House.
Unlocking the power of place by creating a transporting experience at the Old State House that is accessible and lively.
Cultivating new strengths to grow as an adaptive organization that builds collaborative and enduring relationships as we preserve the Old State House and refine our collections.
Jobs - Full-Time
Accounting clerical support
Handling accounts payable, some invoicing, and transferring data between our two accounting systems. Maintaining audit-ready financial records and assisting in preparations for the annual audit. Other tasks include research and reconciliation of financial records in QuickBooks.
Manages biweekly payroll and staff benefits. Also handles on-boarding of new employees and off-boarding departing ones. Occasional other tasks.
Administers office Google Suite. Works with our off-site IT consultant as on-site support.
In charge of office supplies & office services. Manages office vendor relations.
In charge of answering general public phone, email inquiries and distributing mail.
Helps research, implement, and document new initiatives in the department of Finance & Administration, including ongoing computerization of office procedures, and new HR and employee safety processes.
Assists the executive director and senior leadership with complex scheduling needs and occasional event planning. Handles all paperwork and meeting arrangements for quarterly board meetings; takes minutes at board and committee meetings.
Serves on the interdepartmental Disaster Team, preparing the staff, collections and facilities for extreme weather and other emergencies.
“Other duties as needed” tend to be special event support and assistance for Executive Director.
Main Skills Required:
Ability to juggle many simultaneous tasks with different timelines.
A self-starter who will create own projects when workload is light.
Good people skills, discretion and tact. Ability to work across all departments, and interact with all levels of the organization. Polite phone manner.
Extreme attention to detail. Willing and able to track down that six dollars!
A high level of comfort with technology and numbers. Ability to learn new software. Experience with QuickBooks and Google programs a plus.
Clear communications in person and in writing. Experience with editing is a plus.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and research skills.
Strong organizational and administrative ability.
Time-management skills. Ability to prioritize projects, goals and deadlines.
Note - no specific accounting experience is required. On-the-job training will be provided. But a similar type of clerical, data-focused or detailed-work experience is required.
We are willing to consider career switchers and those with unusual career paths. Minimum two years’ work experience.
Full time salaried, Non-Exempt position. Benefits eligible, generous time off package.
General office hours are 9 – 5, Monday through Friday.
The work of this position takes place both in a normal office environment and at a historic site. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a historic building that is not handicap accessible. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs, lift 40 pounds, and change a water cooler.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visit www.bostonhistory.org.
Jobs - Part-Time
Over the past five years, the Old State House Museum has invested in the development and presentation of site-based historical theater works that highlight the history of our building as it connects to contemporary experience. In keeping with our strategic mission, we will be addressing the issues of slavery and women's status in the colonial era as part of these plays. During summer 2019 we will be presenting two short theater pieces: a repeat run of the two-person play Cato & Dolly which premiered in summer 2018 and a new, experimental work tentatively titled History Theater.
Cato & Dolly will run from June 17-August 11, 2019 with three (3) performances per day, seven (7) days a week.
History Theater will run from August 12-September 29, 2019 with three (3) performances per day, four (4) days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
We are seeking to hire two Stage Managers to manage the logistics of these performances and to facilitate interaction between the actors, play content, and our visitors. This is a part time, temporary, hourly position with sick time accrual but no benefit eligibility. Shifts will be six (6) hours long, 10 am to 4 pm daily, with 2-4 shifts per week. The pay is $14 an hour.
Set props and costumes for each performance and put away between performances
Ensure actors are present and prepared for each performance
Gather audience and introduce each performance
Lead a brief talk back conversation following performances of Cato & Dolly
Facilitate audience interaction throughout the History Theater work
Write detailed Production Reports after each performance
Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
Punctual with honed time management abilities.
Backstage credits in technical theatre, and experience coordinating props, scenery, and costumes.
Excellent people skills.
Excellent public speaking skills. Stage Managers must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences (40+ persons).
Experience in informal education preferred
An interest in history, education, or museums.
Ability to be on your feet. This is an active, physical role.
Comfortable walking up and down stairs. The Old State House is a multi-story historic building with no elevator.
Flexible availability. Candidates must be able to commit to working one weekend day per week.
How to apply:
Application deadline is Thursday, May 3.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter that include the days of the week you are available to work, including which weekend day(s).
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:
Jon Ferreira, Interpretive Programs Developer
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.
Do you believe we must look to the past so we don’t repeat the same mistakes? Here at RevolutionaryBoston we do, too. As a point where past meets present, we strive to give our Merchandise Associates an environment for growth. We’re a place where ideas are heard and discussed, a place where you can make someone’s day better, a place to join a group of oddballs who value community, diversity and creativity. We think these are some of the most important parts of any job, and are seeking creative thinkers who are hospitable, motivated, ready to learn, and committed to providing outstanding customer service every day.
RevolutionaryBoston is the gift and souvenir wing of the Old State House Museum, which consists of three satellite stores; one in the museum itself and two in nearby Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
As a non-profit the merchandise we sell goes directly towards maintaining and running the Old State House Museum and aids in the continued existence of one of the oldest surviving public buildings in the United States. We aim to educate and illuminate the past to tourists and natives alike, and sell them memories to take on their continued journeys through this thing we call life.
Candidates must be prepared to be on their feet for an eight hour shift, possess some previous cash handling or retail experience, be able to lift up 30 lbs., have some weekend and holiday availability and a flexible schedule (we are willing to work with you).
When applying, please include when you are able to start, desired number of hours you’d like to work and the days and times you are available (we are open from 8:30am to 9:00pm with varying shift hours).
Applicants must include a resume. Send to HR@bostonhistory.org.
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
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