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
Engagement and Education
The Bostonian Society provides year-round interpretive programs for all ages, including tours, theatrical performances, visual art projects, and facilitated conversations. The Society also provides continuing education for K-12 teachers and educational programming for students of all ages. A new initiative to develop high-quality place-based learning opportunities for students and teachers is under way.
The Interpretation and Education Program Developer (IEPD) plans, develops, budgets, and implements interpretive visitor-centered experiences in the galleries as well as curriculum-inspired programs for K-12 groups. The IEPD ensures that the content and delivery of programs fulfill the museum's mission and vision and trains educators and facilitators in learner-centered approaches to gallery engagement for diverse audiences.
This position requires a professional that is both a manager and an educator, and skilled in leading the creation of a variety of programs that foster visitor engagement and support the museum’s mission. The Interpretation and Education Program Developer serves as a member of the Education and Exhibitions team and works in collaboration with administrators and staff at all levels. They report directly to the Director of Education and Exhibitions.
Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Plan, develop, and implement a diverse yearly schedule of interpretive gallery offerings.
Develop initiatives for educational impact in the community and schools.
Continuously improve offerings for those with accessibility needs or barriers.
Foster a culture of open communication and spirited collaboration.
Serve as an advocate for the guest experience.
Develop and support internal training initiatives.
Manage the creation and spending of department budgets and gifts.
Train education staff members.
Ensure the museum enjoys a lively and productive relationship with educators and the education community locally and regionally.
Education, Training, and Traits:
Bachelor’s degree in the arts and/or humanities, education, or related field required.
Knowledge about current practices in museum/community education, multiple learning styles, and visitor studies is required.
Enthusiastic, patient, and flexible work style is required.
Minimum 4 years’ experience in charge of conceiving, budgeting, planning, scheduling, staffing, executing, and wrapping up programming projects.
Some teaching experience in either a group setting or a formal classroom is required. (Tutoring one on one does not count towards this experience requirement).
Skills and Abilities:
Outstanding interpersonal skills.
Highly developed public speaking skills and demonstrated mastery of teaching techniques.
A demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally - written, verbal, and listening communication skills.
Self-directed work style, and the ability to work independently and effectively.
Ability to create and successfully manage multiple projects and budgets.
Demonstrated organizational planning, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.
Proficient computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work of this position takes place at a historic site. 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 and able to lift 30 pounds.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to HR@bostonhistory.org.
The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development. The Associate performs a wide array of duties, helping to coordinate and manage a comprehensive multi-year campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with coworkers, board members and volunteers, as well as fundraising counsel to help achieve our goals.
Support the Executive Director, Director of Development and outside consultant to implement the campaign through its various stages – quiet, major gift and public phase
Organize the pipeline of individual campaign prospects and provide necessary campaign updates, analysis, and reports to Director of Development and Campaign Director
Conduct research, and draft communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos to support annual and campaign fundraising
Coordinate the annual fundraising and membership program, including direct mail, in partnership with the Marketing Manager
Maintain the development database, enter all gifts, and execute donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship platforms; perform monthly reconciliation with Finance Associate
Assist in strategizing and implementing organizational and campaign events, in conjunction with the Director of Development, Campaign Director and Gallery Programs Manager
Manage foundation and corporate sponsorship timelines, proposals, grant submissions and reporting
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development
Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge
A minimum of two years' experience in development or a related field
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Work collaboratively to solve problems
Ability to set a course for action, prioritize work, solve complex and delicate problems and organize information in a concise and effective manner
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
CRM/database management experience and proficiency
Experience in data analysis - research and reporting
Respect and maintain strict confidentiality of information related to their job
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work of this position takes place at a historic site. Events are held in a historic building that is not handicap accessible. Candidates should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs, and able to lift 20 pounds.
How to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to HR@bostonhistory.org
Jobs - Part-Time
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
We currently have no Internship openings. Please check back here for future listings.