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

As our Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator, you will work closely with the Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team during an exciting period of growth. You will provide general administrative support and project management in order to advance key strategic priorities. You will be an important point of contact for our Board of Governors, responsible for scheduling various meetings, taking minutes and preparing reports. You will ensure regular and clear communications between the ED, Senior Leadership Team and staff, plus ensure that relationships with volunteers and external stakeholders are well managed.

This is a great opportunity to get an operational view into the culture and strategy of a growing nonprofit organization, and build deep partnerships with senior leadership. This role offers significant opportunities for professional development and is a great fit for someone who is a self-starter. This role reports directly to the executive director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Executive Director in all daily tasks, from phone call management to calendar management to email support. Learn and understand organizational positions and goals well enough to be able to create first drafts of letters and other materials.

  • Support the Senior Leadership Team with project management tasks. Coordinate project-based meetings with both internal and external stakeholders, oversee timelines and schedules, and assist with events.

  • Support administration and logistics for the Board of Governors, including scheduling quarterly and special board meetings, committee meetings, and events as needed

  • Attend organizational meetings as needed to manage set up, note-taking and follow up

  • Support internal communications, gathering announcements from various stakeholders internally to coordinate messaging or regular bulletins that promote a culture of transparency and ensuring all staff is aware of key internal issues

  • Support general operations activities as the Office Manager

  • Be the receptionist for the Administration office, including staffing the front desk, answering the general phone line, handling the mail, and other tasks as needed

  • Manage a calendar for the conference room bookings

  • Provide additional office administrative support as needed

Support specific to the Executive Director:

  • Leverage the ED’s time by ensuring excellent advance preparation and diligent follow-up for all meetings, internally and externally

  • Prioritize and act on all inbound correspondence; draft and send responses as appropriate

  • Various special projects involving research or assistance with event planning

Qualifications & Skill:

  • 2+ years of work experience preferred

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an understanding of how to convey topics to a variety of audiences

  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks/priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • High level of discretion and maturity

  • Excellent organizational and accurate data entry skills; commitment to being thorough

  • Demonstrated track record in troubleshooting, problem-solving, and follow through

  • Ability to thrive and learn in our fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment while bringing an enthusiastic, collaborative approach to your work

Knowing its importance to the success of our work, the Bostonian Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  We will consider career switchers and those with unusual career paths.  We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

Full time salaried, Non-Exempt position. Benefits eligible, generous time off.

General office hours are 9 – 5, Monday through Friday, with occasional evening work required.

Physical Requirements:

  • The work of this position takes place both in a regular office environment and at a historic site. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a 300 year old historic building without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@bostonhistory.org

 For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visit www.bostonhistory.org.


This position is part of an administration team reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration. The Staff Accountant will work with the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to provide company-wide support services in office management, finance, payroll, HR, and IT support.  This is a great opportunity for an accountant to get an operational view of a growing nonprofit organization. This role offers significant opportunities for professional learning and is a great fit for someone who is a self-starter.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Weekly Accounts Payable – manually enter bills, obtain approvals, split by funds, execute AP runs.

  • Biweekly Payroll – manually enter hourly workers’ time, update benefits, execute payroll.

  • Manage the paperwork process of onboarding and offboarding staff, both full time and seasonal.

  • Credit card and bank reconciliations.

  • Assist Development department with grant tracking.

  • Coordinate weekly with Commercial Operations department for timely and accurate data imports from their inventory sales system to our accounting system.

  • Monthly journal entries to accrue and allocate expenses by department.

    • Monthly reconciliation with Development revenue reports.

    • Monthly reconciliation with Commercial Operations’ reports.

  • Provide support for the annual audit and annual budget process.

  • Periodic research and reporting for the Director on specific accounts.

  • Working with Director to create improvements in procedures and computerize manual processes.

  • Spend 10% to 20% of time providing office management support as part of the office team.

 QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • 1+ years of accounting experience

  • Training or education in accounting

  • Journal Entry experience

  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks/priorities

  • High level of discretion and maturity

  • Ability to thrive and learn in our fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment while bringing an enthusiastic, collaborative approach to your work

Full time salaried, benefits eligible, generous time off package.

General office hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

Knowing its importance to the success of our work, the Bostonian Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.We will consider career switchers and those with unusual career paths.We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

Physical Requirements:

The work of this position takes place both in a regular office environment and at a historic site. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a 300 year old historic building without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry supplies up and down stairs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@bostonhistory.org. 

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


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