Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc

193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
www.oldnorth.com
education@oldnorth.com

Date Posted:
September 06, 2017

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Retail/Sales/Waitstaff

Type:
Part-Time

Part Time - Gift Shop

Description:
The Old North Church located in Boston's historic North End is seeking part time-seasonal gift shop help. The position available is 16-24 hours  per week. Flexible schedules available... some weekend availability a must. Applicants must be available until November with the possibility of 8 hours per week through the winter. The gift shop is located on the Old North Church campus. Old North is one of Boston's most visited historic sites. As an employee of the gift shop responsibilities would include, greeting customers, running the POS, tagging and processing inventory and general shop upkeep. The gift shop staff serve as ambassadors to the site, answering questions, giving directions and helping provide a pleasant experience for our visitors.
Qualifications:
Cash Handling experience a must! POS experience a plus. Applicants must have superb customer service skills as well as the ability to work confidently and accurately in a very fast paced environment. It is essential that you are self motivated and willing to take the initiative to get the job done. Ability to work well with other staff members and comfortable enough to work alone when required. Love of history and knowledge of the Boston area a plus! A smile goes a long way!
How To Apply:
Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to jobs@oldnorth.com. Please reference the gift shop in the subject line.  No Phone Calls Please Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  
Apply by:
September 08, 2017
Salary:
11.00 per hour
About this Organization:
Steeped in history and rich in tradition, the Old North is one of America’s best known National Landmarks, and---with a half million guests each year---is Boston’s most visited historic site.

From the steeple of the Old North, on the evening of April 18, 1775, the Church sexton, Robert Newman, held high the two signal lanterns that were a warning from Paul Revere to the other Colonial Patriots that British troops were marching to Lexington and Concord to arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams, and to seize the Colonials’ store of ammunition.

The display of the two lanterns set in motion the momentous ride of Paul Revere, and is widely regarded as the spark that ignited the American War of Independence. The historic events of April 18, 1775, were immortalized in Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride.

The Church is also an extraordinary example of Georgian architecture of the early 18th century with much of its original building fabric intact. Its association with the evolution of Boston as a mercantile center; with the beginnings of the American War of Independence and the founding of the United States; with the struggle to reconcile democratic values with the struggle against slavery as expressed in Longfellow's poem; with the story of the North End moving from the city’s original settlement through successive immigrant groups to a vibrant 21st century waterfront community---all present a broad spectrum of opportunities for creative and engaging education and interpretation.