Clough House Interpreters
As the public faces of the Clough House, located on the property of the Old North Church and Historic Site, Interpreters will be trained in both Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and our new living history space, Patriot's Corner. Clough House interpreters educate and engage our visitors on the history of colonial chocolate. Patriot's Corner will be a changing program, usually in the first person. The current program in Patriot's Corner is about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Interpreters, wearing period-appropriate clothing (provided), conduct chocolate demonstrations with tools and materials found in the 18th century. Each of these living history programs contains an essential retail component for which Interpreters are also responsible.
· Welcoming all visitors upon entrance
· Providing informative, interesting presentations on chocolate or other programming
· Cleaning all equipment and the shops
· Restocking, folding and presenting the merchandise
· Provide wayfinding information and general information about the campus and the surrounding neighborhood
· Wearing period clothing (provided).
It is essential that you are available weekends and holidays for the duration of the season.
· Excellent public speaking skills
· Interest in history, education, and/or museums
· Outgoing and engaging personality
· Cash handling experience
· Ability to work in a fast paced environment
· Able to stand for long periods of time
How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please, no phone calls! The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer
August 20, 2018
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.