Chocolate and Print Shop Interpreters
As the public faces of the Clough House, located on the property of the Old North Historic Site, Interpreters will be trained in both The Printing Office of Edes & Gill and Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, educating our visitors on the history of colonial chocolate and colonial printing. Interpreters, wearing period appropriate clothing (provided), conduct chocolate demonstrations with tools and materials found in the 18th century and act as apprentices to the Print Master. 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 and printing
· Soliciting voluntary donations
· Cleaning all equipment and the shops
· Restocking, folding, and presenting the merchandise
· Provide way finding information and general information about the campus and the surrounding neighborhood
· Wearing period clothing (provided). This is not first-person interpretation.
It is essential that you are available weekends and holidays for the duration of the season. Clough house goes part time in November. Some hours will be available in November.
· 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 email@example.com. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
Resumes will be accepted until Thursday, August 17th. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no phone calls! The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer
August 19, 2017
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.