PO Box 1620
Plymouth, MA 02362
Date Posted: August 09, 2018
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The Potter is one
of the principal guest-facing artisans demonstrating in the Craft Center. The
Potter’s primary responsibility is the demonstration of 17th-century
pottery-making while effectively interpreting to Museum guests the history and
significance of trades in England. The Potter also supplies the Museum’s Craft
Center Shop with pottery for retail sale and the Colonial Interpretation
Department with reproductions for use in the 17th-Century English
Village, aboardMayflower II,and on
the Wampanoag Homesite, and by museum programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
appropriate historical information to museum guests in a personable,
informative, conversational style of third-person interpretation while
demonstrating wheel-thrown pottery-making.
Working from 17th-century
original objects, written records, and pictorial information, throw, glaze,
decorate (as needed), and assist in firing reproduction pieces for use in the
Museum’s exhibits and programs, for retail sale in the Craft Center Shop, and
for wholesale accounts.
necessary for daily demonstrations and pottery production; keep records of
production and spending.
source material (written and pictorial) on Plymouth Colony history, 16th-
and 17th-century English and European potters and pottery, with a
particular emphasis on the tools, practices, and techniques used by English and
Dutch potters during this period.
workshops and/or lead interactive programs in partnership with the Education
and Public Programs department, as assigned by the Manager of Crafts, Trades,
and Domestic Skills.
Serve as a
valuable professional resource in specialized areas that serve Plimoth
Plantation, the museum field, and the wider range of interested individuals and
professional and program development by conducting appropriate research,
consulting with experts and peers, and preparing documentation for internal or
friendly and welcoming presence for all guests and coworkers throughout the
Museum's mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy.
Other duties as
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
diploma or equivalent; Associate’s Degree preferred.
wheel throwing, glazing, and decorative techniques.
working with the public.
Interest in 17th-century
European crafts and trades.
Interest in and
appreciation for 17th-century English, Native American, and European