The Bostonian Society

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109

Date Posted:
August 07, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Tour Guide - Education Associate


Do you love history? Do you love to tell others about history? If so, The Bostonian Society is looking for you! We need enthusiastic people to join our team of tour guides (EAs) and work directly with visitors at the Old State House, a Freedom Trail museum.

You should:

Love to talk!

EAs will give up to five 20-minute tours during an 8-hour shift. (We will teach you the content!)

Be a story teller!

EAs give tours on the history of our building and the Boston Massacre. We make complex 18th-century history come alive for 21st-century visitors from all over the world, and go beyond the simple storylines common in public dialogue.

Be customer service oriented!

EAs should be friendly, motivated, and committed to providing outstanding customer service and education to all Old State House visitors.
Other duties include:

- Orienting visitors to the museum and answering their questions

- Walking the galleries to monitor the security of our building and collections

- Light daily exhibition maintenance

- Assisting the Education Department with scheduled school groups and adult groups

- Assisting with special projects, including research assistance and new tour development

- Assisting with public programs at the Old State House, such as the annual Boston Massacre Commemoration in March

- Other duties as assigned by the Gallery Supervisor


- Excellent public speaking skills; previous tour-giving experience preferred.

- An interest in history, education, museums or theater a plus.

- Experience in educational environments (formal or informal) desired.

- Ability to function physically in a multi-story historic building with no elevator.

How To Apply:

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Application deadline Monday, August 27th.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter that includes:

- Must be available to work on Saturday and one weekday. (List which weekdays you are available.)

- The date you are available to start.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Katie Drescher, Gallery Manager and Senior Educator
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.

Apply by:
August 27, 2018
12.50 per hour
About this Organization:
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.