Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Date Posted:
September 18, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Old North (Clough House) Costumed Educators

Description:

As the public faces of the Clough House, located on the property of the Old North Church and Historic Site, educators will be trained in both Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop interpretation as well as site-wide general history. Clough House educators, wearing period-appropriate clothing (provided), conduct chocolate demonstrations with tools and materials found in the 18th century.  This position contains an essential retail component for which educators are also responsible.  This retail component offers an opportunity to learn another aspect of historic site operation.


This is a part-time position.  Scheduling and employment are dependent on seasonal needs.


Responsibilities

  • Providing exemplary customer service, including welcoming visitors and helping visitors understand admission policy
  • Offering interesting, accurate and engaging presentations on chocolate
  • Helping visitor understanding of rotating exhibits in Patriots Corner space
  • Provide way-finding information and general information about the campus and the surrounding neighborhood
  • Wearing period clothing (provided).
  • Maintaining a clean and professional-looking work environment, which includes cleaning all equipment, demonstration and retail areas 
  • Restocking, folding and presenting the merchandise
  • Cashiering



It is essential that you are available weekends and holidays for the duration of the season.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent public speaking skills or theater or teaching experience
  • Interest in history, education, and/or museums
  • Enjoys working with a team and also in an ever-changing, high-traffic environment
  • 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 and cover letter to jobs@oldnorth.com. 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

Apply by:
October 11, 2019
Salary:
13.00/hr
About this Organization:

300 Years. Two Lanterns. One Revolution.

The enduring fame of Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when church sexton Robert Newman and Vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple of Old North Church and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution. Old North Church is Boston’s oldest surviving church building and welcomes 150,000 visitors each year as one of the Freedom Trail’s most visited historical sites.


The Old North Foundation (ONF) inspires active citizenship and courageous, compassionate leadership by interpreting and preserving the Old North Church & Historic Site. The Foundation serves a wide audience by creating meaningful experiences through educational outreach, site-specific programming, and historical analysis. The Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc. was established in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization independent of Christ Church in the City of Boston (the Episcopal congregation of Old North Church). Learn more atwww.oldnorth.com