Concord Museum

53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742
www.concordmuseum.org
cm1@concordmuseum.org

Date Posted:
May 03, 2017

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Weekend Museum Interpreter

Description:
The Concord Museum, in historic Concord, Massachusetts, seeks creative and dynamic individuals to join the museum interpretation team. Interpreters greet visitors, answer questions, monitor museum galleries to ensure the safety of the collection, give tours, and provide a friendly knowledgeable presence in the galleries. Opportunities to assist with public and family programs on weekends and holidays will also arise. Attendance at a minimum of two annual weekday staff trainings is required. The Concord Museum is open year-round, seven days a week.
Qualifications:
A strong interest in history, excellent communication skills, and exceptional customer service skills are a must. Experience working with the public and previous experience in a museum setting are desirable. High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred. A flexible schedule with weekend availability is required. This part-time position is perfect for college or graduate students, retirees, and others with a flexible schedule looking to be part of a dynamic team in a historic environment.
Hours vary per week, approx. 5-20 hours per week.
How To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to cm1@concordmuseum.org EOE
Apply by:
May 31, 2017
Salary:
$11.00/hour
About this Organization:
Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum has a nationally significant collection of over 35,000 objects, widely emulated education programs, and an active changing exhibition program. The Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary, and cultural life. Renowned as the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution and the home of great American writers and thinkers, including Emerson and Thoreau, Concord has long been a popular destination. The Museum is a center for cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world. The collection includes American icons such as Paul Revere's lantern; the contents of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond; major Revolutionary War holdings; and exceptionally well-documented furniture, clocks, silver, ceramics, textiles and other artifacts. Accredited by AAM since 1973, the Museum is open 362 days a year and is located 20 miles from Boston.