Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Date Posted:
February 05, 2019




Education Specialist- Interpreter


This position on the Interpreter team specializes in the delivery of high-quality educational experiences, facilitating visitor engagement, connecting visitors to HMG’s collections, and encouraging visitors to explore, discover, and learn together. The Education Specialist fulfills the duties of Interpreter by providing high quality, memorable programs that exceed expectations, including creating informal interactive learning opportunities for multi-generational audiences, adhering to HMG policies and procedures, and facilitating a safe, positive, and engaging experience for museum visitors during regular visitation, public programming, and private events. Additionally, this position is responsible for facilitating and presenting formal educational programming for student and adult group visitors.


1. The position of Education Interpreter is a part time, non-exempt, at will position; your availability from April-October is expected unless otherwise authorized by the Manager of Interpretation. You must be able to attend all mandatory training sessions, both prior to opening and throughout the season, unless otherwise authorized.

2. Must be a dynamic educator with a related educational background or demonstrated previous experience.

3. Must have exceptional customer service skills, commitment to teamwork, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

4. Must enjoy working with the public, and leading people of all ages learn.

5. Must work a minimum of 8 hours for special events throughout the season, including evening events, and provide availability during Gardens Aglow.

6. Must be able to lift 30 pounds and be on your feet for extended periods of time, often the majority of your scheduled shift.

7. Must be comfortable with and willing to operate exhibit technology (television screens, video players, iPad, etc.) as necessary.

8. Must be able to exercise sound judgment and be able to take initiative quickly to resolve security or safety issues while remaining calm and clear-headed.

9. Certain responsibilities of the position call for specific requirements:

a. Carousel: You must be at least 18 years of age and attend the certification training to operate.

b. Hidden Hollow: Requires willingness to work outdoors, including during uncomfortable weather or conditions.

How To Apply:
If you are interested in applying to this position please send your Resume and Cover Letter to interpretation@heritagemuseums.org
Apply by:
March 08, 2019
About this Organization:
Heritage Museums & Gardens is the largest public garden in Southern New England. It is located on 100 acres of gardens and nature trails on the banks of Shawme Pond in Historic Sandwich. In addition to the magnificent grounds, known for their encyclopedic collections of daylilies, hostas and hydrangeas, the estate holds a nationally significant collection of Dexter rhododendrons, specialty gardens, water features, and sculpture. Hidden Hollow, a family-friendly feature, is a place for exploration of the natural world and learning about environmental stewardship. Heritage offers three buildings housing permanent exhibits of world-class automobiles, a working carousel, nationally significant American Folk Art, and changing special exhibits on aspects of American culture.