Work at Plimoth
"Teamwork can be summed up in five short words...We believe in each other."
Do you want to be part of an established and exciting non-profit organization that helps to educate and entertain hundreds of thousands of guests each year? Do you have a passion for history and for meeting new people? If you do, then Plimoth Plantation—one of America’s great history museums—may be the right place for you.
Plimoth Plantation chooses exceptional individuals who have the motivation and spirit, the energy and the skills to be part of a wonderful team – both as employees and volunteers. The Museum, established in 1947, is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and educational living history programs and exhibits.
If you can provide customer service that is second to none, and contribute to the friendly, welcoming atmosphere at Plimoth Plantation then you’ll feel right at home here. Our hospitality toward our guests and enthusiasm for our work is key to the success of the Museum’s mission—whether we are in front of the public or working ‘behind the scenes’.
Picture yourself in a job where you can help people step back in time and discover a past that might surprise them, spark their imagination, promote their sense of wonder, connect people with their ancestors, and be part of someone’s once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, relaxing weekend, school field trip or group tour. These and many more opportunities await you at Plimoth Plantation.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time staff. BCBS medical and dental insurance is offered for the employee and their eligible dependents (cost-sharing involved). Term life insurance and long-term disability is offered for all full-time, year-round employees. A 403B retirement plan is available for all employees and profit sharing retirement plan for all eligible staff.
We also offer voluntary payroll-deducted benefits. These benefits include automobile, homeowners and supplemental insurances.
All full-time employees, both year-round and seasonal, are eligible for annual paid vacation allowance. The amount of paid vacation is based on length of service and number of hours worked per week. Part-time staff with at least four years of service are eligible for a one week based on average hours worked per week. Holiday and sick-time benefits are available for eligible employees.
An employee discount is offered for retail and food service purchases. The Museum also offers complimentary and discounted admission coupons to all employees.
Interested? Search the job titles below for more information on these positions and how to apply. Please note that there is an application and interview process as well as pre-employment orientation to the Museum for both paid employment and volunteer opportunities.
Digital Asset Project Manager
In partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston, Plimoth Plantation seeks a Digital Asset Project Manager to lead the digitization efforts of the Museum, beginning with one of the most important archaeological collections in New England: C-1, the R.M./Clark Garrison Site. The Digital Asset Project Manager will provide leadership, strategic planning, and digitization of Plimoth Plantation’s archives. This position oversees the digitization, long term preservation, organization, and distribution of the museums’ digitized and born-digital material. As part of the Integrated Media Department, the Digital Asset Project Manager creates and maintains sustainable online and offline systems and workflows while diligently working toward Plimoth’s goal of preservation and dissemination of digital materials.
Guest Services/Group Sales Associate
The Guest Services/ Group Sales Associate will support the Museum’s inside sales function to include the scheduling of group reservations for admission and education programs, special events, and promoting other Museum programs including catering services. Working collaboratively with Guest Services, Education, as well as other Museum staff and services, this position ensures that group needs and visits are accommodated and receive excellent customer service.
Public Programs Coodinator
The Public Programs Coordinator will develop, coordinate and execute public programs, including large- and small-scale programs, that advance the Museum’s mission and inspire an appreciation of 17th-century New England’s importance to the development of modern America. The coordinator will: align public programs with the Museum’s strategic plan; develop programs in collaboration with internal and external specialists; coordinate program-related projects and meetings with internal associates; maintain project timelines and event databases; nurture and retain relationships with current audiences, and identify and cultivate new and diverse audiences; evaluate program outcomes and apply findings to continuously improve and optimize offerings.
The Baker is essential to daily operations in the Plimoth Bread Co., fulfilling daily retail orders; acts as one of the principal guest-facing artisans in the Craft Center in the Master Baker’s absence. The Baker’s primary responsibility is the production of 17th-century bread for sale in the Museum’s shops, and occasionally demonstrating 17th-century breadmaking while effectively interpreting to Museum guests the history and significance of trades in England. At times, the Baker will demonstrate other related trade work, including other types of baked goods. The Plimoth Bread Co. supplies the Museum’s retail shops with bread for retail sale daily; on occasion, by arrangement the bakery also supplies baked goods to the Museum’s living history sites, public programs, and/or functions.
Marine Repair Supervisor
Hands on leader in the Maritime department. Assist with thedevelopment and implementation of a restoration and maintenance program designed topreserve the Mayflower II and other museum watercraft.
Facilities Maintainer I
This Position is responsible for maintaining an assigned group of classrooms, restrooms, offices and related Function areas and buildings in a clean and orderly manner to ensure a safe and clean work environment for our guests and staff.
Living History Educator for Wampanoag and/or English sites
Provide a positive, friendly and welcoming environment by initiating engaging and informative interactions in which Museum guests of all ages can explore history according to their own interests.
Collegiate Internship Program
Plimoth Plantation's Collegiate Internship Program is a collaborative, project-based learning experience that brings together students and scholars from diverse backgrounds and academic specialities. Working together, Plimoth interns create fully integrated public programs, exhibits and museum projects which are implemented and assessed as part of a continued relationship with Plimoth Plantation even after their sessions have ended. Internships cover numerous areas of interest such as Museum Education, Marketing & Public Relations, and Historic Clothing and Textiles. For more information, please visit our internship page at www.plimoth.org/internships. Questions about the Plimoth Plantation Internship Program can be directed to Hilary Goodnow via email at email@example.com or by calling (508) 746-1622 ext 8287.
2016 FALL SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS: September 6 - November 11, 2016
Applications for the fall session are now open. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Historical Clothing & Textiles: Costume Production
Reproducing historically accurate clothing in a museum setting encompasses a multitude of skills and processes, including research and development, use of period and modern construction techniques, as well as sharing this knowledge and skill with our guests who visit Plimoth Plantation.
Digitial Archives Internship - Mayflower II
The Digital Archives Intern will collaborate with senior museum staff from the Media, Design & Collections Department to scan and create a new digital repository for Plimoth Plantation’s extensive Mayflower II – 1957 archival collections including historic photographs, newspaper articles, correspondence and journals. The intern will then participate in the production of a collection spotlight publication for use by the Development Department.