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.
LEAD Graphic DesignER
The Lead Graphic Designer at Plimoth Plantation is responsible for creating a refined, sophisticated and vibrant Museum brand that truly reflects the in-depth programming, living history sites and powerful educational experiences for which the Museum is known. Collaborative and organized, this individual designs and produces a cohesive, polished portfolio of Museum collateral, advertisements, publications, exhibit panels and sales materials. Productive under pressure and responsive to shifting priorities, the lead designer is tasked with shaping the public’s impression of the Museum through newly created visual media. The ideal candidate will have a personal design aesthetic that is elegant, clean, high-end and modern.
To secure all buildings at the designated time and to provide a visual presence at all times. Interact with the public, Creative Gourmets staff, function guests and local residents in a professional manner. Must have good judgment, common sense, and the ability to act quickly in emergency situations. Must have valid driver’s license. Must be willing to undergo a background check.
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.
LIving HIstory Educator
Through conversation and the exhibition of traditional crafts and domestic skills, interpret the daily life, history and intangible cultural heritage of the 17th-century colonists (Pilgrims) and the history of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower II to Museum guests.
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.
Wampanoag Museum Educator
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.
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Data input into multiple programs with strong attention to detail. Prepare checks to pay invoices after verifying authorizations have been completed. Create consolidated revenue reports for daily revenue. Purchasing office supplies and process incoming and outgoing mail.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (508) 746-1622 ext 8287.
2016 SUMMER SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS: JULY 5 - AUGUST 19, 2016 (OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO AUGUST 26)
Applications for the summer session are now open. Application deadline is March 31, 2016
Marketing & Communications Internship
Plimoth Plantation’s Marketing & Communications department is responsible for developing and implementing Operational and Strategic plans to advance the Museum’s brand and support the overall goals and objectives of the organization. The Marketing & Communications Internship provides a unique educational experience to focus on targeted marketing and media research for key affinity groups as well as social media engagement for the nation’s premier living history museum and tourist destination.
Historical Horticultre Internship
Plimoth Plantation’s internship in Historical Horticulture offers the opportunity to explore both 17th- and 21st-century plants and horticultural practices through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Interns learn how experienced horticultural staff combine historical research with practical skills and knowledge to create, maintain and preserve historical landscapes in a variety of settings around our Museum campus.
Museum Education & Public Programs Internship
The Museum Education & Public Programs Internship provides participants hands-on experience planning, developing and implementing educational programs for children, teenagers, adults and families. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at the museum’s main campus, on Mayflower II, at the Plimoth Grist Mill and in downtown Plymouth. All interns will engage directly with the children enrolled in five sessions of our Weeklong Summer Adventure Program.
Historical Clothing & Textiles: Collections Management Internship
Plimoth Plantation’s Historical Clothing & Textiles program is seeking an intern with an interest in historical clothing, research, and/or archives. The ideal candidate would like to gain experience working with museum collections and organizing research materials; some research skills are necessary, as the tasks will include refining memos and papers. Additionally, the internship includes some hands-on work with our reproduction clothing and textiles, so basic sewing skills will be helpful.
Historical Clothing & Textiles: Wardrobe Production Internship
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.