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.

Benefits

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.

Download the New Employee and Volunteer Orientation information packet! (PDF)

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.

 

Deputy Director, Museum Experience Group (MEG)

 POSITION SUMMARY
The DD/MEG is a senior level position that provides leadership for the Museum’s living history exhibits and all MEG programs and activities - both onsite and offsite. This position is ultimately responsible for translating the Museum’s guest-first commitment into engaging living history experiences, dynamic interactions with collections, and captivating interpretations of the history of Mayflower, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag homeland. This position functions as a departmental manager, providing budgetary and personnel oversight; is a brand ambassador for Plimoth Plantation in the community, and participates on senior leadership committees.

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Wampanoag Wardrobe Living History Site Specialist

 POSITION SUMMARY
Supervise all aspects of wardrobe design, production, repair and maintenance. Train staff on clothing, and fashion in early Patuxet.
Provide a positive, friendly and welcoming environment by having engaging and informative
interactions with Museum guests of all ages. Have a passion for conveying the multicultural history, politics, arts, culture and science of Plimoth Plantation's programs to diverse audiences
and communities.

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Campaign Assistant  

 POSITION SUMMARY
Plimoth Plantation seeks a Campaign Assistant to help administer and organize activity for a major Capital Campaign.  Reporting to the Development Director, this is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, organized and detail oriented individual to advance in the development field. This is a visible role within the museum and in working with professional colleagues and a trustee led Campaign Steering Committee.

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Artisan Baker

 POSITION SUMMARY
A genuine interest in creating artisanal breads based on historical recipes is a key ingredient in this job. The focus of the position is baking bread while engaging Museum guests with the history and methods of bread-baking as it relates to 17th-century England and New England. Use 17th-century and other traditional, historical or regional recipes to make small batches of bread and other baked goods, shaped by hand and baked in an indoor wood-fired oven. Provide exceptional quality artisan baked goods for sale in our shops. The Baker works closely with the Bakery Supervisor to ensure the success of the Bakery. Responsible to perform tasks related to all daily operations of the Bakery.  

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potter

 POSITION SUMMARY
The Potter is one of the principal guest-facing artisans demonstrating in the Craft Center. The Potter’s primary responsibility is the demonstration of 17th-century pottery-making while effectively interpreting to Museum guests the history and significance of trades in England. The Potter also supplies the Museum’s Craft Center Shop with pottery for retail sale and the Colonial Interpretation Department with reproductions for use in the 17th-Century English Village, aboard Mayflower II, and on the Wampanoag Homesite, and by museum programs.

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Wampanoag Foodways Living History Site Specialist

 POSITION SUMMARY
Supervise all aspects of Wampanoag Homesite Foodways program.Train staff on
preparation of native foods in early Patuxet. Shopping for Homesite foodways supplies.
Provide a positive, friendly and welcoming environment by having engaging and informative
interactions with Museum guests of all ages. Have a passion for conveying the multicultural
history, politics, arts, culture and science of Plimoth Plantation's programs to diverse audiences
and communities. 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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HUMAN RESOURCES Generalist

 The Human Resources Generalist is a position supporting the Director of Human Resources. Responsibilities include recruitment, training, coaching, labor relations, and assistance with HR administration

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Marine Repair Supervisor

Hands on leader in the Maritime department. Assist with the development and implementation of a restoration and maintenance program designed topreserve the Mayflower II and other museum watercraft.

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The Internship Program at plimoth plantation 

How can history change YOU? Plan a garden with heirloom and native plants, design an educational program about archaeology, learn the art of marketing a living history museum, play 17th-century games with summer campers, help us make collections accessible online ... the possibilities are endless.  

We are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented young people with an interest in America’s early histories who want to share in the day-to-day work of one of our nation's most important living museums. Plimoth Plantation's interns enjoy an intensive experience as diverse as the Museum itself centered on immersive, hands-on fieldwork. Interns also participate in a collaborative group project, enjoy field trips, and engage in unique professional development opportunities. Previous internships have been offered in Museum Education, Collections Management, Public History, Historical Clothing & Textiles, Public Relations, Marketing, and Development.

Click here to view the 2017 Fall internship positions. Questions about The Internship Program can be directed to interns@plimoth.org.​