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.
Curator of Museum Gardens
To ensure that the Gardens continue to develop at a lively pace, the post requires a combination of dedication to the practice and continued development of high quality gardening skills exercised through hands-on gardening.
Reservations and Scheduling Coordinator
We are seeking an unflappable, tactful and superbly organized person to fill an essential role in Plimoth Plantation’s Museum Experience Group.
With direction from Museum Experience Group Directors and Managers, the Reservations and Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the scheduling of all Museum Experience Group staff for all programs, including living history site coverage, education and public programs and other Plimoth Plantation commitments. The Reservations and Scheduling Coordinator is also the external presence for the Museum Experience Group, answering general phone and email inquiries to book education programs and manage reservations for public programs and workshops.
This is a hands-on position directly involved in daily operations of the Museum’s Facilities with a major emphasis on maintenance of the Museum’s grounds (parking lots, lawns, pathways, wooded areas, etc.) Supervises members of the Facilities team, and leads the team to achieve daily, weekly and monthly departmental goals and work plans.
Administrative Assistant for Development
The Administrative Assistant carries out administrative and clerical duties associated with general office management of a fast-paced development office.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Responsibilities include recruitment, training, coaching, labor relations, and assistance with HR administration
Secure all buildings at the designated time and to provide a visual presence at all times.
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.
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.
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 summer internship positions. Questions about The Internship Program can be directed to Hilary Goodnow via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (508) 746-1622 ext 8287.