Work at Plimoth

 

development analyst

POSITION SUMMARY

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Patuxet brings the story of the United States’ early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year since its founding in 1947.

The Development Analyst (DA) will play an integral role in Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development (ADOD), the DA will join the Museum at an exciting time in its history. The DA will be responsible for administering Development software and systems; drafting revenue reports to measure and improve the Development department’s efficiency, quality and performance; creating donor dossiers for improved stewardship and segmented lists for targeted mailings.

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Director of Retail Operations and Merchandising

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Retail Operations and Merchandising (DROM) will be the trusted partner responsible for leading the Museum’s retail operations toward an omni-channel strategy, developing a multi-year vision and strategy. Responsible for fostering and growing a high-performing team, you will understand the art and the science of retail, bringing analytical rigor combined with creativity and empathy to help drive the business forward. This leadership role is the key to scaling our retail operations for more success. Support the Museum’s mission through earned revenue from retail shops and e-commerce. Areas of responsibility include: merchandise selection, development of custom products, e-commerce, budget preparation and oversight, retail staff hiring/training, inventory and cost control.

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education coordinator

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The Education Program Coordinator (EPC) is an integral part of Plimoth Patuxet Museum’s Education and Outreach team which strives to inspire learners of all ages with a love of history and an appreciation of 17th-century Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag community of Patuxet’s importance to the development of modern America. We are seeking an unflappable, tactful, team-oriented, and superbly organized person with a passion for formal and informal learning to fill an essential role supporting the operation of all aspects of Plimoth Patuxet’s education and outreach programming serving 90,000 learners annually. 

The EPC works closely with the Associate Director of Education & Outreach to implement strategic educational initiatives including sales, marketing and social media, and working with volunteers and special interest groups to ensure excellent educational, guest-focused experiences onsite, online, and in classrooms across the country. This position strengthens and improves the efficiency of the Museum’s Education & Outreach team to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the diverse school, family and adult audiences seeking programs and educational resources from Plimoth Patuxet. This includes fostering the Museum’s relationships with key groups including volunteers, K12 teachers and scout/youth group leaders; coordinating the program schedule and assigning educators; and the related set-up including ordering supplies, setting up technology, etc. as well as being the primary point of contact for the Museum Education and Outreach team.

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digital engagement manager

POSITION SUMMARY

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Patuxet brings the story of the United States’ early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year since its founding in 1947.

We are seeking a Digital Engagement Manager (DEM) to drive successful delivery of digital products, including social media. If you`re interested in history and heritage and looking for a role where you can make a positive difference by using your skills to encourage public engagement with and support for a great American history museum, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Responsible for ensuring that our digital platforms reflect the mission and strategic direction of the Museum, the DEM has an agile approach to solution development and maintains quality control to ensure the vision and goals of the Museum’s online platforms are achieved. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC) the DEM is responsible for leading the Museum’s online communications efforts on Plimoth Patuxet’s website and social media channels, and to ensure their success as key communication tools for marketing the Museum. The DEM plays an essential role in strategy, creative, interactive and digital marketing, and collaborates with other departments to develop content. Working closely with the team, the DEM develops and implements a strategic marketing and communications plan and ongoing branding initiative which will drive visitation onsite and online, and increase awareness of the Museum.

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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 foodservice purchases. The Museum also offers complimentary and discounted admission coupons to all employees.

Interested? Search the job titles 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. 

 

Volunteer at Plimoth Plantation 

Be Part of History in your Community! 

Do you have an open mind and enjoy engaging with people who share a common passion for history, lifelong learning, and community engagement? Join Plimoth Plantation's Volunteer & Museum Guides Program!  Volunteers & Museum Guides work in support of and alongside our staff fulfilling the Museum's mission to provide powerful personal encounters with history. They are: 

  • Guides on the Living History exhibits
  • Caretakers of historic gardens and landscapes
  • Greeters, golf cart drivers, and ushers at the Plimoth Cinema
  • Makers & innovators in the Marine Shop and at the Plimoth Grist Mill
  • Special programs and event support
  • Behind-the-scenes alongside our curators and historians

and so much more...

Volunteer opportunities at Plimoth Plantation are available based on departments’ needs, and therefore not only opportunities may be available at all times. Each opportunity is different and may require its own unique blend of skills and experience. Many do not require a formal history background. All Volunteers & Museum Guides should be curious, enthusiastic, and eager to learn new things. The volunteer schedule is flexible and includes seasonal and weekend shifts.

For more information, email volunteers@plimoth.org or visit www.plimoth.org/volunteer

 

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.

For more information about the Internship Program including current opportunities and application instructions, visit www.plimoth.org/internships