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.
ASSISTANT GUEST EXPERIENCE MANAGER
The Assistant Guest Experience Manager assumes all duties of the Guest Experience Manager whenever the Guest Experience Manager is away from the living history sites. The Assistant Manager supervises the Living History Educators by monitoring the delivery of all site programming and interpretation to ensure accurate historical content, appropriate technique, safety of all guests, staff and animals, and guest engagement and satisfaction. In short, the Assistant Manager works on-site to maintain an optimal programmatic environment for Museum guests to experience Plimoth Plantation’s mission.
The Assistant Manager will ensure living history site staff are trained to engage guests from of all ages, using role-playing (1st-person) and 3rd-person interpretive techniques to inspire an appreciation of 17th-century New England’s importance to the development of modern America.
The Guest Experience Assistant Manager will perform with attention to professionalism at all times and is personally accountable for ensuring the continued success of Plimoth Plantation’s programs. The Assistant Manager has a passion for conveying the multicultural history, politics, arts, culture and science of 17th-century New England to diverse audiences and communities.
Membership and Annual Fund Manager
MEMBERSHIP: To achieve revenue goals through bringing in new members and retaining existing members of Plimoth Plantation. To sell memberships at designated locations at the museum, online, and at external events and locations as required. Create a calendar of annual member’s events and promotions. Attend and serve as member liaison at all member events. Proactively develop and implement membership sales revenue generating ideas including the merchandising and presentation of sales literature and sales materials to potential new members. Process all membership materials (membership cards and renewal packages) individual and library members as needed and on schedule. Draft monthly member e-news (Mail Chimp) as well as e-invitations to member events.
ANNUAL FUND: To manage the Museum’s current annual fund program including drafting special appeal letters, acknowledgement letters and processing of all annual fund donations. Develop/oversee annual mail solicitation campaigns (currently spring and fall appeals). Work with the Associate DOD on implementing additional special projects (online campaigns etc.) as needed to meet annual fund goals. Create reports for Associate DOD to track Annual program progress, implement and manage direct mail campaigns as well as online and web-based appeals.
Native History Educators Wanted!
Plimoth Plantation's Wampanoag Homesite is looking for native history educators! Our recreated 17th-century native homesite exhibit features seasonal native houses as well as demonstrates building and handcraft techniques, agricultural and cooking activities, hunting and fishing methods, mishoon (canoe) making, games and more! If you have a passion for sharing your Native culture, teaching and conversing with museum guests of all ages and backgrounds, this position is for you! Apply today!
Time Travelers Wanted!
Wish you could travel back in time every day? Join as a 17th century role-player! Our Museum role-players immerse themselves in 17th century lifeways in our living history exhibit through costumes, regional dialect, masterful knowledge of history and, of course, experimental archaeology! If you love digging deep into the historical record, recreating the past, teaching and having conversations with museum guests of all ages and backgrounds, this position is for you! Join us!
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 by museum programs.
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.
To secure all buildings at the designated time and to provide a visual presence at all times.
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.
Questions about The Internship Program can be directed to email@example.com.