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.
Director of human resources
Plimoth Plantation is looking for a passionate and experienced HR professional to direct the HR function and to ensure the Museum attracts and retains the best talent. The ideal candidate will be proactive and resourceful and will be able to provide strong strategic leadership to the organization and the workplace culture.
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all oversight on all HR activities, including: talent management, compensation analysis, annual performance appraisal process, employee relations, training and development, employment legislation compliance, and creating and implementing personnel/administrative policies.
Director of Living History Sites
Providing a warm welcome to a diverse range of guests to this renowned living history museum with a great team environment in a beautiful location, you will be ensuring that guests have an experience that exceeds their expectations. No two days are the same as you work to ensure everyone who visits has a great experience.
This is a position for a creative and energetic manager who will provide comprehensive and efficient administrative and operational support for the Museum Experience Group (MEG). In this interesting, fast-paced and diverse role you will work to ensure that MEG goals and work plans are achieved and ensure that MEG operations run smoothly. You will work with the senior management and MEG management teams to help formulate and articulate the vision, goals, and priorities for the Museum’s exhibits and programming.
Secure all buildings at the designated time and to provide a visual presence at all times.
Group Sales Coordinator
The Group Sales Coordinator will support the Museum’s inside sales function to include the scheduling of group reservations for admission, special events, and promoting other Museum programs including educational programs, dining and retail services. Working collaboratively with Guest Services, Education, as well as other Museum staff and services, this position will be the lead for group receiving at all museum locations to ensure that group needs and visits are accommodated and receive excellent customer service.
Living History Educator
Living History Educators provide a positive, friendly and welcoming environment throughout the Museum by facilitating engaging and informative interactions in which Museum guests of all ages can explore history according to their own interests. Accurately interpret 17th-century life using both 1st- and 3rd-person techniques on the Museum’s living history sites, elsewhere on Museum grounds, and offsite as assigned. Ensure the safety of all guests, staff and animals. Foster a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in working with all Museum colleagues including volunteers, Museum Guides and tour guides. Living History Educators work to maintain an optimal programmatic environment for Museum guests to experience Plimoth Plantation’s mission.
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.
Wampanoag Foodways Living History Site Specialist
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.
Marine Repair Supervisor
Hands-on leader in the Maritime department. Assist with the development and implementation of a restoration and maintenance program designed to preserve the Mayflower II and other museum watercraft.
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 2018 Summer internship positions. Questions about The Internship Program can be directed to email@example.com.