Work at Plimoth
Museum Teacher (per diem)
Plimoth Plantation is looking for per-diem Museum Teachers to deliver highly engaging, interactive, entertaining, thought-provoking and personal museum experiences to a variety of audiences including school groups, families, scouts, homeschoolers, seniors and mixed-age groups ranging in age from pre-K to senior citizen. The museum teacher uses a variety of techniques to interact with audiences and teach about Plymouth’s history and culture, including role-playing and 3rd person interpretive techniques. The museum teacher will study written training material on the history of Plymouth Colony and Patuxet during the late 16th and early 17th centuries and will deliver hands-on workshops, scout programs, overnights and winter workshops. The museum teacher must have at least two years of experience working with children. Experience in museum education preferred. Must have a High School Diploma. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Public Humanities Fellowship
The Public Humanities Fellows will join Plimoth Plantation at a pivotal moment in the Museum's history. As we enter the important anniversary years of 2020 and 2021, Plimoth is in the process of implementing Along the Shores of Change, the first comprehensive interpretive plan in the Museum's 75-year history. This transformation is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
We are seeking candidates to fill two positions -- one focused on the history of Indigenous southern New England through 1700, and the other focused on 17th-century Anglo-European/Indigenous interactions which occurred across the same landscape. Through their original research as well as their role in the development of accurate and engaging exhibits, educational programs, publications and staff training materials, fellows will advance the Museum's efforts to broaden public understanding of 17th-century America. One fellow’s research project will focus on patterns of material exchange evidenced in Native and colonial dwellings between 1620 and 1692 by creating an object-based history experienced across all the Museum's living history sites. Another research project will deepen the Museum's thinking on and representation of religion and spirituality in the development and transformation of 17th-century communities in southern New England. Fellows will also assist in the planning and implementation of a plenary conference in March 2020.
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.
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.
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.