Jobs at Old Sturbridge Village are diverse and exciting ways to connect with history. Current job openings will be posted below when available. Unless otherwise noted in the job posting, please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Sturbridge, MA 01566

or send via email

Old Sturbridge Village does not provide housing and is not able to assist candidates with interview or relocation costs.

Current Job Openings

Development Assistant

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, is seeking a Development Assistant to perform internal functions related to development operations and be the handler of public and constituent inquiries.

Development Assistant Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree or have equivalent experience in customer service or data entry and management.  They will be well-organized and attentive to detail, with an ability to work in an environment which has many deadlines as well as unscheduled requests.

Experience with Blackbaud Altru or other Blackbaud products is ideal.  Advanced MS Word and Excel experience are essential, as is the ability to maintain productivity while handling unanticipated customer service tasks. The successful candidate will be highly organized with strong attention to detail, as well as be able to work well under pressure, and to prioritize and complete tasks independently

Museum Education Assistant

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, is seeking a Museum Education Assistant to oversee the administrative duties of our busy Museum Education department, which serves approximately 50,000 people annually through school and summer programming, scout overnights, and other educational programs throughout the year.

This position is full-time, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekends hours required.

Museum Education Assistant Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience in customer service or data entry and office management.  They will be well-organized and attentive to detail, with an interest in creating systems of organization. They will have the ability to work in an environment that is, during the busy school field trip season, often high energy with many unscheduled requests.

Experience with Blackbaud Altru or other Blackbaud products is ideal.  Advanced MS Word and Excel experience are essential, as is the ability to maintain productivity while handling unanticipated customer service tasks. The successful candidate will be highly organized with strong attention to detail, enjoy interacting with visitors, and be able to prioritize and complete tasks independently. An interest in informal education, children, or history is a plus!

 

General Maintenance

Under the supervision of the Support System Manager, perform general maintenance tasks inside and outside the Village. Work should include general maintenance tasks such as, but not limited to, office moves, minor carpentry, paint, snow and ice control, and landscape work.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Independent Action:

Incumbent functions independently within broad scope of department policies and goals; daily activities are monitored and scheduled through Building Trades Manager or Support System Supervisor.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 25 lbs. and frequently life and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Must be able to work weekends as needed and have the ability to be on call or respond to crisis / immediate mechanical/ general maintenance issues after hours.

 

Part-time Museum Educator

Do you love working with children? Looking for a flexible, part-time job in an energy-filled, social work environment? Come join the staff of Old Sturbridge Village – New England’s largest living history museum! Museum Educators are responsible for teaching education programs for school and youth groups for a variety of ages. Programs include small group hands-on workshops, larger assembly style shows, and thematic tours of the Village. In addition, Museum Educators are responsible for greeting school buses, helping to prep teaching materials, and providing input into the content and design of educational programs.

Qualifications:

This is a part-time job with the majority of hours falling Wednesday-Friday during the fall and spring months of the school year. We also require at least occasional weekend availability for special programs throughout the school year.

In addition, there is an opportunity for regular Saturday evening hours for the evening tour portion of our Hop Into History Overnight program (September, November, January-June) and summer hours for our Discovery Adventures program.

For more information about our education programs, click here.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to jobs@osv.org.

Master Painter

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager the painter will be responsible for mixing, matching, and applying paint to various surfaces, interior, and exterior, on all historical and non-historical structures, while in a museum environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to high and precarious places.

 

Part Time Visitor Services Clerk

Under the supervision of the Visitor Services Coordinator, the Visitor Services Clerk will sell admission tickets to individuals and group visitors using the automated ticketing system, Altru. This position is Part-Time with limited benefits. Hours will fluctuate weekly depending on need with a potential of up to 5 days per week during peak season from 9am-2pm or 9am-5pm.

MUST be able to work weekends and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following:

Requirements:

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Three months up to and including one year experience working with the public in a museum, educational institution or historical society; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.

Other Qualifications:

Individuals in this position are subject to a Criminal Conviction Record check upon hire and every other year thereafter.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Master Carpenter

Under the supervision of the Building Trades Manager, perform carpentry and related maintenance tasks on all historical and non-historical structures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required:

Valid driver’s license, ability to acquire a Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer’s license.

Independent Action:

The employee generally establishes own work plan and priorities, using established procedures to assure timely completion of assigned work in conformance with departmental policies and practices; problems lacking clear precedent are review with supervisor prior to taking action.

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 25 lbs. and frequently life and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Mechanical Systems Manager

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Operations, the Mechanical Systems Manager will direct all mechanical systems maintenance and engineering inclusive of daily direction/coordination of the mechanical staff and mechanical contractors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles.

 

Elementary School Substitute (Old Sturbridge Academy)

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking talented educators to serve as classroom substitutes for grades k-4. Substitute employees fill in for permanent school employees when they are absent to provide continuity in curriculum and school services. Successful candidate must share OSACPS’s mission and EL Education philosophy, which will provide k-4 students with rigorous, real world learning experiences in a supportive and nurturing school community, helping all students to become reflective inquisitors, articulate communicators, critical thinkers, and skilled problem solvers. Successful candidates should have a collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers.”

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:

Education and Experience:

 

Applicants should apply to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org