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

Straker Historical Trade Fellowship



Focus Area:

Historical Trades – Coopering, Textile, Pottery, Blacksmith, Domestic Management


At Old Sturbridge Village, a Historical Interpreter engages and educates our audience. They use historic clothing, structures, plants, animals and landscape as well as the tools and techniques of early trades, agriculture, horticulture, and domestic crafts to make meaningful connections with the present. Fellows will be provided with costumes by the OSV Costume Department.

The Straker Historic Trade Fellowship will focus on the two main elements of interpretation: educating/engaging our visitor and working towards mastery of one or more hand skills. Working alongside museum professionals, this fellowship will allow for hands-on learning and mentorship in one or two of the following areas: Coopering, Textile, Blacksmith, Pottery, and Domestic Management. Historical Interpretation is a physically demanding job which requires the Fellow to be able to stand for extended periods of time as well as being able to lift up to 50 pounds.

All fellows will be provided general training in the museum’s time period and in the area(s) to which they’ll be assigned as well as in visitor engagement and customer service. These fellows will also be provided with mentors to help progress their skills and assess their development. This fellowship will be overseen by the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator and Trades Coordinator or Domestic Crafts Coordinator or the Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts or the Coordinator of Households and Food Ways.

Hours, Stipend & Application:

This one-year fellowship begins early September 2019. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm and the museum is open Wednesday – Sunday; winter hours may differ. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000. Stipends are based on a 40 hour work week and will be prorated if shorter hours or season are agreed upon. The position includes housing available at no cost, PTO & Sick time prorated to hours work, no health or medical benefits are included.

Please submit a letter of interest indicating the desired focus area, resume, and two letters of reference to Please put “Straker Historical Trade Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line. The deadline for applications is June 10, 2019.


Banquet/Line Cook

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Chef the Banquet/Line cook’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This is a part-time position with limited benefits.

Must be able to work approximately 25 hours a week with a flexible schedule consisting of days, nights, weekends and holidays.


Please send cover letter and resume to 

Head Custodian (Old Sturbridge Academy)

Under general supervision of the principal the Head Custodian will perform routine and manual tasks required to keep a school building complex clean and orderly; supervises other custodian workers.

Essential Duties:


Terms of Employment: Full-Time, 40 hours a week year-round with paid holidays.

Work Environment: indoor and outdoor, within the school building and its outer area.

Physical Requirements: This position requires, standing, walking, lifting, bending, crouching, lifting items.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision

Please send cover letter and resume to 


Under the supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor, the Janitor/Housekeeper will perform year-round cleaning and general maintenance duties for public restroom areas, buildings, offices, exhibit spaces, and other large scale cleaning and maintenance tasks as assigned.

This position is a part-time 20 hours per week with limited benefits.

MUST be able to work from 5:30 am to 9:30 am with weekend and some holiday availability required.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



Under the supervision of the Grounds Manager, perform year-round maintenance of the lawns, shrubs and grounds of all of Old Sturbridge Village properties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


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:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months related grounds keeping experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the safe operation of power and hand tools and equipment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid driver’s license.

Independent Action:

Duties are generally proceduralized, allowing the incumbent to perform independently with intermittent close supervision. Problems not clearly defined are reviewed with the Grounds Manager to determine the course of 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 regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/ or move 25 pounds and frequently lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vison abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral 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 regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES       This job has no supervisory responsibilities.




Maintenance Technician Lodges – Part-Time

Under the supervision of the Lodges Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Technician will perform general maintenance duties for the Lodges.

This position is approximately 24 hours per week. Hours are approximately 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with another day during the week.

MUST be able to work weekends and holiday’s when requested.

Responsibilities include:


Lodges Housekeeper (Year Round)

Working with the management team at the Inn & Lodges, this housekeeping position will perform year-round cleaning and general maintenance duties for guest rooms and general areas.  The position will also share duties in regards to scheduling, inventory, record keeping, and room inspections.

This position is year round, a minimum of 25 hours per week with benefits.

Must be available weekdays, weekends and holidays.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



Please send resume to