Current Job Openings

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:

Personnel Department
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Sturbridge, MA 01566

or send via email

You can also download an Employment Application and mail it to the above address. Applications must be signed and dated to be accepted.

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

Job Openings

Gardener's Helper

Museum Housekeeper

Sous Chef

Banquet Cook

Associate Teacher (grades k-3) (Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School

ESL/ELL Teacher (grades k-3)

 

Gardener's Helper

Old Sturbridge Village is seeking a Gardener's Helper to assist the Horticulturist in the outside grounds of the museum. This person will be responsible for the watering, upkeep of gardens, moving hoses and other duties as assigned to assist the Horticulturist.

This job is 3 days and approximately 9 hours per week for the summer starting May 15th.

This person must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, squat and be out in hot weather. Must have a valid driver's license.

 

Museum Housekeeper

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 10 - 15 hours per week with limited benefits.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of work area and share responsibility with all staff for the clean and neat appearance of entire museum
  • Keep the public restroom areas throughout the Museum in clean and orderly condition at all times
  • Sweep, mop, scrub and vacuum floors
  • Empty trash and garbage containers
  • Wash windows and steam clean carpet
  • Care for certain collection items with museum exhibit spaces as directed

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Related janitorial or maintenance experience required
  • Ability to read, write and communicate routine information
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs

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Sous Chef

Old Sturbridge Village is looking for a professional Sous Chef to work closely with our Chef meeting their specifications and guidelines. The successful candidate will employ culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers’ satisfaction.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Helping in the preparation and design of all food and drinks menus
  • Producing high-quality plates in both design and taste
  • Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality standards
  • Costing out menus
  • Fill in for the Chef in planning and directing food preparation when necessary
  • Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation
  • Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately (as needed)
  • Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Sous Chef
  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions
  • Familiar with industry’s best practices
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • BS degree in Culinary science or related certificate a plus

Job Type: Full-time
 

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Banquet Cook

Under the direct supervision of the Kitchen Manager, the Banquet cook’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing all food for functions of up to 250 people to ensure the highest level of food quality and presentation
  • Other duties as assigned

This is a part-time position with limited benefits.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, weekends and holidays

Requirements:

  • 1 to 2 years of banquet food preparation experience preferred
  • Ability to read, write and communicate routine information
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50lbs

To apply, please forward your résumé to jobs@osv.org

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Associate Teacher (grades k-3)

Position Overview:

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking talented educators to serve as Associate Teachers for grades k-3. Associate Teachers work in collaboration with a grade level team under a lead teacher’s guidance. A successful candidate must share OSACPS’s mission and EL Education philosophy, which will provide k-8 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. A successful candidate should have a collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers.”
Our Associate Teacher role is designed to give talented individuals a hands-on immersion to the craft. Associate Teachers will take on increasing responsibility for lesson planning and lead teaching as the year progresses. They will receive ongoing professional development, coaching, and feedback.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:

  • Dedicated to meet the needs of every child in a diverse school population
  • Motivated to learn to teach in ways that are interactive, hands-on, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking
  • Experience in teaching small groups in math and literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children in developmentally appropriate and kind ways
  • Capability to nurture students and work collaboratively with families
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
  • Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm
  • History of personal achievement
  • Upbeat, positive, outgoing, and personable
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Knowledge of the IEP Team process
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) 

Responsibilities:

  • Discuss assigned duties with lead teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of lead teacher.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, lunch area, and any area considered school grounds.
  • Successfully implement school wide procedures and processes to maintain a school culture of high academic achievement and behavioral expectations. Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  • Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
  • Organize and label materials. Display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
  • Plan, prepare and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to lead teachers/directors for review.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Attend evening events including Admissions Events (~2-3 per year), Celebrations of Learning (~4 per year), and Graduation.
  • Follow the school’s faculty handbook related to school rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and Professional Development.
  • Participation in Common Planning Time and Data Meetings.
  • Participate as OSA staff for assigned grade in the Wednesday afternoon program in Old Sturbridge Village.


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, email the following to jobs@osv.org 

  • 3 references with contact information
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Please include in your cover letter a response to the following question: What about the Old Sturbridge Academy mission inspires you?

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ESL/ELL Teacher (Grades k-3)

Position Overview:

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking a talented educator to serve as an ESL teacher for grades k-3. Successful candidates possess experience working in diverse schools with English Language Learners and students with disabilities, classroom management expertise, and a passion for pioneering collaborative curriculum development set at a living history museum. See below for more details.

ESL/ELL Teacher Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Massachusetts teaching licensure in ESL K-6
  • Additional PreK-6, 1-6 or PreK-8 licensure (examples: Special Education, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Foreign Language, etc.) preferred
  • Experience teaching in an EL Education and/or charter school strongly preferred
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to track student progress

ESL/ELL Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Share OSACPS’s mission and EL Education philosophy, which will provide K-8 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.
  • Demonstrate skills in English language, literature, composition, reading and writing to students who are bilingual/English language learners.
  • Administer a language screener for bilingual students for whom a language barrier is impeding their academic success.
  • Prepare teaching materials and related reports (grading papers with objective answers, attendance and anecdotal records) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress.
  • Model appropriate English communication for the purpose of developing students’ ability to communicate effectively in the English language.
  • Push in to the general education classroom to support teachers in delivering Sheltered Content Instruction.
  • Develop and implement a rigorous curriculum that helps ELL students to build academic and content-area language and vocabulary.
  • Assist classroom teachers in integrating the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards into content area instruction and in identifying ways in which students at all levels of English development can be supported in the content areas.
  • Administer the WIDA MODEL to ELL students to determine placement and the ACCESS assessment to measure English Language Development.
  • Use teaching strategies that follow EL Education philosophy to increase English proficient for students who speak a language other than English at home.
  • Work with the leadership team and classroom teachers to ensure the needs of the ESL students are being met.
  • Successful experience implementing school wide procedures and processes to maintain a school culture of high academic achievement and behavioral expectations
  • Collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers”
  • Assist in preparing students for Student-Led Conference through the creation of Portfolios
  • Attend and help facilitate Student-Led Conferences (~2-3 per year)

Other Expectations:

  • Attend evening events including Admissions Events (~2-3 per year), Celebrations of Learning (~4 per year), Home Visits, and Graduation
  • Follow the school’s faculty handbook related to school rules, policies, and procedures
  • Fulfill duty responsibilities which may entail arrival/dismissal or lunch/recess duty
  • Attend weekly Professional Development (Wednesday afternoons)
  • Attend week-long June curriculum planning
  • Participate and contribute at IEP/504 meetings
  • Take part in Teacher Assistant Team (TAT) for students who do not have an existing IEP but who may demonstrate potential support needs
  • Participation in Common Planning Time and Data Meetings with colleagues and administrative team

Opportunities:

Prospect of attending EL Education Professional Development (including conferences, institutes, regional professional development offerings, and site-seminars)
Join Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) to make curriculum and data-based decisions for school

Compensation: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Our Commonwealth Charter School Final Application is available on the DESE’s website.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, email the following to jobs@osv.org 

  • Answer the following questions in 1 paragraph each: Why are you interested in teaching? More specifically, why are you interested in teaching in the opening year of a charter school set at a living history museum?
  • Describe how you envision using EL Education Core practices in your work at OSACPS.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 3 references with contact information
  • resume

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