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.

Old Sturbridge Village is also now accepting applications for summer college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. Learn more here.

Job Openings

Curatorial Fellowship

Banquet Cook

Carpenter

Dishwasher

Groundskeeper Technician

Elementary Teacher (Grades k-3) (Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School)

Director of Student Support (Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School)

Elementary School Administrative Assistant  (Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School)

Curatorial Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest living history museum, welcomes applications for a one-year curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018. This is a one-year position, beginning in summer 2017. The fellowship provides an emerging museum professional the opportunity to work with curatorial and library staff on a variety of projects related to exhibitions, collections management, research, and programming.

Specific duties will be assigned on a project basis and may include, but are not limited to, exhibitions; research enquiries; collections management; cataloging; furnishings plans; public lectures and presentations. The Fellow will work closely with the staff on research and development of exhibits located throughout the Village campus.

The position is open to candidates who have received a graduate degree in museum studies, American material culture, decorative arts, art history, public history, history or a related field in the last two years (after May 2015).  Knowledge of American decorative arts, especially New England materials dating from 1790 to 1840, and experience working in a museum environment is required. Demonstrated experience with exhibitions and collections management including records management, object handling, research and documentation is preferred. Evenings and weekends may occasionally be required for programs, events, or other needs. The fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000. The position includes no benefits and housing is available at no cost.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of reference to jobs@osv.org.  Please put “OSV Curatorial Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

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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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Carpenter

Under the supervision of the Building Trades Manager, the carpenter will perform carpentry and related maintenance tasks (including limited masonry) on all historical and non-historical structures consisting of restoration, conservation and preservation. Projects including but are not limited to roof shingling, sidewall installation, structural framing repairs, interior and exterior trim fabrication and installation, fenestration, masonry and plaster repairs.

Perform exhibition carpentry work on installations including exhibit case fabrication and setting construction. Assist in projects requiring a broad understanding of masonry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical works, etc. Responsible for snow-plowing and assisting in snow removal and ice control.
Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Associate's Degree or equivalent of two years' college or technical/vocational training.
5-7 years carpentry experience. Ability to read and understand blueprints and create shop drawings.
Must have valid driver's license and ability to acquire a Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer's license.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@osv.org.
 

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Dishwasher

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. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Under the director supervision of the Kitchen Manager, the dishwasher’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, and utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • And 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:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 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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Groundskeeper Technician 

Under the supervision of the Grounds Manager perform year round maintenance of the lawns, shrubs and grounds. This is a part-time postion. 

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide the best experience possible for all visitors.
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of the work area and share responsibility with all staff for the clean and neat appearance of the entire museum.
  • Operate all heavy and light equipment inclusive of dump trucks, sanders and tractors.
  • Perform a variety of specialized grounds keeping duties, including lawn and plant care, clean up, fertilizing, landscaping, sod installation, weeding, etc.
  • Perform a variety of  hardscaping tasks inclusive of stone, brick, earthen and asphalt installations/repairs.
  • Execute tree felling and cord wood processing.
  • Perform duties such as paper picking, trash removal, etc.
  • Assist contractors and in house craft persons in projects as needed.
  • Provide care and service for all ground equipment inclusive of tractors, chain saws, etc.
  • Responsible for assisting in snow removal and ice control as required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One to three years grounds keeping experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Elementary Teacher (Grades k-3)

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking a talented educator to serve as a 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Early Childhood (k-2)/Elementary Certification (1-6) or must pass subject matter MTEL (Early Childhood k-2: Early Childhood + Foundations of Reading, Elementary 1-3: General Curriculum, math subtest, and Foundations of Reading (Reading (08) will also meet this requirement. within one year of employment

Strongly Preferred:

  • Experience teaching in an EL Education and/or charter school
  • Experience crafting curriculum using backwards design approach strongly preferred
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to track student progress
  • Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Ability to collaborate with EL school designer, Director of Teaching and Learning, and colleagues to build curriculum and plan Learning Expeditions
  • 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”
  • Running a daily Morning Meeting that fosters the culture of our school and character education
  • Preparing students for Student-Led Conference through the creation of Portfolios
  • Attend and help facilitate Student-Led Conferences (~2-3 per year)

More details about the school and this position are available on the Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School website. In order to apply for a teaching position, please answer the following questions in 1 paragraph each along with 2 letters of recommendation, 3 references with contact information, and resume. Send to jobs@osv.org.

  1. 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?
  2. Describe how you envision using EL Education Core practices in your work at OSACPS.

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Director of Student Support

OSACPS’s Director of Student Support is responsible for overseeing the school’s Student Services Department, which includes special education and English language learning. The primary functions of the position are to ensure quality programming for students in these subgroups and ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The Director of Student Support works with the Director of Teaching and Learning and reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Current priorities include:

  • In year one, responsibilities will be within the classroom implementing special education services (50% of the time)
  • Development and management of outside service providers for related services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and counseling
  • In year two, there will be a full time special education teacher hired while the Director of Student Support will assume more coaching and administrative responsibilities
  • Given these priorities, the school seeks a Director of Student Support experienced at building student service program in a newly established charter school. The position also requires a unique balance of technical and interpersonal skills: an individual who is extremely organized and detail-oriented who also builds strong relationships with a variety of constituents.

Director of Student Support Qualifications

Education, Licensure, and Employment History

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • May hold an in or out of state special education license or must pass the state’s two-part Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), Communications and Literacy and the relevant subject matter knowledge tests (General Curriculum, Elementary Math, Middle School Math, and Foundations of Reading) and have a degree in Special Education
  • Administrator’s Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement
  • Two or more years as team chair or special education administrator/director
  • Two or more years of teaching experience in elementary or middle school

Philosophical Alignment:

  • Demonstrated passion for educating elementary and middle school students
  • Belief in the school’s partnerships with EL Education and Old Sturbridge Village
  • Commitment to the school’s mission and vision

Experiences:

  • Coordinating and managing special education service delivery
  • Building partnerships with families and involving families as members of the IEP / 504 Team
  • Facilitating annual, three year, and initial evaluation meetings with families and advocates

Technical Knowledge & Skills Include:

  • In depth knowledge of IDEA and 504 laws and associated regulations, processes, and procedures
  • Knowledge of current ELL laws and regulations (federal and state)
  • Writing IEPs and coaching special educators on IEP writing
  • Writing 504s and coaching regular education teachers on 504 accommodations
  • Use of electronic records, such as ESped, Google Docs platform, and Excel/google sheets
  • Aptitude for building efficient and coherent systems for special education and ELL
  • Setting and focusing long-term, short-term, and daily priorities
  • Exemplary organizational skills and detail oriented tendencies

Interpersonal Strengths Include:

  • Relationship-building with a wide variety of constituents
  • Maintaining calm presence during stressful situations
  • Negotiation skills which balance getting students’ needs met, limit setting, and creative resolutions
  • Collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers”
  • Working through challenging situations and supporting others to work through challenging situations

Director of Student Support Responsibilities

Special Education

  • Instruct (year 1), direct, and oversee a special education service delivery model that meets student needs, allocates resources strategically, ensures clarity and focus for teachers and services providers, and upholds the spirit of “free and appropriate public education” in the “least restrictive environment”.
  • Identify and provide for students with special needs
  • Develop and implement IEPs
  • Gather and report data for all reporting requirements
  • Manage program documentation
  • Give feedback to staff on IEP goals
  • Connect with special education team to ensure all team members, including parents, are prepared for IEP meetings
  • Ensure compliance with special education laws and regulations
  • Lead the Special Education Department by establishing vision (aligned with school vision), priorities, and setting clear standards for the following: Case Management, Service Delivery, Co-Teaching, Parent Communication, IEP/504 meeting preparation and participation
  • Set clear expectations for special education processes ensuring efficiency and coherence; Train, coach, and manage those involved to ensure strong systems are implemented
  • Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate the Initial Evaluation and Three Year Evaluation process and meetings, which includes coordination with contracted service providers
  • Communicate with individuals as needed and during cases that involve change in placement, manifest determination, and 45 day evaluation.
  • Coach, supervise, and evaluate Special Education teacher (years 2+)
  • Coordinate with Director of Teaching and Learning for management of paraprofessional staff
  • Facilitate an annual evaluation of OSACPS’s special education programming
  • Build relationships with parents/guardians through regular communication and the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC).
  • Other duties as assigned

English Language Learners

  • Coordinate the provision of ELL direct services and supervise the implementation of Sheltered English Immersion in all classrooms serving ELLs
  • Coach, supervise, and evaluate the school’s ESL Teacher
  • Oversee the school’s program to support English language learners including the following: Curriculum; instruction; assessment data to inform instruction
  • Ensure the school’s compliance with ELL laws and regulations
  • Support the school’s ESL teacher with the coordination of ELL assessment (ACCESS) and alignment of curriculum with WIDA
  • Facilitate annual evaluation of ELL programming including identification of areas in need of improvement

Other Responsibilities

  • Visit the homes of students to meet students and their families in their home environment
  • Participate on the Administrative Team, led by the school’s CEO
  • Work in a partnership with the Director of Teaching and Learning to support teachers, staff, and students, as well as collect data to set school goals
  • Lead school faculty and staff in Professional Development related to Special Education and English language learning
  • Consult and plan with the EL school designer
  • Attend TAT, RTI, and Team meetings as needed
  • Collaborate with the Admissions Team to educate prospective families on Special Education and ELL programs at OSACPS
  • Attend evening events including Admissions Events, Celebrations of Learning, Student-Led Conferences, Exhibition Nights, Passage Portfolio Presentations, Board of Trustee meetings, 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

More details about the school and this position are available on the Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School website. To apply for this position, email the following to jobs@osv.org

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of at least 3 professional references including capacity in which you know each person, affiliation, current employment, and email / phone contact information.
  • If possible, send a link to an online platform that showcases examples of your work. This could be an online portfolio, wiki-site, Google Drive folder, dropbox folder, etc.

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Elementary School Administrative Assistant 

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking an administrative assistant to work in an innovative new school serving grades k-8. The successful candidate will possess experience working in diverse schools with English Language Learners and students with disabilities. 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. Successful candidate should have a collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers” See below for more details.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or G.E.D. and at least two years relevant experience, education, and/or training. Bilingual speaker preferred.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Front desk receptionist; answers telephone calls and delivers messages; greets and directs children, parents, substitute teachers, and other visitors.
  • Maintain directors’ calendar
  • Process purchase orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests
  • Assists with school mailings
  • Manage student activity accounts
  • Maintain electronic and paper files
  •  Assists with recordkeeping requirements.
  • Collects and processes state-required CORI forms for staff, parents, and volunteers.
  • Maintains student information including database, student records, class lists,
  • Monitors student absentee call-in system, contacts parents for verification of student absences when necessary.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between students, parents, community organizations, and the general public
  • Learn, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Support school events
  • Order office and instructional supplies
  • Welcome and orient new faculty and staff
  • Collects and organizes money for deposit by the parent organization.
  • Maintain internal and external electronic distribution lists
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the directors or their designee.

Essential skills and abilities:

  • Service-related interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to foster positive and collaborative interpersonal relationships with faculty, support staff, students, families, and the general public
  • Adeptness with technology
  • Fluent in administrative and clerical procedures including Microsoft Office or equivalent, electronic communication, data entry, operation of standard office equipment, managing files/records, and other office/school procedures and terminology.
  • Conscientious attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in all areas
  • Prioritize workflow, problem-solve, and meet deadlines
  • Exhibit flexibility and able to adapt to change
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, and ability to maintain confidentiality

More details about the school and this position are available on the Old Sturbridge Academy Public Charter School website. To apply for this position, email the following to jobs@osv.org

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of at least 2 professional references including capacity in which you know each person, affiliation, current employment, and email / phone contact information.

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