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

Museum Educator

Museum Housekeeper

Houseman

Paraprofessional (Old Sturbridge Academy) 

Extended Day Program Staff (Old Sturbridge Academy) 

Special Education Teaching Assistant (Old Sturbridge Academy)

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 education programs.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • Experience working with children
  • An interest in history
  • A high tolerance for kid-related chaos
  • A high school diploma

This is a part-time position with limited hours Wednesday-Friday that largely follows a school year schedule. There may also be potential for occasional weekend hours for scout programming and evening tours.

For more information about our education programs, visit exploreoldsturbridgevillage.org

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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Houseman

Under the Food and Beverage Manager, the Houseman will supply logistical support of catered events held at Old Sturbridge Village, including set-ups and break-down. Also requires occasional maintenance and repair of events-related equipment as well as cleaning of event spaces. Our Housemen provide exceptional customer service and support to a wide variety of events on our campus. We require all applicants to be versatile, flexible, able to work nights, weekends, and holidays and above all to be interested in event facility operations.

This position is Part-time-Seasonal, approximately 20 hours per week, with limited benefits.

MUST be able to work flexible hours. (Hours are dependent upon scheduled events with potential 3rd shift hours).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for delivery, set-up, breakdown, repair, and storage of furniture and other equipment for catered events.
  • Cleaning and operation of Old Sturbridge Village event spaces: ensuring event spaces are cleaned and correctly set up between each event.
  • Supporting maintenance & housekeeping staff when the need arises.
  • Assist with campus moves and deliveries as requested.
  • Assist during special events as requested.
  • Interacting effectively with OSV partners, vendors, contractors, and service providers
  • Understanding floor plans created by sales staff and guaranteeing proper set-up and breakdown of tables, chairs, and other resources.
  • Providing proper inventory management, including keeping accurate counts, ensuring repair of broken items, ordering, and replacing as necessary.
  • Drive a box truck for deliveries of equipment on and off campus.
  • Establish and maintain positive customer service with all persons contacted

Requirements:

  • Ability to safely load, lift, and carry tables, chairs, equipment and other furniture weighing up to 80 lb. for multiple day events.
  • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Neat professional appearance.
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
  • A positive attitude and a good sense of humor.
  • Maturity, commitment, initiative, reliability, flexibility and ability to make resourceful and responsible decisions.

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Paraprofessional (Old Sturbridge Academy) 

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking a talented educator to serve as a paraprofessional for grades kindergarten.Paraprofessional work under a teacher’s direct supervision to give students additional attention and instruction. The 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. Successful candidate should have a collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers.”

Qualifications

The ideal candidate 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
  • Highly desired: Understanding of behavioral interventions and applied behavioral analysis (ABA)
  • 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 an associate’s degree (or higher) or passed one of the formal Massachusetts-endorsed Assessments: ParaPro or WorkKeys

Responsibilities:

  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom 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.
  • 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, and 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 teachers for review.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and learning disabilities.
  • Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.
  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
  • Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.
  • Provide students with disabilities with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

This position will run for the duration of the school year with a comprehensive benefit plan.

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

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Extended Day Program Staff (Old Sturbridge Academy) 

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School is seeking an Extended Day Program staff member to assist the Director with daily activities, snacks, outdoor play, homework club, assisting children with day to day needs, maintaining a clean environment, leading group activities, and teaching the programs that are created by the Director. The staff member must maintain a safe and educational learning environment for young children.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Preference is given to education or training in child care development, and/or related field
  • Experience preferred working with students, educational aide, after school care aide, and/or daycare operator or assistant
  • A high sense of professionalism.

Hours for this position are 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday or a combination of the aforementioned hours.

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

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Special Education Teaching Assistant (Old Sturbridge Academy) 

The Special Education Teaching Assistant works under the direct supervision of the special education teacher and under the broad supervision of the Director of Student Support.
 

Essential Functions:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • Provide assistance to students to help develop their independence.
  • Assist in carrying out lessons to students as arranged by the teacher, including working with students on an individual or small group basis.
  • Make needed adaptations and accommodations for students’ academic programming in general education classes as developed by the special education teacher.
  • Follow each student’s individual behavioral plan as well as the classroom behavior management plan.
  • Provide for special needs of individual students, including lifting, hygiene and restroom assistance if necessary.
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining a functional, attractive and orderly environment conducive to student learning.
  • Assist the special education teacher in clerical tasks, computer work, arts and crafts preparation, playground Supervision, housecleaning duties, bus loading and unloading and bus supervision as needed.
  • Promote and model responsible, respectful and safe behaviors.
  • Promote and model appropriate social interactions with and between students.
  • Maintain the classroom routine when the teacher is not present.
  • Provide programs for students off School property if requested. (May include, but not limited to, field trips, vocational and aquatic center activities.)
  • Record and compile data monitoring academic and behavior programming.
  • Participate in staff team/collaboration meetings as assigned.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks assigned from time to time by the special education teacher as it relates to individual students or the classroom.
  • Monitor student needs and behaviors during lunch, going to and from all classes and at all times.
  • Report any unusual student behaviors to the teacher or administrator.
  • Maintain strict standards of student and family confidentiality.
  • Use appropriate CPI techniques, including de-escalation strategies and therapeutic restraint methods when students are in danger of harming themselves or others.
  • Become certified in  Crisis Prevention Intervention training and maintain current certification
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in teaching or related field.
Applicants should apply to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org