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

Museum Housekeeper

Curatorial Fellowship

Straker Historical Trade Fellowship

Part-time Museum Educator

Guest Service Representative/Night Auditor

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 40 hours per week with benefits. 

MUST be able to work from 5:30am to 1:30pm 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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Curatorial Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest living history museum, welcomes applications for a one-year curatorial fellowship for 2018-2019. This is a one-year position, beginning in September 2018. 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; preventive conservation; cataloging; furnishings plans; and public programs.

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 2016).  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 Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

 

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Straker Historical Trade Fellowship

Focus Area:

Historical Trades: Coopering, Textile, Pottery, Shoemaking, Printing

Responsibilities:

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 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, Shoemaking, Pottery, Printing.  

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 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.

Hours, Stipend & Application:

This one-year fellowship begins early September 2018. The workday is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 a 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 kadams@osv.org. Please put “Straker Historical Trade Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line. The deadline for applications is May 12th, 2018.

 

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.

Qualified candidates:

  • Have experience working with children in a teaching environment
  • Are interested in history
  • Enjoy working with people in general and children specifically
  • Are able to roll with the punches in an often-changing environment

This is a part-time job with the majority of hours falling Wednesday-Friday during the fall and spring months of the school year. There are occasional weekend programs and potential for limited summer hours for the Discovery Adventures program. This position pays minimum wage.

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

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

 

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Guest Service Representative/Night Auditor

Under the supervision of the Lodges Manager, the Guest Services Representative/Night Auditor coordinates front office activities to assure that guest service standards are consistently met along with auditing of daily activity.

MUST be able to work from 11pm-7am.  And must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Guest Service Responsibilities:

  • Capture sales through reservations and sales inquiries.  Sells the value of The Lodges to all inquiries and strives to convert them into reservations and occupied rooms.
  • Processes guest reservations, registrations, payments, and departures.
  • Handles collection efforts of all in-house balances and notifies Lodges Manager of potential liabilities.
  • Balances all cash, check, credit card and city ledge accounts through verification.
  • Responsible for thorough understanding and effective performance of property management system.
  • Maintains and organizes work area and clean model, lobby and front desk area.
  • Responds to all guest requests and follow through to assure satisfactory outcome and compliance.

Audit Responsibilities:

  • Run a Rooms In-House report and verify room numbers, rates and names of guests. Look for errors and omissions.  Cancel any no-shows and charge if applicable. 
  • Using Room Master, Run Night Audit.
  • Print Revenue by day report, Sales Tax Summary by Checkout and Transaction History.
  • Run daily credit card transaction batch report/verify and delete authorizations
  • Look at Day-end Close Report and verify amount of Cash or City Ledger. A folio must be provided for all.  Verify all transactions and amounts are correct. Cross check against the Check-Out Date sheets. Verify all folios are present for each transaction shown.
  • Collect the printed reports and the day’s papers from the bin.
  • Follow Audit procedures for all needed Audit packet paperwork
  • Leave audit pack and any Cash and City Ledger copies for Manager.
  • Review folios and process any Expedia Virtual transactions.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years front desk or related customer service experience
  • Must have proven aptitude and familiarity with reservations software, computers and Microsoft Office software.
  • Be able to handle the stress of high customer demand in a hospitality environment.
  • Be able to easily and frequently change from one activity to another
  • Must use good judgment in effectively providing services personally and to know when to immediately refer requests to the Lodges Manager for action.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, kneel, crouch, or crawl for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs

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