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 | Full Time

Master Carpenter

Under the supervision of the Vice President/Maintenance Director, the Master Carpenter will perform carpentry and related maintenance tasks on all historical and non-historical structures at Old Sturbridge Village.

Duties, and Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

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/Experience:

Certifications, licenses, and registrations:

Valid driver’s license, ability to acquire a Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer’s license and Construction Supervisor license.

Independent Action:

The employee successfully follows approved work plan and priorities, using established procedures to assure timely completion of assigned work in conformance with departmental policies and practices; problems lacking clear precedent are to be reviewed with supervisor before taking 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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 25 lbs. and frequently life and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance 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 frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to elevated places.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has occasional supervisory responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisors.


If interested, please apply by sending your resume to jobs@osv.org.

 

Human Resources Generalist

Old Sturbridge Village is currently seeking a highly motivated Human Resources Generalist to support all day-to-day aspects of the Human Resources Operation as well as provide consultative and day to day HR Services support that impacts the immediate and future state of the Museum and Academy. This person will provide perspective and consultation on comprehensive HR policy, programs and processes and consult on HR services ensuring that leaders have considered all appropriate options. We are excited to find a candidate that is continually looking for ways to improve and offer support to the business that improve delivery of service, better alignment with business needs and improve overall efficiency. This position will report to the Director of Human Resources.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Qualifications:

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to jobs@osv.org.

Human Resources / Payroll Assistant

Old Sturbridge Village is seeking a Human Resource/Payroll Assistant to perform administrative tasks and services to support effective and efficient operations of the organization’s Human Resource Department. This position will provide Human Resources and Payroll support to staff from Old Sturbridge Village and Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School.

Human Resources Responsibilities:

Payroll Responsibilities:

Required Skills/Abilities:

Education and Experience:

Physical Requirements:

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to jobs@osv.org.

Baker / Pastry Chef

Old Sturbridge Village is currently seeking a talented Baker/Pastry Chef to join our Culinary team. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Baker/Pastry Chef will expand the Village’s assortment of dessert and pastry offerings. Candidates should be passionate, creative, highly organized and motivated. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in a fast-paced bakery environment, baking cookies, brownies, pies, cakes and decorating skills.

Job Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to jobs@osv.org.

 

Full Time Interpreter – Horticulture – Herb Garden

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a full-time interpreter to join our horticulture team, starting in spring 2021. As a living history site dedicated to 19th century rural New England, gardens and their produce provide an invaluable tool to engage and educate our guests. This position will manage the daily operation of the program, plants, and exhibits related to the Herb Garden.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Horticulture, this position will serve as the frontline manager & mentor of staff, volunteers, interns, and fellows regarding the horticulture programs.

Education and/or Experience:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

Skills & Abilities:

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.

Individuals in this position are subject to a Criminal Conviction Record check upon hire and every other year thereafter.


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

 

Full Time Interpreter - Agriculture

Within the Department of Interpretation, this position will provide support for the day-to-day, seasonal, and annual operations of the Farm program. Reporting to the Agricultural Coordinator this position’s primary responsibility will be executing the interpretive and educational experiences that engage OSV’s wide audience, and maintaining the livestock, structures, and grounds that enable them.   Key work is engaging core audience groups, daily visitors, OSA students, Discovery Adventure, Homeschool, Scout, and others along with the demonstration, maintenance, and interpretation of historical agricultural practice including crops, livestock, and the historical landscape while adhering to modern standards of care for the livestock and the health and safety of the visitors.  As a part of the farm team, collaboration is vital for the success of the overall program, working with the farm team to set and achieve goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Skills & Abilities:

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.

Individuals in this position are subject to a Criminal Conviction Record check upon hire and every other year thereafter.


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org

Coordinator, CEO and Board Support

Old Sturbridge Village is a growing and dynamic institution, responsible also for the management of Coggeshall Farm Museum and Old Sturbridge Academy.  Our combined Boards including Overseers number almost 200 dedicated volunteer leaders who meet regularly in committee and as full Boards to conduct the important work of governing our fast-paced, high-performing institutions.

The Coordinator of CEO and Board Support is responsible for the management of all Board functions, meetings, and communication.  Working closely with the President/CEO and members of the senior management team, the Coordinator ensures that all members of the respective Boards feel duly engaged, have accurate and timely information, and feel that their work is happening efficiently and effectively.  The Coordinator also works closely with the President/CEO to manage his internal and external schedules and to support his communication with Board members and committees.

Specific responsibilities include:

This position requires attention to detail, excellent communication skills, superb customer service skills, patience, and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.  The pace and volume of work in the Executive Office are high.  The successful candidate will bring energy to the position, the ability to energize others, strong execution, and a sharp edge to his/her work.  Knowledge of digital meeting platforms and using technology to support Board members is required.  Some weekend work is required.  Salary is between $35,568 and $45,000 annually, plus benefits.

​Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org

Assistant Mechanical Systems Manager

Under the supervision of the Mechanical Systems Manager, assist in all mechanical systems maintenance and engineering, inclusive of daily direction/coordination of the mechanical staff and mechanical contractors.

Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

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 Experiences:
Associate’s degree or equivalent of two-year college or technical school; five to seven years of building trade experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Mechanical system licenses such as electrical license, plumber license, boiler certification, etc.

Independent Action:
Functions independently within broad scope of department policies and procedures; generally refers specific problems to Vice President where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.

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 frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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 frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles.


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org.

 

Director of Content

Under the direction of the CMO, the Director of Content oversees all content publishing initiatives using multiple platforms and formats. This newly created position runs the gamut from planning and strategy to managing and coordination to actual writing and directing content that will drive audience engagement, visitation, fundraising, education, and overall positive audience and user experience. The Director of Content is an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, and segmentation as well as understanding analytics and meaningful measurement.

The Director of Content is a leadership position in charge of a team comprised of content creators and executers – whether on staff or freelance. This position works closely and collaborates with other personnel in the Communications Department including PR and marketing. The best candidate will be a self-starter who has experience in building and motivating teams, multi-channel or platform content creation experience, and possesses very strong writing and editing skills. The types of projects this position will oversee ranges from print and digital publications to photo, video and audio productions to social and web content to podcasting/videocasting.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidate Requirements


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org.

Museum Custodian (Full Time)

Old Sturbridge Village is currently seeking a custodian to perform year-round cleaning duties for the museum’s public restrooms, buildings, offices, exhibit spaces, and other large-scale cleaning and maintenance tasks as assigned. The primary responsibilities will be cleaning and maintaining the historical locations in the village, common areas, and office areas to ensure the overall cleanliness and sanitation of Old Sturbridge Village facilities, buildings, and grounds.

Responsibilities:

Skills:

Knowledge and ability to properly use chemicals, general equipment, and tools of the custodial trade.

Requirements:


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org.

 

 

Current Job Openings | Part-Time and/or Seasonal

Part-Time Custodian (12 Hours a Week)

Old Sturbridge Village is currently seeking a custodian to perform year-round cleaning duties for the museum’s public restrooms, buildings, offices, exhibit spaces, and other large-scale cleaning and maintenance tasks as assigned. The primary responsibilities will be cleaning and maintaining the historical locations in the village, common areas, and office areas to ensure the overall cleanliness and sanitation of Old Sturbridge Village facilities, buildings, and grounds.

Responsibilities:

Skills:

Knowledge and ability to properly use chemicals, general equipment and tools of the custodial trade.

Requirements:

Part-Time Custodian (16 Hours a Week)

Old Sturbridge Village is currently seeking a custodian to perform year-round cleaning duties for the museum’s public restrooms, buildings, offices, exhibit spaces, and other large-scale cleaning and maintenance tasks as assigned. The primary responsibilities will be cleaning and maintaining the historical locations in the village, common areas, and office areas to ensure the overall cleanliness and sanitation of Old Sturbridge Village facilities, buildings, and grounds.

Responsibilities:

Skills:

Knowledge and ability to properly use chemicals, general equipment and tools of the custodial trade.

Requirements:

Café Server/Cashier

Under the supervision of the Manager, working within our Museum Culinary department, the employee will provide an excellent dining experience to Village patrons in the Bullard Tavern and other locations as needed.

This is a Part-Time position with limited benefits.


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org

Shipping/Receiving Associate

Under the supervision of the Director of Retail Operations, the Shipping & Receiving Associate will process incoming packages as well as outgoing packages for the Village with a focus on Retail operations.

This position is 25 hours per week. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Requirements:


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org

Retail Sales Associate

Under the supervision of the Store Coordinator, the Retail Sales Associate will sell products, provide store customer service as well as provide answers to customers regarding the Village.

Hours will vary with a potential of 1 to 3 days per week.

MUST be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Requirements:


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org

Visitor Services Clerk

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Visitor Services, the Visitor Services Clerk will sell admission tickets to individuals and group visitors using the automated ticketing system, Altru.

This position is seasonal, now through November 1st with limited benefits. Hours will vary with a potential of up to 3 days per week from 9 am-2 pm or 9 am-5 pm.

MUST be able to work weekends and holidays. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Requirements:


Interested applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org

 

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 (OSV) – New England’s largest living history museum.

OSV is looking to add educators for our Learning Through Experience Program and our 21st Century Community Learning Centers extended day program. Both programs are for students attending Old Sturbridge Academy which is a public charter school located on the Old Sturbridge Village campus.

The Learning Through Experience (LTE) program is an immersive, educational program that occurs every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon on campus. Schedules for the program are Tuesday from 12 pm-3 pm, and Thursday from 12 pm-3:30 pm. This is a part-time, school-year job with 6.5 hours per week.

The 21st Century Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) is an afterschool enrichment program. It is a club-based program where students sign up for clubs that run on a trimester basis around a variety of topics from creative writing, yoga, theater, history, and STEM topics. The 21st CCLC program runs daily from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Currently, both programs are in-person with the potential to shift to a remote learning program if needed. Remote learning sessions are conducted via Zoom.

Qualified candidates:


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

Support Staff for After School Program

Old Sturbridge Village is seeking talented educators to serve as support staff for students in grades k-3 in the after-school programs we run for Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School. The after-school programs share the mission of OSACPS to provide k-3 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 candidates should have a collaborative spirit of “we are crew, not passengers.”

This position is Monday-Friday, from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

The successful candidate must demonstrate a calm, positive, and caring attitude toward students. Must remain flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs of the program.


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