Jobs at Old Sturbridge Village are diverse and exciting ways to connect with history. Current job openings will be posted below when available.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

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

Interpreter - Horticulture - Vegetable Gardens

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a full-time interpreter to join our horticulture team, starting in spring 2023. 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 vegetable gardening at the museum. This role will contribute Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Horticulture, this position will serve as a frontline costumed educator and manager, mentoring staff, volunteers, interns, and fellows regarding the horticulture programs.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Education and/or Experience:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential 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.

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org

 

 

Historic Preservation Carpenter

Under the supervision of the Building Trades Manager, the Historic Preservation Carpenter will perform carpentry and related maintenance tasks on all historical as well as non-historical structures at Old Sturbridge Village. This role will contribute to Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Qualifications:

Essential Duties:

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org

Carpenter/Trades Person

Under supervision of the Building Trades Manager, perform general maintenance tasks inside and outside the Village. Work should include general maintenance tasks such as, but not limited to, office moves, minor carpentry, paint, snow and ice control, basic plumbing and electrical knowledge. This role will contribute to Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Qualifications:

Essential Duties:

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org

Museum Custodian

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. This role will contribute to Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Must be able to work 5 days a week, 5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with weekend and holiday availability, required.

Responsibilities

Skills

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

Requirements

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org

 

Grounds Technician/Equipment Operator

Under the supervision of the Grounds Manager operate heavy equipment and perform year-round maintenance of the lawns, shrubs and grounds. This role will contribute Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Essential Duties:

Qualifications:

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.

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org

 

Senior Development Officer, Grants and Foundation Relations

Old Sturbridge Village seeks a Senior Development Officer, Grants and Foundation Relations to support the organization’s fundraising priorities by writing grant applications and reports, cultivating relationships with funders, and identifying new grant opportunities. The Senior Development Officer will work closely with all departments to support programs and activities across Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall Farm Museum, and Old Sturbridge Academy. This role will contribute Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Essential Duties:

 

This position is located in Sturbridge, MA with potential of a Hybrid schedule. Occasionally working evenings and weekends to attend stewardship and fundraising events are required.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Along with your resume and cover letter, please submit two recent grant samples and a sample of a research profile. In both cases, the original narrative is preferred. Redacted or altered versions to preserve the anonymity of the requesting organization are acceptable. Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter.

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org.

 

Current Job Openings | Part-Time and/or Seasonal

21st Century Community Learning Center- Part-time Educator & Assistant Educator

Do you love working with children? Looking for a part-time job in an energy-filled, social work environment? Come join the education staff of Old Sturbridge Village – New England’s largest living history museum.

OSV is looking to add new and experienced educators for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program. This program is for students who attend Old Sturbridge Academy, a public charter school located on the Old Sturbridge Village campus. The 21st Century Community Learning Center at Old Sturbridge Village serves students in the Elementary grades Kindergarten-5th Grade.

The 21st Century Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) is a Massachusetts Department of Education-funded afterschool enrichment program. The program runs Monday from 2:15-5:30 and Tuesday-Friday from 2:30-5:30pm. There is additional time built into the schedule for planning, preparation and meetings. This is a project-based learning program where educators work with a group of 10 or less students during the school year adapting and teaching a curriculum developed by Old Sturbridge Village.

The schedule for this position is: Monday 1:30 pm-5:30 pm and Tuesday-Thursday 2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Note: Applicants need to be available for all four afternoons.

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

Old Sturbridge Village is committed to promoting diversity. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and OSV community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Qualifications:

Essential Duties:

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org.

 

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Old Sturbridge Village has a long tradition of offering hands-on learning experiences through its College Internships and yearlong Fellowships. Both programs aim to provide candidates with practical knowledge and job experience in the Museum field throughout the many departments at Old Sturbridge Village.

Learn more about summer college internships here.

Learn more about yearlong fellowships here.

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