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

Museum Education Assistant

Old Sturbridge Village is seeking a Museum Education Assistant to oversee the administrative duties of our busy Museum Education department, which serves approximately 50,000 people annually through school and summer programming, scout overnights, and other educational programs throughout the year. 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.

This position is full-time, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekends hours required.

Essential Duties:

Qualifications:

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

 

Operations Office Manager

This positon will play a key role in maintaining office services for the Maintenance, housekeeping and security department. This position will report to the Director of Operations. The Office Manager here at old Sturbridge Village will organize and coordinate office administration and procedures, in order to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency and safety. To maintain these departments, it will be done by organizing office operations and procedures, preparing time cards, controlling correspondence, designing filing systems, and streamlining administrative procedures.

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

Building Trades Manager

The Building Trades Manager will be responsible for overseeing all historical and non-historical carpentry and masonry work consisting of restoration, conservation and preservation projects on OSV campuses.  Manage building trades staff (6) comprising of carpenters, painters and general maintenance. This position reports to the Director of Facilities. This role will support 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 and Responsibilities

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

Physical Demands:

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:

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 daily supervisory responsibilities under the guidance of  the Director of Facilities

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

 

Research Historian

The Research Historian will be member of the Collections & Research Department at Old Sturbridge Village. The primary focus of the Research Historian’s work through December 2023 will be to assist the staff working group implementing the “Foundations of Interpretation” project that is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project seeks to expand the narratives that are currently at the heart of the public program offered by the Museum in order to present a more complete and inclusive history of everyday life in New England from 1790 to 1840. After the completion of that project, the Research Historian will continue to research and write for the Museum, collaborate with other Collections & Research staff with exhibit development, and facilitate internal training and external programs for the public. Working with our Historian, the Research Historian will also support the Department of Interpretation and Museum Education Department as a research and training resource. 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

 

Vice President of People and Culture

This Vice President of People and Culture will play a key role in developing and executing human resource and human capital management strategy in support of Old Sturbridge Village (OSV), Old Sturbridge Academy Charter School’s (OSA), and Coggeshall Farm Museum’s overall business plan and strategic direction. A key focus area for this position immediately will be developing an effective talent acquisition/employee recruitment program by forming strategic partnerships to source the highest performing, most passionate candidates to join the teams here at OSV, OSA and CFM. This role will ensure Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

This position will direct and coordinate all human resources services for OSV, OSA and CFM ,  including full cycle recruitment activities, onboarding and orientation programs, compensation, benefits, policy and procedure development, employee relations, and legal compliance.

This position will report to the President and CEO and will work on-site at OSV with opportunities for remote work.

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

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.

 

Line Cook

This position will help prepare and serve food using recipes and menu items created by the Executive Chef and helps keep the kitchen running smoothly. 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.

Full-time with benefits

Must be available to work Wednesday – Sunday. Holidays are required and nights are required seasonally – October and December primarily.

Essential Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Chef the Line cook’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Qualifications:

Preferred:

Apply:

Old Sturbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunities 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

Bilingual Family Enrollment Assistant part-time - Worcester, MA

Old Sturbridge Village is seeking a Part-Time Family Enrollment Assistant at the location of the Worcester Cultural Academy an innovative new school that will serve grades k-8. This part-time (approximately 20-25 hours per week) school-based position with the potential to convert to a full-time role, which assists with all front office and operations functions necessary to start a high-performing school. Supporting the founding team’s vision, the Family Enrollment Assistant will assist with the implementation and maintenance of clear operational systems and a supportive school environment. This includes all family communication, answering phone calls, e-mail and texts, transportation changes, and support with attendance, recruitment, and enrollment. The Family Enrollment Assistant serves as a key member of the school’s office team, ensures that the school’s operations meet high standards of operational excellence, and families are offered outstanding customer service. This role will require some evening and weekend work, as well as local travel within the Worcester community. The Family Enrollment Assistant will be able to work remotely when not at the school building or out in the community. The position reports to the Director of Charter School Strategy and Planning. The hourly rate for this positon is $20 per hour.

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.

This is initially a part-time temporary position from October 2022-February 2023 that may convert to a full-time position in March 2023.

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

Food and Beverage Team Member - Seasonal

Under the supervision of the Retail Food and Beverage Manager, working within our Restaurant Operations Department, Old Sturbridge Village is looking for a temporary part time employee that will provide an excellent dining experience to Village patrons in the Bullard Tavern and other locations as needed. 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.

This is a non-costumed and must be available to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some nights and holidays are required. This position is temporary and will run from the beginning of October to the end of December 2022. 

Essential Duties:

Qualifications:

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

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

 

Food and Beverage Team Member - Part time, Benefited

Under the supervision of the Retail Food and Beverage Manager, working within our Restaurant Operations Department, Old Sturbridge Village is looking for a part time employee that will provide an excellent dining experience to Village patrons in the Bullard Tavern and other locations as needed. This role will contribute to Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. This is a non-costumed position

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.

This is a non-costumed, 25-hour a week position, will include benefits and must be available to work Wednesday – Sunday. Some nights and holidays are required.

Essential Duties:

Qualifications:

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Benefit Eligible

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

Food and Beverage Team Member - Part time

Under the supervision of the Retail Food and Beverage Manager, working within our Restaurant Operations Department, the employee will provide an excellent dining experience to Village patrons in the Bullard Tavern and other locations as needed. 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.

Essential Duties:

Must be available to work Wednesday – Sunday. Holidays are required and nights are required seasonally – October and December primarily.

Job Type: Year-Round Seasonal

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

Retail Sales Associate

Under the supervision of the Store Coordinator, the Retail Services Clerk will sell product, provide store customer service as well as provide answers to customers regarding the 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.

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:

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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