Work at Plimoth
"Teamwork can be summed up in five short words...We believe in each other."
Do you want to be part of an established and exciting non-profit organization that helps to educate and entertain hundreds of thousands of guests each year? Do you have a passion for history and for meeting new people? If you do, then Plimoth Plantation—one of America’s great history museums—may be the right place for you.
Plimoth Plantation chooses exceptional individuals who have the motivation and spirit, the energy and the skills to be part of a wonderful team – both as employees and volunteers. The Museum, established in 1947, is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and educational living history programs and exhibits.
If you can provide customer service that is second to none, and contribute to the friendly, welcoming atmosphere at Plimoth Plantation then you’ll feel right at home here. Our hospitality toward our guests and enthusiasm for our work is key to the success of the Museum’s mission—whether we are in front of the public or working ‘behind the scenes’.
Picture yourself in a job where you can help people step back in time and discover a past that might surprise them, spark their imagination, promote their sense of wonder, connect people with their ancestors, and be part of someone’s once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, relaxing weekend, school field trip or group tour. These and many more opportunities await you at Plimoth Plantation.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time staff. BCBS medical and dental insurance is offered for the employee and their eligible dependents (cost-sharing involved). Term life insurance and long-term disability is offered for all full-time, year-round employees. A 403B retirement plan is available for all employees and profit sharing retirement plan for all eligible staff.
We also offer voluntary payroll-deducted benefits. These benefits include automobile, homeowners and supplemental insurances.
All full-time employees, both year-round and seasonal, are eligible for annual paid vacation allowance. The amount of paid vacation is based on length of service and number of hours worked per week. Part-time staff with at least four years of service are eligible for a one week based on average hours worked per week. Holiday and sick-time benefits are available for eligible employees.
An employee discount is offered for retail and food service purchases. The Museum also offers complimentary and discounted admission coupons to all employees.
Interested? Search the job titles below for more information on these positions and how to apply. Please note that there is an application and interview process as well as pre-employment orientation to the Museum for both paid employment and volunteer opportunities.
Plimoth Plantation seeks a Campaign Assistant to help administer and organize activity for a major Capital Campaign. Reporting to the Development Director, this is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, organized and detail oriented individual to advance in the development field. This is a visible role within the museum and in working with professional colleagues and a trustee led Campaign Steering Committee.
This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America’s early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Our gardens are a unique heritage landscape for current and future generations to experience and enjoy. This position is part of the team responsible for the upkeep and development of the Museum’s gardens and landscapes. By maintaining excellent standards of presentation of the gardens and landscapes you will contribute to guests’ enjoyment of this unique outdoor Museum. We are seeking an individual who will greet with energy and enthusiasm the challenges and opportunities inherent in the maintenance of gardens.
A genuine interest in creating artisanal breads based on historical recipes is a key ingredient in this job. The focus of the position is baking bread while engaging Museum guests with the history and methods of bread-baking as it relates to 17th-century England and New England. Use 17th-century and other traditional, historical or regional recipes to make small batches of bread and other baked goods, shaped by hand and baked in an indoor wood-fired oven. Provide exceptional quality artisan baked goods for sale in our shops. The Baker works closely with the Bakery Supervisor to ensure the success of the Bakery. Responsible to perform tasks related to all daily operations of the Bakery.
The Potter is one of the principal guest-facing artisans demonstrating in the Craft Center. The Potter’s primary responsibility is the demonstration of 17th-century pottery-making while effectively interpreting to Museum guests the history and significance of trades in England. The Potter also supplies the Museum’s Craft Center Shop with pottery for retail sale and the Colonial Interpretation Department with reproductions for use in the 17th-Century English Village, aboard Mayflower II, and on the Wampanoag Homesite, and by museum programs.
The Exhibit Carpenter is a hands-on position that is part of the Historical Built Landscapes (HBL) team responsible for the maintenance, repair and, in some cases, new construction of the reproduction structures, exhibits and built landscapes throughout the Museum. The HBL team ensures that all carpentry projects reflect the appropriate historical time period with use of tools, equipment and techniques reflective of the identified era, including modern buildings. Under the direction of the HBL Manager this position is tasked with ongoing routine maintenance of buildings, and meeting the goals of a prioritized work plan. The work may at times be done as a first-person role-player using historically appropriate tools and techniques while speaking with guests. Or work may be performed in modern clothing with modern tools, depending on the assignment.
Reservations and Scheduling Coordinator
We are seeking an unflappable, tactful and superbly organized person to fill an essential role in Plimoth Plantation’s Museum Experience Group.
With direction from Museum Experience Group Directors and Managers, the Reservations and Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the scheduling of all Museum Experience Group staff for all programs, including living history site coverage, education and public programs and other Plimoth Plantation commitments. The Reservations and Scheduling Coordinator is also the external presence for the Museum Experience Group, answering general phone and email inquiries to book education programs and manage reservations for public programs and workshops.
This is a hands-on position directly involved in daily operations of the Museum’s Facilities with a major emphasis on maintenance of the Museum’s grounds (parking lots, lawns, pathways, wooded areas, etc.) Supervises members of the Facilities team, and leads the team to achieve daily, weekly and monthly departmental goals and work plans.
HUMAN RESOURCES Generalist
The Human Resources Generalist is a position supporting the Director of Human Resources. Responsibilities include recruitment, training, coaching, labor relations, and assistance with HR administration
Secure all buildings at the designated time and to provide a visual presence at all times.
Marine Repair Supervisor
Hands on leader in the Maritime department. Assist with the development and implementation of a restoration and maintenance program designed topreserve the Mayflower II and other museum watercraft.
Facilities Maintainer I
This Position is responsible for maintaining an assigned group of classrooms, restrooms, offices and related Function areas and buildings in a clean and orderly manner to ensure a safe and clean work environment for our guests and staff.
The Internship Program at plimoth plantation
How can history change YOU? Plan a garden with heirloom and native plants, design an educational program about archaeology, learn the art of marketing a living history museum, play 17th-century games with summer campers, help us make collections accessible online ... the possibilities are endless.
We are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented young people with an interest in America’s early histories who want to share in the day-to-day work of one of our nation's most important living museums. Plimoth Plantation's interns enjoy an intensive experience as diverse as the Museum itself centered on immersive, hands-on fieldwork. Interns also participate in a collaborative group project, enjoy field trips, and engage in unique professional development opportunities. Previous internships have been offered in Museum Education, Collections Management, Public History, Historical Clothing & Textiles, Public Relations, Marketing, and Development.
Click here to view the 2017 Fall internship positions. Questions about The Internship Program can be directed to email@example.com.