Museum Summary

Plimoth Patuxet Museums (PPM) is an outdoor, living history museum that provides powerful, personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. Today, Plimoth Patuxet provides an engaging and experiential outdoor and indoor learning environment on its main campus; at Mayflower II at State Pier on Plymouth’s waterfront, and at the Plimoth Grist Mill on Town Brook. Our permanent exhibits tell the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct people - English and Wampanoag. The main exhibits are enhanced with an exciting array of special events, public programs and workshops that offer a rich and diverse exploration of the 17th-century.

Plimoth Patuxet is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all employees.


The Seasonal Stockroom Associates will be responsible for receiving, and distributing merchandise, and for maintaining a safe and orderly stockroom. You will also assist with packing and shipping mail order. Other duties include: Receive, sticker and distribute merchandise, maintain a safe and orderly stockroom, assist with packing and shipping mail order. This position is anticipated to run from April – September each Season.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide a friendly and welcoming presence for all guests and coworkers throughout the Museum.

  • Will support the Museum's mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy.

  • Receive and unpack shipments.

  • Must follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the safety handbook and any safety policies or procedures that may be implemented by the Stockroom Manager.

  • Inspect product for damages or flaws.

  • Sticker merchandise.

  • Record accurate counts.

  • Stock merchandise to assigned areas.

  • Correct discrepancies.

  • Handle all merchandise with care.

  • Contact buyers or shops when necessary.

  • Create proposed p.o.’s on computer.

  • Print tags and look up inventory data for reference as needed.

  • Pull and fill orders for all shop locations.

  • Using the company vehicle, deliver merchandise to all shops - daily and as needed.

  • Carefully packs items to avoid damages.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

  • Break down cardboard boxes and keep all aisles free of trash.

  • Answer phone and take messages.

  • Attend meetings as required by Stockroom Manager.

  • Using the company vehicle, pick up merchandise from vendors or deliver merchandise to off-site locations as requested by the Stockroom Manager.

  • Assists Manager with picking, packing and shipping items for mail order.

This description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of key responsibilities of the job as it is at present, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description may be reviewed by management at any time either to ensure that it relates to the job currently being performed, or to incorporate changes. Management reserves the right to change a job description; and if/when doing so will discuss with the employees concerned so that any changes are understood by employees.

Required Skills

  • Able to meet deadlines by prioritizing multiple projects.

  • Must be able to comprehend written and oral instructions and follow directions.

  • Use a computer and calculator.

  • Must possess current, valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Physical Demands

  • Required to stand, sit, kneel and crouch.

  • Use of a step stool and/or ladder and operates a pallet Jack

  • Lifting is required. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Work generally requires standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, use of a step stool / ladder and operates a pallet Jack. The workplace is not always climate controlled. This position requires indoor and outdoor work, sometimes in adverse climatic conditions such as heat and humidity, cold and rain. This position requires indoor and outdoor work in a variety of conditions. The noise level in the workplace varies from quiet to loud.

Additional Requirements

The Museum is open 7 days a week April through the end of November. You must be available to work Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays.

Typical hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm, five days a week through the end of November. Flexibility in work hours and days off is required. This position will include working additional night/weekend hours or days as needed; these will be primarily in October & November. Whenever working on a holiday is necessary, a manager will inform employees at least one week in advance if they’re expected to work on a holiday.

The Museum may also schedule "all-hands on" days such as Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. Advance notice will be given for "all-hands on" days. Schedules may change based on weather forecast, and/or low attendance for any given day.

The Museum respects the religious, and cultural beliefs and practices of all employees. On request, The Museum will strive to make an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available, and does not create an undue hardship on the Museum.

Core Commitments

Whether part-time or full-time, year-round or seasonal, all staff and volunteers at Plimoth Patuxet advance the Museum’s educational mission and strategic goals; they uphold the museum’s core values and principles in their work and in all their interactions with the public and coworkers. This commitment helps to ensure that Plimoth Patuxet’s reputation for excellence is maintained and that we, as stewards of the Museum, are helping to create a relevant and sustainable future for Plimoth Patuxet. The core principles that guide us in our work are:

  • Safety and Comfort

  • Compassionate Customer Engagement

  • Professional Excellence

  • Personal Accountability

  • Create a Culture of Philanthropy

  • Teamwork

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a PDF file of your resume, and cover letter to, or by submitting them by US mail to the following address:

Plimoth Patuxet Museums
Attn: Human Resources
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360