Work at Plimoth
Manager of Indigenous and European Clothing and Textiles
Oversee historical clothing and textiles interpretation and production for all living history sites, managing daily operations, including budgeting, ordering and processing of supplies, interdepartmental communication, and scheduling. Research, design, produce, repair and maintain the reproduction European and Indigenous clothing for the staff and sites of the Museum Experience Group. Provide training for the staff in how to wear and care for their clothing. Work with site wardrobe leads to ensure staff are trained in the history of the style of clothing to strengthen the exhibit and the interpretation of textiles and clothing in Historic Patuxet and Plymouth Colony. Represent the Museum’s Indigenous and Historical European Clothing and Textiles programming to other museums, historical organizations and media outlets.
Plimoth Plantation seeks an experienced staff accountant to join our growing team. You will be responsible for performing general bookkeeping, maintaining financial reports, and preparing and analyzing budgets. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and demonstrated knowledge of operational accounting and finance functions are a must.
Manager of Institutional Giving
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.
As we prepare for several major historical anniversaries and the completion of a capital campaign, Plimoth Plantation seeks an accomplished grants management professional to join our development team at an important time in the Museum’s history. The Institutional Giving Manager coordinates and manages all aspects of Plimoth’s program for generating significant funds from foundation, corporate and government sources. S/he is charged with managing a high volume of grant proposals and reports, demonstrating initiative at all stages of the funding cycle, from research and identification, to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, in order to secure both unrestricted and programmatic support.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Institutional Giving Manager works closely with the members of the executive and program staff of the Museum to develop proposal content and stay abreast of anticipated fundable projects. S/he also works with Board members to foster their participation in the development process
K-12 & Family Programs Associate
The K-12 and Family Programs Associate functions as a key member of the Education & Outreach Team by bringing their passion for formal and informal education to bear working with a diverse range of youth and family audiences. Using themes of community building, leadership, and civics, the K-12 and Family Programs Associate facilitates innovative, engaging, and fun learning experiences at the Museum, in classrooms across the region, and online including (but not limited to): hands-on workshops, guided tours, summer camp, and 1st-person storytelling programs which explore complex the complex social, cultural, political, spiritual and natural landscapes inhabited by European colonists and the Indigenous peoples of New England in the 17th century. The K-12 and Family Programs Associate supports content generation and administration prior to, logistical tasks during, and assessment/evaluations after all education programs. The position will collaborate with Education & Outreach staff, per diem Museum Teachers, visiting fellows, interns, and other departments as needed to aid in material preparation, program marketing and outreach, and when necessary be the staff point-person on site.
The ideal candidate will have experience in formal and/or informal education as well as a working knowledge of curriculum planning and program development, and curiosity about early American history, Native culture and history, anthropology, material culture, social studies, and/or museum education. The candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, a willingness to work as part of a team, and the physical ability to perform light-to-moderate lifting and work in small spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Successful fulfillment of this position will meet or exceed the needs and expectations of diverse youth and family audiences seeking programs and educational resources from Plimoth Plantation.
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 foodservice purchases. The Museum also offers complimentary and discounted admission coupons to all employees.
Interested? Search the job titles 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.
Volunteer at Plimoth Plantation
Be Part of History in your Community!
Do you have an open mind and enjoy engaging with people who share a common passion for history, lifelong learning, and community engagement? Join Plimoth Plantation's Volunteer & Museum Guides Program! Volunteers & Museum Guides work in support of and alongside our staff fulfilling the Museum's mission to provide powerful personal encounters with history. They are:
- Guides on the Living History exhibits
- Caretakers of historic gardens and landscapes
- Greeters, golf cart drivers, and ushers at the Plimoth Cinema
- Makers & innovators in the Marine Shop and at the Plimoth Grist Mill
- Special programs and event support
- Behind-the-scenes alongside our curators and historians
and so much more...
Volunteer opportunities at Plimoth Plantation are available based on departments’ needs, and therefore not only opportunities may be available at all times. Each opportunity is different and may require its own unique blend of skills and experience. Many do not require a formal history background. All Volunteers & Museum Guides should be curious, enthusiastic, and eager to learn new things. The volunteer schedule is flexible and includes seasonal and weekend shifts.
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.
For more information about the Internship Program including current opportunities and application instructions, visit www.plimoth.org/internships.