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Employment

Please see below for our available employment opportunities.  Current internship opportunities are AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE.

Last Updated:  September 15, 2022

Visitor Services

Part-Time Visitor Services Associate

The Wenham Museum is seeking an individual to join our Visitor Services Team as a part-time Visitor Services Associate. This person will greet and assist museum visitors with a focus on providing exceptional, memorable guest experiences. The individual must enjoy interacting with the public, especially families and children. The Visitor Services Associate serves as the first point of contact upon arrival to the museum. This position will be the museum’s ambassador and as such, will keep abreast of, and be able to share important information about programs, exhibitions, and special events. The Visitor Services Associate should demonstrate knowledge of the museum and its collections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Admission, membership, shop, and event sales
• Operates Admissions and Shop register
• Answers the museum main line telephone in a friendly manner
• Assist in the stocking and inventory of the museum retail shop
• Administratively support bookings for birthday parties, private functions, and special events.
• Administratively support the Marketing, Membership, and Education Departments
• Provide general information to our visitors

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
• Retail and Customer Service experience necessary. Strong math skills preferred. Nonprofit public-facing job experience a PLUS.
• Current college undergraduate or college graduate. BS/BA History, education or communications a PLUS.
• Ability to work unsupervised, and be part of a cross-functional team.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software.
Knowledge of QuickBooks, LightSpeed, Little Green Light, PowerPoint, Adobe suite, Constant Contact, and Canva a plus.
• A “can-do” attitude, initiative and willingness to perform additional duties as needed to accomplish the goals of Visitor Services and the Wenham Museum’s nonprofit mission.

OTHER:
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Able to lift and carry 40lbs.
• Work schedule would be 10 – 15 hours a week: including 5 hours on Sunday.
• Occasional additional shifts including evening work will be required as needed.

COMPENSATION:
This is an hourly position compensated at $15.00 per hour.

TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to: HR@wenhammuseum.org and list Visitor Services Associate Position Applicant in the subject line of the e-mail.

Education & Programs

MUSEUM EDUCATOR

Wenham Museum seeks a Museum Educator to join its team in support of public programming for its multigenerational audience.

The right candidate will have a passion for history, culture, creativity, crafting, children’s books, the maker movement, STEAM-related programs, and/or programs of your own imagination.  You must also be a self-starter, an independent worker, and friendly and interested in working with the museum’s multigenerational audience of parents, grandparents, and caregivers who visit with toddlers, preschoolers, and young children aged 8 and under.  You must also be able to work with older students and adults who are interested in local history or culture.

The Museum Educator will be responsible for the museum’s monthly program series, school field trip programs, drop-in programs and activities, and larger public programs.

The position requires:

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills to craft 6 – 12 month programming plans that align with exhibitions, institutional milestones, seasons, and holidays;
  • The ability to work with a wide variety of people, from young children to adults and funders, in a friendly and professional manner while providing excellent customer service.
  • Working with museum staff to develop and plan a schedule of activities, materials needed, and funds available to purchase supplies;
  • Writing grants and supporting outside grant writers for program grants as well as soliciting in-kind donations of materials and program sponsorships in concert with development staff;
  • Working with the museum’s marketing staff and volunteers to ensure that program descriptions reflect planned offerings; and,
  • Responsibility for all program logistics.

Availability for occasional evenings, weekends, school vacation weeks, and “no school days” is a mustIn general, two evenings or two weekend days per month will be required.  Approximately 3-4 days per week during school vacation weeks/weekends will be required.  The museum’s family audience seeks museum experiences during these times and your availability is key to meeting that demand. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
Experience working with and teaching children in a preschool, elementary school, museum, library or nonprofit setting is required.  A two or four-year degree in early education, education, child development, art, history, or a related discipline is also required.

The successful candidate must be CORI/SORI and background checked by the Wenham Museum and fingerprinted by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, which is funder and collaborator with the M is for Museum/Poppets program.

OTHER:
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Able to lift and carry 40lbs.

HOURS/COMPENSATION:
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.  This is a part-time position of 20 – 30 hours per week, $18 – $22/hour.

TO APPLY:
If interested, please send an e-mail/cover letter explaining your interest and a resume to:  Kristin Noon, Executive Director, kristin.noon@wenhammuseum.org.