- On Exhibit
- Private Events
The museum Interpreter plays a critical role in the museum’s engagement with the visiting public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Visitor Services: To interact with visitors, both individually and in groups, conveying accurate and relevant information about each of the collections.
- Museum Education: To help develop and deliver programs to visitors onsite, and to perform outreach educational programs.
- Collection stewardship: Safeguard the collections, and monitor the buildings for any problems with the collections or the buildings themselves.
- Develop, coordinate and participate in special public programming events hosted by the museum.
- Participate in training and mentoring of new interpreters, museum interns and volunteers.
- Perform other educational and public program duties as assigned by the Director of Education.
- Good verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
- Specific knowledge about collection content area as well as general knowledge of mid-nineteenth century New England.
- Recognize importance of guest experience, but able to use good judgment and balance the guest experience with ensuring the safety and preservation of the collections.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the collections preferred (history, art, literature, anthropology, environmental science, etc.), or demonstrated experience in museum or educational environment.
- Interpreters must be able to walk on the museum’s hilly terrain, on both paved surfaces and unpaved trails.
- Interpreters must be able to see, speak and hear effectively (with or without reasonable accommodations).
- Interpreters must be able to sit, stand, walk and climb stairs for the duration of a work shift (7 hours per day).
- Enthusiasm for museum content areas, combined with a love of life-long learning and scholarly inquiry is a plus.
- Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ability to work with AV systems for presentations and access to email required.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Kershaw: email@example.com
Part-time Marketing Assistant
Fruitlands Museum seeks a talented graphic and web designer to join its team as Marketing Assistant two days a week. The position will report to and work closely with the Marketing Manager in the implementation of long and short term marketing initiatives for the Museum. Candidate must have prior design experience with HTML and the Adobe Creative Suite. The desired candidate will also possess strong writing skills, an efficient and friendly collaboration style and attention to detail. Experience with Drupal software is desirable, though not required.
- Website updates
- On-line event listings
- Social media: facebook/twitter/pinterest/youtube
Graphic design includes collateral materials for exhibits, programs and events including:
- Web pages
- Constant Contact email marketing campaigns
- Program flyers/brochures
Candidate should have a degree (or be pursuing a degree) in Graphic Design or have proven experience with a portfolio. Must have strong skills in web design and the ability to take initiative, multi-task and prioritize.
About Fruitlands Museum:
Fruitlands is a regional museum located 40 miles west of the Boston metropolitan area and 30 miles North of Worcester on 210 acres of meadows and wooded trails. Fruitlands Museum was founded in 1914 to commemorate the inspirational ideals of the transcendentalists, the Shakers, Native Americans and 19th century artists.
To apply email a cover letter and link to your on-line portfolio to Mary Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.