Seasonal Interpreter- Chocolate and Print Shop [Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc]

Seasonal Interpreter- Chocolate and Print Shop

Description:
The Old North Church, in the heart of Boston’s historic North End, seeks applicants for seasonal, part-time positions (through November) on our education staff. Applicants must be available for weekends and holidays.  Interpreters will work as part of a team in Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and The Printing Office of Edes and Gill, which operate in the Clough House on the Old North Campus. The interpreter would be responsible for educating visitors on the history of chocolate and Colonial printing. Interpreters will conduct  chocolate making demonstrations and operate a reproduction English letterpress  placing chocolate  and printing in a historical context.  Interpreters will also be responsible for retail operations for the chocolate shop and colonial print shop. Interpreters will be responsible for welcoming visitors, providing information on the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, and the City of Boston, maintaining the cleanliness of the shops, restocking supplies and merchandise, packaging of printed goods and shop merchandise, cashiering, and soliciting voluntary donations. Interpreters will be required to wear period clothing, but not perform first-person interpretation.
Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will have excellent public speaking skills; exhibit a mature and outgoing personality; have an interest in education and/or history; and possess outstanding customer service skills. He/she must be able to work in a fast moving, team environment and manage several tasks simultaneously; should enjoy engaging with members of the public; and display a positive attitude towards visitors and staff members alike. Ideal candidates will have previous retail experience including cash handling and familiarity with point of sale systems. This position requires long periods of standing and ability to perform a basic demonstration.
How To Apply:
Please email your resume and letter of interest to Pamela Bennett,  Director of Retail, at pbennett@oldnorth.com. The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Only applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted
Apply by:
August 31, 2015
Salary:
$11.00/hr

 

Part Time – Gift Shop [Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc]

Part Time – Gift Shop

Description:
The Old North Church located in Boston’s historic North End is seeking part time-seasonal gift shop help. The position available is 16-24 hours  per week. Flexible schedules available… some weekend availability a must. Applicants must be available until November with the possibility of 8 hours per week through the winter. The gift shop is located on the Old North Church campus. The Old North is one of Boston’s most visited historic sites. As an employee of the gift shop responsibilities would include, greeting customers, running the POS, tagging and processing inventory and general shop upkeep. The gift shop staff serve as ambassadors to the site, answering questions, giving directions and helping provide a pleasant experience for our visitors.
Qualifications:
Cash Handling experience a must! POS experience a plus. Applicants must have superb customer service skills as well as the ability to work well in a very fast paced environment. It is essential that you are self motivated and willing to take the initiative to get the job done. Ability to work well with other staff members and comfortable enough to work alone when required. Love of history and knowledge of the Boston area a plus! A smile goes a long way!
How To Apply:
Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to Pamela Bennett – pbennett@oldnorth.com No Phone Calls Please Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Apply by:
August 31, 2015
Salary:
11.00 per hour

 

Communications and Events Coordinator (temporary position) [Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc]

Communications and Events Coordinator (temporary position)

Description:
This is an exciting opportunity for a recent college graduate or graduate student interested in event planning, marketing and social media management for a non-profit organization.  The candidate will assist both the Development and Education Departments with administrative tasks, planning events, managing social media platforms, organizing and creating press releases, in addition to sending out monthly newsletters, researching Old North in the News, and maintaining digital photo files and website updates.The Events role within this position will support the planning and implementation of the Old North Foundation’s Fall fundraising events to include planning and execution of a speakers forum and an exciting fashion show featuring 18th century clothing.  The intern will focus on event marketing and communications, mailings, data entry, meeting and small event coordination, and other tasks as assigned.  Communications responsibilities will include primary and secondary source research, interpretation, web content editing, interaction/interviews with Old North educator staff and visitors.  The intern will be responsible for Old North’s ongoing social media program.

  • Experience in a combination of social media, event planning, with demonstrated success building audience and managing multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to draft tight, compelling copy for use on multiple social media platforms.
  • A deep understanding of the evolving social media landscape, including knowledge of the best practices for multiple social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Capacity to identify trends in social media with an eye toward new audience-building and engagement opportunities.
  • Familiarity with html and website management
    Experience in event planning, list management, donor record keeping through data base management (Donor Perfect), and ability to multi-task and remain calm under the pressure of meeting deadlines.
Qualifications:
Applicant must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, experience with Internet research, data entry, basic office tasks, and excellent communications skills, in addition to being able to work independently. Experience volunteering or working in non-profit office administration considered a plus.
Timeframe: Estimated 10-12 week commitment from September through mid-December.  Approximately 20-24 hours per week at hourly rate.
How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to development@oldnorth.com.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE INCLUDE THE JOB TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.
Apply by:
August 28, 2015

 

Member and Visitor Services Representatives (Temporary) [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]

Member and Visitor Services Representatives (Temporary)

Description:
Our Member and Visitor Services Representatives are the first contact with Museum visitors and play an important role in providing a quality visitor experience. A successful candidate is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, as they perform a variety of duties including: selling general admission, film and lecture tickets, MFA Memberships and MFA Guides.Temporary positions available from late August 2015 through January 2016.  25 hours/week; varied schedule including evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Temporary employees will receive priority consideration for permanent part-time and full time MVS Rep openings as they occur.
Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess exceptional customer service, communication, and computer skills. Tessitura experience is preferred. At least three months of related experience, including cash handling experience, is required. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
How To Apply:
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.
Apply by:
September 18, 2015

 

Member and Visitor Services Representative [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]

Member and Visitor Services Representative

Description:
Our Member and Visitor Services Representatives are the first contact with Museum visitors and play an important role in providing a quality visitor experience. A successful candidate is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, as they perform a variety of duties including: selling general admission, film and lecture tickets, MFA Memberships and MFA Guides.
Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess exceptional customer service, communication, and computer skills. Tessitura experience preferred. At least three months of related experience, including cash handling experience, is required. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
How To Apply:
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
Apply by:
September 18, 2015