The Old North Church, in the heart of Boston’s historic North End, seeks applicants for seasonal, part-time positions (through October 31st) 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.
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 The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted the week of May 11
Apply by:
May 21, 2015
About this Organization:
Steeped in history and rich in tradition, the Old North is one of America’s best known National Landmarks, and—with a half million guests each year—is Boston’s most visited historic site.

From the steeple of the Old North, on the evening of April 18, 1775, the Church sexton, Robert Newman, held high the two signal lanterns that were a warning from Paul Revere to the other Colonial Patriots that British troops were marching to Lexington and Concord to arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams, and to seize the Colonials’ store of ammunition.

The display of the two lanterns set in motion the momentous ride of Paul Revere, and is widely regarded as the spark that ignited the American War of Independence. The historic events of April 18, 1775, were immortalized in Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride.

The Church is also an extraordinary example of Georgian architecture of the early 18th century with much of its original building fabric intact. Its association with the evolution of Boston as a mercantile center; with the beginnings of the American War of Independence and the founding of the United States; with the struggle to reconcile democratic values with the struggle against slavery as expressed in Longfellow’s poem; with the story of the North End moving from the city’s original settlement through successive immigrant groups to a vibrant 21st century waterfront community—all present a broad spectrum of opportunities for creative and engaging education and interpretation.