Position: Visitor Services Representative
The Old North Church and Historic Site is currently interviewing for Visitor Services Representatives to staff our 3 ticket/admission kiosks. Part time, seasonal positions are available. Successful applicants must be available to attend an all-day training on at least one of the following dates: Saturday, April 7; or April 23.
300 Years. Two Lanterns. One Revolution.
Built in 1723, the Old North Church is famous for the two signal lanterns hung in its steeple at the instruction of Paul Revere–two lanterns that lit the way to revolution and independence. The Old North Church and Historic Site is a half-acre (?) campus in the heart of Boston’s North End. It includes the iconic church, the colonial-era Clough House where visitors experience “living history” at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, several gardens and courtyards, and a gift shop. The Old North Foundation manages the site and is dedicated to preserving the site and sharing its stories and to exploring the many aspects of active citizenship that Old North has witnessed through its 300 years.
Qualifications: As a Visitor Services Representative, you will be part of a close-knit and enthusiastic team committed to providing visitors with an excellent experience. You will welcome visitors from around the world, offer top notch customer service, and sell tickets for entry into the church and living history programs. As part of the admission team you will be the first point of contact, setting the tone for our visitor’s experience.
- Cash Handling Experience
- · Computer experience
- Knowledge of the Boston area
- · Ticketing experience preferred
- · Outgoing personality
- · Strong organizational skills
- · Attention to detail a must
- Clean employment record
- Bilingual abilities a plus
Candidates will be required to pass a complete background check.
Starting pay: $ 12.00 per hour
Please submit a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Position: Clough House Interpreters
As the public faces of the Clough House, located on the property of the Old North Church and Historic Site, Interpreters will be trained in both Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and our new living history space, Patriot’s Corner. Clough House interpreters educate and engage our visitors on the history of colonial chocolate. Patriot’s Corner will be a changing program, usually in the first person. The upcoming program in Patriot’s Corner is about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Interpreters, wearing period-appropriate clothing (provided), conduct chocolate demonstrations with tools and materials found in the 18th century. Each of these living history programs contains an essential retail component for which Interpreters are also responsible.
- Welcoming all visitors upon entrance
- Providing informative, interesting presentations on chocolate
- Cleaning all equipment and the shops
- Restocking, folding and presenting the merchandise
- Provide wayfinding information and general information about the campus and the surrounding neighborhood
- Wearing period clothing (provided).
It is essential that you are available weekends and holidays for the duration of the season.
- Excellent public speaking skills
- Interest in history, education, and/or museums
- Outgoing and engaging personality
- Cash handling experience
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- Able to stand for long periods of time
How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.