Summer Docent

The Bidwell House Museum is offering a 25 hour/week paid seasonal position from May through October.  The candidate will act as Head Docent for the museum, and will be in charge of house tours, opening and closing the museum each day, supervising summer interns and assisting with summer programs.  The museum is open to the public Thursday – Monday from 11 am to 4 pm during the season.  Availability to work most weekends from Memorial Day to the end of October is a must.

The Bidwell House Museum is an 18th century historic house set on 192 acres in southern Berkshire county. The ideal candidate loves history, is comfortable interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, enjoys telling stories, is able to work with little supervision, and can handle fragile and valuable items with great care.  This is an ideal position for a recent graduate of Early American History or the Decorative Arts, and a great opportunity to immerse oneself in history.  Additional opportunities are available to assist with collections management, museum graphic design, marketing or creating social media content, if interested.   A car is required due to the rural location.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail – no calls. Thank you in advance for your interest in the Bidwell House Museum. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.  Email address: bidwellhr@gmail.com