Available Position(s): Historical Educator
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, an eighteenth century living history farm, seeks creative, fun, outgoing and motivated individuals for part time, mostly seasonal work (roughly March through November.) The site interprets everyday life in Southeastern Pennsylvania during the time period 1760-1790 with a focus on costumed, hands-on living history interpretation. Programs include school field trips, summer camps, outreaches, scouting programs and more.
Hours vary based on programming schedule; occasional weekends may be required.
Strong interest in and familiarity with Pennsylvania and eighteenth century American history.
College coursework in American history preferred.
Ability to present historical material accurately and engage large and diverse audiences.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and be available a minimum
of two weekdays per week.
Maintain a professional appearance and decorum. This includes willingness to wear period-appropriate attire and maintain a historically accurate appearance.
Have reliable attendance and punctuality. Reliable transportation a must.
Must be able to work creatively and effectively as member of a team.
Knowledge of museum education and/or teaching a plus.
This work can be physically demanding. Ability to lift 40 lbs, be outside in all kinds of weather, and walk over rough terrainis expected.
A criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance and child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment.
Historical Educators are seasonal, part-time employees without traditional benefits. Training in new skills and trades, such as spinning, colonial cooking, weaving, blacksmithing, etc. is offered and encouraged. Direct deposit of paychecks is required for all new employees.
Positions are open until filled and multiple positions are available.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Green, Executive Director, at email@example.com. No telephone calls, please.
Visitor Center Staff
CPP is currently seeking a person to join our Visitor Center Weekend
The Visitor Center staff provides the first and last impressions of our
farm site to the visiting public. Staff members greet visitors, provide introductory information and handle all transactions from admission to the sale of gift shop items.
Provide a friendly welcoming presence
Learn gift shop inventory
Be able to share available information about the Plantation and its programs
Learn technical skills necessary to processing visitor admissions
Efficiently handle the admittance process
Help with set up of store prior to season opening
Help with inventory at the end of the season
Must be organized, detail oriented, able to work independently, with
excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication
Dependable, flexible, honest, trustworthy, with sound judgment and respectful.
Ability to work well with other staff to support Plantation programs and
During the Plantationís season, the Visitor Center is open on weekends
typically from 11 to 4. Visitor Center staff should arrive at least one half hour prior to opening and be prepared to stay at least one half hour after closing if necessary. Extra hours may be necessary for larger events. The successful candidate should be willing to work a minimum of one weekend a month
and have some degree of flexibility
Resumes and cover letter should be submitted to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Box
158,Gradyville, PA 19039