Canterbury Shaker Village is currently seeking:
Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer or fall 2017 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming.
Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2017.
Canterbury Shaker Village seeks enthusiastic seasonal interpreters to teach museum school programs, lead guided tours, and interpret the Village’s historic buildings. Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, and experience working with groups all of ages required. Background in education or history preferred. Applicants must be available May – October, with option of weekend work in November. Training will be provided. Send letter of interest, resume, and three references to Becky Soules, Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224 or e-mail email@example.com. No phone calls. Download the 2016 Interpreter Job Description.
The work of the Village requires many helping hands. We are fortunate to have volunteers who provide invaluable assistance supplementing the work of the paid staff – please consider contributing your time and talent:
Photography – Is photography your passion? We need hi-resolution photographs of the Village to use in marketing and communications.
Collections – Renee Fox, our Collections Manager, does a heroic job of caring for our collections. Help is needed with projects ranging from supervising visiting researchers to entering information into our database system.
Special Events – We always need volunteers to help with our signature special events throughout the year from May-December. Tasks include greeting visitors, helping with family-friendly crafts and activities, and assisting with event set-up and clean-up.
Craft Demonstrations – If you have a special skill, or the desire to learn something new, consider becoming a Village demonstrator. Our demonstrators volunteer two or more days per month and showcase historic trades from spinning to oval box making throughout our open season from May-October. Training can be provided.
Volunteer benefits include: Membership eligibility (based on volunteer hours), discounts at the Museum Store, Farmstand, and on workshops, and invitations to volunteer appreciation events.
Canterbury Shaker Village prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital status. Canterbury Shaker Village is an equal opportunity employer.