Canterbury Shaker Village is currently hiring the following positions:



Canterbury Shaker Village is seeking outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic tour guides for the Fall 2021 tour season. Main responsibilities entail delivering tours of up to 1.5 hours of the historic buildings and grounds (not to exceed three tours per day). The ideal candidate is an expert communicator who is flexible and organized, as our guides play a key role in creating transformative visitor-centered experiences. Must be available to work weekends. Tour guides will participate in 8 hours of paid training, and an additional stipend will be offered after guides have successfully completed a certain number of tours. Canterbury Shaker Village is dedicated to preserving the 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and to providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal. Canterbury Shaker Village is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. Tours, programs, exhibits, and events help visitors chart their own journey of simplicity, caring, and community. Please apply to info@shakers.org with Tour Guide as the subject line heading.
SALARY RANGE: $30 per tour


Canterbury Shaker Village seeks a Program & Volunteer Coordinator to organize and schedule volunteers and tour guides; identify and interact with community outreach and programming partners; act as a building-and-grounds liaison between volunteers and the business office; and to help with administrative tasks such as document review, correspondence, and event planning and execution. Two years of experience in a non-profit environment preferred. Full knowledge of Microsoft Suite necessary; some digital design skills a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion required. This full-time, salaried position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all team members. Canterbury Shaker Village is a rural non-profit museum and National Historic Landmark founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Public Engagement & Programs

2. Internship Program

3. Artist-In-Residency Program

4. Administration

5. Volunteer & Tour Guide Coordination


1. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Saturday & Sunday weekend work is required
• Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to foster, organize, and implement engaging public programming
• Flexible mind-set; creativity a plus
• Follow up with administrative tasks, including filing, scheduling, email and phone correspondence

2. Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Art History, History, Museum Education or related field
• At least two years of experience in program planning, community engagement, or related work


Please apply by sending an email with the subject line: “Program & Volunteer Coordinator” to info@shakers.org.
Please include a cover letter noting the reason for your interest in the position, along with your resume.

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.