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Hancock Shaker Village offers a great atmosphere, expert training and employee discounts.  


Part-time Interpreters (museum educators) needed through November 2, 2014, for daily assignments (9:45 am to 5 pm) in the historic Village. Training provided. Flexible schedule, with some weekends and holidays required. Applicants must be friendly, personable and enjoy working with the public. Respond with cover letter, resume and 3 employment references to lpizani@hancockshakervillage.org  No phone calls, please. Posted August 7, 2014.


Hancock Shaker Village hires seasonal staff from April through October.

Farm and Garden - Interpret the farm and gardens for our visitors as you tend the Shaker Farm. Experience with agriculture and gardening helpful. Experience with farm animals and livestock helpful but not required.

Interpreters – Bring the Shaker story to life! Engage our diverse audience of visitors with talks, tours, and hands-on demonstrations. Customer-service and/or performing experience a plus. Training and support provided.  (See above for more information.)

Visitor-Services –  Friendly and personable staff needed for the Museum Store and Ticket Desk.  Experience with computers, retail sales, and e-commerce a plus, but not required.

Applicants for all positions must enjoy working with the public, possess strong customer-service skills, and be a team player. Weekend hours are required. Email cover letter, resume and three employment references to Leslie Pizani at lpizani@hancockshakervillage.org,  or respond by regular mail: Leslie Pizani, Human Resources, Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA  01202.


Museum Internships

Hancock Shaker Village offers supervised, structured internships for qualified students and other individuals pursuing a career in the museum profession. If you would you like to transcribe an original manuscript, learn to care for and catalog artifacts, or interpret Shaker life and practices for our visitors, contact Lesley Herzberg, Curator, at 413.443.0188 x232 for more information.