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


Director of Education  Hancock Shaker Village seeks an experienced full-time educator and program manager to develop and advance audience engagement, strategic outcomes, the visitor experience, interpreter training and scheduling, school and community partnerships, program funding and budgeting.

S/he develops, delivers and evaluates a comprehensive interpretive plan and array of relevant public programs, including historic building and site interpretation, craft and trade demonstrations, guided and self-guided tours, workshops, family activities, and special events. S/he contributes to excellent site management, front-line customer service, and improved visitor access, way finding and safety. A manager who is innovative, entrepreneurial and audience-focused will do well in this position. The Director of Education reports to the HSV President and supervises Interpreters and volunteers.

Requirements   A bachelor’s degree and 5 years of museum-education experience; master’s degree preferred. Ability to work weekends and evenings, knowledge of American history, a strong sense of initiative and responsibility, a proven record building sustainable mission-based programs, the capacity to manage schedules and logistics, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. S/he will be an effective team player, leader and diplomat, a gracious listener and communicator, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Respond  with cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to lpizani@hancockshakervillage.org.  Put “Director of Education” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Position will remain posted until filled.


TEAM MEMBERS  needed for 2015 season, April 11 to November 1

Farm and Garden  - Tend the Shaker farm and interpret it for our visitors. Gardening experience helpful. Experience with farm animals and livestock helpful, but not required. Flexible schedule. Training and support provided.

Interpreter – Bring the Shaker story to life for our diverse audience of visitors with talks, tours, and hands-on demonstrations. Must be friendly, personable and enjoy working with the public. Customer-service and/or performing experience a plus.  Training and support provided. Flexible schedule, with some weekends and holidays required.

Visitor Services Engage visitors at our Ticket Desk and in the Village Store.  Experience with computers, retail sales, and e-commerce a plus but not required. Flexible schedule; training and support provided.

Applicants for all seasonal positions must enjoy working with the public, possess strong customer-service skills, and be team players. Weekend hours may be required. Respond with cover letter, resume and three employment references to Leslie Pizani at lpizani@hancockshakervillage.org, or by regular mail to Leslie Pizani, Human Resources Manager, Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA  01202.  Put the job title of interest in the subject line.



Transcribe an original manuscript, learn to catalog artifacts, or interpret Shaker life and practices!  Hancock Shaker Village offers supervised, structured internships for qualified students and others pursuing a career in the museum profession. Contact Lesley Herzberg, HSV Curator, at 413.443.0188 x232 for information.