Director of Communications

Hancock Shaker Village is looking for a dynamic Director of Communications who will be responsible for all communications, media & marketing for the museum. The full-time position involves promoting Hancock Shaker Village and its activities to diverse audiences, including the media, region, general public and historic and education communities.  An integral part of a small collaborative leadership team, this individual will be responsible for communicating Hancock Shaker Village to the public through online communications, advertising, print communications, and other forms the ideal candidate may dream up.  We’re looking for a smart, entrepreneurial thinker who can convey the wonder of this unique historic property that dates back to 1783, and connect the story of the Shakers to the world today.  The ideal candidate should be a strategic thinker with excellent verbal, written and organizational skills who can creatively deploy limited resources to maximum effect.

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Chief Development Officer

Development Officer who will lead Hancock Shaker Village’s special projects fundraising efforts. Working closely with the director and trustees, he or she will be responsible for raising funds for major gifts, planned giving, a legacy campaign currently in the quiet phase, and special projects.  We seek a dynamic colleague who can think, write, and speak with clarity and wit, who works well collaboratively, can manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.

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Farm and Garden Staff

Hancock Shaker Village is looking for a part-time hard-working and energetic staff to work alongside our CSA manager and our livestock manager. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience operating a successful production garden at the heart of a public historic site and expand your knowledge of sustainable agriculture.  Qualifications: applicants should have experience farming or gardening; demonstrated ability to take direction and work both independently and as part of a team; success working in a dynamic environment; be able to lift at 50 lbs., and a willingness to work hard in all types of weather.

Please send resume and cover letter to lpizani@hancockshakervillage.org

Windgate Fellowship – Collections Department

Hancock Shaker Village is thrilled to partner with the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to offer a 2019 Windgate Fellowship in the Collections Department. Reporting to the Curator, the Windgate Fellow will work alongside staff, interns, and volunteers at a vibrant outdoor museum and living farm in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Founded in 1960, Hancock Shaker Village seeks to enliven and preserve the story Shakers, a spiritual utopian community who lived at the site from 1790 until 1960. Through exhibitions, public programs, collections stewardship, agricultural operations, and permanent site-specific exhibits, Hancock promotes the appreciation of the aesthetics, beliefs, achievements, and controversies that continue to define the living legacy of the Shaker experience in America.

Find a full fellowship description, parameters, qualifications, and application process HERE.