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Interpreter- Chocolate and Print Shop

The Old North Church, in the heart of Boston’s historic North End, seeks applicants for seasonal, part-time positions (through November) on our education staff. Applicants must be available for weekends and holidays. Interpreters will work as part of a team in Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and The Printing Office of Edes and Gill, which operate in the Clough House on the Old North Campus. The interpreter would be responsible for educating visitors on the history of chocolate and Colonial printing. Interpreters will conduct chocolate making demonstrations and operate a reproduction English letterpress placing chocolate and printing in a historical context. Interpreters will also be responsible for retail operations for the chocolate shop and colonial print shop. Interpreters will be responsible for welcoming visitors, providing information on the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, and the City of Boston, maintaining the cleanliness of the shops, restocking supplies and merchandise, packaging of printed goods and shop merchandise, cashiering, and soliciting voluntary donations. Interpreters will be required to wear period clothing, but not perform first-person interpretation.
Ideal candidates will have excellent public speaking skills; exhibit a mature and outgoing personality; have an interest in education and/or history; and possess outstanding customer service skills. He/she must be able to work in a fast moving, team environment and manage several tasks simultaneously; should enjoy engaging with members of the public; and display a positive attitude towards visitors and staff members alike. Ideal candidates will have previous retail experience including cash handling and familiarity with point of sale systems. This position requires long periods of standing and ability to perform a basic demonstration.
How To Apply:
Please email your resume and letter of interest to Pamela Bennett, Director of Retail, at The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted
Apply by:
July 31, 2016
Relevant research areas: North America, 18th Century

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