Job Opportunities


The Bidwell House Museum is offering a unique Early American History fellowship at its 18th century historic house, set on 192 acres in southern Berkshire County (MA).

The Bidwell House Museum is seeking a Resident Docent and Caretaker for a 30 hour/week, paid seasonal position, from May through October.  The individual in this position will be in charge of house tours, opening and closing the Museum each day, supervising summer interns, assisting with summer programs, and providing some basic housekeeping/gardening.  The Museum is open to the public Thursday – Monday during the 20-week season.  In addition, the Resident Docent and Caretaker will be expected to complete a research project directly associated with the Museum, and present the findings of that research at a talk for visitors in September.

The ideal candidate is someone who loves history, is comfortable interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, enjoys telling stories, is able to work independently, and can handle fragile and valuable items with great care.  Availability to work on weekends is required. Included with this position is a one bedroom caretaker apartment in which the Resident Docent will reside, free of charge, during the season.  This is a desirable position for a student of Early American History or the Decorative Arts, and is a great opportunity for an individual to be fully immersed in history.  Additional opportunities are available to assist with collections management, Museum graphic design, marketing or creating social media content, if interested.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail – no calls. Thank you in advance for your interest in the Bidwell House Museum. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.  Email address: