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Temporary Position: Winter Caretaker

The Bidwell House Museum, an 18th century house museum set in the southern Berkshire town of Monterey, MA is seeking a winter Caretaker. The Caretaker will live in an apartment attached to the house and will perform basic day-to-day maintenance at the house throughout the winter season. This work will include shoveling the walkways, emptying dehumidifiers, vacuuming and dusting the museum, and other such light maintenance work as needed. This position provides free housing as payment, though utilities will be the responsibility of the Caretaker. This is an ideal position for a graduate student working on a thesis or dissertation as this is a remote location with few distractions. The Caretaker will have access to the museum’s collection, under the supervision of the Executive Director, if they have a need or desire for researching the collection.

This seasonal position will last through May and has the potential to extend into the museum’s open season, Memorial Day through Columbus Day, when the position would transition to a Head Docent position in addition to Caretaker. This would be a 20-30 hour/week position and would include payment for hours worked. Further discussion will be necessary with the Executive Director if this is a desired option.

The Bidwell House Museum is a New England heritage site providing a personal encounter with history, early American home life, and the Berkshire landscape through its land, house and collection. The Museum is a non-profit educational institution for the benefit of the community and today’s audiences of all ages, dedicated to preservation, scholarship and enjoyment of the landmark site.

If interested, please contact the Executive Director Heather Kowalski at bidwellhouse@gmail.com.  No phone calls please.