Job Opportunities

Caretaker / Head Docent

The Bidwell House Museum is seeking a Head Docent/Caretaker for a 30 hour/week seasonal position beginning in May. The museum is located on beautiful grounds and 190 acres of woods and fields in the friendly and creative rural community of Monterey, MA. The Head Docent will be in charge of house tours, opening and closing the museum each day, supervising summer interns, creating and sending marketing emails and basic housekeeping/gardening, Thursday – Monday during the 20 week season. Being able to work on weekends is a must. Included with this position is a caretaker apartment that the docent can live in, free of charge, while employed at the Museum.
The ideal candidate loves history, is comfortable interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, is able to work with little supervision, enjoys telling stories and can handle fragile and valuable items with great care. This is an ideal position for a student of American History or the Decorative Arts. Opportunities to engage in research, assist with museum graphic design or create social media content are available if interested. Experience with InDesign is a plus. No animals please. A car is required due to the rural location.
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:

SALARY RANGE: $11/ hour plus housing


Posted April 7, 2017