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Historic Museum Tour Guide

Canterbury Shaker Village is seeking outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic tour guides for the Fall 2021 and Summer/Fall 2022 seasons. Main responsibilities entail delivering tours of up to 1.5 hours of 
the historic buildings and grounds (not to exceed 3 tours per day). The ideal candidate is an expert communicator who is flexible and organized, as our guides play a key role in creating transformative visitor-centered experiences. Must be available to work weekends.

The tour guide position may also be combined with an 8-10 week live-in internship experience. In addition to giving tours, Resident Interns support museum operations in the Collections and Buildings and Grounds departments. As a museum and historical center, there is always a certain amount of activity in the Village, with visitors and other groups participating on many levels; interns-in-residence should take this into consideration. We strive to promote diversity and inclusion on all levels and encourage interns from underrepresented groups to join us.

Pay is $30 per tour.

Interns will receive a $2,000-$2,500 stipend, and housing will be supplied. Each intern will have their own bedroom and bath, with a shared kitchen and living area. A washer and dryer are also available on-site. The physical demands and work environment characteristics include standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching, and lifting/moving objects of up to 20 pounds, good eye/hand coordination, and working at a desk and using a computer for prolonged periods of time.
The position also requires verbal and written conversation with others. Work may occur in hot and cold temperatures as well as varying weather conditions. The majority of work will be performed in a multi-level work area in multiple buildings of the 30 historic structures, as well as the larger grounds, which comprise 700 acres (most work to be done in the central part of the Village). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Please apply to with Tour Guide/Intern as the subject line heading.

Canterbury Shaker Village is dedicated to preserving the 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and to providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal. Canterbury Shaker Village is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. Tours, programs, exhibits, and events help visitors chart their own journey of simplicity, caring, and community.