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Staff at Roseland Cottage

Our Mission

We serve the public by preserving and presenting New England heritage.

Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of new England life and appreciation for its preservation.

Our Workplace

We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, letting you select the plans and coverage that best meet your needs and those of your family, including your spouse, domestic partner, and eligible dependents. Below is a partial list of the generous benefits offered to our employees.

  • Health and Family: Medical, dental, health care spending account, life insurance, long-term disability, short term disability, and domestic partner benefits.
  • Financial: 403b, credit union benefits, discount on auto and home owners insurance. 
  • Vacation/Holiday: Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Other: Membership at Historic New England, reciprocating museum benefits.

Current Job Openings

Curatorial and Interpretive Planning Assistant

Digital Photographer

Farm Teacher

Functions Coordinator, Lyman Estate

Functions Coordinator, Northern New England

Greenhouse Assistant

Guide, Beauport

Guide, Museums in Wiscasset, Maine

Guide, Phillips House

Guide, Roseland Cottage

Guide, Sarah Orne Jewett House and Hamilton House

Guide, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Mellon Conservation Fellowship

Museum Teacher, Roseland Cottage

Program Manager

Vice President for Advancement

Careers at Historic New England