Lead Guide, Southern Maine

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Seasonal/part-time

Location: Sarah Orne Jewett House and Hamilton House, South Berwick, Maine; Sayward-Wheeler House, York Harbor, Maine

Description: Historic New England seeks a seasonal, part-time Lead Guide to work at southern Maine sites for the 2022 season. Lead guide will conduct tours and assist with daily museum operations including online ticketing, COVID-19 prevention protocol and supplies, museum cleaning, and opening and closing the museum. Lead Guide will assist with program set-up and operations. Training is provided. Historic New England strictly adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 prevention protocols.


 Qualifications: Applicants should enjoy working with the public and special events, have an interest in history and good computer skills. Experience in customer service desirable. Must be available weekends, particularly Sundays, have a flexible schedule, and commit to employment through the end of the 2022 season, May through October and for some hours, including seasonal programs, through December. Valid driver’s license and a means of transportation required. The position involves lifting up to forty pounds. Verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption approved by Historic New England prior to the start date of employment is a mandatory requirement.

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. If you are applying for a guide position at more than one property, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Why Historic New England? At Historic New England, we celebrate the region’s diverse stories and rich cultural heritage. As we work externally reexamining our shared past to build a better future, internally we place focus on cultivating a powerful, inclusive, and diverse team experience. We are a team that prioritizes taking the time to celebrate our successes — both big and small — as we grow together and learn from one another. Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about the ways we’re making history together.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. 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, gender identity, or sexual orientation.