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Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag. Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.plimoth.org. The Master Carpenter/Thatcher is responsible for the maintenance and construction of the reproduction structures and landscape in Plimoth Plantation’s 17th-Century English Village and Wampanoag Homesite. The individual uses historically appropriate techniques while interpreting to our guests as a first person role-player, or may work in modern clothing with modern tools, depending on the assignment. Acts as project foreman onsite. Effectively mentors Level 1 and 2 Museum Programs staff as they develop their skills as interpreters and tradesmen. Assist the Historical Built Landscapes Manager with routine building inspections, maintaining a prioritized work plan, project development, performance evaluations, and hiring. Bachelor’s Degree or comparable trade experience. At least five years’ experience in the restoration of historic or historical buildings. Prior experience in the construction industry and/or working with contractors. Strong interest in 17th-century European trades. Interest in and appreciation for 17th-century English, Native American, and European history. Please send resume and cover letter that details your interest and experience related to this position. Email to Sue Haverstock email@example.com. Plimoth Plantation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the Museum’s staff and guests. This position is open until filled.
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