Employment

Jobs at Coggeshall Farm Museum are exciting ways to connect with history. Current job openings will be posted below when available.

Coggeshall Farm Museum is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and Coggeshall community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Since the partnership between Old Sturbridge Village and Coggeshall Farm Museum began (learn more here), the Old Sturbridge Village Human Resources department manages talent acquisition functions. Unless otherwise noted in the job posting, please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Sturbridge, MA 01566

or send via email

Coggeshall Farm Museum does not provide housing and is not able to assist candidates with interview or relocation costs.

Available jobs will be posted below!

Executive Director

Reporting to the President and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village, the Director will manage Coggeshall Farm Museum (CFM) and all its related projects, programing, and events. They will develop and initiate new programs, while supporting the growth and development of existing ones. This position will require strong interpersonal skills and five years of experience managing high-functioning teams.  We are looking for a leader with high energy and the ability to energize others. This role will ensure Old Sturbridge Village’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Our next Executive Director will have a vision for excellence for the Farm.  Successful execution includes outstanding communication, collaboration, innovation and organization.  The museum has an operating budget of approximately $400,000 and a staff of about six people. We are preparing to celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2023 and are seeking a leader who can chart a course for the next several years.

In 2020, Coggeshall Farm Museum and Old Sturbridge Village entered into an innovative management partnership that leverages the capacity of OSV to support the administrative functions of CFM.

Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm in the late 18th century. With a new, innovative partnership with Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall will expand and enhance the visitor experience through live interpretation, new programming, historic structures, heirloom plants and gardens, and heritage-breed animals.

Coggeshall Farm Museum is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and CFM community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

Qualifications:

Essential Duties:

Coggeshall Farm Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Coggeshall Farm Museum to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org

Farm Coordinator (Full-time)

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a Farm Coordinator for Coggeshall Farm Museum (CFM) to develop and manage the museum’s Agriculture and Horticulture program. Key responsibilities include day-to-day management and oversight of the museum’s animal program, fields, pasture, and gardens.

The Farm Coordinator will lead a growing agriculture program, including farm-based education. Regular work will include the demonstration, maintenance, and interpretation of historical agricultural practice—such as cultivating crops, livestock, and the historical landscape—while adhering to modern standards of care for livestock and the health and safety of visitors. The Farm Coordinator will work directly with CFM visitors, including K-12 students This role will ensure Coggeshall Farm Museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm in the late 18th century. With a new, innovative partnership with Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall will expand and enhance the visitor experience through live interpretation, new programming, historic structures, heirloom plants and gardens, and heritage-breed animals.

Coggeshall Farm Museum is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are passionate about developing and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and accessible working and learning environment for all visitors, staff and CFM community members. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to different ways of understanding and engaging the world around us.

The Farm Manager reports to the Site Director of CFM and works closely with the Agriculture and Events Lead at CFM and the Agriculture Coordinator at OSV.

Education & Experience

Duties & Responsibilities

Skills & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individuals in this position are subject to a Criminal Conviction Record check upon hire and every other year thereafter.

Old Sturbridge Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Old Sturbridge Village to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or membership in the uniformed services.

Applicants should apply to jobs@osv.org.

 

 

Volunteering at Coggeshall

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