Careers at Longyear
Longyear Museum welcomes employment applications from prospective employees and interns year-round. We are currently seeking to fill the positions below. Download and fill out the application (click here), then email it to email@example.com. If you are interested in working for Longyear but don’t see a current opening that’s a match for your skills and experience, feel free to submit an application anyway. We’ll keep it on file and contact you if a suitable position becomes available at a later date.
If you have any questions, email us or call 617.278.9000, ext. 275. Thank you for your interest in Longyear Museum!
NEW Facilities Specialist
Longyear Museum is now accepting applications for a full-time Facilities Specialist. This position is based out of the Museum offices in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, but will also work at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses across New England as needed. The ideal candidate will be experienced in carpentry, drywall, plumbing, painting, landscaping, and general maintenance. The Facilities Specialist must also be detail oriented, dependable, and able to multi-task. He or she must also be a team player and have good communication skills. Membership in The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is preferred.
NEW Development Assistant
Longyear Museum seeks a full-time Development Assistant, to be based at the Museum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Development Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the Development Office’s outreach to Museum donors, members, and prospects. This pivotal position is responsible for the day-to-day reporting and record keeping related to Museum contributions and membership payments. Responsibilities include processing gifts and membership payments; membership reminders, renewals, and new member forms and packets; preparing and sending gift acknowledgements; writing updated acknowledgement letters and membership letters on a quarterly basis; sending direct mail solicitations and follow-up communications; preparing custom reports for Museum staff; preparing publication and invitation mailings; and providing general administrative support as needed. This position responds to donor/member telephone and e-mail inquiries and provides support for events, and has frequent telephone contact with Museum donors, members, and prospects. Membership in The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is required; Christian Science class instruction preferred.
Visitor Services Staff
Longyear Museum is now accepting applications for part-time Museum Store and Visitor Services staff to serve on the weekends. These positions are the first point of contact with the public, both in person and over the phone, and oversee the front desk operations. Strong communication skills and a warm sense of hospitality are key. Prior retail or sales experience is a plus. Membership in The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is required. Christian Science class instruction is preferred.
On-call and part-time seasonal guides are needed for all eight of Longyear Museum’s Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Guides will conduct tours and assist with daily Historic House operations including tour admission, house museum shop, bookkeeping, light cleaning, and opening and closing the historic house. Applicants should have an interest in the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy as the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science. Strong communication skills and basic computer skills are a must. Availability to work some weekends and a flexible schedule is a plus. Membership in The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is required.
Internships at Longyear
Longyear Museum offers a paid summer internship program for college students. The program typically lasts six to eight weeks. Opportunities exist in many of the Museum’s departments, which include: Collections, Communications, Research, Development, Historic Houses and Education, Facilities, Finance, and Visitor Services. Interns gain valuable on-the-job work experience while learning more about the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy through interaction with Longyear’s collection and programs.
Longyear also offers internships year-round, open to college students and recent graduates. Please call for details.