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.

 

Full-Time Farm Coordinator

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 Director of CFM and works closely with 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 who wish to apply should submit their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at jobs@osv.org.

 

Part-Time Ticketer/Interpreter

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a Part-Time Ticketer/Interpreter for Coggeshall Farm Museum (CFM).  Under the supervision of the Coggeshall Farm Executive Director, the Ticketer/Interpreter will sell admission tickets to individuals and group visitors using the automated ticketing system, Altru. As well as engaging and educating Coggeshall Farm Museum’s wide audience from school groups to front gate visitors, and special programming throughout the year. This position is a part-time, seasonal position, which requires weekday, weekend, and holiday availability.

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.

Essential Duties:

Requirements:

Through the partnership with OSV, there will be some training opportunities in Sturbridge MA. All candidates will need to pass Background and Criminal Checks.

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

 

 

Internships

We have a junior internship program for high school students, and applications are accepted throughout the year. Learn more here.

Volunteering at Coggeshall

Interested in volunteering? Send us your information below and we’ll be sure to contact you as volunteer opportunities arise!

Our dedicated volunteers have been the backbone of Coggeshall Farm, consistently contributing their time and passion each week. We invite you to become a part of this close-knit community as well! Join us in preserving history, tending to our gardens, and creating unforgettable events. If you’re interested, please fill out the form below.

For any inquiries or more details, please feel free to contact us at Lmctigue@osv.org. Your involvement and enthusiasm are what make Coggeshall Farm Museum a special place.

Applicants for Volunteer Service are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disabilities, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Events Volunteer:

Description: Join our team as an Events Volunteer at Coggeshall Farm Museum and immerse visitors in the vibrant history of a late 18th-century Rhode Island salt-marsh farm. Assist in organizing and executing special events such as historical reenactments, seasonal festivals, and educational workshops. Engage with visitors of all ages, sharing knowledge about the farm’s heritage, traditions, and daily activities. Help create memorable experiences that bring history to life and foster a deeper appreciation for our cultural heritage.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in event setup, including decorating, arranging seating, and preparing materials.
  • Interact with visitors, answering questions and providing information about the farm’s history and activities.
  • Support event activities such as craft demonstrations, storytelling sessions, and hands-on workshops.
  • Collaborate with staff and fellow volunteers to ensure events run smoothly and effectively.

Garden/Farm Volunteer:

Description: Become a Garden/Farm Volunteer at Coggeshall Farm Museum and step back in time to experience the daily life of a farm family in the late 18th century. Work alongside our dedicated team to maintain the farm’s heirloom gardens, cultivating a variety of plants and crops typical of the era. Help care for our heritage-breed animals, ensuring their health and well-being. Gain hands-on experience in traditional farming techniques and contribute to preserving an important piece of Rhode Island’s agricultural history.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting in the farm’s gardens using period-appropriate tools and methods.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in farm areas, including barns, pens, and storage sheds.
  • Participate in daily farm chores, such as mucking stalls, repairing fences, and gathering eggs.
  • Learn about sustainable farming practices and help implement environmentally-friendly initiatives on the farm.

Education Volunteer:

Description: Enrich the learning experience of visitors at Coggeshall Farm Museum as an Education Volunteer. Play a vital role in our mission to preserve and share the history of a 1790s Rhode Island salt-marsh farm by engaging visitors of all ages in educational programs and demonstrations. Assist with guided tours, school field trips, and hands-on activities that explore the daily life, customs, and challenges faced by tenant farmers during this time. Inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of our agricultural heritage through interactive learning opportunities. No experience necessary, just an enthusiasm for teaching and learning!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead guided tours of the farm, providing historical context and insights into the daily routines of farm families in the late 18th century.
  • Assist with educational programs for school groups, scouts, and community organizations, adapting content to different age groups and interests.
  • Conduct hands-on demonstrations of traditional crafts, cooking methods, and agricultural practices.