Indigenous Program Associate

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums seeks creative, outgoing, members of Indigenous communities who are interested in sharing knowledge and fostering public understanding of the history, heritage culture and lifeways of Indigenous communities of the Northeast. The focus is on the 17th-century, but also includes pre-contact as well as history and culture beyond the 17th century. 

The Indigenous Program Associate (IPA) provides information and leads programs onsite and online for the Museum’s guests. Speaking from a modern perspective, the IPA gives timed, scheduled programs, talks and tours. The goal is to deliver a high quality, engaging, interactive and educational experience to guests. With a new Indigenous program building set to break ground in the coming months, we are seeking people who are inspired by the idea of helping to shape the future of the Museum’s Indigenous programs and exhibits.



  • Create a welcoming and safe environment for all guests, staff and volunteers.

  • Provide educational and engaging talks and activities here at the historic Patuxet Homesite.

  • Engage guests in thought-stirring conversations about history. Involve guests in activities and programs in a participatory, and/or hands-on manner.

  • Work with the Education and Public Programs Departments to host programs for students and lifelong learners -- onsite, online and at offsite locations.

  • Conduct timed tours and other programs.

  • Provide training for staff and volunteers on the history, culture and lifeways of Indigenous communities of the Northeast. 

  • Care for all museum-owned materials in your use including but not limited to reproductions, historical clothing, training materials, uniforms and tools

  • Assist in maintaining the sites.

  • Wear and use voice amplification devices

  • Attend all meetings, training and professional development sessions as requested by supervisor.

  • Provide a friendly and welcoming presence for all guests and coworkers throughout the Museum

  • Adhere to the policies of Plimoth Patuxet Museums as outlined in the Museum Employee manual and current job description

  • Other duties as assigned

This outline description focuses on the primary duties of the position. It is not designed nor intended to include all duties and responsibilities inherent in satisfactory performance of the position. Management reserves the right to revise this job description from time to time as needed.