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Summer Exhibit Guide

Frances Perkins Center

Key Responsibility: Help visitors learn about the life and accomplishments of Frances Perkins, the first woman Cabinet Secretary, FDR's Secretary of Labor and principal architect of the New Deal, and help the Center grow. 


1)     A cheerful, outgoing, and enthusiastic manner.

2)     Dependable, organized, good team player.

3)     Able to engage with local and out-of-state visitors of all ages.

4)     Interest in history (specifically the New Deal) preferred. Must be willing and eager to read educational content on Frances Perkins.

5)     Must be able to stand for short periods of time.

Daily Duties:

1)     Staff small exhibition space in the Frances Perkins Center office building in downtown Damariscotta.

2)     Process sales of merchandise (books, postcards) and track receipts.

3)     Answer visitor questions or direct questions to FPC staff.

4)     Hang signage daily.

5)     Talk to potential visitors in front of the Center.

6)     Manage calendar of volunteers’ days and hours.

7)     Gather visitor contact information.

8)     Produce summary of activities at end of each week.

9)     Other duties as assigned.  Various public events scheduled in the months of June, July, and August.


1)     Assist with Garden Party on August 14.

2)     Help with Brick House Tours (July 24, August 20, 2016).

3)     Other tasks as requested. 

Training and Support: Exhibition manager will receive approximately 2 hours of initial training in the exhibition space. Background information on Frances Perkins and the Center will also be provided by staff and board.

Typical Time Commitment: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 2pm, June 1 – August 31, 2016.  Saturday staffing is required.

Salary and Benefits: Exhibition Guide will be paid $10 per hour. Exhibition Guide will also receive two free tickets for Brick House Historic District Tour ($40 value). Excellent networking opportunities.


Additional Job Information

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Mid Coast - Southern

Application Details

Please submit resume and brief cover letter to mchaney@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org. Position will be posted until filled.
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