Employment

Sewall-Belmont offers part time and full time employment

At the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, headquarters of the historic National Woman’s Party, we celebrate the legacy of NWP founder, Alice Paul, and the NWP in the history of women’s progress toward equality. Through our guided museum tours, educational programs, exhibits and outreach services we honor this history by exploring the evolving role of women and their contributions to society.

The museum employs full-time, part-time and hourly professionals as well as offers volunteer opportunities. Employment opportunities are listed below.

Full-Time Positions

There are currently no full-time positions available.

Part-Time Positions

Museum Assistant positions available.

Openings availble for part-time Museum Assistants for weekdays.  Museum Assistants are an important resource at the newly designated Belmont- Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, formerly the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.  They serve as public ambassadors, among the first people to directly interact with the visitors.  Museum Assistants advance the mission of the Museum and provide tours and other educational programs for the general public. A positive attitude, high degree of initiative, and strong work ethic are essential for the position.  This is not a federal position.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Nora Hoffman-White, Visitor Services Manager at nora.hoffmanwhite@sewallbelmont.org for consideration.

No calls please.

MAJOR RESPONSIBLITIES:

Prepare the House for viewing and carry out all procedures for opening and closing per the established museum checklist.

Welcome visitors and provide general customer service.

Conduct subject-specific gallery talks and full length group tours for visitors of all ages in a personable and knowledgeable manner and provide accurate information relevant to the major themes in the history of the National Woman’s Party.

Articulate the Museum’s goals and programs, current restoration activities and future plans.

Assist in providing security for the Museum and the collections. Ensure the safety of the visiting public and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies.   Follow institutional procedures.

Provide feedback by soliciting written and/or verbal comments from visitors.

Assist with museum shop operations and sales.

Provide assistance to museum staff, including clerical work and data entry, as needed.

Utilize the Florence Bayard Hilles Feminist Library to strengthen knowledge of the National Woman’s Party and the women’s movement in general.

Participate in training programs and other opportunities in order to expand knowledge of the National Woman’s Party and strengthen interpretive skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should:

  • Have excellent oral communication skills
  • Feel comfortable speaking in front of groups and generating visitor participation
  • Be interested in women’s history, the suffrage and equal rights movement, and the history of the National Woman’s Party
  • Experience or education in history, women’s studies, art, or teaching is preferred but not required
  • Have experience working with the public
  • Be articulate, enthusiastic, engaging, and willing to learn
  • Be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museum
  • Demonstrate a desire and willingness to conduct programs that engage visitors of diverse backgrounds in exploring challenging issues.

The compensation for the position is $11.00 per hour. The number of hours of work per week/work schedule may vary. The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Museum Assistant shift is from 10:30am-4:30pm.  Museum Assistants should have a flexible schedule and must be available to work on weekends, occasional evenings, and federal holidays. Assistants must also be available to attend mandatory monthly training meetings.