Actor / Historical Interpreter – Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in Boston, MA at Historic Tours of America, Inc

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

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    Boston, MA
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Job Description

Entertain guests by taking them on a journey back in time by touring the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum on a floating barge on the Congress Street Bridge! 

Become a CASTmember of the Nations Storyteller ®


The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum has taken the following steps to comply with state safety standards as outlined for phased business reopening:*

  • Employees and guests will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing while on museum property.
  • Additional safety protocols have been instituted throughout public and staff spaces, including social distancing signs and indicators, additional hand sanitizing stations as well as increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols with a focus on high-touch areas.
  • All staff has/will receive(d) additional social distance and hygiene protocol training. 

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum has been closed since March 15.  The museum is set to resume the tour experience with the beginning of Phase 3 of the Reopening Massachusetts state plan.


CASTmember Benefits

  • All FT Employees are eligible for paid vacation time as well as company sponsored health and wellness plans
  • All FT, PT and Seasonal employees are eligible for:
    • Paid sick time
    • 401K plan with company matching * * Eligibility requirements must apply
    • Flexible schedules, including a combination of weekdays and weekends are available
    • Fun, upbeat work environment with various award and recognition celebrations throughout the year
    • Discounts in retail stores and free admission to all company attractions

Weekends/Holidays Required.


Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • No prior knowledge is required, paid training is provided
  • Ability to learn and memorize scripted materials and historical details
  • Ability to work safely while wearing a costume
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and tolerate a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently over long periods of time within the scope of established rules and regulations to satisfy the needs of our guests
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and difficult people both in person and via the telephone while maintaining a professional and pleasant demeanor
  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English in order to communicate with fellow CASTmembers and the general public
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds


  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred
  • Prior performance or interpretation experience preferred
  • An interest in history is a plus

Auditions are by appointment only and will be conducted via Zoom or Skype video conferencing technology

Please submit a cover-letter, resume, and headshot (if available)

Successful candidate must undergo a drug test and a background search



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