I can see myself on stage, and not in a stripper way.
Plimoth Patuxet – Plymouth, MA
Job Type: Full-time
Full-time and part-time positions available in this new position for our new Museum Theatre program. Historical Performers portray 17th-century people in timed, scripted or semi-scripted, immersive productions that will be performed multiple times a day. Aspects of this production will include but are not limited to scripted scenarios, plays, hands-on activities, and storytelling. The Historical Performer must have a talent for as well as experience in performance and improvisation while being comfortable interacting with a diverse audience of all ages.
The Historical Performer must be able to take cues from a director, memorize lines and blocking, and improve their performance based on feedback. They also must learn and retain a foundational amount of 17th-century historical information.
The production will be built upon historical research and a foundational script. There will be situations where the Historical Performer must improvise with audience members. Some of the blocking and script will be devised through the rehearsal process.
Participate in additional acting performances/shows including but not limited to 1 person shows, scripted dining experiences and online performances for schools and other groups.
Maintain proper use and care of props, costumes and scenic design.
Wear and use voice amplification devices.
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.
Fluent in English.
Have a firm understanding of immersive theatre, improvisation, and the theatrical process
Able to deliver an engaging, consistent performance multiple times a day
Able to perform in an outdoor environment for an extended period of time
Able to read and memorize lines, take stage directions, and improve performance based on feedback from director
Able to problem-solve while interacting with guests during performance
Able to learn and complete 17th-century demonstrations and activities
Able to learn and perform a 17th-century dialect
Able to learn and perform period music and dances.
Flexible, resilient and growth mindset
Have an engaging and creative personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
A positive, can-do attitude and sense of humor is essential
Reliability, dependability and punctuality
Fluency in English, strong verbal skills, and ability to communicate clearly and engagingly with guests and colleagues.
Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
Must be able to read and understand a variety of historical and educational sources.
Suzi’s Cover Letter:
Dear Historical Hotties,
The stage has always been my calling. I was the lead in a Christmas play when I was 8-years-old. I played Mary. It was an advent guard production. I mean, it wasn’t supposed to be that way, but I guess people got all upset when I kissed Joseph. How else is a baby supposed to show up? I had to show love, right?
From there, I was in a high school musical. Which was my last because I don’t think musicals are for me. I’m more of a pure drama type. And I did really well in history class. Like, Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1792. And that Game of Thrones happened after the Civil War. And Lord of the Rings was the time of the disciples. Cool stuff.
Where’s My Spotlight,
I'm just your average girl who wants a kick-ass life and... love! If I could be a superhero, that would be AWESOME! I'm currently a "phone actress" looking for a really cool career. Don't get me wrong-- I love giving a hand to dudes who need someone to chat with. Everybody needs somebody! But, my parents keep telling me I need a respectable job. Sigh.