That was the worst pop-culture joke we’ve ever made, but we hope it got your attention. (It won’t happen again. Promise.)
Our lovely Lindsey is leaving the Campbell House family to take a full-time curator job out east, and we need to fill her job within the next month.
Lindsey is Campbell House’s Weekend Manager, and she works weekends — Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m. — but we don’t pay her anything.
Yes, you read that right.
We do, however, give her an apartment with paid utilities. The apartment is the top floor of our Carriage House, so YOU GET TO LIVE AT THE MUSEUM.
In all seriousness, the job encompasses being the boss over the weekend. You’ll open and close the Museum, give tours and supervise the volunteer docents while being a good steward of the grounds, house and property within. Outside of those hours, you have to mow the lawn, water the flower beds, and pick up trash as needed, and we may ask you to lend a hand at a special event here and there, but that’s about it.
The Museum is open by appointment only in January and February (except for an occasional pre-scheduled tour, we’re closed on weekends), so we’ll give you a few projects to accomplish at your leisure during those two months so you can earn your keep. (For example, we may have you paint the break room.) Campbell House is our other home, and we expect you to treat it with the respect and seriousness it deserves. It is a national treasure, for crying out loud. We even have a plaque that says so.
The apartment is a 500-square foot studio with a kitchen and full bath. It was updated during the Museum’s restoration, so it has newer appliances, plumbing and paint. It has a full alarm system, and we cover your electric, water, trash and sewer. WiFi is also included, and you can use the washer and dryer in the main house.
If you’re a grad student or other adult with a flexible schedule that would lend itself to our weekend hours, send an email to Assistant Director Shelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a resume or CV and few lines about yourself including why you think you’d be a good fit here. No phone calls or faxes. If we like what we see, we’ll invite you down to look at the apartment and check out the Museum.