Open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Masks are required in all indoor spaces for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.   The Middleton Place House Museum is closed for maintenance from January 18th-28th. The Edmondston- Alston House close for annual maintenance on February 3 at 2:00 pm and reopens on February 17.

Middleton Place Careers JOIN THE TEAM

Now Hiring

Middleton Place’s mission of preservation and interpretation of History is made possible only with the help of dedicated employees and volunteers. Please check back often for opportunities to join the team throughout the year.

  • MANAGER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIC INTERPRETATION

    An integral team member of the Middleton Place Foundation, the Manager of African American Historic Interpretation’s main responsibilities will be overseeing and implementing programs on the historical interpretation of a Low Country rice plantation and assisting the Director of Preservation and Interpretation with revising and strengthening the historic site’s current exhibits, programs and tours to better express and represent inclusive American history.  The manager will also work site-wide developing best practices and conducting training sessions on the interpretation of the difficult topic of slavery.

    Position open immediately. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one document to Jeff Neale at [email protected]

    Part-time. Monday – Friday, but may Require Some Weekend Hours From Time To Time 

    Job Type: Part Time

    To apply, .

  • GARDEN MARKET TEAM LEADER

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Job (listed in order of importance):

    • Work closely with Manager to communicate daily operations and issues as they arise including repairs and maintenance.
    • Develop working knowledge of computer software used in Garden Market by participating in weekly work schedule in Garden Market(cashier staffing, greeting, group coordinating, etc.). Weekend work is a requirement.
    • Provide leadership, training and motivation to customer service staff to provide friendly interaction with visitors and accurate financial reporting, as well as effective operation of all equipment including computers, printers, phone systems, and opening /closing procedures.
    • Assist in continuous updating of procedure manuals for the department.
    • Maintain sufficient supplies (US foods, Coke products,cleaning supplies, etc..) with attention to efficiency and cost containment.
    • Maintain appearance, organization and cleanliness of Garden Market.
    • Become fully familiar with Middleton Place property, programs and retail operations – visual merchandising as well as displays.
    • Research for new wholesale items for resale. Plan and implement changes in displays to keep GM updated and interesting.
    • Attend internal meetings.
    • Coordinate staffing for special events.
    • Assist where needed in other departments for special events.

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job :

    • Ability to foster an enjoyable work environment and strong work ethic among departmental team members.
    • Ability to provide outstanding customer service.
    • Familiar with Excel, Word, and Outlook software applications.

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Minimum of 2 years post high school education.
    • Ability to learn new computer systems and software applications.

    Weight Lifting (or other physical) Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Lifting of 50 pounds frequently.

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required :

    • Valid Driver’s License

    How to Apply

    Please send cover letter and resume to the email address below and answer the following questions in your cover letter or email:

    • What level of Point of Sale Service do you have?
      None, beginner, intermediate or advanced
    • How many years of management of staff do you have? 
      None, less than 5 years, more than 6 years
    • What is your level of Excel? 
      None, beginner, intermediate, or advanced
    • How much experience do you have scheduling? 
      None, 1-2 years, 3 or more
    • Are you able and willing to work in an open air environment subject to cold, warm and hot temperatures?  
      Yes/No

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, email Birgit Huggins at [email protected].

  • RETAIL SALES REPRESENTATIVE – Garden Market & Nursery

    Job Description

    Work in the Garden Market and Nursery as a retail sales representative, greeting guests, assisting with retail purchases.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Build a knowledge base of items sold to engage customers in conversation about products, artists and plant materials.
    • Interact with visitors in a friendly, helpful manner.
    • Befully competent in the operation of the point-of-sale systems and credit care machines.
    • Perform opening and closing functions with accuracy to report daily sales, banks and deposits.
    • Restock inventory, keep displays clean and orderly and perform additional duties as requested.
    • Weekend and holiday work required.
    • Ability to perform all required daily tasks and procedures as outlined on daily and weekly procedures check list.
    • Assist other departments and with events, when needed.
    • Provide visual security and report any issues to manager and/or head of security.

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Ability to work in a friendly manner with coworkers and visitors.
    • Knowledge of daily activities and history of Middleton Place.
    • Ability to communicate information clearly to visitors and coworkers.

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform Duties of the Job:

    • High School Diploma.

     

    PHYSICAL Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Stamina for working and standing long hours in hot/humid conditions of summer and cold conditions of winter.
    • Ability of lift boxes up to 30 pounds.

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    • Valid Driver’s License.

    How to Apply

    Please send cover letter and resume to the email address below.

    Job Type: Part Time

    To apply, email Birgit Huggins at [email protected].

  • CARRIAGE DRIVER/STABLE HAND

    Tell the story of Middleton Place, National Historic Landmark, while driving a team of Belgian horses and provide care and maintenance of a variety of animals in the Living History Plantation Stableyards.

    Key areas of responsibility

    • Lead a horse-driven carriage while telling the story of Middleton Place
    • General care and feeding of horses and other Stableyard animals
    • Cross-train to assist in general barn maintenance
    • Perform other duties as needed including work with horses, water buffalo, sheep, hogs, and more.

    Qualifications

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Experience working in a stable or barn environment or with animals is a plus, but not required. We will train you.
    • Ability to clearly communicate with guests while driving a carriage
    • Strong work ethic
    • Willingness to work as a team
    • Stamina for working outside in changing weather conditions
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

    Terms of employment

    • FULL/PART-time with flexible schedule (weekends required)
    • Must have a valid SC driver’s license and reliable transportation

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, email Hannah Carter at [email protected].

  • GARDENER

    Join the horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark assisting with general garden maintenance, caring for annuals and perennials, watering, weeding and planting. This full time position with benefits requires a dependable individual with 2 years of experience in the horticulture field. Valid South Carolina driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Job (listed in order of importance):

    • Detailing and maintaining Gardens
    • Greenhouse and Nursery work

    MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Soil conditioning, organic fertilization and amendment
    • Weeding & mulching
    • Light pest and disease control
    • Managing watering and irrigation systems
    • Planting & transplanting (Seasonally)
    • Raking, spraying, fertilizing, watering and pruning
    • Mixing soil
    • Moving containers

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Reliable and motivated
    • Ability to come up with solutions and new ideas to contribute to Middleton Place
    • Detail oriented, highly organized and responsible
    • Ability to take direction well

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent

    Weight Lifting (or other physical) Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Lift up to 50 pounds routinely
    • Stand or bend for long periods of time

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    • Valid Driver’s License

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, fax resume and cover letter to 843-766-4460 or email Sidney Frazier at [email protected].

  • MAINTENANCE WORKER

    Join the maintenance team at this historic landmark. Perform a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks involving general maintenance, including: painting, electrical repairs, plumbing, roof repairs, and routine carpentry work.

    This entry level, full-time position requires a dependable individual with two years or more of working in the field. Must have valid SC driver’s license and reliable transportation. Good benefits.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Job (listed in order of importance):

    • Assist in routine building/system repairs including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting
    • Assist in road and drainage maintenance
    • Maintain and secure Maintenance Department equipment and workshops, sheds, and materials

    MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Assist as needed with property-wide events
    • Assist as needed with property-wide security

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Proficient knowledge of all building trades and equipment maintenance
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
    • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Technical training in Building/Equipment Trades or equivalent work experience
    • High School Diploma

    Weight Lifting (or other physical) Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • 50 pounds routinely
    • Ability to move all extremities, stand for 2 or more hours, bend and stoop without pain or impairment.

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    • Valid S.C. Driver’s license.

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, email Sidney Frazier at [email protected].

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