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 Current Openings:

  • Archives Intern
  • Recycling Intern
  • Assistant Harbormasters
  • Temporary Seasonal Golf Course Ranger/Starter
  • SSRECC Communication Center Dispatcher


Position: Archives Intern
Location: Town of Hingham, Mass.
Hours: 12-16 per week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Saturdays
Duration: Six Months
Salary: Stipend Amount of $1,500

The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts is looking for a part-time intern to work with the Town Archivist on several various projects. The intern will process medium and small-sized collections dating from the 17th century to the present. The records include diaries, town documents, ledgers, correspondence, and photographs that are located within club records, town materials, and personal/family papers. The intern will create finding aids for these materials which will be placed on a website as well as in OCLC/NUCMC.

The intern will also conduct outreach activities, including writing articles for the local newspaper, completing brochures, and creating Facebook/website posts. The subjects will include the history of the town, updates on the preservation of materials, and opportunities for members of the community to donate materials.

Most of the work will be done at the Hingham Public Library, but there may be opportunities to work on the town records at Town Hall. This will involve working with town departments to appraise and organize records.

  • Must be a current graduate student in an accredited archival program who has taken at least three courses in archives management and/or American history.
  • Experience in processing archival/special collections.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media outlets.
  • Excellent writing, researching, and public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to pass a CORI check.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Jennifer Williams, Town Archivist, at [email protected].

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.


Position Title: Recycling Intern
Department: Health
Rate: $15.00 per hour for 8-10 hrs per wk. Grant funding up to one year.

PROJECT SUMMARY: The goal of the internship is to provide initial education and technical assistance to waste haulers and businesses. This is followed by inspections and warnings to those who are not complying with the Recycling and dumpster Requirements for Residents and Businesses within the Town of Hingham Regulations.


  • Conduct outreach and compliance assistance to businesses in Hingham.
  • Track data on hauler permits and evaluate recycling reports received from haulers.
  • Provide education to town residents regarding new regulations and the impact on those using haulers for residential pick up of waste and recyclables
  • Update database of businesses in town to track permits for waste and recycling dumpsters.
  • Assist with meeting the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program grant deliverables required for MassDEP
  • Work in conjunction with the Recycle Coordinator on various grant related tasks.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Intern works out in the field conducting inspections and compliance checks. Intern is exposed to outdoor weather conditions and is required to stand, walk, talk, listen, use hands, and drive an automobile.

Education and Experience: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelors degree in public health or environmental science; have one (1) to three (3) years experience in related work or equivalent education. A student working toward a Masters degree in public health could be considered equivalent experience.

Special Requirements: A candidate for this position must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license. An automobile and access to a computer is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skills in conducting inspections for various public health violations
  • Ability to enforce public health codes objectively and fairly
  • Ability to interact objectively and professionally with the public
  • Skills in excel, word and Microsoft office.

Send letter of interest and resume to Human Resources Department, 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043. Email: [email protected]

Open Until Filled
Date of posting: August 19, 2013

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.


Title: Assistant Harbormasters
Hingham Harbor
Status: Seasonal Part-time
Salary: $16.44/hr

Duties: The town of Hingham is seeking Assistant Harbormasters/ Pump-out Operators to provide responsible enforcement work in the protection of the town's waterways and natural resources. Work includes pumping-out boats, explaining and enforcing laws, regulations and policies governing navigable waterways, islands, and shorefronts of the town; assisting in the protection of the harbor environment, life and property, and monitoring the activities of licensed persons in harvesting shellfish.

Requirements: A candidate for this position should have a High School diploma or equivalent and show course work towards a college degree. Knowledge of the waterways and boat operation is imperative and said candidate should have a Safe Boating Certificate issued by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, as well as being certified in the administration of first aid, CPR, and AED. Police Academy Training and EMT Certifications are not required however a desirable candidate may have both certifications.

A short examination will be administered to all candidates to gauge their level of knowledge in state boating laws and town by-Laws. To prepare for this test one should review Town By-Laws Article 15 and Boat Massachusetts a guide to boating laws and responsibilities.

Please check the Harbormaster website for the date of examination which will be a Saturday morning in the next few weeks.

Send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources Department, 210 Central St, Hingham, MA 02043. Email: [email protected]

Deadline: Open until filled.
Date of Posting:
July 15, 2013

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

Title: Temporary Seasonal Golf Course Ranger/Starter
: South Shore Country Club
Location: 274 South Street, Hingham, MA
Status: Temporary Seasonal, Full-time & Part-time positions
Salary: Seasonal Salary: $10.61 per hour

Duties: The Town of Hingham is seeking employees to work under the direct supervision of the Course Golf Professional and in his/her absence, the Golf Course Director of operations. This position is a seasonal position based on the operating season of the golf course. The Ranger/Starter position is a dual role position evenly divided between Ranger and Starter responsibilities. In both roles, it is the responsibility of this position to help assure that guests comply with the course rules and have an enjoyable round of golf, that all groups do their best to keep pace with the group in front of them and that all players observe good golf manners in the interest of a good time for all. In addition, the Ranger/Starter will work to assure that outings get on and off the course in a timely fashion and will assist outing coordinators.

Requirements: This position requires

• Knowledge of the game of golf.
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Customer service experience.
• Ability to use tact in potentially stressful encounters.
• A valid driver's license.

Send letter of interest and resume to
South Shore Country Club
c/o Jay McGrail
274 South Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Fax: (781) 749-1779

Deadline: Until filled
Date of posting: July 15, 2013

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.


Communication Center Dispatcher

The South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center (S.S.R.E.C.C.) is a newly formed
regional emergency communications center that supports the towns of Hingham, Hull, Norwell
and Cohasset.

The S.S.R.E.C.C. is seeking applicants for the position of Dispatcher to operate the public safety
communications systems that support the operations of the four member towns.

This position will work with existing Dispatchers receiving emergency and non-emergency calls
for service over the telephone and by other means, employing appropriate call screening
protocols, entering data into a computer(s) as it is being received and by dispatching the
appropriate public safety resources. This position is responsible for interaction with other public
safety dispatch agencies including the field personnel in law enforcement, fire and EMS. This
position is required to respond appropriately and professionally to requests for services from the
public as well as field personnel from the member municipalities.

Essential Job Duties


  • Processes incoming and outgoing emergency and non-emergency telephone calls
    ensuring agency policy, procedures, goals and objectives are met.
  • Dispatches and communicates with law enforcement, fire and EMS units ensuring
    agency policy, procedures and goals are met.
  • Speaks English clearly and verbally communicates effectively.
  • Learns and maintains familiarity with general geography of the communities served.
  • Works effectively and calmly in a high stress environment.
  • Make appropriate decisions based on minimal information.
  • Possess ability to recall details and record information/numbers quickly and correctly.
  • Meets all training requirements and certifications required by the S.S.R.E.C.C.
  • The S.S.R.E.C.C. operates under the requirements of 560 CMR 2.00 State 911
    Department Standards for Enhanced 9-1-1 and other regulations.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

  • Shift work environment where hours of work will be driven by call volume and other
    workload factors of the S.S.R.E.C.C. rather than convenience of the staff.
  • 24/7 operations with work scheduled on days others consider holidays.
  • In addition to scheduled shifts, call back, holdover and overtime requirements exist.
  • Work performed at a technology driven stationary work station.

Physical Demands:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate multiple personal computers.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while working at computer keyboards, monitoring a
    variety of public safety communications systems, completing electronic and written
    documentation required of operations.
  • Vision, specifically to include up close, distance, color and peripheral, depth perception
    and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information with emergency callers and public safety
  • Applicants must type at least 30 words per minute.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of practical working knowledge and paid experience in public
    safety communications is preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must be certified in CPR, or receive certification within 20 days of
  • Preferred applicants to be certified in APCO EMD protocols.
  • Preferred applicants to be certified in LEAPS/CJIS
  • Applicants must successfully complete a background check and drug testing prior to
  • Applicants must go through profile evaluations and will be evaluated accordingly using
    the S.S.R.E.C.C. materials and examinations. All results will remain confidential.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full time union position. Will be assigned shifts based on need and availability.
  • Hourly wage starting at $ 19.16 to $ 23.13 per hour plus shift differential and possible
    overtime based on skills and prior experience.
  • S.S.R.E.C.C. currently uses eight (8) hour shifts on a rotating basis which is subject to
    change based on requirements.
  • Includes vacation (pre-approved) and holiday and health benefits.
  • Dispatchers will participate in the S.S.R.E.C.C. employee development program.

To Apply:

  • To apply, applicants can contact the SSRECC at 781-556-5445 or via email at
    [email protected] to obtain a detailed job description and application for
    employment. Applications will be sent to candidates via email.