Employment

The Adirondack Museum is a not-for-profit history museum with 22 indoor/outdoor exhibit areas on 32 beautifully landscaped acres. The museum has year-round full-time and part-time staff as well as seasonal staff and interns who work when the museum is open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-October.

To apply for a position, please download an Employment Application or call 518.352.7311 ext. 176 to request an application be mailed to you.

Completed application forms or resumes with cover letters can be emailed to HRDept@adkmuseum.org, faxed to us at 518.352.7021, or mailed to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812

Thank you for your interest in working at the Adirondack Museum. The museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Cleaning Assistant
(Seasonal, Now - October)

Weekends required

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer-service skills to join our team. Assist the housekeeping staff with cleaning exhibitions and visitor access areas. Cleaning assistants must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Interpreter at Minnow Pond
(Mid-June through August)

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer service skills to join our team. Seasonal interpreters provide informal interpretation at the Adirondack Museum's isolated Minnow Pond. Accessible by trail only, Minnow Pond is a remote water body located 3/4 of a mile from the museum's main campus.

Seasonal interpreters will work at both the trail head on museum property as well as at Minnow Pond. This position will develop and present informal interpretive programs, research local natural and cultural history of museum site and Adirondack Park, assist in the care and maintenance of interpretive facilities, nature trail, and displays, provide information to museum visitors regarding Minnow Pond, the trail, and natural and cultural elements, and help ensure visitor safety on the trail and provide first aid response if needed.

Qualifications:

Candidates should be a matriculated student or graduate of outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, outdoor education, interpretive services program or related field; have strong knowledge of Adirondack history, flora, and fauna; posses basic First Aid/CPR certification; Wilderness First Aid certification preferred.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Collections & Interpretation Assistant

Collections and Interpretation Departments
(Full-time, year-round, temporary - one year)

Description:

The Adirondack Museum seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor, and great attention to detail to work with the Collections and Interpretation Departments and assist with collections related activities and exhibition development activities.

Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, the incumbent will perform responsibilities related to the documentation, care, and preservation of the collections. The Collections & Interpretation Assistant will participate in the proper documentation, packing and moving of several thousand historic artifacts; assist with preparing artifacts for installation in a new exhibition; and create and update catalogue records.

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Interpretation, the incumbent will assist in the development of the exhibition, The Adirondack Experience, in particular conducting image and video research, assisting in the location and acquisition of exhibition props, responding to research queries using the museum's Library and archives as well as outside resources, and assisting with exhibit prototyping and evaluation activities.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have thorough knowledge of American history, museum practices, and material culture. Master's degree in museum studies preferred. Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills (strong attention to detail), as well as strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) are required. The individual must be able to manage time efficiently, work on multiple projects and deadlines, and have the ability to work under pressure.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is a full-time, temporary position (approximately 12 months) and offers a competitive salary and benefits.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Library Director

Adirondack Museum Library
Full-time, year-round

Description:

The Adirondack Museum Library is the premier repository for primary and secondary research materials documenting the history and culture of the Adirondack region. The museum is currently seeking a Library Director who will be the key individual responsible for making these unique resources accessible to as wide an audience as possible, both on-site and online. The incumbent is also responsible for the preservation of the collections for future generations, and for continuing to strengthen the museum's holdings so that they continue to reflect the richness and complexity of the Adirondack story. The museum's exhibitions and public programs are informed by the Library Director's knowledge and research efforts. The Library Director will report to the Executive Director, serve as a member of the museum's Senior Staff, provide support to the Board of Trustee's Library Committee, and may serve on other board committees as required. The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have an ALA approved master's degree, preferably with a concentration in special collections or archival administration, and a minimum of 3 years' experience in special collections or archival experience (ideally in a museum or research library). Additional undergraduate or graduate degree in American History, American Studies, Environmental History, or a related field is preferred. Knowledge of New York State history is helpful. Applicants must have experience interacting with researchers and be flexible and open to coordinating and completing projects with limited resources. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills are required.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Cafe Assistant
(Seasonal, May through October)

Lake View Cafe
Weekends required

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer service skills to join our team. Cafe Assistants will prepare salads, sandwiches, and soups, and also operate a sales terminal. Cafe Assistants will be responsible for some light cleaning and stocking.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Grounds Assistant
(Seasonal, May through October)

Buildings and Grounds Department
Saturdays required; 3 days/week

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer-service skills to join our team. The grounds assistant will spend their summer days outdoors, assisting the grounds manager with trimming, raking, clearing paths, mowing, etc.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Store Sales Associate
(Seasonal, May through October)

Adirondack Museum Store
Weekends required

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer-= service skills to join our team. The Store Sales Associate will assist visitors with their shopping experience; stock and sell merchandise; operate a sales terminal; receive, unpack, and mark store items. This position will often engage visitors as they begin their museum tour, and thank them for visiting as they exit.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812