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.

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


Assistant Cafe Manager
(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. The Assistant Cafe Manager will assist with the daily operations of the Lake View Cafe, and will serve as back-up when the Cafe Manager is unavailable.

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


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


Education Assistants
(Seasonal, May through October)

Interpretation Department
Weekends required

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer service skills to join our team. Education Assistants will greet and engage visitors in the exhibitions and at activity stations, and serve as a point of first contact during their museum experience. This position will oversee artifacts in the museum's boating, art, logging, and other exhibitions, and is responsible for some light cleaning.

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


Marketing Assistant

(Full-time, year-round, temporary - two years)

Description:

The Adirondack Museum is seeking an individual to provide assistance and administrative support to the marketing department.

Responsibilities include assisting with print and electronic marketing pieces, group tour sales, collateral distribution, and implementing a new museum website. Must have strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CMS editing. Marketing experience with mass email systems and social media management a plus.

Candidate will assist with marketing major new exhibitions that will debut in 2017 in celebration of the museum's 60th anniversary. Position is full-time, temporary (two year) with benefits.

To Apply:

E-mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements 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 Manager

Lake View Cafe
Weekend and occasional evening work required

Description:

Looking for an individual to oversee the daily operations of the museum's Lake View Cafe. Applicants must be knowledgeable of the overall operations of a kitchen and kitchen equipment, menu planning, ordering and preparing food, supervising, and scheduling staff. The Cafe Manager will be responsible for providing quality food in a positive atmosphere to museum visitors. Strong customer service, organizational, and time management skills required.

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


Marketing Distribution Representative
(Seasonal, May through October)

Marketing Department
Flexible

Description:

Looking for individuals with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer-service skills to join our team. The marketing distribution representative will distribute brochures and marketing materials to lodging, dining, camping, retail, and information centers throughout the Adirondack Park. A valid driver's license is required.

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