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.

Scanning Assistant

Collections Department

Description:

The Adirondack Museum has received funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources to hire an individual to work with our historic photograph collection. Under the direction of the Chief Curator, the person in this position will scan portions of the museum's rare historic photograph collection at a rate of approximately 120 images per day. Applicants can expect 32 - 40 hours per week for approximately 3 months. Strong attention to detail required and experience scanning 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


Curator
(full-time, year-round)

Collections Department

Description:

The Adirondack Museum is currently seeking a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor, and great attention to detail to work in the Collections Department. Under the direction of the Chief Curator, this position will perform responsibilities related to documentation, expansion, interpretation, care, and preservation of the collections in exhibitions, programs, publications, and other formats that present the story of the Adirondacks. The Curator has primary responsibility for the museum's boat and transportation collection, and will contribute to interpreting the intersection between people, technology, and the environment.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a master's degree in museum studies and five years of experience working in museums. Candidates should also possess a thorough knowledge of American history, including history of technology. A familiarity with maritime history and material culture is preferred. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills - as well as strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) - are required. Knowledge of museum cataloging techniques and museum software are strongly preferred. 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:

The position is full-time, year-round, and offers a competitive salary and excellent 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


Manager of Retail Operations
(full-time, year-round)

Adirondack Museum Store

Description:

The museum is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to manage the museum's retail operations, which include the Adirondack Museum Store, (approximately 2200 square ft.), the Online Museum Store, museum admissions (approximately 60,000 visitors per season), and food services for our Lake View Cafe (seats approximately 95). Responsibilities include developing and monitoring an annual work plan and budget, purchasing and pricing product, merchandising, inventory management, product display, analyzing and reporting data, managing the store website, and overseeing the management of staff in these three areas. This full-time, year-round position reports to the Director of Finance and Operations, and is a member of the senior management team.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years' experience in a fast paced retail establishment, preferably within a museum, cultural organization, or other not-for-profit organization, and a bachelor's degree in business or a related field. Merchandising, inventory management, and supervisory experience are required. Candidates must have experience with a point of sale system (Counterpoint a plus) and on-line sales, strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook), and the ability to analyze and interpret data.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, year-round position and offers a competitive salary and excellent 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 Assistant (Seasonal, now through October)

Lake View Cafe
Mondays and weekends required

Description:

Looking for an individual with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer-service skills to join our team. The Cafe Assistant will prepare salads, sandwiches, and soups; operate a sales terminal; and all the while converse with visitors about their museum experience. 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, now through October)

Education Department
weekend work may be required

Description:

Looking for an individual 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 facilitate operations 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, now through October)

Adirondack Museum Store
Weekends required

Description:

Looking for an individual with a friendly, positive attitude and excellent customer-service skills to join our team. The store sales associate will stock and sell merchandise; operate a sales terminal; receive, unpack, and mark store items. This position will often engage visitors as they begin 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