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.

Minnow Pond Interpretive Intern

Description:

Minnow Pond Interpretive Interns lead informal interpretation programs related to the cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks and oversee the daily operations of the Minnow Pond trail experience. Located in the central Adirondacks, Minnow Pond is a remote water body located 3/4 mile from the museum's main campus. Paid seasonal interpretive interns spend their days outdoors and will work at both the trail-head on museum property and at the pond.

Interpretive Interns will:
- share information about the region's environment and wildlife;
- develop and present informal education programs;
- collaborate with museum staff to develop trail guides or other educational materials;
- help with evaluation of Minnow Pond trail;
- assist in the care and maintenance of interpretive facilities, trail, and displays;
- help ensure visitor safety on the trail and provide first aid response if needed.

The museum is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals with education and experience related to Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness Studies, or similar fields.

The museum will provide training for including regional cultural and natural history, visitor studies and evaluation, Certified Interpretive Guide (4 year certification from the National Association for Interpretation), and Wilderness First Aid (2 year certification from Red Cross).

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The museum's exhibitions and grounds are dedicated to telling the story of one of America's most unique regions, its residents and many visitors and their special bond with the Adirondack wilderness. The open air museum consists of 24 buildings, 121 acres, and 40,000 square feet of exhibition space.

To Apply:

For more information please contact Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager at HRDept@adkmuseum.org.


Adirondack Experience Interpretive Intern

Description:

Adirondack Experience Interpretive Interns will engage visitors through informal programming and visitor studies in the new The Adirondack Experience, a multi-million dollar experiential exhibition that explores the Adirondacks with displays, media, and interactives. Interpretive interns are paid front-line staff who have daily contact with the public and will also assist visitors with technology and interactives.

Interpretive Interns will:
- plan and implement a variety of family and public programs such as activity carts and exhibition tours;
- research and draft concepts for future exhibition interactives and programs;
- conduct visitor observations and interviews using pre-developed tools;
- assist with data entry, review and analysis of data.

The museum is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals with education and experience related to Museum Studies, Education, Interpretation, Visitor Studies, or similar fields. The museum will provide training including regional cultural and natural history, visitor studies and evaluation, and Certified Interpretive Guide (4 year certification from the National Association for Interpretation).

Other:

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The museum's exhibitions and grounds are dedicated to telling the story of one of America's most unique regions, its residents and many visitors. The open air museum consists of 24 buildings, 121 acres, and 40,000 square feet of exhibition space.

To Apply:

For more information please contact Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager at HRDept@adkmuseum.org.


Grants & Special Events Coordinator

Office of Institutional Advancement

Description:

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake is embarking on an exciting period of growth and change. In 2017, 19,000 square feet of dynamic new exhibitions will be introduced in celebration of the museum's 60th anniversary. The museum is currently seeking a detail-oriented professional to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to private, corporate, and governmental sources. This individual will also be responsible for planning, implementing and providing logistical support for Special Events, both on-site and off-site, that are designed to support the museum's financial and development goals. Travel may be required. Candidates must have Development experience with an emphasis on fundraising special events. Must also have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills including the ability to write reports, letters and business correspondence; and present information professionally to multiple audiences. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel; maintaining databases; and the Internet are all required. Must also have a valid driver's license and the ability to drive when necessary.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr.
PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812
HRDept@adkmuseum.org


Public Programs Assistant Manager

Description:

The museum is currently seeking an individual to assist the Public Programs Manager in overseeing the staff in exhibitions and activity sites. Responsibilities will include preparing staffing schedules for education and interpretation assistants; assisting with correspondence, contracts, and logistical arrangements for programs, demonstrations, and events; and assisting with the distribution of Education event, program and activity information. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A friendly and positive attitude, and the ability to interact positively with different audiences is essential. This is a part-time position that involves working 5 days a week from May through October, and 3 days a week for the remainder of the year. Weekend work is also required.

Other:

The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr.
PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812
HRDept@adkmuseum.org