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.

Advancement/Membership Assistant
(full-time, year-round)

Institutional Advancement/Membership

Description:

The museum is currently seeking an individual with strong administrative and organizational skills to assist the museum's office of institutional advancement and membership department. Under the supervision of the director of institutional advancement, this position is responsible for maintaining the donor and member database; processing and acknowledging gifts received; creating lists, queries and reports for the department, and providing administrative support to the director of institutional advancement.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess excellent administrative, organizational, and written/verbal communications skills. Strong computer skills are also required, most importantly experience using Raiser's Edge, and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and mail merging documents. Candidates must be able to manage time efficiently and work on multiple projects and deadlines.

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


Internship Opportunities

Curatorial Department

Description:

The museum is currently offering an exciting new opportunity for qualified graduate students seeking internship positions during summer, fall, and spring semesters. Student interns will work with a unique collection of historic photographs documenting 150 years of sport, daily life, and work in the Adirondack Park, one of the world's most important wilderness areas.

Applications for internships in the curatorial department are currently being accepted. Interns will work closely with professional curators to catalog portions of the museum's extensive photograph collection in Past Perfect and gain hands-on work experience. More than 75,000 images portray virtually every aspect of life within and surrounding the boundaries of the Adirondack Park. The collection includes a wide range of nineteenth and twentieth century photographic technologies dating from the 1840s to the present. Photographers represented in the collection include Seneca Ray Stoddard, Edward Bierstadt, Henry M. Beach, Katherine E. McClellan, Alfred Steiglitz, Eliot Porter and Margaret Bourke-White.

Full-time internships are available for 12 week periods in the fall and spring semesters, and 8 weeks during the summer semester. A stipend is offered, and on-site housing will be provided in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. for the summer semester. Fall and spring interns will work from their home campus.

Qualifications:

Internship candidates must be enrolled in a MLS/Information Science program. Subject knowledge in history, environmental history, art history, and/or photography are considered a plus. Candidates must possess strong computer skills and excellent communication skills. Attention to detail is also a must.

To Apply:

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with two letters of academic reference.

Please mail your application materials to:

Laura Rice
Chief Curator
Adirondack Museum
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-0099

For more information, please contact Laura Rice at lrice@adkmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311, ext. 103

Assistant Cafe Manager (Seasonal, May - 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 overseeing 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


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 Assistants (Seasonal, May - October)

Lake View Cafe
Mondays and weekends required

Description:

Looking for individuals 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


Cleaning Assistant (Seasonal, May - October)

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


Education Assistants (Seasonal, May - October)

Education Department
weekend work may be 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 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


Grounds Assistant (Seasonal, May - October)

Sundays required

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 raking, clearing paths, weed whacking, 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 - October)

Marketing Department

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 NYS 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