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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT HAHS?

Here you can find opportunities related to current HAHS initiatives and job listings for positions open at HAHS member-sites.

Professional Opportunities

NOW HIRING:

Position: Visitor Center Manager

Site: Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY

Start Date: March 2021

Description:  The Thomas Cole National Historic Site seek a full time Visitor Center Manager. The position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic team at a beautiful historic site in Catskill, New York, in the scenic Hudson Valley. The Visitor Center (VC) Manager is responsible for visitor-oriented operations in the Visitor Center, management of the physical and online gift shops, and regular updating of the organization’s website and other online platforms. The ideal candidate is interested in art, history, the local area, and retail business management. This position requires excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, analytical thinking, and the use of personal computers and mobile devices. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other members of the education staff is essential.  Essential responsibilities include providing professional and friendly service to visitors, ringing in orders and tracking inventory and sales using Square, managing visitor reservations in Eventbrite, maintaining and developing the online Shopify store, updating thomascole.org in WordPress, and using a spreadsheet program to record and analyze quantitative information. From April to November, the VC Manager works primarily in the Visitor Center, where s/he welcomes and orients visitors, processes ticket and gift shop sales, and provides accurate and helpful information about the Historic Site and surrounding area. S/he also oversees the VC staff, manages inventory, orders products, fulfills online orders, keeps records, submits invoices, receipts, and sales reports to the Bookkeeper, and updates the organization’s online platforms with current information. From December to March, when the VC is closed, the VC Manager continues to maintain the website and online store, fulfills online orders, analyzes past gift shop performance, and develops plans and strategies to expand and improve the retail operation. To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and contact information for at least three professional references via e-mail to employment@thomascole.org. Deadline to submit is February 19, 2021. For full listing see https://thomascole.org/employment/

Position: Museum Educator

Site: Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY

Start Date: May 2021

Description: The Thomas Cole National Historic Site seeks seasonal museum educators from April through November 2021, for 3-5 days per week. The position offers the opportunity to join a team at a beautiful historic site in the scenic Hudson Valley. The position pays $13 per hour. Essential responsibilities include facilitating positive experiences for visitors, school groups, and other audiences in a confident and professional manner; acting as the tour staff’s ‘go-to person’ on a rotating basis along with other educators to ensure daily tour operations are running smoothly; keeping informed about events/programming, and the surrounding area of Catskill and being able to communicate this information to visitors; running the Visitor Center by greeting and orienting visitors, operating the cash register and online ticketing system for sales and reservations, and keeping the shop and desk area neat; helping with small tasks around the site such as refilling brochures, wiping down interpretive panels, and maintaining visitor writing/art areas. The position requires a comfort with speaking in front of a group, a passion for learning about history, and the desire to communicate this knowledge and passion with others. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, can problem-solve effectively and take initiative when needed, and can calmly handle different kinds of situations with patience, and with a smile. The candidate must be punctual, reliable, and responsible, as well as open to constructive feedback and new ideas. The position requires moderate physical activity including climbing stairs and moving about the historic site in hot summers and cool spring and fall weather. Flexibility in schedule is preferred. To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to employment@thomascole.org. Deadline is March 19, 2021. For full listing see https://thomascole.org/employment/