Topic ID #42943 - posted 1/5/2021 11:36 AM

Museum Educator


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 Deadline is March 19, 2021. For full listing see

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