Are you a good communicator? Do you have a thirst for knowledge and a flair for working with the public? You could be part of the team that brings to life some of the Hudson Valley’s most significant historic sites.
With national visibility and local accolades as the tri-state area’s top source for robust and entertaining educational experiences, Historic Hudson Valley (www.hudsonvalley.org) welcomes more than 300,000 visitors a year to our school programs, large-scale special events, and tours of historic properties including Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Van Cortlandt Manor, Philipsburg Manor, and Union Church of Pocantico Hills.
Historic Hudson Valley, Westchester County’s largest cultural organization, seeks hard-working, enthusiastic, outgoing Program Associates who will provide meaningful, accurate interpretation of these National Historic Landmarks to visitors of various ages. These are part-time, seasonal positions (March – December) that offer and require a lot of flexibility (weekend, holiday, and evening availability are a must.)
In the role of Program Associate, you will be giving tours and guiding school groups and the public through our historic sites. Additionally, you will also be working on our exciting roster of daytime and nighttime special events, including The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and Horseman’s Hollow.
Besides a congenial working environment, a starting pay rate of $13.00 per hour and flexible hours, Historic Hudson Valley offers:
FREE and reduced admission to our events and sites for you and your immediate family.
FREE and reduced admission to other participating historic sites and museums, including MoMA, the Met, the Frick, and many more
Museum shop and café discounts
Professional development and training
Working for a highly regarded organization that creates extraordinary experiences for large audiences.
Historic Hudson Valley will review applications weekly between December 5, 2017 and February 28, 2018. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. Please include “Program Associate” in the subject line. Candidates of diverse ethnic and racial background are encouraged to apply. No calls please.
Should your skills and qualifications meet our requirements we will contact you to schedule an interview. If we do not contact you, we will keep your resume on file for one year in the event that another position for which you may be suited becomes available. Thank you for your interest in Historic Hudson Valley.
You must be high energy, in good physical condition, and be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Acting and/or hospitality experience, knowledge of K-12 education, knowledge of learning techniques within different grade levels and an interest or background in education, history, museum education or related field is highly desired.
About Historic Hudson Valley
The mission of Historic Hudson Valley is to celebrate the history, architecture, landscape, and culture of the Hudson Valley, advancing its importance and thereby assuring its preservation.
Historic Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit education organization that interprets and promotes historic landmarks of national significance in the Hudson Valley for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
In support of its educational mission, Historic Hudson Valley owns, restores, and preserves several sites that possess documented historical integrity, architectural distinction, superb decorative and fine arts collections, and exceptional importance of landscape and setting.
These sites help Historic Hudson Valley make meaning for visitors in a variety of settings, including traditional house and landscape tours, formal educational programs for schoolchildren, popular on-site special events, and digital media.