Employment

Adirondack Experience is a not-for-profit history museum with 23 indoor/outdoor exhibit areas on 32 beautifully landscaped acres. Our organization has year-round full-time and part-time staff as well as seasonal staff and interns who work when we are open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-October.

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

Thank you for your interest in working at the Adirondack Experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY:

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@theADKX.org, faxed at 518.352.7021, or mailed to:

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Attn: Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812

 

Year-Round Positions

 

Registrar

ADKX seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, this position performs responsibilities related to the documentation, care, and preservation of the museum collection and is responsible for working with staff to install and maintain collection items on exhibit. This position is primarily responsible for the intellectual control of the permanent collection. The Registrar may participate on museum development teams for all visitor experiences as assigned.

Candidates must have thorough knowledge of American history and museum practices. A master’s degree in museum studies is preferred and 2-3 years’ experience in museum work is required. Candidate must have strong administrative, verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to articulate the mission of the institution. The individual must have the ability to manage time efficiently, work on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines with the ability to work under pressure. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

Curator

ADKX seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, this position performs responsibilities related to the documentation, expansion, interpretation and preservation of the collections in exhibitions, programs, publications, and other formats. The Curator has primary responsibility for the boat and transportation collection, and will contribute to interpreting the intersection between people, technology and the environment. The Curator will participate in the development of museum exhibits, including research, writing, artifact selection, assisting with preparation of grant proposals, working with exhibit designers and consultants, and assisting with installation as needed. The Curator is also responsible for contributing to all visitor experiences.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies and 2-3 years’ experience in a museum or non-profit organizational setting. Thorough knowledge of American history, history of technology, museum practices and familiarity with maritime history and material culture preferred. Candidate must have strong administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to articulate the mission of the institution. The individual must have the ability to manage time efficiently and work efficiently on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

Experienced Plumber & Electrician

We are currently seeking a detailed-oriented professional to perform scheduled maintenance and repairs of the museum’s electrical, plumbing, HVAC and security systems. Candidates must have 5-10 years’ experience working with the above systems, have the ability to manage time efficiently, have strong computer skills, and the ability to collect and analyze data and provide appropriate recommendations. This position will work both independently and within a team. This is a year-round, full time position with benefits.

Grants & Special Events Coordinator (FT, year–round) – Office of Institutional Advancement

Adirondack Experience 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. We are 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 Adirondack Experience’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.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.

TO APPLY to any of these positions above:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr.
PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812
HRDept@theADKX.org