Open Friday, May 26, 2023 – Monday, October 9, 2023
10am – 5pm
Open 7 days a week, including holidays
9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Museum Library Internship
The Adirondack Experience (ADKX) seeks a self-motivated, graduate-level library student for a 12-week guidebook cataloging internship. The intern will work on-site at the ADKX Library in Blue Mountain Lake, NY and will report to the museum’s Director of Archives & Special Collections. Funded by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, this opportunity will provide the intern with hands-on experience describing rare guidebooks promoting the Adirondack region. Spanning a century, from the 1870s to the 1970s, these tourism industry publications were issued by rail and steamboat companies, hotel owners, and others to entice visitors north from urban centers into the beauty and relative tranquility of New York’s North Country.
The internship will run for 12 weeks during the fall of 2023. The internship includes an $8000 stipend less applicable State and Federal Taxes in addition to free housing on-site at the museum.
The Adirondack Experience is looking for a motivated individual to help maintain the cleanliness of our exquisite campus and exhibitions. Under the direction of the Cleaning Supervisor, this position is responsible for the cleaning of the Adirondack Experience exhibits, buildings and campus. This includes but not limited to all of the museum’s exhibits, CSSC, restroom areas, office buildings, retail operations, café operations, residences, grounds and parking lots. This is a year round position with a generous benefit package including health, dental, vision and supplemental insurances, paid time off and employer contributions to a 403b retirement account. The ADKX also offers a reciprocal program which allows all employees to have free or discounted admission to regional attractions and museums.
Rate of Pay $16 – $18/hr.
School Programs Educator
Under the supervision of the School Programs Manager, the Educator position encompasses the presentation and support of programs that interpret the museum’s exhibits and collections for school audiences and the general public. Working with a dynamic team in a beautiful setting, the position offers a unique opportunity to teach and learn in an incomparable setting and to develop a foundational level of experience in the field of museum education. This position is for an emerging professional.
This position requires an energetic individual with the natural ability to lead presentations, virtually and in person, for K-12 students and mixed audience groups. An ideal candidate has a passion for history and a natural talent to communicate knowledge in an engaging way. The Educator position works closely with the entire Interpretation team developing and evaluating program materials for presentations and web content. The position requires the ability to travel to presentation sites, adhere to museum and school safety guidelines and protocols, and to comprehend and troubleshoot digital learning procedures. Candidate must be punctual and reliable; excellent time management, problem solving, and social skills are essential. Teaching experience preferred, and/or experience leading youth programs, and/or best practices in museum education. Knowledge of New York State curriculum standards, history and culture; and familiarity with Indigenous communities in the Northeast preferred. The museum especially welcomes applicants from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
Are you passionate about the Adirondacks and history? If so, the Adirondack Experience has a place for you this summer in the Museum Store.