Employment

Adirondack Experience is a not-for-profit history museum with 24 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@adkmuseum.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

Seasonal Positions 2017 (May–October)

Brochure Distribution Representative

Distribute and ensure proper placement of marketing material at regional hotels, retail outlets and visitor centers, etc. Develop positive relationships with hotel and retail partners in the Adirondack Park.

Education Assistant

Greet and interact with visitors in exhibits and at activity stations. Responsible for overseeing security and light cleaning of artifacts and exhibits.

Facilities Assistant

Assist our facilities team with a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include: trash removal, parking assistance, mowing, janitorial duties, event set up assistance and any other duties as assigned by the facilities staff.

Gardener

Assist Grounds Manager with all gardening tasks to maintain/create garden areas on campus. Duties will include planting, mulching, watering and weeding.

Interpretation Assistants

Conduct various programs that serve diverse audiences to the Adirondack Experience. Research, develop and conduct exhibit-based interpretive programs that create a welcoming educational environment. Greet and interact with guests, monitor visitor exhibit use and assure safety and cleanliness of artifacts and exhibits.

Membership Representative

Greet visitors and explain membership benefits. Enroll or renew guests for memberships, process dues payments and assist with data entry.

Retail Sales Associates

Stock and sell merchandise in museum store, greet and interact with guests. Operate a sales terminal for store and  admission transactions.

Minnow Pond Interpretive Intern

Minnow Pond Interpretive Interns lead informal interpretation programs related to the cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks and oversee the daily operations of the Minnow Pond trail experience. Located in the central Adirondacks, Minnow Pond is a remote water body located 3/4 mile from the Experience’s main campus. Paid seasonal interpretive interns spend their days outdoors and will work at both the trail-head on our property and at the pond.

Interpretive Interns will:

  • share information about the region’s environment and wildlife;
  • develop and present informal education programs;
  • collaborate with staff to develop trail guides or other educational materials;
  • help with evaluation of Minnow Pond trail;
  • assist in the care and maintenance of interpretive facilities, trail, and displays;
  • help ensure visitor safety on the trail and provide first aid response if needed.

Adirondack Experience will provide training including regional cultural and natural history, visitor studies and evaluation, Certified Interpretive Guide (4 year certification from the National Association for Interpretation), and Wilderness First Aid (2 year certification from Red Cross).

Adirondack Experience Interpretive Intern

Adirondack Experience Interpretive Interns will engage visitors through informal programming and visitor studies in the new Life in the Adirondacks, a multi-million dollar experiential exhibition that explores the Adirondacks with displays, media, and interactives. Interpretive interns are paid front-line staff who have daily contact with the public and will also assist visitors with technology and interactives.

Interpretive Interns will:

  • plan and implement a variety of family and public programs such as activity carts and exhibition tours
  • research and draft concepts for future exhibition interactives and programs
  • conduct visitor observations and interviews using pre-developed tools
  • assist with data entry, review and analysis of data.

Adirondack Experience is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals with education and experience related to Museum Studies, Education, Interpretation, Visitor Studies, or similar fields. Adirondack Experience will provide training including regional cultural and natural history, visitor studies and evaluation, and Certified Interpretive Guide (4 year certification from the National Association for Interpretation).

Year-Round Positions

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 for this position:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

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

Public Programs Assistant Manager (PT, year–round)

Adirondack Experience is currently seeking an individual to assist the Public Programs Manager in overseeing the staff in exhibitions and activity sites. Responsibilities will include preparing staffing schedules for education and interpretation assistants; assisting with correspondence, contracts, and logistical arrangements for programs, demonstrations, and events; and assisting with the distribution of Education event, program and activity information. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A friendly and positive attitude, and the ability to interact positively with different audiences is essential. This is a part-time position that involves working 5 days a week from May through October, and 3 days a week for the remainder of the year. Weekend work is also required.

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

TO APPLY for this position:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

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