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The Adirondack Experience invites those with a passion for Adirondack history and culture to inquire about seasonal and year-round employment opportunities. We value our staff’s diverse backgrounds and appreciate the creative outlook everyone brings to the table. The Adirondack Experience is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About our Community

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and cozy small towns, Blue Mountain Lake offers something for everyone who enjoys the serenity of the Adirondack Park. We are nestled right in the heart of the Adirondacks. Year-round outdoor recreation opportunities available right at your doorsteps. Click here to learn more.

Employee Perks

Onsite Housing

Onsite housing is available for some seasonal employees. Each housing unit includes a shared living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Room occupancies are either single or double. Hiking trails and other outdoor recreational activities are available right at your doorstep.

Reciprocal Program

Our reciprocal program allows staff members to visit roughly 50 museums and attractions in the Adirondack Region for FREE or a discounted rate and bring up to 3 guests. Not only do you get to work on a gorgeous campus with a diverse and motivated team, you get to explore as well.

Fringe Benefits

We offer a rich benefit package to our year-round employees that includes paid time off, health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurances at an affordable rate, and a generous contribution to a 403b plan with no match required. Flexible scheduling and hybrid-remote work is also allowed for some positions during the closed season. Potlucks and staff gatherings are also a must!

Staff Testimonials

“After 20+ years of employment at the ADKX, I love the fact that there is still so much to learn, whether it be in regards to our rich Adirondack history, the collections and exhibits or fellowship with other staff, interns and especially our valued guests. The gorgeous campus and breathtaking views of Blue Mountain and Blue Mountain Lake only enhance this unique “experience.” Whether it be for employment or simply a visit, there truly is no other place like it!”

– Jason Hall, Assistant Manager of Retail Operations

“I am really proud to work here. This is a wonderful institution with a fascinating collection and a venerable mission, but my absolute favorite part is the community of staff that support one another and can rely on each other. I truly feel that there is an infrastructure of care that supports staff at the ADKX, whatever an individual or party may be experiencing.”

– Anabelle Andersen, Curatorial Assistant

Employment Opportunities

Employment Application

Interested in volunteering? Please contact our Human Resources Department

Internships


Year-Round Employment

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

If you love the Adirondacks and enjoy spreading the word about this amazing place, we’d love to have you join our team! ADKX is looking for a creative, highly motivated person, with strong organizational skills and great attention to detail, to become the Marketing & Communications Coordinator in our Marketing Department. You’ll work closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications, by assisting in the planning, design, and implementation of ADKX’s marketing strategies; and supporting our diverse public relations outreach efforts.

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.

Exhibition Project Director

The Exhibition Project Director will oversee the creation of a new permanent, interactive exhibition about the lives of African Americans, past and present, in the Adirondack region of northern New York. This will be a 30-month appointment beginning June 2024. The exhibition will open in 2026. The selected candidate will collaborate with scholars, community representatives, ADKX’s staff, and outside consultants such as an exhibition designer, media designer, and audience evaluator. S/he will also be responsible for carrying out a public collecting initiative to identify documents, photographs, and artifacts that are in private hands to help tell the story of the Adirondacks’ Black community.


Seasonal Employment

Facilites Cleaning Assistant

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 Facilities Manager, 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. Rate of pay: $15.50-$16.50 per hour.

Café Assistant Manager

Assist the Chef/Cafe Manager with daily operations of the Lake View Café

Café Assistant

The main purpose of the position is to prepare food that meets high quality standards, and serve it to the Adirondack Experience’s visitors in a friendly and courteous manner. Light cleaning is also required. A Cafe Assistant is a welcoming host that represents the values and goals of the museum at all times. The position requires continual public contact. Weekend work is required.

Interpretation Assistant

The museum is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals with education and experience related to Museum Studies, Education, History, Interpretation, Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness Studies, or similar fields. The museum will provide training for regional, cultural and natural history, Certified Interpretive Guide (certification from the National Association for Interpretation), and as needed, Wilderness First Aid (2 year certification from Red Cross).

Visitor Information Assistant

The museum is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who have experienced vacationing or living in the Adirondacks to act as ADKX brand ambassadors.

Retail Associates

Are you passionate about the Adirondacks and history? If so, the Adirondack Experience has a place for you this summer in the Museum Store.

Visitor Support Assistant

The Visitor Support Assistant works to ensure a welcoming and safe museum visit. Visitor Support staff move throughout campus to assist with wayfinding, security, and any health or safety issues that may occur on campus. Visitor Support Assistants routinely interact with visitors and museum members and help create a positive environment.


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