Employment

Working at Olana

  • Current Openings

     


    Job Title: Peak Season Educator

    Department: Interpretation and Engagement.
    Reports to: Education & Engagement Managers
    FLSA Status: Non Exempt, hourly
    Part-time: 8-24 hours per week/ $20 per hour
    Application deadline: February 24th, 2020

    Facility:
    Olana State Historic Site
    5720 Route 9G
    Hudson, NY 12534

    About the Position:

    Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, is a historic site administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region. It is a designated National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited sites in the state. The Olana Partnership, a private not-for-profit education corporation, works cooperatively with New York State to inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, Frederic Church’s artistic masterpiece. Our collective vision is a fully restored Olana, vibrant with the activity of students, visitors, scholars and artists; and to be the most widely recognized artist’s home and studio in the world.

    Olana’s Educators will deliver a professional, positive, and educational experience for our visitors by means of house and landscape tours. They will be paid to be formally trained and are required to become familiar with Olana’s safety procedures, rules, and regulations as needed for the well-being of visitors and protection of the site and collection. Educators will also assist guests in navigating the site in terms of welcoming and general information sharing. Basic office work may also be assigned.

    Primary Duties and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, a documented interest in at least one of the following is encouraged: history, decorative arts, art history, landscape development and viewshed protection trends, education, interpretation.
    • English fluency required; other language fluency is a plus
    • Current driver’s license and a clean driving record required, CPR certified a plus
    • Provides information to the public both by phone and in person
    • Flexibility and ability to quickly assess the needs of a situation, including group management and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team and interact with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures
    • Must be able to interact with public in a professional and courteous manner at all times
    • Professional conduct, appearance, and the ability to work independently is required. Educators will be provided with a uniform element and name tag that allows them to be easily identified by the general public.
    • Ability to stand for hours each day, walk the one-mile loop including walking on uneven gravel carriage roads with typical outdoor/weather exposures, drive an electric vehicle (training provided), ability to stay alert and engaged for long periods of time indoors and outdoors, and ability to lift 30 pounds
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Commitment must be made for the entire 2020 season, May 8th – November 1st, with required paid training March 31st, April 1st,2nd with up to 5 additional paid days between these dates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Must commit to one weekend day for the duration of the season, be flexible with schedules so as to help cover additional days with colleagues
    • Desire to expand knowledge and participate in study and research on own time

    How to Apply:
    Please submit cover letter, resume and at least two references to Louise Kerr. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

    The Olana Partnership is an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, different abilities, gender identity or veteran status.

     


    Job Title: Visitor Services Associate

    Department: Visitor Services
    Reports to: Visitor Center & Engagement Manager
    FLSA Status: Non Exempt, hourly
    Part-time: 3/5 time, April to November

    About the Position:

    Visitor Center Associates are a vital part of the Visitor Center staff and the visitor experience. They work on the front line of the visitor experience and are responsible for completing sales transactions (cash and credit), taking reservations by phone, tracking sales and reservations, providing information to the public, problem solving, customer service and support, end of day tabulations/reports, and other duties as assigned.

    Primary Duties and Qualifications

    • Opens, closes, and operates a cash register and receives payment from customers in cash, check, or credit card; accurately counts and provides change to customers as required.
    • Takes reservations by phone or in person in the Visitor Center.
    • Tracks the number of persons on each tour both reserved and actual tickets sold.
    • Provides information to the public both by phone and in person.
    • Follows all customer service and cash handling policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for the accuracy of transactions.
    • Great customer service skills including the ability to deal with disappointed visitors.
    • Ability to use a variety of office equipment.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and interact with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.
    • Must be able to interact with public in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
    • Professional conduct, appearance, and ability to work independently is required.
    • Ability to stand and sit for hours each day, walk on uneven ground, and ability to lift 30 pounds.

    How to Apply:
    Please submit cover letter, resume and at least two references to Louise Kerr. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

  • Internships

    Museum Education Intern
    The Education Department for The Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site is offering an internship for the 2020 summer season. Education internships aim to teach research, program design & implementation, administrative support, and public education methods. Interns will work on projects relating to Olana’s adult and youth audiences. Project assignments will be tailored to our interns’ specific interests; participants take on a distinct project and can use as a work example in future job interviews. Interns will work directly with the Director of Education & Public Programming and the Education Coordinator, who can assist with formal recommendations or academic credit requirements. Applicants should be prepared to commit a minimum of 2 days per week over the summer. Interns will receive a small honorarium at the completion of their internship. Submit brief cover letter and resume via email to Liz Bouyea, or call 518-751-6837 for more information. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Marketing and Development Intern
    Interns in the Marketing and Development Department work closely with development staff to advance marketing and development objectives for the organization which includes upcoming exhibitions, events and programs. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience in a nonprofit advo­cacy organization while improving their communication and organizational skills. Responsibilities will include research, writing, editing and project management for a nonprofit whose mission is to advocate for Olana State Historic Site. The Director of Advancement and Marketing will work in conjunction with university or college staff to coordinate requirements for credit. Applicants should be prepared to commit a minimum of 60 hours over the course of a semester, 120 preferred. Submit cover letter and resume via email to Mabel Bermejo.

    Photography Intern
    The Olana Partnership offers a photography internship annually (fall, spring, and summer). Students work with the Education and Marketing Department staff to schedule for a variety of 10 events to shoot – art-making workshops, staged photos, tours, etc. After the internship, interns are required to send their edited and organized photo files. A memory card will be provided and there is a camera for use. Students may use their personal cameras if preferred. Every photo used in Olana’s publications will give the intern name credit for their photos. Must have some flexibility in hours and availability on Saturdays. This internship is unpaid, but we can assist with formal recommendations or academic credit requirements. If interested, please send portfolio of 10-15 images, resume and cover letter to Liz Bouyea, or call 518-751-6837 for more information. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Olana Museum Store Intern
    May 20th-August 5th, 2020
    Two Days a Week, 165 hours
    Paid

    The Olana Museum Store is seeking an intern to work with the Olana Museum Store Manager with a strong interest in retail, eCommerce and marketing to help grow the Olana Museum Store’s digital and eCommerce presence.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The intern’s duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
    – Photographing merchandise
    – Photo editing
    – Writing product descriptions
    – Preparing store promotional materials relevant to holidays, exhibition, programs and events
    – Researching advertisement opportunities as relevant to publications, groups and radio
    – Assisting in development of wholesale outreach for merchandise offered to other venues
    – Participating in staff meetings as needed
    – Providing support for ongoing projects and events as related to store and marketing needs
    Qualifications

    – Strong reading, writing and proofreading skills
    – An interest in retail, the arts, marketing, business, photography
    – Good organizational and project management skills
    – Self-motivated, proactive approach to projects, and ability to work well with others
    – Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Suite

    How to Apply

    Please email resume, cover letter and three references to Rachel Tice.
    Deadline, March 31st, 2020