Working at Olana

  • Current Openings

    We do not currently have any openings.

  • 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

    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

    – 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