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Bethel Woods is proud to be known for the exceptional customer service it routinely delivers -- a reputation built by a passionate and committed staff that truly believes in our mission, vision, and values.

We are always looking for high-energy, dedicated individuals to join our growing team. Our career openings span from full-time positions to internships and seasonal employment. Find your fit at Bethel Woods.

Current job openings:

Full & Part Time Opportunities

Gift Officer

The Gift Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts in this young, not-for-profit organization. The Gift Officer will work as part of the Development team and will assist the Chief Development Officer in carrying out the designated duties and responsibilities of the Center’s strategic development plan. The Gift Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of prospects, conducting face-to-face meetings with prospects, and scheduling a designated number of qualified visits monthly for the purpose of field research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

The Gift Officer will work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop and implement strategy for individual and/or corporate major gift cultivation and solicitation. This includes:  relationship management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors), monitoring and reporting progress toward goals, helping build a planned giving program, and coordinating personal prospect research (identifying and quantifying donors).The Gift Officer will approach donors for contributions on an annual basis in support of the educational, community outreach, and museum programs associated with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  In addition, the Gift Officer will work closely with the Director of Development to support the annual appeal, special campaigns, and the donor recognition program.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience
  • The successful candidate must possess the ability to articulate the role of a not-for-profit cultural arts organization
  • Proven success in major gift cultivation and solicitation, working with volunteers, and building donor relations
  • Experience in prospect research
  • Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills capable of establishing relationships with donors and potential donors to Bethel Woods
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a member of a team, as well as work independently, to accomplish goals to reach and exceed established benchmarks
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer

To apply: Email or mail resume, cover letter, a list of three references, and three examples of successful grant writing proposals to: 

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer will be responsible for securing grant funding and ensuring that the requirements of the awarded grants are fulfilled. The Grant Writer will report to the Chief Development Officer and will work with project managers to identify funding sources for specific projects and coordinate the creation of successful grant applications in support of those programs. This is a Part-Time position. 


  • Prepare grant proposals for submission and working closely with project managers
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of available funding opportunities, demographics, and other quantitative data that may support strong grant applications
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of Bethel Woods, its mission, and its programming
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking grant deadlines
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking work progress, reporting deadlines and agreement stipulations to ensure that project managers are fulfilling the requirements of each grant
  • Prepare timely reports to keep senior staff informed of grant opportunities, deadlines, and status


  • Complete 3-5 letters of inquiry and 3-4 applications monthly


  • B.A. or B.S. required; M.A. or M.S. preferred
  • Minimum of (3) years of successful grant writing experience in a nonprofit environment with a proven record of securing grants from varied sources.
  • Familiarity with state, federal, and foundation funding sources
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work efficiently and produce quality workarks
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects efficiently
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • Ability to see a project through completion 

To apply: Email or mail resume, cover letter, a list of three references, and three examples of successful grant writing proposals to: 

Facilities Apprentice

A support role, the maintenance apprentice will provide necessary assistance to the maintenance staff by establishing, maintaining, and improving the planning and scheduling processes.


  • Upholds safety, health, and environmental procedures by communicating directly with and supporting the Human Resources Department to ensure OSHA compliance
  • Maintains Computerized Maintenance Management System (EMAINT). This includes the managing and tracking of work orders, back log, spare parts, and maintenance history of equipment and makes recommendations on manpower allocation, levels, and overtime needs
  • Enters invoices and open purchase orders to into EMAINT and ensures the expenses are allocated properly
  • Works with accounting to insure open invoices are processed in a timely manner
  • Provides support labor to the Facilities Team during the busier times of the year. (i.e. setting up the site for opening day)Ensures maintenance personnel update and close each work order when completed
  • Initiates and implements planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance
  • Reviews master calendar and coordinates staff to ensure successful and efficient event operations support is provided
  • Maximizes resources by identifying and ordering parts, materials, and or special tools. Helps coordinate external services/rentals
  • Ensures proper insurance information is up to date on all outside contractors
  • Prepares reports, collects and analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving facilities operations and solving maintenance-related and operation-related problems
  • Supports the Director of Facilities in the development and implementation of planned shutdown and other continuous improvement projects
  • Personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities


  • Maintenance planning, scheduling, and supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving required
  • Computer skills are a must, with knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with computerized maintenance management system (EMAINT) and instruct others on its operation.
  • Ability to accept and respond to changes and challenges in a positive manner
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment that includes interactions with technical staff, administrative staff, summer staff, senior management, and contractors.
  • Must posess diplomatic approach to situations and command trust and respect from peers
  • Must posess effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex topics in a concise manner
  • Ability to build relationships between functional departments and lead a project team when necessary
  • Demonstrated capability to analyze problems and provide accurate solutions
  • Demonstrated skills in time management and managing multiple priorities
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to constructively resolve conflicts
  • High energy, resilience, adaptability, and a passion for excellence
  • Broad understanding of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages, and customer value
  • Must be able to work extended hours, weekends as needed, especially during events or when problems occur and/or when deadlines must be met

Interested applicants, should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Grounds Maintenance Person

Full-time seasonal openings for experienced landscape maintenance workers currently available. Candidates must have clean driving record & minimum of two years experience in mowing and other lawn care operations.


Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is seeking a dependable, mature and experienced part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) housekeeper.


  • General housekeeping duties including dusting, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash and cleaning windows

Additional Opportunities

For more information on alternative employement opportunities with our Education and Outreach Department, please click the opportunity below: 

Teaching Artist

Event Staff Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for outgoing and reliable individuals who are interested in becoming a part of the Bethel Woods family.

All positions are event only. Drug testing and background checks required. To apply for a seasonal position within our event staff, please fill out the application below:

2015 Event Staff Application

2015 Ovations Application