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Employment Opportunities

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.

Full-Time Positions

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Coordinates, oversees, and/or performs a wide variety of technical, administrative, and program support activities on behalf of the Arts & Humanities department to ensure departmental accuracy and streamlined processes. Develops and implements improved office and departmental procedures; acts independently in completing basic management studies, overseeing well-defined programs and projects and providing expert professional assistance to management staff. Performs related work as required, which may include participation in special projects and/or events.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages administrative paperwork for all Education & Community Outreach programs, including but not limited to coordination with our Human Resources department, fiscal tracking, administrative oversight of partnerships and collaborations, and program registrations.
  • Presents as a point of contact with the public through the oversight of department email inbox, representation at community outreach events, and key program participant contact.
  • Assists in the management of fiscal operations for the Education & Outreach Department, including, but not limited to, budget development and modifications, tracking expenditures and grants, and continual monitoring of the financial health of the department and programs.
  • Assists Senior Director of Arts and Humanities and team in project development and program implementation through research, technological infrastructure and administrative organization.
  • Provides on-site administrative and logistical support for Education & Outreach programs.
  • Conducts post-program follow-up, including, but not limited to, review and payment of invoices, tracking of expenses and attendance, and other related duties.
  • Assists in the development of future programming.

STRONG CANDIDATES WILL:

  • Possess a personable, friendly demeanor
  • Work well under pressure
  • Be comfortable supporting a team and working autonomously
  •  Believe in the power of arts and humanities experiences to foster healthy lives and positive impacts on both the individual as well as the community.
  •  BA preferred.

PREFERRED FAMILIARITY WITH:

  • Expense tracking programs such as Expensables 6
  • Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Event planning or programming
  • Microsoft Office software, especially Excel (Required)

To apply, please send the following to [email protected].

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (ie. name, relationship, length of time known, email, phone number, mailing address)
  • Salary/wage requirements

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check.

Part-Time Positions

Teaching Artist

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is looking to continue expanding and enriching its program offerings through collaborations with local professional artists. Please consider joining us in achieving our mission “to inspire, educate and empower through the arts and humanities.”

If you are a professional artist, musician, writer, actor, director, dancer (or other) from the Catskill or Hudson Valley region that has experience teaching and wishes to take an active role in shaping and inspiring the creative capital of tomorrow, you are exactly what Bethel Woods is looking for!

We are striving to expand our roster of teaching artists from the community to engage in project-specific programming for learners of all ages. If you are interested in becoming a resource and possible collaborator for future programs, please follow the instructions below. Opportunities will be part-time, project-based, and compensated with stipends.

How to apply to be a Teaching Artist for Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:
Please assemble the following materials in an electronic format and send them to [email protected] with “Teaching Artist: [Your Name]” as the subject:

 

  • A cover letter that introduces and details your interest in joining us as a teaching artist
  • A resume demonstrating experience as both an artist and a teacher
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A digital portfolio and/or a link to your professional website that demonstrates your work in your chosen medium 
  • Sample lesson plan (approximately 45-minutes – 1.5 hours) that demonstrates your approach to teaching your chosen medium. This should include: age range for intended participants, necessary supplies, goals/outcomes of the proposed lesson, a detailed, step-by-step process that demonstrates an aspect of your chosen art form and ties back to the goals/outcomes your lesson aims to achieve, and follow up questions for discussion/reflection that relate to the lesson and its themes
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (phone, email, mailing address)
  • Please be sure your materials include all of your contact information (phone(s), email, mailing address)
     

If selected to join us, all teaching artists hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and a background check.

Teaching Artist applicants will be reviewed and contacted with an invitation to interview if it is determined that they are a good fit for our programs, their development, and their implementation. Please, no phone calls.

Housekeeper

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

Tasks:

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

High School Internship

Internship Duration:

Saturdays at the Woods - February 25th to May 20th (No session on Easter Weekend Saturday, April 15th)

Stipend provided, personal transportation required

Responsibilities: High School interns will support our Teaching Artists throughout the duration of education and outreach programming. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: The sign in and out process, the setup and breakdown of meals, in class support for your assigned Teaching Artist, and overall support in program to help participants be inspired and have fun!

How to apply to be a High School Intern for Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:

To apply for a High School Internship with the Education and Outreach department at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts please assemble the following materials in a PDF or Word.doc format and send them to [email protected] with “High School Internship: [Your Name]” as the subject:

  • A cover letter that introduces and details your interest in joining us as a high school intern
  • A resume
  • Contact information (phone, email, mailing address) for three references and your relationship to them
  • A statement based on the following prompt: Education and Outreach at Bethel Woods is about fun, creative expression and our mission is to inspire, educate and empower individuals through the arts and humanities. Please share how you would support this mission as an intern.  

Please be sure your materials above include the following information:

  • Applicant name, phone, email, mailing address
  • Parent/guardian name, phone, email, mailing address

If selected to join us, all interns hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test. If you are under the age of 18, please have working papers ready.

All high school intern applications are accepted no later two weeks prior to the start of every program. Please no phone calls.

Seasonal Positions

Logistics Staff

Employment Duration: Early May – Early November, 40 hrs+ per week, All shows

Summary: Logistics staff is primarily responsible for seasonal site set up and general labor for the facilities and grounds departments.

Job Description:

  • The logistics crew is responsible for the set up and breakdown of all special events. This includes main pavilion concerts as well as event gallery concerts and market shed events. All furniture and props are supplied and set by us.
  • Removing all site props from their seasonal storage locations for deployment across site.  Also to return those items to their storage locations at the closing of the season.
  • The set up, maintenance and breakdown of all tents on site. Many tents are required to be set in one location all season but some are required for to be moved and set up on a temporary basis.
  • To act as additional labor support for other departments.
  • The creation and upkeep of a seasonal, total site inventory.
  • We are the primary care takers of all site furnishings.

Concert Responsibilities- Day Crew

  • Placement and lining of all garbage cans within the site and in the parking lot.
  • The set up of equipment in regular tents. Guest services, handicap depot, etc.
  • The set up of barricade at the front gate and at the chair rental area.
  • Each concession area should be checked to be sure it is properly set up and meets the high standards of appearance for the site.
  • Ensure all unique events and sponsors have their requested items. A list of these individuals will be supplied on a concert to concert basis.
  • Monitor radio channel 10 for any additional requests for equipment and assistance.

Requirements

The ideal candidate must be able to learn new tasks quickly and follow instructions closely. They should also be motivated to finish a job completely and to the high visual standards of the site.

  • Strong listening and prioritization skills
  • Good team work ethic
  • Physically up to the task of moving heavy equipment and working for extended periods
  • Flexible work schedule (nights and weekends required)
  • Reliable transportation and valid state drivers license

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a completed application to [email protected]., or via mail to:

Attn: Human Resources
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 222
Liberty, NY 12754

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check.

Event Security

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is looking to expand its Event Security Staff for the upcoming 2016 Season.  We welcome candidates who have experience in the security industry as well as those looking to get their foot in the door. We have industry leading training programs and take great pride in offering entry-level opportunities in addition to those ideal for individuals who already have experience. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age or older as required by applicable law or contractual requirements
  • High school diploma / GED or at least 5 years of verifiable work experience
  • Ability to provide proof of ability to work in the United States
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with the public in a direct and professional manner
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to provide quality customer service daily as well as handle crisis situations efficiently and effectively at our site

Quality Standards:

Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customer and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts expectations and high standards for service.  Bethel Woods Security Staff:

  • Always come to work and are on time
  • Have a neat and professional appearance
  • Have a friendly and courteous demeanor
  • Are good communicators
  • Understand and successfully execute the job duties
  • Are capable of handling typical issues and problems professionally

New York State Mandated Licensing

New York State requires that the State Division of Licensing provides the security officer with a state license. If you currently hold a valid license, please bring a copy to your interview. In many cases, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts can assist in processing your application to New York State Division of Licensing.

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

If selected to join us, all Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Seasonal Security hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and an extensive background check.

Box Office/Welcome Desk Staff

Bethel Woods Box Office/Welcome Desk Staff are the first point of contact with Bethel Woods customer base. We are seeking individuals with strong customer service and cash management skills for the upcoming 2016 season. We welcome candidates who have experience in point of sale systems, cash management & compliance and customer service. In addition, we take great pride in offering entry-level opportunities to those who demonstrate quality potential. 

Responsibilities:

Box Office/Welcome Desk Associates are responsible for: serving the general public by selling event/museum tickets; operating ticketing software and/or credit card equipment; for superior customer service and general area cleaning. Supports marketing and promotional projects for ticketed events; supports event site ticket sales as needed. Selling and processing ticket orders via mail, telephone, Internet, and over-the-counter. Distributing literature to patrons and answers questions in response to inquiries about shows and events. Working within the Front Gate or satellite lawn chair booth as needed. Assisting with closing of the Box office, including preparation of cash banks and updating seating charts and event information. Additional administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a direct and professional manner.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail in high volume sales environment.

Quality Standards:

Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customer and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts expectations and high standards for service.  Bethel Woods Staff:

  • Always come to work and are on time.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance.
  • Have a friendly and courteous demeanor.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Understand and successfully execute the job duties.
  • Are capable of handling typical issues and problems professionally.

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a completed application to [email protected]., or via mail to:

  • Attn: Human Resources
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • P.O. Box 222
  • Liberty, NY 12754

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check

Housekeeping Staff

Bethel Woods Housekeeping Staff are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for all Bethel Woods guests, staff and volunteers.  We are seeking friendly individuals with strong attention to detail. We welcome candidates who have solid organizational skills, a reliable work ethic and customer service skills.

Responsibilities:

Bethel Woods Housekeeping Staff are responsible for: general maintenance and cleanliness of Bethel Woods’ grounds, buildings, properties and Museum; providing assistance and guidance to guests; maintaining all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition; informing guests of Bethel Woods’ policies and procedures, and reporting misconduct; and respond promptly to requests for housekeeping assistance. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with guests.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a direct and professional manner.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail in crowded environment.
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.

Quality Standards:

Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customer and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts expectations and high standards for service. Bethel Woods Staff:

  • Always come to work and are on time.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance.
  • Have a friendly and courteous demeanor.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Understand and successfully execute the job duties.
  • Are capable of handling typical issues and problems professionally.

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a completed application to [email protected]., or via mail to:

  • Attn: Human Resources
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • P.O. Box 222
  • Liberty, NY 12754

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check.

Parking Staff

Bethel Woods Parking Staff are the first staff guests see when they arrive and the last they see as they leave the venue.  We are seeking courteous individuals with strong customer service skills, patience and critical thinking skills for the upcoming 2016 season. We welcome candidates who have strong organizational and customer service skills.

Responsibilities:

Bethel Woods Parking Attendants are responsible for: directing and coordinating all inbound and outbound vehicular traffic; providing assistance and guidance to guests as they enter and leave the parking lots; efficient and safe operation of all parking lots; informing guests of Bethel Woods’ policies and procedures, and reporting misconduct; lift, position and remove barricades as required; and review credentials and direct guests to the appropriate lots/locations 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with guests.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a direct and professional manner.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail in crowded environment.
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.

Quality Standards:

Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customer and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts expectations and high standards for service.  Bethel Woods Staff:

  • Always come to work and are on time.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance.
  • Have a friendly and courteous demeanor.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Understand and successfully execute the job duties.
  • Are capable of handling typical issues and problems professionally.

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a completed application to [email protected]., or via mail to:

  • Attn: Human Resources
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • P.O. Box 222
  • Liberty, NY 12754

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check.

Grounds Staff

Bethel Woods Grounds Staff are responsible for maintaining and preserving the impeccable grounds of Bethel Woods.  We are seeking self-motivated, detail oriented individuals for the upcoming 2016 season. We welcome hard-working candidates with a reliable work ethic.

Responsibilities:

Bethel Woods Grounds Staff are responsible for: general maintenance and cleanliness of Bethel Woods’ grounds; caring for established lawns, trees, flower beds, etc.; mow and edge lawns; use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes; operate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws; maintaining all equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition; and carefully managing time to ensure all work is completed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.

Quality Standards:

Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customer and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts expectations and high standards for service.  Bethel Woods Staff:

  • Always come to work and are on time.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance.
  • Have a friendly and courteous demeanor.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Understand and successfully execute the job duties.
  • Are capable of handling typical issues and problems professionally.

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a completed application to [email protected]., or via mail to:

  • Attn: Human Resources
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • P.O. Box 222
  • Liberty, NY 12754

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check.

Overnight Staff

Bethel Woods Overnight Staff are responsible for quickly cleaning and preparing the site to open prior to start of business the following day.  We are seeking dedicated individuals with strong attention to detail for the upcoming 2016 season. We welcome candidates who have solid organizational skills and a reliable work ethic.

Responsibilities:

Bethel Woods Overnight Staff are responsible for: general maintenance and cleanliness of Bethel Woods’ grounds, buildings, properties and Museum; removing litter, waste and debris from the grounds efficiently; assist with pick-up and collection of lawn chairs after events; complying with applicable safety and security standards; maintaining all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition; and carefully managing time to ensure all work is completed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.

Quality Standards:

Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customer and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts expectations and high standards for service.  Bethel Woods Staff:

  • Always come to work and are on time.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance.
  • Have a friendly and courteous demeanor.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Understand and successfully execute the job duties.
  • Are capable of handling typical issues and problems professionally.

To begin the process interested applicants, should submit a completed application to [email protected]., or via mail to:

  • Attn: Human Resources
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • P.O. Box 222
  • Liberty, NY 12754

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check.

Ovations Positions

Food and Beverage Staff

Overview

Spectra Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Foods Services), an affiliate of Comcast-Spectacor, is a fast-growing industry leader, providing contract food service to public venues throughout the US and Canada, including Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Offering numernous opportunities for:

  • Cooks
  • Runners
  • Catering Staff
  • & more!

APPLY NOW

Maitreā€™d

Job Summary:

  • The Maitre’d is responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of all VIP guests in the venue during events.  The Maitre’d must be familiar with and follow all state and company alcohol service policies.
  • The Maitre’d must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Make sure reservations for guests are in place before opening
  • Ensure that the area is clean before they open for business, for which they should inspect all around and point out anything dirty to the cleaning crew
  • Greet all the guests and seat them according to their preference
  • See to it that the guests are seated comfortably and their server is present to take their order
  • Have full knowledge of the menu and recommend certain menu items and identifies ingredients or explains how various items on the menu are prepared
  • Observe guests to respond to any additional requests
  • Ensure that guests have a good time in the VIP section and look immediately into any concerns they might have
  • Inquire from the guests whether they enjoyed the food and the service
  • Escort the guests to the exit and ensure that they enjoyed their experience
  • Advertise good service of the restaurant
  • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced restaurant setting is helpful.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Standing/Walking/Mobility
  • Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling
  • Lifting/Pulling/Pushing
  • Fingering/Grasping/Feeling

Note: The statement herein is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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

2016 Event Staff Application

2016 Ovations Application

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