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

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 Full-Time position. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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: 

Operations/Human Resources Coordinator

The Operations/Human Resource Coordinator conducts the human resource processes at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts while providing additional functional support to the Operations Department. This role administers employee health and welfare plans, benefits, payroll, training and retention measures, and additional special projects. This is a Full-Time Position.

 

Special Duties / Tasks

  • Providing timely assistance to team members regarding benefit and human resource questions and issues.
  • Create, place, and track ads to attract and recruit new employees.  
  • Organize and attend job fairs to solicit new seasonal employees.
  • Preparation of form documents to facilitate processing of employees.
  • Compile and maintain current and accurate employee records.
  • Assists with interview process and screening of received resumes.
  • Oversight of employee Hand-Scan system.
  • All payroll processing and timekeeping.
  • Process online background searches for new employees.
  • Administer all pre-employment and incident related drug screenings.
  • Aid in development of training/orientation for employees.
  • Order and distribute employee uniforms and IDs.
  • Compile/Create Excel spreadsheets and reports as needed for Management.
  • Track and process payments to appropriate agencies (Partners-In-Safety, DMV, etc.).
  • Distribute, track, and aggregate seasonal employee evaluations. 
  • Staff survey review and summarization.
  • Ensures OSHA compliance by administering requisite courses, maintaining critical records, and being apprised of industry trends.
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of training manuals, and employee handbook
  • Remain up to date on relevant professional subject matter related to human resources and compliance. 
  • Assisting with providing research for policies, training, strategic planning, and other human resource issues.
  • Maintain appropriate correspondence with seasonal employees and job candidates.
  • Additional clerical, administrative or event day functions as assigned.
  • Order and post required posters of State and Federal notices.

Administer:

  • Solid Waste Permit
  • Pesticide applicators License
  • NYS DEC SPDES Permit (CVI building)
  • Department of Health Permit
  • Sullivan County Venue Permit
  • NYS DOT Special Use Permit

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; high school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs. 
  • Two to five years of human resource experience preferred.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Publisher required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Good organizational skills required.

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

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.

Project: Identity Teaching Artist

Job Description

Three opportunities involving oversight, planning implementation and assessment of arts based youth development programming.  Additional responsibilities include the oversight of program budget, attendance at teaching artist professional development workshops provided by Bethel Woods and working knowledge of the latest educational technology.


Programs:

  1. PI: Photography- Come join this FREE ten week immersion with Education and Outreach Manager, Christine Bunce, as we guide teens to explore their voice through the lens of photography. This program will culminate with a published photo book and exhibition. The Teaching Artist role would be to train under and assist the manager with the program. Possible opportunities would exist to lead this program in the future.

Hours:

Approximately 7 hours per week for 12 weeks (planning, 10 week program, and assessment/reflection)

Schedule: 

Sundays              March 6th-May 22nd      from 2-5PM

Wednesdays       March 16th- May 25th   from 6-8PM

 Planning and Reflection between sessions approx. 2 hr/week

Stipend:

$2,500

  1. Project: Sessions- is a FREE program for teens to come together to explore their creativity, find and build community, and present their creations to a supportive audience of peers. No prior art, music, theater, creative knowledge necessary. PI: Sessions will likely take place both on and off site, with a goal to be a resource for our teens to connect socially and to build positive community pride through creative art explorations. The Teaching Artist’s role will be to facilitate the implementation and evaluation of the program as well as collaborate in fine detail planning of the program.

Hours:

Approximately 12 hours per week

Schedule: 

2 days/week (likely Wednesday & Thursday)

Anticipated run dates: July 6th-September 1st approx. 5-9PM

It is hoped that this program will continue, starting in September, on a monthly basis.  That will be treated as a separate opportunity.

Approximate 12 week breakdown: First week, planning, then 10 week program, and final week, assessment/reflection.

Stipend:

$3,000

  1. PI: Digital Media- This ten week immersion will dive deeply into the world of digital technology to creatively express one’s voice. This program will culminate in a final presentation or exhibition pending student choices on specific art forms. The Teaching Artists role would be to collaborate with Education and Outreach Manager Laura Moran on planning, implementation and evaluation of the program. Possible future opportunities would exist to lead this program in the future.

Hours:

Approximately 7 hours per week for 12 weeks (planning, 10 week program, and assessment/reflection)

Schedule: 

Saturdays            September 10th thru November 19th    from 2-5PM

Tuesdays             September 13th thru November 15th    from 6-8PM

Planning and Reflection between sessions approx 2 hr/week

Stipend:

$2,500

 *Those interested in applying for all three Project: Identity programs are enthusiastically encouraged and preferred. If selected for all three programs, stipend will be $9,000, and anticipate some participation in departmental planning and organizational investment. Stipend includes travel expenses to program locations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitator of programs designed by BWCA that ensures teens have the opportunity to participate in the lessons of the 60s which are self-expression, social consciousness, cultural engagement, inspiration and empowerment.
  • Supervise participants in programs within the program area as well as throughout our locations as deemed appropriate. Maintain a clean and safe program area(s).
  • Secure, maintain and monitor budget, materials, equipment and other resources belonging to the program area(s).
  • Manage and oversee BWCA program standards as determined for each Project: Identity program objectives.
  • Coordinate with Bethel Woods staff to bring in program partners and consultants who can offer related instruction, support and guidance to Project: Identity teens.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision sessions; participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Participate in program outcome measurement processes and other evaluations programs.
  • Travel between sites and to activities as needed.
  • Other related duties as specified by the Education and Outreach Department.

Required Experience (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Demands)

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • A sense of humor, passion for making a difference in our communities and a love for fun are a must!
  • Direct experience developing and delivering a wide variety of programming and support services for teens/youth with the ability to cultivate and maintain positive, appropriate relationships with youth and families.
  • Technical skillset in, at minimum, one of the following, photography, film, video production, music recording and/or other digital media required.
  • Minimum one year supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously while implementing and insuring organizational mission, vision, and program standards are delivered.
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Use their creativity, flexibility, ingenuity to enhance programs.
  • Must believe that our youth with support and opportunity can make significant differences in their community and world.
  • Knowledge of trends in technology, community service and leadership activities for teens.
  • Flexibility to work pre-determined weekends and weeknights with varying planning and evaluation meetings throughout program timelines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • MS Office and web competency preferred.
  • Must be or become CPR/FA certified.

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 “Project: Identity Teaching Artist - [Your Name]” as the subject:

  • A cover letter that introduces and details your interest in joining us as a teen teaching artist
  • A resume demonstrating experience as both an artist and a teacher
  • A statement describing your belief that our youth, with support and opportunity, can make significant differences in their community and world.
  • 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.

Education Intern Positions

If you are a high school or undergraduate student interested in art, music, writing, acting, or other art forms these internships are for you!

You will experience and support art education programs while learning fun, professional skills for college, or your future career from professional Teaching Artists and Arts Administrators. The Education and Outreach team wishes to take an active role in shaping and inspiring the creative capital of tomorrow, you are exactly what Bethel Woods is looking for! Opportunities will be part-time, project-based, and compensated with stipends.

Saturdays at the Woods High School/Bachelor Internships

Program: Saturdays at the Woods (Spring)

Dates: Every Saturday, starting March 5th until May 21st

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: The Conservatory at Bethel Woods. 597 West Shore Rd, Bethel, NY 12720

Number of Internships available: 4

Stipend Amount: $500

Responsibilities: Each intern will support one Teaching Artist throughout the duration of the program. This will include the sign in and out process before and at the end of program, setup and breakdown of breakfast, and in class support for your assigned Teaching Artist/age group. Must have reliable transportation.

Program: Saturdays at the Woods (Fall)

Dates: Every Saturday, starting September 10th – November 19th

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: The Conservatory at Bethel Woods. 597 West Shore Rd, Bethel, NY 12720

Number of Internships available: 4

Responsibilities: Each intern will support one Teaching Artist throughout the duration of the program. This will include the sign in and out process before and at the end of program. The setup and breakdown of breakfast, as well as, in class support for your assigned Teaching Artist. Must have reliable transportation.

Stipend Amount: $500

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

Please assemble the following materials in an electronic format and send them to [email protected] with “High School/Bachelor Program Intern: [Your Name]” as the subject:

  • A cover letter that introduces and details your interest in joining us as a Bethel Woods High School Intern
  • A resume demonstrating your work experience
  • 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.  
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (phone, email, mailing address)
  • If available, a digital portfolio and/or a link to your professional website that demonstrates your work in your chosen medium 
  • Please be sure your materials above include the following contact information:
    • Applicant name, phone, email, mailing address
    • IF HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANT:  Parent/guardian name, phone, email, mailing address

Bethel Woods High School/Bachelor Program Intern 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.

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

P.L.A.Y. Summer High School/Bachelor Internships

Program: P.L.A.Y.: Music

Dates: Monday – Friday, Starting July 5th- July 29th and Saturday, July 30th for the final performance

Time: 9:00AM-4:00 PM

Location: The Conservatory at Bethel Woods. 597 West Shore Rd, Bethel, NY 12720

Number of Internships available: 2

Stipend Amount: $1000

Responsibilities: Bethel Woods High School Interns will support The New School Teaching Artists, Community Partners and Bethel Woods Education and Outreach Staff with the set up and break down of all meals, sign in and out process with parents and bus routes, overall support in program to help participants be inspired, have fun and create music compositions through collaboration and unique learning opportunities.

Program: P.L.A.Y.: Theater

Dates: Monday – Friday July 25th – August 19th and Saturday, August 20th for the final performance.

Time: 9:00AM-4:00 PM

Location: The Conservatory at Bethel Woods. 597 West Shore Rd, Bethel, NY 12720

Number of Internships available: 2

Stipend Amount: $1000

Responsibilities: Bethel Woods High School Interns will support The New School, Teaching Artists, Community Partners and Bethel Woods Education and Outreach Staff with the set up and break down of all meals, sign in and out process with parents and bus routes, overall support in program to help participants be inspired, have fun and create a devised theater piece through collaboration and unique learning opportunities.

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

Please assemble the following materials in an electronic format and send them to [email protected] with “High School/Bachelor Program Intern: [Your Name]” as the subject:

  • A cover letter that introduces and details your interest in joining us as a Bethel Woods High School Intern
  • A resume demonstrating your work experience
  • 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.  
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (phone, email, mailing address)
  • If available, a digital portfolio and/or a link to your professional website that demonstrates your work in your chosen medium 
  • Please be sure your materials above include the following contact information:
    • Applicant name, phone, email, mailing address
    • IF HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANT:  Parent/guardian name, phone, email, mailing address

Bethel Woods High School/Bachelor Program Intern 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.

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

Seasonal Positions

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.

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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