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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

Chief Development Officer

Position Title: Chief Development Officer Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Job Summary: Fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Assures that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. Leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization.

Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition. Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

This position reports to the CEO and serves as a part of the senior management team

Qualifications

  • Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills, marketing and financial management, values clarification, organizational behavior and development, and governance. The position requires demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions. The individual is expected to be a highly competent enabler of volunteers and staff.
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and, development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting. The individual is also experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with computer systems is necessary. The amount of knowledge required would typically be acquired in a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years fundraising experience in a professional position

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter 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.

Director of Live Events

The Director of Live Events is responsible for managing live event talent acquisition, marketing and promotion for concerts and festivals in partnership with Senior Management, the Marketing team, and our booking partners.

This role works directly with the Sr. Director or Marketing, Communications & Events, Senior Management, Live Nation and other promoters, talent agents, artist management and public relations professionals to develop proformas, booking recommendations, and marketing plans for approval by senior management.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Development and execution of strategic plan for increasing attendance, revenue and audience engagement for Bethel Woods events
  • Identify and develop new revenue opportunities for live events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with agents and managers in order to drive awareness and attract talent to Bethel Woods venues as well as with regional venues, and field inbound inquiries and make recommendations to Sr. Leadership
  • Maintain consistent communication with booking partners, artist representatives and venue production team
  • Develop a strong understanding of the local market and monitor competitive programming on an ongoing basis
  • Compile research, projections, reports and develop P&Ls and recommendations considering financials, risk, estimated attendance, ticket price, tour history, radio/online activity and market demand for booking opportunities across Bethel Woods’ event spaces
  • Work closely with the Box Office and Ticketmaster on set up, pre/on-sale, seating configurations, holds, distribution, etc;
  • Build ticket with correct data: artist billing, sponsors, ticket price, etc.; and manage master calendar
  • Monitor ticket sales and track information on sales, pricing strategies, and pacing prepare recommendations to meet and exceed revenue goals in partnership with booking partners
  • Work with accounting and production to process artist contracts, deposits, riders, etc
  • Ensure quality, timeliness and accuracy of all event information on our digital and social media platforms and ticketing system
  • Compile and maintain current data on event sales statistics, including geographical targeting, demographics and sales patterns
  • Direct the development and execution of event marketing campaigns for all Bethel Woods concerts and festivals, including but not limited to owned media, advertising and promotions, media buying, publicity, commercial production, street team and distribution
  • Attend all concerts and festivals, and oversee programming and marketing activities including settlement, radio promotion, will-call, settlement, meet & greets, etc
  • Prepare comprehensive marketing summaries and reports on campaign effectiveness
  • Direct and implement audience research; analyze and report on opportunities, trends, etc and provide strategic recommendations
  • Work with Senior Director in development of annual/strategic marketing plan and budgets

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3 years of related professional work experience required
  • BA/BS in a related field of study required
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Windows and MS Office programs, Explorer, Outlook, PowerPoint, Ticketmaster ReportPro, Archtics and tmMessenger/tmOne required
  • Must possess strong time management and organizational skills, handling multiple time sensitive projects and tasks on deadline in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to compile and report on data
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to take project ownership and supervise support staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter 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.

Intern Positions

Arts and Humanities Internship

Intern Duration:

Summer: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Summary:

The Arts and Humanities Department (A&H) works as a bridge from our historic place in history as the original site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair to our learning community of today.  We strive to engage audiences of all ages in rigorous learning that motivates each person to take action here at Bethel Woods, in their own communities, and beyond. The Arts and Humanities intern will work as integral part of our team and partake in school programming, collaborative community art making and more.

Job Description:

Develop an integrated understanding of our scope of programming and recognize how it supports our core strategies

  • Target, in collaboration with the A&H team, an area to focus on that ensures both the intern and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has an experience that ultimately rewards both parties with a valued experience and repertoire of tangible deliverables.  Possible areas include:
    • Curriculum Development
    • Evaluation and Assessment
    • Administration
    • Program Support
  • Assist with the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of A&H programs as needed
  • Assist team members in program development, including but not limited to research and brainstorming
  • Assist in the day-to-day activities of the A&H team and the Sr. Director of Arts and Humanities
  • Maintain a biweekly log that clearly documents your experiences and accomplishments while interning at Bethel Woods
  • Participate as an enthusiastic member of the organization’s “One Team”
  • Represent the ideals and culture of the organization in the local, regional, global and virtual communities

Requirements:

  • Fundamental belief in the power of the arts to transform individuals and communities
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Notably reliable and a professional with pleasant public demeanor
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.); Technologically sound
  • Flexible schedule (nights and weekends typically required)
  • Ideal personal characteristics include
    • Friendly
    • Organized
    • Attentive to Details
    • Collaborative/Team Player
  • Flexible/adaptable
  • Self-motivated
  • Patient
  • Creative
  • Reflective
  • FUN !

Potential projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Community Art Making:  Built on pilot programming in 2015, we look to continue offering ways in which alumni and nostalgic visitors alike can return Woodstock Music and Art Fair Anniversary weekend (Aug 12-13, 2017) and truly create through community. 
  • Explore the ‘60s: Refining field trip based programming that drills down into a specific area of interest from the ‘60s that retains relevance today:  We do this through a three module experience (pre visit, visit, post visit.  Intern will spend time adapting the Traveling Trunks for more accessible use in the classroom and building an Explore the ‘60s program for K-1st grade.  Our overarching focus is on arts programming that is multi-disciplinary and provides continual learning about the lessons of the 1960s: individual expression, social responsibility, cultural engagement, empowerment and creativity, and their relevance today.
  • Program Planning and Development: Our programming has rich roots upon which we continue to grow and stretch!  From expanding our adult program offerings to building program elements that will grow through 2019 into an historic 50th anniversary celebration of the historic experience that took place on our grounds in 1969, we welcome participation in the conception, execution and evaluation of our work.

To apply for Internship with the Arts and Humanities department at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts please assemble the following materials in an electronic format and send them to [email protected] with “A&H Internship: [Your Name]” as the subject:

  • A cover letter that introduces and details your interest in joining us as a graduate level intern
  • A resume
  • Previous work or concept inspired by project possibilities listed above.
  • Contact information (phone, email, mailing address) for three references and your relationship to them
  • A digital portfolio and/or a link to your professional website that demonstrates your work (if available)

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

Part-Time Positions

Concert Retail Associate

The Bethel Woods Museum Store at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival is looking for energetic, outgoing people to join our summer concert retail sales team. This is a perfect job for returning College Students and Teachers on Summer Break.  This position is on concert days only. There are currently 25 concert days scheduled for 2017.

Requirements of the job include:

 

  • Inventory control of band merchandise before and after concert.
  • The ability to work late hours. A typical concert day is from 1pm to 1 am. Meals are provided.
  • Effective communication with customers, coworkers and managers.
  • Comfortable handling all register transactions.

The top applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to stay calm in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as lifting and standing for extended periods.
  • Consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Flexibility in scheduling.
  • Previous retail experience preferred.
  • Highly organized.

All applicants must live in the area during the summer season and provide their own transportation. Please respond to the ad with why you would be a good fit to join our team. There is an opportunity for advancement to Museum Store Associate for qualified applicants.

Please submit resume with recommendations to: [email protected]

High School Internship

Internship Duration: September 9 to November 25

Stipend provided.

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.

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

Street Team

Duration: Summer: 12 weeks, full-time (up to 40 hours per week)

Summary: To represent Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and its entities in a professional and informed manor.  Generate awareness for Bethel Woods, the Museum at Bethel Woods, the Festivals at Bethel Woods, and other events. The Street Team will serve as diplomats of Bethel Woods to educate people about our mission, education programs, concerts and events. The Bethel Woods Stream Team are also encouraged to bring new ideas to the table to expand the reach of marketing efforts. This is a paid position.

Job Description

  • To be knowledgeable about the mission, benefits and activities of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
  • Distribute collateral materials at places often visited in community (Restaurants, Clubs, Events, Businesses, etc.).
  • To relate individual, group, or personal interest with activities, events and programs at Bethel Woods.
  • Be prepared to speak to people about Bethel Woods, and have knowledge of events, dates and times on hand at all times.
  • Submit report (Marketing Department will supply) of all places collateral materials were distributed and any observation.
  • Assist the Marketing Department in day-of-show activities at venue as needed. This may include press coordination, event operations, box office assistance, radio promotions, broadcast, meet & greets

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess a self-motivated, hardworking, and team-player attitude with a desire to excel in the concert, entertainment, museum marketing industry or related business. Be willing to accept flexible assignments in the community as needed. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Proficient use of internet for work and research related tasks
  • Flexible work schedule (nights and weekends required)
  • Marketing, Public Relations, Business, Communications majors preferred
  • Reliable transportation and valid state drivers license
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office -  Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Explorer
  • Please note: Employment is predicated upon a pre-employment drug screening

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

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.

Seasonal Positions

Event Security

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is looking to expand its Seasonal Event Security Staff for the upcoming 2017 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 3 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 becoming a New York State Certified Security Guard as we will be licensed proprietary Security Guard Training School for the 2017 Season.

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.

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.

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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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.

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

2017 Event Staff Application

2017 Spectra Food Service Application

*Please download and save as LastName_FirstName_BW.pdf

Spectra Food Service Positions

Cashier

The Concessions Cashier is responsible for greeting guests in a pleasant manner while filling food and beverage orders. The Attendant will operate the Point of Sale system/cash register and collect money for purchased food and beverage items. The Concessions Attendant must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for greeting guests and taking orders for food and beverage products.
  • Responsible for accurately ringing up guest orders on register.
  • Responsible for preparing simple foods and beverages utilizing the company recipes and portion standards. Maintain the highest quality standards and portion consistency.
  • Responsible for accepting payment from guests and making change as necessary.
  • Responsible for keeping the work area and surroundings clean using sanitation standards.
  • Responsible for memorizing the product menu available at each concession location.
  • Assist in clean up and break down of the concession area at the end of the event.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.
  • Additional duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor and/or Spectra management staff for the successful outcome of an event or customer service situation.

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.
  • Ability to calculate basic math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages) as they relate to POS cash/credit transactions, cash reconciliation and product inventory.

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

Spectra Food Services
P.O. Box 223

Bethel, NY 12720

Catering Server

The Catering Server is the person guests see when attending one of our more upscale events, working in our VIP section or working in our Inseat section at concerts. The Catering Server must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Server is responsible for serving guests in the venue dining areas at catering/inseat/suite areas.
  • Wait staff must be personable and able to work in an ever-changing fast-paced environment.
  • The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.
  • Responsible for serving meals to guests or replenishing food to the buffet line/suite.
  • Responsible for serving beverages to guests including alcoholic beverages, if over 18, Must check guest's ID to verify minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
  • Responsible for observing guests to respond to any additional requests and determine when the meal has been completed.
  • Responsible for refilling salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiments and napkins. * Responsible for replacing tableware and linens as necessary.
  • Responsible setting up banquet functions including linens, dishware, glassware and silverware.
  • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.
  • Additional duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor and/or management staff for the successful outcome of an event or customer service situation.

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.
  • Ability to calculate basic math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages) as related to cash/credit transactions and cash reconciliation.

 

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

Spectra Food Services
P.O. Box 223

Bethel, NY 12720

Concessions Runner

The Concessions Runner is responsible for greeting guests in a pleasant manner while filling food and beverage orders. The Concessions Runner must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for greeting guests and taking orders for food and beverage products.
  • Responsible for preparing simple foods and beverages utilizing the company recipes and portion standards. Maintain the highest quality standards and portion consistency.
  • Responsible for keeping the work area and surroundings clean using sanitation standards.
  • Responsible for memorizing the product menu available at each concession location.
  • Assist in clean up and break down of the concession area at the end of the event.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.
  • Additional duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor and/or Spectra management staff for the successful outcome of an event or customer service situation.

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.

If under 18, must possess valid working papers.

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

Spectra Food Services
P.O. Box 223

Bethel, NY 12720

Kitchen Cook

The Kitchen Cook is responsible for preparing foods to be served to guests throughout the venue. The Kitchen Cook will often have direct contact with the public working in areas such as a buffet line slicing meats or preparing dishes to order. The Kitchen Cook must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for providing high quality, fresh food products in a timely manner for delivery to guests.
  • Prepares hot and cold foods following company recipes and portioning requirements.
  • Participates as a team player with specific responsibilities as related to preparation, excellent service and delivery of product.
  • Responsible for reporting any maintenance required for kitchen equipment.
  • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Responsible for observing and testing foods to ensure proper cooking.
  • Responsible for portioning, arranging and garnishing food plates for delivery to guests.
  • Responsible for consulting with Executive Chef, Sous Chef or Kitchen Supervisor to plan menus and estimate expected food consumption.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Able to operate standard kitchen equipment to including the broiler, steamer, convection oven, mixer, meat slicer and chef knife.
  • 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.

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

Spectra Food Services
P.O. Box 223

Bethel, NY 12720

Concessions Cook

The Concession Cook is responsible for preparing concession menu items utilizing cooking equipment in a fast-paced environment. The Concession Cook must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction. Portion control, food waste and sanitation are additional areas that the Concession Cook must be aware of while operating in the concession stand. The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for cooking and packaging food product which is prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
  • Receives verbal orders from the front counter staff for food product requirements for guest orders.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality and production standards on all menu items. Food must be fresh and of high quality when served to the guests.
  • Responsible for portion control and serving temperatures of all products served in the concession stand.
  • Responsible for cleaning, stocking and restocking of workstations and displays.
  • Responsible for operating large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and ovens.
  • Ensures that all work areas and equipment are clean, food products are properly stored, utensils are clean and put away and floor is swept and mopped at end of shift. The Concession Cook must be checked out before ending the shift by the Floor Supervisor to ensure the concession stand meets cleanliness standards.
  • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of equipment such as the cleaning and changing of oil in fryers.
  • 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.

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

Spectra Food Services
P.O. Box 223

Bethel, NY 12720

Warehouse Worker

The Warehouse Worker is responsible for loading, unloading tracking and storing goods in a busy warehouse setting. The Warehouse Worker will be responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of food, beverage and paper stock throughout the venue, conducting inventory counts and maintaining the warehouse including sweeping, mopping, organizing storage areas and tracking product. Warehouse workers will also be required to work other F&B areas when needed. Warehouse workers must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for distributing and safeguarding all concession equipment. Ensures all equipment is maintained and working properly.
  • Assists Warehouse Supervisor and Concessions Manager in inventory control and physical monthly inventories.
  • Responsible for setting up and stocking all stands, bars and portable locations. Attention to detail including company standards of inventory control, sanitation, presentation and quality is required at all times.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of all concession stands by removing all trash and recyclables.
  • Responsible for rotating food products during the stocking process to ensure the freshest products are being served to guests.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of the warehouse including sweeping, mopping, organizing storage areas and cleaning commissary dishes.
  • Required to be familiar with all food, beverage and paper product supplies at the facility.
  • 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.

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

Spectra Food Services
P.O. Box 223

Bethel, NY 12720

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