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Bethel Woods is proud to be known for the exceptional customer service it routinely delivers. This reputation has been built by a passionate and committed staff that believes in the organization's mission, vision, and values.

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

Please see below for a detailed description of current job openings. 

Event Staff Opportunities

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

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

2015 Employment Application

2015 Ovations Application

Full Time Opportunities

Education and Outreach Manager

The Education and Outreach Manager is an integral position within the department of Education & Outreach and is involved with a wide range of educational programs for diverse audiences relating to the content of The Museum of Bethel Woods, which tells the story of the 1960s and the Woodstock festival, and the organization’s vision and mission, which celebrate our identified lessons of the ‘60s: individual expression, heightened cultural engagement and social consciousness, empowerment, and inspiration. This position oversees the implementation and expansion of programs which ensure we are inspiring, educating, and empowering through the arts and humanities for all, including school groups, adult audiences, and youth/teen/family programs. A major focus will be on the development, implementation, and evaluation of educationally sound, inquiry based programming, expanding audience engagement, and collaboratively executing our strategic


This position works within a dynamic team that administers and facilitates broad-reaching educational programs. Work includes implementing and enhancing current programs and creating new programs to help better serve our audiences and deepen the execution of our core strategies with school and family groups, teens/young adults, and adults.

  • Create, implement, monitor, and evaluate educational and outreach programs for diverse audiences
  • Assist with the development of new programs that effectively forward the achievement of our strategic plan
  • Train, mentor and evaluate education volunteers and teaching artists
  • Effective participation in the use of established systems to administer programs and track data
  • Provide departmental support for operational, management, and administrative activities, including deliverables for operational plans, budgets, grant proposals, reports, and marketing
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with teachers, schools, districts, and other education-related groups to increase both school and museum based educational programming
  • Develop meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with select community partners, both organizations and individuals, with whom we can expand the reach of our mission
  • Represent the ideals and culture of the organization in the local, regional, global and virtual communities
  • Perform all clerical, preparatory, and reflective work necessary to execute all programs (communications with participants, including responding to inquiries, preparing invoices, and creating preparatory packets; meetings with BW staff; mailings; communications with education volunteers; evaluation tools etc.).
  • Develop and expand audiences


  • Bachelors Degree in related field (Masters Degree preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Common Core Standards and capacity to authentically design aligned programs
  • Minimum two years of direct teaching experience, either in a classroom, museum or community based setting, with a clear ability to demonstrate skills in classroom management, curriculum design and writing, inquiry based learning and arts integration
  • Fundamental belief in the power of the arts to transform individuals and communities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including comfort speaking in front of various sized groups and interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Aware, empathetic and responsive to the needs of various communities
  • Experience developing digital learning tools is a plus
  • Ideal personal characteristics include:
    • Friendly
    • Organized
    • Collaborative/Team Player
    • Flexible/adaptable
    • Patient
    • Creative
    • Tech-savvy
    • Outgoing
    • Self-starter/capable of working autonomously
    • Reflective
    • Attentive to detail
    • FUN

To apply, send the following to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References/Email, Phone and Mailing contact info
  • Salary History and Requirements



Major Gifts Officer

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

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


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

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

  • Mailing Address: Dr. John Farkas, Chief Development Officer, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, P.O. 222, Liberty, NY, 12754.
  • Email address: jfarkas@bethelwoodscenter.org. 

Internship Opportunities

To apply to any of the below internship opportunities please e-mail hr@bethelwoodscenter.org with your resume and cover letter, indicating which position you are applying for in the subject line. 

Digital Content Production Intern

Available Position:
Digital Content Production Intern
1 Position Available


Internship Duration:
Summer: 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours per week), nights and weekends required as needed


Are you a creative, talented videographer/editor/producer with a passion for visual storytelling and obsession with digital and social media?  

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit cultural organization, is currently seeking a Digital Content Development intern for the summer 2015 term. The intern will act as producer and project manager, creating digital, share-worthy stories, videos, photos and other interactive items from concept to completion.

The intern will document and report on the organization's programs and events; producing high quality, compelling original video and photo content which drives exposure for, and engagement with, our programs and mission. Duties include photography and videography, reporting, conducting interviews, organizing content libraries, obtaining photo releases, photo and video editing.

We’re looking for a creative mind with excellent interpersonal skills and a professional attitude; someone who knows how to tell a story and catch the attention of the audience.

This is a paid internship, reporting to the Marketing Manager.


Job Description:

  • Responsible for end-to-end creation, planning, execution, and post-production of images and video which tell engaging, visual stories about our brand and mission while driving engagement with our website and social media channels
  • Lead and coordinate photo/video shoots for varied projects including documentary style shoots involving our guests, students, employees and performers; programs and performances; and other projects to be determined
  • Together with Marketing Manager, maintain comprehensive editorial calendar to ensure messaging, positioning, events, news, holidays and historic events are captured or acknowledged appropriately
  • Research and develop story ideas
  • Photograph, film and produce video content
  • Organize photographs, videos, and other documentation
  • Collect and organize photo/video release forms
  • Edit photos/videos and prepare for web and digital media
  • Specific projects assigned will vary depending on the dates of the internship. The intern may also work on tasks/projects within other BWCA departments as needed

Demonstrable experience in video production and post-production is required. In this position the intern will have an explicit interest in the arts, youth and history; be currently taking or have recently completed courses in the visual arts/film production/photography; have experience taking and editing photos and video; have strong oral and written communication skills; and be comfortable in front of, and behind the camera.

  • Exceptional video and photography skills
  • Excellent communication skills and in-depth knowledge of digital and social media platforms
  • Must be creative, hardworking and a self starter
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute a shoot to meet project specifications
  • Working knowledge of technical aspects of video production, including lighting, camera set-up and operation 
  • Avid user of Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other popular social media outlets 
  • Must have knowledge and experience in photo and video editing software
  • Storytelling expertise 
  • Strong creative instincts and vision
  • Ability to work under deadlines and appropriately prioritize tasks 
  • Well organized and self-motivated
  • Flexible work schedule (nights and weekends required)
  • Major in Communication, Television/Media Production, Film.Video Production, Photography, or related field is preferred
  • Reliable transportation and valid state drivers license
  • A video application, of not more than 2 minutes is required in addition to a traditional resume.

Marketing Intern

Available Internship:
Marketing/Public Relations
2 Positions Available


Internship Duration:
Summer: 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours per week), nights & weekends required as needed


Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is currently seeking interns for its Marketing and Public Relations Department for the summer 2015 term. Interns will be involved in a variety of tasks designed to maximize the volume of ticket sales, and provide insight to all operational aspects of concert facility management. Interns are encouraged to bring new ideas to the table to expand the reach of marketing efforts. This is a paid internship.


Job Description

  • Assist with establishment and implementation of promotions with media partners that create awareness and ticket sales
  • Assist in book-keeping and vendor invoicing
  • Participation in creation of marketing plans and promotional ideas
  • Managing radio promotions and on-site activity
  • Attend occasional trade shows and regional events to promote the organization
  • Tracking media buys and exposure, trade deals and retail promotions
  • Follow on-line advertising trends and suggest areas for improvement
  • Add events to free events listings on-line
  • Draft promotional articles and artist biographies
  • Handle direct mail projects
  • Assist public relations efforts for entire event schedule and museum
  • Assist day-of-show activities at venue, that may include press coordination, event operations or box office assistance
  • Assist day-of-show activities including radio promotions, broadcasts, meet & greets
  • Assist with day-to day activities of the Marketing Department

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.

  • 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

Marketing Street Team

Available Position:
Marketing Street Team
2 Positions Available


Internship Duration:
Summer: 12 weeks, full-time (up to 40 hours per week), nights & weekends required as needed


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


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

Additional Opportunities

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

Teaching Artist

Human Resource Assistant

A part-time (15-20 hours/week), seasonal position (March-September) is currently available within our Human Resources Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Data entry
  • Answering phones
  • Filing
  • Database maintenance
  • Other tasks as needed and instructed by the Human Resource Manager

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Outgoing personality
  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-starter
  • Highly organized
  • Detail-oriented


  • Computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to humanresources@bethelwoodscenter.org