Bethel Woods is proud to be known for the exceptional customer service it routinely delivers -- a reputation built by a passionate and committed staff that truly believes in our mission, vision, and values.
We are always looking for high-energy, dedicated individuals to join our growing team. Our career openings span from full-time positions to internships and seasonal employment. Find your fit at Bethel Woods.
Current job openings:
Full & Part Time Opportunities
Box Office Assistant Manager
Description: Assists with managing a box office operation for a large cultural arts center by providing office support; following procedures; monitoring quality standards; and ensuring applicable local, state and federal regulations are followed while under the supervision of the box office anager.
- Oversees Box Office staff by handling scheduling, training, payroll reporting, season evaluations, and providing continual motivation
- Sells and supervises the sales of tickets
- Accounts for all ticket sales in accordance with rules and regulations, utilizing sound accounting practices
- Handles customer relations at the ticket windows and over the phone, maintaining good public relations with patrons
- Assists the director of ticketing in event creation and maintenance
- Assists with the annual archiving of Archtics database
- Creates, maintains and troubleshoots all events on Access Manager to ensure ticket scanning ooperation runs efficiently
- Obtains as much customer data as possible without hindering speed of service
- Maintains the box office environment as a respectful, enthusiastic, positive and friendly workplace
- Maintains ATM machines, including reports and reconciliation
- Manages Museum lobby during off season, including routine check of exhibits and guest book
- Computer skills are a must, with knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Associates degree or higher in accounting, business or related field
- Good interpersonal skills
- Must be willing to work irregular and flexible hours
- Able to handle stressful situations and a fast-paced environment
- Able to follow written and oral instructions
- Must be detail-oriented with strong follow-up skills
- Must possess good organizational skills with ability to multi-task
- Must be high energy, resilient, adaptable with a passion for excellence
- 2-3 years of experience in accounting procedures preffered
To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
The Gift Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts in this young, not-for-profit organization. The Gift Officer will work as part of the Development team and will assist the Chief Development Officer in carrying out the designated duties and responsibilities of the Center’s strategic development plan. The Gift Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of prospects, conducting face-to-face meetings with prospects, and scheduling a designated number of qualified visits monthly for the purpose of field research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
The Gift Officer will work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop and implement strategy for individual and/or corporate major gift cultivation and solicitation. This includes: relationship management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors), monitoring and reporting progress toward goals, helping build a planned giving program, and coordinating personal prospect research (identifying and quantifying donors).The Gift Officer will approach donors for contributions on an annual basis in support of the educational, community outreach, and museum programs associated with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. In addition, the Gift Officer will work closely with the Director of Development to support the annual appeal, special campaigns, and the donor recognition program.
- Bachelor's degree required
- 3-5 years of fundraising experience
- The successful candidate must possess the ability to articulate the role of a not-for-profit cultural arts organization
- Proven success in major gift cultivation and solicitation, working with volunteers, and building donor relations
- Experience in prospect research
- Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills capable of establishing relationships with donors and potential donors to Bethel Woods
- Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a member of a team, as well as work independently, to accomplish goals to reach and exceed established benchmarks
- Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer
To apply: Email or mail resume, cover letter, a list of three references, and three examples of successful grant writing proposals to:
- Mailing Address: Dr. John Farkas, Chief Development Officer, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, P.O. 222, Liberty, NY, 12754.
- Email address: [email protected].
Manager of Financial Reporting
Reporting directly to the CFO, the manager of financial reporting oversees the production and review of Bethel Woods monthly and annual financial reporting which includes information to management, trustee and any external constituents. The Manager of Financial Reporting supervises the annual audits of our financial statements and company-wide budgeting process.
Responsibilities also include compliance reporting such as sales tax, IRS Form 990 filings, insurance and state charities bureaus. The role also provides expertise and support with artist settlement payments during performances, special projects and research of accounting issues impacting transactions or accounting treatment for financial reporting.
- BS degree in accounting or equivalent
- CPA and/or public accounting experience preferred
- General ledger and reporting package experience
- Significant managment and technical accounting experience including research and implementation
- Experience should include consolidations and financial statement preparation with emphassis on generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP")
- Ability to deliver high quality results
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
Required experience: Accounting 5 years
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Manager of the Volunteer Department
Description: Reporting directly to the CEO, the Manager of the Volunteer Department is responsible for meeting the organization’s overall goal of attracting, training and supporting community members interested in donating to the mission of Bethel Woods through volunteer service.
- Direct all activities of the Volunteer Program including recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling to assist in meeting the organizations’ staffing needs
- Schedule and manage all activities for volunteers for Museum; concerts and events including educational, community, Event Gallery, etc.; Harvest Festival; Administration
- Maintain volunteer records, prepare program, operational and budget reports, and present to management as direct
- Prepare annual budget, track expenditures and ensure they are within budget
- Position requires at least an Associate or undergraduate degree in volunteer management or related field or 3 years actual work experience leading a volunteer program in a non-profit organization
- Strong judge of character
- Leadership experience
- Conflict management skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Detail-oriented and organized
- Experience developing and implementing project plans
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team
- Familiar with diverse technologies and software
- Ability to connect and build relationships with diverse types of organizations: schools, businesses, government, faith organizations, etc
- Position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work evenings and weekends
- Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and its products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Additional skills that are highly valued include:
- Knowledge of volunteerism and volunteer management practices
- Public speaking/Facilitation skills
- Marketing/Public Relations
- Program management, including budgeting and financial oversight
- Supervisory experience
Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
A support role, the maintenance apprentice will provide necessary assistance to the maintenance staff by establishing, maintaining, and improving the planning and scheduling processes.
- Upholds safety, health, and environmental procedures by communicating directly with and supporting the Human Resources Department to ensure OSHA compliance
- Maintains Computerized Maintenance Management System (EMAINT). This includes the managing and tracking of work orders, back log, spare parts, and maintenance history of equipment and makes recommendations on manpower allocation, levels, and overtime needs
- Enters invoices and open purchase orders to into EMAINT and ensures the expenses are allocated properly
- Works with accounting to insure open invoices are processed in a timely manner
- Provides support labor to the Facilities Team during the busier times of the year. (i.e. setting up the site for opening day)Ensures maintenance personnel update and close each work order when completed
- Initiates and implements planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance
- Reviews master calendar and coordinates staff to ensure successful and efficient event operations support is provided
- Maximizes resources by identifying and ordering parts, materials, and or special tools. Helps coordinate external services/rentals
- Ensures proper insurance information is up to date on all outside contractors
- Prepares reports, collects and analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving facilities operations and solving maintenance-related and operation-related problems
- Supports the Director of Facilities in the development and implementation of planned shutdown and other continuous improvement projects
- Personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities
- Maintenance planning, scheduling, and supervisory experience preferred
- Strong troubleshooting and problem solving required
- Computer skills are a must, with knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- Must have the ability to work effectively with computerized maintenance management system (EMAINT) and instruct others on its operation.
- Ability to accept and respond to changes and challenges in a positive manner
- Ability to work in a diverse team environment that includes interactions with technical staff, administrative staff, summer staff, senior management, and contractors.
- Must posess diplomatic approach to situations and command trust and respect from peers
- Must posess effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex topics in a concise manner
- Ability to build relationships between functional departments and lead a project team when necessary
- Demonstrated capability to analyze problems and provide accurate solutions
- Demonstrated skills in time management and managing multiple priorities
- Critical thinking skills and ability to constructively resolve conflicts
- High energy, resilience, adaptability, and a passion for excellence
- Broad understanding of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages, and customer value
- Must be able to work extended hours, weekends as needed, especially during events or when problems occur and/or when deadlines must be met
Interested applicants, should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Grounds Maintenance Person
Full-time seasonal openings for experienced landscape maintenance workers currently available. Candidates must have clean driving record & minimum of two years experience in mowing and other lawn care operations.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is seeking a dependable, mature and experienced part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) housekeeper.
- General housekeeping duties including dusting, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash and cleaning windows
For more information on alternative employement opportunities with our Education and Outreach Department, please click the opportunity below:
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:
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