Employment Opportunities at Bethel Woods

Our career openings span from full-time positions to internships and seasonal employment.

job opportunities at Bethel Woods

We’re always looking for high-energy individuals to join our team of dedicated professionals - made up of individuals who truly believe in our mission, vision, and values.

Check out our open positions below. We look forward to learning more about you!

Bethel Woods Hiring Policy

If selected to join us, all staff hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and background check. The extent of the background check will be dependent on the position you are being hired for.

Internships

  • Brand & Design Internship

    Internship Duration:

    Summer & Fall: 20 weeks, full-time (40 hours per week)

    Summary:

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is currently seeking an intern for its Marketing, Communications & Live Events Department for the summer and fall 2021 term. The intern will be involved in a variety of tasks to support all marketing and communications aspects of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts organization with a specific focus on graphic design. This is a paid, in-office internship.

    Job Description:

    • Assist with creative projects that are assigned
    • Develop creative and communication materials for any and all campaigns
    • Create designs for marketing/sales collateral (brochures, banners, digital pdf’s and ads, etc.
    • Create branding and design for digital and print
    • Assist with day-to day activities of the Marketing Department
    • Responsible for 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
    • Edit photos/videos and prepare for web and digital media
    • Participation in creation of marketing plans and promotional ideas
    • Assist day-of-event activities at venue, that may include press coordination, event operations or box office assistance
    • Work with outside vendors to order printed materials.
    • Maintain and enforce consistent and overall branding/aesthetics for the organization as laid out in the official brand guidelines.

    Requirements:

    The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate (spring 2021) with a major in graphic design or related field. They will possess a self-motivated, hardworking, and team-player attitude. They will have an interest in the arts, youth and history; have experience taking and editing photos and video; and have strong oral and written communication skills.

    • BA/BS in Design, Graphic Design , Marketing, Media or Communications
    • Strong computer and current technology skills
    • Proficient in Adobe suite: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Knowledge of video editing and experience using Adobe Premier Pro
    • Excellent communication skills
    • A strong eye for visual composition
    • In-depth knowledge of digital and social media platforms
    • High level file organization
    • Self-starter and ability to run projects with little direction
    • Ability to work with existing concepts and style guides to execute designs
    • Ability to take a project from the concept phase through production
    • Can manage fast turnarounds and multiple projects at the same time
    • Possess excellent problem solving skills for technology/creative solutions
    • Must be able to work well with others as part of a team, as well as work independently
    • Must be able to prioritize projects and meet critical deadlines
    • Experience using large format printer strongly encouraged
    • Please note: Applicants may be required to satisfactorily pass a drug screen and/or background check as part of the hiring process

    To apply, please submit an email to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org with "Brand & Design Internship: [Your Name]" as the subject line.

    In addition to a resume and cover letter, please submit a portfolio of work.

Seasonal Positions

  • 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 2021 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.
    • Please note: Applicants may be required to satisfactorily pass a drug screen and/or background check as part of the hiring process.

    To apply. please click here.

Part-Time Positions

  • Project Based 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 education@bethelwoodscenter.org 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)
    • Please note: Applicants may be required to satisfactorily pass a drug screen and/or background check as part of the hiring process

    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.

  • Museum Sales Associate - Retail

    Are you a hippie at heart? The Bindy Bazaar Museum Shop is looking for full and part-time sales associates. Attached to The Museum at Bethel Woods, the shop features products inspired by the '60s with a contemporary flair.

    The Museum Shop has two locations on the site and needs sales associates for both indoor retail as well as our outdoor museum store venue. The outdoor retail venue is only open on concert nights and during festivals.

    In addition to competitive pay we offer all employees a 30% store discount on all store merchandise as well as an end of year bonus.

    Position Preferences/Requirements:

    • Must be able to work flexible schedule, weekends and evenings, including concert nights.
    • Keep store well organized, merchandised and stocked throughout the day.
    • Comfortable using POS System to finalize sales, handling cash and credit cards.
    • Must be able to proactively intercept and engage with customers. Must learn and have knowledge of all store products while effectively communicating product features to customers.
    • Have an interest in Woodstock history, music, and museum history and/or a willingness to learn.
    • Must be outgoing, positive and friendly towards customers, team members and venue staff.
    • Outdoor Retail Store sales may require late hours, but has a later start time. This position also requires set up and breakdown before and after every concert. May require some lifting. Candidates for this position must enjoy working outdoors and in a fast paced environment.
    • Looking to hire immediately.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • 1+ years’ retail sales experience including cash handling, merchandising skills and customer service experience preferred
    • High school diploma/GED required
    • High-energy, friendly personality, self motivated
    • Keep selling floor stocked and in a neat and orderly fashion at all times
    • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
    • Willing to work a flexible schedule of days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
    • Able to stand for an 8-hour shift
    • Must be reliable and have own transportation
    • References required
    • Please note: Applicants may be required to satisfactorily pass a drug screen and/or background check as part of the hiring process

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour

    COVID-19 Considerations:
    All customers are required to wear masks, Sanitizing stations throughout the store and museum, limited customers allowed in store, Shields at register, PPE provided.

    To Apply: Please send a resume and list of references to joan@skyretailpartners.com with the subject line "Museum Sales Associate - Retail: [Your Name]"

Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers lend their time and talent in The Museum, at programs, and during concerts.  Discover more about what it means to volunteer at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and join our community today!