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.

Full-Time Jobs

  • Senior Director of Finance and Accounting

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is seeking a qualified candidate to lead its accounting and finance department, serving as a senior member of the management team.  Located at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, Bethel Woods offers world-class concerts, festivals, and creative programs.  The cultural center includes an award-winning museum which interprets the legacy of the iconic site and the transformative decade of the 1960s.  Situated on over 900 acres of land in Sullivan County, Bethel Woods is a premier employer in New York’s Hudson Valley.

    The Senior Director of Finance and Accounting is tasked to assist in the formulation of policy and strategy.  Candidates should be adept in financial management, accounting policies, internal controls, GAAP, external reporting and cost accounting.  The position requires impeccable attention to detail and a willingness to roll up sleeves and assist with fundraising, business planning, negotiations and legal matters.

    Background:

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a nonprofit cultural center and museum located at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival.  Situated on over 900 acres of land in Sullivan County, New York, Bethel Woods is the gatekeeper of the historic and transformative decade of the 1960s.  The Center’s offerings include world-class concerts, festivals, exhibitions, and educational programs.

    Job Purpose:

    The Senior Director of Finance and Accounting is responsible for the management of the accounting and financial operations of the Center.

    Special Duties/Tasks:

    • Establish and maintain GAAP-compliant accounting policies and procedures, while monitoring effective internal controls.
    • Direct financial audits and assist with external compliance/regulatory reporting.
    • Ensure timely reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts and routine P&L analysis.
    • Accurate and timely dissemination of financial information and management reports, reviewing variances and initiating corrective actions.
    • Oversee disbursement activities and monitor daily cash flow position.
    • Complies with federal, state and local compliance requirements by studying new and existing legislation and staying abreast of shifting industry standards and trends.
    • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
    • Review expenses and make suggestions to contain costs and review options.
    • Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to the accounting team and others as needed.
    • Oversee the activities of the Accounting and Box Office departments to maximize productivity.
    • Maintenance and management chart of accounts.
    • Provide recommendations for procedural improvements.
    • Preparation and consolidation of departmental budgets.
    • Ensure preparation and submission of complete and accurate financial reports, 990, grants, etc.
    • Act as an integrated, collaborative member of the management team.

    Special Requirements:

    • BS/BA in Finance and/or Accounting.
    • 10 years of accounting or finance experience required; managerial experience preferred.
    • Ability to prepare financial reports and statements.
    • Not-for-profit experience preferred.
    • Must have strong computer skills and advanced Excel skills.
    • Experience in with financial software (Great Plains and Jet Reporting preferred).
    • Must be able to communicate with all levels of the organization.

     

    To apply, please submit an your resume and cover letter to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org with "Senior Director of Finance and Accounting: [Your Name]" as the subject line.

Internships & Seasonal Positions

  • Operations & Events Assistant

    Position Duration: 40 hours/week; June 2021-January 2022.

    Summary:

    The Operations & Events Assistant provides administrative support to the Operations Department, which includes an emphasis on vendor management for multiple festivals, as well as operational support to other events, volunteer management, human resources and more.

    Duties/Tasks:

    • Assist with administrative tasks for the department, including but not limited to, clerical work, research, event development and execution, volunteer management process, etc.
    • Assist with all on-site activations and event logistics, including signage, general set-up/break-down/preparation, vendor management (load-in/out).
    • Administrative functions including but not limited to, record keeping, filing, analysis, invoicing, etc. Including additional functions specifically related to vendor management.
    • Maintain and manage vendor database for all internal festivals.  
    • Responsible for organization of vendor lists, reports, documents and related materials. 
    • Responsible for vendor communications (written and verbal) – including, but no limited to, management of festivals email account, and distribution of day-to-day communications, approvals and rejections, vendor packets, payments, materials, etc.   
    • Responsible for vendor payment processing and related tasks, incl. regulating payment deadlines and reminders.
    • Responsible for management and reconciliation of required documents and permits related to vendors.
    • Manage/assist and maintain vendor placement maps for all festivals.
    • Assist with vendor jurying process.
    • Research, identify and recruit new vendors.
    • Assist with festival reporting for accounting purposes, including event settlement and various reports.
    • Assist with any interdepartmental tasks that may arise (facilities, production, logistics, security, etc.)
    • Aid in the execution of trainings, recognition events, volunteer events and community events as needed.
    • Aid in ordering inventory, creation and distribution of staff and volunteer uniform items and IDs.
    • Attend and fill shifts for understaffed event/volunteer shifts.
    • Handle incoming communications and reply to volunteer inquiries or direct these to other staff as needed
    • Interact with guests, staff, volunteers, and outside individuals in a professional and courteous manner. 
    • Ad hoc duties as assigned.

    Special Requirements:

    • Must be able to lift 40 lbs without assistance.
    • Knowledge of Bethel Woods procedure and policies.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Flexible schedule and ability to work long hours, nights and weekends in conjunction with events.

    To apply, please submit an email with a resume and cover letter to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org with "Operations & Events Assistant: [Your Name]" as the subject line.

  • Brand & Design Internship

    Internship Duration:

    Summer & Fall (approx. July-October): 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.

  • 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!