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

  • Membership Manager

    Supervises day-to-day administrative responsibilities in support of operations associated with Membership, Box Suite sales and fundraising programs. Support functions and programs of the Development department as assigned/needed.

    The Membership Manager plays an integral role in Bethel Woods’ fundraising programs. Coordinate part-time staff and volunteers both in the Development department and at the site in Bethel, NY. 

    Manage Gift Processing (Back Office Function): 
    •    Respond to phone calls and correspondence emails from the general public and Members
    •    Collaborate with outside vendors or designated staff as needed
    •    Ensure the accuracy and organization of Membership files

    Manage Member and Season Box Programs
    •    Process Membership sales, renewals and upgrades
    •    Generate Membership invoices for new and renewing Members
    •    Supervise Membership related functions, document internal procedures and processes to support membership and season box programs
    •    Draft Membership program packages and oversee year-round benefits fulfillment
    •    Plan and create Membership timeline, text, identify constituent base, etc. 
    •    Assure availability of Account Manager functionality, coordinate with TM and Box Office to assure online functions – (create necessary levels, links and assure that payments are received)
    •    Provide input for planning and other budget information as requested 
    •    Supervise appropriate vendor and other relationships related to Membership and Season Box Sales 
    •    Coordinate Membership staffing 

    Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship
    •    Help create strategies for attracting Members/box holders/donors through marketing and personal solicitations
    •    Identify and recommend strategies to solicit new donors 
    •    Facilitate new Membership online, by phone, mail or in person 
    •    Regularly update Members on programs, changes to schedule, etc.
    •    Coordinate assistance from other departments as needed 
    •    Oversee inventory of Member ticket holds for purchase or benefit selection 
    •    Evaluate Membership trends, formulate and implement new strategies and recommendations to increase Membership
    •    Research annual Member gift. Coordinate economical purchase and distribution
    •    Review and make recommendations for Members’ promotional and benefit materials 
    •    In consultation with management, make recommendations for Membership levels/benefits, offer suggestions for the design of Membership materials 
    •    Obtain (survey) and track feedback and report on Member perception/satisfaction 
    •    Oversee fulfillment of all Member benefits

    Acquisition
    •    Actively participate in Member/Season Box prospecting, research, cultivation and solicitation
    •    Recommend communication to past Members, donors and prospects including but not limited to single ticket purchases
    •    Assist in the production of Membership materials
    •    Present new Membership benefits options
    •    Assist with promotional materials and the development section of the Bethel Woods website 
    •    Plan for and support Membership promotions, Member events and other planned activities 

    Ticketing (collaborate with Box Office as necessary)
    •    Process Member ticket requests and other transactions via telephone, mail, fax and email 
    •    Coordinate and implement Member benefit of early ticket purchase (pre-sales)
    •    Assist in determining “Member holds” for both benefit tickets and purchases 
    •    Fulfill, and assign as directed, all house seats, company seats and internal ticketing requests
    •    Reconcile ticket needs/inventory with box office
    •    Train appropriate staff to fulfill Membership Benefits (ticket generation) 

    General Duties
    •    Answering/screening phone calls
    •    Data entry 
    •    Handling incoming/outgoing mail 
    •    Filing 
    •    Written correspondence
    •    Inventory/ordering office supplies
    •    Any other adhoc duties as assigned

           
    Special Requirements
    •    High School degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required 
    •    Ability to provide the highest-quality customer service on a consistent basis 
    •    Ability to work nights and weekends as needed 
    •    Good administrative and organizational skills required
    •    Must be friendly, easy to approach 
    •    Ideal candidate will have experience as office secretary/administration 
    •    Requires excellent PC computer skills including MS Office (word, excel, outlook, and power point) 
    •    Effective team player
    •    Ability to use time effectively and efficiently 
    •    Organized and proactive
    •    Knowledge of Archtics/ticketing systems a plus 
    •    Courteous, considerate and thoughtful 
    •    Excellent listener
    •    Discrete/observe confidentiality 
    •    Written communication skills to donors and other employees
    •    Face-to-face verbal communication skills, with donors and other employees
    •    Telephone verbal communication skills with donors and other employees
    •    Email and internet proficient 
     

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org with "Membership Manager: [Your Name]" as the subject line.

  • Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

    Job Purpose

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) cultural organization, located in Bethel, New York, and on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower individuals through the arts and humanities. Through these disciplines we explore, share and recreate expressions of the human experience, enriching individuals and communities alike.

    Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.

    Duties/Tasks

    EXECUTIVE SUPPORT

    • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing an active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related Meetings.
    • Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected. Provides "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating situations for direct access to the CEO's time and office. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with Board members, and others, on matters related to CEO's programmatic initiatives.
    • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
    • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO's office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
    • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
    • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that aid CEO throughout the day.
    • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-though on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
    • Participates as an adjunct member of the Executive Team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings.

    BOARD SUPPORT AND LIAISON   

    • Serves as the CEO’s administrative liaison to the Bethel Woods board of directors.
    • Coordinates all details of the Board Meetings and gatherings.
    • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members.
    • Distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format.

    SENIOR MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

    • Assist with creation of budget, capital and other presentations.
    • Assists in coordinating the agenda for full staff meetings.
    • Reminds and prompts Senior Staff of deadlines for reports and projects.
    • Assist department heads with other ad hoc duties as needed. 

    SPECIAL PROJECTS:

    • Participates as part of BW Team during events (main stage, festivals, workshops etc.) as needed.
    • Assists the CEO in project development, tracking and execution.
    • Attends functions and meetings as a representative of BW CEO Office.

    The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within an organization that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org with "Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer: [Your Name]" as the subject line.

Internships & Seasonal Positions

  • 2021 Event Staff Application

    Please click here for the application  for seasonal opportunities, including:

    • Parking Attendant
    • Housekeeping
    • Security
    • Usher
    • Ticket Taker
    • Over-night Cleanup
    • Grounds or Facilities
    • Box Office
    • Museum Welcome Desk
    • Production

  • Membership Assistant

    Position Duration: 20-30 hours / week

    Summary:

    The Membership Assistant provides day-to-day administrative support associated with Membership, box sales and fundraising program. 

    Duties/Tasks:

    • Provide professional customer service to Bethel Woods Members, box holders and donors.

    • Administrative functions including but not limited to: filing, data entry, ordering office supplies, handling incoming/outgoing mail, invoicing, etc.

    • Answering and screening phone calls and correspondence emails from Members and the general public.

    • Facilitate and process new Membership sales, renewals and upgrades.

    • Maintain friendly relationships with current Members and donors.

    • Regularly update Members on programs, changes to schedule, etc.

    • Process Member ticket requests and other transactions via telephone, mail, and email.

    • Assist with Membership concert pre-sales and fulfillment of benefits.

    • Attend concerts and events to support Membership/Development.

    • Any other adhoc duties as assigned.

    Special Requirements:

    • Ability to provide the highest-quality customer service on a consistent basis
    • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
    • Good administrative and organizational skills required
    • Requires excellent PC computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
    • Discrete/observe confidentiality
    • Written and verbal communication skills to donors and other employees

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

  • Concert Sales Associate - Retail

    Do you want to be a part of Rock and Roll History? The Bethel Woods Museum Store at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located on the site of the historic 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel NY.

    Our people make us great! Our friendly and enthusiastic sales team help create the best possible shopping experience for our customers. As part of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, one of the premier preforming art centers in the country, our team is expected to engage with guests and create an entertaining, fun, exciting and memorable experience.

    We are looking for a summer team to sell the merchandise for Pavilion stage performers.

     

    Duration: Summer/Fall Part-time (Concert days only).

     Requirements Include:

    • Inventory control of band merchandise before and after concert.

    • The ability to work late hours.

      • A typical concert day is from 2 pm to 12 am. Meals are provided.
    • *Effective communication with customers, coworkers and managers.
    • Comfortable handling all register transactions.
    • Living within the area/have reliable transportation.

    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.

     

    How to apply:

    Please respond to the ad with why you would be a good fit to join our team by sending an email with the subject "Concert Sales Associate - Retail" There is an opportunity for advancement to Museum Store Associate for qualified applicants. 

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.

  • Concert Sales Associate - Retail

    Do you want to be a part of Rock and Roll History? The Bethel Woods Museum Store at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located on the site of the historic 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel NY.

    Our people make us great! Our friendly and enthusiastic sales team help create the best possible shopping experience for our customers. As part of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, one of the premier preforming art centers in the country, our team is expected to engage with guests and create an entertaining, fun, exciting and memorable experience.

    We are looking for a summer team to sell the merchandise for Pavilion stage performers.

     

    Duration: Summer/Fall Part-time (Concert days only).

     Requirements Include:

    • Inventory control of band merchandise before and after concert.

    • The ability to work late hours.

      • A typical concert day is from 2 pm to 12 am. Meals are provided.
    • *Effective communication with customers, coworkers and managers.
    • Comfortable handling all register transactions.
    • Living within the area/have reliable transportation.

    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.

     

    How to apply:

    Please respond to the ad with why you would be a good fit to join our team by sending an email with the subject "Concert Sales Associate - Retail" There is an opportunity for advancement to Museum Store Associate for qualified applicants. 

  • 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!