Employment Opportunities at Bethel Woods

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN BETHEL WOODS

We’re always looking for high-energy individuals to join our team of dedicated professionals. Check out our open positions below and follow the instructions within.  However, if you don’t see a specific position of interest yet you feel like this is the place for you, submit a resume and cover letter via email with the subject line "#READYTOWORK [Your Last Name]."

HIRING POLICY

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

Part-Time Positions

  • Project Based Teaching Artist

    INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEACHING ARTIST? Attend our Open House on November 10! Learn more here.

     

    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.

  • Box Office Staff

    Bethel Woods Staff are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for all Bethel Woods guests, staff, and volunteers. We are seeking friendly individuals with strong attention to detail. We welcome candidates who have solid organizational skills, a reliable work ethic and customer service skills.

    Bethel Woods Box Office and Welcome Desk staff are responsible for:

    - effectively using and understanding our point of sales system

    - being accountable for cash taken in and making sure the bank is always balanced

    - being an ambassador for Bethel Woods and all it has to offer when interacting with guests

    - providing assistance and guidance to guests; informing guests of Bethel Woods; policies and procedures, and reporting misconduct; and respond promptly to requests.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    - Ability to interact and communicate effectively with guests.

    - Ability to interact with the public in a direct and professional manner.

    - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

    - Ability to work accurately with attention to detail in crowded environments.

    - Ability to continuously stand or walk.

     

    Quality Standards:
    Quality is meeting and/or exceeding our customers 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.

     

    To apply, please email a resume to hr@bethelwoodscenter.org with “Box Office Staff: [Your Name]” as the subject:If selected to join us, all Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Seasonal Employees hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and an extensive background check. 

  • Museum Shop 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]"

Food Service Positions

  • Bartender

    The Bartender is responsible for the service of all beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. They must be personable, professional and able to work in an ever changing fast-paced environment. The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

    Responsibilities

    • Must demonstrate ability to meet the company standard for excellent in the areas of guest service, interaction with co-workers and uniform standards.
    • Follow the bar pre-shift notes and bar menus and provide service as described.
    • Serve alcoholic beverages following all proper procedures for serving alcoholic drinks including state/federal regulations pertaining to the distribution of alcohol.
    • Responsible to learn or have knowledge of various beer, wine varieties & spirits available, and be able to learn to suggestively upsell products to guests.
    • Must pour drinks responsibly in accordance with company standards for serving size.
    • Must check guest’s ID in accordance with state/federal regulations to verify minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
    • Must communicate a cut-off to a guest as required.
    • Listening and responding to any customer requests or concerns.
    • Bartenders are expected to de-escalate intoxicated guest situations. If a guest becomes confrontational, belligerent, or uses extreme profanity, the bartender may contact management or security as required.
    • Contact a management member if he/she is unable to resolve or make a decision beyond the scope of standard decision-making.
    • Request additional product or restock product as required
    • Ability to handle cash accurately is required. Employee is responsible for issued bank at his/her bar.
    • Maintains clean and sanitary work station at all times. Ensures bar equipment is clean & well maintained.
    • Other duties as assigned such as set-up and breakdown of bar equipment as required and assisting with organization of the cooler

    Qualifications

    • Six months or more experience bartending or bartending school preferred.
    • Accurate cash handling skills.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to be self-directed while working in a team-oriented environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and long hours.

     

    INTELLECTUAL/SOCIAL, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Intellectual/Social demands:

    While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently communicating with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business like and respectful manner. Required to constantly multi-task between two or more tasks and prioritize between these tasks while working under time limits in moderate to high pressure situations. This position requires constant attention to details following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Position requires frequent ability to work on a task independently and frequently work as a part of a team for a variety of tasks. Ability to learn proper techniques for serving alcoholic beverages. Ability to speak and read in English at an intermediate level. Ability to handle cash with accuracy and responsibly. This includes ability to calculate basic math functions including addition and subtraction, calculations of percentages.

    Physical demands:

    While performing duties of the job, the employee will constantly be required to grasp, fingering manipulation of product, feel. Employee will frequently push & lift food product and supplies. Frequently requires employee to pull, climb, stoop, kneel to push carts of supplies. Vision requires ability to constantly adjust focus and close vision to read instructions. Ability to frequently hear communication of others is a loud eventenvironment.Constantstanding,walkingandmovingaboutalargeeventfacilityisrequired. Ability to lift 50 pounds, and push carts of product up to 150 pounds.

    Work environment:

    The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors. Exposure to loud environment including frequently communicating with guests in a loud environment, working in crowded workspaces and in crowded events with 1000 guests or more. Exposure to potentially intoxicated guests. Employees will frequently work on tasks independently or on small teams.​

    To begin the process, interested applicants should email sjackson01@legends.net.

  • Cashier

    The Cashier prepares and serves concession items to guests. Prepares and pours beverages and serves them to guests. Ensures quality of food presentation. Utilizes a cash register and accepts payment. Must be able to maintain excellent attendance in accordance with the attendance policy.

    Essential Job Functions (including to but not limited to):

    • Conduct the cash register sales by entering the orders and completing the transaction.
    • Responsible for maintaining stock and supply levels, and communicating to the Concessions Stand Manger of low stock items.
    • Listening and responding to customer requests or concerns
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized work space including but not limited to disposal of garbage & cleaning dishes.
    • Serve beverages to guests including alcoholic beverages responsibly. Must check guest’s ID in accordance with state/federal regulations to verify minimum age requirement for purchase of alcoholic beverages.
    • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Must be 18 or over
    • Three or more months’ experience in food service industry preferred
    • Previous cash handling experience preferred.
    • Ability to learn to handle cash and learn to operate a cash register and corresponding system
    • Excellent interpersonal skills & a friendly, positive attitude with co-workers, managers, volunteers & guests.

    To begin the process, interested applicants should email sjackson01@legends.net.

  • Catering Worker

    The Catering Worker is responsible for the set-up, execution, and breakdown of events. The Catering Worker must be personable, professional, adaptable, and able to work in an ever changing fast-paced environment. The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

    Essential Job Functions (including to but not limited to):

    • Set up of catering service according to client/customer requests and banquet event orders
    • Serves food and beverage to guests
    • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of food service areas during event
    • Replenishes food and beverage product during event
    • Breaks down and cleans food service areas and equipment post event; returns equipment to proper storage area
    • Provides excellent customer service, anticipating guests’ needs
    • Maintains a positive attitude towards guests, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.
    • Adheres to safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation
    • Ensures security of company assets
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager

    Qualifications:

    • Previous experience as a server in or food service role preferred
    • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
    • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
    • Working knowledge of food safety principles and procedures
    • Must be able to obtain a food safety certification
    • Requires constant standing and walking
    • Requires frequent lifting of up to 25 lbs.
    • Requires occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
    • Must be available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

    To begin the process, interested applicants should email sjackson01@legends.net

  • Concession Worker

    The Concessions Worker prepares and serves concession items to guests. Prepares and pours beverages and serves them to guests. Ensures quality of food presentation. Utilizes a cash register and accepts payment. Must be able to maintain excellent attendance in accordance with the attendance policy.

    Essential Job Functions (including to but not limited to):

    • Conduct the cash register sales by taking orders, building orders, and completing the transaction.
    • Ability to build orders, prepare food, and knowledge in all areas of concessions operations.
    • Responsible for maintaining stock and supply levels and communicating to the Concessions Stand Manger of low stock items.
    • Listening and responding to customer requests or concerns
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized workspace including but not limited to disposal of garbage & cleaning dishes.
    • Serve beverages to guests including alcoholic beverages responsibly. Must check guest’s ID in accordance with state/federal regulations to verify minimum age requirement for purchase of alcoholic beverages.
    • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Must be 18 or over
    • Three or more months’ experience in food service industry preferred
    • Previous cash handling experience preferred.
    • Ability to learn to handle cash and learn to operate a cash register and corresponding system
    • Excellent interpersonal skills & a friendly, positive attitude with co-workers, managers, volunteers & guests

    To begin the process, interested applicants should email sjackson01@legends.net

  • Cook

    The Cook is responsible for preparing menu items utilizing cooking equipment in a fast-paced environment. The Cook must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction. Portion control, food waste and sanitation are additional areas that the Cook must be aware of while operating in the kitchen.

    Essential Job Functions (including to but not limited to):

    • Responsible for cooking and packaging food product which is prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
    • Receives verbal orders from the front counter staff for food product requirements for guest orders.
    • Responsible for maintaining quality and production standards on all menu items. Food must be fresh and of high quality when served to the guests.
    • Responsible for portion control and serving temperatures of all products served in the concession stand.
    • Responsible for cleaning, stocking and restocking of workstations and displays.
    • Responsible for operating large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and ovens.
    • Ensures that all work areas and equipment are clean, food products are properly stored, utensils are clean and put away and floor is swept and mopped at end of shift. The Cook must be checked out before ending the shift by the Floor Supervisor to ensure the concession stand meets cleanliness standards.
    • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
    • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.

    Qualifications:
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
    • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
    • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
    • Possess valid food handling certificate if required by state and federal regulations.

    Education, Qualifications and Experience:

    • Experience working as a cook in a fast food environment is required.

    To begin the process, interested applicants should email sjackson01@legends.net

  • Dishwasher

    The Dishwasher washes and sanitizes all tableware, serving materials, cooking equipment and small wares. The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

    Essential Job Functions (including to but not limited to):

    • Ensures highest sanitation levels for all items previously used so that they may be used again in clean condition, free of any contamination risk.
    • Utilizes and implements M.S.D.S. criteria, food and product safety, and Food and Beverage Policies and Procedures.
    • Removes all trash and maintains loading and receiving areas in safe and clean condition.
    • Stocks plates, glasses, pots, utensils and pans after cleaning.
    • Cleans and sanitizes all food service areas and equipment.

    Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
    • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, management staff and guest in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
    • Possess valid food handling certificate and alcohol service permit if required by state or federal regulations.

    Education, Qualifications and Experience:

    • Experience working in a casual and/or fine dining atmosphere helpful.
    • High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

    To begin the process, interested applicants should email sjackson01@legends.net

Full-Time Positions

  • Security Guard

    The full time Security Guard is responsible for the safety of employees and guests at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

    • The Security Guard is to patrol Bethel Woods Center for the Arts grounds, either on foot or in a authorized vehicle; which includes interior and exterior areas as well as adjacent lands and properties.
    • Conduct regular foot patrol checks and inspections to ensure building safety and security.
    • Report damage, malfunctions, faulty equipment or utilities, or any unusual, questionable, dangerous or suspicious conditions or criminal activities anywhere on site, indoors or outdoors.
    • Ensure that all persons comply with BWCA policies and Guest Code of Conduct as appropriate.
    • Provide security coverage for BWCA functions and events including the concert season events as assigned by the Director of Security.
    • Provide crowd control and parking lot enforcement when necessary and as assigned by the Director of Security.
    • Respond to requests for assistance and general support from guests, staff and vendors. Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
    • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances. Call 911 in cases such as medical, fire or criminal emergencies.
    • Answer telephone calls, voice messages and emails to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours.
    • Record, safeguard and make arrangements to return lost or found property.
    • Write log entries and incident reports and take photos of daily activities and irregularities, such as injuries to persons, equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences specifically recording the identities and descriptions of all involved persons and vehicles.
    • Operate and monitor video surveillance and access control systems, alarm systems, computers and vehicles appropriately and to ensure proper functionality.
    • Attend annual training and participate in background checks and drug testing as assigned.
    • Maintain a highly visible presence by circulating among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property.
    • Assist evacuating people to safety during hazardous conditions and emergencies.
    • Provide assistance to and cooperate with all emergency responders including police, fire and EMS.
    • Make timely and accurate notifications as appropriate and required to the Director of Security and Risk.
    • Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
    • The Security Guard will be asked to cover shifts which include overnights.
    • At least 18 years of age or older as required by applicable law. 
    • High school diploma / GED or at least 5 years of verifiable work experience.
    • Current New York State Security Guard License (Upon hire or qualify to attend Licensed Security Guard Training School).
    • Valid driver’s license
    • First aid/CPR training preferred.

    To apply, please email a resume to hr@bethelwoodscenter.org with “Box Office Staff: [Your Name]” as the subject. If selected to join us, all employees hired by Bethel Woods will be subject to a drug test and an extensive background check. 

Seasonal Positions

  • 2022 Event Staff Application

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

    • Parking Attendant
    • Museum Housekeeping
    • Concert Housekeeping
    • Security
    • Usher
    • Ticket Taker
    • Over-night Cleanup ($20/hour!)
    • Grounds or Facilities
    • Box Office
    • Museum Welcome Desk
    • Production

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!