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.

Fellowships

  • Landscape Preservation Fellowship

    The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is seeking an outgoing and creative Landscape Preservation Fellow with an architectural, historic preservation, planning, or museum studies background interested in landscape planning and landscape preservation. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic entry-level professional with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals while helping preserve the cultural history of the Bethel, New York, community. This position is meant to serve as a post-graduate fellowship and has been locally funded as a workforce development program.

    Job Description: The Fellow will assist the Senior Curator in creating planning documents, drawings, and reports for the landscape preservation and interpretation of the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. The first year of the project will entail collating reports, images, and descriptions in order to synthesize location-based historic landscape interpretive strategies. The Fellow will meet with potential community partners and will coordinate with Bethel Woods staff in various departments outside of the museum. A strategy will be developed for integrating a holistic visitor experience throughout all areas of the historic landscape. Maps and descriptions will illustrate potential paths, interpretive, and educational areas with the potential to be linked in multiple ways at the discretion and self-direction of an individual or small group. The goal of this strategy will be to locate and develop nodes where an experiential activity or inquiry-based interpretive panels might be located. Additionally, historic site activities such as camping, large art installations, and the “free stage” will be investigated. Potential programs will be tested, temporary interpretive signs developed, and experimental activities will be piloted. The Fellow will complete visitor studies and keep statistics of multiple small pilot programs and iterate text panels and activities in order to achieve desired visitor engagement goals. Historic images, learning objectives, and interpretive plans will be completed for each node location, along with key results of activity and interpretive testing. We have over 1,000 acres and we want to do cool stuff! 

    Job Dates: This is a 12 month position at 30 hours per week with a potential extension.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a degree in landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, and/or architecture, museum studies, or public history. Proficiency with visual presentation software is necessary; Microstation, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are all used at Bethel Woods. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and perform physical labor. Most importantly, candidates should have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career within the scope of this Fellowship.

    Required Skills:

    • Legally authorized to work in the United States      
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to work indoors utilizing various software programs          
    • Experience in graphic or artistic design
    • Must love music

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to HR@BethelWoodsCenter.org with Landscape Preservation Fellowship: [Your Name] as the subject.

    Bethel Woods is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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)
       

    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

    The Museum Store 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.

    In addition to competitive pay we offer all employees a 30% store discount on all store merchandise.

    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 andin a fast paced environment.
    • Looking to hire immediately.

    Qualifications and skills

    • 2+ 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.

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

  • Museum Store Warehouse Associate

    The Museum Store 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.

    In addition to competitive pay we offer all employees a 30% store discount on all store merchandise.

    • Position Preferences/Requirements:
    • Responsible for all receiving, ticketing, inventory and distribution of inventory.
    • Maintaining and organizing store warehouse 
    • Restocking store through out the day

    Qualifications and skills

    • Highly organized
    • 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.

      To Apply: Please send a resume and list of references to joan@skyretailpartners.com with the subject line "Museum Store Warehouse Associate: [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!