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Check this page for positions currently open at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. For more ways that you can get involved, please visit our volunteer page.

Open Position: Historic Site Manager
Open Position: Tour Guide
Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern
Open Positions: Volunteer Docents for the 2017 Season

Open Position: Historic Site Manager

The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The Museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking an Historic Site Manager who will manage the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village site during the museum’s open season from June 16 through October 9, 2017. The Site Manager will provide information to the public; oversee the museum shop; monitor the grounds, buildings, and exhibition spaces; collect and report on income; and supervise a tour guide and a roster of volunteer docents. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience working with the public at a cultural heritage or other tourism site, giving tours, supervising other employees, and handling and tracking financial transactions, as well as a strong sense of responsibility. An interest in the Shakers, American history, religion, traditional arts and crafts, and / or cultural heritage is preferred. Experience in a non-profit, and particularly in a museum or cultural heritage organization, is highly preferred. Paid training will be provided in Shaker history and the history of the site.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that the site is open by 10:00 Friday through Monday, and closed and locked by 4:00.
  • Give tours when necessary.
  • Manage the shop, stocking items, tracking sales, and reporting income.
  • Ensure that the site is well-kept and clean.
  • Interact with the public, communicating the history of the site and the mission of the museum in a clear, friendly, and articulate manner.
  • Supervise and coordinate a tour guide and volunteer docents.
  • Assist with events as needed.
  • Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability both to work collaboratively and to take a leadership role.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; master’s degree a plus.
  • Minimum of two years of professional, post-graduate (i.e. non-intern), experience in a similar capacity, preferably in a museum or cultural heritage organization.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work flexibly.
  • A high degree of responsibility and initiative demonstrated in past positions.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is a seasonal, hourly, part-time position with a minimum of 24 hours per week from Friday to Monday, 10:00 to 4:00, June 16 through October 9, 2017, with four days of paid training the week of June 9.

    Please send resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org. Use Historic Site Manager in the subject line.

    Open Position: Tour Guide

    The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became the owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was America's largest and leading Shaker community from 1787 to 1947. While the historic site is under restoration, the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is open to visitors Friday through Monday, June through October. Access to buildings on the site is provided by guided tour.

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking one articulate, energetic Tour Guide and site monitor to represent the museum and provide guided tours four days a week from June 16 to October 9. The guide will lead tours, provide information to the public, operate the museum shop, and monitor the grounds, buildings, and exhibition spaces. Students who have recently completed or are currently pursuing a degree in American history, religious history, art history, museum studies, education, and/or historic preservation are encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities:
  • Study with staff to gain a working knowledge of Shaker history generally and North Family history in particular.
  • Greet and welcome visitors as they arrive, creating a friendly and approachable environment.
  • Lead daily tours of the North Family historic site to visitors.
  • Convey the story of the Shakers with accuracy and enthusiasm, and communicate the mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon.
  • Encourage return visits through promoting memberships, programs, and events.
  • Open, operate, and close the museum store, cleaning as needed.
  • Monitor exhibition spaces and historic grounds, ensuring the safety and security of the site.
  • Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication skills, including a high level of comfort initiating conversations and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Background or interest in American history, religious history, art history, museum studies, education, and/or historic preservation.
  • Experience with public presentations, historical interpretation, or related activities.
  • Experience with handling money in a retail operation strongly preferred.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is a seasonal, hourly, part-time position with 24 hours per week commitment from Friday to Monday, 10:00 to 4:00, June 16 through October 9, 2017, with four days of paid training the week of June 9. Additional time to assist with special events is a possibility. Guide must be available all four days for the entirety of the season. $10/hour.

    Please send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org. Use Tour Guide in the subject line.

    Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern

    The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed.

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking a digital marketing intern to develop and execute a digital marketing campaign to promote the museum’s summer exhibition and programming exploring and celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, and the Shakers’ history of gender equality and political engagement. This campaign will run at least through the opening of the exhibition in June, 2017, and could include Facebook ads; social media postings that tie into the state of women’s rights today; online engagement with women in or running for political office; highlighting Shaker and other women who contributed throughout history to women’s equal rights and suffrage; an online landing page that ties the campaign together.

    Responsibilities:
  • Create and articulate a comprehensive digital marketing campaign.
  • Execute campaign.
  • Engage via social media with people who respond to the campaign.
  • Qualifications:
  • Have taken or are currently enrolled in a digital marketing class.
  • An interest in American history and / or women’s studies a plus.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Creativity and the ability to generate a range of ideas that would appeal to a range of audiences.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is an unpaid internship that can be structured to supply college credit with the approval of participating schools.

    Please send resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org

    Open Positions: Volunteer Docents for the 2017 Season

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking volunteer docents to assist visitors at the historic North Family site in New Lebanon, NY from mid-June to Columbus Day in 2017. Visit our volunteer page for more information.

    It is the policy of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon to provide for equal employment opportunity in and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status.