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Posted: 04/24/2015

Historic Huguenot Street
Buildings & Grounds

In 1678, a group of Huguenot families established a community in the Hudson Valley of New York in the hope of creating a home where they could worship as they chose. In 1894, their descendants formed what is now Historic Huguenot Street to protect their legacy in the buildings, objects, and stories they left behind. See Huguenot Street come alive with fresh interpretations of the historic houses, new tours across the settlement, and a diverse range of special programs. We've introduced different ways of engaging our guests to better connect them with the history and heritage of this special place. It is all driven by a commitment to a central, unifying theme: identity - how it's formed and shaped by challenges and conflict, what it meant to the Huguenots and their descendants, and why it matters to us today. Huguenot Street was called home by Indian, French, Dutch, African, English, and other men and women, all of whom played key roles in creating a new identity as Americans. Here, our guests become part of that story. So come home to Historic Huguenot Street. What You'll Find on Huguenot Street: Today, the 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and a burial ground that dates to the very first settlers. Huguenot Street also maintains an extensive archive that preserves early local history collections and family papers, along with a research library.

Site Caretaker
Professional Opportunity
New Paltz, NY

Private not-for-profit historic site seeks live-in caretaker skilled at basic maintenance and trouble shooting and able to work efficiently and (often) independently. In exchange for rent-free housing and utilities, the Site Caretaker is responsible for providing after hours superintendent presence in coordination with other Buildings and Grounds staff. In addition to housing, this position offers a weekly stipend in exchange for an average of 40 total hours of work, including after-hours duties, seasonal duties and some routine daytime hours.Alternating weekends and alternating holidays free. Accrued vacation time offered.
Requirements: Demonstrated and verifiable experience with preventative and on-going maintenance of buildings and grounds necessary (plumbing, electrical, repairs, power equipment etc.). Must have ability to prioritize work across a team. Prior experience as a superintendent or caretaker preferred but not required. Employment and tenancy conditioned upon outcome of a criminal background check and previous employer reference check. Must have a valid NYS Driver's License. Serious inquiries please respond for additional information regarding this position. 

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send current resume/CV and letter of interest to the email address listed in the posting for additional information. Desired start date for this position is June 1st, 2015, but will remain open until vacancy is filled.
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New Paltz, NY 12561

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