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Posted: 01/06/2016

Historic Hudson Valley

Historic Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit education organization that interprets and promotes historic landmarks of national significance in the Hudson Valley for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. In support of its educational mission, Historic Hudson Valley owns, restores, and preserves several sites that possess documented historical integrity, architectural distinction, superb decorative and fine arts collections, and exceptional importance of landscape and setting. These sites help Historic Hudson Valley make meaning for visitors in a variety of settings, including traditional house and landscape tours, formal educational programs for schoolchildren, popular on-site special events, and digital media.

Museum Guide
Professional Opportunity
Pocantico Hills, NY


Are you a good communicator? Do you have a thirst for knowledge and a flair for working with the public? You could be part of the team that welcomes the public to Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate.

With national visibility and local accolades as the tri-state areas top source for robust and entertaining educational experiences, Historic Hudson Valley (www.hudsonvalley.org) welcomes more than 250,000 visitors a year to our school programs, large-scale special events, and tours of historic properties.

Historic Hudson Valley, Westchester Countys largest cultural organization, seeks hard-working, enthusiastic, outgoing Guides for Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate.

Guides will provide meaningful, accurate interpretation of this National Historic Landmark, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

These are part-time, seasonal positions (May November) that offer and require a lot of flexibility (weekend, holiday, and evening availability are a must.)

You must be high energy, in good physical condition, and be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Acting and/or hospitality experience are plusses, as is an interest or background in history.

In this role, you will be giving tours and guiding the public through Kykuit, and you will also be working on our exciting roster of special events, including The Great Jack OLantern Blaze, Horsemans Hollow, and LIGHTSCAPES.

Besides a congenial working environment, a starting pay rate of $10.00 per hour and flexible hours, Historic Hudson Valley offers:

·        FREE and reduced admission to our events and sites for you and your immediate family.

·        FREE and reduced admission to other participating historic sites and museums, including MoMA, the Met, the Frick, and many more

·        Museum shop and café discounts

·        Professional development and training

·        Working for a highly regarded organization that creates extraordinary experiences for large audiences.

Historic Hudson Valley will review applications weekly between January 6, 2016 and March 5, 2016.

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How to apply
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@hudsonvalley.org. Please include “Museum Guide” in the subject line. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial background are encouraged to apply. No calls please. Should your skills and qualifications meet our requirements we will contact you to schedule an interview. If we do not contact you, we will keep your resume on file for one year in the event that another position for which you may be suited becomes available. Thank you for your interest in Historic Hudson Valley.

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