To apply to an opening listed below, send a completed Employment Application (pdf) to Human Resources, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326. (Note: Some job postings specify a different application process.)

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum seek the following positions:


Visitor Services Associate
Part-Time, Seasonal (April – December) position

Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum seek friendly individuals to fill part-time, seasonal positions during the museum season (April – December). You would assist visitors in the museum stores and at admissions kiosks. Successful applicants will work well with a team; deliver exemplary customer service; have previous sales experience; knowledge of daily retail shop operations; must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


Museum Teacher
Minimal Hours, Seasonal (Academic School Year) position

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum seek enthusiastic and engaging seasonal museum teachers to share their knowledge and expertise of the trades of the 19th century. If you enjoy speaking with students and visitors of all ages this is the job for you! Ample training provided. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong communication skills and be comfortable speaking in a one-on-one or group setting. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.


Food Service Worker
Part-Time, Seasonal (April – December) position

Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum are seeking Cafe Attendants for the Fenimore Cafe and Crossroads Cafe. Cafe Attendants prepare and serve all food and beverages to visitors of the museums. Cooking and/or food prep experience is preferred but we are willing to train enthusiastic individuals. Serv-Safe is a plus as is cashier or POS experience. Successful candidates will have a professional appearance and display strong customer service skills; always putting the customer first. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and occasional evening events.


Marketing Assistant
Temporary for 2021

Fenimore Art Museum/ The Farmers’ Museum are seeking a temporary Marketing Assistant for 2021. The purpose of the position is to create content for the museums’ social media and websites. Skills required include graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Rush); knowledge of photography and videography; photo and video editing (Adobe Photoshop, adobe Premier or Apple iMovie); proficiency in WordPress; and capability in working with Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Facebook, YouTube, Google Business, Twitter and similar platforms. Expertise in writing copy is essential. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate skills and share examples of their work. Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Flexible hours are available. To apply for this position, please send a current resume, along with writing samples to: Human Resources, Fenimore Art Museum PO Box 800 Cooperstown NY 13326 or email application materials to [email protected]


Museum Interpreter
Seasonal position (April–October)

Love history? Looking for like-minded coworkers who share an Interest in learning and demonstrating 19th century, trades, crafts and skills? The Farmers’ Museum is looking for Museum Interpreters to provide scholarly-based, creative interpretations of rural life, history, trades, crafts and environment of the 19th century, with special emphasis on Central New York. Museum Interpreters must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable making presentations in front of large and small diverse groups of museum visitors. Holiday and weekend work may be required.


Maintenance/Ag Services Support

Looking for a unique gem of a workplace with a warm family atmosphere and lifelong on the job learning opportunities? The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is seeking an all-around support worker to perform a wide variety of outdoor duties which may include but are not limited to painting, repairs, field and crop management, farm chores, event set up and break down, cleaning and light carpentry work. The successful candidate will have a diverse and demonstrated manual skill set, a friendly, helpful and personable demeanor and a positive team attitude that will support and enhance the operation of The Farmers’ Museum. Experience with livestock and other farm animals is a plus. Museum employees are expected to interact with visitors in a helpful and friendly manner, and be cognizant of each season’s program and event offerings.


To apply, send a completed Employment Application (pdf), contact Mary Myers at 607-547-1462 or email [email protected]. EOE.

Planning a future visit?

The seasons of the year are marked at our museum with celebrations that echo the spirit and traditions of rural New York State. Don’t miss our demonstrations and cute and cuddly animals. Pick the best time to visit!

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