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:

Food Service Worker • Seasonal (August – December), Part-Time
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. Covid-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. To apply, mail a completed application to HR at Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 St. Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or call Human Resources at 607-547-1462. EOE


Museum Teacher • Seasonal (Fall Session), Part-time
Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum have openings for part-time Museum Teachers. Applicants must possess excellent hospitality and communication skills and be able to work successfully with students of all ages delivering lesson plans, providing tours, and conducting workshops for school groups. Previous teaching experience is helpful but not necessary. A joy for teaching and learning are essential. Hours vary based on the season and school group bookings. Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Fenimore Art Museum, PO Box 800, Cooperstown NY 13326. Covid-19 Vaccination required for employment. EOE


Security/Safety Guard • Full-time
Applicants must have a clean driving license,  be able to walk considerable distances in all weather conditions and have open availability including weekends and holidays. The workday includes using computer based monitoring systems, walking extensive museum grounds, completing incident reports and troubleshooting for potential hazards. We provide training, certification, an excellent benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick pay.

To apply visit fenimoreartmuseum.org for an application, or contact Mary Myers in Human resources, at 607-547-1462, or [email protected].

Covid-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. EOE


Groundskeeper/Maintenance • Full-time
Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum have an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/maintenance worker. The successful candidate will be a steady, reliable worker and enjoy working outdoors year-round. Must have sufficient strength and manual dexterity to operate power equipment and lift up to 75 lbs. Experience with basic construction and carpentry a plus. Duties include maintaining grounds, mowing, clearing roads and pathways of debris and tree limbs, soil preparation, planting, weed removal, plowing and shoveling snow, cleaning and maintaining power equipment, and performing light carpentry and repair jobs.

This is a full-time position, flexibility necessary, must be willing to work occasional overtime. This position offers an excellent benefits package and pleasant work environment. Covid-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. To apply send letter of interest and resume to HR Associate Director, Fenimore Art Museum, PO Box 800 Cooperstown NY 13326 or email to: [email protected] EOE


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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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