Employment

Employment

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 Clerk
FAM and TFM are seeking friendly, outgoing Visitor Service Clerks for the 2024 season. This position includes greeting guests to our Museums, ticket sales and assisting customers in one of our 3 museum gift shops. Excellent communication skills, sales ability and cash register experience are just a few of the qualifications we require. A professional demeanor, working well with a team, and a flexible schedule, including working holidays and weekends are necessary. Starting wage of $15/hr.

Food Service Worker • Part-time, Seasonal (April – December)
The Farmers Museum and Fenimore Art Museum are seeking motivated food service workers. Ability to follow directions, prepare recipes and to work weekends, events and holidays are necessary. Point of sales knowledge is helpful. A background in food service is preferred, but not necessary.  Pleasant attitude and a professional appearance are required. Reliable transportation a must. Starting wage of $15/hr.

Heritage Interpreter • Seasonal, Part-time (up to 1,000 hours/year)
The Farmers’ Museum is seeking history-minded, outgoing individuals to work as a Heritage Interpreter in our mid-19th century farmhouse. This position involves demonstrating the methods used to prepare meals over an open hearth and discussing various aspects of farm life in a rural NYS village. The position is seasonal (April – October), with employment up to 5 days per week. Training will be provided. An interest in or aptitude for handcraft is helpful but not required. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong communication skills and be comfortable speaking in one-on-one and group settings. Being a team player and engaging enthusiastically with the public are essential qualities. Starting wage of $15/hour.

Museum Teachers
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! Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong communication skills and be comfortable speaking in a one-on-one or group setting. Starting wage of $15/hour.

2024 Farmers’ Museum Theatrical Directing Internship
Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum is seeking one Theatrical Directing Intern, interested in casting, directing, and running performances for a 2024 Templeton Players Production. The selected applicant will work alongside the Manager of Performing Arts Programs, to cast, rehearse, and execute performances as described below. Following April auditions, the position is intended to run from late May through mid-August 2024 and includes a stipend/honorarium of $2500.
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2024 Glimmer Globe Theatre Stage Management Position at Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum seek a stage manager for their upcoming mainstage production of Twelfth Night. The position is intended to run from mid-May to mid-August 2024 and includes a stipend/honorarium of $1000.
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Applications may be mailed to PO Box 800, Cooperstown, New York 13326. You may also contact Human Resources at 607-547-1462 or e-mail hr@fenimorerart.org. 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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