Employment

Current employment opportunities:

Community Education Coordinator

FULL TIME, YEAR-LONG JOB OPENING

The Community Education Coordinator of the Albany County Historical Association is responsible for the development, coordination and facilitation of educational programing at the ACHA, for schools, seniors, families, and the public.  The position coordinates and implements both on-site and outreach educational activities with creative ways to expand participation, diversity, and engagement.  This is an excellent position for individuals seeking a rich and rewarding experience with diverse communities.  The Community Education Coordinator, working with the Executive Director, designs, implements, and expands museum educational programs, including scheduling, sending confirmations, welcoming visitors and participants, program and event set-up and take-down, management of program and event supplies, and collection of data for grant applications. The position will give tours, demonstrate art, garden, and other hands-on educational projects, plus coordinate with and supervise volunteers and interns.  Some off-site work including teaching and meeting at other cultural organizations and partners will be required.  Candidates with a history background combined with a strong interest in expanding museum communities, garden/environment, and/or art-based approaches to education will be given priority.

Due date: applications received prior to March 24, 2022 will be given highest priority.

Benefits: paid sick leave, paid vacation time, health insurance package

For complete information, pay range, and to apply: Community Education Coordinator March 2022

 

National Endowment for the Humanities Internship (Paid)

The Albany County Historical Association, headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion built in 1798, strives to preserve, present, promote and interpret the stories of the rich and diverse history and culture of Albany County through exhibits, lectures, concerts, and other educational outreach programs. New school programs will explore the rich lives and uncover the agency of individuals who worked and lived at Ten Broeck Mansion.  Internship focuses on using artifacts to tell the stories of the lives of African American and immigrant servants.

Hours: TBD, beginning in Winter/Spring 2022.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Curatorial work, including photography, particularly in Ten Broeck’s 19th century Butler’s Pantry.   Development of exhibit design to incorporate new museum accessions of decorative arts.  Projects include: fabricating or selecting display mounts, researching and writing virtual and on-site exhibit text/brochures, and educational programming.
  • Qualifications: Students must be in current graduate program (can be on academic leave or between semesters). Students studying art history (decorative arts) or history with a material culture focus are strongly encouraged to apply. Ability to work select hours on-site in museum facility in Albany NY.
  • Candidates should possess: good research skills, knowledge of documentary research practices, and good object handling skills.
  • Please email or mail the following to the Executive Director, Kathryn Kosto, subject line “NEH Internship” (info@tenbroeckmansion.org):
    1) resume or CV
    2) a one-page cover letter stating interest
    3) 2 references (email and phone, plus title and/or how the individuals are known)
    4) 1 writing sample.  Suggested examples: research paper, catalog entry, brochure or poster design.
    5) availability – hours/days of the week, and start and end dates (please note if your academic program has certain requirements)

Internships

The ACHA welcomes intern applications year-round and volunteers.

The ACHA hosts cultural events year-round. Performers, historians, musicians, artists, writers, memoirists, poets, and others are invited to submit their credentials and fee requirements to the ACHA for consideration.  Please send a copy of your resume/CV or bio, example of work (link to website or video preferred), and a brief cover letter of your proposal by email or by US mail to:

Executive Director, ACHA

9 Ten Broeck Place

Albany NY 12210

The Albany County Historical Association is an EEOC employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, or military service.