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🔗Woodstock Preservation and Curatorial Fellowship

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Temporary
  • Bethel, New York
  • $25,000 USD / Year
  • Department: Museum
  • Job Summary: Post-graduate Fellowship with archaeological, historic preservation, planning, or museum focus within landscape preservation. Entry-level professional position for someone with a deep interest in preserving the cultural history of rock music.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate has a degree in landscape architecture, archaeology, historic preservation, and/or architecture, museum studies, or public history. Proficiency with visual presentation software is necessary; PastPerfect, Microstation, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are all used at Bethel Woods. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and perform physical labor. Curation experience is a plus, and a candidate with extensive curation experience may allow for a refocus on the Fellowship activities. Most importantly, candidates should have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career within the scope of this Fellowship.

  • How to Apply:

    Applicants must submit a resume, a brief cover letter, and a sample of written work to Robin Green, by attachment to, with “Preservation and Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.

  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 200 Hurd Road Bethel, New York 12720

Website The Museum at Bethel Woods

The Museum at Bethel Woods is a part of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts campus and interprets the social history and popular culture of the 1960s through exhibits, programming, historic preservation, and research. Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, the Museum is committed to preserving the historic site and interpreting the Woodstock festival’s place in the history of the 1960s and its relevance today.

The Preservation Fellow will assist the Senior Curator in completing landscape preservation projects and will assist the Registrar with the curation of artifacts resulting from previous landscape and oral history work. The work will include coordinating a two-week archaeological field school with an outside university, participating in visitor engagement analysis, and potentially developing pop-up programs. A strategy is being developed for integrating a holistic visitor experience throughout all areas of the historic landscape. Programs and program nodes were piloted during the first two years of the Fellowship. The initial strategy was to locate and develop nodes where an experiential activity or program could be developed. Multiple ideas were experimented with. During the third and fourth years of the Fellowship, programs will be evaluated, codified, and expanded. The path system through the Bindy Bazaar woods will be expanded, interpreted, and educational areas will be linked in multiple ways. Additionally, during the first two years, research and preservation work created a large collection of new artifacts associated with the historic site. Approximately 50% of the Fellow’s time will be devoted to curation activities under the direction of the Registrar. This may include the completion of curation storage analysis and evaluation.

The Fellow will work 30 hours per week in the Museum offices and will receive $25,000 in annual compensation, paid on a biweekly basis. The museum will provide on-site shared housing. All Bethel Woods educational programming and Pavilion performances will be made available to the Fellow if participation is desired.

We have over 1,000 acres and we do cool stuff! The Fellowship requires someone who is interested in doing physical landscape preservation work and someone who is extremely creative. Over the coming year, we will be developing onsite camping facilities, and two new music festivals, and it will be the third year of the Bethel Woods Art and Architecture Festival pilot – all programs that were developed with the help of the previous Fellow.

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    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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