Museum Teacher

Part Time

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum have a joint opening for part-time Museum Teachers.


  • Excellent hospitality and communication skills;
  • A friendly attitude;
  • An interest in working with students of all ages;
  • An interest and ability to learn and deliver lesson plans and related information;
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule;
  • The ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and to work in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Past teaching experience and bachelor’s degree preferred.

Purpose of Job:

  • To provide tours, workshops, and distance learning programs to school groups at all grade levels at The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum.
  • To provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of learners.
  • To provide occasional programming for special events, family programs, and outreach programs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend scheduled training sessions and become comfortable teaching a variety of tours, workshops, and distance learning programs.
  • Learn the knowledge and skills to be able to teach in both museums (primarily, but not restricted to, art and history).
  • Greet, communicate with, and provide tours and workshops to school groups in a friendly manner.
  • Work efficiently and courteously with supervisors, fellow employees, and Museum staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and conduct oneself in a manner which enhances the prestige and credibility of the organizations.
  • Learn, understand, and adhere to staff policies including clothing, personal appearance, safety procedures, and scheduling.
  • Other teaching or interpretive duties as needed or assigned.

Hours vary based on school group bookings, but are typically September through June, between 1–10 hours per week.

To Apply: Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources, New York State Historical Association, PO Box 800, Cooperstown NY 13326.