Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Careers


Site Rental Assistant (Part Time)

Site Rental Assistant supports the mission of Historic Bethlehem and Site Rental Coordinator.

  • Works in conjunction with the Site Rentals Coordinator to facilitate historic sites for events. These include (but are not limited to) weddings, birthday parties, funeral dinners, bridal showers, and baby showers.
  • Assistant will facilitate events at multiple locations within HBMS. On most occasions, the Site Rental Assistant and Coordinator will work separately on different contracted events.   Site Rental Assistant will communicate during and after event(s) to address any issues, conflicts, or future opportunities.
  • Assistant will be a key-holder of the event venue and follow site opening and closing procedures for event, including set up, during events and event breakdown.
  • Must be adept at interaction with customer and customer’s guests at events and supervise the site and collections, and has the authority to remind guests about our HBMS guidelines. Will be familiar with site rental policies and emergency procedures and be able to implement them during an event, if necessary.
  • Will be knowledgeable about HBMS program offerings and able to give tours to prospects and highlight the historic features to showcase Bethlehem’s rich history.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be available to work weekends and evenings.
  • Must be proficient at Microsoft Office.
  • Must have a friendly, outgoing personality and enjoy working with people. Dress professionally for all event functions: set-up, event duration, and breakdown
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in event planning and coordination.

This position primarily reports to and works in conjunction with the Site Rentals Coordinator, but also reports to Vice President and Managing Director.

Museum Teacher (Part Time)

Museum teachers support the mission of Historic Bethlehem and bring history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem's rich heritage.

  • Facilitate learning experiences at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
  • Implement educational outreach programs at area schools
  • Understand thoroughly educational program content
  • Manage groups of up to 25 school students and their chaperones
  • Provide safe and encouraging active learning experiences for children of all ages
  • Professional knowledge of best practices in K-8 education
  • Bachelor's Degree in elementary education
  • One-year experience teaching K-8 students
  • Possesses exceptional ability to relate to children and colleagues
  • High energy
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to walk and stand for up to three hours
  • Ability to wear period-appropriate attire during program

All candidates are required to pass Child Abuse Clearance Act 151, FBI Fingerprint Clearance Act 114, and PA State Police Act 34 background checks.

Interested applicants should send a  cover letter and resume to Tavia Minnich.

Note: This is a part time position.

Docent on Main Street (Part Time, Multiple Positions Available)

  • Greeting and welcoming diverse visitors to the downtown historic shopping district
  • Sharing information about downtown activities, shops, museums and restaurants
  • Giving Directions
  • Answering Questions
  • Friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, engaging, and reliable
  • Must be comfortable in period attire
  • Able to work independently
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

All candidates are required to pass Child Abuse Clearance Act 151, FBI Fingerprint Clearance Act 114, and PA State Police Act 34 background checks.

The base for this operation is the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main Street. Some nights and weekends will be required. Docents will be mostly stationed outdoors, rain or shine. These are part-time, hourly positions.


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Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.