Employment at the Thomas Cole Historic Site

Join Our Team. 

Working at the Thomas Cole Historic Site is to be part of a team of excited and committed professionals, each with his or her own role to play in realizing our collective goals. There are several ways to become part of our operation, which are listed below. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.


Now Hiring: Two-Year, Full Time Position in Public Humanities 

The Thomas Cole site is seeking full time person with a recent MA or PhD degree to fill a two-year “Position in Public Humanities”, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, starting immediately. The new position will be a part of our project team that is implementing a new interpretive exhibition at the historic site. Read complete details and how to apply.



The Thomas Cole National Historic Site will select four Fellows in 2016 to work with the staff on site and participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studios of Thomas Cole. Designed for exceptional graduating or recently graduated college seniors, Cole Fellows are afforded an opportunity to conduct significant research and to gain professional museum experience through a combination of research, interpretation, and hands-on projects. The 2016 program runs from June 1 through November 11, and participation in the entire five months is required. Read complete guidelines and how to apply


CALL  for spring INTERNS / 2016 Exhibition Associate & Education Interns

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is now seeking winter-spring exhibition associates and educational interns to help plan and implement the 2016 season of exhibitions and events. Interns are welcome on a rolling basis year-round. The winter-spring season spans: February-May, Summer: May/June-August, and Fall: September - December. All selected Interns work closely with staff and gain valuable, behind-the-scenes museum experience. Projects may include exhibitions and research, collection management, planning and design, and museum education and interpretation.Read complete guidelines and how to apply. 



The 2015 season has begun but we are always ready to welcome exceptional docents. Please see our volunteer page for more information about this opportunity to join the fun and fascinating group of people who give tours of the historic site, conduct programs for visiting children, or lead hikes into the beautiful surrounding landscape.