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.

Position Opening Announcement

Administrative Assistant

Date of this announcement: June 15, 2016
Job Status: Full time
Salary: $20,000 – $25,000, depending on experience
Position Summary: The Administrative Assistant serves as the first point of contact for the administrative offices of the Historic Site and should be friendly, welcoming, engaging, and pleasant. This person will provide support to the Executive Director and other senior staff, answer phone calls and emails from the public, and other assigned tasks to facilitate the operations of the historic site. Read complete announcement and how to apply..

CALL  for Fall Interns 

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is now seeking fall exhibition associates and educational interns to help plan and implement the 2017 season of exhibitions and events. Interns are welcome on a rolling basis year-round. The winter-spring season spans: February-May, Summer: 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. 


We are always looking for 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.

rootEmployment at the Thomas Cole Historic Site