Employment at the Thomas Cole Historic Site

Join Our Team

Working at the Thomas Cole National 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 Seeking 2017 Cole Fellows

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now reviewing applications for fellows to participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studios of Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848). Applications will be accepted now through FEBRUARY 15, 2017, with priority consideration given to those who apply before JANUARY 26, 2017. Please see our fellows page for more information and applications.


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.


Interns are welcome on a rolling basis year-round. The Winter/Spring season spans: February-May, the Summer: May-August, and Fall: September-December. Please see our fellows and interns page for more information.

rootEmployment at the Thomas Cole Historic Site