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Career Opportunities

P/T Docent & Administrative/Retail Associate

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries seeks a friendly, outgoing and personable individual to greet and engage visitors at our gallery and bookstore at 199 Main Street in Beacon, NY. The ideal candidate will have superior people skills, a can-do attitude and the ability and willingness to delve into the details of Beacon Institute's scientific mission and events programming in order to create excitement about our work with the 4,000 guests who come through our doors each year. Environmental, science and/or arts background a plus; PR, marketing and data entry skills also a big plus.

This is a part-time weekend position that pays $10/hour. Benefits are not available. Non-negotiable primary hours: every Sunday 12 - 5 pm, including holiday weekends. Some Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm. Occasional evening availability for events a plus.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and three references to Jo Merchant at No phone calls. Review of applications will begin immediately. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.