Job Posting: Educator and Visitors Services Associate
The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is seeking a dynamic storyteller to join our creative team as an Educator and Visitor Services Associate who will lead Bakery Tours at our historic site for the public and design, market, and lead K-12 programs based on our Sewing in Kingston exhibit during the 2020 public program season. Depending on bookings and availability, the Educator and Visitors Services Associate may also develop and pilot school group programs for 4th and 8th grade classes on site at our historic bakery and in area classrooms. To learn about these programs, explore ReherCenter.org.
Qualifications: The eligible candidate will have clear and engaging communication skills and a willingness to study content as well as play and improvise with programming. This person must have an interest in the history of immigration and migration, community, work, and bread and experience teaching K-12 audiences, whether in a school or informal education setting. Bilingual fluency is strongly preferred. Applicants must feel confident using the google suite, ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs daily, and using an outhouse.
Pay: Pay rate of $16.50/hour for all programs and meetings
April 1 - November 30, 2020
15 hours/week including
Each Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 PM-5:30 PM from May-October*
The 1st Saturday of each month from May-October, 12:30-8:30 PM
About the Reher Center: For eighty years from 1908 until 1980, an unassuming bread bakery at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston was a community crossroads for customers from different countries, ethnicities, races, and classes who were drawn in by the smell and taste of the Reher Bakery’s specialty rolls and breads. When its last, owner, Hymie Reher, died in 2004, he left the building to the Ulster County Jewish Federation. He left all of the family’s commercial and personal items intact, so our permanent collection consists of a 1916 coal-fired oven, antique Stetson hats in their original boxes, hand-written Yiddish language letters and recipes from the 1890s, and more. Today the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is honoring and reviving the legacy of this immigrant, family-run business and its diverse customers by adaptively reusing the Reher family’s former home and business as a public center that offers tours and programs to uplift ongoing stories of immigration, community, work, and bread in our neighborhood and the country-at-large.
To Apply: Send a cover letter, two references and a CV to: Sarah@ReherCenter.org by January 31st 2020. No phone calls please.
*The Educator may request up to 1 full weekend off and two half-weekends off during this season.
Help Us "Raise the Dough"
Your support is essential for us to create unique exhibits, tours, and programs that preserve and present stories about immigration, community, work and bread in the Hudson Valley.
Your donation to the Reher Center is fully tax-deductible, through our fiscal sponsor, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County (EIN 14-1374486).
Last summer when we put the Reher Center Gallery together on a shoestring budget, we purchased only the cheapest and most necessary of equipment to mount exhibitions and host art openings. It’s unbelievable to see the progress we have made in just one year.
Our public programs have already grown to include K-12 education, film screenings, a book club, food workshops, and various other events and meetings.
Please consider helping us to fulfill our mission by purchasing some of the crucial equipment that we need to make The Reher Center Gallery into an even safer and more comfortable Community Table.
Your financial support will enable us to:
Mount and develop new exhibits and programs in our gallery
Research and outfit our historic bakery
Hire and train staff to lead a season of public programming going forward
Our Founders Circle provides the lifeblood of our institution through recurring and annual gifts. Join our family and help us rise.