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The Reher Center is a little institution with big vision that offers opportunities for skilled, collaborative, and imaginative individuals from all backgrounds to plug in to meaningful volunteer and career opportunities. The Reher Center is a designated 501 (c ) (3) organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage anyone who has a passion for what we do to apply.

Below you can find our current open positions and volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer with a Committee

2024 Reher Center Educator

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History seeks engaging and thoughtful educators from all backgrounds to lead both onsite field trips to the Reher Center and in-class programming within surrounding school districts. Reher Center educators will welcome middle and high school learners through the Reher family's historic bakery, a rare preserved working-class space that brings to life the complex histories of immigration, urban renewal, and community building that characterized the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston in the first half of the 20th century. Educators will also engage elementary learners in conversations on immigration and community building, through contextualizing the Reher's story as an immigrant family living and working in the Rondout neighborhood, sharing their food traditions. These education programs are designed to bridge past to present, and build on learners social and emotional learning through the lens of local history. This part-time position pays $19/hour.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading Reher Center Education Programs at both Historic Reher’s Bakery & in-class programs at participating schools during the fall 2023 season, which begins February 2024 and ends June 2024
  • Travel to participating schools in the Kingston, Rondout, New Paltz, and/or additional surrounding school districts to deliver elementary level program
  • Adherence to teaching the Reher Center Education Programs as well as group norms to be determined collectively during the training
  • Creating a welcoming and engaging experience for all student and teacher visitors
  • Prompt and open communication regarding the fall schedule (including any anticipated absences)
  • Utilizing relevant technology for the program experience and visitor service operations, including iPads, bluetooth speakers, and administer survey tools as directed
  • Allocate two hours for training, one hour of in-person training at an agreed upon date, and one hour to read the program materials
    2-hour tour shifts include 30 minutes to set-up and 30 minutes to breakdown. Training for tours will begin upon hiring.
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly preferred and encouraged to apply

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be open and flexible to working on any week day until a team schedule is formed, for up to a 2-hour shift each week
  • Interest and enthusiasm for working with a diverse audience of young learners, migration and immigration history, foodways and cultural history, and related contemporary issues
  • Previous experience working in an educational or museum setting is strongly preferred
  • Comfort with using and troubleshooting iPads and Bluetooth speakers, as well as knowledge of/or willingness to learn Google Calendar
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly preferred and encouraged to apply

Position Details:

Reher Center Educators are paid $19/hour. Education programs are between 1 and 2 hours hours in length, and may take place on any week day.

Physical Considerations:

Applicants will need to move around the Reher Center’s historic bakery and gallery space, as well as visit off-site locations. The Reher Center has 14 steps leading to the 2nd floor gallery from the sidewalk, 2 steps up into the historic bakery from the sidewalk, and 2 steps down into the oven area of the bakery, as well as 13 steps down from the gallery to the oven room. Applicants should feel comfortable standing for long periods of time. The historic bakery space has minimal climate control and applicants must be prepared to lead programs in these conditions.


To apply, contact us at info@rehercenter.org with a cover letter and resume

Volunteer with a Committee

Our volunteer committees provide day-to-day person-power and advisory insight into the Reher Center’s operations. Committees we are looking to expand include: fundraising, buildings and grounds, and communications.

Contact us at Info@ReherCenter.org with ideas and questions