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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.

Here are some ways you can be involved:

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

2022 Seasonal Interpreter - Historic Reher’s Bakery Tours

Job Description

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History seeks engaging and dynamic storytellers from all backgrounds to bring historic Reher’s Bakery to life during our summer 2022 weekend tour season. Accessible only via guided tour, historic Reher’s Bakery is 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.

Historic Bakery Interpreters bring visitors through the retail shop of Reher’s Bakery circa 1959 to discover the Sunday morning ritual that brought German, Irish, Italian, and Polish communities to the bakery to pick up rolls for breakfast on their way home from church. Throughout the tour, Bakery Interpreters engage visitors in exploring historic artifacts, connecting past to present, and in discussing how Jewish immigrant Frank Reher and his six children built a business that served generations of Kingstonians. 

About the Reher Center

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History fosters belonging through community, work, and bread. Based in historic Reher’s Bakery in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood, the Reher Center draws upon the history of the Reher family as well as the multitude of immigration stories of the Hudson Valley to create relevant programming that engages and empowers visitors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading tours on weekend days in July and August, with an option to extend through the fall; tours are scheduled for 11am on Saturday and Sunday; 2-hour tour shifts include time for set-up and breakdown
  • Engaging visitors of all ages and backgrounds in an interactive experience that weaves together narrative history, storytelling, and dialogue
  • Learning tour content as well as best practices to ensure an inclusive and accessible experience for all visitors
  • Utilizing technology during the tour including an iPad and Bluetooth speaker to play oral history clips
  • Attending ongoing training sessions that will cover relevant historical background and museum education pedagogy 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be able to commit to a 2-hour Saturday or Sunday shift each week during the summer tour season
  • Interest and enthusiasm for migration and immigration history, foodways and cultural history, and related contemporary issues
  • Previous experience working in a front-facing visitor services role or within an educational setting is strongly preferred
  • Comfort with using and troubleshooting iPads and Bluetooth speakers, as well as knowledge of/or willingness to learn Eventbrite and PayPal applications
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
  • Applicants fluent in English and Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply

Position Details

Historic Bakery Site Interpreters are paid $19/hour for their teaching and preparation time for up to 10 hours a week. Training will begin the week of June 6th and the season will end on August 28th, with the option to extend the position into the fall season. Historic Bakery Tours occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Tour shifts last 2 hours, with additional hours during the week for ongoing training and visitor outreach. 

Physical Considerations

Applicants should be able to lift up to 25lbs, and 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.

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 tours in these conditions.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

In accordance with Reher Center policies, all candidates must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to the Reher Center HR committee in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@ReherCenter.org by May 31; applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please put Bakery Interpreter in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Reher Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Development and Gallery Operations Coordinator

Job Description

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is hiring a Development and Gallery Operations Coordinator to work in this quickly-growing new museum and cultural center located in Kingston, New York. This role is ideal for someone who has development, administrative, and/or operations experience in a Museum or non-profit, who is excited to learn on the job as we build a new institution, and is can wear many hats as you:

  • Implement and contribute to development strategy and co-create work culture within a museum centered on uplifting immigrant voices and working-class histories.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with our staff and consultants as well as our board and volunteer committees on a variety of projects and programs.
  • Feel comfortable providing leadership in some aspects of your work and offering assistance in others.
  • Work behind-the-scenes and interface closely with visitors and donors.
  • Coordinate on-site events (designing invitations, tracking attendance, setting up techand furniture, etc.).

This position is a starting point, based on our current size and financial capacity. For the right person, there would be significant room to grow alongside the institution.

About the Reher Center

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History fosters belonging through community, work, and bread. Based in historic Reher’s Bakery in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood, the Reher Center draws upon the history of the Reher family as well as the multitude of immigration stories of the Hudson Valley to create relevant programming that engages and empowers visitors.

Responsibilities will include:

Development

  • Contribute to and execute Reher Center fundraising strategy
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising campaigns, events, and donor tours in-person in the Reher Center Gallery or courtyard
  • Support Reher Center donor relations, including managing Little Green Light donor management database (tracking donations, acknowledgements, membership, and sponsorship fulfillment)
  • Co-lead weekly Fundraising Committee meetings and assist with related administrative tasks
  • Administer grants, and assist with grant writing

Gallery Operations Coordinator

  • Staff Saturday gallery hour and occasional public programs that may be scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends
  • Create and maintain systems, schedules, and manuals for gallery maintenance, staffing, and upkeep
  • Help coordinate and oversee exhibition (de-)installations
  • Develop and coordinate gallery rental program

Qualifications:

  • Physical comfort climbing interior and exterior stairs on-site
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfort with Google suite and Microsoft suite as well as knowledge or facility learning web app’s such as Eventbrite, Mailchimp and PayPal
  • Little Green Light donor database experience a plus
  • 2+ years experience in Development/Operations preferred
  • Spanish language literacy preferred

Position Details

Hrs: 20/week, Saturday afternoon work required and some evenings
Pay: $22-$25/hr depending on experience

Physical Considerations

Applicants should be able to lift up to 20 lbs, and 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.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

In accordance with Reher Center policies, all candidates must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to the Reher Center HR committee in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@ReherCenter.org by June 10th, 2022; applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please put Development and Gallery Operations Coordinator in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Reher Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.