Join our Team

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 currently a fiscally-sponsored organization awaiting our 501 (c ) (3) designation by the IRS. 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

Volunteer/Internship Posting: Historic Bakery Tour Guide Intern or Volunteer

Description:

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History seeks storytellers from all backgrounds to join our Volunteer Historic Bakery Tour Guide community. Because our Historic Bakery tours are accessible via guided tour only, guides are the face of the museum.

Historic Bakery Tours visit the Retail Shop ca 1959 to learn about Sunday mornings mid-century, when Kingstonians from the German, Irish, Italian, and Polish communities converged at Reher's Bakery to pick up rolls for breakfast on their way home from church. In the oven room, we explore the historic 1916 oven and 1947 dough mixer, and learn how Frank Reher and his six children each played a role in running this business and supporting the family.

We began piloting our public weekend Historic Bakery Tours program in July, 2021. We are seeking volunteers to lead these tours for the public weekends through this November. We intend to offer several content and skills-based trainings throughout the winter for interns and volunteer guides, and recommence our weekend public tours program on site in the Spring.

Position Description:  

You will lead weekend Historic Bakery Tours at least two weekend days each month during October and November, 2021. Our tours focus on narrative history, storytelling, and visitor engagement. You are an enthusiastic and engaging storyteller who is interested in history, migration, and related contemporary issues. You are committed to visitor engagement, flexible and creative in adjusting your tour to meet the needs of visitors.

You also must have comfort with using an ipad and Bluetooth speaker and doing basic trouble-shooting of these devices during the tour. Also, please be comfortable using Zoom and google drive on the computer, as we use these platforms to meet, and share training and scheduling materials.

For interns: This project can be expanded to include additional research and curatorial tasks, depending on the number or hours required and interest/experience of the intern.

As a Guide you will: 

  • Provide an inclusive museum experience for all visitors and exhibit a genuine desire to work in a front-facing education role
  • Engage visitors of all backgrounds in interactive tour experiences.
  • Maintain open and professional communication with managers
  • Attend mandatory meetings

Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must be available to observe two weekend tours during the months of August or September, and attend a 2-hour training in September, date tbd.
  • Work as a guide at the Reher Center on Saturdays from 11:30-2:15 or Sundays from 1:30-4:15 on two weekend days in both October and November.
  • Applicants fluent in English and Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.  Individuals with experience in museum or K-12 education, or with ELL teaching experience are encouraged to apply and will be given preference.
  • Applicants with at least a high school diploma, a GED, or relevant experience are preferred.

Physical Considerations 

  • Applicants must feel comfortable standing for long periods of time.
  • As 99-101 Broadway is a historic space with stairs and minimal climate control, applicants must be prepared for these conditions.

Intern and volunteer application period will end September 10th.

How to Apply: 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Info@ReherCenter.org. In your cover letter tell us why you want to volunteer/intern with us, how your experience is relevant, and why you feel connected to the work we do here. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.