Job Opportunities

Café Assistant

JOB TITLE: Café Assistant

1 day – Saturday or Sunday, 
5.5 hours (10:30-4:00)


JOB SUMMARY: Café Omi is looking for a new part-time café assistant to work Saturdays or Sundays, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Ideal candidate will be friendly, organized person who is able to multitask and handle a large volume of customers during our busy summer season. Food industry experience preferred.

Café assistants are occasionally asked to assist with Omi events, particularly in the summer and fall. This position has potential to grow in the next year. 


  • Open/Close Café register
  • Greet customers & answer questions about food
  • Operate cash register
  • Work as a team with one other café staff member to serve food and beverages
  • Track café inventory
  • Clean café and sitting area throughout and at the end of each day

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to

Omi is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Lifeguard for Camp Omi

Education Omi seeks a Lifeguard for Camp Omi, a 7-week, arts-based summer program running from June 26 through August 11. The Lifeguard will oversee all swimming activities that occur at the swimming pool, supervise a second lifeguard and staff members during swimming activities, and implement the Camp safety plan.


  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • hold an accepted and current CPR certificate
  • possess a current certification in a training course for lifeguard supervision and management
  • have at least one season of experience as a lifeguard

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • maintain safety standards of swimming pool and swimming area daily
  • implement swimmer buddy system on a weekly basis
  • give swimming tests on a weekly basis to new campers
  • oversee other lifeguards and staff at swimming pool

Time commitment:

  • Minimum of 15-20 hours per week as Camp Omi Lifeguard (opportunity for more hours if interested in camp counselor position outside of the needed lifeguarding hours)
  • 7 weeks total, June 24 - August 11
  • Compensation, $15.00/hr

Teaching Artists for Camp Omi

Education Omi seeks Teaching Artists for Camp Omi, a 6-week, arts-based summer program running from June 26 through August 4.
The Teaching Artist will collaborate with another T.A. to build a curriculum meeting the creative, developmental, and experiential needs of children from 4 to 13 years old.

6 Positions Available in the following areas:

  • Sculpture/Installation
  • Music/Performance
  • Creative Studies (writing, art-in-nature, science in art, interdisciplinary art and ideas)
  • "Artgarten" (4-5 year-old program, MUST have early childhood experience)


  • Teaching experience, preferably with primary school-aged children
  • An active art practice
  • Ability to be flexible and communicate well with others
  • Dedication to planning and studio preparation
  • Knowledge of contemporary artists and artworks
  • College Degree or current college student status preferred
  • Must be 18+

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with fellow Teaching Artist to build a 6 week curriculum
  • Submit weekly lesson plans, including lesson goal, projected activities, materials needed and artist/artwork inspiration
  • Implement daily lessons
  • Set up and clean up of daily studio and materials
  • Manage and supervise groups of children through daily activities when not teaching
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Participate in all other aspects of the scheduled day including lunch and snack times, swimming, and play.

Time commitment:

  • 35 hours per week Teaching and managing children
  • 5 hours per week planning projects, preparing materials, and attending staff meetings
  • 6 weeks total- June 24 - August 5 (plus 1-2 planning meetings)
  • Compensation- $15.00/hr


To be considered for a Teaching Artist position, please email your cover letter and resume to Sasha Sicurella,

Project Assistant

JOB TITLE: Project Assistant


Compensation: $13/hr


The Art Omi Project Assistant is in charge of helping and coordinating Artists Projects, with the supervision of Facilities Director and Project Manager David Boylan.


6 -week period: May 30 - July 14.


AVG # OF DAYS/HOURS PER WEEK: The job is 6-week full-time temporary, including some weekends. This includes a week of setup and a week of cleanup. It is 8 hours a day, mostly 9am to 5:30pm, 5 days a week, with half an hour lunch break at 1pm. Lunch is provided during residency. After the six week period other facilities related work may be available depending on need.


JOB SUMMARY: The Project Assistant will work closely with the Project Manager/Facilities Director (David Boylan) and Residency Director (Claudia Cannizzaro) in helping the resident artists plan and develop their projects.


Project Assistant will be in charge of helping the artists with their projects and will work closely with the shop manager.


The Shop Manager will be primarily in charge of maintaining the shop, keeping the tools in proper order, and helping the residents who come into the shop. These two positions are considered Assistant positions and neither is superior to the other. The positions' tasks and responsibilities overlap on a daily basis, the division of labor is not always clear cut, however each assistant must be up to date on things concerning their department.


The Project Assistant must have own car and be familiar with various tools from router, circular saw to any other power tools present in the Omi woodshop and must know how to safely install art installations, fix furniture when needed, and daily maintain/oversee a barn converted into studios including making sure garbage is taken out, dumpsters are emptied properly, tools are returned in proper order, etc.


Additionally, the Project Assistant may be required to run errands to find and buy material for the artists' projects.


The project Assistant will report to David who will review and approve timesheets, but may be assigned errands on a need basis by Residency Coordinator Katie Rotman, who reports to Claudia Cannizzaro. Katie will check with David if project assistants can help out with errands, when needed.


The Project Assistant must be sociable, patient and interested in working in a multicultural environment. There will be an ongoing list of residency related maintenance projects and tasks that the Assistants will be expected to work on when not assisting artists.


There will be plenty of occasion for all staff to interact and socialize with the artists: aside from the half an hour lunch break, assistants are welcome to stay after 5:30pm should they want to engage into private conversation and projects with the artists. Assistants are required to maintain a social but professional attitude during the work hours.


The Project Assistant will be required to work some weekends and some evening hours, and must have their time off approved by David in advance.


During Open Weekend Assistants take over a greater variety of tasks in addition to their usual work routine. Aside from helping the artists finish their projects—a task that must be completed by Friday July 7—on July 8 and 9 Assistants clean up the barn, coordinate and oversee parking for the artists, staff and public events, among other things.



  • Must have own car
  • Must know the local area and local business/resources within 2 hours drive from the center
  • Knowledge of power tools and Omi's woodshop
  • Must be personable, patient and eager to work in an international setting where some artists may not speak English very well
  • Highly organized, assistants must be able to multitask and prioritize
  • Assistants with a background in the arts preferred, though not necessary
  • Art Omi does not provide accommodations: assistants must arrange for their accommodations independently


BENEFITS: If you love the arts, this job might be the most stimulating experience in your life! You will meet and interact with very interesting artists from all over the globe, whose media vary from painting to performance and video work. This is a great chance to be exposed to an energetic and stimulating environment, and to enrich your own life/career experience.

Volunteer at Omi!

We are looking for volunteers for our busy summer season! Do you love the arts? Enjoy meeting like-minded people? Art Omi is a rich community resource that relies on the support of neighbors like you to bring international music, dance, writing, and visual arts to the Hudson Valley. To learn more about volunteering email Kit Fraser at

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