Blue Mountain Center

Supporting writers, artists and activists in Blue Mountain Lake, New York


Head Chef (Seasonal)

Blue Mountain Center is now accepting applications for the position of Head Chef for the 2018 season (April 15 - Thanksgiving, 2018). BMC seeks an experienced Head Chef to work in our spacious, attractive kitchen to provide meals for groups of guests participating in our residential programs for writers, artists and activists.

The Head Chef will be given creative freedom to design menu and meals, and will be encouraged to bring their own culinary style and interests to the position. Traditionally the food at BMC has been simple, hearty, collaborative and mostly vegetarian.

The Head Chef position consists of three primary areas of responsibility: Cooking, Ordering, and Kitchen Management. The BMC kitchen is an open shared space with residential co-workers and guests - requiring flexibility and good communication. Additionally, an active interest in art and social issues will make working at BMC a very rewarding opportunity. Interest in gardening and working with local farms is also a plus.

Benefits include: mid-range salary, year round 2 bedroom house with garden in Blue Mountain Lake (if needed), seasonal health insurance, highly stimulating company and a glorious setting. Please find a full job description here.

Applicants should email a letter of interest including background, interest in the position, and contact information for three references to

2018 Interns

The Blue Mountain Center seeks enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals for internships during our 2018 May-November season. Interns must commit to a stay of at least two months, and are welcome to commit to a longer duration as well.

Interning at BMC is a great way for any person interested in the arts, film, literature and politics to live in a community of cultural workers while learning about the day-to-day operations of a residential non-profit organization. BMC interns are important members of the community and are responsible for helping to manage the smooth flow of our programming along with three other residential staff. The work is varied and typically combines administrative, hosting, and light maintenance/grounds-keeping tasks. Special interests (i.e organic gardening, archival projects, social media, writing, artist support) can also be prioritized in a given intern’s workload as time allows.

Prior experience is not necessary, but a background in the arts and/or activism, experience working in hospitality/ food service/gardening, a love of the outdoors, and administrative and basic computer skills are all assets. Qualified applicants will display enthusiasm, a positive attitude and ability to thrive in a communal living environment. Please find a full job description here.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume and 3 references (name and contact info) to by March 1st, 2018. In your letter please include your preferred 2+ month period within our May-November season.


 Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).

Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).