Blue Mountain Center

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

2018 Interns

The Blue Mountain Center (BMC) 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.

Facilities Manager

BMC seeks a mature, organized, self-starting Facilities Manager. BMC is comprised of three 19th -century buildings, two 20th century cottages and ten acres of grounds on a privately owned 1,600-acre estate. The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing the ongoing maintenance of BMC’s buildings and outdoor space. They should have a experience with construction and facilities, the ability to communicate well with local and specialty contractors and staff, and enjoy being in the company of individuals working in art and social justice.

This job is perfect for either an experienced trades person or a hardworking individual eager to learn more about caretaking. The Facilities Manager will need basic handyman skills (plumbing, electric and carpentry) as well as experience working with contractors. They must be pro-active, environmentally sensitive, cost conscious, self-motivated and able to design a multi-year maintenance plan integrated into our busy 8-month season. To learn more or apply please contact BMC by emailing


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).