Employment Opportunities

Interpretive Program Manager


Basic Responsibilities: This is professional museum work in planning, implementing and evaluating public programming at Old Fort Niagara.


Principle duties:


1.     Schedules interpretive staff to carry out programs according to the annual plan and periodic updates to the plan. Insures that necessary staff is on duty to carry out all scheduled programs. This includes daily programs, outreach programs, education programs and special event programming.

2.     Supervises interpretive staff and volunteers on a daily basis. Insures that staff and volunteer time is used wisely, engaging visitors and providing demonstration projects for staff between formal programs.

3.     Evaluates the work of interpretive staff and solicits feedback from staff.

4.     Develops training materials and trains interpretive staff.

5.     Works closely with guide supervisor to coordinate living history programs with tours of the Fort.

6.     Supervises the inventory, condition assessment, repair and replacement of interpretive clothing, arms and equipment, including functional artillery and cookware.

7.     Maintains a neat and orderly office and storage area environment.

8.     Personally leads interpretive programs and sets a positive example for subordinate staff.

9.     Works with administrative staff in the development of interpretive and educational programs.

10.  Supervises the development and implementation of the historic trades program.

11.   Supervises the planning, implementation and evaluation of special events. Directly supervises Snowshoe Patrol, Patriots Day, Civil War Artillery School, Soldiers through the Ages, Soldiers of the Revolution, Assists with Rebels and Redcoats, French and Indian War Encampment, War of 1812 Encampment, Castle by Candlelight, and French Day.

12.  Oversees all black powder safety and compliance with New York State and Federal standards and regulations.

13.  Works with curator on the interpretation of period rooms and exhibits.

14.  Other duties as required.

Closes March 15, 2017.

Send resume and cover letter to remerson@oldfortniagara.org. No phone calls please.

Part Time Office Clerk

We are now accepting applications for a part time office clerk. Duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and directing incoming calls, group reservations, membership processing, bulk mailings, clerical tasks and maintaining the organization's master schedule. Applicant must possess communication, organizational and computer skills. Also must be customer service and detail oriented with the ability to work independently in an open office environment. FAX resume to (716) 745-9141 or mail to Old Fort Niagara, Post Office Box 169, Youngstown, NY 14174.
Closes February 28.

Tour Guides

Tired of historical amnesia so rampant in today's society? You can make a difference by helping kids, educating interesting people from throughout the world and promoting our region's fascinating past!

Our Volunteer Tour Guides (Docents) help school students and general visitors understand and appreciate the rich history of Fort Niagara and the Niagara Region.  

Tour Guide Training is in April. Watch this page for additional information. Contact Gen Montante at (716) 745-7611 ext. 221.




Hours of Operation

The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

  • Jan - June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July - Aug - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sept - Dec - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Please note: Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.


Support the Fort

Old Fort Niagara is operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association, an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1927. We do not rely on tax dollars. Instead, the Fort is funded through a combination of admission fees, museum shop sales and charitable contributions.

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