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We are the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, located in Niagara Falls, New York, and it is our mission to share the historic roles of the people of Niagara Falls in facilitating freedom for the oppressed, and we invite you to connect with our stories.

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We align with the American Alliance of Museums’ position that diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all aspects of museum structure and programming are vital to the future viability, relevance, and sustainability of museums.

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Visitor Services Manager

Hours: 35 - 40 hours/week 

Salary: $20/hour 

Status: Non-exempt 

The Visitor Services Manager helps ensure the smooth administration and operation of the Heritage Center. This role has four essential functions: to manage the daily operations of the museum; to manage the museum shop; to account for daily financial transactions; and to function as an historic interpreter as a member of the Visitor Experience Team. 

A successful candidate has a love of history and a passion for social justice, is extremely attentive to detail and an excellent communicator, and will feel confident and comfortable providing educational experiences to visitors of different backgrounds. 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter highlighting the Minimum Qualifications to:

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

info@niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org or 825 Depot Ave. West, Niagara Falls, NY 14305

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Visitor Experience Specialist 

Hours: 20 – 30 hours/week 

Salary: $14.00/hour 

Status: Non-exempt 

The Visitor Experience team is the public face and front line staff for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. This role has three essential functions: to guide visitors and interpret history; to assist our visitors in a professional manner; and to support the museum through administrative tasks. A successful candidate will have a love of history and a passion for social justice, will feel confident and comfortable providing educational experiences to visitors of different backgrounds, and will be able to complete detail-oriented tasks.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter highlighting the Minimum Qualifications to:

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

info@niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org or 825 Depot Ave. West, Niagara Falls, NY 14305

See the full job description. ››

 

Internships

The Center offers year-round internships and volunteer opportunities. The Heritage Center currently has several internships available. Select internships are offered in partnership with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (discoverniagara.org). To apply, please submit a current resume/CV, cover letter, and internship preferred, to the Heritage Center Director, Ally Spongr at info@niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org, or to other staff as noted in internship description.

Graphic Design Internship

Archival Digitization Internship

Public Art Internship

Underground Railroad Interpretive Programming Internship

Visitor Experience & Special Events Internship