Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum!

We take a holistic approach to learning by presenting families and their children with a broad range of learning activities and experiences. Through rich and relevant STEM programming and exhibits, we elevate a child’s ability and appreciation for learning through age 12.

We also work with school districts to serve as an educational resource for the region – one that engages, educates, and connects students, teachers, and families.

Additionally, the museum operates a 7,000 square foot pavilion on the waterfront of the Hudson River that features a farmers’ market. Our museum is the first children’s museum in the country to operate a public farmers market as a strategy for fighting food insecurity and advancing community health.

If you are someone who is passionate about the museum, who thrives on being a part of the team effort, and has interest in understanding everything we do and why we do it, we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Job Openings

STEAM Educator and Field Trip Coordinator

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) is seeking an innovative STEAM Educator and Field Trip Coordinator with a passion for education, that is looking to challenge the traditional boundaries of where formal and informal education meet, to achieve more effective and impactful educational outcomes. Based on your combination of education and practical experience, you will bring a fresh perspective of how to excite and engage young minds, sparking the curiosity required for them to love and pursue learning for a lifetime.

CLICK HERE to download application instructions and complete Position Description.


Guest Experience Associate (Part-Time)

(We are not actively hiring for this position at this time – please check back.)

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) is seeking a friendly, outgoing and motivated individual to join our Guest Experience Team. Must be capable of delivering legendary customer service to diverse audiences. This is an entry-level position with opportunities for advancement based on skill set and performance.

CLICK HERE to download application instructions and complete Position Description.

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a passionate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Aerial view of museum with Hudson River and Mid-Hudson bridge

About Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley Region

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum is located in the heart of the historic Hudson Riverfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Metro-North train station, fabulous restaurants and a revitalized city waterfront park. An hour and a half north of New York City, Poughkeepsie and the Mid-Hudson region is a favorite destination for weekend travelers. There’s an abundance of natural scenic beauty, arts, cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities, historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and more! The area is known for its incredible destinations that are truly unique to Dutchess, such as the the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the FDR Presidential Library, Walkway Over the Hudson, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, to name a few. Additionally, it is home to remarkable institutions of higher education, including Vassar College, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, the Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College.  Click here to take an aerial tour of the area.