We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

House Assistant


Part-time (28 hours per week)

MacDowell, the nation’s oldest multidisciplinary artist residency program, seeks a dependable and detail-oriented House Assistant to join our team. The primary responsibility will be to sustain ideal working and living conditions for approximately 30 artists in residence at our Peterborough campus.

This position is part-time, non-exempt, with a base schedule of 28 hours a week; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Candidates must have some prior cleaning experience, a valid driver’s license, and be able to regularly lift 25 lbs. and occasionally lift 40 lbs.


Compensation is commensurate with experience ($15-17/hour) with employer contributions to retirement, and paid time off.


Peterborough, NH


Please fill out an application in person at: 100 High Street, Peterborough NH or email a CV and handwritten cover note to employment@macdowell.org. We will begin reviewing applications on August 1.

Equal Opportunity Statement

MacDowell is committed to diversity and inclusion, and a more equitable arts and cultural sector. Our work requires a team that together represents a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. In our offices in Chelsea, New York and Peterborough, New Hampshire, we aim to create workplaces where a mix of talented people can do their best work and bring out the best in each other.  Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from populations underrepresented in the arts and nonprofits are strongly encouraged to apply.

MacDowell is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.