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About Boscobel

Overview

The mission of Boscobel House and Gardens is to engage diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature.

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of wealthy Loyalists. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, it was demolished. Preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them fifteen miles north, where the Neoclassical mansion was restored back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur. Boscobel was saved as a beautiful piece of art.

Now an esteemed Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts from the Federal period, Boscobel offers tours of our Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of our grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Boscobel directly overlooks Constitution Marsh toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, showcasing dramatic views of the Hudson River.

Open Wednesday through Monday from mid-April to December, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. Children are always welcome.

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Staff

Our dedicated, passionate team

Jennifer Carlquist

Jennifer Carlquist

Executive Director

Jennifer Carlquist is a 20-year museum professional specializing in period interiors, and decorative arts that were made, collected, and/or retailed in America. She joined Boscobel as Curator in 2015, creating the award-winning exhibitions Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now (2016) and Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques (2017).

Ms. Carlquist lectures widely on design history, including for SUNY New Paltz, the New York School of Interior Design, and the Victorian Society in America Summer Schools. She holds a certificate in Museum Studies and is a graduate of the Cooper-Hewitt’s M.A. Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies, the University of Minnesota, and the Attingham Summer School.

Lauren Daisley

Lauren Daisley

Director of Communications

Lauren directs Boscobel’s content, messaging, publicity, advertising, and digital initiatives. She has led high-impact communications campaigns for some of the country’s leading experts at Fortune 500 companies. Lauren’s writing appears in outlets including Newsday, Salon, Parents, and The Morning News. A former host on SiriusXM, WNYC, and WQXR, she has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC, and the CBC. Lauren is a graduate of N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Lisa DiMarzo

Lisa DiMarzo

Museum Educator

Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo is one of the most inventive, sought-after educators in the Hudson Valley. A naturalist with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, she has spent 20 years developing family programming on Hudson River history and ecology. Boscobel visitors of every age and background benefit from her ability to distill information, develop workable program logistics, and engage audiences through active learning.

Colleen Fogarty

Colleen Fogarty

Private Events Manager

Colleen oversees weddings, corporate retreats, workshops, celebrations, and multi-cultural events at Boscobel. She has experience in event management and retail, and has a portfolio of interior design work for Hudson Valley businesses and historic entities. Prior to joining Boscobel, Colleen was Principal at Gift Horse Interiors as well as Developer and President of QuikCurtains.com.

Edward Glisson

Edward Glisson

Director of Visitor Engagement

At Boscobel, Ed’s focus is delivering exceptional experiences to diverse audiences. Ed is the co-founder of CausBuzz, a network platform supporting incentive-based services for schools. Previously, he was the Executive Director at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and the Director of Exhibitions at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. He holds an M.S. in Human Resources Management.

Diane Gocha

Diane Gocha

Director of Finance and HR

Diane is responsible for finance, human resources, contracts, and insurance at Boscobel. After working as an auditor for three years in New York City, she held business management positions at Bell Atlantic, a nonprofit childcare center is Massachusetts, and the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Diane earned a B.B.A. from Pace in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting.

Dana Hammond

Dana Hammond

Development Manager

Dana manages fundraising and membership initiatives at Boscobel. She has nearly a decade of fundraising and nonprofit experience, having worked for Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Abilities First in Poughkeepsie. She serves on the Education Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals- Hudson Valley Chapter. Dana graduated with a Master’s in International Relations from Hult University in London and a Master’s in Special Education from Brooklyn College.

John Malone

John Malone

Facilities Manager

John directs operations and security at Boscobel. For twenty years, John worked at M&T Bank as the Capital District / Hudson Valley Region Property Manager, overseeing all bank-owned properties and rentals. Happily married with two children for over 30 years, John is a member of the Elks and a local Multiple Sclerosis fundraising group. He rescues dogs and enjoys boating and snowmobiling.

Board Members and Annual Report

Board Members:

Mr. Barnabas McHenry, President

Mr. William J. Burback
Mr. Gilman S. Burke, Esq.
Mr. Henry N. Christensen, Jr.
Ms. Susan Davidson
Ms. Meg Downey
Col. James M. Johnson
Mr. Peter M. Kenny
Mr. Arnold S. Moss
Mr. Frederick H. Osborn III
Mr. Alexander Reese
Mr. McKelden Smith
Ms. Maria Stein-Marrison
Ms. Margaret Tobin
Ms. Denise Doring VanBuren

Careers

Data Entry Specialist (Part-Time)

Boscobel House and Gardens seeks a Data Entry Specialist to support its administrative efforts, including finance, development, retail, and programs. Boscobel preserves and shares the extraordinary beauty and historical significance of its Neoclassical mansion, renowned collection of early 19th-century decorative arts, and iconic Hudson River landscape. The museum serves a broadening audience through an expanding variety of programs and community collaborations.

The newly established Data Entry Specialist position marks a commitment to upgrade its internal technology, thereby improving the visitor experience, strengthening relationships with current and future constituents, and maximizing staff efficiency. In 2019 Boscobel launches its first comprehensive database, Altru (a Blackbaud product), to manage ticketing and retail sales, contributions, and constituent data. The Data Entry Specialist will be responsible for correctly entering information into Altru, maintaining its accuracy, and retrieving data regularly for reports, merged correspondence, etc. The Data Entry Specialist works closely with Boscobel’s team of talented, collegial managers, and reports directly to the Director of Finance and Human Resources.

Specific duties to be performed:

  • Responsible for managing the database for retail merchandise: input vendor information and product purchases, and run sales and inventory reports, and maintain the inventory records.
  • Enter financial donations, update constituent records including contact info, etc.; check for and merging duplicate constituent records. Run reports as needed.
  • Entering program information to facilitate program sales/reservations, including program details, times and day, ticket availability, and program resources. Run reports as needed.
  • Support administrative staff members with data entry, mailings, filing, and similar tasks as needed.
  • All other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to enter information accurately and efficiently
  • Proficient in database software and all Microsoft Office applications
  • Effective verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational abilities
  • Discretion both internally and externally

The position is part-time, currently budgeted to average 16 hours/wk, 4 hours over 4 days. Boscobel is an equal opportunity employer. Boscobel especially encourages applications from individuals with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Interested and qualified individuals, and recommendations of the same, are encouraged to submit their application by February 1 electronically to Diane Gocha, Director of Finance and Human Resources and should include the following:

  • cover letter
  • résumé or CV highlighting related experience
  • two professional references, including name, email, phone, and relationship
  • preferred start date

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13-15/hour

Experience: Data Entry: 1 year (Required)

Working days: Monday through Friday

Hours per week: 10-19

This job will require you to pass a background check: Yes

Overtime often available: No

Typical start time: 9:00am

Apply

Boscobel is committed to diversifying its audience and workforce. Veterans and candidates of any gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and cultural background are encouraged to apply.

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