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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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Employment Opportunities

 All Candidates must complete our standard Watson Homestead Application Form. Click on this link To Apply for any and all advertised positions, complete and send as instructed.

Watson is currently hiring for Buildings and Grounds staff and Front Desk Receptionist. Candidates for all Watson jobs must be willing to work with a team, be able to follow direction, demonstrate initiative and serve all guests with gracious hospitality. See below for specific job requirements:

Buildings and Grounds Staff- This is a full time position. Hours and days of work will vary. Send completed application to

  • Must have previous experience with two or more construction related trades (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, Carpentry, Roofing, etc.).

  • Must be able to lift 100+ pounds, stand for 6 hours indoors/outdoors and through weather extremes.

  • Must be able to bend, dig, lift, carry, climb and engage in strenuous activity.

  • Must have clean driving record, be able to drive a tractor and other Watson vehicles.

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and work independently.

  • Willing and able to perform other tasks as needed to maintain a safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing facility.

  • Must be able to work two weekends per month, some evenings and some holidays.

  • Must be a team player.

Front Desk Receptionist- This is a part-time position. Send completed application to: or

  • Must be able to work Fridays 3:30-7:00 PM, Saturdays noon-7:00 PM and Sundays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.

  • Must be able to move from the front office to other spaces on campus.

  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

  • Must enjoy working with people, be friendly, professional and serve all guests with gracious hospitality.

  • Must be comfortable with technology and have basic grammatical skills.

  • Will staff gift shop when needed.

  • Will assist Guest Services Co-Coordinators and Road Scholar Coordinator with a wide variety of tasks.

  • Must be a team player.