Jobs! Jobs! New Jobs Listing This Week, 7/31/2019


A reader wrote in, asking us if we had more job listings. She said she'd rather look on A Little Beacon Blog than on Indeed or LinkedIn. Yay! We wanted to make it easier for businesses to list, so we’ve adjusted our Job Listing pricing. We’ve received a few great opportunities that you should know about, and tell your friends about.

But also, there are some art opportunities as well! See below for some open application opportunities.

3 Jobs From ViaHero, a Beacon/NYC-Based Travel/Tech Startup

ViaHero is an exciting new travel company that helps people design their travel plans around local favorites, travel independently, and see a place through a local's eyes. The concept is: Locals Plan. You Travel. ViaHero matches you with a like-minded local. They plan everything you need for your trip. You travel how you want, without missing a thing. ViaHero has been featured in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure and others. Learn more about ViaHero here.

Web UX/UI Designer (part-time) At ViaHero

  • Work with our COO and product team to develop the scope of a new feature.

  • Develop drawings, wireframes and final designs, through iterative feedback.

  • Work with our engineering team to ensure the feature is executed successfully.

  • 3+ years of UX/UI experience required, preferably with an online consumer brand.

  • Bonus: HTML, CSS, Javascript or React experience.

  • $50-70/hourly rate based on experience

More Details >

Marketing Manager/Director at ViaHero

  • Develop and execute the marketing strategy across all ViaHero channels including content marketing, affiliate partner marketing, customer referral marketing and performance marketing (email, retargeting ads, prospecting ads).

  • Craft a marketing plan that accelerates momentum and evangelism among our 20,000 paying travelers.

  • $60-85k/annual salary; competitive salary based on experience, with stock options and bonuses; awesome health insurance benefits

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Mid-Level Full-Stack Engineer at ViaHero

  • Design, develop, test and deploy new, innovative features on our web app.

  • Collaborate with the team on product management, UX design and feature prioritization.

  • You have 2+ years of experience writing JavaScript.

  • You have experience developing scalable APIs and databases with Node.js and MongoDB or comparable technologies.

  • $75-110k/annual salary; competitive salary based on experience, with stock options and bonuses; awesome health insurance benefits

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City Of Newburgh Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Hiring Administrative Positions - PART TIME

The City of Newburgh Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has two positions available in its office. The positions can be combined or remain separate. The first position is for bookkeeping, and the second position is for secretarial services to assist the Executive Director. A background in modified accrual accounting is required for the bookkeeping position. Candidates with PARIS and/or IDA work experience will be given preference, but experience is not necessary.


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OPTOMETRIST at Luxe Optique

Luxe Optique is searching for an optometrist to join a growing team and recently expanded practice. We are a well-established full-service optical practice in Beacon, NY, providing the best eyewear and eyecare experience to our flourishing clientele. Applicants should:

  • Be licensed to practice optometry in New York State.

  • Have a passion for providing excellent patient care.

  • Be knowledgeable and confident working with pediatric and adult patients.

  • Perform routine comprehensive eye exams and vision care procedures.

  • Provide extreme attention to detail and thorough examinations.

  • Administer special testing as needed.

  • Customize patient treatment based on individual needs in order to improve or correct vision.

More Details >

New Job Listings from Luxe Optique: Licensed Optician And An Optometrist

Luxe Optique has two positions available at their Main Street boutique - a Licensed Optician and Optometrist. As a member of the Luxe Optique team, you will have the opportunity to work with curated handcrafted eyewear collections from around the world, as well as sophisticated affordable lines. Luxe Optique’s mission is to provide all of their clients with the best eyewear experience possible, so a passion for providing the absolute best customer service is a must!

Licensed Optician

Luxe Optique is searching for a full/part time licensed optician to join our growing team and recently expanded store. We are a well-established full-service optical store in Beacon, NY, providing the best eyewear experience to our flourishing clientele.


  • New York state licensed optician

  • Must have a passion for providing excellent customer service

  • Available to work weekends

  • Eyewear sales experience is a must

  • Knowledge of dispensing and adjusting frames

  • Reliable and excellent work ethic

  • Great sense of style

  • Must work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience working with high-end eyewear is preferred

  • Must be organized and pay extreme attention to detail


Luxe Optique is searching for an Optometrist to join our growing team and recently expanded practice. We are a well-established full-service optical practice in Beacon, NY, providing the best eyewear and eyecare experience to our flourishing clientele.


  • Perform routine comprehensive eye exams and vision care procedures

  • Provide extreme attention to detail and thorough examinations

  • Administer special testing as needed

  • Customize patient treatment based on individual needs in order to improve or correct vision

  • Assess the need for a third-party referral

  • Contact lens evaluation/insertion and removal

  • Tend to eye emergencies as needed

  • Coordinate patient care with in-house providers and opticians

  • Strictly comply with HIPAA standards and regulations in handling patient information

  • Effectively perform a variety of other projects as may be required


  • License to practice optometry in New York State

  • Must have a passion for providing excellent patient care

  • Knowledge and confidence working with pediatric and adult patients

  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records software is helpful

Both positions are available immediately. People interested in either position can contact and send their resumes to

Exciting New Frames From Anne & Valentin Visiting Luxe Optique

What a delightful surprise while making our sponsor rounds today for this weekend’s Friday Feature in the newsletter (subscribe if you haven’t!). When stepping into Luxe Optique, we got to see a real live stylist and representative from Anne & Valentin with the newest designs.

Often, actually, we stumble in when a major line is in the store with all of their suitcases filled with precious goodies while we’re collecting a feature photo.

Meet Andry pictured here. He was sooo nice, and knew all about the designer curves of all of these new frames. Look for Luxe Optique’s feature photo in their sponsor spot this Friday!

Discover more shops in A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide! You can always tap Guides and Calendars in the navigation above - from your computer or mobile.


A Big Thank You To Our Supporting Sponsors Of The Shopping Guide!

A big Thank You to the sponsors and supporting businesses of A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide!

This is a Guide we created that includes all shops in Beacon (if we missed you, email us!), and businesses have the opportunity to stand out with a Sponsor Spot to show readers photos inside of their shops, and special events.

Supporting Sponsors include Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, Binnacle Books and La Mère Clothing + Goods. Thank you so much! Your ongoing support helps us maintain these Guides, and produce the Happening This Weekend newsletter that everybody loves that comes out on Fridays. We’re busy working on that today!

An exciting weekend is coming up, with Second Saturday and the Parade of Green! You can always visit the Shopping Guide here, that lists all shops with addresses and links. Share with your friends who are visiting! Or use it yourself to go inside the stores! You'll be so happy you did.

If you run a business and are interested in participating, click here to our Media Kit for details.

Happening This Weekend 11/23/2018 : Happy Black Friday!

Happy Friday... Black Friday, that is! We hope you are continuing to have a wonderful holiday weekend. The shops in Beacon have been decorating to create a delightful experience for you. Visit them, and tag us with what you find! You must stop into the new shop, La Mère Clothing + Goods, who just joined with A Little Beacon Blog as an editorial sponsor partner! That means we get to gush about what's inside their store...

We're kicking it off with a few hot deals from the shops around you!
Find shops' addresses in A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide:

La Mère Clothing + Goods:
All-day deals including 15% off your purchase from 10 am to 1 pm; 10% off your purchase from 1 pm to 7 pm; free "Beauty Blender" with $50 purchase (while supplies last). All purchases of $200 or more will be entered to win the Holiday Survival Kit (quilted makeup bag, super-soft ringer tee, beauty masks, OPI nail polish, Brooklyn Candle Studio travel candle, and more!)
Luxe Optique:
Receive 15% off your glasses purchase when you have Luxe Optique check what your insurance covers out of network. Yeah - it's that simple.
Lambs Hill Bridal:
Come into the boutique and see their new "Moonlight Windows" at night.
King & Curated:
(the high-end, hand-crafted jewelry store next door to Lambs Hill)
Save 15% on purchases $100 and over, and 20% on purchases of $500 or more.
Jake's Main Street Music:
(near Towne Crier)
Sale on musical gifts, instruments and stocking stuffers. Includes select instruments like ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, violins, and more.
Beetle + Fred:
Insane deals on fabric, from to 20% to 40% off almost any fabric in the store, including some new patterns, and clearance. Whoa.
Bra Fit Expert:
10% to 20% off bras, panties and pajamas.
beBhakti Yoga:
Get 40 days of unlimited yoga for $99 (expires 12/31/18) or one year of unlimited yoga for $999.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Roger’s Folly’s Presents La Familia Swinging Blues Band
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 8 to 11:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Christmas Tree Lighting at Visitors Center in Polhill Park
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm (rain date set for Saturday, December 1)
Location: Polhill Park, intersection of Main Street and Wolcott/Route 9D, Beacon, NY
Information >

Broadway In Beacon Presents Happy Holidays
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Pre-Holiday Vintage Pop-Up @ Colorant
Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2018
Time: Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Colorant, 146 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Kaleidoscope Pop-Up at Zora Dora's
Popping up 'till the end of February
Time: 9 am to 7 or 8 pm, days may vary
Location: Zora Dora's, 201 Main St., Beacon, NY

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Gifting glasses from Luxe Optique is totally possible and easy - even if your gift-giver is out of town. Simply call Luxe Optique at (845) 838-2020 and they can arrange everything. To "Get Luxed" is truly an experience. You are sure to find a pair of glasses that fit your personality.

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
You're going to find so much inside of one of Beacon's newest boutiques, L a M è r e Clothing + Goods. Think comfort paired with fashion, like hoodie sweaters, jeans and boots, as well as scarves and chunky blankets. Store owner April completes your ensemble by selling perfume and OPI nail polish. Find things for the home as well! Black Friday deals are on - see the top of this edition for details, or check right here.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3
(near the historic dummy light)
Have you seen the "Moonlight Windows" at Lambs Hill? Drive or walk down to 1 East Main and gaze at the pretty holiday windows. Get a warm mocha from Trax, and (carefully!) step inside the stores. You will be amazed and inspired. Peek inside Lambs Hill here, and see what the shops at 1 East Main look like at night here.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning dining needs!

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.
Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
This charming and newly renovated home in Newburgh is filled with sunlight, and situated close to things to do. It is listed at $199,900 and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. According to Realtor Sarah Beckham Hooff: "A super chill neighborhood is within walking distance to the best bagel shop in Newburgh called Lox Stock & Bake." This home includes a walk-up attic, which is great for storage. Be a part of the change happening in Newburgh now...
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Menorah Lighting: Starting Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 pm, one wheel will be lit for Hanukkah each night. Note: On Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8, lighting will be at 4:30 pm. Each wheel will be illuminated in honor of something special. See the honorees here. Details about the lighting >
Bicycle Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 8. Activities start at 4pm.
4 pm: A festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio
4:30 pm: Seventh Night of Hanukkah – BeaconArts + Beacon Hebrew Alliance Bicycle Menorah Lighting
4:45 pm: Community Caroling with Gina Samardge and Compass Arts
5 pm: Santa arrives, led in by the Beacon Music Factory’s one and only Women’s Drum Corps! Santa's arrival will be followed by a countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting.
Santa will be staying to greet families until 6 pm.

A Little Beacon Space
Bring the eggnog! 'Tis the season for Holiday Business Parties! Looking for a space for your special event? There is still time to book with A Little Beacon Space.

A Little Beacon Space
Saturday, December 8, 2018
A Handmade Pop-Up Shop for one day only! Featuring Allegory (jewelry), Anna West (paintings), Teller Hill (eco-friendly dog accessories), Reklaimed (fabric flowers and more, from the creator of Beacon's original pop-up shop Cherry Bomb!), and Moss Pocket (small-batch ceramic wares).
Details >

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Antalek & Moore can find the best insurance for your home, car, business, event, and more. You can still work directly with the insurance company you go with, like Progressive or Travelers, like if you want to pay your bill over the phone or ask a question. For no extra cost, the folks at Antalek & Moore do the research for you and act as your advocate if you need to file a claim or if anything else goes wrong.
Call them today at (845) 831-4300, or visit them at 340 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508.
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle is having a Black Friday sale on membership. Save 25% off the yearly plan, and 20% off the half-year plan.
Get the Details >

Katie James, Inc.

NEW Special Rate: "The Do It Together" hourly rate is designed for people who use Squarespace and MailChimp, and want to get work done on their websites or newsletters. During this session, sit with Katie as she makes the changes with you to your website. The session can include design and strategy during your time. Studio rate is $350/hour, but the Do It Together package is $150/hour. Zip through your to-do list - quick!
Contact for Details >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is available to all businesses in Beacon, as well as others nearby. Membership and event opportunities are available to help connect businesses.
Learn More >
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Until next week!

Luxe Optique Expands Next Door - Use The Door On Right!


Luxe Optique came to Beacon about two years ago. It wasn’t the first glasses store that owner Laurie Riehle had opened - and it won’t even be her last. Prior to coming to Beacon with her loyal crew, Laurie sold her optics shop in Warwick, NY, but couldn’t sit still. She moved into 183 Main Street, the spot on the corner of Main Street and Cliff Street that had been the location of School of Jellyfish, the curious combo shop that was half sustainable architecture teachings, and half hot chocolate bar and source of an award-winning truffle (really, it was a place to present green architecture with bait of really good chocolate - it worked).

After a time, the building that housed Luxe Optique went up for sale, and Laurie went for it. She bought the building, which included two storefronts. At the time, Beacon Pilates was upstairs (they have since moved to West Main Street by Brett’s Hardware, with better parking - and you can always find their outpost at All Sport) and Bellus on Main, one of my personal favorite boutiques while they were here for high-end shoes.

Stretchin’ Their Legs

Luxe Optique are collectors of distinct lines of hand-crafted glasses, and have fantastic eye doctors to give eye exams to adults and kids in their store for glasses and contact prescriptions. You can see how Luxe Optique quickly got crowded with their ever-growing number of frames for kids and adults, and the eye exam office. Luxe Optique began an expansion into the second storefront. For now, the original side of the store on the left is under construction, and the new side on the right is open!

Look for the following enhancements when the work is complete:

  • A larger selection of children's frames - getting a thorough eye exam is really easy.

  • A larger selection of sophisticated affordable brands to make sure everyone has access to good quality eyewear, no matter the budget.

  • A private lounge that patients can book (for free) to secure time with an optician like Ryon, Christos, Julia, or Laurie herself so they can receive the best experience possible.

  • And an overall facelift!

Keep your eyes on these folks - and get some new glasses and an exam to see everything better.

P.S.: Luxe Optique is known for making super-fine adjustments to glasses. For those with particularly tricky prescriptions, going there is like therapy for your glasses while the pros adjust them.

Editorial Note: Luxe Optique is a sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog, but this article is not a part of their campaign. Their expansion is part of the energy and Shopping Guide Shuffle on this end out town. Do see their listing with more pictures in our Shopping Guide.