Job Opportunities

Digital Communications and Design Associate

About the role:
The Digital Communications and Design Associate will play an integral role in the Art Center’s growing design, marketing, and communications strategies. This position will be responsible for managing Storm King’s social media presence, including content creation, strategy and implementation; email marketing; website management; graphic design; and video editing. In addition to overall involvement in the department, he/she will actively assist in strategy and brainstorming development for Storm King’s digital presence, designed to increase awareness of the Art Center’s collection, exhibitions, public programming, community, involvement, fundraising events, and online fundraising efforts.

The role requires a detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and organized individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced museum environment where collaboration, flexibility, and teamwork are essential. This role will work collaboratively with colleagues from every department within Storm King to advance the organization’s communication goals. Personal and professional interests in the arts and outdoors are central to the position. Excellent communication skills are critical.

Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for Storm King’s programming and mission, complemented by a background in communications with a deep understanding of the evolving world of digital media.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing Storm King’s social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account. Maintain consistent messaging across the various networks.
  • Actively respond to comments and questions received through social media and posted online in a timely, professional manner.
  • Assist with the design and production of all digital and print collateral materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, internal needs, and evites. Ensure design consistency and adherence to Storm King’s graphic identity and language guidelines.
  • Implement updates and changes to Storm King’s website, ensuring content follows Storm King’s tone and image style guidelines.
  • Manage the production and editing of promotional, social, and educational videos across several departments.
  • Film and photograph on-site events for social media.
  • Manage segmented email lists and email marketing, including scheduling, email design, testing content, and messaging strategies.
  • Monitor trends, best practices, and ways to improve content quality.
  • Edit digital and print content produced by other team members for consistency of voice.
  • Additional writing and proofreading as necessary.
  • Engage with influencers and partners to build relations and encourage cross-promotional opportunities.
  • Manage projects from conception to completion, including creating timelines and coordinating input from various departments across the organization.
  • Attend evening and weekend events in order to post timely content on Storm King’s social media channels.
  • Assist the Communications and Design Manager as needed.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, marketing, design/UX, or related field
    • 2-3 years of content development experience
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and all Microsoft Office applications
    • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro, or comparable video editing software
    • Experience designing different types of collateral adhering to specific brand guidelines
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Experience writing, editing, and optimizing web content
    • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills required
    • Experience with social media project managers
    • Familiarity with photo and video editing
    • Familiarity with print production
    • Experience with project management, and managing projects with multiple stakeholders
    • Basic knowledge of web CMS systems, HTML, and CSS
    • Experience with email marketing applications, Google Analytics, Google Ad Words, SEO, and SEM preferred

    Benefits
    This position is eligible for the full benefits package including a generous paid time off program, medical, dental, vision, 403(b), and more.

    To Apply
    Please send resume and cover letter, along with a portfolio link with at least 5 design samples, 2-3 samples of social media posts, and 2-3 examples of email designs to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Design and Digital Communications Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Housekeeper

About the role:  Storm King Art Center is seeking a Housekeeper to join its growing Building and Grounds Team. This is a seasonal weekend role including holiday Mondays through the end of November 2017, with potential for additional hours during the season and during the off season (December to March).

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities and Conversation Specialist, the Housekeeper works as part of a team responsible for the general maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of the buildings and grounds, galleries, and setting up areas for meetings and events, and light maintenance work.  Tasks will include, but not be limited to:

• Emptying waste baskets, garbage and recycle cans
• Maintaining the general tidiness of the site including picking up litter
• Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping office and gallery spaces
• Cleaning communal kitchen areas, mirrors, glass in doors, and windows
• Performing light maintenance work such as changing light bulbs, clearing leaves or snow on walk ways, and other requested tasks as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• 3 years of equivalent work experience; a high school diploma or equivalent preferred
• Ability to work both independently and in teams
• Ability to work in a busy public outdoor environment
• Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and the general public
• A valid and clean driver’s license
• Availability to work weekends, extended hours, and holidays, as necessary
• Ability to work outdoors, as required, in various weather conditions

Physical requirements include the ability to remain standing and walking for extended periods of time and be able to lift/carry/move up to 50 pounds, use small power tools, climb a ladder and drive a golf cart.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to Donna Ricci, Human Resources Consultant employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Housekeeper” in the subject line.

Museum Store Clerk

Storm King Art Center seeks Museum Store Clerks to work as part of our dedicated and energetic Visitors Services (VS) team and support our activities through November 2017. This is a part time role, 20-30 hours per week. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holiday Mondays.

About Storm King Art Center: Located in New York State’s Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City, Storm King Art Center is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. It encompasses over 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands that provide space for a collection of more than 100 large-scale sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. These include Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Zhang Huan, among many others. Storm King complements the presentation of its collection with special installations and exhibitions, both outdoors and in its Museum Building. It also presents a rich roster of public programs, including guided walks, docent-led tours of the collection, lectures, and concerts.

For additional information, visit www.stormkingartcenter.org

About the role: Museum Store Clerks are the retail operations group of our Visitor Services Team which is the public face of Storm King and are essential to the smooth running of the Art Center. The VS team is responsible for enhancing the visitor experience in an always friendly and professional manner; assisting visitors by answering questions; and by providing information on Storm King exhibitions, artists and artwork, site, amenities and services.

Museum Store Clerks provide customer service to visitors at three locations throughout the property; answer general questions about Storm King, sell store merchandise and Memberships; answer main switchboard; and answer visitor and callers’ questions and direct calls, appropriately. Operate a point of sale and/or Square system. Work indoors and outdoors throughout the season. Work may also include pop-up store sales at special event locations as needed.

Schedule:
We seek candidates who can work 9:30am to 6:00pm Wednesdays through Sunday. Work hours may extend on Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day when the site is open on those evenings until 8:00pm. Morning or evening events will occasionally require longer shifts. Storm King is open holiday Mondays and staff is required to work all holiday Mondays during the season.

Requirements:
• Ability to interact with visitors and staff in a consistently friendly and professional manner
• Ability to be a part of the team
• Prior point of sale and/or Square systems a plus- will train
• Prior cash handling experience a plus
• Enjoy working with the public outdoors in all weather conditions
• Willingness to learn about Storm King history and exhibitions
• Ability to assist with set up of special events as needed
• Ability to stand on one location for long periods of time
• Ability to lift/carry 50lbs is required
• Ability to maneuver outdoors, in all weather conditions, on 500- acres of hills, grass, and gravel path ways
• Ability to vocalize in a two-way radio
• Ability to stand for long periods of time

All VS staff are eligible to participate in Storm King’s 403(b) retirement plan.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Museum Store Clerk” in the subject.

Visitor Services Staff

Storm King Art Center is seeking seasonal Visitor Services Staff from April 2017 through November 2017 with limited winter hours.

About Storm King Art Center: Located in New York State’s Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City, Storm King Art Center is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. It encompasses over 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands that provide space for a collection of more than 100 large-scale sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. These include Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Zhang Huan, among many others. Storm King complements the presentation of its collection with special installations and exhibitions, both outdoors and in its Museum Building. It also presents a rich roster of public programs, including guided walks, docent-led tours of the collection, lectures, and concerts.

For additional information, visit www.stormkingartcenter.org

Job Description: Visitor Services staff (VSS) are fundamental to Storm King’s daily operations and are involved in almost every element of the visitor experience. They are critical to the smooth operation of the site by assisting visitors with wayfinding, providing information on Storm King’s featured exhibition and collection, supporting public programs and private events, enforcing rules, and ensuring the safety of visitors, staff, sculpture, and site.

VSS also have the opportunity to be trained in a variety of rotating posts, including traffic directing, parking, admissions, driving golf carts, and driving trams.

Job Responsibilities
• Monitor areas of the site and enforce rules
• Protect Storm King property
• Interact and engage with visitors in a professional and friendly manner
• Open/close buildings and areas as scheduled, following established procedures
• Maintain a clean and safe environment including light housekeeping and cleaning duties, as needed
• Respond proactively to safety issues
• Assist with public programs and private events including set up/break down
• Attend mandatory training sessions throughout the season to learn about Storm King’s featured exhibitions, safety awareness, policy and procedures, and general information

Job Requirements
• Must be reliable, punctual and flexible
• Interest in art and landscape
• Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
• Ability to work well both in a team and individually
• Comfortable interacting with the public including groups of all ages, families, senior staff, VIPs, Trustees, and artists

Physical Working Conditions
• Ability to maneuver outdoors, in all weather conditions, on 500- acres of hills, grass, and gravel path ways
• Ability to vocalize in a two-way radio
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift/move up to 50lbs a plus
• Ability to operate a point of sale a plus
• Ability and willingness to patrol by bicycle a plus

Education, Licensing and Experience
• High School Diploma or equivalent required; New York State security license a plus; art and/or art history education a plus
• Prior experience working with the public, including volunteer and internship experience
• Knowledge of museum environment preferred
• Valid and clean driver’s license
• Cash handling and point of sale experience a plus- will train
• Experience / license for large passenger vehicles a plus

Hours/Schedules
Full-time and part-time positions are available for a combination of weekday and weekend schedules. All schedules include some weekend work, with the option of working select evening and private events. Typical work schedules are:
• April and May: Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am to 6pm
• Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9:30am-6pm or 11:30am-8pm
• Extra hours are available and schedules may change as follows:
-Peak season, September and October
-Morning or evening events
-Private Events
• Limited winter hours may be available

To apply:
Please send your resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Visitor Services” in the subject.

Full time employees may be eligible for Storm King’s benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, Life, and retirement plans in addition to a generous paid time off program.

Storm King Art Center is an equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status, mental or physical handicap or any other category protected by law.