Deputy Director, Operations & Administration
Storm King Art Center seeks a Deputy Director, Operations & Administration
About Storm King:
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. 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. Storm King is embarking on a capital project to continue the support of its successful growth and expansion. Currently Storm King has 35 administrative/office staff and 40 seasonal staff. For additional information, visit www.stormking.org
Storm King Art Center is seeking a Deputy Director, Operations & Administration (DDOA). This new position will report to the President and be a critical member of the senior team, collaborating with the Director/Chief Curator, the Deputy Director, External Affairs, and other senior staff to carry out Storm King Art Center’s mission and vision and implement its master plan. In this highly visible position, the DDOA will provide the leadership and management necessary to ensure that the organization has the financial and operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people and systems in place to maintain financial strength, operating excellence and continued growth. The DDOA will develop operational plans, execute and manage complex capital and operational projects; and enhance internal processes and infrastructure to meet these objectives and support Storm King’s long-term goals.
The DDOA will manage the Director of Finance and Director of Facilities & Conservation Specialist, will have direct oversight of operations, site maintenance, IT and human resources, and will coordinate internally to help oversee community relations, land management, local outreach and security functions. S/he will manage the relationship with the Board of Directors, have legal and governance responsibilities, and work closely with visitor services and retail operations (food service, bike rental, and museum store). The DDOA will play an active role in overseeing the capital projects critical to continued growth and improvement of land and facilities.
- The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in senior management/operations roles in a growing or changing museum or cultural environment and/or non-profit organization. Experience with an outdoor site and facilities preferred.
- Leadership Ability: Act as a respected and trusted member of a senior management team, lead with integrity and mutual respect, motivate, and inspire trust and confidence with a wide range of people representing various backgrounds and levels of experience.
- Strategic Ability: Develop, manage and execute strategic plans and programs.
- Project Management: Demonstrated success in project management for a significant, complex building project, including planning and implementation, preferably for a cultural nonprofit organization; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and strong attention to detail.
- Stakeholder Management: Excellent relationship-building skills with both internal and external stakeholders; knowledge and experience with Board of Directors governance and related documents.
- Communications: Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, public speaking and presentation skills.
- Decision Making: Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity; exceptional analytical skills, creative problem solving, and ability to make and implement decisions quickly and soundly to include legal, operational and administrative concerns.
- Values & Culture Fit: Demonstrated passion for the visual arts and environment strongly preferred and well as a strong commitment to Storm King’s mission and values.
- Work Environment & Logistics: Ability to work in an office environment, maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on the 500 acre facility’s hills, grass, and gravel path ways, and travel to NYC, occasionally nationwide and limited internationally for meetings and special events; flexibility to oversee programs, vendors and IT-related issues as needed during weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed.
- Education & Systems: Advanced degree in related field preferred; Knowledge of managing firewalls, intrusion, and enterprise cloud-accessible AV systems; enterprise wifi and IP/NVR camera systems; multiple-site networks; backup systems; hosted IP phone systems; and RDP/VPN access methods. Current software includes MS 365 and Azure; FileMaker; Abila Fundraising 50 and MAS90 accounting. Requires same or similar systems and software.
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Deputy Director, Operations & Administration” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Storm King Art Center provides a competitive benefits package, including 403(b), health care and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.