Job Opportunities

Education Intern

Storm King Art Center seeks a paid intern for their education department from April-October 2017 on a part time basis.  

About Storm King Art Center: Located in the 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, including 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.

Education and Public Programs reflect Storm King’s ongoing dialogue with art, landscape, and nature. Programming aims to spark immersion, inspiration, investigation, and innovation for our community of visitors.  Education initiatives include all formal and informal learning opportunities and experiences such as concerts and performances, lectures and artist talks, family programs, school and adult tours, yoga, beekeeping tours, moonlit walks, and much, much more.

Position Description: This new opportunity offers hands-on experience in Museum Education.  Education interns play a key supporting role in the department of Education and Public Programs by leading tours for school and adult groups, assisting with Storm King’s public programs, and welcoming, engaging, and educating visitors.

Interns will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead tours for audiences of all ages. Training includes lectures, independent research, hands-on workshops, tour observations, and participation in a mentorship program.

Requirements: The role requires an energetic, enthusiastic, and organized individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced museum environment where collaboration, flexibility, and teamwork are essential. Personal and professional interests in the arts and outdoors are central to the position.  Excellent communication skills are critical, and multi-lingual speaking applicants will be given special consideration. B.A. degree.  Studies in art history, contemporary art, studio art, and/or museum or classroom education are preferable but not required.

Hours: 20–30 hours per week; with weekend work required on a rotating schedule.

Duration: April – October 2017

To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Education Intern” in the subject. No phone calls please.

Oral Historian

Storm King Art Center is in the midst of an exciting growth period and, thus, seeks a part – time Oral Historian to fulfill a two-year grant funded project commencing in 2017. The Oral Historian will work with the curatorial and education teams to plan and execute an Oral History Collection. The ideal applicant will have proven experience preparing and conducting oral history interviews, a strong work ethic, and an enthusiastic approach to working with Storm King Leaders, Artists and Trustees.

About Storm King: Located in the Hudson Valley, about an hour north of the George Washington Bridge (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, including 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

The goals for the Oral Historian are to:
• Plan an oral history program with Storm King’s curatorial/educational leadership to build out the program’s scope, including creating interview questions and developing the program’s webpage. Liaise with the curatorial/educational departments, as well as with an outside conservator, to research interview subjects, hire and instruct a film director to record interviews, develop a list of questions, and conduct interviews.
• Schedule and conduct/record eight interviews or more per year in accordance with best practices including preparatory research, recorded interviews, editing and indexing of transcriptions, and archiving of completed interviews.
• Work with the curatorial/education teams to develop policies and procedures to support the Oral History Program.
• Create public access to the Oral History Collection leading into 2019.

Qualifications are:
• Three years-demonstrated experience in preparing and conducting oral history interviews or similar experience. Experience with or knowledge of Fine Arts and/or Museums preferred.
• BA/BS with a specialization or interest in oral history or public history.
• Knowledge of oral history professional practice, methodology, theory and ethics.
• Ability to evaluate and prioritize equipment needs including audio recording technology.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to guide projects and tasks through to completion.
• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well both in a team and individually. Comfortable working with senior staff, Trustees, and artists.
• Demonstrated passion for the visual arts and environment strongly preferred and well as a strong commitment to Storm King’s mission and values.
• Willingness to travel within the United States to conduct interviews; ability to form budgets for review prior to travel.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating systems.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Oral Historian” in the subject line. Candidates being considered will be asked to provide examples of previous oral history interviews.

Major Gifts Assistant

Storm King Art Center seeks a full-time Majors Gifts Assistant. Great opportunity for someone with great organization and administrative skills and has an interest in the arts and the environment.

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. 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 position: The Major Gifts Assistant reports to both the Individual Giving Manager and the Institutional Giving Manager, and will be a member of the External Affairs team. The External Affairs Department at Storm King is responsible for raising funds to support the organization’s exhibitions, operations and programming. Funds are secured from a variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, government entities, and individuals. The Department also oversees the Art Center’s extensive membership program and annual fund solicitations, organizes two major fundraising events a year and coordinates Storm King’s communication efforts. The External Affairs Department is central to the organization and works closely with the President and Director’s offices.
This role will be responsible for supporting the Individual and Institutional Giving Managers with implementation of Storm King’s annual fund, major donor, and institutional giving programs. Projects within these programs include donor recognition, cultivation events, special outreach and correspondence, targeted solicitations, large scale mailings, and inputting gift information, research and relationships in the fundraising database, Abila Fundraising 50.

Job Description: The Major Gifts Assistant’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Assisting with database management and maintenance to optimize it as a tool for tracking donor relationships, correspondence, and solicitations
• Conducting research on current and prospective donors, and carefully maintaining their records in the database
• Drafting proposals and solicitations for exhibitions, educational programs, acquisitions, and other projects, and ensuring these solicitations are entered and tracked in the database for each prospect
• Drafting special correspondence and thank you letters for the President and Director to major donors
• Preparing the annual donor listing, which includes a donor wall and recognition on the organization website, in the Visitor’s Center, and throughout various print materials
• Processing annual fund and major gifts, which includes distributing gift materials to appropriate departments, storing information according to Storm King policy, and maintaining accurate records in the database
• Preparing mailing lists from database reports for annual fund and major gifts mailing
• Printing, mailing and tracking grant proposals through the submission process
• Assisting in planning events, including exhibition openings, member events, cultivation events, and galas and annual travel program
• Providing general administrative support to the External Affairs Department as needed, including filing, mailings, data entry, and other administrative tasks
• Serves as administrative liaison for high-level donor groups, assist with correspondence, answers main phone line for major donors and fields calls in a positive and timely manner.

The ideal candidate must have
• Experience and Education: At least one (1) year of full-time office experience, preferably in a non-profit organization. High School diploma or equivalent required; BA/BS in related field preferred but not required.
• Communication Skills: Must have a professional demeanor and work well with the public. Strong communication, research and organizational skills; persistence and excellent follow-through. Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
• Collaboration: Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to be very hands-on with the performance of a variety of assigned tasks.
• Administrative Skills: Ability to maintain highly confidential information; highly organized and detail oriented with a strong work ethic. Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities
• Computer Systems: – Command of all Microsoft Office programs, including MS 365, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Photoshop and / or InDesign a plus. Working knowledge of Abila Fundraising 50 database or similar database is preferred, but not required (will train on database)
• Values & Culture Fit: Demonstrated passion for the visual arts and environment strongly preferred as well as a strong commitment to Storm King’s mission and values.
• Working Conditions: Ability to work in a busy office environment, maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on the 500- acre facility’s hills, grass, and gravel path ways. Ability to travel locally and on occasion to NYC for meetings and special events. Flexibility to work during weekends and evenings as needed for special events.

To Apply: If you are detail orientated, efficient with database management and project management, interested in the arts then please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Major Gifts Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Development Assistant

Storm King Art Center seeks a full-time Development Assistant

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. 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 position: Development Assistant is a member of the External Affairs department, and reports to the Membership and Special Events Manager. The External Affairs department at Storm King is responsible for raising funds to support the organization’s exhibitions and programming. Funds are secured from a variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, government, and individuals. The department also oversees the Art Center’s extensive membership program and annual fund solicitations, and organizes two major fundraising events a year. Additionally, the External Affairs department encompasses Marketing and Communications for the organization.

This role will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Membership and Special Events programs at Storm King, along with other general Development projects as needed. This includes: renewal and solicitation efforts, solicitation mailings, event mailing, as well as gift processing for the general membership and corporate membership programs. This position will also assist with preparations for the spring opening event, the Summer Solstice Celebration, and the Annual Gala and After-Party in New York City along with all Member events at Storm King and in and around New York City. This position works cross-departmentally to ensure that letters and communications reflect Storm King’s mission and programming, gifts are processed by Finance and acknowledged by leadership in a timely manner, and that communications are consistent and proactive across all areas of the organization with regards to membership and event planning. This position works daily with the fundraising database, Abila.

Job Description: The Development Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
• Gift processing and acknowledgments for all membership and special events related gifts
• Coordinating all aspects of membership and event related mailings, including gift acknowledgements, solicitations, membership renewals, invitations, etc
• Pulling reports and mailing lists from the fundraising database
• Supporting the Membership and Special Events Associate and Membership and Special Events Manager in preparing for membership programs and events
• Supporting the Membership and Special Events Associate and Membership and Special Events Manager with all aspects of planning for the spring exhibition opening event, the Summer Solstice Celebration, and the Annual Gala
• Answering and promptly returning calls and emails from members and donors
• Responding to member concerns and taking initiative to resolve or escalate as appropriate
• Assisting with database management and maintenance to optimize it as a tool for tracking gifts, donor relationships, correspondence, and solicitations
• Providing assistance at evening and weekend special events
• Providing general administrative support to the External Affairs department as needed, including filing, mailings, data entry, and other administrative tasks

The ideal candidate must have

• One to two years of office experience required, preferably in a non-profit organization
• College degree in communications, marketing, business or related field preferred
• Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity
• Must have a professional and personable demeanor and work well with staff, members, donors, and the public
• Strong attention to detail as well as communication and organizational skills
• Must be proactive, meet deadlines, and have excellent follow-through
• Ability to work under pressure and to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
• Working knowledge of Abila Fundraising 50, or similar fundraising database, is preferred
• Knowledge of Photoshop and / or InDesign a plus

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Development Assistant” in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide writing samples. 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.

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.

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.

If you have a love of art, nature, the outdoors, and working with the public and can work weekends please send your cover letter and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Museum Store Clerk” in the subject.

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.