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Executive Assistant

Storm King Art Center is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high-level administrative support to the President.

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 in an expansive landscape that was designed to display large-scale sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Storm King complements the presentation of its collection with special 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 sustain its successful growth and expansion.  Currently Storm King has 35 administrative/office staff and 40 seasonal staff.  For additional information, visit www.stormking.org

Position Summary
The Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative support and reports to the President This position works closely and collaboratively with the 35-person staff, including a 7-person senior staff, to coordinate and assist with all matters and activities that the President oversees.  This position also plays an integral role in managing logistics for meetings involving the Board of Directors, including the coordination of Board meetings and regular Board Committee meetings.  The Executive Assistant works independently on multiple tasks, displaying a high degree of sensitivity and discretion, and excellent organizational, writing, editing, and computer skills.  The position requires an enthusiastic and welcoming personality and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  The ideal candidate must be proactive and be able to take charge of managing the President’s schedule.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
•Provides a wide range of administrative support to the President, including (but not limited to) maintaining his calendar; coordinating conference calls, meetings and appointments; managing expense reports; drafting correspondence and reports to donors and Board Members; and making travel arrangements.
•Assists the President with time management including project and task prioritization to ensure successful completion of priority goals and objectives.
•Assists with Storm King’s on- and off-site events and coordinates and collaborates with other departments as required.
•Researches, compiles, drafts, edits and proofreads correspondence, documents, presentations, letters, proposals, emails and reports for the President.
•Serves as a liaison to senior staff to coordinate materials needed for Board and Board Committee meetings in preparation for the President’s review.
•Coordinates Board and various Board Committee meetings by securing locations; making catering arrangements; and compiling required materials for Board meetings and various Board Committee meetings.
•Arranges weekly Senior Staff and recurring monthly All Staff meetings including: preparing and gathering agenda items ahead of time, purchase and set up of food, AV and room set up if needed.
•Ensures all department materials and correspondence are reviewed in a timely manner.
•Develops donor and trustee outreach task lists and monitors status of tasks in coordination with Deputy Director, External Affairs.
•Liaises with Curatorial department to establish a list of recommended exhibits and events for the President to attend.
•Meets with the President daily and weekly (for reviews of all projects. Tasks, calendar, etc.).
•Manages special projects as requested.

Required Skills and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience supporting a senior level manager in a growing or changing museum or cultural organization and/or other non-profit.    The ideal candidate is honest, a team player, a good listener, calm under pressure, and has a record of integrity and accountability. Additional qualifications include:

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.  Demonstrated dedication to the work and role is critical.

Project Management: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks through to completion in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to manage complicated calendar scheduling and travel itineraries. Must be flexible, have strong planning, social, emotional and organization skills.

Stakeholder Management: Excellent relationship-building skills with both internal and external stakeholders; knowledge and experience with Board of Directors governance and related documents.

Communications: Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, and to interact with all staff, Board members, donors, the public and visitors in a positive, professional and friendly manner. Must be a good editor and proof reader.  Ability to safeguard confidential information and perform with a high-level of discretion, professionalism, and integrity.

Characteristics: Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity; creative problem solving, and ability to make and implement decisions efficiently and soundly. Proven ability to collaborate well with colleagues.

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.  Experience with both the art world and major regional museums, exhibitions and venues strongly preferred.

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, flexibility to assist with SKAC programs as needed during weekends, holidays, and evenings. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a car.

Education & Systems: College degree (Associate’s or Bachelor’s) related to Arts Management Administration or Communications, or related areas of study is strongly preferred.  Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Knowledge of fundraising databases and efficiency software systems.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Executive Assistant” 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.

Receptionist and Office Assistant

Storm King Art Center seeks a full-time Receptionist and Office Assistant.  Great entry level opportunity for someone with strong organization, administrative skills and 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 in an expansive landscape that was designed to display large-scale sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Storm King complements the presentation of its collection with special 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 sustain its successful growth and expansion.  For additional information, visit www.stormking.org.

About the position:  The Receptionist and Office Assistant reports to the Deputy Director of Operations, Administration and Legal Affairs (“DDOA”) and to the Operations and Corporate Assistant on a day-to-day basis and is a member of the Operations team.  This role will provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The Receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution; maintaining, monitoring, ordering, and distributing office supplies; welcoming guests and directing all with a friendly attitude and professional demeanor; and additional administrative duties as required.

Job Responsibilities:
The Receptionist/Office Assistant primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•Answers telephones and directs the caller to the appropriate individual or department.
•Provides callers with general information such as directions, opening hours, event information.
•Greets and directs visitors in a welcoming and professional manner.
•Collects, receives, sorts, and forwards incoming mail and packages.
•Assists with the new hire orientation process, including setting up welcome binders and ordering office supplies.
•Monitors, answers or forwards, as appropriate, emails to the general inquiries email account.
•Assists departments with arranging pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.).
•Assists in the ordering, receiving, stocking, and distributing of office supplies.
•Assists with set up for select meetings and events including managing vendors, ordering food, set up, and breakdown.
•Assists with other office-related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing and mailings, typing letters, or other projects as needed.

The ideal candidate will 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.
Communication Skills: Must have a friendly attitude and professional demeanor and work well with the public. Strong interpersonal, 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 and Excel. 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: Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Receptionist and Office Assistant” 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.

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: Hire to 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.

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.