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.

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.