Job Opportunities

Communications and Design Intern

Storm King Art Center, one of the world’s premiere sculpture parks, seeks a paid intern to work on various communications projects during the Fall 2017 Season. This internship is for 3 months (September through December) 2-3 days a week, with occasional work on nights and weekends.

This unique position offers hands-on training in a fast-paced, team-oriented museum environment. The ideal candidate will also gain valuable insight into the art world while working on various projects.

About the role: Storm King Art Center is seeking a Communications and Design Intern to join its growing organization. The position will report to the Communications and Design Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of communications and marketing including, but not limited to the following:

•Supporting communications/marketing events
•Tracking communications/marketing activities
•Tracking press mentions
•Assisting with Storm King’s social media presence
•Assisting with designs and edits for on-site signage and print materials
•Entering events on online calendars including date, time, description, and photo
•Inputting survey and visitor data information
•Assisting with updates to Storm King’s website
•Photographing events and activities
•Editing, selecting, and tagging images
•Assist with on and off-site events, with occasional night and weekend obligations
•Assist with cart tours of Storm King’s site for filmmakers, press, photographers
•Research projects to support the Communications Team
•Additional administrative tasks as needed

The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•A professional demeanor
•Strong attention to detail
•Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
•The candidate must be a team player with flexibility and willingness to work in a variety of tasks
•Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is required
•Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required
•Working knowledge of HTML and CSS a benefit
•Working knowledge of Constant Contact or other email marketing platform a benefit
•Knowledge of video recording and editing a benefit

This is a paid internship opportunity; if needed, credits can be coordinated through your college or university.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Communications and Design Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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.

External Affairs Associate

Storm King Art Center seeks an organized, detail oriented, full-time External Affairs Associate to join a growing team.

About the Role:

The External Affairs Associate plays a key role in supporting the Deputy Director, External Affairs with managing the daily operations, special outreach and events, and planning projects of the External Affairs Department. The primary goal of this role is to ensure that all department activities are conducted efficiently and effectively, and to serve as a liaison to other departments within the organization.  Main responsibilities include being a point person for Trustee and VIP relations; maintaining all database and donor record coordination; upholding department project calendars, policies and style guides; and ensuring the department stays on task with regards to fundraising, marketing, and communication needs as they relate to all areas of the organization and its programming.  This role has frequent contact with the organization’s President, Director, Trustees and donors.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Experience and Education:Three plus (3+) years of experience in a Development or External Affairs department with ability to manage multiple projects at once, and a keen understanding of project management; Museum experience a plus; BA/BS in related field required. Candidates who hold a Master’s degree in the arts or in museum management are encouraged to apply; advanced project management opportunities can be available for these candidates.
Communication Skills:Excellent relationship-building skills to navigate different personality types among internal and external stakeholders including VIP donors, artists, senior management team & Board of Trustees; Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Project Management:Experience planning, executing, monitoring and completing projects. The ability to coordinate internal resources and third parties to ensure that projects are completed on-time.
Collaboration:Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to be very hands-on in 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.  Strong orientation towards data and efficient systems, with ability to communicate their value to others.
Computer Systems:High level of familiarity with fundraising databases or CRM systems – Abila a plus. Command of all Microsoft Office programs, including MS 365, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “External Affairs Associate” in the subject line. Candidates being considered will be asked to provide written samples.

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.

Human Resources Generalist

Join Storm King Art Center, one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, as it embarks on a major capital project and support its successful growth and expansion. For additional information, about Storm King Art Center visit www.stormking.org

Storm King Art Center is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join its growing organization. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to manage the day-to-day HR operations. This new position will report to the Director of Operations, Administration and Legal Affairs and work collaboratively with the management team and staff to support and advise on Human Resources matters. Areas of responsibility will include recruitment, employee relations, employee development, policy, compliance, benefits, compensation, and HR technology.

To be successful the ideal candidate will:

•Enhance current recruitment and onboarding processes for a full-time staff of 40 and growing plus a seasonal staff of 20 employees to include the implementation of an HRIS program.
•Manage the employee development programs to include identifying training and developing programs; works with the HR Consultant to implement these programs.
•Keep up to date with employment and regulatory compliance and implements necessary changes to protect the interests of employees and the organization.
•Manage employee relations issues and knows when to escalate matters as needed.
•Manage, administer, communicate and train on organization benefits including, medical, dental, retirement and ancillary programs; develop and schedule benefits orientations and training throughout the year.
•Monitor the organization’s salary structure for internal and external equity; provide competitive market research; prepare compensation studies to help establish pay practices to recruit and retain superior staff.
•Provide payroll processing backup support; work with accounting and payroll to maintain the payroll database.
•Create and manage wellness, safety, and financial education programs with the guidance of the HR Consultant.
•Manage employee events such as the holiday party, summer picnic, and employee milestones.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
•Three to five years of Human Resources Generalist experience in a not-for-profit organization
•Strong knowledge of employment regulations and practices
•Experience recruiting at mid- and junior- level positions; seasonal hiring experience helpful
•Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
•Evidence of maintaining a high level of confidentiality
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Strong organizational skills
•Desire to grow in role and continue to be challenged
•Forward thinking to support organizational growth and associated Human Resources needs
•Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
•Positive, calm and can-do attitude
•Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or comparable field; Master’s degree preferred
•Experience working in a cultural organization or nonprofit a plus.
•Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment, Excel and HRIS record keeping; ADP Workforce Now experience a plus – will train
•Ability to maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on the facilities 500-acre hills, grass, and gravel path ways

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Human Resources Generalist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Information Technology Associate (Generalist)

Join Storm King Art Center, one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, as it embarks on a major capital project and support its successful growth and expansion. For additional information, about Storm King Art Center visit www.stormking.org

Storm King Art Center is seeking an Information Technology Associate(Generalist) to join its growing organization. This new position will report to the Director of Operations, Administration and Legal Affairs. The role encompasses the direct oversight of the wide range of user, office, and exhibition network, hardware and software needs of the organization. The IT Associate is the first point of contact for Help Desk / technical support tickets; oversees general IT needs and vendor relationships; is responsible for some staff training on end-user systems; and manages systems upgrade and development projects including new databases. The role is supported by a specialist external consultant.

To be successful the ideal candidate will:

End User and External management support
•Provide technical assistance to end users including managing, tracking, and resolving issues
•Perform and oversee software installation and upgrades, including training users on new systems
•Maintain supply of hardware including laptops, mobile devices, and software licenses
•Manage audio/visual presentation technology including projectors, televisions, and sound systems
•Sets up and maintain mobile devices and associated accounts
•Maintain, manage, and oversee relationship with printer vendors and service technicians
•Sets up, maintain, and manage POS system and vendor relationships
•Work to identify, recommend, implement, support, and evaluate cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of SKAC operations

Software and other Systems
•Manage and monitor intrusion / AV systems
•Manage and maintain phone system back-end
•Manage existing database back-ends and manages projects to upgrade and onboard new systems
•Proactively, analyze system and technology needs and share proposals, ideas and implementation

Network Administration
•Regularly evaluate, maintain, and improve the security posture of systems and network infrastructure
•Provide user-level network services including assigning accounts, passwords, setting permissions and assisting users with network access
•Document all aspects of systems and network infrastructures, asset management, and key processes related to its operation and maintenance
•Manage virtual server environment including DHCP, DNS, Active Directory
•Manage and test backup systems
•Manage and maintain WIFI system
•Monitor and update network elements
•Manage Azure / Office 365 system including users, new service development, and roll-out
•Monitor, maintain and update access control and security systems

Website Administration
•Manage the website (WordPress) structure and hosting
•Build and share online forms for data collection

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

•Experience with below preferred:
-Managing firewalls, intrusion protections, and enterprise AV systems;
-Enterprise WiFi and IP/NVR camera systems;
-Multi-site and distributed networks;
-Backup systems;
-Windows 7-10 OS; Office 2010-16;
-MS Server 2008, 2010, and 2016;
-Hosted IP phone systems;
-RDP / VPN remote access systems;
-MS365 and Azure; Abila/SAGE, MAS90 accounting or similar systems preferred.
•Advanced degree in related field preferred
•At least three years IT office experience, including internships
•Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity
•Strong attention to detail
•Strong communication and organizational skills, excellent follow through
•Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
•Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities and do so with a positive attitude
•Must have a professional demeanor
•Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and special events as required.
•Availability to be on call for emergency issues during off hours
•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
•Ability to travel on occasion to NYC for meetings and special events

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “IT Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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.