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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

The Position:
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.

Qualifications:

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.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.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.

Accounting Assistant (Part-Time, Entry-Level)

Storm King Art Center is seeking an Accounting Assistant (Part-Time, Entry-Level)

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

The Accounting Assistant is a part-time, entry-level position that will provide exposure to working in a growing non-profit organization’s accounting department. The Accounting Assistant reports to the Director of Finance, providing support to the Accounting Associate. The work schedule is 3 days per week approximately 20 hours per week), preferably with flexibility to work longer hours if needed.

The main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

• Gather and accurately enter data (invoices, credit card statements and other information) into accounting software and Excel
• Reconcile expenses
• Reconcile register reports
• Update electronic filing system
• Perform administrative and clerical tasks including filing, printing, photocopying, scanning, shredding and faxing
• Back up Payroll Associate with payroll processing and benefit administration

Requirements
• High school diploma; Associate’s Degree preferred.
• A minimum of 6-months experience interning or working in an office performing administrative tasks, preferably in an accounting-related function or nonprofit organization
• Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word and strong data entry skills; familiarity with Sage accounting software preferred

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Accounting Assistant” in the subject line.

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.

Docent Volunteers

Storm King Art Center seeks Docent Volunteers for 2017 season

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. For additional information, visit www.stormking.org

About the Opportunity and Requirements:

Storm King Art Center is currently seeking volunteer docents for the 2017 season. Docents are specially trained to support the educational mission of Storm King and work with visitors of all ages. Docents guide adult, college, and school groups on tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, as well as help with public programs and events throughout the year and provide general information to Storm King’s visitors.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, curious, enjoy working with people, and be eager to learn. Working with the public requires an affable disposition and impeccable reliability. A background or interest in modern and contemporary art and/or landscape design is preferable. Teaching experience is a bonus. Candidates must be able to lead hour-long outdoor walking tours in variable weather conditions on Storm King’s hills, grass and gravel pathways.

To apply:

Interested candidates should complete the online volunteer application found here by January 17th. Select applicants will be invited to interview with Education Department staff.

Training:

Once selected, new docents will take part in a six-week intensive training course. Full-day sessions take place on Tuesdays beginning January 31. After completing training, docents are required to commit to one year of volunteer service. This includes attending regular meetings and ongoing training opportunities as well as leading a minimum of ten tours per season.

Perks:

Docents enjoy complimentary admission to Storm King for themselves and guests, as well as reciprocal admission to other institutions and discounts at our Museum store and the Storm King Cafe. In addition to these benefits, the docent program provides a vibrant social community. As a team, docents enjoy sharing their knowledge, interests, and experience with one another. Special behind-the-scenes tours, talks, and workshops at Storm King, trips to fabricators’ and artists’ studios, and expeditions to other museums provide for fun, lasting learning opportunities.

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.

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.