Job Opportunities

Director of Development

About the Role

The Director of Development position will lead annual fundraising efforts at Storm King Art Center with a focus on leadership support from individuals. The Development effort requires an experienced and seasoned leader to provide strategy, execution, and integration in the areas of annual fund, leadership gifts, membership, corporate and foundation relations, special events, and development operations. This position will play a key role in developing a pipeline for restricted capital and program support.

This position reports to the Deputy Director, External Affairs. The Development team sits within the External Affairs Department, which also includes communications, marketing, and design (outside of the Development division). The Development team currently includes 8 FTEs.  The Director of Development will drive the planning, management, and outcomes of this team and will also carry a portfolio of donors and prospects. Further, the Director of Development will work closely with senior leadership and the Board of Trustees to ensure philanthropic goals.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Director, External Affairs and senior leadership at Storm King, design and implement a comprehensive plan to increase philanthropic revenue with a primary focus on individual giving.
  • Provide excellent management to Development team leaders designed to support philanthropic and professional growth, accountability, and outcomes in each area and the department as a whole.
  • Place particular emphasis on individual giving, which includes Membership, direct response programs (mailings, appeals, etc.), leadership annual gifts ($2,500+), the donor Travel Program, the Storm King Council, special project support, and other engagement opportunities.
  • Carry a portfolio of individual prospects that may support all key fundraising areas (annual fund, Council, Gala and Solstice, and project support).  Manage these relationships such that their support grows from year to year.
  • Plan and execute leadership donor events at Storm King and in the New York Tri-State area, including tours, cultivation lunches, and dinners.
  • Provide regular, timely, and accurate reports of development progress and outcomes toward goals; and course correct as needed.
  • Ensure that the operations and systems within the Development team are running effectively and efficiently, especially as it relates to the CRM database, Altru.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and ensure the utilization of fundraising best practices
  • Supervise, mentor, and guide professional growth of development managers and their teams.
  • Partner closely with the Deputy Director, External Affairs in providing presentations and reports for the bi-annual External Affairs Committee and Board meetings.
  • Oversee the development budget.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 8+ years of progressive fundraising experience.
  • 4+ years managing a team that represents multiple fundraising channels.
  • Demonstrated achievement in consistently growing philanthropic support and creating a sustainable program.
  • Evidence of strong recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Personal success working a major donor prospect portfolio and growing support.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, flexible environment in a very planned, organized, and strategic manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills both internally and externally, including donor, volunteer, vendor, and other relationships.
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills; and an equal aptitude for financial and data accuracy and integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with CRM management information and software systems. Experience with Blackbaud® products a plus.
  • Belief in the mission of Storm King; an inquisitive approach; and an ability to be a strong champion for the organization.
  • Availability and flexibility to work evenings and weekends for events and VIP visits and tours.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to NYC, domestically and internationally (20% of role).
  • Campaign experience a plus.

Benefits

This position is eligible for the full benefit package, including a generous paid time off program, medical, dental, vision, 403(b), and more.

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest and CV/resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Director of Development” in the subject.

Housekeeper

About the Role

Storm King Art Center is seeking a Housekeeper to join its Building and Grounds Team. This is a full-time position that will require weekend and holiday work through the open season from April through the beginning of December with a work schedule of Wednesday – Sunday. During the off season from January to March, the work schedule will shift to Monday – Friday with weekend work as needed.

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities and Conversation, 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
  • Cleaning the office and public restroom facilities
  • 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 employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Housekeeper” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Private Events Assistant

Storm King Art Center seeks a full-time Visitor Operations & Private Events Assistant to join a dynamic Private Events department. The Visitor Operations & Private Events Assistant is a fundamental member of the team which produces around a dozen high-end private events each year (weddings, engagements, cocktail parties, private dinners, and community events), specialized events for top-tier members, and numerous smaller events for business and tourism groups that range from a welcome greeting for self-guided groups to leading tailored activities and experiences.

As part of a three-person team, supported by interns and seasonal events staff, the Assistant role provides crucial support for private events and works closely with the Visitor Operations & Private Events Associate. This position reports to the Associate Director, Visitor Operations and Private Events.

Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for Storm King’s mission and passion for event planning and execution. We are seeking an energetic, self-starter with a can-do attitude and ability to work with a team and individually.  Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends is required, along with being able to exert a moderate level of physical activity in all weather conditions.

About the Role

Working under the direction of the Associate Director, Visitor Operations & Private Events, duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Booking, coordinating, and running a variety of events ranging from 2 to 300 people; Events includes on-site weddings, corporate outings, community events, special group visits, engagements, photoshoots and more.
  • Developing site fee estimates, contracts, processing invoices, collection of payments and follow-up.
  • Drafting a run of show/timelines tailored to each event.
  • Maintaining vendor relationships for both internal amenities and events.
  • Coordinating online ticketing, schedules, and visitor relations for the shuttle service.
  • Production of events from site visits, to day-of prep to break-down, including gathering supplies, room layout and setup, food and beverage requests, and audiovisual needs.
  • Working collaboratively with Visitor Services, Facilities, Membership and cross departmentally to ensure successful event preparation.
  • Attending and participating in weekly Event Meetings representing Private Events.
  • Managing inventory and supply orders on a monthly basis and as needed.
  • Data entry in the CRM database, Altru, for group sales and tracking.
  • Mentoring and managing the Private Events Intern(s) in collaboration with the Associate Director and HR.
  • Responding to the Private Events email inbox to provide information based on the specific inquiry or request.
  • Serving as the liaison for vendor staff onboarding, including coordinating parking pass, ID card, uniform and training.
  • Assisting with preparing content and presentations for annual Visitor Services, Private Events, and Vendor Orientation Training.
  • Assisting the Associate Director with daily calendar management and updating the organization’s event calendar.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Some events or closely related experience (internship experience qualifies).
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to take direction and initiate completion of tasks.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritize work and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • The ability to be a self-starter with reliable follow-through.
  • The ability to exercise excellent judgment, tact, confidentiality, and diplomacy in all interactions internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • The aptitude to learn management information systems and software systems.
  • The physical ability to lift 30 lbs., stand for long periods of time, vocalize in a two-way radio, drive a golf cart and maneuver outdoors – in all weather conditions, on 500- acres of hills, grass, and gravel pathways.
  • The flexibility to work above and beyond regular hours, including evenings and weekends as events require.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Visitor Operations & Private Events Assistant” in the subject.

MUSEUM STORE CLERK

Storm King Art Center seeks seasonal Museum Store Clerks to work as part the Visitors Services (VS) team through mid-December 2019. This is a part time role up to 20 hours per week. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays.

About the role

Museum Store Clerks are the retail group of our Visitor Services team, which is the public face of Storm King and are essential to the smooth operations of the Art Center. The VS team is responsible for enhancing the visitor experience in a friendly and professional manner; assisting visitors by answering questions on the site, amenities and services; and by providing general information on Storm King exhibitions, artists and artwork.

Museum Store Clerks provide customer service to visitors at both indoor and outdoor locations throughout the vast property; answer questions, sell store merchandise and Memberships; operate a point of sale and/or Square system; and answer main phone line.

Requirements

  • Must be reliable, punctual and flexible
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to interact with visitors and staff in a consistently friendly and professional manner
  • Enjoy working with the public outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually
  • Ability to assist with set up of special events as needed
  • Willingness to learn about Storm King history and exhibitions

Preferred Requirements

  • Prior cash handling and Point of Sale System (cash register) and/or Square experience. We will provide training.
  • Altru POS experience a plus

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 in one location for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift/move up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to operate a Point of Sale System (cash register)

Hours/Schedules

We seek candidates who can work Wednesdays through Sundays. 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.

To Apply

Please send your and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Museum Store Clerk” in the subject. No phone calls please.

All VS staff are eligible to participate in Storm King’s 403(b) retirement plan

Visitor Services Staff

Storm King Art Center is seeking seasonal Visitor Services Staff from April 2019 through November 2019 with limited winter hours in December 2019 to March 2020.

About the role

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 and assist visitors with wayfinding, provide information on Storm King’s featured exhibitions and collection, support public programs and private events, enforce rules, and ensure the safety of visitors, staff, sculpture, and site.

VSS have opportunities to be educated on the operations, collection, history, and landscape of the Art Center and can gain experience in directing traffic, operating Point of Sale Systems (cash registers), sculpture protection, and driving carts and trams.

Responsibilities

  • Interact and engage with visitors in a professional and friendly manner
  • Monitor areas of the site and enforce site rules
  • Protect Storm King property
  • Open/closebuildings and site following established procedures
  • 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
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment including supporting housekeeping by moving or picking up trash, as needed

Requirements

  • Must be reliable, punctual and flexible
  • Interest in artand / or landscape
  • Strong 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 pathways
  • 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 System (cash register)
  • Ability and willingness to patrol by bicycle

Education, Licensing and Experience

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license with no serious convictions

Preferred:

  • New York State security license
  • Art and/or art history education
  • Prior experience working with the public, including volunteer and internship experience
  • Knowledge of a museum environment
  • Cash handling and point of sale experience
  • License to operate or experience driving large passenger vehicles

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 to early November)
  • Morning or evening events
  • Limited Private Events hours
  • Limited winter weekend hours

To apply please send your resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Visitor Services” in the subject. No phone calls please.

All VSS are eligible to participate in Storm King’s 403(b) retirement plan.

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 dedicated to fostering a diverse workplace. Storm King Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.

People who are of color, gender oppressed, LGBTQ, immigrants with work permission, and people of diverse social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Storm King Art Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other related consideration.