Job Opportunities

Associate Director, Institutional Giving

About the External Affairs Department

The External Affairs Department at Storm King is responsible for raising funds to support the organization’s exhibitions and programming. Funds are secured from a variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, government, and individuals. The External Affairs Department also oversees all marketing and communications efforts, the Art Center’s extensive membership program and annual fund solicitations and organizes two major fundraising events a year. The External Affairs Department is central to the organization and works closely with the President and Director’s offices.

About the Role

The Associate Director, Institutional Giving & Project Support, reports to the Director of Development, and will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional giving program aligned with Storm King’s mission, strategic plan objectives, and that considers museum-wide programs and initiatives in the context of local, regional, national, and international foundations and government agencies. This includes all restricted projects at Storm King, including major exhibitions, education and public programming, the artist residency program, and the Archives and Oral History programs, among others. The Associate Director is also responsible for all corporate fundraising, including managing the corporate membership program. This position requires a strategic thinker, who has strong organizational skills and the capacity to translate multidimensional initiatives and programs into targeted grant requests.

Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for Storm King’s programming and mission, complemented by a strong background in grant writing or development, preferably in an arts, cultural, or non-profit setting. Occasional travel to NYC for meetings and special events, as well as some work on evenings and weekends, is required.

Responsibilities

  • Writing and preparing all solicitations, proposals, reports, acknowledgments, and other correspondence for submission to corporate, foundation, and government funders for annual operating support and special restricted project needs
  • Working collaboratively with members of all departments, including curatorial, education, finance, and development, to gather information needed for proposals and reports
  • Identifying and researching prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors, while also exploring the effectiveness of new funding strategies and making recommendations
  • Overseeing and managing the cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
  • Managing and maintaining a calendar of proposal and report deadlines and ensuring timely submission to funders
  • Mapping out a strategic grant schedule and calendar that meets the funding needs and goals of the organization
  • Overseeing the maintenance of corporate, foundation, and government donor and prospect records in both the fundraising database (Altru) and in electronic and paper files
  • Managing the preparation of institutional giving briefs, agendas, and other materials for meetings with current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
  • Acting as a liaison for all grants-related correspondence, supporting the President, Director and Chief Curator, Deputy Director, External Affairs, and Director of Development in their communications with Grantors
  • Supporting organization-wide initiatives

The ideal candidate must have

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in grant writing or direct major gift fundraising (preferably with an arts/cultural organization) required
  • Knowledge of and experience working in foundation, corporate, and government grant processes, funding sources, and nonprofit fundraising principles
  • Ability to manage all aspects of proposal development from conceptualization to submission
  • Superior writing and editing skills, demonstrated proposal writing experience, and knowledge of budgeting for grant proposals
  • Superior communication and organizational skills; persistence and excellent follow-through
  • Excellent research skills and attention to detail
  • Proven record of being an innovative, strategic, and independent thinker
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once under deadline pressure
  • Capacity to work independently, take initiative and to interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospects
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
  • Working knowledge of Altru, or similar database, is preferred but not required

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Works occasional evening and weekend special events.
  • Occasional travel required to NYC for meetings and special events.
  • Works in an office environment.
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes, uses a computer keyboard, and sits for long periods of time.
  • Ability to maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on the 500-acre facility’s hills, grass, and gravel path ways.
  • May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, or bending.

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 cover letter, resume, and grant proposal writing sample to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Associate Director, Institutional Giving” in the subject. Only complete applications will receive full consideration. No phone calls please.

Communications and Marketing Manager

Storm King Art Center seeks a full-time Communications and Marketing Manager to join our External Affairs team.

About the Role

The Communications and Marketing Manager oversees Storm King Art Center’s growing communications and marketing needs. Reporting to the Deputy Director, External Affairs, the Communications and Marketing Manager (CAMM) is responsible for managing Storm King’s communications and marketing needs, including design, branding, social media, press engagement, and advertising, along with elements of community relations. The CAMM is also responsible for managing two full-time staff members, including the Communications and Design Coordinator and Communications and Design Assistant, delegating projects and tasks accordingly based on skill and workload. The CAMM also manages external relationships with vendors, freelancers, and Storm King’s public relations firm. The CAMM collaborates cross-departmentally to develop key messages, branded collateral, and marketing initiatives linked to institutional priorities and audience development goals.

On a day-to-day basis, the position oversees media relations, advertising, digital communications, social media, website updates, and printed materials, working closely with colleagues across various departments at the Art Center. The Manager collaborates with other members of the organization and communications team to ensure projects align with institutional priorities, are cost-effective, and fit within brand guidelines. The position strategically collaborates with the Deputy Director, External Affairs to shape the goals of the organization’s communications, marketing, and advertising strategies. The position is responsible for developing communications, marketing, and advertising plans that will be presented to Storm King Trustees.

Responsibilities

  • Develop annual work plan and budget for the Communications and Marketing team
  • Write and present bi-annual reports for the organization’s External Affairs Committee Meetings
  • Attend events on behalf of the organization
  • Maintain/develop relationships with vendors, community partners, members of press, etc. as needed
  • Administrate the organization’s bi-annual visitor survey
  • Serve as the point of contact for outside PR firm, working with the firm on media relations and strategy
  • Manage media relations on-site, scheduling interviews, coordinating visits, tours, press kits, and preparing answers to interview questions for Storm King staff
  • Assist with writing and editing of press releases
  • Develop and maintain consistent institutional voice and core messaging across all promotional materials, advertising, and online outreach
  • Work collaboratively with all departments to identify target audiences and develop associated communications and marketing materials and messages in timely and productive ways
  • Develop and manage all advertising relationships and content aligned with marketing and communication goals; and review and negotiate contracts from advertising outlets
  • With the communications team and other departments, develop content for social media platforms that support institutional priorities, core messages, and audience development goals
  • Manage development, design, and production of the organization’s print and digital marketing materials, including eblasts and social media
  • Oversee all changes and updates to the organization’s website
  • Maintain and uphold the organization’s design style guide
  • Coordinate internal reviews and production timelines with outside vendors for print materials

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, marketing, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in communications and/or marketing, preferably with a museum or art-related institution, including experience with marketing and public relations, communications, market research and analysis, event and promotion planning, and institutional positioning of a progressive communication/marketing experience
  • 2+ years of managing and motivating a team
  • Experience designing different types of collateral adhering to specific brand guidelines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and optimizing web content
  • Exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with photo and video editing, and print production
  • Strong project management and managing projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, flexible environment in a very organized and strategic manner
  • Belief in the mission of Storm King; an inquisitive approach; and an ability to be a strong champion for the organization
  • Ability and willingness occasionally to travel locally and to NYC
  • Availability and flexibility occasionally to work evenings and weekends for events

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and all Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro, or comparable video editing software
  • Experience with email marketing applications, Google Analytics, Google Ad Words, SEO, and SEM
  • Knowledge of web CMS systems, HTML, and CSS

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Works in an office environment
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes, uses a computer keyboard, and sits for long periods of time
  • Ability to maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on the 500-acre facility’s hills, grass, and gravel path ways
  • May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, or bending
  • Works occasional evening and weekend special events
  • Occasional travel required to NYC for meetings and special events

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 “Communications & Marketing Manager” in the subject.

Development and Special Events Assistant

Storm King Art Center seeks a full-time Development and Special Events Assistant to join our External Affairs team.

About the position

The Development and Special Events Assistant is a key member of the Development team, and reports to the Associate Director, Special Events. Development sits within the External Affairs Department, which also includes communications and marketing, and is responsible for raising funds to support the organization’s exhibitions and programming. Funds are secured from a variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, government, and individuals. The Development team organizes two major fundraising events a year, which raise more than $1.2 million in revenue for Storm King. Special Events is central to the organization and works closely with the President and Director’s offices, as well as Marketing and Communications.

This role will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Special Events program at Storm King, including preparations for the spring opening event, the Summer Solstice Celebration, and the Annual Gala in New York City. This position works cross-departmentally to ensure that letters and communications reflect Storm King’s mission and programming, gifts are processed by Finance and acknowledged by leadership in a timely manner, and that communications are consistent and proactive across all areas of the organization with regards to special event planning. This position works daily with the fundraising database, Altru.

Responsibilities

The Development and Special Events Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Gift processing and acknowledgments for all special events related gifts
  • Drafting and finalizing the agenda and materials for planning meetings with the President and Deputy Director’s Office
  • Pulling reports and mailing lists from the fundraising database
  • Track all mailing and RSVP lists for all Special Events
  • Supporting the Associate Director, Special Events with all aspects of planning for the spring exhibition opening event, the Summer Solstice Celebration, and the Annual Gala
  • Answering and promptly returning calls and emails from donors
  • Maintaining and updating Special Events related information in the Altru database to optimize its features for tracking gifts, donor relationships, correspondence, and solicitations
  • Liaising with communication and marketing team on updating donor listings and invitations
  • Providing general administrative support to the Development team as needed, including filing, mailings, data entry, and other administrative tasks
  • Working the occasional evening and weekend special events

The ideal candidate must have

  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Some administrative, customer or client relations, event planning, or closely related experience (internship experience qualifies)
  • Excellent relationship-building skills to navigate different personality types among internal and external stakeholders, including VIP donors, artists, the senior management team & Board of Trustees
  • The capacity and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with donors, staff, and other constituencies are essential
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail in written and numerical work
  • Ability to work as part of a team and across departments with a willingness to be very hands-on in the performance of a variety of assigned tasks
  • Strong orientation towards data and efficient systems, with ability to communicate their value to others
  • Superior calendar and time management skills, with the capacity to manage multiple projects at once
  • Flexibility to provide occasional support for evening and weekend events
  • Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity
  • Must have a professional and personable demeanor and work well with staff, members, donors, and the public
  • Superior attention to detail as well as communication and organizational skills
  • Must be proactive, meet deadlines, and have excellent follow-through
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities
  • Working knowledge of fundraising database or CRM systems (such as Blackbaud) , and Microsoft Office programs, including MS 365, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements and 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, holidays, and evenings as needed
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
  • May require occasional lifting, stooping, or bending
  • Ability to lift 50lbs

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 submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Development and Special Events Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

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.