Job Opportunities

Education and Public Programs Internship

About Education and Public Programs

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 an ever-expanding 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 more.

About the Internship

This paid internship opportunity offers hands-on experience in Museum Education. Education interns play a key role in supporting and leading tours for school groups and adults, 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 Education Department meetings and activities. Additionally, interns will assist and coordinate across departments to facilitate public programs ranging from artist talks, concerts, performances, and hands-on activities.

Duration and Work Schedule

The internship duration is from mid-March to December and entails 30-40 hours per week; weekend work required.

Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Studies in art history, contemporary art, landscape architecture, and/or museum or classroom education are a bonus. Other subject areas will also be considered.

The role requires an energetic, enthusiastic, and organized individual who is comfortable working in an outdoor and indoor museum environment where collaboration, flexibility, and teamwork are essential. Personal and professional interests in the arts and nature are central to the position.  Excellent communication skills are critical, and Spanish-speaking applicants will be given special consideration.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Education Intern” in the subject.

Visitor Services Coordinator

About Visitor Services

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 are offered the opportunity to be educated on the operations, collection, history, and landscape of the Art Center and gain experience in areas including traffic management, operating Point of Sale systems (cash registers), sculpture protection, visitor management, and driving carts and trams.

About the Role

The Visitor Services Coordinator (VSC) will assist the Visitor Services Manager (VSM) with scheduling, including attendant availability, payroll, onboarding, and ongoing training.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Schedule daily rotating post assignments for a staff of over 30 attendants ensuring site is adequately staffed and within budget.
  • Adjust daily post assignments for turnover, absenteeism, inclement weather, reduced or increased admission, unscheduled groups, impromptu VIPs, etc.
  • Distribute daily post assignments and other materials for morning meetings as requested.
  • Maintain availability rosters, emergency contact information, and other lists as requested.
  • Approve and track overtime and time-off requests via online scheduling software.
  • Review, verify, and track timesheets for hours worked, time off and overtime for bi-weekly payroll processing.
  • Participate in interviewing VS staff with HR and VSM.
  • Assist with onboarding new employees, assuring that all required paperwork is completed, and HR orientation is coordinated.
  • Liaise with other departments when scheduling events on site.
  • Create and distribute weekly group distribution.
  • Organize and produce agenda for weekly event meetings.
  • Participate in editing and revising VS manuals.

Responsibilities of all Visitor Services Staff

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

Other Responsibilities

  • Support and fill in for other VS Coordinator, Duty Manager, and other VS roles as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Possess strong interpersonal, customer service skills, written, and verbal skills to effectively communicate with individuals of all backgrounds, including the public, Senior Staff (management), VIPs, Trustees, and artists.
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to multi-task while prioritizing work activities and using time efficiently, while at times working independently.
  • Demonstrates reliability, punctuality, professionalism, and confidentiality consistent with our policies to promote a positive team-oriented environment.
  • High energy with the ability to take initiative, problem solve, and recommend ways to improve processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to stay focused and exercise good judgement under pressure and adapt to changes in procedures and job assignments.
  • Must be a fast learner, open and able to learn new systems, with the ability to learn MS Office, especially with Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings and private events, and be flexible for call-in shifts.

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 30lbs a plus

Education, Licensing and Experience

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license with no serious convictions
  • Prior experience working with the public, including in volunteer and internship roles

Preferred:

  • New York State security license
  • Interest in art and/or landscape
  • Knowledge of a museum environment
  • License to operate or experience driving large passenger vehicles
  • Cash handling and Point of Sale experience
  • Scheduling and/or management experience

Hours/Schedules

During the season (April through December), the Coordinator will work full time up to 40 hours per week. The work schedule will be reduced to three days per week during the off season (January through March). Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings and private events, and be flexible for call-in shifts.

To apply, please send your resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Visitor Services Coordinator” 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.