Job Opportunities

Associate Director, Institutional Giving & Project Support

Storm King Art Center seeks an Associate Director, Institutional Giving & Project Support to join a growing team and organization.

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 Deputy Director, External Affairs, 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, 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 will oversee the Institutional Giving Associate, and 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 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 Deputy Director, External Affairs, in their communications with Grantors
  • Supporting organization-wide and development initiatives
  • Managing the Institutional Giving Associate

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
  • At least one year of supervisory experience preferable
  • 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 writing sample of a grant proposal to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with “Associate Director, Institutional Giving” in the subject. Only complete applications will receive full consideration. No phone calls please.

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.

Development & Database Coordinator

About the Role

Storm King Art Center is seeking a Development & Database Coordinator to join its growing External Affairs (EA) department. This new position will report to the External Affairs Operations Manager and will support the External Affairs department by accurately maintaining database records, providing reports, and processing gifts, amongst other responsibilities.

Development & Database Coordinator

Primary responsibilities include accurately and efficiently entering and maintaining donor and gift records in the database; producing reports as needed; producing acknowledgement letters, receipts, and pledge reminders. The Development & Database Coordinator will accurately maintain records and information in the CRM database (Altru) and offer support for information management and gift processing. The Coordinator responds to requests for information, including but not limited to queries, dashboard reports, and revenue and constituent giving summaries. Additional responsibilities include coordinating EA department meetings and reports, meetings for the EA Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Responsibilities

  • Verify, enter, and maintain biographical information in the database from a variety of sources including forms, mailings, address change cards, email, staff, etc.
  • Manage hard copy and digital files for External Affairs.
  • Process and record gifts; ensure accuracy, data integrity, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Oversee and support regular communication with finance department to complete accurate quarterly reconciliations with department managers and assistants.
  • Produce acknowledgement letters, receipts, and pledge reminders in a timely manner.
  • Research and respond to staff and donor inquiries on records and gifts.
  • Produce reports as needed.
  • Compose general correspondence and provide clerical support for External Affairs operations.
  • Coordinate External Affairs team meetings, including overall strategy and planning meetings.
  • Assist with Board Committee scheduling, logistics, material preparation, and planning specific to the External Affairs Committee.
  • Coordinate fundraising communications across all areas to ensure that effective and timely communications are upheld, including acknowledgements, welcome packets, calendar mailings, interim reports, and other communications with donors.
  • Other responsibilities as needed or assigned.


Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 2 years of experience in development operations or similar capacity.
  • Experience with SQL or CRM databases. Altru or other Blackbaud database experience preferred.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality is required.
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills including Microsoft Office. Willingness to learn and use technology to streamline and improve reporting.
  • The capacity and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with donors and other constituencies is essential.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills to communicate with internal and external stakeholders including VIP donors, artists, senior management team and Board of Trustees.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience planning, executing, monitoring and completing multiple projects at a time. The ability to coordinate internal resources and third parties to ensure that projects are completed on-time.

Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for Storm King’s programming and mission, complemented by a background in development operations. Experience in arts or cultural institutions preferred. Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Works in an office environment
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
  • Must be able to work and walk outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Requires standing, lifting, stooping, or bending
  • Works on weekends and evenings during the season for 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 cover letter and resume to employment@stormkingartcenter.org with
Development & Database Coordinator” in the subject. Only complete applications will receive full consideration. 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.