Job Opportunities

Docent Volunteers

Storm King Art Center seeks volunteer docents.

About the Department of Education & Public Programs
The Department of Education and Public Programs offers opportunities and experiences for a wide-ranging community of visitors. Primarily presented during Storm King’s open months of April through November, programs include concerts and performances, lectures and artist talks, family programs, school and adult tours, moonlit walks, and much, much more. 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 audience.

About the Opportunity and Requirements
Docents are specially trained to support the educational mission of Storm King. Working with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, docents guide adult, college, and school groups on tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, as well as helping with public programs and events, and providing general information to Storm King’s visitors.

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

Once selected, new docents will take part in a three-week intensive training course.  Full-day sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 14th where docents will be introduced to best practices in museum education, as well as important information about Storm King’s operation, history, collection, and exhibitions. After completing the introductory sessions, docents are required to commit to at least one year of volunteer service. This includes attending regular meetings and ongoing learning 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 Outdoor Cafe. In addition to these benefits, the docent program provides a vibrant social community of more than 25 volunteers, many of whom have volunteered at Storm King for over a decade.  As a team, docents enjoy sharing their knowledge, interests, and experience with visitors and 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.

To Apply
Interested candidates should complete the online volunteer application found here. Select applicants will be invited to interview with Storm King staff.

Please contact employment@stormkingartcenter.org with any questions. Local information sessions will be announced soon, check back for details.

Applications of Interest for Future Openings

If you are interested in working at Storm King Art Center, but do not see a job opening that suits your skills or qualifications, please submit an application of interest with a cover letter and resume/CV to employment@stormkingartcenter.org. Please include a field of interest found below in the email subject line.

If a position does become available within your field of interest, we may reach out to you. Applications will be kept on file for six (6) months and will be purged thereafter. Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to job openings of interest as they become available.

Fields of interest:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Building & Grounds
  • Conservation (Sculpture)
  • Curatorial
  • Development/Fundraising (includes Membership and Grants Management)
  • Education/Programming
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Library/Archives
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Operations (Visitor Services, Amenities, and Private Events)

Information on Benefits Offerings

Storm King offers a competitive benefits package for full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.

Full-time Positions
(year-round, more than 30 hours per week)

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits after the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Low medical copays and premium costs absorbed mostly by Storm King.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with an annual discretionary employer contribution.
  • Long-term disability, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and flexible spending medical and dependent care plans.
  • Additional Voluntary-Short Term Disability Plan employee contribution that offers salary continuation at 60% of your gross monthly base earnings (maximum of $1,500 per week).
  • Generous parental leave (maternal and paternal) during new child’s first year (born into family or adopted).
  • 19 days of paid time off (PTO) that are accrued and prorated upon hire with additional days tiered with years of service.
  • 11 Paid Holidays, plus paid time when offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Employee discount at our Museum Store and Outdoor Café and free access to the Art Center for friends and family.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to work remotely based on position requirements.
  • A mobile phone subsidy is available based on position requirements.

Part-Time Positions
(work 21-29 hours per week)

  • Medical benefits after the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Low medical copays and premium costs absorbed mostly by Storm King.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with an annual discretionary employer contribution
  • Flexible spending medical and dependent care plans.
  • 10 day of paid time off (PTO) that are accrued and prorated upon hire with additional days tiered with years of service.
  • Paid Holidays if the date falls on your regularly scheduled day of work, plus offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Employee discount at our Museum Store and Outdoor Café and free access to the Art Center for friends and family.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to work remotely based on position requirements.
  • A mobile phone subsidy is available based on position requirements.

Benefits for part-time staff that work 30 hours per week also includes:

  • Vision and dental benefits.
  • Long-term disability, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • Additional Voluntary-Short Term Disability Plan employee contribution that offers salary continuation at 60% of your gross monthly base earnings at a maximum of $1,500 per week.

Seasonal Positions
(all seasonal and temporary positions)

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with an annual discretionary employer contribution.
  • Employee discount at our Museum Store and Outdoor Café and free access to the Art Center for friends and family.
  • A mobile phone subsidy is available based on position requirements.

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.