Isamu Noguchi, Momo Taro, 1977-78. Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.

Job Opportunities

DEVELOPMENT INTERN
EDUCATION ASSISTANT
INSTITUTIONAL GIVING MANAGER

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Development Intern

Storm King Art Center, one of the world’s premiere sculpture parks, seeks a paid intern to work in its Development Department for up to 4-5 days a week over a 6 month period.

This unique position offers participants “hands-on” training in a fast-paced, team-oriented museum environment and a comprehensive overview of museum operations. The ideal candidate will also gain valuable insight into the art world and working in a Development Department.

The Development Department at Storm King is responsible for raising funds to support all exhibitions and programming. Funds are secured from a variety of sources, primarily grants from government and foundations, corporate sponsorship and major gifts from individuals. The Development Department also handles the Art Center’s extensive membership program and annual fund solicitations, and also organizes two fundraising events a year. Development is a central department to the organization and works closely with the President and Director’s offices.

Job Description:

- Researching current and prospective donors and carefully maintaining their records in SAGE systems.

- Assisting in planning events, including exhibition openings, galas, and member events.

- Providing assistance on occasional evening and weekend special events.

- Assisting with Membership fulfillment.

- Executing mass in-house mailings, such as Membership solicitations, Annual Fund letters, and special event invitations.

- Conducting grant research and preparing application materials.

- Assisting with organizing Development files.

- Providing general administrative support to the Development Department as needed.

The ideal candidate must have:

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- A professional demeanor.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

- The candidate must be a team player with flexibility and willingness to work in a variety of tasks.

- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is mandatory.

- Working knowledge of SAGE or similar database is preferred, but not required. Will train on SAGE system.

- Knowledge of Photoshop and / or InDesign is a plus.

Internship credits can also be coordinated through your college or university.

If you are an energetic and responsible individual who has a strong interest in learning how a non-profit Development Department runs, then please submit your resume, cover letter via email to d.ricci@stormkingartcenter.org with “Development Intern” in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide a writing sample.
No phone calls please.

Storm King is an equal opportunity employer.

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Education Assistant

About the position:

The Education Assistant will support Storm King Art Center’s Department of Education and Public Programs, with a primary focus on scheduling and coordinating all Group Visits. Related activities include scheduling docent tours, meetings, and events, assistance with coordinating docent training, planning and scheduling education events, and scheduling and coordinating guest lecturers for the public events calendar.

The Department of Education and Public Programs encompasses all formal and informal education offerings and opportunities, such as concerts and performances, lectures and artist talks, programming for children and families, school and adult tours, and docent enrichment and training. Interpretative strategies and content, ranging from print to digital, are also critical to the education mission. Education and Public Programs works closely with the departments of Curatorial, Development, and Operations, as well as the President’s office.

Job Description:
The Education Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

- Scheduling and coordinating all group visits including processing online reservations for groups of all ages, managing and coordinating docent tour scheduling; communicating tour schedules and needs to staff, including guides, safety, booth, museum shop, visitor services and docents as required.

- Coordinating with VIP, private event, and corporate membership group visits in concert with all other departments.

- Developing regular communication of group reservations, schedules of general public tours, and public event details for staff.

- Managing the group visit database, creates reports, and monitors attendance.

- Assisting with community outreach and audience research.

- Assisting with docent meetings, field trips, training sessions, observations and evaluations, educational materials, and related events.

- Assisting with Guide training as needed.

- Assisting with general administrative needs, such as processing contracts and invoices.

The ideal candidate must have:

- Minimum of 1 year of office experience preferably in a non-profit organization.

- College degree in related field preferred.

- Knowledge of modern and contemporary art history, art-making, and/or experience in museum education are not required, but a plus.

- Must have a friendly and professional demeanor with a genuine interest in working with visitors of all ages..

- Ability to perform with a high level of discretion and integrity.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Ability to communicate in a professional manner with Senior Staff, donors, VIPs and guests.

- Thrives in a multiple project environment.

- Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

- Knowledge of Photoshop and / or InDesign is a plus.

- Experience giving museum tours and/or teaching is a plus.

- Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

- Ability to work on weekends and evenings during the season for special events.

- Ability to work and walk outside in a variety of weather conditions for special events.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to d.ricci@stormkingartcenter.org with
Education Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Storm King provides a competitive benefits package, including 403(b), health care and paid time off.
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Storm King is an equal opportunity employer.

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Institutional Giving Manager

About the position:

The Institutional Giving Manager reports to the Director of Development and will be a member of the Development team. The Development 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 Development Department also oversees the Art Center’s extensive membership program and annual fund solicitations, and organizes two fundraising events a year. The Development department is central to the organization and works closely with the President and Director’s offices.

This role will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional giving program aligned with Storm King’s mission and 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 position requires a strategic thinker, who has strong organizational and research skills, can manage multiple grant and reporting requests and deadlines at once, and the capacity to translate multidimensional initiatives and programs into targeted grant requests.

Job Description:

- Writing and preparing proposals, reports, acknowledgments, and other correspondence for submission to corporate, foundation, and government funders for annual operating support and special project needs.

- Working collaboratively with members of all departments, including programs, 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.

- Assisting in cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors.

- Managing and maintaining calendar of proposals 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.

- Maintaining corporate, foundation, and government donor and prospect records in both the fundraising database (Sage) and in electronic and paper files.

- Assisting in 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 Director of Development in their communications with Grantors.

- Supporting organization-wide and development initiatives.

The ideal candidate must have:

- Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in grant writing (preferably with an arts organization) required.

- Knowledge of 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 Sage, or similar database, is preferred but not required.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to d.ricci@stormkingartcenter.org with
Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide
writing samples. No phone calls please.

Storm King provides a competitive benefits package, including 403(b), health care and paid time off.

Storm King is an equal opportunity employer.