Careers at GFS

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Download the GFS Employment Application PDF below, fill out using Acrobat Reader and email to careers@groundsforsculpture.orgwith yourresume, cover letter and salary requirements.

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Epicurean Palette Coordinator

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a part-time, temporary (May through October) Epicurean Palette Coordinator reporting directly, to the Director of Development. The Epicurean Palette Coordinator is a part time position, with fluctuating hours that will ramp up as the annual fundraiser approaches. The Epicurean Palette Coordinator is responsible for the support GFS’ annual fundraiser, the Epicurean Palette. Now, in its 17th year, the Epicurean Palette attracts approximately 1,200 patrons from in and around the tri-state area, the Epicurean Palette is the area’s most prestigious wine and food event featuring food by chefs from the finest restaurants, and a generous selection of wine, beer and spirits from local purveyors.  Over 60 restaurant and beverage vendors donate tasting portions, as well as wine, beer and spirits. The event takes place throughout the 42-acre park; features a variety of music, artists making art in the park, and a silent auction. This event is supported by sponsorships, in-kind donations, tickets sales and silent auction proceeds, which all benefit the educational programs and initiatives that Grounds For Sculpture provides for the community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administration of Restaurant and Beverage vendors (recruit restaurants, follow-up, collect chef forms, manage information in database)
  • Collaborate with Rat’s restaurant on dish selections and placement of restaurants and vendors in the park
  • Work with GFS Marketing department in creating program guide and developing signage
  • Participate day-of event
  • Work with Manager of Corporate Engagement to secure more sponsors for the Palette. Create a new list of new potential sponsors, target exclusive high-end car dealership for "2017 Auto Sponsorship," healthcare, financial and credit card companies
  • Ongoing corporate follow-up of event inquiries from corporations and businesses—ascertain reason for not booking, explain discounts through corporate & business memberships
  • Inform companies about GFS corporate volunteer program and event sponsorships
  • Create a database to communicate special promotions, rental availability, and team-building activities
  • Assist with other aspects of the event as needed prior to event and on the day of event
  • Develop evaluation tools for restaurants and vendors

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; candidates will have academic backgrounds in Arts, Communications, English, Theatre, or Arts Administration, and have a demonstrable interest in the visual arts.
  • Experience in event planning and fundraising activities.
  • Experience working for or volunteering at a nonprofit preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;  attention to detail
  • Ability to lift objects up to 30 pound
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Blackbaud products preferred
  • The ideal candidate will be personable, enthusiastic, and flexible; able to work independently and collaboratively; is a people person and enjoys working fundraising events; a quick learner who easily adapts to changing priorities.
  • Ability to be flexible with schedule, ramp up hours as event is closer
  • Attend Epicurean Palette

 

Deadline for Applicants: Friday, March 31, 2017

Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to careers@groundsforsculpture.org
 


 

Visitor Assistant, Guest Services 

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking seasonal, part-time Visitor Assistants. Visitor Assistant reports directly to the Manager, Guest Services. The Visitor Assistant, Guest Services is responsible for the daily GFS operational procedures and assisting visitors. Their primary responsibilities include providing excellent customer service, selling tickets, and distributing information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome all visitors into Grounds For Sculpture, assist with crowd control, answer all visitor questions with the highest level of customer service at the desk and around the park
  • Collect payment for entry and process memberships
  • Direct visitors & tour/school groups in the park to exhibitions and events
  • Answer phones
  • Replenish park poems, brochures, and supplies on scheduled park walks and around the buildings
  • Assist with the parking and traffic control
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proven knowledge of database and POS systems
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and be flexible with schedule
  • Valid Driver's License

 


 

Traffic Assistant, Guest Services

Part-time position reports directly to the Assistant Managers, Guest Services. The Traffic Assistant, Guest Services is responsible for directing the parking and traffic at GFS during our high season. This team will work independently to ensure the safety of visitors and organization of cars and will report all parking updates through the day to the rest of the Guest Service Staff and Management. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with parking and directing visitors cars at GFS
  • Provide accurate information, directions and superior customer service
  • Organize parking in a strategic orderly system
  • Communicate regularly with management
  • Manage directing traffic and the change of parking locations based on availability in all parking lots
  • Oversee safety of artwork and public space outdoors
  • Attend morning meetings and keep up to date on daily events happening at GFS
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays and be flexible with schedule; willing to work in various temperatures
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, organization and attention to detail
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Basic computer knowledge

     


Senior Event Assistant, Guest Services

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking part-time (25 hours per week) Senior Event Assistants for our Guest Services Department. The Senior Event Assistant reports directly to the Manager of Events.  The Senior Event Assistant is responsible for assisting the Manager of Events with administrative tasks as well as event support at Grounds For Sculpture. Responsibilities include logistics tracking, communicating with clients and interdepartmental staff, record keeping, and assisting guests. In addition to responsibilities in the office, the Senior Events Assistant will work to ensure a positive guest experience when facilitating corporate, private and in-house events at Grounds For Sculpture with the rest of the Events Assistant team. Senior Events Assistant will have a working knowledge of policies, procedures and the organizational mission when communicating with client in order to deliver goals and agreed upon expectations.   


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help with creating events and rental payments in Altru
  • Assist with the training of Event Assistants
  • Create event memos and work orders
  • Attend staff meetings as needed to keep up to date with operations, discuss calendared events, policy, past issues for resolution and potential needs to assure a smooth event.
  • Complete staff request forms. Help with scheduling Guest Services, Public Safety, Volunteers and Event Assistants for events.
  • Take on appointments as needed for clients, vendors etc.
  • Oversight of vendor load in and out
  • Welcome, greet and assist all clients’ needs throughout event
  • Attend periodic trainings to keep up to date on GFS exhibitions, policies and offerings.
  • Together with the Manager of Events and other members of the Guest Services team, work to ensure guest, artwork, and building safety.
  • Follow reporting procedure in regards to incidents, accidents and art work safety.
  • Assist Manager of Events with audio/visual equipment, setup needs, and ensure the event goes smoothly from start to finish as directed.
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedures.
  • Operate golf carts and trams as needed.
  • Assist with Rats-related events, such as weddings, when needed.
  • Ability to cross train in other areas of our Guest Service Department
  • All other duties as assigned


Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 2 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and be flexible with schedule; willing to work in various temperatures
  • Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of PC, powerpoint, database
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, organization and attention to detail
  • Good presentation skills and ability to represent the organization
  • One year experience working in a fast-paced environment; ability to work under pressure and/or with tight deadlines.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who can work independently with minimal guidance
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge


Deadline for Applicants: Friday, April 21, 2017

Submit Resume & cover letter to careers@groundsforsculpture.org
 




Event Assistant, Guest Services

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking part-time (average of 18 hours per week) Event Assistants for our Guest Services Department. The Event Assistant reports directly to the Manager of Events.  The Event Assistant is responsible for providing extraordinary customer service during corporate and private events at Grounds For Sculpture.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome, greet and assist all clients’ needs throughout event.
  • Attend periodic trainings to keep up to date on GFS exhibitions, policies and offerings.
  • Together with the Manager of Events and other members of the Guest Services team, work to ensure guest, art work, and building safety.
  • Follow reporting procedure in regards to incidents, accidents and art work safety.
  • Assist Manager of Events with audio/visual equipment, setup needs, and ensure the event goes smoothly from start to finish as directed.
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedures.
  • Operate golf carts and trams as needed.
  • Assist with Rats-related events, such as weddings, when needed.
  • Ability to cross train in other areas of our Guest Service Department
  • All other duties as assigned


Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 2 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and be flexible with schedule; willing to work in various temperatures
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, organization and attention to detail
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who can work independently with minimal guidance
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge


Deadline for Applicants: Friday, April 21, 2017

Submit Resume & cover letter to careers@groundsforsculpture.org