Careers at GFS

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Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 


 

Event Assistants

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.
  • 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
  • Two 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

 


 

Development and Special Events Associate

 

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Development and Special Events Associate to join the development team.  The Development and Special Events Associate assists with GFS’ annual fundraiser, the Epicurean Palette, manages VIP Opening Exhibition receptions; organizes GFS’ Speakers Series VIP events, Art Salons, Major Donor initiatives, and other cultivation events. Additionally, they will also provide administrative support for other aspects of the development program, including managing GFS’ annual giving initiative, endowment, and memorials program, and is responsible for the maintenance of the department’s donor data.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and administers components of GFS’ annual fundraiser, the Epicurean Palette, including on-line silent auction.
  • Manage VIP Opening receptions, other VIP and Major Donor Events, and Art Salons.
  • Process gift administration – track, file contact reports, and fulfill deliverables, and assists in reporting.
  • Manages the tributes and memorials program and coordinates with Facilities Director and Horticulturist.
  • Oversees the coordination of GFS’ annual fund.
  • Coordinates with Marketing Department on promoting development activities.
  • Prepares content for Event Guide and other GFS publications.
  • Participates as an active member of GFS’ development committees and other GFS committees.
  • Conducts research on prospects, including individuals identified by development office and GFS Board members as potential sources of private funds.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development and other staff to identify and cultivate new and expanded sources of contributed revenue and other types of equity resources.
  • Performs general office duties, attends meetings; assists with appointments and calendars.
  • Remains current in trends in local and national philanthropy and acquires and maintains current knowledge of public programs and internal projects of Grounds For Sculpture.
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Skills:

  • Outstanding organizational, written, and verbal communication skills are required
  • Adept at multitasking-highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, board and staff
  • Experience managing and implementing special events and programs 

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1- 2 years of nonprofit experience in special events management and development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Strong database skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications

 


 

Senior Sales Associate /Key Holder, Museum Shop

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Senior Sales Associate /Key Holder, Museum Shop reporting directly, to the Manager of Museum Shop. The Key Holder of the Museum shop will enhance customer experience while in the museum shop, as well as, assuring the upkeep of the overall appearance of shop. In the absence of shop management, the Key Holder will act as interim manager, and will have access to the safe and keys while doing these duties. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all cash-related procedures including cash handling, counting staff revenue deposits, maintaining a balanced safe, and managing change deposits with bank
  • Act as a mentor and trainer for newly hired staff
  • Ensures proper floor coverage and management of store in place of Assistant / Manager
  • Responsible for handling sales (in person and over the phone) and register functions
  • Implements strategies to improve customer service, ensures customer needs are met and shop service is quick and efficient
  • Maintains store appearance and product presentation to standards as determined by the Manager, Museum Shop.
  • Actively reaches out to communicate with all customers to ensure high quality customer service and overall experience
  • Has an active role in contributing to overall store goal while meeting individual set goals
  • Learns all inventory and the “stories” that go with the items being sold and communicates this to customers in a mission-oriented manor
  • Promote memberships and special events at Grounds For Sculpture
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High school degree required
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Altru (a plus)
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • 2 to 4 years of retail experience; cash handling experience
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including; evenings, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts to support the store
  • 1 year of management experience preferred

 


 

Horticulture Associate

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Horticulture Associate to join its team.  The Horticulture Associate reports directly to the Horticulturist and will perform duties associated with maintaining and renovating Grounds For Sculpture’s landscapes and Foundation properties. This is a hands-on position and the incumbent will be expected to perform work in the landscape as well as support the volunteers, various contractors and sub-contractors.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the care of maintenance of the landscape of the sculpture park
  • Maintain the park to GFS standard of excellence, problem solve to address issues and communicate issues to the Horticulturist
  • Pruning, planting, weeding, cut back, watering, clean-up, and various gardening and grounds duties
  • Works and coordinates with curators and artists regarding sculpture installation
  • Participates in the coordination landscape/planting projects ensuring materials, labor and equipment are available and on-site as scheduled; Oversees the work of contractors to ensure work is performed as specified
  • Represent GFS at local and national level in horticulture industry
  • Run, repair, and supervise irrigation system with direction from Horticulturist
  • Assist other departments concerning horticulture needs
  • Train staff and docents on GFS’s living assets
  • Oversee tools and equipment, and inventory
  • Occasionally Lead garden tours, assist with special events and volunteers
  • Ensure a safe outdoor environment for guests and staff
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of related work experience
  • Associates degree in related field or certification from an accredited horticultural institution
  • Knowledge of methods, procedures, tools, materials and equipment used in horticulture
  • Must enjoy and feel comfortable interacting and working in close proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions regarding horticulture collection
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions 
  • Pesticide license preferred
  • Irrigation experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. regularly

 


 

Visitor Assistant, Guest Services


Grounds For Sculpture is seeking part-time (average of 25 hours per week) Visitor Assistants for our Guest Services Department. The Visitor Assistant reports directly to the Managers of 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, enforcing security and safety guidelines 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
  • Enforce security and safety guidelines in all public spaces
  • 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
  • Assist with day-of event details and tasks
  • 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

 


 

Park Attendant, Guest Services

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking part-time (18 to 25 hours per week) Park Attendant for our Guest Services Department. The Park Attendant reports directly to the Managers of Guest Services.  The Park Attendant is responsible for safely operating the tram and transporting visitors through the parking lots an on occasion through the park. They will provide accurate information and directions for visitors as well as oversee the safety of artwork in the galleries and in the park. They will work after hours to make sure the park and buildings are secure and make sure that visitors exit the park safely. They will also assist with directing traffic and parking throughout the day.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for monitoring the park after hours (Extra hours may be required for special events)
  • Provide accurate information, directions and superior customer service
  • Patrol park in golf cart assuring that visitors are safe and safely exit after park hours
  • Secure all entrances and exits to park when closing; secure all buildings, doors and windows when closing
  • Oversee safety of artwork and public space outdoors
  • Operate tram vehicle and transport guests through parking lot and, on occasion, through the park.
  • Responsible for escorting night booth attendant to and from the Welcome Center
  • Report matters that need to be addressed to appropriate management
  • Assist with parking and directing visitors’ cars at GFS
  • Communicate regularly with management about parking availability and parking status updates
  • Manage directing traffic and the change of parking locations based on availability in all parking lots
  • 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 and be flexible with schedule; willing to work in various temperatures
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors for an extended period of time in all weather
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, organization and attention to detail
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Basic computer knowledge