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

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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. 



Manager of Volunteer Services

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) seeks a dynamic and dedicated Manager of Volunteer Services to develop and engage our growing community of volunteers and manage the daily operations and administration of GFS’ volunteer program. The Manager of Volunteer Services maintains active and collaborative relationships with staff across departments to ensure volunteers are supporting GFS in meaningful ways and also feel supported, themselves, by the larger GFS community. Key staff partners include colleagues in the Development department, the Education department’s Manager of Group Visit and School Programs, and the GFS Horticulturist.

The Manager of Volunteer Services will facilitate volunteer recruitment, on-boarding of new volunteers, and manage logistics and the volunteer schedule to maximize volunteer success and contributions to GFS. As we strive to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive, the ideal candidate will have two years’ experience supervising or coordinating volunteers and be able to patiently and effectively interact with a variety of personalities. We are looking for someone who can meet people where they are, be sensitive to their individual concerns, and tactfully handle a wide variety of situations effectively. This requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop a comprehensive volunteer program that aligns with Grounds For Sculpture’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Manage the Volunteer Program which includes recruitment, interviewing, processing background checks, orientation, placement, training, scheduling, program and performance evaluation, recognition, and retention.
  • Provide on-site support, supervision, and management of volunteers at various events, programs, special projects, etc.; often in collaboration with other GFS staff and departments.
  • Use an online database system (Volgistics) to post ongoing volunteer positions, staff requests, monitor timesheets, maintain personnel records. Monitor openings and recruit volunteers to fill essential positions.
  • Work with local education institutions and other non-profit groups to form partnerships that will provide additional resources for volunteers with varied backgrounds and skills.
  • Manage communication and scheduling of Group/Corporate Volunteer requests from active and potential Corporate Members, Universities and Community/Non-profit groups.
  • Schedule, coordinate and promote regular Volunteer Trainings and Day Trips that are relevant and purposeful.
  • Work with staff across GFS to identify, and create new, individual and group volunteer opportunities.
  • Share oversight of volunteers who work for the education department as GFS docents with the Manager of Group Visit and School Programs.
  • Work with Horticulture staff to expand Volunteer involvement and knowledge base and plan and implement annual plant sale.
  • Organize annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner with training/speaker relevant to upcoming season.

Skills

  • Ability to patiently and effectively interact with a variety of personalities and tend to volunteer and staff concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully handle stressful situations, negotiate and resolve conflicts, maintain confidentiality and respect and observe organizational protocol.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, customer service, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, leadership, team-building, time management, and motivational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Windows programs.
  • Preferred: experience with Volgistics or other volunteer management database
  • The role requires duties to be carried out at Grounds For Sculpture and off-site events.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends.

Requirements

  • Two years’ of work experience supporting a volunteer program and assisting diverse groups of volunteers at an art museum or cultural venue.
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift 30 pounds or more.