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. 


 

Executive Assistant

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant provides administrative, clerical and project-based support to the Executive Director and serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees.  This position is central to the smooth running of the director’s office and as such, all duties and responsibilities are to be carried out with the utmost efficiency and discretion. This position manages all of the affairs of the Executive Director’s Office, including but not limited to prioritizing multiple and often conflicting deadlines, commitments, and projects; screening, sorting, and responding as appropriate to telephone, written, and email communication; assisting with any needs or requests from Board members, donors, and senior management team as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs diverse administrative and clerical functions for Executive Director (ED), including but not limited to maintaining appointment calendar of ED, creating and prioritizing schedules, responding to emails, and handling travel logistics.
  • Reads and interprets email and incoming correspondence to determine scheduling needs and schedules meetings or appointments accordingly.
  • Prepares the ED for meetings, presentations, speeches and professional forums.
  • Prepares, edits, types, proofreads, and occasionally composes correspondence, memoranda, funding proposals, meeting minutes and other documents.
  • Processes expense reports. Handles administrative duties, including invoices, check requests, purchase orders, etc. Creates and submits annual departmental budget for approval and monitors it monthly, reporting to ED on the status of expenses versus the budget.
  • Opens, sorts and prioritizes the ED’s incoming mail.  Prioritize incoming inquires to the ED’s office and respond and/or delegate as appropriate.
  • Serves as a host for VIP visits and special guests to the museum. May arrange visits, greet guests and escort them to the department, or delegate as appropriate.
  • Manages independent projects, and may undertake editorial, research and/or administrative projects and conducts data analysis.
  • Coordinates on- and off-site special events related to the operations of the Director’s office, including meetings, cultivation events, parties, dinners and luncheons.
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in preparing and filing all necessary state, local and federal reports and other documents in order to maintain current and good standing to operate
  • Provides administrative support to the board members and board committee chairs including scheduling meetings, correspondence, preparing materials, and logistical support.
  • Engages in extensive interaction with key donors, board members and community partners.
  • Acts as office manager responsible for maintaining and ordering office supplies
  • All other duties as assigned.


Skills:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management and writing skills including accurate proofreading are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the demonstrated ability to represent an organization, both internally and externally, with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, confidentiality and diplomacy is also required.
  • Skilled multitasker with a record of completing projects in a timely manner with judgement and discretion
  • Ability to screen and prioritize specific inquiries for the Director and categorize them as per their level of importance
  • Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diverse workload.



Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience supporting high level executives and external constituents; or related role
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and build strong relationships with all staff as well as the Board of Trustees, donors, and visitors
  • Previous experience liaising with high level offices, Board of Directors and Executive Committees
  • Familiarity with art history and standard museum procedures, policies and practices is desired
  • High degree of computer proficiency, including database management experience (Altru and Board Effects preferred)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.

 


 

Manager of Experiential Programs

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Manager of Experiential Programs to join its education and engagement team.  The Manager of Experiential Programs is a newly created position and presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and expansion of garden and gallery-based experiences serving a wide array of Grounds For Sculpture visitors.

The Manager of Experiential Programs will oversee the museum’s interactive studio, horticulture, and teambuilding programs with an emphasis on developing engaging and meaningful hands-on experiences for a wide array of audiences. Studio and horticulture programs serve individuals and groups of all ages and abilities and currently take on forms including large-scale public demonstrations; drop-in, concept- or process-driven programs; and one-time or multi-part workshops for kids and adults. Teambuilding programs for corporate and private groups encourage looking together, creating together, and recharging together; include art-based and wellness related workshops and experiences; and serve groups ranging in size from approximately 10 to 150 participants. This position reports to GFS’ Director of Education and Engagement and works collaboratively across the Education Department, and other departments throughout the museum, on planning, marketing, evaluation, and outreach.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of studio-rooted programs, which include: offerings for families and youth, artist-led demonstrations and events such as the museum’s annual Artists-in-Action day, exhibition and collection driven classes for adults, and community and creative aging programs.
  • Working together with GFS horticulture staff, develops and administers year-round experiences and programs designed to foster connections between participants and GFS’ imaginatively landscaped garden and living collection. This includes exploring ways in which to leverage GFS’ garden space to improve visitors’ and program participants’ health and well-being.
  • Designs, develops, and implements offerings for corporate and private groups that encourage camaraderie among teams and cultivate new connections for GFS in collaboration with colleagues across the museum.
  • Strategically expands opportunities, in all program areas, to increase and generate new contributed and
  • earned revenue--thoughtfully budgeting, forecasting, and managing this growth with sustainability squarely in mind.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the work of GFS’ Education Associate, Freelance and Part-Time Instructors, Corporate Educators, and volunteers working directly on studio, horticulture, or teambuilding programming.
  • Recruits and trains Freelance and Part-Time Instructors and, together with the Manager of Group Visit and School Programs, hires and trains Corporate Educators. In all cases, fosters an atmosphere in which inquiry, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and reflection are valued.
  • Provides all experiential programs staff with regular opportunities throughout the year to deepen their understanding of GFS’ collections and exhibitions and strengthen their practices as instructors and educators.
  • Works collaboratively across departments to analyze target audiences, and marketing and outreach strategies, to ensure effective promotion of programs through both print and electronic media.
  • Ensures quality of program delivery and develops and routinely implements systems for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of studio, horticulture, and teambuilding programs. These systems may include direct observations of instructors/educators, individual conferences, collecting feedback from visiting groups, monitoring attendance and participation data and trends, documentation, and preparing and analyzing statistical reports.
  • Actively contributes to, and collaborates on, programming reports to funders and the cultivation of new funders or funding opportunities.
  • Articulates and conveys the museum’s mission and programming to diverse audiences and stakeholders and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues, GFS supporters, and the public at large.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues across GFS to develop, coordinate, and promote programs tied to temporary exhibitions, new institutional initiatives, and/or strategic goals.
  • Manages payroll for experiential programs staff and creates and tracks studio, horticulture, and teambuilding programs budget in conjunction with the Director of Education and Engagement and GFS’ Finance Department.
  • Oversees materials orders, ensuring supplies for programs are always on hand.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Skills:

  • Outstanding customer service and people skills.
  • Strong organizational and written skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Proven project and personnel management skills.



Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of nonprofit experience in museum education, horticulture education, art education, or related discipline.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Experience both managing and facilitating hands-on/studio-based or teambuilding programs for diverse audiences in a museum, garden, or similar informal learning setting.
  • Experience hiring, training, and managing professional staff and/or volunteers.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong understanding of, and experience with, budget management.
  • High degree of computer proficiency, including advanced Microsoft Office skills, database management experience (Altru preferred) and web research and social media skills.
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

 


 

Corporate Educator

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking part-time Corporate Educators to join their education and engagement team.  The Education Department at Grounds For Sculpture coordinates educational programming, including teambuilding programs designed for corporate and private groups.  The Corporate Educator will implement these programs including: art experiences, tours, workshops, and other programs for corporate and private audiences.  As the day-of point of contact with these groups, the Corporate Educator will strive to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience, and encourage return visitation and potential donations to Grounds For Sculpture. 

Tours of Grounds For Sculpture last 45 minutes – 1 hour.  The maximum number of patrons per tour is 15-20.  Corporate tours are generally scheduled in the afternoon or evening.  Corporate tours are offered every day of the week except Monday. Flexibility in scheduling is essential in this position. Training is required.

A corporate art experience, including workshops and sculpture hunts, varies in duration, from 60 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the activity selected.  The Corporate Educator will facilitate these activities using lesson plans and materials provided by the Education Department. Corporate art experiences are offered every day of the week except Monday. Flexibility in scheduling is essential in this position. Training is required. 

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be comfortable speaking and presenting to large groups of patrons;
  • Give a professional and polished presentation to patrons;
  • Be comfortable following lesson plans, ensuring program benchmarks are met; 
  • Be available to work flexible hours on an as needed basis;
  • Be comfortable using an online scheduling system;
  • Familiarity with art materials and techniques a plus;
  • Museum education experience a plus.

 

Availability:

This position is a year-round hourly position, on an as-needed basis.  Candidates should expect a flexible schedule depending on corporate programs booked.  Corporate Educators will be trained on using an online scheduling system, and will be responsible for monitoring openings and scheduling their own hours.


 

Sales Associate, Museum Shop

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a part-time (maximum of 25 hours per week) Sales Associate, Museum Shop reporting directly, to the Manager, Museum Shop. The Sales Associate is responsible for providing customer service excellence and recovery, product knowledge, stocking and display upkeep, handling of sales register and other duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively greets all customers who enter the shop while ensuring high quality customer service and overall experience
  • Responsible for handling sales and register functions
  • Active role in contributing to the overall store goals, while meeting individual set goals
  • Learns and communicates all inventory “stories” related to merchandise in a mission oriented manor
  • Promote memberships and special events at Grounds For Sculpture
  • Perform all other duties as requested

Requirements

  • High school degree 
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Altru (a plus)
  • 1 year of retail experience; cash handling experience
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including; evenings, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts to support the store

 


 

Senior Sales Associate/Key Holder, Museum Shop

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a part-time (maximum of 25 hours per week) Senior Sales Associate /Key Holder, Museum Shop reporting directly, to the Manager, Museum Shop. The Key Holder is a senior sales associate, 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:

  • Actively greets all customers who enter the shop while ensuring high quality customer service and overall experience
  • Responsible for overseeing all cash-related procedures including cash handling, counting staff revenue deposits, maintaining a balanced safe, and managing  change deposits with bank
  • Mentor and train newly hired staff
  • Ensures proper floor coverage and management of store in absence of  Assistant / Management
  • Handles sales and register functions
  • Implements strategies to improve customer service, ensures customers’ needs are met and shop service is quick and efficient
  • Active role in contributing to the overall store goals, while meeting individual set goals
  • Learns and communicates all inventory “stories” related to merchandise in a mission oriented manor
  • Promote memberships and special events at Grounds For Sculpture
  • Perform all other duties as requested

Requirements

  • High school degree required
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Altru (a plus)
  • 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

 


 

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

 

Event Assistant

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