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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Manager of Group Visit and School Programs


Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Manager of Group Visit and School Programs to join its education and engagement team.  The Manager of Group Visit and School 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 Group Visit and School Programs will oversee the museum’s group visit and school programs with goals of expanding access to, and understanding of, GFS’ collections and seasonal exhibitions and increasing museum engagement and support. Group visits include guided tours and self-guided experiences and serve individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Tours may be led by GFS volunteers, part-time educators, or staff. School programs serve students and teachers in grades Pre-K through 12, and may include guided tours and related workshops, scavenger hunts, and professional development programs and events. This position reports to GFS’ Director of Education and Engagement and works collaboratively across the education and engagement department, and other departments throughout the museum, on planning, marketing, evaluation, and outreach.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with colleagues across the education and engagement department, designs, develops, and implements offerings for groups visiting GFS with an emphasis on accessible, inquiry-based, and discovery-oriented tour experiences that encourage close looking, personal connection, and collaborative meaning-making across audiences
  • Additionally reaches out to, and creates and manages programming for, K-12 schools and teachers, including workshops designed to deepen guided tour experiences, professional development events and programs, and partnerships serving K-12 youth and educators
  • Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the work of GFS’ Group Visit Coordinator and, together with education and engagement department staff, recruits and trains part-time museum educators, fostering an atmosphere that values inquiry, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and reflection
  • Partners with the Manager of Volunteer Services and Group Visit Coordinator to train and oversee volunteer docents
  • Provides group visit and school programs staff with regular opportunities throughout the year to deepen their understanding of GFS’ collections and exhibitions, and strengthen their practices as educators and volunteers
  • Ensures quality of program delivery, and develops and routinely implements systems for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of group visits, school programs, and museum educators. These systems may include direct observations, documentation, individual conferences, monitoring attendance and participation data and trends, and preparing and analyzing statistical reports
  • Creates and/or manages the development of educational materials specifically geared towards potential or existing participants in group visit or school programming, including and pre- and post-visit materials, educator guides for temporary exhibitions, and gallery-based activity resources for use by volunteers, educators, and visiting groups
  • 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 across departments to analyze target audiences, and marketing and outreach strategies, to ensure effective promotion of programs through both print and electronic media
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues across GFS to develop, coordinate, and promote special tours and programs tied to temporary exhibitions, new institutional initiatives, and/or strategic goals
  • Actively contributes to, and collaborates on, programming reports to funders and the cultivation of new funders or funding opportunities
  • Manages payroll for group visit and school program staff, and creates and tracks group visit and school programs budget in conjunction with the Director of Education and Engagement and GFS’ Finance Department
  • All other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Outstanding customer service and people skills
  • Strong organizational and written skills
  • Proven project and personnel management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work both collaboratively and independently
  • Understanding of budget management
  • Web research and social media 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 developing and leading tours for diverse audiences in a museum, garden, or similar informal learning setting and knowledge of, and ongoing interest in, best practices in museum teaching
  • Experience hiring, training, and managing professional staff and/or volunteers
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

 

Deadline for Applicants: Friday, July 14th

Submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.



Senior Sales Associate / Key Holder, Museum Shop
 
Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Senior Sales Associate / Key Holder for our Museum Shop - reporting directly to the Museum Shop Manager. 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


Deadline for Applicants: Friday, June 2, 2017

Submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.
 


 

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