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


 

Corporate Engagement Associate 

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is seeking a part-time non-exempt Corporate Engagement Associate to join our Development Department and provide administrative support for the corporate engagement program, including but not limited to researching corporate contacts for membership, sponsorship and corporate events. The Corporate Engagement Associate will report to the Director of Development and will also be responsible for the oversight of the Corporate Advisory Committee and other community outreach events. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works directly under the supervision of Director of Development to create and implement a comprehensive business sponsorship plan to achieve expanding financial goals
  • Supports in identifying, researching, cultivating and soliciting business partners and sponsors, including those who can provide annual memberships, event and exhibitions sponsorships and in-kind donations to meet strategic goals.
  • Writes and assembles research on best practices for museum sponsorship programs and proposals for funding of events and exhibitions and provides funders with the necessary documentation and sponsor fulfillment.
  • Works closely with the sponsorship consultant and the Director of Development, other GFS staff and members of the Corporate Advisory Council to identify and cultivate new and expanded sources of funding via sponsorships, matching gifts programs and donation of needed in-kind services.
  • Collaborates with all members of the development team in the achievement of goals.
  • Coordinates and administers GFS Campaigns to generate increased revenue and assists with soliciting sponsors and sponsor fulfillment for GFS' fundraisers.
  • Assists in the research and cultivation of business members and corporate sustainers and human resource department to include GFS admission as part of the employee retention programs.
  • Coordinates all Business Membership fulfillment, renewal emails and set-up a communications schedule with all members to increase retention and renewal rates. Meet goals and objectives for increasing Business Memberships.
  • Coordinates with Marketing Department on marketing of the business member program, sponsor fulfillment in all exhibition-related materials.
  • Conducts research on prospects, including individuals identified by development office and GFS Board members as potential sources of private funds.
  • Knowledgeable in current in trends in local and national sponsorship and acquires and maintains current knowledge of other industry sponsorship programs for Grounds For Sculpture.
  • Represents GFS through community outreach at chamber of commerce events, community expos, trade shows, the Joint Base Dix McGuire Travel and Leisure Show and corporate events held at GFS including the Business After Business event held in conjunction with the Princeton Chamber of commerce.
  • Liaison with event rental staff on client cultivation efforts or reporting. Coordinate with Rat's and Event Rentals on prospects and donors for GFS
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, with 3 to 4 years of related work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of museum experience
  • Familiarity with technology and tools to support the development process, including databases, research tools, and Microsoft Office
  • Additional training in fundraising preferred
  • Superb oral and written communications and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • An interest and relevant experience in art and/or education is helpful

 

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