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The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Assistant Director, Advancement

 

The largest museum in Westchester County, The Hudson River Museum was founded in 1919 as a museum of Art, History and Science with a focus on addressing a diverse local community. The museum incorporates Glenview, an 1876 masterwork of Eclectic/Eastlake architecture on the National Register of Historic Places, a permanent collection focusing on the Hudson River Valley from the 18th century to the present, a full dome technologically advanced planetarium, a 400 seat amphitheater overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades, an active special exhibition schedule and the Joyce Green Education Center. Cited by the New York Times as "one of the nation's most unusual cultural facilities," it continues to bring a multifaceted program to the people of Yonkers, Westchester County and the Tri-State region. Working with the Director and the Board Development Committee, the successful candidate will assist with and oversee with all aspects of development, including the following:

  • Set fundraising goals and timelines
  • Manage the annual development budget, monitor expenses, and analyze reports on development activities
  • Implement development strategies for annual giving, special events, grants and donations (government, corporate and individual), sponsorships, planned giving and in-kind resources
  • Coordinate, direct, and evaluate all fundraising activities of HRM to ensure that development goals are met, and report to the Board on development matters at its regular meetings
  • Identify and cultivate institutional, community and individual giving prospects
  • Determine criteria, titles and benefits for tiered giving and membership
  • Create and maintain relationships with new and existing donors; manage related databases
  • Oversee schedule of application and reporting for ongoing grants; identify new grant opportunities
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan; assist with HRM website and social media platforms as appropriate; provide input on the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and fundraising materials
  • Participate in appropriate local and regional networking/outreach events to promote HRM to prospective and actual donors
  • Supervise development staff and volunteers
  • Other duties as required

The ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years' experience in development at a museum or cultural organization with a focus on the arts; a track-record of proven fundraising, particularly at the individual level; experience working with boards, and outstanding communications, organizational and interpersonal skills. BA required. Salary dependent on experience. Excellent benefits and work environment. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc., gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 2/3/2016

Assistant Director, Art Gallery New York City

 

For our celebrated Art Gallery client we are seeking an Assistant Director. Working closely with the Gallery Director, the successful candidate will assist with all aspects of complex exhibition and art fair schedules. Duties include: assist with consignments; assist with and create art fair proposals; manage and update all inventory databases; provide phone and correspondence support as needed; liaise with artists and clients and address their requests; assist with special projects as directed; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in an administrative role at a major art gallery, auction house or equivalent, excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills, knowledge of postwar and contemporary art with a focus on blue chip American painting and the ability to manage a diverse calendar of professional obligations. BA required. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and discreet professional seeking an administrative role. Competitive salary and benefits. Some travel. Please send resume as a standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 2/4/2016

Executive Assistant, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our world-renowned Art Gallery client we are seeking an Executive Assistant to the Director. Duties include: provide comprehensive administrative support to the Director; assist with consignments, exhibition schedules and art fair proposals; manage and update all inventory databases; respond accordingly to time-sensitive mail, email correspondence, and phone calls; manage and maintain calendar; oversee the daily schedule and assist in prioritizing tasks; liaise with artists and clients and address their requests; coordinate all travel and hotel arrangements and provide detailed itineraries; assist with special projects or requests as directed; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in an Executive Assistant role at a major art gallery, auction house or equivalent, excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills, knowledge of contemporary art and the ability to manage a diverse calendar of professional obligations. BA required. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and discreet professional with a career interest in the role. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume as a standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/6/2016

Senior Preparator & Building Manager, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned Art Gallery client we are seeking a Senior Preparator & Building Manager. The successful applicant will oversee and manage installations and viewings at the gallery and a satellite space; oversee national and international shipping; maintain databases; assist with condition reports and archival photography; oversee and assist with all shipping, packing and installation for art fairs; oversee all building maintenance; liaise with gallery staff, vendors, and contractors; provide top-level client support for viewings and at art fairs; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience as a with a major art gallery or auction house, familiarity with the latest services, methods and installation, packing and registration practices; experience with customs; experience overseeing and assisting part-time art handlers and other staff; and flexibility regarding evening hours. Outstanding interpersonal skills, past experience handling high-value and fragile works and the ability to work with a diverse range of personalities in a fast-paced and high pressure environment are a must. Professional presentation and demeanor, BA in art history or equivalent, US passport and driver's license and excellent communications, organizational and project management skills are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, priority-driven, forward-thinking and team-oriented professional. Salary DOE and benefits. Send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/6/2016

Curator, Corporate Collection, East Coast

 

For our significant and progressive corporate client with a strong commitment to arts and culture, we are seeking a highly-experienced curator to direct and oversee acquisitions, commissions and exhibitions for multiple offices and sites in the United States and abroad. The ideal candidate will have experience setting collecting strategies and policies in line with corporate goals and managing a team of curators and collections staff; extensive knowledge of international contemporary art and an established network within the global art world; the ability to work on multiple projects collaboratively; experience providing services to and sharing knowledge with a wide range of employees and constituents; and knowledge of museum standards of collections care are required. MA in Art History or related field; 8-10 years curatorial experience; and, the ability to travel extensively are required. Excellent communication skills, diplomacy and leadership ability are essential. Please send detailed cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of at least three references to: gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/5/2015

Client and Guest Services Associate
Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

For our internationally renowned Contemporary Art gallery client, we are seeking a Client and Guest Services Associate. The ideal applicant will have at least 7 years' experience in a gallery in a similar role and provide superlative customer service skills to all gallery visitors during daily office hours, openings, events and public and private programs and receptions. Duties include greeting and facilitating conversations with clients and visitors; answering and forwarding calls; support client presentations; coordinating gallery openings and events; processing sales catalogue orders and keeping inventory; maintaining lists and sending out mass mailings; overseeing and collecting incoming and outgoing mail; routine maintenance of artist and related files; general office and administrative support; and other duties as assigned. Excellent communications, organizational and phone skills and the ability to respond to and work with a broad range of queries, personalities and co-workers are essential. BA in Art History preferred; strong Microsoft Word experience and flexibility for some evening and weekend hours are required. An excellent position for an experienced professional with a career interest in a client services role who can manage a diverse schedule of tasks and events. Knowledge of and interest in arts and culture is essential. Salary DOE plus excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/5/2015

Head of Modern & Contemporary Art, Auction House, East Coast Location

 

For our celebrated auction house client we are seeking a Head of Modern & Contemporary Art. The successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and biannual schedule of auctions for Modern & Contemporary Art. Duties include: source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of Modern & Contemporary Art; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; oversee catalogue production and schedules; work with Business Development and Marketing Departments to determine and meet company and client goals; manage, train and mentor department staff; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international art market with a focus on Modern & Contemporary Art, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to lead and grow the department while performing in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; ability to authenticate work; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/26/2015

PR and Social Media Associate, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our distinguished art gallery client we are seeking a Gallery Associate. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of a strategic public relations plan and related social media outreach. Duties include: oversee PR and communications; strategize and implement gallery press plan; write and distribute press releases and support materials; liaise with and develop press contacts; oversee advertising and related budgets and schedules; manage and maintain all social media accounts; update website; oversee design and production of invitations; assist with planning and overseeing all openings, events and programs; respond to queries; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will have at least 3 years' experience with an art gallery or arts business with a focus on public relations, knowledge of art press and online platforms and excellent communications, time management and organizational skills. BA and knowledge of Photoshop and Microsoft Office required. An exciting opportunity for an outgoing and proactive professional to thrive in an team-oriented environment. Salary 45K and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/16/2015

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