JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Laumeier Sculpture Park has occasional opportunities for full-time and part-time employment, frequent opportunities for seasonal employment and ongoing internship opportunities in a variety of areas.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Laumeier does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. Laumeier is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.


FULL-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES

VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER

The Visitor Experience Manager is responsible for overall management of all activities related to enhancing visitor experience at the Park, with an emphasis on ensuring welcoming, positive, and stress-free encounters. This is a new position, allowing the hire to play an important role in shaping visitor experience in significant ways, therefore we seek someone who is prepared to tackle a start-up role. The Visitor Experience Manager is a full-time, salaried position with benefits that reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

·       Responsible for the overall excellence of the visitor experience throughout Laumeier Sculpture Park’s indoor and outdoor spaces, focusing on creating a welcoming environment, enabling stress-free and positive experiences, and training a professional staff prepared to serve visitor needs.

·       Develops and institutes policies and procedures to ensure exemplary visitor experiences.

·       Prepares, tracks, and maintains Visitor Experience department budgets.

·       Manages the day-to-day operations of the Park’s Visitor Center.

·       Manages the staffing of the Visitor Center during regular business hours, and collaborates with department heads to schedule necessary staff for special events outside of regular hours.

·       Hiring, training, and scheduling of paid and volunteer positions (such as Museum Guides, interns, docents, volunteers). Ensures that all staff and volunteers are prepared to communicate effectively and accurately with visitors.

·       Manages Gracie’s Shop (the Park’s retail shop), including selecting, stocking, and selling merchandise and overseeing consignments.

·       Manages the development of the Park’s day-to-day food and beverage concessions.

·       Tracks visitation and provides data reports. Manages the development and implementation of visitor surveys and other initiatives to gather feedback, demographics, and data on visitors.

·       Ensures effective communication with the public. Will oversee the implementation of planned updates to improve signage and wayfinding (future initiative).

·       Collaborates with departments such as Development, Education, Communications, Curatorial, and Special Events on events, programs, and other initiatives.

·       Collaborates with employees of St. Louis County Parks Department on facility needs, volunteers, and other issues related to visitor experience.

·       Responsible for addressing visitor complaints and issues, working with appropriate staff to ensure resolutions in a timely manner.

·       Responsible for the management of the visitor service-related technology and software.

·       Available to work occasional nights and/or weekends as required.

Qualifications + Skills

·       Bachelor’s degree.

·       Proven experience in administration, public relations, retail, hospitality, customer service, or a related field. Museum or park experience is especially welcome.

·       Excellent organizational, managerial and leadership skills are required.

·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are crucial.

·       Proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Freedcamp. Experience with Visitor Services software or data integration. Experience in data analysis and reporting.

·       An entrepreneurial approach.

·      Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize projects and keep multiple initiatives moving forward simultaneously.

·      Must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

·      Ability to keep the big picture in mind while also paying close attention to details.

·      Ability to resolve sensitive issues and solve problems.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Julia Norton at jnorton@laumeier.org. No phone calls, please.

Search timing

Immediate start date possible. Position open until filled.

Laumeier is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

The Special Events Coordinator assists with the execution of Laumeier’s Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day weekend and other events hosted by the Park. This position also coordinates the organization’s facility rental program, including weddings, corporate parties and other private events. The Special Events Coordinator is a part-time, permanent position, reporting directly to the Special Events Manager.


Education + Experience

·      Bachelor’s degree required

·      Experience in wedding planning preferred

·      Nonprofit work experience preferred

·      Experience in special events planning, fundraising and relationship building

Qualifications + Skills

·         Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

·         Excellent organizational skills, with a particular ability to prioritize projects and keep multiple initiatives moving forward simultaneously

·         Ability to pay close attention to detail, while also keeping the big picture in mind

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·         Ability to “think on your feet” and react quickly, effectively and calmly to unexpected changes

·         Possession of leadership skills and negotiation skills

·         Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs

·         Basic graphic design experience required

·         Comfortable working with a variety of people, including internal staff and volunteers, external vendors and clients, and the general public

Duties + Responsibilities

·         Assist with the planning and coordination of Laumeier-hosted special events, including the Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day weekend, The Big Dinner in September and more

·         Serve as the point person for Artist Relations for Laumeier events, including maintaining an artist database, monitoring artist applications, communicating with artists, administering surveys, organizing and maintaining files, and cultivating relationships with artists year-round

·         Oversee on-site staff, volunteers and Artist Relations processes during events

·         Assist with gathering supplies, soliciting donations and filling needs for events

·         Assist with vendor relations and equipment rentals for all events

·         Serve as the on-site coordinator for Laumeier’s event rental program as necessary (requires the ability to work flexible evening and weekend hours)

·         Respond to inquiries for the event rental program, including conducting site visits and planning meetings

·         Assist with planning and maintaining schedules and deliveries for event rentals

·         Provide graphic design support to the Special Events Department, including event layouts and diagrams

·         Organize and clean event supplies; maintain event storage and inventories

·         Collaborate and maintain a good working relationship with our operating partner, St. Louis County Parks

·         Attend meetings and work exhibition openings and other events as required

·         Provide occasional administrative support as required

·         Perform other related duties as required and additional duties as assigned

Physical Demands

·      Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

·      Ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop and reach for long periods of time

·      Must be able to work outdoors at events

Salary Range

$15 per hour, 20-29 hours per week

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Scott Layne, Special Events Manager, at slayne@laumeier.org. No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline

Immediate start date possible. Position open until filled.


DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Laumeier Sculpture Park seeks a Development Associate who will advance the mission of the organization by providing excellent and energetic fundraising support.  This is a part-time (20 hours per week) staff position reporting to the Deputy Director. The Development Associate will support the Executive Director and Deputy Director as a member of the Development team and will also work closely with the Special Events Department and Marketing Manager.    

 

Duties + Responsibilities

·      Provide support for the cultivation and stewarding of major donors

·      Manage Laumeier’s membership program

·      Maintain a grant calendar

·      Assist with preparation of grant proposals and reports 

·      Assist in preparation, execution and guest relations for fundraising events 

·      Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors

·      Work with Marketing Manager to coordinate department mailings 

·      Support the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Special Events Manager as needed—and perform other duties as required 

Qualifications + Skills

·      Bachelor’s degree 

·      Minimum of five years of work experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization 

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills

·      Strong organization, problem-solving, and analytical skills 

·      Must be familiar and comfortable working with the public 

·      Commitment to excellence and high standards 

·      Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, flexibility and a positive outlook 

·      Acute attention to detail 

·      Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of various teams and committees

·      Proficiency at Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook required. Familiarity with Donor Perfect and Constant Contact a plus. 

Additional Requirements

·      Must be available to work some evenings and weekends as required.

·      Possession of a valid driver’s license required

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Start Date: Immediate 

Position open until filled.  

How to Apply: Candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and a resume to Stacy West, Deputy Director, swest@laumeier.org   Please include your name and the words “Development Associate” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  


ART STUDIO INSTRUCTORS

Art Studio Instructors provide classes and workshops in drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, textiles and sculpture to audiences of all ages. Applications for part-time Art Studio Instructors are accepted on an ongoing basis to fill existing class and workshops offerings.

A bachelor’s degree in art education, studio art, design, architecture or related field and teaching experience required.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and three references to:  sharford@laumeier.org OR Studio Practice Coordinator, Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO  63127.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internships at Laumeier offer students the opportunity to collaborate closely with staff members and contribute in their particular area of focus. Applicants seeking to obtain college credit for internships should arrange to do so through their university prior to beginning the internship; credit cannot be guaranteed by Laumeier. Applicants should plan to commit 10–15 hours per week at Laumeier for the duration of the internship, with flexible hours to allow for school, part-time work and other commitments.


Marketing Intern Description

The Marketing Department is accepting applications for seasonal Marketing Interns. One unpaid internship is available each semester: Fall (September–December), Spring (January–April) and Summer (May–August). Please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Jamie Vishwanat, Marketing & Communications Manager, at jvishwanat@laumeier.org. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.


Preparator Intern Description

The Curatorial Department is accepting applications for seasonal Preparator Interns. One unpaid internship is available each semester: Fall (September–December), Spring (January–April) and Summer (May–August). Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and letter of reference to Marty Linson, Chief Preparator, at mlinson@laumeier.org. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.