Jobs & Internships

EMPLOYMENT

See listings for current employment opportunities below. Click to learn more about a position. Please contact heckschercareers@gmail.com with any questions. No phone calls, please. 

The Heckscher Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Part-time (30 hours/week)
$75k-$100k salary commensurate with skills and experience

Overview:

Opportunity for a part-time contracted position for an Interim Director of Development. The Interim Director of Development will work with existing Museum team members, at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island, to manage and implement Development Department activities for the remainder of fiscal year 2024. Contract time period June 3, 2024 – November 15, 2024 with opportunity for extension. While not all job responsibilities require candidate to be on-site, the candidate will need to be able to be on-site at least once a week. Scope of work to be negotiated/determined in detail at time of contract. Work estimated to be, on average, 30 hours a week. Contract can be negotiated on an hourly, weekly, or monthly retainer basis. Salary range of $75K-$100K, depending on scope of work and commensurate on experience.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Museum and is supported by a Development Manager and PR/Communications Associate. Department coordinates with staff from other departments including Education, Visitor Experience, Collections and Exhibitions, Operations, and Facilities. The IDOD will ensure the Museum Development department meets (or exceeds) current fundraising goals, set out for fiscal year 2024. Tentative contract timing for the position is June–November 2024 (with flexibility on start date). Working closely with the Executive Director, Development staff, and the Board of Directors, the IDOD will grow revenue by cultivating key donor relationships and working with the development staff team to implement currently planned 2024 fundraising events, with emphasis on the Museum’s annual Celebrate Achievement Benefit, scheduled for October 19, 2024.

Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a successful track record of seven to ten years of experience
    in nonprofit fundraising – including with six figure gifts and large-scale events.
    ● Excellent team leadership skills, including hiring, coaching, developing staff and fostering
    a positive, collaborative environment.
    ● Skillful at strengthening and building strong and lasting relationships, with new and existing donors, networking, and stewarding a portfolio of contacts.
    ● Connected to network of individual donors, corporate contacts and vendors on Long Island.
    ● Adept at leading communications and marketing across a broad array of channels, and
    the ability to serve as an ambassador for the Museum.
    ● Successful track record reporting to C-level and working with nonprofit boards of directors.
    ● Excellent writing, project planning, project management, and budgeting skills.
    ● High level of professionalism, integrity, diplomacy, and accountability.
    ● Knowledge of and commitment to arts and community-centered programming.
    ● Ability to work well independently and collaboratively as a team player.
    ● Lifelong learner.
    ● Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor and CRM databases.
    ● CFRE certification and/or grant writing and reporting experience a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the development lead, working closely with the Executive Director, development staff, and Board of Directors to successfully execute development plans for 2024.
    ● Manage portfolio of current major donors and major institutional gifts/grants, leverage external stakeholders to secure resources to advance the mission of the organization.
    ● Provide general oversight of the organization’s contributed revenue activities, operations, and plan, monitor and review the success of activities through coordination with staff.
    ● Work with the development staff, development committee, and benefit committee to ensure the Museum’s Celebrate Achievement Benefit (scheduled for October 19th) is a success. This includes working with the staff and event committee on event planning and implementation; vendor coordination and management; event budget management; proactively working to attract new sponsors and new attendees to the event; serve as on-site event coordinator on October 19th, at the event held at Water’s Edge in Centerport; ensure the event runs smoothly, is engaging, entertaining, and meets its fundraising goals. Work with Development Manager on pre-event activities, as well as post event wrap up.
  • Support development staff and executive leadership of the Museum, with annual fund and membership/donor cultivation events and activities, planned for the remainder of calendar year 2024,
  • Collaborate with communications team to develop brand awareness and strengthen visibility amongst funding partners and the community, creating a pipeline of potential donors.

The successful candidate will have a personal commitment to the Museum’s mission and will be an experienced fundraiser, team leader and supportive team player. They will provide
executive-level leadership and seamlessly transition between leading efforts and tasks; and collaborating on initiatives cross departmentally, with colleagues and board members. They will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and competencies in effectively cultivating long-lasting relationships, developing and executing fundraising strategies, and seamlessly moving donors through the gifting process. Additionally, they will build upon the momentum generated in the last few years through the Museum’s strategic plan and be energized by playing a collaborative role in establishing and growing the direction of the Museum moving forward into the future.

The Interim Director of Development position is structured to be a part-time, contracted position, approximately 30 hours a week, June 1, 2024-November 15, 2024 with potential for renewal/extension. The position will require attendance at events outside of M-F 9-5 standard hours on occasion. The Interim DOD is welcome to apply to the full-time permanent Director of Development position. The DOD search which will be conducted and managed by an outside search firm during summer/fall 2024.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to arnet@heckscher.org
No phone calls please.

MUSEUM GUARD
Part-time
$18-20/hour

Supervisor: Building & Grounds Superintendent or, in their absence, the Senior Security Officer in-charge.

Supervises: Other part-time museum guards when designated by the Building & Grounds Superintendent or the Executive Director as the senior museum guard in-charge.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid New York State security guard registration card.
  • High School diploma, at least 18 years old, no prior conviction for a serious offense.
  • Responsibility, dependability, and timeliness a must.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public and coworkers.
  • Ability to stand and/or patrol for extended periods on a hard floor surface.
  • Visual acuity, alertness, and attention to detail in monitoring museum activity.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to complete incident and other job-related reports.
  • Ability to set-up tables, chairs, and audio-visual equipment for programs, and conduct other similar moderate lifting.
  • Must be willing to perform minor janitorial tasks to ensure public safety.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume, including contact information for two professional or academic references to Ken Moss, Building & Grounds Superintendent, at facilities.heckscher@gmail.com.  No phone calls please.

Compensation: $18-20/hour

INTERNSHIPS

The Heckscher Museum of Art has a variety of internship opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students seeking practical experience in various aspects of museum studies. These are usually unpaid positions, unless otherwise indicated, and some may be available only seasonally. Depending upon the desired duration of the internship, it may be possible to combine several projects in order to obtain a broader experience.

CURATORIAL INTERN/DIGITIZATION INTERN
In-person, volunteer position
Start and end date to be discussed, as well as days of week and hours.

Reports to: Curatorial Assistant

The Curatorial Intern is responsible for the digitization of analog scrapbooks at
The Heckscher Museum of Art. This digitization will support the maintenance of a proper archive of
Heckscher press and Museum history. The Curatorial Intern will gain hands-on experience in
digitizing and archiving collection materials, and will learn about the behind-the-scenes workings of
the Curatorial department. They will also have an opportunity to write an article for publication on
the Heckscher’s website.

General Responsibilities
● Digitization of analog scrapbooks
● Organize and maintain digital files
● Write at least one article for The Heckscher’s website using the digitized materials
● Other projects to support Curatorial Assistant as needed

Qualifications
● Interest in archives, art, history, or museums
● Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
● Digital literacy
● Must be able to work independently

To Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to: rosen@heckscher.org. Please reference the internship title
in the subject line of your email.

 

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