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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

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Current Opportunities

Director of Advancement (Full Time)

The Staten Island Museum is partnering with A. D. Hamingson & Associates in the search for a fundraising leader to join a dedicated team to accomplish the organization’s financial goals and foster relationships with donors, funders, government representatives, and supporters to fulfill the museum’s cultural mission role in the Staten Island community and beyond.

The Staten Island Museum seeks a dynamic and motivated Director of Advancement to partner with the President/CEO and Board Development Committee to raise funds for the museum’s $2 Million annual operating budget. The Director of Advancement plans, implements, and sustains a comprehensive annual fundraising program and communications strategy for the museum. The Director of Advancement is the chief fundraising role for the organization and an essential member of the museum leadership team. Instrumental to the museum’s sustainability and growth, this dynamic leader contributes to the institution’s strategic direction.

Museum Fellow (part time, 21 hours/week)

The Museum Fellow program at the Staten Island Museum is designed to provide opportunities to access paid work in museums and to offer mentorship for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the cultural field. This is an excellent opportunity for college students and those early in their career to gain meaningful experience working in a museum to develop pertinent skills for their career path.

For 2022/23, the Museum Fellow will focus on Exhibitions and Programs and support the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs with the development and production of the Museum’s seasonal programming, featuring events for adults and family audiences, as well aid in the development and production of new exhibitions. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience in producing public programs and exhibitions from ideation to execution and evaluation.

Per- Diem Educator

Seeking highly motivated, energetic educators for the museum’s growing education department. The Museum offers programs on-site, in NYC classrooms and greenspaces on art, history, and science. Reporting to the Manager of Education, per-diem educators lead inquiry based lessons and workshops for children beginning with Pre-K and beyond. Training is provided.

Visitor Services Associate (part-time, hourly)

The Visitor Services Associate handles all front desk functions with additional duties as requested. Reporting to the Manager of Visitor Services, the Visitor Services Associate is responsible for creating a welcoming experience for all guests. Operating as a brand ambassador and representing the museum by employing exemplary customer service practices, the VSA’s primary responsibilities include: processing admissions, answering the main telephone line, offering basic exhibit interpretation, providing concierge services, selling memberships and museum store merchandise and, supporting museum events.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Visitor Services Associate has the additional responsibility of ensuring the health and safety of all stakeholders during operating hours by following policies and protocols established by museum leadership and the Reopening Task Force.

Weekend Floor Manager, Part Time

The Weekend Floor Manager will provide leadership for the Visitor Services, Security and Facilities teams during COVID-19 operating hours and when regular operations resume. The Floor Manager may be asked to provide coverage for the Manager of Visitor
Services on Saturdays. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Floor Manager has the additional responsibility of ensuring the health and
safety of all stakeholders during operating hours by following policies and protocols established by museum leadership and the Reopening Task Force. For more information and to apply please see the full description by clicking the button below.

Internships

Staten Island Museum has a longstanding tradition of engaging volunteers and providing enriching student internships throughout the organization. Volunteers are a key part of the Museum’s operations whether facilitating public programs, supporting special events, providing docent tours or providing community outreach. To support student internships, the Museum partners with organizations such as Studio Institute and CUNY Cultural Corps to provide students with exposure to careers in the arts.

Internship and volunteer opportunities will be announced upon availability.

Please contact Reneé Bushelle at 718-483-7134 for more information.