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Jobs & Internships

Current Openings

Curatorial Fellowship
May 2014−May 2015

Wave Hill offers a one-year fellowship that is an excellent opportunity for an individual to work in a multi-disciplinary cultural organization and gain experience in the visual arts.  The arts at Wave Hill encompass contemporary exhibitions in the galleries, concerts indoors and out, a winter workspace program and arts-related public programs. This position offers a recent college graduate significant mentorship and learning opportunities to work as a curatorial assistant and exhibition interpreter. The Fellow provides administrative support for the department, works in the gallery one day each week and provides exhibition tours for the public and organized groups of adults and families.

Requirements

We seek an individual who is knowledgeable about contemporary art and interested in curating, who is motivated and has a high level of enthusiasm. The position requires well-developed research, written and oral communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop. The successful candidate must be well organized, pay strict attention to details and deadlines, and be able to manage several projects at once, with excellent interpersonal skills to communicate professionally with staff and public. Experience giving public tours, enthusiasm for New York City’s diverse cultural resources, and previous office experience are assets.

 

Recommended Education
BA in Art History or Studio Art or related major


Fellowship Duration
May 2014–May 2015

 

Salary

$13.50 an hour for a 7-hour workday (not including lunch), 5 days a week. Schedule must include Tuesday and Saturday, occasional Sundays.

 

To Apply

 Send a cover letter, a résumé, writing sample (five pages maximum) and three references with contact information to:

Director of Arts, Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY  10471 

 fellowship@wavehill.org

Fax: 718-884-8952

 

No calls, pleae.                

EOE


 

 

Staff Accountant

Reporting to Wave Hill's Deputy Director, the Staff Accountant is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting. This includes:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements
  • Assist with preparing the annual operating budget and quarterly budget projections
  • Submit monthly, quarterly and annual financial and operational reports to the Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Assist with year-end W-2, 1099 reporting and filing of quarterly sales taxes
  • Assist with the year-end financial audit, and prepare footnotes for audited report
  • Enter bi-weekly payroll into ADP and reconcile quarterly payroll reports to general ledger
  • Prepare budgets and financial reports for grants
  • Reconcile monthly endowment accounts
  • Assist with weekly accounting responsibilities as needed, and serve as back-up to other department staff

Requirements

A graduate degree in Accounting and a minimum of two years of accounting experience are required.  Knowledge of MAS90 accounting software is helpful. The candidate must have strong communication skills.  He or she must also be able to devote meticulous attention to detail, deal respectfully with confidential matters and display a professional demeanor and positive attitude.

Salary

This position offers excellent salary and benefits.

Start Date

The start date is Spring, 2014.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to the Deputy Director of Wave Hill at businessoffice@wavehill.org, or send them in the mail to:

Deputy Director
Wave Hill
675 West 252 Street
Bronx, NY 10471

No phone calls                                             

EOE



Security Officer

As a member of the Visitor Services Department, the Security Officer plays an integral role in helping to provide a positive visitor experience. The Security Officer position reports directly to the Security Supervisor. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Enforce Wave Hills rules and regulations. 
  • Patrol the grounds.
  • Set up conference facilities and equipment for public and private events  .
  • Take responsibility for in-house mail delivery.
  • Perform some custodial duties during inclement weather.

Qualifications     

  • New York-certified with at least one year of experience in the security field
  • Background in fire prevention or NYC Fire Guard a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Experience in a public garden or cultural institution preferable
  • Enthusiastic, self motivated and able to interact with the public and staff
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment, including folding tables, chairs and boxes
  • Must be able to work varied hours, including weekends

Salary

  • This part-time position offes a wage range of $10.00 to $12.50 per hour based on experience.

To Apply 

Send resume and cover letter by email to visitorservices@wavehill.org.

No phone calls        

EOE


High School Programs Coordinator

14–month Fellowship

Wave Hill is seeking a Coordinator to assist with its middle and high school education programs. Reporting to the Forest Project Manager, the Coordinator will assist in planning, administering and teaching all aspects of programs for teens, including the new Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM), the Forest Project, and School Programs. This position is ideal for a current graduate student or recent college graduate and requires a flexible schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with supervising four Crew Leaders and 25 interns for the Forest Project, and eight WERM students
  • Work with the Forest Project management team and Lehman College faculty to develop and implement field-study research projects for students in GIS and Environmental Science courses
  • Work with WERM students during the academic year, assisting with planning and implementing workshops and accompanying students to offsite presentations and projects
  • Plan, prepare and teach onsite lessons for middle and high school students
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment, including school visits and career fairs
  • Assist manager with administrative duties, as well as with planning for activities, special projects and field studies and documenting work through blogs, videos, social media and photography

Requirements 

  • Current enrollment as a current graduate student or recent graduatation with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues
  • Strong knowledge of forest restoration, the natural areas of New York City, field data collection methods and GIS technology
  • Ability to work outdoors with little supervision and to perform labor-intensive tasks
  • Experience working with teenagers in educational and supervisory roles
  • Enthusiasm,  good organization skills, strong interpersonal skills and flexibility in handling different situations
  • Significant college-level coursework in the following areas:  natural resources, ecology, plant science, environmental science and GIS
  • Ability to make a 14-month commitment and a flexible schedule during the academic year (September to June)
  • Drivers license required

Wages

Commensurate with experience: $11.00–$13.00 per hour                                   

Employment Dates and schedule

June 2, 2014–August 21, 2015   

Summer 2014 and 2015:  Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
September 2014–May 2015: Approximately 25 hrs per week

To Apply

Click here to submit your cover letter and resume

No phone calls

EOE


Crew Leader–Forest Project

Summer 2014

Wave Hill’s is seeking current college students to lead crews of high school interns in carrying out ecological restoration work in Wave Hill’s woodlands.  Crew Leaders are responsible for developing a restoration plan for their site and for day-to-day management of their assigned crew. Crew Leaders report to the Forest Project Manager to ensure that goals are met, and that interns are working to their highest potential. Two weeks of paid orientation and training are provided.

The Forest Project provides a unique paid internship opportunity for 25 local high school students. Led by Crew Leaders, Forest Project interns help do ecological restoration work on Wave Hill’s eight acres of woodland. They experience a rich combination of field work, academic training, guest speakers and field trips to diverse ecological sites. Through a collaboration with CUNY Lehman College, interns take a course in plant science or geographic information systems. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with Forest Project Manager to develop a restoration plan for assigned site, and manage its implementation
  • Lead a crew of six to seven interns in field work, data collection, team building and educational activities
  • Maintain an open, friendly and productive dynamic within the crew
  • Document work through blogs, videos, social media and photography
  • Assist manager with administrative duties, as well as planning for activities, special projects, and field studies

Requirements 

  • Enrollment as a current undergraduate student with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues
  • Basic knowledge of forest restoration with eagerness and motivation to learn more, as needed, throughout the summer  
  • Ability to work outdoors with little supervision, and to perform labor-intensive tasks
  • Enthusiasm, good organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and flexibility in handling different situations
  • Significant college-level coursework in one or more of the following areas:  natural resources, ecology, plant science, environmental science or GIS

Wages                                  

Commensurate with experience: $10.00–$12.00 per hour

Employment Dates and schedule

June 10–August 20, 2014: Monday–Friday, 9am–4:30pm

This includes training and post-program wrap up.                                                   

To Apply               

Click here to submit your cover letter and resume 

No phone calls

EOE


Family Art Project Intern

School Year 2014-2015

Responsibilities

This is a year-long position that provides qualified high school or college students with opportunities to learn and practice skills such as working with the public, handling different art materials and techniques and being part a dynamic team of educators. He or she assists at the Family Art Project, a long-running and well-attended weekend drop-in program. Interns have an important role in helping shape the experience of the families who attend. Interns assist in setting up, preparing for, cleaning up after and directly facilitating the Family Art Project to children and adults. The content, theme and materials are nature- and seasonally-based and change every week.  The schedule is approximately four days per month, Saturdays and/or Sundays, as assigned by the Intern Coordinator. The hours are 9am–4pm.

Qualifications
• Desire to work with families
• Interest and enthusiasm for the arts
• Ability and willingness to handle all maintenance tasks related to set-up and clean-up of the project
• Flexible, team player
• Outgoing personality and interest in developing leadership skills

Requirements
• High school sophomore through college junior
• Experience working with children
• Regular weekend availability

Salary
This is a 12 month position, with an opportunity to renew for an additional year. The stipend is $8.00/hour, for an average of 28 hours per month, Saturdays and/or Sundays.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to education@wavehill.org Please put Family Art Project Internship in the header.
No calls please.
EOE