Jobs & Internships
Events and Special Projects Manager
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Events and Special Projects Manager has responsibilities to:
- Develop strategy for annual cultivation, donor, and fundraising events to increase revenue and membership in collaboration with Director of Development
- Plan, coordinate and manage development, solicitation, and production of annual spring gala and gardeners’ benefit, auction and plant sale.
- Maintain working relationships with volunteer board and committee groups for high-profile Wave Hill benefit events.
- Solicit corporate sponsorships and coordinate sponsor/donor recognition and participation for sponsored events and projects.
- Plan, coordinate and manage annual membership events including the Members Picnic, Cocktails in the Garden and the Members’ Holiday Event
- Develop new fund-raising, profile-raising or brand development annual events for specially targeted audiences, such as families, teens or young adults/young patrons.
- Plan and manage annual donor dinners as well as small cultivation dinners and receptions.
- Maintain working relationships with outside event and production vendors.
- Provide production support to the various departments for on-site and off-site events, such as the Horticultural Lecture Series and street fairs.
- Plan, coordinate and manage VISTA Society events and create mailings in order to increase awareness and membership
- Must have 5+ years of experience in event production and fund-raising; experience working with event sponsors a plus.
- Must be able to multi-task and be extremely well organized and reliable.
- Must have strong computer skills: Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency required.
- Should have demonstrable interest and/or experience in horticulture; out-door programming and arts and culture.
- College degree required.
How to apply:
- Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to: email@example.com
- No calls please.
Excellent benefits package
Perkins Visitor Center Greeter
- Welcomes Wave Hill visitors and provides seasonal information and answers to general visitor questions
- Collects and enters weekly visitor statistics in Excel spreadsheet program
- Prepares monthly reports and analysis of visitor statistic information
- Processes membership applications and coordinates with Membership Department
- Handles program registration interfacing with Public Programming Staff
- Processes concert ticket orders coordinating with Performing Arts Staff
- Ensures that brochures in the Visitor Center are properly stocked
- Provide coverage in shop and Wave Hill House on an as needed basis
- Must be outgoing, friendly, and have excellent customer service skills.
- Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must be a well organized and responsible individual.
- Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and email programs.
- P.O.S. experience preferred.
- Interest in plants and gardening a plus.
- Weekend availability and schedule flexibility a plus.
- Variable schedules for 2 candidates: Tuesday through Thursday, and Friday through Sunday. Hours are 9:00 -5:00 plus additional hours or days during special events.
- The position pays hourly and there are no Wave Hill benefits.
- Send resume and cover letter via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- No calls please.
Family Art Project Intern
(Starts late Summer 2013)
This year-long position provides qualified high school or college students with opportunities to learn and practice such skills as working with the public, handling different art materials and techniques and being part a dynamic team of educators. Interns assist 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. They 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 three days per month, Saturdays and/or Sundays, as assigned by the Intern Coordinator. The hours are 9AM–4PM. This position is a key part of a team of interns and educators who develop and lead the programs.
• 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
• Flexible, team player
• Outgoing personality and interest in developing leadership skills
• High school sophomore through college junior
• Experience working with children
• Regular weekend availability
This is a 12 month position, with an opportunity to renew for an additional year. The stipend is $7.25/hour, for an average of 21 hours per month, Saturdays and/or Sundays.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and put Family Art Project Internship in the header.
No calls please.