Jobs, Volunteering, & Internships

From the beginning, the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) has been committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The KMA is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer. View open positions at the Katonah Museum of Art below. Application instructions are included in the description of each posting.


OPEN POSITIONS:

Executive Director
Guest Services Associate

Marketing and Publicity Associate
Volunteer Program
Internships

Executive Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), a non-profit cultural organization with a $1.4 million budget and a full-time staff of 11, is seeking its next Executive Director. The Executive Director is the principal executive of the Museum and its main ambassador and advocate. Among other duties, the Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Museum, including oversight of exhibitions and programming that will lead to deeper connections with art for the Museum’s visitors. The Executive Director is expected to ensure the Museum’s compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations for not-for-profit institutions. The successful candidate will be a demonstrated leader with a strong background in the arts, significant fundraising experience, financial and business acumen, and will have superb communication and management skills. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

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APPLICATION:Please direct resume and cover letter to jobs@katonahmuseum.org, with the subject line “Executive Director.” Submission of applications is encouraged by March 16th when application review will commence. 

The Katonah Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, gender, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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Guest Services Associate

At the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), Guest Services (GS) is committed to creating the best possible guest experience for seasoned audiences and new visitors alike. As front-line ambassadors, GS Associates provide assistance across in-person, phone, and online channels. They are valued members of the KMA team and participate in all audience engagement initiatives to create a welcoming, informed, inclusive, and safe environment for guests.

Guest Services Associates are highly motivated individuals who provide exceptional customer service during regular Museum hours and at select special events. GS Associates transact at the KMA’s Admission Desk, serve as gallery guards, and ensure that all public spaces are immaculately maintained. Well-versed in all Museum activities, they actively promote programs and events; respond to email, in-person, and phone inquiries; collect and report on visitor metrics; and support other administrative tasks. Candidates should be team players capable of working in a fast-paced professional environment. Preferred applicants will have previous customer service experience and an interest in the arts. The position requires attention to detail, punctuality, and availability on some weekends with occasional evenings for events. The schedule is flexible, Foreign languages a plus .
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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide superlative guest service to KMA guests
  • Effectively communicate with both guests and Museum colleagues.
  • Work closely with volunteers, docents, and fellow KMA staff.
  • Welcome and monitor school groups with Education Department.
  • Field emails and calls addressing KMA information.
  • Handle and reconcile daily admissions, store, and event sales.
  • Complete daily opening and closing activities.
  • Conduct regular walk-throughs of galleries and campus.
  • Ensure store, restrooms, and public spaces are clean and well-stocked.

 
APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and at least two references to jobs@katonahmuseum.org.

The Katonah Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, gender, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

 

Marketing and Publicity Associate

The Katonah Museum of Art, located 50 miles from midtown New York, seeks a dynamic and creative Marketing & Publicity Associate to coordinate and implement campaigns for this cultural organization in Westchester, NY. Promoting a rotating program of exhibitions, programs and events, the ideal candidate will have a deep interest in contemporary art, creative cultures and audience development. This role requires a talented and imaginative thinker who will develop the online presence of the KMA as well as maintain the Museum’s relationships within print journalism and marketing. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and writer and be responsible for stewarding the graphic identity and ‘voice’ of the KMA across all portals and media.
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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Marketing:

  • Refresh, oversee and manage institutional website.
  • Develop content (i.e. blogs, and newsletters) for print and digital outlets
  • Create and send bi-weekly email newsletter to mailing list, monthly e-news to members, and other emails as needed.
  • With graphic designer, ensure consistency in design and branding across print and digital channels.
  • Shape and implement messaging strategies towards unified profile and aligned communications plan.
  • Coordinate and oversee the editorial and quality assurance process with content creators, such as writers and web designers.
  • Attend regular meetings with partners – e.g. Community Chamber of Commerce.
  • Initiate new and deepen existing community relations/partners in concert with Development team.
  • Design and oversee select public programs to enhance audience engagement.


Publicity:

  • Oversee and maintain press list while forging new relationships in art specific media.
  • Author press releases and media alerts.
  • Oversee press campaigns – sending press release and listings information.
  • Construct and oversee archiving system to track press materials and PR hits using subscribed clipping services.
  • Ensure active use of social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
  • Arrange photography/videography of exhibitions and events to communicate KMA stories to stakeholders.


General:

  • Report to and collaborate with Museum’s Deputy Director to formulate marketing and publicity campaigns for Museum exhibitions, events, and programs.
  • Meet with colleagues in Curatorial, Education and Development on a regular basis to collect information for press releases, listings, and all other marketing and publicity needs.
  • Maintain and enforce master event, production, and publicity calendars.
  • Other related duties as tasked.


APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to jobs@katonahmuseum.org. Please include “Marketing/Publicity” in the subject line.

The Katonah Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, gender, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

 
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 Volunteer Program

Since its inception, the Katonah Museum of Art has folded volunteers into its fabric and has embraced the talent and valuable resources that the community so generously offers. In fact, the Museum’s origins began as a labor of love by a determined and enlightened group of able women who wanted to infuse art into the community’s daily life. Today, in that same spirit, the KMA is refreshing its volunteer program with opportunities for our community to get more involved in a variety of exciting ways that plays to the skills and interests of our members and neighbors. If you’re passionate about art and museums, or are simply looking for meaningful ways to contribute to a local non-profit, then the KMA might be just the place for you!

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Internships

The KMA provides supervised Museum internships designed collaboratively to meet the requirements for school credit. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer for community service credit. For information, contact the Education Department, 914-232-9555, ext. 2969.

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About the Katonah Museum of Art: Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates three to four exhibitions annually, covering a broad range of art and humanities topics. From the beginning, the KMA was committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The founders’ decision to be a non-collecting institution resulted in a dynamic and flexible exhibition program, which remains one of the most distinctive features of the KMA. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. Our Learning Center is the only interactive space in Westchester County where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Our outreach programs for the local Hispanic immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs. The KMA works intensively with schools and service organizations to develop literacy and assimilation skills among this population. Annual attendance is approximately 40,000 people.

The Katonah Museum of Art's programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from the Westchester County Government, as well as by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.