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:
Director of Development
Volunteer Program
Museum Education Intern (stipend)
Internships

Director of Development
SUMMARY:

The Katonah Museum of Art, located 45 miles from New York City in Westchester County, seeks Director of Development to partner with the Executive Director in stewarding all aspects of the organization’s financial support, including helping build support for and launching a capital campaign. The Director of Development is a key member of the Museum’s senior staff and a successful candidate will bring excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and a keen ability to prioritize within a creative work environment. They must be comfortable in dynamic social situations, meeting people as both an ambassador and key member of the organization.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Development and implementation of creative strategies to achieve fundraising goals for Individual and Institutional Giving by cultivating and stewarding individual and institutional donor base
  • Active cultivation and stewarding of upper level donors, as well as robust research, identification and cultivation of prospective donor
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage annual Trustee and Advisory Board giving goals
  • Development and management of annual income strategies and budgets from all solicitation efforts
  • Supervise Development Department Staff: Data Coordinator/Development Assistant, Special Events Coordinator and Guest Services Co-Supervisors
  • Work with Executive Director and Finance Department in creating annual Museum budget
  • Working with a freelance grant writer to oversee and maintain the Institutional Grants calendar, craft/edit or assist other Staff members with all major institutional and government funding proposals, track reporting deadlines and submit all grant applications
  • Work collaboratively with the curatorial and education departments to effectively use the Museum’s exhibition and programs to create fundraising opportunities
  • In partnership with the Marketing and Communications Manager, create and execute Annual Fund and direct mail appeals, as well as other cultivation and fundraising events
  • With assistance from Data Coordinator/Development Assistant prepare gift acknowledgments and appropriate stewardship for funded projects, including grant reporting
  • Manage Special Events Coordinator to execute annual gala and slate of cultivation events from initial planning to final assessment including P&L
  • Oversee Data Coordinator/Development Assistant in organizing and maintaining eTapestry donor & member database
  • Support and attend all public programs and events, including on nights and weekends

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three years of development and/or fundraising experience, with demonstrated track record of securing major gifts
  • Facility with donor database management and utilization, preferably eTapestry
  • Strategic thinker with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Collegial team player; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with basic budget and P&L creation
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills

APPLICATION:

  • Interested candidates should submit:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Major gift or campaign strategy successfully developed and executed
  • Salary expectations

·      Please submit above to jobs@katonahmuseum.org.  Please include “Director of Development” in the subject line.

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!

To find out more click here.

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Communications/Public Relations InternshipSUMMARY:

Our internship program was created with the intention of continuing to evaluate ways in which we can enhance the visibility of the Museum’s programs to attract a diverse audience – the overarching goal being to to build a program that serves students’ educational and professional development needs. Our aim is to nurture up‐and‐coming public relations professionals by offering a unique opportunity to work with a team that develops innovative programs that support the Museum’s growth.

Work With a Non-Profit Organization. The Katonah Museum of Art promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts for diverse audiences. The Museum presents exhibitions that explore ideas about art, culture, and society – past and present – through innovative exhibition and education programs. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for member schools. Our Learning Center is an interactive space in Westchester County where children can come to explore and create art. Our outreach programs for the local Hispanic immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs. The Museum has been a vibrant arts provider and notable community asset for over sixty years. Our community values the intimacy of the KMA, embraces the importance of early arts exposure for children, shares a desire to enhance the Museum’s exhibitions and programs with increasingly dynamic and innovative programs and is committed to the Museum serving as an important cultural destination.

Gain Experience. The Public Relations Intern will gain meaningful, real‐world experience in key areas such as research, planning, implementation and evaluation. They can expect to develop confidence and marketable skills by engaging in or assisting with many of the following activities:

  • Providing assistance with media announcements and events
  • Preparing news releases and press materials
  • Monitoring earned media coverage using the latest research tools
  • Developing lists for targeted press outreach
  • Maintaining the Museum’s media database
  • Interacting regularly with key press, pitching stories and replying to press inquiries

Qualifications:

  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Katonah Museum of Art and the audiences we serve

Schedule: Onsite 1-2 times/week (M-F, 9 – 5 PM); average 8 hours/wk.

Wage/ Salary: Unpaid; a small stipend for travel expenses, a formal evaluation or recommendation for program credit and acknowledgement in any publication resulting from their work could also be arranged.

Application Instructions: If interested please submit a cover letter and resume to cholder@katonahmuseum.org.

 Museum Education Internship

The Katonah Museum of Art seeks a Museum Education Intern for September 2018 – June 2019 to be part of the KMA Education team to assist with, learn from, develop, and facilitate programing geared toward family and youth bilingual audiences. The internship provides a valuable opportunity to partner with experienced educators on curriculum design and facilitation of early childhood and family programs, as well as the implementation of engagement efforts for immigrant and Latino audiences.  

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES / PROJECTS:

  • Attend docent training sessions and prepare to assist with and lead school tours for pre-k – grade 2 audiences for fall and spring exhibitions.
     
  • Support ArteJuntos/ArtTogether Family Art and Literacy initiatives: 
    Taught in both Spanish and English, this multi-session family literacy program utilizes artworks and concepts from KMA’s exhibitions as primary source material for art-making activities and inquiry-based discussions. The program takes place at the KMA, as well as preschool classrooms and community organizations, and culminates in an exhibition of participants work.

o   Assist with on and off site facilitation of art workshops and gallery visits for bilingual youth and family audiences

o   Develop projects and gallery activities related to exhibitions on view

o   Assist with preparation of art materials for on and off site programs, and culminating exhibitions

o   Photo document program and assist in preparations for culminating exhibition of students’ work.

  • Assist with Park School Integrated Arts Program (PSIA)
    A three-part integrated arts program conducted with 13 pre-K classrooms in Park Elementary School, Ossining NY.

o   Under the guidance of Helena Vidal, KMA’s  Outreach Consultant, prepare lessons and materials, facilitate select sessions

o   Lead tours for pre-K and Kindergarten groups 

  • Help develop and facilitate family programs including Imagine it! Afterschool activities (1 per month), Family Days in the fall and spring, artist-led workshops, and drop-in projects on school vacation days.  Support program documentation and evaluation efforts for on and offsite programs

Supervisors: Margaret Adasko, Curator of Education; Helena Vidal, ArteJuntos Project Manager and Outreach Consultant.

Qualifications:  Seeking undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in museum education.  Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, public speaking experience, and demonstrated experience working with youth. Experience in arts education, Museum education, or early education fields preferred. Spanish language skills a plus.

Compensation: $100/week stipend, approx. 36 weeks. 

Timing: October, 2018 – June, 2019; Average 16 hrs/week; Occasional weekend time

Application: Please send resume and cover letter to madasko@katonahmuseum.org

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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. 2985.

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.

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